Sunday, April 29, 2012

What to do with a Waverly Valance


I am not a stranger to buying curtains, valances or
shades at a Charity Store. In fact I love these
types of stores. And in todays economy you
need to get a bargain for your money.
And I will also buy it even if it has holes.
In fact  where there are holes in them then
I am more apt to cut it up! And I have been
cutting these things up ever since the first
day that I was married. It was my calling!
Nothing was safe around me except for
the 1970's polyester. I despised that rough
cold material. Anyway if you need or want
large amounts of cloth at a good price then
this is the way to go.
All you have to do is wash the stuff up and use it.
Sometime ago I came across a very long panel of some
beautiful Waverly valances. So sorry that I forgot
to take pics of the pretty thing.  Anyway Pep had
some sofa pillows that needed recovering and
so the valance fitted right in with her color scheme.
Did I forget to mention that the Valance was lined!
And also that the pretty red buttons were attached.
That sure was a nice bonus!
Hardly any work here!
The same design is on both sides of each pillow.
Anyway my grandaughter Elise has been
spending a lot of time with me in my sewing
room and she helped me tremendously with the
making of these pillows. (I love teaching her).
 Can you see the lining?
I wanted a different kind of a pillow so at the top
all we did was attach cotton strips and tie them up.
Nothing frilly - no bows just knots.
Each pillow is encased in a zippered
cotton pillow cover that we cut down from
some extra bed pillow covers that I owned.
Thank you Elise for your help!
Thanks for visiting me.
Many hugs and kisses to you all,

Monday, April 23, 2012

A Crochet Hook Organizer

Hello Everybody. I hope
that you all have been well.

I would like to welcome my
new followers. I hope that you
enjoy my blog.

I made a Crochet Hook Organizer
for my daughter Peps friends mother.
Linda makes baby blankets and donates them
to her church. They either sell them or give
them away to needy babies. I am not sure which.
Crochet Organizers can be elaborate or simple.
I choose to make it simple and fast. I could
not cut off the threads because I was concerned
about cutting the material so Linda will have
to cut them off herself.
I also decided to make
the little organizer out of recycled clothes.
The light yellow color is made from a baby
blanket and the outside is from an
embroidered shirt. The inside floral pattern
with the rickrack
is from a childs dress. I also bought some
new hooks in case she needs them.
Pep and I were playing Rummy. She was
beating me! Lol's
The front of the Organizer.
 The baqck of the Organizer.
 The inside of the Organizer with the flap
down to cover the hooks.
 There is a little pincushion that is just a piece
of simple material. Beneath the crochet hooks is a
wide section where Linda can store a pair of
scissors or anything else that she wants.
 The back of the organizer.
Thanks for visiting me!
Many hugs and kisses sent your way,

Sunday, April 15, 2012

This years side Garden

I had to escape from all of this pollen. It just
about killed me. I am up now because today
I came back from the camper. All rested and
I enjoyed the haunts of the thrift stores while
I was there. Surely if I were here I would be
down in the bed. But low and behold my
eyes are burning even as I type this. So I
do not know if I will be going to bed or
not. That is the question! I dislike showing
you my trash cans but what else can I do.
Be sure to look at all of
that yellow green pollen that is
on the lid of the green trash can. The pollen
was horrible this year! It is all over my
front porch and chairs. At the beginning
of Spring it was all over the cars.
My hubby took these pics of my back
side yard. Did you
get the pollen bad this year?
Enjoy the pics!
 A better close-up of my Baby Banks. It is huge and
I just love looking at it through my windows.  I love
how it grows wild and covers my hydrangea bushes.
Just double click and look at the pollen on the trash
can. My hubby cleaned off the blue one because
she was just emptied.
 Do you see some of the purple Wisteria starting
to bloom. The purple and yellow are so pretty
when they bloom almost together. There is always
something blooming in my yard. It is a joy to
watch it from the windows in the Spring.
 The Wisteria is growing in another spot along the
fence as well. I hope in a few years that this area is
full of purple, yellow and blue among the other colors
of the lillies. And just maybe all of that will help
with the growing of that scrawny rose bush that
is located in the corner. I have not
had much luck growing that one.
 I do not know the name of this plant. It was planted
last year in the summer.But it is growing good. My
lillies are getting bigger. Lillies love my yard. I do
not know how it happens but my lilly's grow bigger
and bigger every year! They must love the soil.
Have a great day and thank you for visiting me!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

