Hi Everyone, Again! It's the end of week two of my challenge so let's just get right to it! The title of this post is the last sentence of Elvis Presley's speech he gave in 1971 at the Ten Outstanding Young Men awards ceremony. Except for the last part...the FREE part. So today's post on… Continue reading FREE Stuff Challenge Day 14 – “So I keep singing a song…” or how to get a free 5 star meal for FREE!
As a reminder...the name is Ale (pronounced 'Alley') which is a nickname, or a shortening of her first name. I thought I would put that in again just so if you happened to be dropping in from a search engine looking for Paraguay's finest beers you are in the wrong spot. After a full day… Continue reading A Send Off For Ale
Yesterday I decided to go to a QOV Sew-In. I'd never been to a Quilts of Valor activity so it was pretty exciting. I always love meeting new people that enjoy any kind of sewing activity...it's a good bonding experience. AND the ladies there were AMAZING! All of them just welcomed me in. I worked… Continue reading Quilts of Valor Volunteer Day
Okay people. Just go grab that box of tissues and click on a couple of these videos. I have to update you on my quest to find a new four-legged furry best friend. Two weeks ago we completed the application to be involved with Canine Companions for Independence. Within a week they responded to schedule… Continue reading Part 3 of My Quest to Find a New Furry Four Legged Friend
Well it has been a busy few weeks for me and I'm going to need to do a few posts just to get it all in. In April I went to the 2009 edition of the International Quilt Festival...so I'll need to do a post on that when I get a chance. There were some… Continue reading From the Prairie to the Last Frontier to the Crossroads of America, a busy May!
This fashion statement is about 30 years old. I remember in the mid 90's businesses and civic clubs began transitioning from t-shirts and jackets to polo shirts with embroidered logos. Back in the early '80's my very first embroidered polo was for a trip to the Junior National Swim Championships in Milwaukee Wisconsin. That year,… Continue reading How to Prepare a Polo to be Machine Embroidered
This is how the Bear Paw Block comes together for the Lap Throw I am designing for Operation Lap Wrap. Sew the dark side on top. Make sure your seam allowances are 1/4". I am using a quilting foot which is 1/4" from center to edge of foot. I just line up the edge of… Continue reading Operation Lap Wrap – Bear Paw Block Construction
National Quilting Day is March 15th. For this day I've decided to organize a quilting event for Operation Lap Wrap. Oh where's my "stop me before I volunteer again" button! Seriously though this is going to be fun. I've designed a couple of lap quilt patterns and I'm working out one of them which is… Continue reading Operation Lap Wrap preparation
Do you happen to know what an isolette is? Well I don't either. About a week ago I received an email from my friend Laura asking if I was interested in helping with some charity sewing. Immediately thoughts race back to my little "stop me before i volunteer again" button but I'm a true believer… Continue reading Charity sewing for the little ones…
Yesterday I was contacted by the AT&T Pioneers to help put together some isolette covers. I don't mind and thought this might be something usefull. I first had to find out what an isolette was. If you don't know it is the incubator that a premie occupies while they are at the hospital. The covers… Continue reading Charity Sewing