Thursday, December 31, 2009

Look A Likes ????

As you know, we were blessed with a beautiful granddaughter on Dec.6, 2009. We truly thank God for this miracle baby. A year ago, we didn't know if our daughter and her husband would ever be blessed with a child. She had lost two pregnancies and had some "problems". Yet, here we are a year later, with a lovely baby in the family!!! I can't even begin to tell how thankful and happy I am for this little miracle baby.

Any way, she looks a lot like her Daddy, but I think she looks a lot like her Mommy, my daughter. Here is a picture of my daughter when she was three weeks old and one with her baby at three weeks. What do you think?

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sweet Sleep

My Beloved Addyson

.....thoughts of you are always in my heart... I love you so much!

Just some pictures to share....

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

It's Winter Time!

It's offically winter here in Ohio. Actually today has been pretty nice. The sun did shine, we didn't get the freezing rain we were suppose to get, and the tempatures weren't too bad. Nothing to complain about here!

Thought I would share a couple pictures of my grandson, Beau. He is 16 months old now.

Beau was visiting grandma.

Beau was ready to go outside!

This picture show Beau looking out the window for his Daddy. He loves his Daddy!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Quess who came to visit me tonight? My lovely daughter and my sweet granddaughter. Little Addyson is 11 days old today. We are so thankful for this little bundle of love. She is truely a gift from God.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

It's So Grand To Have Grandchildren!

Little Beau and Vanessa were in for a happy surprise when they got to my house on Thursday. They thought they were just coming to see me and Grandpa. Instead they got to see their brand new cousin! They were so happy. Vanessa was quite the "little mother"! She got to hold baby Addyson for a long time!

Our Little Sweetie

Hello from Ohio on this cold Saturday afternoon. Thought I'd share another picture of little Addyson. She is four days old in the picture. She will be a week old tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

Our little blessing!

I thought I would share two new pictures of my new granddaughter. Pictures are worth a thousand words.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Princesss Arrived Today

On this cold but sunny Sunday, I was blessed with a beautiful new granddaughter!! baby Addyson arrived early this afternoon and is doing fine, thank the Lord! She was 8# 6 oz and was 20 inches long.

I got to hold my new granddaughter.

Friday, December 4, 2009

We're Getting Something New!!!!

Our family should have something new next Tuesday, if not before! Can you guess what it is?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Cookie Party Recipe Exchange

Wedding Tea Cakes

1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons confectioners' sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for decoration

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a medium bowl, cream butter and vanilla until smooth. Combine the 6 tablespoons confectioners' sugar and flour; stir into the butter mixture until just blended. Mix in the chopped walnuts. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, and place them 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
3. Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. When cool, roll in remaining confectioners' sugar.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Under The Weather

I am trying to take it easy today. I have the cold and sinus problems that seem to be going around. I got new carpet in a spare bedroom yesterday and have only been able to do a little bit of work getting the room put back together. A few minutes of work and I am wiped out! I am going to sew new bed skirts (dust ruffles) for the twin beds and all new bedding!! I'll post pictures when I am done.

Take care and keep healthy.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Easy Cheesecake Squares

Here is a delightfull and super easy receipe.

2 - 8 ounce packages cream cheese
2 - 8 count packages cresant rolls
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg yolk (save the white)
2 teaspoons lemon juice ( this can be omitted)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Line a 9"X13" pan with one package of the cresant rolls.

Cream together cream cheese, sugar, egg yolk, lemon juice, and vanilla. Spread mixture of top of rolls. Place second package of rolls on top of cream cheese mixture. Brush the egg white of the top layer. Lightly sprinkle cinnamon over the egg white Bake @ 375 degrees 20-25 minutes. Do not over bake.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Need Fabric? Might As Well Win Some!!

The Long Ladies at marie-madeline studio are offering another giveaway. They are offering a $30.00 gift certificate!! I would love to win that. You can also enter by clicking here.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Not Much

Not much happening around here lately. I have been sewing. I finished a wedding that I was sewing for. I was thankful to have that off my mind. I am looking for some motivation to paint and redecorate a spare bedroom. So far, I have not found the motivation.Wish you could just order some motivation from somewhere!! I have white paint for the walls. I also have the sweet light blue and white stripe wall paper for the room. I want to create a cottage look for the room. I will probably sew curtains, bedding, and pillows for the two twin beds that are in the room. I dearly love Tanya Whelan's beautiful fabrics and will no double use some of her fabrics from the Darla line.

