We lost our son in law this week to terminal liver failure. He and our oldest daughter had been married less than a year. He hid his illness from her with lies until the last two months when it grew to be too hard to hide. His illness was caused from
Several members of our church are heading to Greece next month on a mission trip. One of the type of items requested for them to take (as gifts) are items with Bible verses on them, like mugs, etc. They had been told that items like that are not availa
This past week has been awful, with both my adult daughters facing crises of one form or another. It sure is hard when your babies have grownup problems. Here is my beautiful red-headed almost-two granddaughter, which helps restore my joy. Maybe her s
A receptionist at a doctor's office went above and beyond for me this week, and I'd like to do something for her. I don't know her likes or dislikes, so I was thinking of a cheerful mug rug or something. Do any of you have any better ideas? Thanks i
Have you ever heard of Book Beaus? They're just padded book covers for paperbacks, but they are pricey. I used a pattern from MoosebStitchin, and sewed this up today. I used fold-over elastic instead of a velcro closure. I'm pretty sure Sue has a bo
My granddaughter, Riley Beth, had her first sleepover visit with her daddy last night. She had a great time. It was hard for me, though I can't put into words why. I guess this grandma is having a hard time growing up.
I made this today out of two old placemats that my sister had given me. It's supposed to be made out of non-fraying fabric or vinyl, but I think I like the vintage, raggedy look of these. The design came from titania's creations.
I was having issues with my sewing machine making pretty buttonholes, so I switched to an embroidery buttonhole. It worked perfectly! I had a little bit of an issue trying to figure out how to align them but I worked it out (my aging brain doesn't like
Does anybody know where I could find a design of a hand with a pointing finger? Similar to this one, and preferably free. Thanks in advance. I would need it to be small, about 1 1/2 inches wide at the most
Here is something I just ran across--a lady was describing her trial and error process of creativity, and said "this was an O.O.P.S --An Outstanding Opportunity Presenting Suddenly" A much more positive way of coping than my usual method!
I am going to whine a bit, so I'm sorry in advance. Since I've been retired to try to regain my health, I only manage to even turn my machine on about once every week or so. I've been diagnosed with chronic daily migraine, which worsens with movement