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Saturday, November 26, 2011

My Memories Digital Scrapbook Winner!

Time for the drawing of the My Memories software!! I seriously need to take the time to figure out how to do this correctly.  I typed in 1 - 6, but it shows between 1 - 100 when I copy & paste.  But truly it only selected between 1 and 6.

Enter a number:


Comment #4 was Sarah, who said
:Sarah said...I like that she has educational video with a pdf file for you to learn how to use the product! That is great!
Well now you get to see  how cool this really is for yourself!  CONGRATULATIONS!!!
I plan on doing more giveaways in the future with My Memories.  It truly is an awesome product that preserves your cherished memories.  I've been having a lot of fun with the software I've received.  It also makes me take more pictures of the projects I'm working on so I can digitally scrapbook the progress and appreciate all the work that goes into everything.
And I promise on the next giveaway, I'll have the whole random number thingy figured out.  :o)
Have a great day all!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Favorite Things Friday with Quilting in my Pyjamas

I'm participating!
If you have not been to Shay's blog,
I highly suggest you take a peak.
You are guarenteed a good laugh.
I love this gal!

So I'm finally participating in Shay's
Favourite Things Friday
linky party.

I actually have two things that are my favorite this week.
(besides being with my family for Thanksgiving, which was the bomb!)
Thanks, Mom!

First, this awesome pin cushion I made
using the beautiful scraps I received from
When she left for market, being the most amazingly thoughtful person she is,
she left us with a tutorial to work on while she was away.

I love this!

Next, we are trying save energy costs.  With the cost of gas being
so high, we invested in a pellet burner.
Our furnace has not kicked on once since we've installed this beauty.

This picture was taken right after it was installed,
so we hadn't cleaned anything up around the stove yet.
And the dogs made a home in front of it right away.
I love those furry little snuggle butts!
Our cat loves it too,
but as I've mentioned in a prior post,
she does not like any other animal,
so it's rare that she'll share a picture with the dogs.

I hope you find a lot of favorite things for your Friday!


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
~Melody Beattie~

I give thanks to all of you who help enrich my life
and inspire me to be a better person.
And I pray that the button doesn't pop off my pants today.

God Bless

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Modern Christmas Table Runner Swap

Hey there!
Just had to take a quick moment
to post my latest project.
I participated in the Modern Christmas Table Runner Swap on Flickr
hosted by Susan.
You can check out her awesome blog
I am so loving this table runner
and I hope my partner does too!
It's shipping today,
so I'll keep my fingers crossed that
my partner will love it as much as I do.
I'm going to include some chocolate as well,
cause a quilter cannot be without chocolate
(right, Shay?)
And I think I'm going to make a few
of these ornaments for myself too. know...
they're cute.

And don't forget to enter the giveaway in the last post!
It's a VERY sweet package and I don't
want you to miss out!

Hope you're getting a lot of your holiday sewing done!


Saturday, November 12, 2011

My Memories Digital Scrapbook Giveaway!


As promised, I am the proud
blogger to host my first sponsored giveaway.

You really need to check the
My Memories website out.
It's amazing!
I started to do a digital scrapbook of the quilts
I've worked on in the past.
You're able to do journal entries on the
pages as well as add embellishments
and all kinds of fun things!
I swear this is my new 'tech' hobby.
I have had so much fun playing around with the software,

Wanna know something cool??
We have a special Share the Memories code
that provides a $10 discount
off the purchase of the
and a $10 coupon for the store
 a $20 value!

You can go to My Memories right now
and enter code 
Just an FYI - it's a lot easier to
copy and paste the code then to try and type it.
To enter the giveaway,
just do one or all of the following:

1.  Follow my blog and leave a comment.  If you already follow, just leave a comment that you think I'm crazy (but in a nice way please)...LOL

2.  Visit and come back and leave a comment on
what you liked.

3.  Sign up for the My Memories newsletter on their blog
by clicking here

There's lots to check out, so when  you have a moment
go look at all they have to offer.
The giveaway is for almost $40
of the My Memories digital scrapbooking software.

I'll be posting what I've been doing with it over the next
couple weeks.  It is SO cool!
The winner will be drawn on Saturday November 26th.

