Monday, September 30, 2013

Birthday,,oh what a day.

I had a wonderful birthday this year filled with very lovely presents and a special one from my DH and M-i-L...Please let me show you them.

This I got from my friend Linda and I love caring is so convenient and a wonderful she also made me finger less gloves which I have been wanting forever with a little scarf to go with it.. 
Then my friend Sandi gave me what is called a "nestament" which is what hummingbirds build their nests out of.  It is made from all natural materials but I have decided it will stay indoors at my a beautiful piece of fabric

Then my friend Karen gave me  one of her mugs that was made for her from the local museum at 5 points here in Cleveland TN and on it was her opportunity is gorgeous.

Another friend of mine. Josie,  gave me all kinds of wool and she actually dyed it right from the sheep plus a mixed bag of stuff to help me out with my next  present which is the one that my Dh and M-i-L bought from her..

I have not given her a name yet but please meet my  "Mid-Arm"..we finally managed to build the table yesterday for it since my room is pretty small.  Josie's Mom had made a table but we had to do a little revision to it in order to get it in my room and now she sits until I can get her figured out...

I am truly blessed to have so many good friends & family and you are correct these are material things but without them I would still be blessed my friends and family are my heart and I thank them for thinking of me.  I hope you all enjoy your day.....

Good Morning...update

We are back from NJ and my Mother-in-Love is here with us.  We were very fortunate an had great traveling weather both ways and we did a lot of night time driving so smooth sailing, especially around Washington.  Nothing against Washington but if you have ever driven in their rush hour it is a  I did manage to get a picture of my Aunt Bobby on the rite and my M-I-L , Kathleen on the let me introduce you...
Next post I get to show you my lovely birthday presents from friends and family.....have a great day...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

It is my day to "Pin IT" with a Give-a-way...Winner

Winner of the very cute owl Fabric is:

Marlene from Stitchin by the lake who said:: Both my daughters have curly hair so you know that one                                                                                  is my favorite! :) blessings, marlene

Marlene please send all your info to me at sgriff57(at)comcast(dot)net so I can mail your fabric to you!

Now I will go see all of the wonderful pincushions that I have been missing.

Note:  Good Morning everyone..well it is Saturday and I am just getting my computer back from being and realize that I have over 1000 emails and will be doing a mass delete.  I am trying to get back to everyone that has left a message here on my pins but if you have not received an email please do not feel slighted there are so many and I may not be able to.  Why you might ask well we have had a change in occupants here at the Griffith house and my m-i-l will be coming to live with us but first we have to go to Cape May, NJ to pick her up, which is about a 14 hour trip one way so I have to prepare to do that in the next 6 days.
But thank you so much for all your wonderful trip to Paducah was wonderful and Karen and Fran love their pincushions, since Karen was driving her Hooter which is what she has named her's had a place of honor on the  I tried to explain why not to call it "hooter" but she wouldn't listen....
Sandi also loved hers...which I was very happy about and I will have tons of pics I took from the trip posted at some point this week...the plantation well all I can say is it touched my heart.
I will pull the winner by Sunday evening since I am not sure of when we will be leaving to go there yet.  Have a great day and here comes the fall...yeah!

Again " thank you" all for your wonderful comments it is so nice to be in our blog land and have so many blog friends....I appreciate every one of them...

Good very early morning to everyone!  Are you ready for more pincushions?  
First let me thank  Madame Samm who picks all these delicious bloghops and  Kristen who is our head cheerleader  in our  "Pin IT" Pincushion blog Hop and has done some wonderful hard work to get and keep us all on the same page...thanks Kristen.  Following is a list of very creative people who also share this day with me.  Please join them and leave a comment.  I am sure they would love to hear from everyone.
OK so now I will get on with the show.  I decided to make 4 pincushions and they were so much fun to make.  I wanted to make one for a birthday present; 2 for a road trip that I am going on with 2 friends of mine to Paducah and wanted them to have a little "forget me not" gift and then one for my sewing machine....First I will introduce Sandi:

