Sunday, June 30, 2013

It's not how much you have



True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.

My husband and brother-in-law are putting a new roof for my studio...they are working sooo hard and I am thrilled.
I will take pics of my studio when everything is moved and ready....can't wait!

Friday, June 28, 2013

It's time! Watch & Birthday freebie friday

 
 Freebie time!!

This moment is yours and yours alone! Take charge, seize this moment and allow it to propel you to the high levels of an empowered life. Allow upon this fertile moment to be planted the seeds of your happiness and success.
 
 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

There is simply no place like home


Oh yeah!  No statement has ever been truer!

I love working at home and I love getting home after a visit or vacation.
Everything centers around home...and any place can be a home.

Today I plan to go through some rooms and declutter..give to goodwill.  I have way too much stuff!

I am through with garage sales....they never make that much money...and I now believe it is just better to give to thrift stores in the first place. 
They need the donations...and I already had use of the object...so it is a win win situation.

What do you plan to do today?  (besides work)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Enjoy the little things- new embroidery pattern

I love this saying...it is the little things that are so wonderful!
The little snail is so sweet...look at his little smile!
This is my newest embroidery pattern
you can find it on my Etsy

I thought the colors looked summery and just right for this time of year.
There is something about framing a stitchery/embroidery in a hoop.
I find tons of these at thrift stores, garage sales, and they are at the craft stores too!


Monday, June 24, 2013

Sun shining?


I hope summer has arrived in your neck of the woods! 
Isn't this a cute sun...sweet and simple!

We're here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.
Whoppi Goldberg


Friday, June 21, 2013

1st Place ribbon - freebie embroidery design

Who doesn't want to be in 1st place?
I was a pretty good swimmer on my swim team when I was young....1st place was always the goal.
This would be cute stitched up for a quilt show prize, for the kids summer games, and fun to color by just printing on paper. 
  *Please note that all freebies are for you to use to make finished goods (no mass producing) and gifts...they are still legally my designs.
 
 
Have the best Weekend ever....
Stop waiting for the perfect day or the perfect moment. Take THIS day, THIS moment and lead it to perfection.
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sneaky peaky ... new design coming soon

Hello Wednesday....hump day is here.
I just wanted to share a sneak peak at my new design which is coming soon.
 
My poor hubby is sicky....summer cold.
I am taking care of him...but I don't want him giving it to me.....yucky
He likes to be pampered when sick....but he pretends he doesn't want anything.
I have my sisters coming and I do not need to be sick.
 
What is a good wedding shower gift?  My niece is having a party...seems like everyone has what they need already....which was the point back in the day for a bridal shower.
If you have any ideas for me....I would love to hear them!
 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Inspire necklace

It's Monday....time for a new week of possibilities!
I wanted to share this cute necklace I made....from pink wool!
Look through your goodies of buttons, lace, beads, embellishments...I bet you have lots of stuff to make this.
The sky is the limit on how many styles that could be made....a necklace for every look.
I love using my photo editor (a create it club secret)....had to add glittery sparkles.

This necklace was super quick....it makes up in no time.  Great project to take along.
Just a simple pendant backing from Hobby Lobby....so inexpensive.

I used my recent pattern design ...Olde time patriotic pins and necklaces pattern....and just switched colors and added a different word....so easy.
Have a great sunny day!


Friday, June 14, 2013

Live - fun freebie embroidery design

It's Friday....my daughter Selina has just finished her freshman year at high school....let summer officially begin!!!
We plan to do all kinds of things...but she has to let me get stuff done too. 
A not so fun project this summer ...but necessary ....is reroofing our huge outer building.  Once it is done...I can move my studio back out there.

 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The secret to having it all......

Just made this....to inspire!
Sometimes we need to know how wonderful we have it....already!
Let's count our blessings
Let's be thankful
When I feel down...I make a mental list of all the things/people I am thankful for....
it really helps and I feel better right away.
There are somethings in life no one can take from you...and it is good to know what they are.
Have a wonderful day!
 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Olde time Patriotic pins & necklaces pattern...brand new!

