Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Proverbs 31:30

Saturday, April 20, 2013

April Showers give-away Winner

What a wonderful time I had during the April Showers bloghop. I hope you did as well. Madame Samm always has great parties. I hope you join her and her cheerleaders for more amazing bloghops.
Now for the winner of my give-away. These cute fabrics that make me think of spring are going to Mara, our winner! I have emailed her congratulating her on her win.

I want to thank each and everyone of you who left such kind and encouraging words during this bloghop. I am so blessed by them.

I am off to get my granddaughters quilt ready to be quilted. I am seriously thinking of basting it on the patio. The weather is amazing today and the sunshine is calling to me as well as her quilt. Have any of you ever tried something like outdoors quilting? I would love to hear how it went and just what you did.

Look for another give-away soon! Have a lovely day,

Monday, April 8, 2013

Today is my day !

I am soooo excited to be participating in the April Showers blog hop! Thanks for joining in all the fun. Madame Samm and Erin are our inspiring cheerleaders. A big thank you to you both for getting this together and for all the help too! Here are the creative ladies for today.


Be sure and stop by each one, you won't be disappointed.
Here is my mug rug. I love the rain which is always a treat in Southern California since we do not get lots of it and I love flowers, all kinds of flowers. This is my first attempt at thread painting of sorts. There is room for improvement but ya gotta start somewhere, right?

I drew this with the image of when I ran through the pasture of my great uncles' dairy farm, barefoot, and rain coming down. It is a scant 8 by 10 inches in size.

My future son in law told me his family has used mug rugs since he was a child. He grew up in a country with heavy British influence so they have afternoon tea, daily. That is when they used them.  I had no idea they had been around for so long.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are inspired even a bit to try something new. I am giving away four bright fat quarters that I hope will help with your inspiration.

To be eligible for the give away, just be a follower and let me know in a comment. For a second chance, in another comment, tell me about something new you are going to try or have just tried.


Saturday, April 6, 2013

March Give-away winner and stuff

Time has gotten away from me once more. Life is messy and time consuming, at least it is for me. Between doctor and hospital visits and helping with the grand kids, I am finding computer time hard to come by. I have been stitching away, though. Taking embroidery projects with me keeps me stitching and getting a bit done when otherwise I would not. How do you keep on top of life when it gets 'messy'? Let's hear how you handle it, I am sure I am not the only one out there that would love a few suggestions.

The March give-away was won by Gill. I have notified her and some spring fat quarters will be on their way to her soon. A big howdy and thanks for all who are joining me on bloglovin!

I am participating in my first blog hop. Won't you join me? I would love to have you come along and enjoy some very creative ladies and their work. I am joining in the April Showers blog hop by Madame Samm and Erin as our hostesses. My day is this coming Tuesday. I hope to hear from you and there will be a little give-away on my day as well.

Till next time...