Friday, September 30, 2011

30 years ago

35 years ago my grandma tought me to sew straight lines on a quilt, which was really not very straight. So I thought I was a lost cause, not my grandma she always told me to never give up.
Now at 30 years ago I sat down to make my first real baby outfit which I still have in my keep sake box.
first I cut it out, then I started sewing it, it looked a little funny.
So I called my sister in law and told her what I did and it looked funny, she started laughing and said I did the same thing when I first started sewing.
To make this funny story short.... I sewed the legs for the bottom and the shirt needed extra at the shoulders and I forgot to cut facings. I fixed the shorts, and just edged stitched around the shirt and added extra at shoulders. The mistake never held me back from learning how to sew.
I never gave up I kept learning more until one day my mom and sister in law wanted me to put my stuff in the state fair with them, to see if we could win a ribbon and money.
Well we did I won all 1st place ribbons and still have those ribbons. My mom and sister in law won 2ND and 3rd. I give the credit to my grandma who never gave up on me.
So as life goes on I still push myself to make the best handmade gifts, if I don't like it, it does not get sold, I will make a new one.

Thursday, September 29, 2011


Gifts come in many packages, shapes and sizes. Many times they are not noticed or heard. They are there just the same, in words we use, acts of kindness and just for the simple I Love You. Gifts from you are the best gifts of all.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Talent you were given

I have often wondered why I was given a talent of looking at something or seeing a thought come alive on paper, making that pattern, to make the project, it is amazing to see the finished item. I will always wonder why, but it is my talent and I choose to create something handmade and special Just like my Grandma always said she said love is special when you make it.