Sunday, December 30, 2012

I did it...

I caved.... I gave in and signed into Pinterest!!! I promised myself that quilting comes first before sitting down and wasting all hours of the day.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

What I made Wednesday....

Well, not so much me... But Kelly... Burlap was the theme today...

And these little roses also...

And the little NOEL sign...

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays....

Rudolph says Merry Christmas to all!!!!

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Sunday, December 23, 2012


Super cute idea using a pallet.... Tear it apart....slap a little green paint of different shades on.... Cut em' up... And you have a little Christmas tree... One of the girls from school made these up and I was lucky enough to get one... Thanks Betty!!
Before I got mine, I kidnapped one of the teachers tree and held it for ransom! Hehehe...

Then Betty brought me one, so I gave Susan's back.. :)
Here's mine with the crooked Christmas sign hanging on the wall... Whoops!

We all had a good laugh!..

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Fons and Porter..

Last week I got an email from Fons and Porter asking me if I would be interested in recieving and previewing  one of their ebooks...Log Cabin Quilt book. Yahoo! for free!! double Yahoo!
But I am able to share it with anyone else who wants one too.... So here is the link... download it... have fun...
and when I am able to play around with my copy I'll let you know how it comes out..

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

My baby graduated... Again!

My youngest graduated from California Western School of Law on Monday, December 18, 2012...

After the ceremony ... We all then went out to eat and a little celebrating....

Congratulations Steven... I know you will do good!!! XOXOXO
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Monday, December 17, 2012

Teacher quilt...

Made this for a friend... A teacher at her daughters school is leaving... She had all the kids sign their name on a green piece of fabric... I cut them out in shapes of leaves and created a tree for them to hang on..

Close up of leaves....

Then you always have to have a label....

14+ hours later... It was done... Phew! I don't think I could EVER write patterns... This was a challenge!
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Oh my.... I can't believe it's the 12 th already!!! I don't even have my tree up yet! the house is decorated, kinda..I have been working on quilting customer quilts, delivering them. One more quilt to do... I have invested 10 hrs into it already and its still not done.I still have embroidery to do for customers so all of MY stuff is like a month behind schedule. Christmas cards??? What are those... I think I bailed last year too... This Saturday I have a date in Temecula with the girls...Steven flies in Saturday also... He graduates from law school on Monday... Yay for him!!! So Monday is totally shot, I'll be in San Diego all day. Kelly comes in 1 week, Wednesday..I work till Thursday... I have a luncheon to go to on Friday..I gotta buy something for that also.. Then Christmas is on Tuesday!!! Yikes... And somewhere in there I have to do some shopping... Cripes!!! I am in a bind...
I did back out of cookie exchange... Sorry girls... I just can't do it..

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Friday, December 7, 2012


I have part of a lined dress that is about 30 x54" and then another smaller piece.. I am tired of holding on to them and I am giving these pieces to the first person who wants them. They are lined and would be perfect to make little purses or anything your little mind creates..
Let me know...leave me you email address

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Fallbrook Guild Mtg....

Our guild had their December/Christmas meeting last night and I can say it was so much fun!!!
Friendship groups decorated their tables and then we voted for them in different categories..
This is just some...

Food... Oh my!!! Lots and lots of wonderful salads, breads, desserts ....
Then we had 7 members of the Fallbrook choral Group come in and sing for us..
Sorry about the big ol' speaker in the way..

Then we all brought a fat quarter in and stood in a huge circle around the room and read the quilt Christmas story and passed a bag around each time a certain word was read.. It was a blast!
We have the best guild, I think so!!
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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Dried oranges..

Found these awesome dried orange garlands on Buckets of Burlap blog.

Which she found the recipe from Martha Stewart...

Recipe from "The Martha Stewart Show" TV kitchen.
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Makes about 1 1/2 dozen
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1 navel orange, very thinly sliced
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a nonstick baking mat. Top with orange slices in a single layer, and generously dust with sugar. Bake until the peels are dry and the flesh is translucent, about 2 1/2 hours.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Well.... My youngest and his wife are moving... OUT OF STATE! So now both my kids are in TEXAS!

They listed and SOLD their house within about a weeks time frame with a 30 day escrow..
So,.... Steven is in Texas doing a law internship...that leaves poor Ronna to handle everything else pertaining to the house. She still has to fulfill her contract with the county of Riverside until the end of school year, so.... Ronna, dogs and their stuff (what didn't fit into the pod)are all packed into my house.
We have a full house until July when they leave... I have bad news for them... Just let them try and take the dogs...hahhahaha... We will not be separated...:)
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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Snowman Cookie Tutorial

These are just the cutest things ever!!! Definitely on the to do list!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Happy Turkey Day!

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

So far....


This will be a lil'pillow

Wall hanging...

4th of July quilt... Bad picture... Gonna have scalloped edges when it's done..

