It has been a long haul, and apparently going to get held up again, with another surgery possible (probable?!)

Hand surgery is no fun, especially when something goes wrong. If you are like me it gets discouraging and sometimes you just want to forget even trying any more.

My life has always been in the “craft mode”. I have said I trust my hands not my brains. So many people can just go on their brain power and do wonderful contributions in the fields of Technology, science, literature etc. Not me. While I do like to write it is not what brings me the heart throbbing happiness that creating something will bring. I love to work at something and have a nice finished product to sell, give or enjoy myself. It is all in my hands. (On another note, I am not a housekeeper. I hate making something look good and then have it messed up in shorter time than it took me to make it good!)

I now am making plans for this fall. Planning on trying to do a craft show and have enough items to actually put in one! Sewing is slow. Very slow. Where I used to make things with ease and speed I now have trouble picking up a pin without using a magnet!  Cutting out patterns takes some time and a resting of my hand in between.

I have plans of trying to spend some time on my blogs each day as well. These poor things have suffered over the last few years with all the surgeries and other interruptions into my life. Depression to some degree, not deep but enough added to everything else as well as all the stress has hindered my creative juices. I am praying for the return.

For the one person who is reading this now,  I thank you.  Hope to see you back and hope I do not disappoint.

Pattern Sale and giveaway

This sale excites me! I have used patterns from some of these designers and they sew out great. Wonderful bargain for those that sew or want to give sewing a try. Begins 8AM Monday Morning!

Today is the 1st day of the 1st ever Sew Fab e-Pattern Bundle Sale and giveaway, sponsored by The Southern Institute and Fat Quarter Shop!

Over the past eight weeks a lot of behind the scenes work has taken place to bring you this amazing bundle of ePatterns from several of the top pattern designers and bloggers in the sewing and blogging world. The result is a bundle of 18 PDF sewing patterns that you don’t want to miss.

Buy NowFor one week only, ten pattern designers have come together to bring you 18 of their best PDF patterns, valued together at over $139.00, for the incredible price of $24.95! That’s over 80% off of the combined retail value! Plus you can enter to win a dream of a giveaway valued at $390 from some really great shops!

For less than $25.00 you will have a library of resources that you can use over and over again. The designers that have joined this sale are experts in their craft. They have been sewing for a very long time and are well known in blogland and elsewhere. Each designer has contributed one or two of their favorite patterns to create a bundle that is sure to please! Whether you are sewing for your own family or making gifts for others, these are patterns that you will love to use.

If you’ve never sewn with a PDF pattern before, let me tell you how great it is! After downloading your pattern instructions and your pattern, you will print out the pattern itself, creating pattern tiles, if you will. Simply tape the tiles together to create the full pattern! At that point you can cut out the size that you need and pin the paper pattern directly to your fabric or you can trace the pattern size that you need onto sewing paper or tissue paper and cut it out, saving the paper pattern for later when you need to sew another size. Pdf patterns are so convenient because you can print them out as many times as you need!

Click here to buy the bundle!
Now let me tell you a little bit about the giveaway!

The Sew Fab Giveaway is amazing! One lucky winner will win a bunch of amazing prizes from Craftsy, Fat Quarter Shop, fabricworm, Jennifer’s Jewels Custom Labels on Etsy, Green Bee Patterns, author Deborah Moebes, Mee a Bee, Gussy Sews, I’m Feeling Crafty, and Ball and Chain on Etsy. See the end of the post for giveaway details. This giveaway is not to be missed!

I know you’re dying to know “What is included in the pattern bundle?”

18 well-loved ePatterns from 10 well-known designers are instantly accessible to you by PDF download upon purchase of the Sew Fab e-Pattern Bundle. Here are the patterns that you will receive (click on the links below to see more details):

Goodship Dress by One Girl Circus, Mommy & Mia Apron by Sew Much Ado, Ruby Lou Doll by Sew Much Ado, Mini Maxi Dress by Seamingly Smitten, Miss Mod Top by Seamingly Smitten, Love Your Lunch Box by Ginger Cakes, Modern Folksy Bunny by Ginger Cakes, Banyan Pants & Shorts by Figgy’s, Banyan Top & Tunic by Figgy’s, Go To Shift Dress by Go To Patterns, Go To Gift Bags by Go To Patterns, Sidekick Suitcase by Sew Fearless, Madeline Dress by Me Sew Crazy, Forget Me Knot Dress by Me Sew Crazy, Alex & Anna Summer PJs by Peekaboo Pattern Shop, Alex & Anna Winter PJs by Peekaboo Pattern Shop, Commuter Cowl by luvinthemommyhood, Scirocco Dress by Figgy’s

The Sew Fab e-Pattern Bundle is only available for one week and will never be available again! You can purchase the bundle from February 4th at 8 a.m. EST through February 11th at 8 a.m. EST and there will be no late sales offered. Due to the nature of the sale there will be no refunds offered.

You don’t want to miss this unique opportunity to purchase a ready made collection of 18 PDF sewing patterns from 10 of the best designers out there!

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And now for The Sew Fab Giveaway!

You are not going to believe the prizes included in this giveaway! Can’t buy the bundle? It’s okay… purchase is not required to enter. Take a look at what you have the chance to win:

A Sewing Themed Box of Goodies from Pick Your Plum
Fabulous Wristlet from Gussy Sews (not necessarily the one pictured)
The latest release, Stitch Savvy, by Deborah Moebes
Sterling Silver Sewing Machine necklace from Ball and Chain on Etsy
$50 Gift Certificate to Fat Quarter Shop
$50 Gift Certificate to fabricworm
A free online class from
The Scoop Tote Pattern from Green Bee Patterns
60 Custom Tags from Jennifer’s Jewels
Red Riding Hood Little Girl’s Satchel from Mee a Bee
Handmade Sewing Machine Cover from I’m Feeling Crafty


There are lots of chances to win and no purchase required to enter the giveaway. Just use the Rafflecopter widget and enter to win this amazing prize package that will inspire you in your sewing as well as keep you stocked with fabric for many projects to come!

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Sew Much Inspiration right at your finger tips…

only $24.95!

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Graphic design by Andrea Panell.


What mom wants

I am in a quandary.  Tomorrow is Mother’s day and I had already decided what I was going to do for my mom and what we would be giving her. She will not get it till we make our trip after Mother’s day, but we decided. I am now questioning my decision.

Proflowers keeps telling me how much she wants flowers. Proplants says she wants plants. Shari’s Berries says she wants strawberries and  Sam’s club is telling me she wants Jewelry or candy.

Today Lowes is telling me she wants a gift card from them to go buy things to fix her house up. Sears says she wants exercise equipment and Another shop says she wants some sexy lingerie.

Oh now what do I do?

I asked my mom why she was telling everyone what she wants when we had already decided. She said she liked what we had in mind better so she would ask them all for her money back for what she paid them to try to throw hints to me!

What are you doing for your mother? Remember mom on Mother’s day. I am sure she is going to be waiting to hear from you.

I am Back!

Since I last posted I have changed hosting and still trying to figure it all out. As I type things do not look the same so I guess I need to find my addons etc. Bear with me while I figure it all and try to get things going again.

I am so thankful to Eugene of and highly recommend him for any work you may need done! He has stuck with my DAHness with signing in and working this all out.

Thanks Eugene!