Monday, November 9, 2009


I love the new aprons that are so fashionable now!! I recently made a new apron using marie-madeline studio's darling Chic Sister Pattern. I can't tell you how darling it is. The Long Ladies at marie-madeline created the pattern. They offer wonderful instructions that even newbies could understand!! I made my first apron usine their pattern in under 90 minutes!! That was from the start of cutting out the pattern to clipping the last thread when I was finished!!

marie-madeline studio is offering a giveaway!! They are giving a way a pattern and the fabric to create your own chic apron. Check out their website here.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Sharing our joy.....

I have some wonderful news to share! My daughter, who is my "baby" and only girl is expecting a baby girl in December!! We are so excited and thankful for this miracle. She and her husband had lost two pregnacies in the last four years. We weren't sure we would ever enjoy the miracle of seeing her have a bundle of joy. Thank the Lord he has blessed her and things are looking real well. She is due the middle of December. Last night she was blessed with a lovely shower in her honor. I thought I would share a few pictures from the shower.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Pretty Pink Bubbles

Here is my latest creation that I have been busy working on. This delightful purse was created with a solid black canvas fabric and then accented with a colorful printed lining. I included a beautiful vintage button that highlights the sweet pink colors. I created this purse for a door prize at a baby shower!

If anyone is interested, I can create another one like this for you. As with all of my creations, they are handcrafted individually by me, one at a time. I finish my purses with a scotch guard coating to help keep your purse clean.

This purse sells for $34.95 and includes free shipping. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in this purse or a custom creation!

Saturday, October 24, 2009


My youngest grandson was all smiles last night at the surprise 30th birthday for his Daddy! It continued to rain most of the day yesterday. We went ahead with the party anyway and had it in an outdoor building that had plenty of space. We had a nice fire going to keep warm. We did have to cancel the hayride because of the rain though. We had a good time and manage to keep it a secret and suprise for my son. Beau has a "hurty" on his nose from trying to come down the stairs by himself!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

It's Birthday Party Day!!

My daughter-in-law and I have been planning a surprise birthday party for my son who is turning 30 next week. The party is this evening. It is raining. It has been raining all day, but the party is still going on! We have planned a bonfire and hayride. I also was going to be cooking chili over an open fire. We are having homemade chili with cheese and crackers, barbeque and chicken sandwiches, chips, cake and desserts. We are having sweet tea and apple cider to drink.

It is now pouring rain even harder. Hopefully it will stop..........

This is a picture of my birthday son. He does not like a camera and will avoid looking at one at all cost. He is such a wonderful son. I am so thankful for him and also proud of him.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Melody of my heart.....

I have been busy sewing the last week. I have been working on a wedding that I have to create five satin gowns and matching jackets. I took a little time off from that job to create a purse for my sister's birthday. Her name is Melody so I chose a selection of black and white fabrics including a lining of musical notes. Hopefully she will like it. I really need to get some more of my purses ready for my shop.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Pizza!! (recipe posted too!!)

I think I have discovered the best homemade pizza possible! I have always had trouble getting my dough the correct texture that I wanted. Here's my recipe and how I prepare it!

Pizza Dough

3/4 cup hot water (105-115 degrees)
1 tablespoon yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups flour (approx.)

Mix water, yeast, and suger in mixing bowl. Allow to set for about 10 minutes. Add salt and flour. Mix well. Either knead on a floured surface or mix in a Kitchen Aid mixer using the bread hook for about five minutes. Put dough in an oiled bowl for about 30 minutes in a warm area. Roll dough into a circle to fit a baking stone or a greased pizza pan. Using a fork, poke holes in the dough all over the circle. Using a pastry brush, very lightly cover the dough with olive oil. Do not use too much, you want it just a light coating. Bake the crust in a preheated over at 425 degrees for about 8-10 minutes. Remove the crust and top with pizza sauce, cheese , pepperoni, or whatever toppings you prefer. Return pizza to over and allow to bake 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!

Let me know what you think of the pizza after you try it!