Sunday, July 31, 2011


What a guy.  Blessings, Janet

Friday, July 29, 2011

New Doll

I am working on 8 dolls on the sewing table and ready to be put together.  Four of them are pin dolls.  However, I did complete one doll before I started these current eight in waiting.  She found the cupcake candle for my daughters birthday and thinks it's hers.  Once they are completed, they get into all kinds of mischief!!  I should remember that, but they are so fun and cute. . . well, you know That Story.  Enjoy.  Blessings, Janet

Monday, July 25, 2011

Joplin Clothes for School

American Sewing Guild/Ft. Lauderdale of which Palm Beach County is a member.  We all sewed dresses and other school clothes for the children of the Joplin, MO tornado devastation.  There were approximately 200 articles of clothing sent Friday, July 22.  Coverage by News, CBS 12 was on hand to cover the story.  I contributed 2 dresses.  Blessings, Janet 


Monday, July 11, 2011


I love to crochet the little guys.  My daughter says a witches hat will make his day.  The larger owl does not have a hat.
So they are a new pattern.  What do you think?

Sunday, July 10, 2011

"The" Kitchen Drawer

Someone somewhere suggested cleaning out "the" Kitchen drawer.  I began taking everything out (whoops, I thought that box would be big enough).  Of course, what I keep in the drawer and what will go back are the different booklets for all the small appliances (recipes, how to if. . .).  .  . and extension cords.  Who knows where the extra extension cords are?  I Do, always.  This comes in hand at Christmas time.
Does anyone know, are they still taking Betty Crocker coupons off the box tops???  I obtained my silverware with these coupons.  Ok, they are 10 and more years old!!!!
Sometimes, there comes a point when the right box comes in, it is time to clean out something that fits the box.. . . right??

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Keepsake Quilting Center Harbor, NH

My main reason for visiting NH was to see my girlfriend and her family.  One of the happenstances for me was the annual sale for Keepsake Quilting and a happy surprise Knitting shoppe (huge) right next door.  The "Sale" included both stores.  I wasn't aware there were 2 happy stores (for me to peruse).  I met another girlfriend (we flew up together, she to see her mum).  The three of us had a wonderful, fulfilling time together.  Of course my girlfriends became friends too - always a happy day when your friends like your other friends and you can all have a great time together.
There are other shops in the area to see. We walked around the 'town' and peeked in at least a half dozen shops.  We walked to the cafe at the bottom of the hill on the lake and had a delicious wrapped sandwich.  Sam & Rosies Cafe and Bakery.  Decked out in latest Nascar pictures. Progressive is certainly a word I would use for NH food.

Notice the racing flag behind their name.

We walked around the park and the Gazebo where we all posed for pics.
Everywhere I looked there were mountains and Lake Winnipesaukee all around me.
A beautiful, fun experience. One that I hope to have here again.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

New Hampshire vacation

I am still unloading pictures from my wonderful June NH vacation.  The first day we went to a quilt shop in Henniker NH (My favorite).  The town is small and friendly.  The shop has beautiful fabric, lots of it, a two-story quilt shop, wow.
The last day we went to Hampton Beach and all the beaches up and down the east coast. From Hampton to Rye, where I met the cute guy and the yellow cottage.  New Hampshire has a lot to offer. . . .