Thursday, September 27, 2018

Catching Up

Just came off three days of work, so I'm catching up on emails - Ellen, thank you for your lovely comment, could you please email me?  Your email wasn't attached to your comment.  My email is

It's also serious housecleaning day - wow what happens around here in three days is a crime, or should be, lol!  That's it from me today!!!!


Sunday, September 23, 2018


Bumper crop of Black-eyed Susans this year

It's a busy season in Allie-ville right now - can't exactly tell you why.  I was going to do a blog post a week ago, but my card reader died, couldn't get the pictures off my camera!  Fortunately they don't cost much, and Amazon had one just for me.

Anybody know what bird this is?  They were everywhere the other day.

All the critters are frantically running around, gathering for winter.  We had a most unusual heat wave, and in one day the temps dropped almost 30 degrees, now we're definitely in autumn.  Time to find all the jackets.

I finished up my Garden of Contentment, doing the binding while watching the coverage of Hurricane Florence and praying for all in the path.

I don't watch cable, they're far too dramatic for me.  I don't even have cable.  Not sure why the binding on this took me so long, my heart just wasn't in it....but it's done, and I love it.

Someday I'll hang it up.  The walls in this house are plaster, so I've been very slow to hang anything - just utilized the holes already in the walls.

I did pull some very old fabric that I want to use to make couch pillows.

I'll cut the panels and use a matching red for the backs.  I wish there was more of the stripe, there's not enough to go around all four.

I picked up mum the other day, and spent a little time with her, she seemed to be really rambling - and when I got home, I thought it over.  I think she's alone too much.  Our friend Shirley, who just lost her oldest daughter, is also alone too much - as is my best friend.  I decided to do something about it.  I rearranged my sewing room, into more of a sitting room, and I'm going to start having teas for us.  We can sit and visit, or work on projects, and just socialize.  Maybe I can come up with projects for us to work on.  I can't wait....

Shasta from High Road Quilter sent me a lovely ATC that she made.

I love it.  I want to get a tiny frame to put it in.  Thank you Shasta!!!  She has been a good friend and I will treasure this.

So that's about all for me today, I'm doing more reading than stitching lately.....maybe as the cooler weather draws in I'll get my mojo back.  Always good to have the iron on all day when it's chilly, lol.  Take care my friends, and enjoy whatever season you're in...see you soon!


Saturday, September 8, 2018

Slow Saturday

Good morning everyone - I finally got to sleep in on a Saturday!!  No work today.

I've uploaded a new free pattern for you, I haven't stitched it's a Scripture pattern.

I'm still really enjoying drawing, but not so much stitching.  The pattern is for the design instructions.  The design size is 7" x 9 1/2", although you can enlarge [for applique] or shrink it.  I hope you like it.

Available in my shop for instant download:  

I absolutely love this verse.  It reminds me that not only has God promised to never again destroy the earth with a flood, if floods do come (and they do, don't they - ) we'll not be overwhelmed.  We are safe in the ark which is Christ Jesus.  No matter what kind of storm rages around me, I am in Him and He has promised to keep me.

Not a whole lot has been happening.  Last week, I had to work on Labor Day, so we had a party on the Sunday before.  Saturday night before the party, we lost power - all that food in my fridge!!  Hubby plugged in the generator, and Sunday morning I called off the party - the temps were going to be in the 90's F, and the humidity was through the roof.  My aunt talked me into moving the party from 2pm to noon, and since the house was still fairly cool, we got started.  Just as everyone got here, the power came back - linemen are my heroes!!!

It's been so humid - this was my view one morning out my sewing room windows.

It wasn't raining - that was how humid it was.  The a/c was on in the house, all the condensation was outside!

Our friendly coyote is still hanging around, terrorizing the wildlife.

I look for him every morning when I leave for work, in the dark.....*shudder*

I'm still battling spiders - it's that time of year.  My decorating style has gone from Pleasantly Cluttered to Hotel Lobby.  I want nothing extra laying around.  You wouldn't believe how fast these things build webs....the quicker I can run the vacuum around, the better.  My stretchy vacuum hose is my new best friend.

That's it from me for now - be happy, be blessed!!


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