Good luck!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Scrappy Swap

Oh my goodness!
After church today, I went to get groceries.
As I was filling my cart,
it dawned on me,
I never posted the swap items received
from one of my top 10 favorites, 
You really must check out Shay's blog.
She is as hilarious as she is creative
and I was so incredibly lucky that she was my secret partner.
I'm also giving her the title of my Chocolate Pimp,
because I am now a junkie of this Australian chocolate.
Absolutely, positively
L.O.V.E it.
End of story.
But seriously, didn't she do an amazing job on this fabric basket?
LOVE the colors and I love the fact that I now have one for myself.
And the scraps that she sent along...perfect!

Thank you so much, Shay!!
You made my day
in such a great way
and now I lay
in a chocolate coma
on a pile of hay.

I'm a dork.


Scrappy Swap by cindys0707 

Easy Street Bag & My Friend Linda

I just had to share this with you.
It's another pattern from 

The pattern is called
Easy Street Bag.
You can find this PDF download
in Melissa's Etsy shop

And here is the beauty!

The bag is perfect for a 'quick something' to go to.
It's small enough that things don't get lost in it,
but large enough to make a statement.
I made this bag in just a couple hours.
I plan on making several more
with fabrics that match my wardrobe.
I also think these will be great Christmas presents
with a matching zipper pouch to go with it.

The fabric I used was Camelot by Jason Yenter.
You can find this at one of my favorite shops,

This is a beautiful, quick bag
that was a  lot of fun to make.
You can never go wrong with one of Melissa's patterns.

I also had a sweet surprise in the mail this week!
My friend, Linda, from Scotland sent me these little goodies.
I am very proud to say I have a strong Scottish heritage on my mom's side of the family.
Linda was so sweet and sent me a package full of Scottish goodies
and a handmade ornament.
Thank you so much, Linda!
You'll never know how much this brightened my day!

You can check Linda's blog out
Stop over and tell her hello.
She would love to hear from you!

So thank you to everyone involved with this post.
Etsy shop here

Etsy shop here

And Linda of  Lawson Place

You all are so inspiring to me!

FYI - this was not a sponsored post.
I just believe in these gals.

However...on Saturday, November 12th,
I WILL be posting my first sponsored
blog post with an incredible giveaway,
so make sure to stay tuned!

Have a very blessed Sunday!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Halloween 2011

Happy Belated Halloween!
I know I'm late.
No excuse other than life.

So as I mentioned in a previous post, 
I invited some of my friends and family
to come over for trick-or-treat.
I had two families take me up on my offer,
so I was THRILLED! 
I gave each of their little goblins
one of the pennie pockets, also shown in a 
previous post,
filled with goodies.
Here are pictures of the little cutie pies that came to visit us.

Our sweet little niece, Cami.
(I just love this little gal)

And our special friends, Julie & Jared brought their beautiful girls.

How cute are all these little sweetie pies??  

Having all these sweet little trick-or-treaters just made my day!

And here are Maddy & Kayla showing their true colors. LOL
(Julie....forgive me if I spelled their names wrong!!)

These crazy girls want to come spend the night with me.
How fun would that be? 
After the holidays, I'm going to get something in the works.
My sister wants to join us too,
so we'll make it a fun, crafty, 'chic' night.
It will be great!

I also went to a Halloween party and brought 
some pretty gross (but tasty!) snacks.
My 'puking pumpkin'.

So don't mind the poor drawing on what I 'thought' was a pumpkin.
It must have truly been a gourd of some sort.
No matter how hard I tried to get the knife in the darn thing to carve it
there was no budging with this monster!
So I had to go with my 'art' work,
and pound some Saran wrap on buy using very thin pins,
in order to get its 'puke' on
so to speak.
(which was actually the recipe off the back of Knorr's dry vegetable soup mix)

I also brought some severed fingers that I found laying around on the road.
The recipe is from the most awesome Rachel Ray.

If you would like to try your 'hand' at these, you can find the recipe

And I can't leave you without this hilarious picture of my dad,
the 'wanna be Village People Person'
I swear I almost peed my pants when I pulled up.
I actually think he's trying to be some type of Harley guy,
but the Village People is the first thing that came to my mind when I saw him.

For those that celebrate, I hope you all had a great Halloween!
Mine was the bomb!

Make sure to check in tomorrow.
I'll have a post showing my latest project
along with a surprise package I got from my new
English friend who lives in Scotland, Linda.
And there might be a special announcement of what is going to 
happen next week too.