I live in northern New York where winters are long and summers are short...too short!
I have a very supportive husband and loving family.
I have loved sewing since I took my first high school Home Ec class and was introduced to quilting as a child by my grandmother and a favorite aunt. I then took a class as a young mother and I was hooked. I have made many wonderful friends in my quilting journey.
I support the buy handmade movement.
One of life's Simple Pleasures is flowers. I love sunflowers, the official flower of the Ya Ya Sisterhood Diva Quilters....
I have made the Ya Ya's some gifts with this sweet sunflower material and my latest creation with it is this new sunflower tablerunner....aren't the colors sew pretty? This tablerunner will be for sale in the Painfull Acres Shop soon.
Wanna know where you can get a great advertising deal? Click on over to blockheadradio.com and hit that advertising info button. Trust me, it's not expensive and you will get sew much for your money!
Oh yeah, and there is an awesome contest going there too....If blockheadradio sells (50) 5,000 impression ads from now until March 15, 2009 Rod is gonna do a utube video dressed in a tutu and his Florida flip-flops....well worth seeing. Get over there today....we all wanna see Rod's version of The Nutcracker Ballet!
Ya think he will look anything like this???
Nutcracker ballet...ouch..but hey...they look sew happy and sew in touch with their feminine side....
I was recently going through some of the pictures I have downloaded on my computer and re-living some wonderful memories. Have you ever had a day like that? What would we be without our memories of wonderful times?
I first loved the book, and then loved the movie A Perfect Storm released in 2000.
In 2003, not long after our granddaughter was born we took a family trip to Gloucester, MA, a fishing mecca of the east coast. We stayed at an adorable motel with adjoining rooms that overlooked the ocean and was a short walk to a lovely beach. We visited The Crow's Nest, the actual bar that was part of the movie. We visited the monument dedicated to the fishermen that have lost their lives at sea. We went on the Seven Seas Whale Watch which was exciting, as we left in a rain, thunder and lightning storm and got out to sea and it was fairly calm. We DID see a few whales, too, (which pleased our grandson, Tucker, who was 4 at the time)! We went to a lovely restaurant in the town and had great seafood, what else? Tessa was just a baby, it's too bad she doesn't have the memories we do, I guess we have to go back?? It was a wonderful time. I hope you enjoy some pictures and sometime get to visit this lovely spot....
Son Jeff, Tucker and McStevie having fun at the restaurant...
Grandpa gets the tickets with Tucker...
Daughter Mandy & McStevie outside the Crow's Nest...and...the monument...
List of lives lost in the storm of '91 on the Andrea Gail fishing boat...
Tessa was a good baby!
Jeff, Sheila, Tucker and Tessa at the monument...
Fun at the beach.....in this pic, grandson was naked, clever, how Jeff's hand is positioned..
My latest quilt creation, "Turtle Mania". I made this quilt for my co-worker, Adrienne. I was pleased with how it came out. The quilt is done first by machine appliqueing the turtles on to each square, putting all the pieces together, adding the borders and then quilting the quilt by machine. The binding on the outside comes last and is sewn on by hand. I have the turtle appliques for sale in my SewHappyDesigns etsy shop, sew you can decorate with turtles too!
OK, sew I know I have been whining everywhere I can and to everyone I can about the northern NY snow and how it keeps coming and coming and coming. Here's a few pictures to show you what I am talkin about. The GOOD NEWS is, here, now, just at this moment, it IS NOT snowing....WOOTS!
The BAD NEWS is that more snow is in the forecast....sew crappy...or crappie as blockheadrod spells it..(**winks at private Pluggers United Team joke**)
The first two pics are what our last storm looked like....the back yard and the neighbor's barn in view...
These next 3 are pics McStevie took this morning. The first is the view from the end of the driveway. Sew once you get the car out of the garage and head down our driveway, it's a real pain to try to see around those wicked snow banks. Yikes!
Another angle from the end of the driveway. Can't see much out those garage windows on the end.
That big bubble in the front yard was where it drifted a bit and then McStevie starting snow-blowing and it had to go somewhere. The ladder is a prop...hehe.
Please be respectful, all the work on this blog is my own work unless otherwise stated. Please be kind and don't use my ideas to profit or take credit for them as your own. I'd love to see anything you make based or inspired by my ideas, so please let me know if you do. Thank you!