Friday, November 28, 2008


Monique tagged me about 10 days ago for the six things tag.

The rules:

Rule #1 ~ Link to the person that tagged you.
Rule #2 ~ Post the rules on your Blog.
Rule #3 ~ Write 6 random things about yourself.
Rule #4 ~ Tag 6 people at the end of your post.
Rule #5 ~ Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their Blog.
Rule #6 ~ Let the tagger know your entry is up.

Let's see . . .

1. I love cats and would have at least half a dozen if I could.

2. I collect snowmen, although winter is my least favorite season.

3. My husband and I helped design and run a homeschool program at our former church from 1992 - 2007.

4. I took piano and flute lessons in my youth, but my church ministry in music has always been through singing.

5. I am a sci-fi fan, although it's mostly limited to outer space stories and the X-Files.

6. My mother taught me to sew; by 7th grade Home Ec, I was more proficient than any of my classmates (I suppose that's not saying much). I now sew much more and better than my mom.

I hate tagging people, so if you want to play along, please do so!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Give Thanks

Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks unto the Holy One
Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son (repeat)

And now let the weak say, 'I am strong'
Let the poor say, 'I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us' (repeat)

Give thanks

Monday, November 17, 2008

New Scissor Fob

Remember the scissors I showed you in the last post? I finally pulled out my jewelry making supplies and made a fob for them. The small beads are all 4 mm. Swarovskis. The larger beads on the end are from a collection of pastel glass beads I bought at JoAnn's some time ago.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Although I wasn't feeling well, I had to go out on Friday to get medication for my husband. Since I was near to the new Hobby Lobby, I told Sarah, who accompanied me, that we had to take advantage of the situation. Well, let me tell you, we loved that store! They had a little bit of everything, including some brands I hadn't seen elsewhere. I picked up some cute buttons, a tube of my favorite Monaco 28 count evenweave in "Tea", some charms for scissor fobs, cardstock for Christmas cards (guess I ought to get moving on those), a background stamp, and a punch.

I also picked up these cute brads, which I intend to turn into decorative tacks.
Lastly, I spotted these wonderful scissors. They were a bit pricey, but so pretty, and since I got some money for my birthday, I indulged myself. They are Silk Screen Scissors, and the pattern simply called "Multi Colored."


Colds are going around, and someone kindly shared their germs with me! I've not felt well at all since last Thursday, and have accomplished little. However, I did pull out my finishing supplies and turned Christmas Blessings by Milady's Needle (JCS Ornaments 2007) into an ornament. I finished it much like a pinkeep, but without the layers of batting between the back and front, and no pins. I am pleased with how it came out!
Yesterday, I pulled out the stitcher's tree from the January, 2008 issue of TGOS, which I finally sewed the beads onto. This I finished into a pinkeep - the largest I've ever done (3-1/8" x 4-7/16").

I only wish it didn't take me so long to stitch and then finish-finish it!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Latest Craft Project

Here's my latest craft project. I started with a piece of pre-cut pine from Lowe's - nominal size 3-1/2" x 24" long x 5/16" thick. I cut a bit off each end to square it up, then sanded, primed, and painted it with a white enamel paint.
The three knobs are for cupboards. I had wanted to use clear, antique-looking knobs, but at $5.00 each, I couldn't justify the cost on our limited budget, so I settled for these white ones with gold around the outside edges. The pieces of cork were 3" squares I found at JoAnn's; I cut one in half, so each end has 1-1/2 pieces, which I hot glued to the board.

The three hanging pockets are from the book Sew Pretty Homestyle. I am thinking of making fabric covered thumbtacks using this tutorial.
My hanging organizer board hangs below the window next to my recliner in the bedroom.