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Dec 5, 2022

Scrapbook Christmas Gift

 I did take a photo of the cover just in case my Secret Pal goes surfing my blog. This is what I've added in the last couple of days. I need to stop because the Junk Book is getting to fat....hehehehehe!

Most of my ideas so far have come from Pat at The Paper Outpost and Natasha at Treasure Books.

Joyce Carter sent me a link to fabric and memories. (Thanks sooooooo much Joyce...this from Mr. Cowboy.....cause I kind of threw you under the bus for giving me the link). I managed to save the link to my bookmark pages before Mr. Cowboy blew his top. I think he was really a bit hungry so I fixed him a quick snack.  Anyway, look at these cute tiny envelops. They are so cute & very simlpe to make.

These tags were fun and quick to make as well.

On this page I threw in a little pocketbook calendar for 2023.

And finally, I made a dangly thingy for the back spine. I'm going to call it quits......maybe.
Remember, for some reason your comments do not show up in my email......trust me I've tried everything. So I've gone to responding in my comments. And thanks you all for the warm comments. I read each one as often as I can.

Dec 3, 2022

Scrapbook Squirrel


Hi everyone!! First of all I want to give a big thank you to Pam from The Paper Outpost (she's on YouTube) for introducing me to "Junk Scrapbooking!"  Then there's Natasha from Treasure Books (also on YouTube) & Curio By B-Spoke Designs (sorry I've not caught his name & he's on YouTube as well).
Today I was working on 3 cover pages from Natasha.
Here are the 3 sets of items I pulled out to work on.  At one point Mr. Cowboy came in needing breakfast.....sign!!!!!!


And then here they are all glued down. I really love how they all turned out and the tutorial was easy to follow. I did pause and rewind many, many times though.  I may add more another day but at this point I've worn myself out!!

Dec 2, 2022

Squirrel Continued

 Let's get into it.......

So here's my first doodle attempt....sorry I didn't take a better photo. It's an eye. I'm going to like this "Doodler" design program now that I understand and have practiced. The online facebook group is a fantastic resource when ironing out what to do.

The hankie folding is coming along. I just need to be more precise. The great thing about this process is if you mess up all you need to do is press out the folds and start over!!

Did I mention that I'm now into Junk Journaling?! Love it already but my head is spinning with so many ideas.  These make great stocking stuffers. 
I've had to use a timer so that I can work on the journaling then the hankies and the doodling.....LOL.
Oh yea, I need to get in some actual quilt block time too. So many projects...so little time.
Mr. Cowboy just walks by my sewing room and shakes his head.
What are some of your stocking stuffer favorites??

Nov 29, 2022

Two or Three Squirrels

 Hi everyone!!

Well, I don't know what has happened....oh yes I do.....youTube happened. I was stitching along on my be attitude blocks when suddenly late one night I saw this

Design Doodler! And of course they were doing a wonderful sale pitch and I fell for it hook, line & sinker......(I'm doing a happy dance here!)

I uploaded it on my iPad and laptop & have been s-l-o-w-l-y learning the process.  Hopefully coming soon.....something embroidered out.....fingers crossed.
The second squirrel was when I stumbled across handkerchief dress blocks. Now this is not a handkerchief, it's fabric and my attempt to fold as instructed. Sigh.....I'll get the hang of it because I've already orders some handies from Amazon!!!!

Finally, sorry about this hazy photo. This was attempt making a pound cake using butter milk. Mr. Cowboy loved it and so did some of my cousins. So I'm off to bake another for my seniors group.
What have you guys been up to lately?  Leave me a comment and I will respond in the comments as well.

Nov 2, 2022


Hi Everyone!  First let me tell you that I will try to respond to your comments via on the post comments. I have tried to respond via email but alas......it hasn't worked....sigh. So check back on occasion to view the comment area.

Now to the FYI 

These are the gloves I use when handling raw chicken, pork, fish, etc.  Why I did about using gloves before Covid.....well it's just one of those Duh moments. Any gloves will do but I like the thickness and less breaking at the fingernail area. Amazon carries these. 

Finally, one of my wacky sisters was sitting in this lounge-rocker at a retreat. Of course I saw it, sat in it and had to have one.  Amazon, again was the answer.  Love mine!!
Mr. Cowboy says I need to stay off the Amazon website but for some reason I can't seem to hear what he's saying......hehehehehehe!!

Oct 31, 2022

October 31, 2022 & Progress

 Hi everyone!!

