Wednesday, October 30, 2013

It Is Raining!

Good Morning everyone!  Yes it is raining here in central Texas.  I am hoping it wont stop anytime soon.  I am actually hoping that we will get a little cooler.  It was so humid yesterday!  I am so happy that I am able to get on my blogger again.  I am not sure what happened but apparently I had a virus on my computer that messes up certain pages that I work on?  I don't know all of the technical stuff but it is doing ok right now.

So I have been thinking after we get the holiday stuff out of the way I would like to organize a Round Robin.  It would not start until after the first of the year.  Would there be any interest in one?  Let me know.

I can't believe that tomorrow is Halloween!  I work 9:30am to 2:30 pm tomorrow so I can watch one of my favorite ghost hunting shows.  I have BIG plans for munchies.  I love it!  What do ya'll have planned?

I am gong to finish my crabitat today so it can properly humidify for the crabs I am getting on Friday to go into it.  Here is to hoping that everyone has a nice day!

The Lion

Monday, October 28, 2013

Happy End Of October!

Time really has flown.  I have had a virus that attached itself to my blogger.  My son-in-law finally fixed it so now I can blog!!  Yippie!!

Now for our Christmas Stocking update.  I have received Stockings from:

Marilyn (2 stockings)
Hollie (1 stocking)
Leanne (1 stocking)
Myself (1 stocking)

We are still waiting for 3 more stockings to get here.

I want to thank you ladies for all the hostess gift's.  They are AWESOME!!  I will be getting pictures up as soon as my son-in-law makes sure I can.


The Lion

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Happy Thursday!

Good Morning everyone!  The last two days I have had off and they kinda flew.  I think any way.  Tuesday morning I woke up with a migraine.  It took me most of the morning to get it to go away.  Then Tuesday evening I ate something that gave me the hives.  I thought are you kidding me?  One more thing on the list of things that I cannot eat.  Pretty soon I will be dieting but not by choice.  It will be because I can't eat it!

Yesterday I had errands that needed running and those took most of the day.  Yes it included the PO but just did not make it there.  When I finally got home I took a cold shower.  I don't know about ya'll but 105 degrees is just WAY too hot!  I did get into my sewing room and make up my book marks to stitch.  So I will do that around work for the next two days.

This weekend is tax free weekend here and of course I work all weekend.  I am hoping that it flies by fast!

I am leaving you with some more pictures:

The Lion

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Have A Great Tuesday

Well it is Tuesday and I will be going back to work today.  I am a little excited about how the events of my life are working out at this point.  I am so enjoying work at TJ Maxx and I am very happy that my CQ work is starting to take off.  I love having the time to do what I want to do.  It is almost like waking up from a dream state and just getting back to the life you enjoy.  I really can't complain about the past 8 years.  I have learned a lot.  I mean really learned a lot.  Now I get to move on with my life and do the things that I set back for the time that I was learning the things that I need to know.  Now I get to have time for what I love to do.

I wake up every morning and just get really excited about what I have time to do.  I get to decorate for the holidays like I really like to do.  I get to bake for Christmas!  The "I get to's" just keep rolling off.  Here is one wish for every one out there:  I wish that you all learn what it is like to wake up and smile everyday and get to do what it is you want to do!  It is wonderful!

Here are three more pictures for you to use in your crafting:


Here is hoping that you get to do what you want today!!

The Lion

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Yo-Yo Flower Project

This is a quick and easy project.  It is perfect for a short break from that big project that you have going on.

The supplies that you will need are:

1 3 1/2 x 5 picture frame
1 piece of backing fabric
1 piece of silk or cotton fabric
1 piece of lace about 3 inches wide
3 pieces of fabric different colors ( This should be a light weight or sheer fabric.)
1 spool of quilting thread
#5 perle cotton thread green and one other color


1) Cut the backing piece of fabric to 6 and a half inches x 7 inches.

2) Take the back of the picture frame and draw a line around it with a pen on the backing fabric.

3) Turn the backing fabric so that your 3 1/2 x 5 inch square is on the back.

4) Find a piece of silk/cotton.  A solid color is preferable for this project.  Cut this fabric to the size of the backing fabric square.

5)  With a sewing machine sew around the outside of the backing fabric and the silk fabric making one piece of layered fabric.  Then sew around the 3 1/2 x 5 inch block making sure that you sew on the ink drawn lines.

6) Cut a piece of lace to the size of your block lengthwise.  place the piece of lace where the scalloped part of the lace is half way through the 3 1/2 x 5 inch square in your block.  Sew it in so that it does not move while you are working with the block.

 7) Take your three pieces of fabric and cut 1 strip out of each about 8 inches long and 1 to 1 1/2 inches wide.

8)  Fashion these into yo-yo's by folding them in half lengthwise and hand sewing with the quilting thread the raw edges together.  (The 1 to 1 1/2 inch side is the one that is sewn together by the raw edges.  This makes a circle.)  You then fold the circles in half with the raw edges from the small end  on the inside.  You then with the quilting thread and needle in hand gather together the raw edges and make sure you secure them into the yo-yo knotting the thread off.

9) Take your fabric and lace block and put into an embroidery hoop.  with the perle cotton thread embroider with the feather stitch "vines" with the green then with the other color you can combine with the feather stitch the lazy daisy stitch for "flowers".

10) Arrange the yo-yo flowers onto your block in the 3 1/2 inch by 5 inch square then sew them in with some perle cotton floss.  Attach them to your block by the center of the yo-yo flower.  Because you will be attaching the yo-yo's by the center you can use a different color floss to make some color for the center of your flower.

11) After all this is done you will put the square into the picture frame.  Your project is done.

I hope that you enjoyed my tutorial and if you have any questions let me know.

The Lion

Good Saturday Morning

Happy Saturday to you all!  I have another day off!  Whoot, Whoot!  I am on a roll here!  I thought that before I went to my CQ group today I would share some more pretty awesome pictures with you.  I hope that you all are able to use these pictures in your special projects.

Make sure that you look this afternoon for my yo-yo flower tutorial.

The Lion

Thursday, July 25, 2013

All Done

Ok, everyone.  I am done.  I have finished my tutorial.  I am going to teach it this Saturday at my CQ group meeting.  After the meeting I will post it here on my blog.  So make sure you take a look Saturday to see a great tutorial!

In the mean time here is a little more of my special project.

The Lion