My New Quilting Box


A couple of weeks ago I made over a
baby box. I could have decorated the box
with sewing supplies.
However I wanted something different.
My butterflies came
from the scrapbooking supplies at
the craft store. They were a thick
cardboard. And they stuck to the box
really well.
I also desired that the box be simple.
The box was just the right sizse to hold all of
my quilting supplies.
As you can see the first drawer holds my
rotary cutters with their blades.
 The second drawer holds needles, thimbles along
with other small stuff. I found out in Germany in the 1980's
that the best thimble was one with a magnet
on top. I want to buy a couple more of these
thimbles in case I loose this one. Have you
tried one of these type of thimbles? If you get
one of these - you will love it.
I was thinking about
placing cork on the inside of the box lid so I could
pin up some pics. As of yet I am not quilting
any quilts so that will be something that I
do later.
 The bottom drawer holds my large safety pins.
I put these safety pins in zip lock bags. Believe
me I have plenty more safety pins that are
currently being used. I am so glad that this
drawer will hold 3 or 4 more bags of safety pins.
The little black tin box holds my quilt pins. The
little brown egg that you see is a scented acorn.
It smells like vanilla.
I am so glad that this box holds everything. Maybe
you could use a box like this to hold your
cross stitch supplies. Ummm I think I need
another baby box!
Thank you for visiting my blog.
Take care & visit me again!
Many hugs and kisses to you all.

Monday, April 2, 2012


I was very surprised when
Faith of 'Faithfully Stitching' told me
that she gave me the Liebster Award.
She was so kind.
Thank you very much Faith. Her link is here:

This award
is given to a blogger with less than 200 followers.
It is a german word that holds many
meanings such as favorite,
dearest or beloved.
There are 5 rules
1. Post the Award on your blog.
2. Link back to the blog that gave you
the award.
3. Reveal 5 things that no one knows about you.
4. Give the award to 5 other bloggers.
5. Leave them a comment telling them you
gave them the award.
The 5 things that noone knows about me are:
1. I am a celiac. I am highly allergic to wheat, corn.
along with trees and Kentucky Blue Grass which
is located all over North Carolina. This puts me down
in the bed for 2 seasons out of the year. Shots and
pills are useless to me. My name should be
Mrs. Rip Van Winkle!
2. This year I have been married for 38 years to the
same wonderful man whom I love dearly. In fact I
have lived longer with him than I ever lived with
my parents.
3. I was married, graduated from high school and
had my first child all in the same year.
4. My sewing room is totally, utterly, terribly, horribly disorganized.
I can never keep it clean or straight for long. And
if I put things away most likely it will be another
year when I clean - before I can find it again.
5. I was born around Atlantic Beach and I have
never been able to swim.

Now it is time to tell you the following blogs
whom I will give the Liebster Award to. I am
sure that you will like them all as well as I do.
1. Marlene of Poppy Patchwork.
2. Trixie of Fair city of Portland Oregon. I
find her blog amusing.
5. Lastly Kat of Flopsy Kitten Stitchin. Her blog is
Now I am almost finished. All that is left is to leave
them a nice comment telling them that I have
nominated them for the Liebster Award.
Many stitching hugs and kisses to you all,

Sunday, April 1, 2012


I would like to take a moment to welcome all of my
new followers. However some of your blogs
are not being shown. Send me an email
and let me know where I can find you!

Many stitching hugs and kisses to you all,