I can do all things in Christ who strengthens ME!!!! Phil 4:13

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween Everyone

It was a fun Halloween. I worked today and the mall had trick or treating from 4 - 6 pm. It was so much fun. The kidlets seemed to prefer the stickers to the candy. Now that is different. Then I had 8 little goblins, fairies, bumble bees and super heroe's at my door.

Now as long as I don't remember to turn my clock back tonight I will be on time for work tomorrow. :)

Have a great rest of the day and God Bless all of You!!!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

More Giveaways :) Blogtoberfest :)

It would be so AWESOME to win one of these giveaways.

Kimono Reincarnate has an awesome giveaway.

Just-a-Mere has another awesome giveaway.

Needles of Iron has an awesome giveaway.

Canton Village has a wonderful giveaway.

Good luck in the draws.

I am almost done with my classes and homework. Just the teaching now :) I will have some free time to start creating.

Have a great day and God Bless All of YOU!!!!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Awesome Giveaway

There is an awesome giveaway at the Stitching Cow blog. I have followed her newsletter for awhile.

Won't be long I see I now have over 1000 visitors to my blog just a few more posts and I will have my 100 posts/1000 visitor giveaway. Details will be soon, just have to finish all this working and classes I am doing.

Have a great day and God Bless all of YOU!!!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


A jelly roll giveaway at Blueberry Buckle.

Almost to 100 posts and 1000 visitors this is so exciting. :)

Have a great day and God Bless all of YOU!!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

More Giveaways :)

Giggle Buttons is having an awesome giveaway for some Noah's Ark buttons. They are so cute.

The Quilting Cat is having a Happy Birthday giveaway.

I will be having a giveaway soon, not sure if it will be my 100th post or my 1000th visitor.

It's coming soon.

Have a great day and God Bless all of YOU!!!!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

It's a Halloween Giveaway

Really awesome giveaway at Pumpkin Patch Primitives. Not to be selfish but...I really like this giveaway I think it has my name on it. LOL I could probably find you a nice island in the dessert to. Just kidding. Have to be positive and who knows I could win, but she needs 350 entries so blog on over there.

I might just write more tonight, who knows. I went to the chiropractor today so I am just a bit off balance and tired so....maybe will write more. Only 4 more tax classes I am taking and only 10 more for the students I am teaching. If I could get over the major anxiety about the teaching I think I could really enjoy it. :) They are really a great group of people, and I think they are learning lots. I graded their midterms (no real grade just showed them what they did wrong). I think they have learned a lot. Not many errors.

Have a great day and God Bless all of YOU!!!!!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Awesome Weekend

This weekend I worked a craft fair. I was originally going to take the weekend off, but either my dad or I had put a deposit on it. I could have cancelled but...I figured I can use the money. There was a fluke at the show and the fire marshall came in and said 2o spots had to go. Well of course since I didn't get there I was one of the crafters that did not have a spot. Well I did suggest I could share a spot with someone.

The promoter did finally find a spot for me it was 6 x 6, very small. I sometimes have help with this show and there is barely room for me and my tables. I have been reading Granny's (see link on sidebar) blogs and how inspiring she is. She is also a woman of great faith. I especially liked the post about her new sewing machine. I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me. I had forgotten this verse, it was one my brother said to repeat over and over when I was struggling with no job, until I found this one. I have another on my dashboard from the girl at the chiropractor's office. God will never take you where he will not keep you. As well as if God brings me to it He will bring me through it.

I witnessed first hand the grace of God this weekend. I have been focusing alot on Phillippians chapter 4 when I do my reading lately. was the best show I have had since July. I guess God has not forgot about me it is I who has forgotten to rely on Him and His plan for me.

I think this week as I near the end of my tax class (a few more weeks for the ones I am teaching) to end. Which also means I will have some time to work with my sewing machine and finish up a few quilts before Christmas. I realize God has a special plan and I just have to quit using my free will and messing it up.

Have a great week and God Bless all of YOU!!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

MckLinky Blog Hop

This sounds fun. See the Mcklinky Blog Hop on my side bar.

Monday, October 12, 2009

My Day in a Nutshell (a large nutshell)

I woke up to THIS.....

Now I really think this is a little early, it isn't even Halloween, and I still have 2 bald tires. Please pray they cover them under warranty. I will find out on Friday, and it is supposed to be 60 degrees here on Friday.
The first pic is on the way to work, the second is the Rum River in Downtown Anoka.

This is an awesome fundraiser for Breast Cancer. My roommate is a survivor. My son's piano teacher, a very Godly woman did not. Check out the link on my side bar and visit Julie to enter and see all the goodies they are giving away.

I saw this on Cleary's blog. It is all about making quilts for children, through Downy fabric softener. This is definitely on my todo list when life allows me to quilt more.