Couple more projects still in the works...
Then of course we had to go out to breakfast ...mmmm good..

Very productive weekend..
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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Watch out...

Watch out Julian....

The ladies are on their way tomorrow for the weekend!!

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Comfort & Joy....

Ok... Now... She's finally finished...quilted, binding...

Label and all....

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Sad day...

One of my favorite fabric store has closed...everything is being packed up and moved into a moving truck. Sad day in Temecula.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Be safe everyone....have a Happy Halloweenie....

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Pumpkin quilt ....

I posted it every where else, may as well do it here too...

Close up of the quilting in sashing...

Hers just 1 block close turned out so well.... I just LOVE it!!

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Evelyn's album...

Wool block of the month... From Primitive Gatherings..
She's finally finished... Ready to be loaded on the rack to be quilted..

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Willard's tip for the day....

sprinkle lots of cinnamon on the inside of the top for yummy yummy smells!

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A rose is a rose....

Most perfect little rose and I can smell it all throughout my patio! love it!!

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Baby girl blankie....

For a baby shower in a couple weeks... I think the mommy will just LOVE it!

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Amazing lemons!!!!!

Big thanks to Audrey for sharing this .........

Amazing frozen lemons.....

All it a frozen lemon

Many professionals in restaurants and eateries are using or consuming the entire lemon and nothing is wasted.
How can you use the whole lemon without waste?

Simple.. place the washed lemon in the freezer section of your refrigerator. Once the lemon is frozen, get your grater, and shred the whole lemon (no need to peel it) and sprinkle it on top of your foods.

Sprinkle it to your vegetable salad, ice cream, soup, cereals, noodles, spaghetti sauce, rice, sushi, fish dishes, whisky, wine.... the list is endless.

All of the foods will unexpectedly have a wonderful taste, something that you may have never tasted before.
Most likely, you only think of lemon juice and vitamin C. Not anymore.

Now that you've learned this lemon secret, you can use lemon even in instant cup noodles.

What's the major advantage of using the whole lemon other than preventing waste and adding new taste to your dishes?

Well, you see lemon peels contain as much as 5 to 10 times more vitamins than the lemon juice itself.
And yes, that's what you've been wasting.

But from now on, by following this simple procedure of freezing the whole lemon, then grating it on top
of your dishes, you can consume all of those nutrients and get even healthier.

It's also good that lemon peels are health rejuvenators in eradicating toxic elements in the body.

So place your washed lemon in your freezer, and then grate it on your meal every day. It is a key to make your foods tastier and you get to live healthier and longer! That's the lemon secret! Better late than never, right? The surprising benefits of lemon!
Lemon (Citrus) is a miraculous product to kill cancer cells. It is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy.

Why do we not know about that? Because there are laboratories interested in making a synthetic version that will bring them huge profits.

You can now help a friend in need by letting him/her know that lemon juice is beneficial in preventing the disease. Its taste is pleasant and it does not produce the horrific effects of chemotherapy.

How many people will die while this closely guarded secret is kept, so as not to jeopardize the beneficial multimillionaires large corporations?

As you know, the lemon tree is known for its varieties of lemons and limes.

You can eat the fruit in different ways: you can eat the pulp, juice press, prepare drinks, sorbets, pastries, etc... It is credited with many virtues, but the most interesting is the effect it produces on cysts and tumors.

This plant is a proven remedy against cancers of all types. Some say it is very useful in all variants of cancer. It is considered also as an anti microbial spectrum against bacterial infections and fungi, effective against internal parasites and worms, it regulates blood pressure which is too high and an antidepressant, combats stress and nervous disorders.
The source of this information is fascinating: it comes from one of the largest drug manufacturers in the world, says that after more than 20 laboratory tests since 1970, the extracts revealed that It destroys the malignant cells in 12 cancers, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreas...
The compounds of this tree showed 10,000 times better than the product Adriamycin, a drug normally used chemotherapeutic in the world, slowing the growth of cancer cells.

And what is even more astonishing: this type of therapy with lemon extract only destroys malignant cancer cells and it does not affect healthy cells.
So, give those lemons a good wash, freeze them and grate them. Your whole body will love you for it!!!!!

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Mother Marsh....

That is what I called my mother-in-law....
RIP.... I I know you are in a better place now...

Marsh, Mary S., of Anaheim, born 11/24/24 in Scranton, PA, died 10/4/12 after a brief illness. Beloved mother and devout Catholic, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert O. Marsh, and is survived by a sister, Margaret Wade of Hemet California, and a brother, Edward Laskowski, of Trumbull, Connecticut. She is also survived by 5 children: Suzanne, David, Mark and Richard Levesque and Brian Marsh; and by12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at St. John Neumann Church, Irvine, Thursday Oct. 11, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent in her name to the Eternal World Television Network or to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Say a prayer for my hubby too.... He lost both of his parents with in 4 months!
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