Wednesday, August 4, 2010

When I stepped out into my garden area, I just had to smile. There in full bloom were my surprise lilies or naked ladies. Every year they surprise me. They suddenly shoot up and bloom this time of year. They are called naked ladies since there are no leaves, just stems. My dear neighbor introduced and shared these with me several years ago. She would call me to come have tea with her. We would have a lovely visit and all the while, I would be threading needles for her weekly quilting. Whenever she ran out, she would call again for tea time. She would be so impressed that I am now hand quilting. What sweet memories I have of her.

Hugs, Janice

I was so excited to find a new tea/coffee cup on my last trip. I just happen stop in a quilt shop and met up with old friend I hadn't seen a while. Imagine meeting her Anyway, I left with some goodies and a new cup that I am just tickled with. It is actually glass with no spill lid. So here is all you my sewing friends, May your bobbins always be full.

Hugs Janice

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Well it is about this time every summer, I ask myself why I planted so many flowers that I now have to water. This is a picture of my flowers. Well actually, it is my neighbors. I wish mine looked that good. I am staying busy cleaning out and decluttering while my embroidery machine is humming in the background. Sewing all my scraps of batting together to practice free motion quilting. What fun I am having. And Millie, my son didn't cook for the family reunion. He cooked for a private event for 200 people. My husbands aunts and cousins are some of the best southern cooks around.

Lemonade in the shade everyone and pick up a needle,
Hugs, Janice

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Unpacking and repacking. It seems that I am doing quite a bit of this lately. This is one of the many quilts that traveled with me to Cincinnati OH . This is actually my first quilt, quilted on an embroidery machine. Oh the things I learned since then. I still consider myself a fairly new quilter but I am hooked. I am always looking for a few minutes to squeeze some quilting in.

We celebrate our precious freedom this weekend with a family reunion, some of the best southern cooking, watermelon, homemade ice-cream and fireworks!

Hugs, Janice

Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day. My little wrens left the nest early Sunday morning. I was delighted to see shaky wings and wobbly landings. They felt safe landing and taking off in the overgrown lilac bush near by. Earlier in the week they ware so loud that I commented they must be teenagers making all that The door to the birdhouse was about to be pushed open from overcrowding. What a delight to see these little ones take their first flight. They are the best little singers around and I look for their type of birdhouse.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Well my dear friend Millie called me from FL and threw down her dust cloth and gave me a challenge. We were going to get something done this week. I boldly took the challenge and tackled my sons former bedroom. After moving out, he left a mess and an old stereo. I promptly changed the music dial and proceeded to cover the rock band room into a nice neutral paint color. What fun we had checking on each other and dancing and working to the music. Even though she was miles away, it felt as if she was with me all day long. The best part is we both win.... Thank you Millie.

Monday, June 7, 2010

What a whirl wind I have been on. Had a wonderful time in Knoxville with the best group of ladies. Time flew by as we laughed all day long. Beautiful projects were finished and pictures promised.

Squeezed in the graduation of my son from Johnson & Wales University. WhoooHoooo!!!! And he made the deans list.

I am home for 2 weeks and busy getting ready for the Creative Festival in Cincinnati, OH June 24-26. Summer has definitely hit the south. Try to stay cool and do some sewing.

Happy Stitching,

Monday, May 3, 2010

Heritage Scissors

These are my all time favorite scissors. Not only are they a good scissor to cut threads on embroidery designs, they are the best for cutwork. They have a curved blade and come to an extra sharp point. These scissors cut clean and sharp and get right into corners so you avoid the fuzzies. I am always asked what is my secret to beautiful cutwork and really it is all in the scissor.

On special this week for $28 and free shipping. Check, PayPal, or call or email with credit card info. Visa and MasterCard accepted. Email with any questions.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Hi Everyone. Welcome... I am the new kid on the blog . I hope to share what I am up to, where I am going and special sales. I am just back from a wonderful time in Marietta at the American Embroidery Conference. What a nice bunch of ladies and interesting classes. They are a fun loving with a PJ party and a fashion show that featured a very special wedding dress. I hope to post a picture soon.

This week, May 6 & 7, I am heading to Sew N Vac in Knoxville TN for a two day workshop called the Embroidered Room. If you are any where near, come on over and stitch with us.

The first special is my favorite curved scissors from Heritage Cutlery. Regular $32 for $28 with free shipping.

Always stitching, Janice


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