Saturday, February 26, 2011


[uh-dik-shuh n]
the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma
No question, I have an addictive type personality. It is an accepted fact. When I diet and exercise, I do it in excess. When I eat, drink, talk, I do it in excess. I tend to be an 'all or nothing' kinda girl. My 'socially acceptable' addictions (not that I have any other kind) include buying fabric, ribbon, embroidery thread and designs. My computer currently stores hundreds of embroidery and applique' designs just waiting to be ordered and stitched on something precious. Just finished this adorable child's tote with Extra Point design...too cute, huh? Some of my favorite digitizer (makers of embroidery/applique' designs) are:
Applique Cafe
Planet Applique
The Embroidery Boutique
BunnyCup Embroidery

The sunshine is beaming through the Basement windows today...the hammock & a book are calling my name! Hope y'all have sunshine and something wonderful planned for the weekend.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


4x X 4y = 16x

not such a big deal until you really do the math


y=months of bad diet & no exercise


here we go again. why do I keep doing this? wish me luck.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

My Saturday

Shoulder Tote w/Flip flop Applique & Diamond Monogram

Med. Quilted Tote w/Zebra Ribbon & Zebra Bikini Bag
Large Quilted Tote w/Sweet Varsity Applique 'J'

Black/white Damask Print Wallet w/Curly Script Monogram

Zeta T-shirts...8 is enough!

Heat Press Onesies & Tees Coming Soon!

Friday, February 18, 2011

New shoes...whacked body

I've probably mentioned that watches and shoes are my two favorite accessories. Most of my shoes have about a 2" heel...flats are so precious, but give me a killer backache if I wear them for more than a few hours. Open heels are always my first choice because my feet are two different sizes. No, not just a little different...way different! - right foot is a 7.5 or 8...left foot is a 9 or 9.5...isn't that special!?!?! (and it's not just my feet, my whole body is whacked up...a mystery from birth until my genetic counselor daughter diagnosed it, how's that for a genetic disorder!?!) Sorry, I digress, back to the feet and shoes. Since I can't afford to purchase two pair of shoes, clogs work best...yes, one is a little floppy...but it is what it is. Anyway, I've been in search of shoes to wear with khaki pants. I grew up with that fashion rule: shoes should match the hem of your garment, so wearing brown, black, blue shoes with khaki just drives me nuts . I finally found these super comfortable, SoftWalk clogs that are a perfect match! They are 'sand' suede and antique leather and cute as a button ... what do you think? They also come in navy, black and dark I dare get a pair in each color. Maybe. Probably.
I'm loving the sunshine & warm temperatures of the past few days. Trying not to get overly excited as the weather is wishy-washy this time of year. An escape from the Basement might be in order if it stays this pretty all weekend. Y'all enjoy!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Feeling the love?

Hope each of you is feeling the love from a cherished someone today. I'm fortunate because I feel the love every single day, so Valentine's Day is just 'gravy, big baby'! (as my girls used to say). I am glad our relationship doesn't require 'grand gestures' on appointed days for validation.... however, I must say, my new watch with pearl band is just lovely! and it is always nice to be treated extra special. Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Saturday Stuff

Just posting random stuff today.
  • no snow/ice yesterday, so it was school as usual- I survived.

  • seems like 'key fobs' are the flavor of the week ... I'm busy, busy with orders this weekend.

  • did you notice my first affiliate 'button' Chunky Bling? Check them out, buy something...cute, stuff! Wathces and shoes are my weakness. I may have ordered one or two.
  • son-in-law is turning 40 y/0, surprise party, fun!

  • 'Durham Daughter' & doggie are coming home today ... don't think she's been here since Christmas, that's too long!

  • weather is gloomy... perfect for homemade veggie's simmering upstairs- smells yummy!

  • just added Zebra print meduim and large quilted totes...I can sooo see this with YOUR initials!

Think that's it, exciting stuff, huh?!?! Hope y'all have a fabulous weekend.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ice? Yes, Please.

The weatherman is at it again...predicting a 'chance' of winter weather for us. I do not really like ice or snow, but I would love to stay home tomorrow... I mean really, really love to stay home. I am tired. My new school schedule is taking some getting used to, especially teaching Foods...haven't done that in 8 yrs! Sewing is my favorite subject to teach, then Parenting. This semester, I have one class of each...three preps...two lab classes...fabulous students (the saving grace!). Us Betty Crocker types are just too versatile for our own And yes, we still teach that stuff...sewing, cooking, parenting, housing & interior decorating...matter of fact, we have four Family and Consumer Science teachers at my school. FACS was formerly known as Home Economics (and that's what I still call it most of the time!). Anyway...I've studied my Foods lesson, made the PowerPoint & have handouts copied, dubbed the Parenting video from VHS to DVD, ironed my clothes, packed my lunch....surely it will snow or sleet or something! Pleeeeze!