Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Daisy's and a Lady Bug Embroidery...

I first posted about this embroidery in May. Well, here it is finished. I will be posting a pattern soon.

I hope you are all enjoying your day...


Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Veggies and Flowers...

For the most part, I am really happy with the way things are "growing" out in my backyard. My tomatoes are doing very good and I am starting to get little Anaheim Chilies. My flowers are really doing well too. Even my hydrangea bush is doing well. I have always gotten flowers on it, but the summer it is bigger than it's ever been. I am a little worried about my zucchini plant though. It is getting flowers but it's not getting any bigger then the last pictures I shared with you. And the leaves are a little yellow. Earlier today I went online to see what I could find in the way of help. My husband had zucchini plants on the side yard when he was a kid. He told me that they grew like crazy. So I knew I was doing something wrong. Well, hopefully what I learned today will help me out.

I have really enjoyed my weekend and I hope you have too. If you have time, you should take a little trip over to Prettee Craftee's blog, she is having a great giveaway.


Monday, June 18, 2012

Yarn, Fabric and Patterns...

I must apologize - I have been away for a while, reading. It really is sad that a book can control so much of a persons free time as it has done mine, but...

I did have a fun girl's day out this past friday with my friend Penny. We went out antiquing and craft shopping and then had lunch a great little mexican restaurant. I bought some yarn at Michael's and got such a great deal. When we walked up to the store, they had a bunch of things outside to look at and some stuff on clearance. We spotted some yarn and went to look and then saw some large bags full of yarn that were marked $2.00. After looking over all of them and making my choice, I bought one of the bags, along with some more cotton yarn. I know I should have bought more, the price was so wonderful. But look, inside my bag was 13 skeins of yarn! I was very happy with my purchase.

Here is a picture of my new cotton yarn colors...

We also went to Joann's and were happy to find all of the Simplicity patterns on sale for $1.99 each. I bought two skirt patterns and am excited to be making them for the summer. And the best thing is that I can cut the longer skirt patterns to fit me and the shorter ones to fit my daughter. Yeah!

I bought one fabric for sewing my first skirt...

And then we found this fabric, which we both purchased. I am going to make a summer bag with mine. I love it...

Happy week to you all...


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Tie Dye T - Shirts...

My daughter and her friend created their own tie dye t-shirts. 

First, soak your t-shirt in a bowl with a 1/2 cup vinegar and enough water water to cover for 30 minutes. 

Remove the t-shirt and wring all of the vinegar-water out. 

Now, scrunch up and twist together sections of the t-shirt, holding them secure with rubber bands. 

When done, drop on the food coloring, letting it bleed through the fabric. 

Put your t-shirt in a bowl and set it out in the warm sunshine for a few hours and, when it feels nice and warm, rinse it in water until the water runs clear. 

Then, hang it up on a hanger outside until dry. 

It was messy but fun and the results were pretty good. 


Monday, June 4, 2012


I drink coffee (really, I should say "candy coffee") every morning and I love french vanilla creamer. My husband does most of the grocery shopping and he found this for me.

It should last me a while... maybe.