Some of My Craftings

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Back to Normal (Almost)!

Well, good evening all! I spent a nice, restful day at home today because, after two months, I finally went to see the doctor about an ear ache I've been having off and on (for about two months!) Well, it turns out I had a low-grade fever, a sinus infection, an ear infection (both ears), and an infection in my eustachion tubes (which is why I couldn't hear really well, either). So, I had a lovely day with all my antibiotics and such.  I don't know why I put it off so long, except that it didn't hurt all the time (just most of the time!).

Anyway, I had a lovely surprise in the mail today. Cath from Cath's Pennies sent me one of her patterns! I just love it and will have to sew it up real soon. Thanks, Cath! I'll be sending you a little something in the mail soon as a thank you!. Isn't this just the cutest penny rug! You can find her blog and patterns at

I have finally, almost, just about finished moving all my sewing stuff back upstairs to our computer room and in the process have cleaned house. I now have quite the tidy sewing area and a lot of stuff for my garage sale in September!!! I even have had some time to sew lately and have listed a few of the finished items on eBay. They are not my own design (except for what I've named them! One I call "Jack's Hat" and the other "Cro'ween"). The ideas for these two little Halloween pillows came from an online wholesale catalog.  I also cut out another pattern that I'm going to be working on tonight as I watch TV.  Hope you all have a great evening and remember don't delay in seeing your doctor! It really saves on the prescriptions!

Friday, August 27, 2010


Good Friday Everyone! Well, finally the HUGE project at work is DONE! I am also very close to getting my house ready for my daughter and her hubby when they move back home from Oregon the second week of September! They will be staying with us for a few months until they get a place of their own (I'm hoping they stay until after the baby is born!).  So, things are winding down a bit and the lawn isn't growing like its on grass hormones (but alas, this summer's weather has not been kind to my garden) and I may have time to get back to sewing! I have acquired some great new fall patterns, have found some in my stash I'd forgotten about, and have a few ideas for some more of my Cat Tales design sitting kitties - can't wait to get started.

What I wanted to share with you today (especially all you gals out there who are so great with your really primitive designs) is a new magazine that will be out in October. It's called "Prims - The Art of Primtive Dolls" from Stampington & Company. You can order it here at Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy finding out about this new magazine! 

Monday, August 23, 2010

Happy Monday

Hi All,
Yes, I'm still here and so are my kitties. We have been busy rearranging the house getting ready for my daughter and her husband to arrive in two weeks.  I am almost ready to move my craft room upstairs and should be back sewing in a few days (I can't wait). Until then, I leave you with some kitty humor (if you don't aleast smile, my apologies for having a really bad Monday!).

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Good Morning All!

If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection we bestow upon our favorite cat, they, too, would purr. - Martin Buxbaum
Well, my project at work is starting to wind up! So I have a bit more free time until the next big project starts in mid-September. Anyway, the weather here is still stickin' hot and muggy and it could get cool and dry any day now to suit me! I have been working on getting rid of all kinds of items at my house that I don't use any more BECAUSE my daughter and her husband are coming back to Iowa for good! She is going to go back to graduate school and he is being transfered (he is a retail manager).  The reason I am purging my material house goods is because they are going to stay with us for a few months BECAUSE they are expecting!!! I am going to be grandmother! I am over the moon! The crazy part is that they have two cats and I have seven! We are going to build on an addition to the house just for the cats (just kidding)!

I have had some time to do some stitching and I've listed a few of the items on my eBay auction site.  Some of them (including Old Salem) I'm sharing with you here.  Hope you all have a great day of kitty cuddling and crafting!