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My Sweetie Pie

these are a few of my favorite things

~smiling faces~

~hugs and kisses from grandchildren
and hearing the name Nanny from far away places~

~mostly old sometimes new~

~quilts with love stitched through and through

~Babies and butterflys and all things created~

~To know you are loved makes life sweet with grace traces ~























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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Simply Delightful


Home is feeling cozy .

The fireplace has be turned on as needed.

Goodies have come from the oven.


 I couldn't be sad if I tried.

This is my FAVORITE time of year.




It is official....  
One Large Orange Goodwill Sweater 
will make 4 pumpkins.



 Whimsical-  sleeve #1



More in control- sleeve#2



Sweet Sweater Pumpkin

Yum- Yum! 





My 3 sweet little Real pumpkins are a JOY.

 Everyone is Growing up so. 

Our littlest grandson will turn ONE year old  next week!


Clayton




Annual Pumpkin Photos

Emerson and Harley


Addilyn Grace



I am probably the only one with tulips in their Fall decorating.

My family is use to me having tulips out year round.

This room has had some furniture rearranging which I am loving!

This is the view from my chair :) 


In a Totally BROWN room color is good.

This room needs a paint revival. 




One dresser is out of the garage!!!!!

This project has dragged on and on for a few years. 
Because when I don't know what I'm  doing...

I procrastinate..... can you relate?

I had some veneer issues along the way.

It is now painted RED! 
That is a leap over the edge for me.
I think it is good.

White is easy... picking paint color is hard for me.

I have done very little sewing in the last few weeks. 
 Having a new dresser in my sewing room should make up for that.


I did finish some embroidery on a project.
When it is finished it will be
Simply Delightful :)

No peeking until Dec 25.


Hope your November is filled with everything YUM -YUM!

Janita









Monday, October 6, 2014

The sweet and sour of life...






Last week was hard.
We had to say good-bye to two people in our lives.

Last week was beautiful.
It seemed like the most beautiful day to go to heaven.

I hope I fly away to heaven in Autumn. 





Last week was sweet.
My dearest friend came for supper.
I love old friends.
For us, there is always
 some distance between visits.
It makes the reunion all the sweeter.


I wish Life were all sweet.

But in this world there will be sorrow. 

Creating beauty around me helps lift the sorrow.




I helped a friend decorate a couple of weeks ago.
She shared some of her garden goodies.





The leaf plate has found a happy home.





I transformed some coasters in to something more appealing to me.
The leaf has danced right off the plate behind the bear.



The before......  fabric is kind of ho hum...


This little coaster makes me a little dizzy....  
but it is happy here.  
The coasters are stuffed with some crushed cinnamon and cloves.
I just made a pattern from a leaf in the yard.
Fused it on with some Heat N Bond lite
 and did some primitive stitching around the edge.
Zig-Zagged over some twine  for the stem.(first step)
I used some old shirts to remake the tops of the coasters.

Makes me happy.  



Even in sorrow......God is still good.




I made another sweater pumpkin :)

(The stem might be too much over the top)

It was a long sleeve on that sweater!

My daughter called it Whimsical. 
I guess it will stay for now.

That is the beauty of creativity. 
You can express yourself any way you want. 







She  fits in with my other sweet pumpkins.
Emmy and Addilyn.

I try to make the house fun for my grandkids.



 The joy and blessings of Grandchildren always lift my spirits.



The best therapy when my spirit is low...
 piece my way to 
A finished quilt top.

I started this in April of this year.
.... just started with some inspiration from here and there. 
It is my own design I didn't follow a specific pattern.

Where would I be without my sewing machine????

The rhythm of the machine soothes my soul.


 This quilt started with a layer cake of
Sweetwater's fabric line
"Mama Said Sew"

 I needed a little bit of extra yardage to make it all work.
Now to get it quilted :)



Teach me to number my days..... 

Life is short.

Make it beautiful.

A special welcome to all those visiting from the Quilting Gallery 

I invite you to follow along on Bloglovin

Janita
























































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