Tuesday, April 15, 2014

APRIL 15 again…...

Lil man with his first hair cut.Time keeps on slippin'
While I am working away to get the taxes paid and in the mail. Life is whizzing by.

Purple Checkbook Wallet
Purple Checkbook-10creditcard
 I have posed the question out there as to what color should I work with next?

Creditcard Wallet
This was what came together.

What color would you like to see made into one of my creations?
 Leave me a message to help me along.
If I get enough response I may just have to have a give away.
Purple Creditcard Wallet

Friday, April 11, 2014

Coral and Apple Green

I just love spring and this year colors of all kinds are my favorites.

I found little cuties in my garden.

I planted more veggies in my garden..

I have enjoyed Spring Break!

I made two new items for my shop.

Things are happening and I don't have control over most of them.
Today, I am good.

He is now 27 weeks 
How has your week been to you and have you found any treasures that has been hiding around you?


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spring Colors for April

I was recently invited to be a part of a Block of the Month Mystery quilt by my lovely friend, Angie.
I jumped at the chance and am realizing I really miss the piecing of quilts.
I have been sewing wallets and apron and little bags for some time now. I miss quilting.
Now, I am part of the BOM and wanted to show you what I have so far.
If you want to see the other blocks just go here.
I will share more as the time goes on.
My ten year old grand daughter helped decide what fabrics to use and well, I am going with it.
We will see in the end how beautiful it is.

March BOM

April BOM

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

New Design

I was asked if I could put the zippered coin pocket on the outside of the original  Fletcher Ross Design's Quilter's Wallet.
 I did some tweaking and came up with this.
What design are you tweaking to create your own pattern of creativity?

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Little Gifts for My Friends

Good evening Bloggers,
I have been trying to get here for a week or more and this evening I have a few moments to share with you.
I have been sharing with you how I have been selling wallets on ETSY  and last week or two, I was crazily busy.

But in the meantime I attend a weekly women's bile study. We have been studying about the redeeming Savior, Jesus Christ. He has given so much for all to receive eternal salvation.  The giving He has done is nothing I can come even remotely come close to, but, I want to be a giver.

So a few weeks ago I told you I was making something for each member of my little group. I have finally completed the task and this is what I have come up with.

I had asked the group leader to find out what the ladies favorite colors are.
They do not know who has asked this question. They only know it is not the leader.
After two weeks the colors trickled in and now they will get a gift in their favorite color.
This has helped me in many ways.
1, To be able to give and not receive.
2, To serve with out expectations.
3, To understand the differences in people, and their desires.
4,  What are peoples choice in colors, so I can make those in my shop. :)
I had not thought of that until I was more than half way through the project, but I think it is a very good lesson.
I am not quite sure how to offer these little treasure gifts in my shop . I may offer as a what color choice for a price, or just make them for a price , or groups of how many, etc. Do you have any ideas?
Can you give me some of your thought? A little bit of input could go a long way.
Thank you for visiting again as always, until next time, happy bloggin'.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Outside the Box

I have had many times , the challenge of stepping outside the box, but haven't gone far.
This last week, I have been taken outside, because someone  wanted something special.
That something was three custom wallets made to order from their stash.
I could not even fathom the idea. So outside, I was blinded.
I created just what the customer wanted and to my surprise, and delight, I like them.
Modren Meadows
Amy and Denim
Os So Amy Butler
They will be received with great joy, and Love.
How are you when you are taken outside your box, and how do you handle the end result?

Friday, March 7, 2014

Looking at it Another Way

lettuce variety 
The weather out side has been beautiful this week. I just wish I had the time to go play in it. I have wanted to get out to my vegetable garden for weeks now. I have my lettuce bed growing wonderfully, but I need to get the other things  in the ground for them to grow. Don't you agree. haha.
But with all this, I have been non stop answering questions for my etsy shop.
ways to share stash
I am amazed at the traffic, but the questions, have stunned me. Like really? I really wish you could hear me saying this, cause I am not complaining, really. :)
I have had questions about what I charge. Did you not see the price next to the item?
Would I be willing to send a free sample to someone, so they can post it to their blog for people to see,? Can I send picture of the fabrics I have for choices to choose from? Uh, Sure do you have all day, I don't.
what # do you like

If you want to share my items, copy and paste a photo with the web site. Look at the prices on the item page. What colors and themes do you desire, then we can narrow down the search of fabric choices.
No, I am not amazed at the questions being asked. I am glad I am not asking them and have had the opportunity to see the real world in its reality. (?) Really.
Is it Pink?
It is Cute!
And available on etsy
This is one that got me. The item is sold as pink. Take a good look at it. Is it Salmon/ Red, /PINK? I still cannot say for sure.
But the out come is not bad, just not what the customer really wanted.  So, back to the drawing board and wait for the right item to arrive, again.
At this point, I am happy to say, business has picked up and I am working at making people happy. Glad I can be of service, as well as an instructor.
Now off to go build another gift item for my bible study group. I am making gifts for all the gals as a end of the season surprise. I will come back later and show you what I gave them. Until next time, have a great adventure and thank you for stopping by for a quick visit.