I love the look of the Victorian era and similar . When I thought about Sandi's and what I was going to make her for her birthday I was thinking of her sewing studio and I just wanted to add something pretty and lacey and delicate.  She is a petite lady but strong, creative and always on the go.   So maybe when she passes her studio she can look into it and see how pretty it is and have ah ha moment.   This is sitting on about 12 crazy quilt blocks of mine and a bed of silk ribbon, most of it hand dyed and when you get into crazyquilting you just cannot help but want to use the silk ribbons and alcohol inks for dyeing your lace which is what I done here.  I am beginning to really like orange so there is a bit of orange in the pincushion itself so I used the inks in orange to dye the pure white lace.  I hope she enjoys it as much as I did making it for her...

Now let me introduce you to Fran and Karen:

 I have always wanted to go to Paducah, KY  and the museum there is having a civil war quilt presentation that I would love to see.  Karen wanted to also see it plus a few historical places so she invited Fran and I to go along.  We are all history buffs so we may get to stop off in Franklin, TN also where one of the bloodiest battles of the civil war took place.  There was a book written on it and it you ever want to read an interesting book on the civil war, I would have to recommend this one...The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks..Anyway I see Fran as black and white and to the point but very fun to be around and I see Karen as very earthy and girlie so we went with a multi green and polka dot pink for her,.  And when you put the both together I just thought they were charming..

and Me!

And this one is a little one for my machine.  I wanted something small I could attach to the corner of my machine because I am forever leaving my little scissors under the quilt or table and the pins the same thing so I thought well if I could attach one to my machine with Velcro when I am there it would be great.  So she has a little pocket on the back for the scissors and curly hair just like me.
Thank you all for staying with me all this time and visiting me.  And as a thank you since I am in to owls lately I will give away a half of yard of this very cute owl fabric.  Just leave a comment.  And I will choose a winner by the end of the week.   Oh and it just so happens my Paducah trip started on Monday of this week and I will not be home till this evening so I will be connecting back with you all sometime during the rest of the week.
I have truly enjoyed this hop so Thank you Madame Samm for having me and thank you to all of you for reading about my pincushion journey....

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Coming Soon....Pincushion Blog Hop

Starting on September 10th Madame Samm from Sew We Quilt presents Kristen who is our head cheerleader  in our  "Pin IT" Pincushion blog Hop.  Following is our list of  creators and their day to show off their creativity.  So please join us won't you there may be a give a way or two or maybe a tutorial on that special pincushion or that ah-ha moment  when you see it you think that is what I want to make as a Christmas gift or whatever...just stop in and visit maybe leave a comment and say "hello" we will be waiting for you...

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Bonnie Hunters's Yard Sale - Vintage sewing machine....

Good morning to everyone!! Bonnie Hunter Yard Sale  Please click the link and it will take you to Bonnie's yard sale and all though I have been preparing for a birthday family gathering for later this afternoon, I was going to post this on ebay but would much rather have the personal connection that you can have with a Bonnie Hunter yard sale. I am just posting a note here to anyone that might be interested in buying a 1924 Vintage sewing machine that is a beauty.  I bought the sewing machine from a one time owner about 3 years ago and have used it a couple times myself.  It has a lovely straight stitch  and it is in beautiful condition..I still have the lock for the case and all.  I did send away for information on it from singer and do have the letter they sent back with it saying that it is a model 128 and manufactured on March 19th 1924 in Elizabeth, NJ.  If you are interested and would like more pics on it just let me know but here are a few..
Sold...I wish I had about 5 more, thank you for all the responses..I will miss her!

Since we have down-sized I really do not have allot of room  and it sits on a shelf under key and I really would also like to get some medical bills down that I acquired last year.  If you are really interested in it just shoot me an email at sgriff57(at)comcast(dot)net...I am asking 250.00 for it not to include the shipping.  Have a wonderful labor day and stay safe.