There is a birthday giveaway for Granny she is going to be 96, loves the Lord and still is quilting. May we all be so blessed. Reading the stories of Granny brings back memories of my grandmothers.

I came home from work today and my son was just a crab!!!! So.....not being able to resist.....I just said do you need a hug....well when they are 23 they are not just going to come up and get a hug from mom....DUH!!!! so....I just went up and gave him a big hug from behind. Now you have to realize my son is almost 6 feet tall and I am just barely 5'2". Well he was still cranky so...I just told him when he was little I would give him a hug and then (sick aren't I) I would tickle him. After 3 hugs he was finally laughing and smiling. So remember to share a hug with your kids today, even if they don't want one., and call you wierd. They really need one and we have them around for such a short time.

Have a great rest of the day and God Bless all of YOU!!!!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

A Giveaway

Sue at Blueberry Buckle is having a wonderful giveaway. She will only give it away if she has 20 entries or more.

2nd post in one day lol and it is now bedtime.

Have a great week and God Bless all of YOU!!! :)

Fall in MN, Terry's Block and I love my D1

Driving down to my dad's on Friday I saw the most beautiful fall colors. The first 4 are on the way back from the Chiropractor. The next one is in downtown Jordan. The last one is near Shakopee. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. To bad it is short. The snow we had yesterday turned out to be ice, and my poor little car with the 2 bald tired in the back(just found out they were bald on Thursday) did not drive very well in it. Nothing like helping to promote the anxiety I am trying to deal with.

I have finished Terry's Block and will try and mail it later in the week. I think it turned out really nice and definitely has a country look.

The last set of blocks are for Kolby. These are only 6 inch blocks, unlike the fairy blocks, there are many more. I will show them as I finish them.

I love the D1 and what it will do. For me it brings me back into a place where I can still create something on a limited time frame. Along with the ability to make quilt blocks to mix with pieced blocks. Working 2 jobs I don't have time to do a lot of handiwork. The other thing it does for me( as the chiropractor put it...I am surprised you can do the hand embroidery...most people with your injuries can't do it...I just looked at him and said I am not giving this up) allows me to do the craft work I enjoy. I still do the hand embroidery but it is very slow and my hands fall asleep alot. Life has been so busy with the new job and teaching classes and homework and and and, well you get the picture.
Have a great day and GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!!!!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A Little of This and That

What a dreary weekend in Minnesota and Wisconsin. I did the Cranberry Festival in Stone Lake, Wisconsin this weekend. Quite a turn-out for the weather being so cold and rainy. I even came home with the cold that went with it. LOL I did a little sight seeing on the way home. The river is called Namekagon. It was a very pretty sight. I forgot to take pic yesterday, I was so tired. 3 hour drive home I am extremely tired today. I will cook chicken, make dinner and start the D1 to do something for Kolby.

Isn't this house cool. I saw it in Earl ,Wisconsin. The 3rd floor is actually a sun porch on the roof. This is what I have wanted to do to the top of my garage. Might need to install an elevator. ;) if I do not add one on soon. LOL

I am finally posting a pic of one of the flour sack towels I did with my D1, sadly to say the other two that were finishes for September were given away as birthday gifts before I thought to take a pic.

Aren't these little fairy's just adorable. These are for little Haley. She is 3 months old now and the newest addition to my son's family.

Well off to homework, cooking and trying to get my D1 to read a disk. Wish me luck, seems it never wants to run right for me. Oh well...maybe it means I am to do other things instead....BUT!!! I will conquer this machine.
I finally finished all the stitching on my Christmas tree skirt/tablecloth
Have a great day and God Bless all of YOU!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Wizard of Oz Giveaway and a Swap question and... a quilt block for a tragedy

There is an awesome giveaway at We Love Quilting. Wizard of Oz Fabric, I have the charm square pack and it is just gorgeous. I have put it in a safe place to use for something special, as it is all I have of the fabric.

Well still busy with Tax classes, both teaching and taking. Thanksgiving will be here soon.
Off to check the laundry and the dishes then to work.

Is anyone interested in doing a 6 inch charm square swap of I spy novelty fabrics? I am thinking of running a swap that will close around the end of November. I would open this up to international as well as the US. Please leave a comment if this is something that would interest you. I used to do a fat quarter swap with the novelty fabric years ago and I really enjoyed it. It was theme based on the month. Let me know if this is something that also interests you. just leave a comment on my blog.

I found this while surfing. What an awesome gift a quilt can be to someone. It is a hug from many. On Laurie's blog a friend of her's, Terry's husband was in an accident. There is a giveaway for a free Jellyroll in exchange for a 9 - 1/2 inch block. They are going to make a quilt for the family from all the bloggers out there. I may have to try out my new to me Viking Designer 1 on this project. No time for pieced blocks this week.

Have a great day and God Bless all of YOU!!!!!