Michael and my big sister

Michael and my big sister
Comfort quilts

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Ford quick fix

Here is my husbands Nascar bag designed to hold all his Ford's quick fix!  I entered this into Instructables contest that shows how to make the pattern and sew this wrench case. 

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Soap Guy

I had to blog about The Soap Guy because I love his products and would like to win $1000.00's (wholesale) worth of his soap products. This is a family owned company making American made products, that by the way are natural and healthy for us AND the environment. He has over 61 different flavors to choose from. He also offers unscented products. His prices are very affordable! Please just follow his link to see what he has to offer and find out how to enter the contest. If by chance you do sign up please let him know that you heard about him from my blog. Thanks and have a super day!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Thesoapguy.com

I just wanted to mention that I have tried this soap and the thing I love about it is it smells sooooooooo good AND it is a natural soap that replenishes your natural skin oils. So many soaps are actually drying to the skin and this one does not do that. They have many other bath products that are great! This company is an American made company and have great reasonable prices! Many many choices of soap to choose from! They also have fabulous contest everyday to win soap on Utube! The service is excellent and your order arrives very quickly. I love this stuff!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTrDFsss_TM&playnext_from=TL&videos=3PIJVLnKzo0

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Anouncing a kewl giveaway!

Here is a link to a pretty nice blog! She has so many French type decorations that I love. I am entering this fabulous giveaway. This cake plate is so beautiful! Sure would like to win it!
Here is another site to see. http://agouraantiquemart.blogspot.com/

WRINKLED JEANS

Our washer and dryer finally broke down after many years so we were in the market for a new pair. I checked around and decided that with our utility room so small it might be a great idea to buy a front loader stack-able washer and dryer. The salesman was a man about 26 years old and he answered all my questions and was extremely helpful. I had to chuckle because he went on to say he did not like wrinkled jeans and he conducted an experiment on the model that I would be buying and the model he owned.

He said to wash the jeans on medium spin. I said really, why? He explained it was the high spin cycle that caused the wrinkles. It makes the heavier fabrics wrinkle more. After my washer was delivered I washed my husbands heavy jeans on medium spin and they came out beautiful. No more wrinkled jeans! I was so thrilled because I learned something new and who would have ever thought I would have learned it from a young man!

For those of you who are new to my blog I have some videos about cleaning tips for the bathroom and other tips like how to make your own laundry soap in fifteen minutes. How to make dryer sheets and linen water as well. I will be adding more here and there. I also have sewing lessons available.

Have a blessed weekend everyone and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, April 26, 2010

COMFORT QUILTS

Here is a picture of Michael and my sweet big sister and best friend!



Welcome everyone. I am in-between projects so I thought I would blog about how I got started making comfort quilts. It began in 1956. I was living next door to my future husband who, at the time was not even living next door. It was around January 22 and my parents brought home our baby brother. I was so excited! He was sleeping and I wanted to know what color his eyes were. I thought he was beautiful. Our entire family adored Michael. He was such a joy to have around. I do not remember much about him when he was a small baby but after he was a year or two I remember he used to carry his blankie around with him all the time. Not only did he carry his blankie, you always saw cotton or string dangling from his ears. We never knew why he did that but it was his signature.

He had beautiful blue eyes and the whitest hair I had ever seen. He always found things to entertain himself with. My mom would have me watch him and take him with me. I never really minded except one time I asked if my twin brother could watch him and she said she could depend on me much better.

After we all grew up and left home so we did not see much of one another. We stayed in touch by phone and occasionally visited each other but not very often. It was not until 2001 that I was living in a town very close to Mike and got re- acquainted with him. We had so much fun together. I remember it was really cold and clear one night and he wanted to get out his telescope and look at the stars. We spent a couple of hour doing that and I saw Saturn so clearly. It was beautiful. He had been married 10 years and he was very much in love with his wife. They acted like newly weds. They pampered each other all the time. It was so beautiful. I can't remember if it was Christmas or for his birthday, my sister and I made Mike a star quilt. We had so much fun.

Several years later, I was in Dallas visiting Mike in the hospital. We were staying at this apartment for out patients and we were sitting on the deck visiting. Mike had a rare and aggressive cancer. As he sat talking he said: Do you remember that quilt you made me? A tear rolled down his face and he said: It has brought me so much comfort! I hugged him and we both cried. A few months later we lost him to cancer.

After Mike passed away I began making quilts. I figure over the period of a couple of years I had made and given away about 300 lap quilts. I gave them to whoever at the time needed comforted. It was not until I had visited my daughter in Georgia that I realized I made all the quilts in memory of Michael. After that I began calling them Mike's comfort quilts.

I guess the reason I wanted to share this story with everyone is because sewing is almost becoming a thing of the past. I would like to encourage people to get their craft on and make a comfort quilt for someone in their life that they love. When you experience the receivers response it makes you feel like you handed them the world with everything good in it. You can make a quilt and not even own a sewing machine. It might take a person one day to make a very simple quilt up to a queen size. Maybe 2 days if you are a beginner. It is a project one could have their entire family pitch in and make. Mother's Day is coming up and what a beautiful thing to give a mother, sister, daughter, aunt, or friend! Think about it, When mothers cuddle their babies on the couch reading to them or watching a movie it is so much more enjoyable when you snuggled in a blanket. When your sick or sad a blankie brings comfort to the soul and soothes the spirit.

If you have received a comfort quilt from someone or have made one please share your story as I would love to hear it! Thanks!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Do you think WEEDS are UGLY?

Maybe Debi's pictures just might change your mind. Debi loves to take pictures of West Texas wild flowers/weeds. I was totally amazed that her pictures could make me fall in love with these pesky little wild flowers as she calls them. But through a camera lens they are amazing. It was difficult for me to pick my favorite weed LOL! I hope you too might change your mind about weeds. Enjoy!
Until tomorrow have a great day, and save time for You!