What kind of stunning questions have you been asked this week? 

Thank you for your comments, they mean a lot to me.  :)

Monday, March 3, 2014

Gift in the Mail

With all the chaos in buying fabric, I received a great gift that the mailman brought to me today.
I won a $25.00 gift certificate from Merrilee over at stitching it up . Today, it came and I am so pleased to say, I LOVE IT!
Thank you Merrilee.
Check out her blog and shop she seems to have something going a lot of the times.
Have a great time visiting, and do stop by here again, I really do love your visits.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Raining In SoCal

Hello Bloggers,
It is really raining here in SoCal. It Is a really treat and very much needed.
As always, life here this week has been busy and all I have done is teach, babysit and sew a few wallets, but today with the help of the weather I had a small break.
With the weather and reading history , it has a way of curing insomnia.
Angie's beautiful work of art, that I lOVE.

Also, today there is an anniversary to be had. Angie over at http://quiltingreadersgarden.blogspot.com/ is celebrating her fifth year in blog land, You Go Angie. And she is having a give away. Check it out, and let her know I sent you, lol.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your weather. It could change at any moment here, or maybe in the next ten minutes. :)

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Days Like This, My Mama Said

Remember when we heard that sayin' There will be days like this, my mama said"?
Last week was full of them. And today is another one. Oh my goodness. I know that spring is around the corner and days are warming up. Birds are twitter-patted and the pooches are wanting to sun bathe. My mind is wanting to hibernate and my soul wants to sing and sleep all at the same time. It is crazy. And I can not explain any of to my heart. It just doesn't get any of it. So I guess I really don't either.
I hope I am not alone in any of these issues, and if I am, I must be really special. lol

Trying to get things together for the tax man, teach school, baby sit, work, and sew wallets for my shop, is all just about over the edge. Not to mention, I still have to fix dinner and sleep. Okay enough. 
Thanks for letting me vent. 

What do you think of my new Etsy items.
 Do they holler Spring Fling for the young thing? 

What colors would you like to see in my shop?

And how does your day seem to be going?

Hope you are well, and thank you for visiting, I needed a break.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Jayne's Win

Hello, I want to say I finally finished the little coin wallet that Jayne won from GYB give away. I am hoping to get to the post office tomorrow to get this off to her.
I hope you all had great wins and great fun.
 I actually won five fat quarters  from Jan at http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com and I am looking forward to those arriving soon. Thank you Jan.
coin wallet can be special ordered from my etsy shop.
Jayne's win
So for now, keep enjoying this great day, which is better than yesterday. My sister n law passed away yesterday morning from a battle with cancer, to heart failure. Praying for strength for my brother. Okay, I need to go. Take care.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Grew My Blog

I am just in awe of how many blogs I visited in the last few weeks and I could not get to them all. I wanted to but time got away from me. I was blessed with 42 more  unique people to follow my blog. THANK YOU ALL.
I didn't know so many people doing so many different thing, are blogging about them.
I have met so many people around the world as so many have said in the grow your blog write ups. I had no idea. I wish I could have met more and I think I will go back and visit them again at my leisure.
But for the time being, I will just announce the winner.

As for the winner, which may seem random to some but not to me, I now have 54 follower and using the random.org  the # was 54. lol

Jayne from Jaynes stitching tales is the winner, who wrote...

You are a very talented lady thank-you for dropping by my blog I have joined yours.

I will wait to hear from you Jayne, and go from there, since this is my first time with a give away. 

Again Thank you all for popping in for a few and taking the time to introduce yourselves. It is my pleasure to meet you all. Enjoy the rest of the week end. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Real Quick

I just have to share this before they wake up. This is my life with the grand children, after a good day of sewing.

custom ordered

new on etsy

What does your day look like?

Friday, February 7, 2014

This Week in February

If you are here for the Grow Your Blog,  go here.

The weather out side is very cool and moist this week. But I am Thankful we are not in freezing temperatures. That is why we here deal with the warm summer days. Cold to the bone for me, is a killer.
But this week we have busy with little ones and business.
My grandson is bringing in more teeth and going thru all the struggles that come with them. Runny nose, slight fever, and not sleeping well. Someone told me about these wonderful Amber beads for just this thing. I found a site, http://www.amberartisans.com/,and purchased them. And I found that they are also helpful for many other aliments that we older folks tend to deal with. So I got a couple of them all at the same time and saved money on shipping. Yeah! I really believe they have helped me this winter and we see instant results with the wee one.

I was able to get my first Etsy custom order in and out this week. I am still waiting on items for another order to be completed.
And with Valentine's Day just around the corner, we will be on to the next season of the year. St. Patrick's Day. GREEN. I love green. Living Loving Harmony.

Well, I need to go teach some language arts to my prize student.

 Hope to hear you have had a great week.

What was your week like, and what are you doing today?