I've managed to get some stuff done and I get to post!!!

First up....."Trunk or Treat"  We got together at your local community center last night. The children were running around all sugared up and having a blast.  This activity is a substitute for the door to door celebration which has become dangerous for children.

I wanted to show y'all this product because it is fantastic in the wash for "whites!"  Do not put it in hubby's work jeans or denims or.....well. there's no need for me to get into any further details!!!!!

I think you've already seen this quilt from years ago. I finally got it quilted and then FINALLY got the binding on.....whew!  It is going to be donated to my ladies community group.

I decided to do another Be Attitude from Art to Heart. At this point, I'm thinking it will take a bit of time.

Oct 20, 2022

October 20, 2022

 Good heavens.......I've not been posting so quite some time. Here's a bit of what I've been doing in not certain order.

My community group hosted a car show. It was so much fun. The white Chevy truck took first place.

I won Best in Show and Go Texan at our County Fair. My quilt will go to Houston sometime in 2023.

Our church did a picnic in the the cemetery which sounds weird but we all had a blast fellowshipping and having lunch.

Look at this beautiful bloom!!

I went out to my jeep one morning and looked at the back window and observed this image. A bird obviously had flown into the window and left a perfect in flight image of itself.  Priceless!!!

Texas morning weather back in August. That's fog.

Me & the wackies at retreat.  I know we look at bit crazed but we were laughing so hard I'm surprised the photo came out pretty good.

Finally, here are two blocks from my latest or should I say first endeavor in many, many months.

Jun 4, 2022

Yikes! June Already?!

 So here's what I've been doing since I last posted.

It's been several years since I started my church blocks & finally, I decided on how I wanted to put them all together.

I've obviously chosen the Attic Window look. It took me months to select the fabric for that to happen. I wanted to churches to stand out so I went with gray tones and black.  It's not finished yet, but thank goodness I did manage to get this far.

Then I've been working in my flower garden and watching all the beautiful blooms.  So sit back and enjoy the view.

May 2, 2022


 Funny story......

Years ago my granddad fell ill and had to go to our local hospital. My mom and my brother David went to admissions to start the paperwork. Everything was going well until mom mentioned granddad's birthdate which was May 2, 1898.  That's when my brother lost it....falling on the floor of admissions laughing hysterically.  Mom stopped mid sentence to admonish him...to no avail. He could not fathom that our granddad had been born in another century. How was this possible? Mom made him leave the building and go sit in the car. Of course I had to go with him to make sure he didn't draw more attention to himself....sigh.....little brothers are very tiresome.

When she came out, needless to say, she was very angry with brother David but he was still laughing and trying to figure out how all this could be. I wanted to hit him over the head with a heavy object.

Anyway, I want to acknowledge my granddad's birthday today. He would be 124 today. 

WOW! I can still hear my brother's laughter.

Happy Birthday to everyone whose born on May 2nd!

Apr 13, 2022

Several Things

 Hi Everyone!!

It's been quite awhile since I've sewn anything so when I decided to do so my Janome wouldn't cooperate. In fact, she let me know by making very weird noises and the needle wouldn't raise or lower. So it was time to take her to get a check up. I packed her up and Mr. Cowboy & I drove over to the nearest Janome "fabric" store (65 miles away) to drop her off.  Three weeks later I got her home and discovered that whatever the thingy that the feet would fit onto was missing. In fact I had taken it off and put it in a safe place.....can you see what's about to happen her?!  I looked high and low; near and far; left and right....to no avail. 
Plan B formed in my head....I called the nearest Janome parts place (80 miles away) explained what I'd done and what I needed......he guy was very nice as I tried to tell him what I needed.....finally, he did understand ( I shopped a bit longer while on the phone...ehehehehehehhehehe). A few days later the part arrived along with some other things I "really" needed.  So now I'm back in action.

Whew!!!! This is a quick top I've had for years and decided to all a border to make it bigger. It's a bit busy but I like it.  Stay turned for the end result.

In this photo I'm sifting my old potting soil. This saves a lot money each year.

Surfing the Internet, I came across this brand of cucumber seeds......I don't have good luck with cucumbers so why not try this one out.

3 days in a wet paper towel in a dark place and wow, roots sprouted.  So far so good.

Finally, I'm going to plant the cucumbers in "grow bags" which I can keep on my back porch. We'll see how all this turns out but it's fun so far.


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