Hey everyone!
I put out flags in my house and yard...plus lots of patriotic decor in my living room....looks great!
Makes my spirit filled with joy!
This is my newest pattern....something a little different...I have been dying to make some prim jewelry.
There are 4 projects in this pattern.  This is "Land of the brave" pin.
With the pattern comes a 24 photo page of olde time pics....from my collection.
You could also use your own photos of family and friends.

Here is "Remember" necklace....this one is my favorite. So very easy....a real treasure.
**Imagine how you could change the wool colors and banners for another season/occasion/ everyday wear.   
"Patriotic" lady really looks like it could have come from grandma's attic!
I wanted it to look like the old campaign badges from the civil war era.
I love the bead work and the pic in the blue of the flag.

"USA" necklace....super easy...and super quick.  You could make these up for Etsy, craft shows...etc...
This summer I plan on using any down time....to craft it up!
Isn't that a surprise?
 
 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Use those fabric scraps!

Tipnut.com
Hey everyone....what a wonderful Sunday it has been.
If you are like me you have lots of fabric scraps....and in my hoarder ways....I don't want to throw any scrap away (the good scraps anyway)
Check out these awesome links.....
Check out these 50 ideas to use fabric scraps blog
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Great tutorial!
So sweet and makes great gifts!

Makes me want to stay up late tonight!


Friday, June 7, 2013

Hello Sunshine....freebie design pattern

Happy Friday!!!
I am so happy summer is here and the weather is being so kind to us!
Here in the pacific northwest that is...I hope your weather is wonderful too!
I thought you might like to stitch this up...while enjoying the outdoors!
 *Please note that all freebies are for you to use to make finished goods (no mass producing) and gifts...they are still legally my designs.
  
 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Always do right

Hey everyone!  I want to share with you ....my latest design...
Always do right
It is a sweet Kitty angel with red flowers...blue eyes!
It is a fun and easy embroidery project.
It takes simple supplies...and so darned quick. 
I made it as a pillow tuck for a shelf...but it would also be great as a pin cushion.

I also include depth secrets....to make the embroidery pop....and give more dimension.
This is in my Etsy shop and also in my Patternmart.
 
I will leave you with a quote for today!
The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.
Steve Maraboli
 
 
 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Summer time might be here!

I figure it is summer time now...Memorial day is over...school is almost out....the sun is here shining like crazy.  Above is a 2 sheet tags set on my etsy...only $3.99 for 12 tags...u print.
 
This one cracks me up!  When I am a grandma....I intend to spoil, spoil, spoil!
 
Here are the second set.....Summer tags!

I truly believe this!!!
I love her flip hair do

This is funny too...my daughter and husband are a chip fiends....I am a sweets fiend.
 
27 Mini SUMMER time Flash Cards PDF -  preemie paper labels altered art signs words scrapbooking uprint
They are small, but mighty
27 Mini SUMMER time Flash Cards PDF -  preemie paper labels altered art signs words scrapbooking uprint
27 little cards...u print as many as you want.  These are fun as tags, using in scrapbooking, cards,  artwork collage, and place settings.
 
Sweet Summer mouse strawberry embroidery PDF Patterrn - primitive mice pillow stitchery banner
I had to use my ladybug and strawberry fabric....so summery.
 
Sweet Summer mouse strawberry embroidery PDF Patterrn - primitive mice pillow stitchery banner
Why doesn't the mouse my cat gives to me look like that?
My husband thinks it is not a gift...it is a warning.....yikes!
 
Summer Time FLASH CARDS - PDF u print vintage like 16 altered scrapbooking baseball beach camping vacation garden digital primitive paper
These are slightly bigger than the mini flash cards....3 5/8" x 2 1/4".
These are fun to put on shelves and among your decor. 
Also on my etsy are all kinds of patriotic projects.
I intend to do a little weeding today....just a bit....and read my new crazy book: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children ...so far...soooo good!

Monday, June 3, 2013

It's better to remain silent....

I made up this sign....because I just love this quote....
he said so many wise statements!
What a wonderful man!
 
If you haven't seen the movie "Lincoln"...it is a good one.
My favorite part of it was how it showed how hard they worked to abolish slavery.....and how hard it was to go against the opposition.  I like daniel day lewis alot...but Tommy lee caught my attention.
 
Have a wonderful Monday...do one thing to make it special!