Sunday, May 31, 2009

I need a nap

I just realized I thought yesterday was the 31st and today June 1st--Even my post date said yesterday was the 30th. PAY attention, Cindy!!
Give-away ends tonight!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Hello, Wonderful people!!
Midnight tonight the comments will close on this giveaway. Tomorrow I will text or call my sweet youngest who lives 1000 miles away in North Dakota and ask her to pick a number between 1 and--how many comments. I'll count down the list and there will be the winner! and I will post and contact. Keep checking--Be Patient--Dear Daughter is a TSA Officer at airport and can't answer phone while working.
NOW--I am overwhelmed at the kind and encouraging comments. Until this give-away this was a private blog for my sister in Mexico to see what I've been up to--creative wise.
Thank you all so very much. I am trying to visit the other give-aways and those who commented--
I am so inspired at so many of your clever posts and design of your blogs.
BUT I am working with a handicap with a SLOW internet--Too little RAM? A virus? internet gremlins? Cable overload?
who knows!?
For months this has been slower than molasses in January!

PS If you click on it it WILL show you a larger image this time.

Friday, May 29, 2009

So--I'm thinking 65 quarts is enough--I am NOT going back--the season is about done--harder to pick--my knees and back hurt more now--more rotten ones--eeewww--
Then it hits me--
ALL THOSE STRAWBERRIES that my DH paid for(to support my picking obsession) and all in freezer or given away--and NO strawberry pie for DH! NOT ONE! How could I?!! For the 30 years we've been married--
when I say--
"I made a treat..."
he responds by saying..(EVERY TIME, MIND YOU--even in December)
"Shoney's Strawberry Pie?"
shoney's! whatever! (I have no idea how shoney's made their pie!)
So I went back this morning before the rains were coming. just to pick enough for a pie for dh. Picked 14 more quarts (that would be some pie) Finally pulled myself away cause I was dehydrated, wobbling around, and had to use the ladies' room)

Made 2 pies. Look at that RED!!! not a drop of food coloring--No strawberry jello--just berries, water, cornstarch and sugar.Those berries are something else. WOW. Get the whipped cream and let's have PIE!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Little Girl's Apron Giveaway

Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day

Here it is! Just leave a comment by midnight May 31.
And the winner will be a random pick--
I think I'll keep it simple this first time.

I am feeling so jolly doing my first giveaway--
A sweet little reversible apron--Gingham with a pocket on one side--
Washday Kitties on on the other side. Tie and waistband measure about 40". Apron is 11 " long. The Kittie fabric I thought a little weird at the Quilt Shop yard sale I found it at--BUT I thought it would be a very sweet little apron and the shop had this perfect pale yellow and grey gingham to match.

Click on either picture to get a bigger image.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for coming to visit me!
I will post the winner's name here on June 1 and I will ship internationally if needed.
(Psst..I am not sure how this works, whether I will have an email for you or click and go to a blog and leave you a comment--I will do all I can to let you know you won!!! If you win I will ask you to email me your address.)

SIXTY-FIVE Quarts--(or why I haven't gotten an etsy shop up and running this week!)

4 trips in one week--65 quarts of these beauties!! Yes. tis the season--

SEW MAMA SEW announced a May Giveaway about the time That the strawberries are out--
I thought that If I pushed, Maybe this was a good time to start an etsy shop --and give something away--
No--The berries won--I get obsessed! And the place I picked had a gigantic NEW field--Berries were everywhere--I could get a quart in 5 to 7 minutes!!! But it takes longer than you think to get them in the freezer!
I still hope to go ETSY in the future, but for now I will still give something away--next post--I've tried to get this site up to date this week with a few projects from the past year I never posted.
For a friend's children's boutique...
I was in a time crunch so nothing too fancy--just a little craft apron for crayons--
they are reversible--and I may tweak it before I make more of them.
BUT I did think the fabrics looked very Crayola!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Sort of made this up using as pattern for the body a vintage apron I bought on e-bay-I added the lined, pleated pockets and didn't have a great button to match--So I made 2--with little happy oranges on them!

Purple is her favorite color!

My sweet Bright--grand daughter--loves purple--Pretty traditional, and I love gingham--I do not remember where I got the purple cotton gingham(it isn't a blend. I think it was from The Dusty Attic in Fruitland, Maryland, and I think it was the last piece they had--a FQ.) I DO know I found the vintage looking sweet print at The Dusty Attic(a quilt shop close to me).

Poppies for Linnea!

Many years since I have made a dress for a grown-up!--but last summer while in North Dakota visiting my daughter, I made this shirtdress from some vintage buttery soft cotton lawn I had been given by a dear older friend. I found some old bias trim at a thrift store that went so well I had to use it as piping! I was a little rusty, but it is sort of like riding a bike :)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Little boxes I made for the bathroom at my church. Sort of keeps the towels neat and dry! I made my own pattern and I am not sure I did it the easy way--but I made it like the drawer boxes I made in North Dakota last summer. If I make more--maybe I'll write a tutorial.