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Thursday, July 18, 2013

A Good Sale and Some Good Stuff!

I can't believe I haven't blogged for a couple weeks.
Oh wait....
yes I can.
It's just that time of year.
Work, gardening, lawn care, house cleaning, weddings, 
graduations, family reunions,
going out to eat with my favorite peeps,
(Thanks, Mary!!  And I will see you next Friday, Julie!!)
But life is good!

I have to first tell you about an awesome sale going on right now.
Amy, from eamylove, is having a great sale on all her patterns.
Like the Celebrate mug rug I made earlier this month.

Or this Anita Vacation Tote
(this is the third tote I've made from her pattern)

I used Joel Dewberry's Aviary2 in Lilac for this tote.
I LOVE how it came out!

So head on over to Amy's pattern shop
and see what tickles your fancy.  
Next on my list to make of Amy's is her casserole carrier.

DISCLAIMER - Amy did not ask me to promote this.  I am doing this of my own 
good will and because I LOVE sharing great, quality deals!
I don't want to miss out and I'm sure you don't either!

Next on my list of things to share,
is pretty cool.
My Flickr friend, Jackie,
did a post on Flickr called,
"Pay It Forward".
If you were one of the first five to sign up,
some time in 2013 she would send you a  homemade gift,
as long as you posted the link you your Flickr pool and paid it forward as well.

I was lucky enough to be one of the five!
OK..seriously....I'm not going to lie...
I about peed my pants to hurry up and post,
because I wanted to be on that list!

So here's what Jackie sent me:

This pouch fits my cell phone, money, checkbook,
(eh hem...yes, I still write checks and hold up the lines in the grocery store.)
anything I need to grab in a pinch if I don't want to carry my 
suitcase purse.
And it it SO adorable!!

I mean, seriously,
look at how cute this is!!

And wouldn't you know it,
I have 3 spots open on my 
All you have to have is a Flickr account.
So click here if you would like me to send you a little goodie some time this year.
Come on....
you KNOW you want to!
And I would love to make something for you!

I have lots more to post,
but will stop for now.
I don't want you to get tired of me all in one sitting.

Happy Adventures Folks!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


Here in the good 'ol USA
we are getting ready to celebrate 
our independence.
On July 4th we'll be seeing all kinds of
red, white & blue,
ice cream socials...
....all kinds of fun events.

A little while ago,
my sweet blogger friend,
sent me her pattern for her celebrate mug rug.
It was just the thing I needed to cheer me up.
(thank you again, Amy!!)

So here's my version of Amy's awesome pattern.

When you look at Amy's mug rug
you'll notice mine looks a bit different.
Why, might you ask?
Well, true to Cindy form,
I didn't read the directions correctly.
(I'm always in a hurry)
I cut the main body of the fabric smaller than it should have been.
Whenever an oversight like this happens,
I remember what a fellow quilter once told me,
"There's never a mistake in the world of sewing.  
Just opportunities to create something unique"
So that's what I did!

Since I made the mug rug with a patriotic theme,
I thought it would be fun to use my metallic thread to do the quilting
and a little extra embellishing.

I'm sure this doesn't surprise you,
knowing I'm a 'bling' girl!

I variegated the letters in 'Celebrate'.

I also, for the first time,
I have never, ever done this before,
but I am so pleased on how it came out!

The instructions were great
and I had absolutely no problem at all
figuring it out.

I thought it would be fun to take a picture of this mug rug 
in my old wheel barrel full of red, white & blue petunias.

And while I was a it,
I took more pictures in different flower pots.

I'm not quite sure why I put the red star in the mug rug.
I think I was having a moment.
If I were to do it over again,
I would leave it out.

Thank you SO much again, Amy!
I can't wait to make another one!

I would also like to take a moment
to express my heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends
of the 19 firefighters in Prescott, Arizona.
19 lives were taken yesterday trying to fight a wild fire.
True hero's.
My thoughts, prayers and a heavy heart are with you all.

Celebrate your family and friends.
Love them and let them know how much they mean to you.
To all of you, thank you for taking the time to read
my little blog.  I appreciate you!

God Bless,

PS...this post about Amy of eamylove is purely of my own doing.  Just a thank you to a special gal!