Friday, November 25, 2011

The Day After

Our Thanksgiving was wonderful. What a Mama is absolutely the B-E-S-T cook!
Dusted off the treadmill this morning ... snapped this pic to document my progress...hehehe.

Monday, November 21, 2011

I heart Etsy

Etsy is such a great niche for talented artisans and a fabulous source of inspiration. Always makes me feel good to purchase from other craftsmen/small businesses.

My most recent Etsy acquisition arrived today. What do you think of my new "Keep Calm and Sew On" plaque? I love,love,love it! Perfect accent for the top of my ribbon rack. This little prize came from thehomespunraven and was 'made to order' can pick out your paint colors!...and it still got here really fast. Beau & Ruca {grand dogs} will be getting Christmas collars from pecanpiepuppies ...extra cute and very well made. They are super accommodating with special request and have a decent turn-around time.
Thanksgiving is absolutely my favorite holiday and lunch at Mama's...Mmmm, just bring on the elastic waist pants!!! We are truly thankful for so much. Right this minute, I'm very very grateful that tomorrow is the last school day this week.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

My Wonderful Husband, an old friend, & randomisity

Warning: sort of a random, ramblin' post...stick with me.
Friday an old friend from 'home' called and said she was in the area for the weekend. Yesterday evening my wonderful husband drove me over to see her. Yes, I can drive, just don't like to. We had a short, but very nice visit. We taught together and haven't seen each other in 10+ yrs. She is such a lovely person and I'm so glad she called. On the way home we stopped at Chick-fil-a because the Peppermint-Chocolate Chip Milkshake is back! One of my favorite least it used to be. Even though wonderful husband frets about my weight and lack of will power, he allowed me the indulgence without criticizing. Think he was, however, quite satisfied that it gave me a terrible tummy ache! maybe {hopefully} I won't be tempted to buy so many of them this season.

I like to cook, do laundry, cut grass, love to sew & read, but house cleaning is not my favorite thing. My girls say I was OCD about it when they were growing up. Maybe. Don't think anyone would say that now. Honestly, our house is neat, nicely decorated, clutter free and probably cleaner than most. Really what does a little few inches of dust hurt!?!?! Anyway, it's getting busy in the basement, so I told wonderful husband last night that we needed to clean today...he said "I'll vacuum and dust if you'll do the bathrooms"....I'm good with that. Then when I checked email this morning there was an order for 18 shoe bags. Yippee!!! I got busy checking supplies, emailing, checking details and getting other orders started so I wouldn't get too far behind. Next thing you know, it's three hours later and I realize that wonderful husband has been upstairs cleaning the whole time! Moving furniture, vacuuming everything, taking silk plants outside and blowing them off, cleaning out drawers, cleaning bathroom! and NO you can not have him!!! I appreciate his help so much, but it also makes me feel guilty 'cause I really do believe those are my jobs....yeah, I know, ole fashioned, but that's how we roll around here. I will be doing something extra special for him. {as soon as the Christmas order rush is over}

Isaac's Sweet Grandmother is at it again (Thanks, Gina!). Below are a couple of shirts she ordered for him. He will be tooooo cute!

I'm off to do my part now...clean the bathrooms, put away laundry, iron and maybe I'll still have time to stitch out some more cuteness before bedtime.
Hope Y'all have a safe & Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Holiday Savings

Holiday Sale

Save 25% on selected Quilted Items

11/13 thru 11/18

Quantities limited

Hope to see you in the Basement!

Friday, November 11, 2011


Happy Veterans Day!

11/11/11 ... pretty cool, historical even. What a wonderful opportunity to honor all Veterans. Thank you for your service and sacrifics. And happily for me, this is a day out of school!
My sweet husband won the auction for toy Singer sewing machine. "Merry Christmas"? works for me. He is a doll!

Y'all have a fabulous Friday & weekend.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Wish list....

Did you have one of these? Singer's SewHandy was one of the most popular 'girl' toys for almost 60 years. Most of the machines were black but they made several limited edition models in red, blue and tan...mine was exactly like the photo above. My childhood treasure somehow got misplaced and I regret not understanding the importance of it at the time. Oh, I knew how much fun it was and probably even realized it was the beginning of a lifelong passion. However, I didn't think about it as a valuable collectors item or what an intricate piece of my personal history it was until 50 years later. So now I'm on the hunt for's tops on my wish list. Even though mine is gone, it would still be wonderful to have one. I'm watching one on EBay...keep your fingers crossed that I win it and PLEASE don't bid against me.