Sunday, May 31, 2009


Sammy gave me that beautiful charm pack for Mother's Day and I have been itching to make something with some of it. I just finsihed this pocketbook. I didn't have a pattern but I did go back and look at some of Sunday-Girls pocketbooks from a while back. I think I am go to like the size, not too big, but not too small. I really love the colors that are in this charm pack.
PSALMS 92; 1
It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


I made a batch of these cookies Monday, Sammy, Amanda & the kids came for supper, we had hamburgers, baked beans, chips and tea. These are really good and easy to make. Amanda wanted the recipe so I told her I would post it here.
We did however miss Jason, Cheryl & the girls, Jason is recovering from surgery he had on his wrist and was not up to coming over. He is still in a lot of pain but he is getting better, please keep him in your Prayers.


1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups oatmeal
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped pecans

Mix ingredients, drop by tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.
PSALMS 95; 1
O come, let us sing unto the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Lori & Pearl

Amanda has told me some great news, Lori ask the Lord in her heart, she is four years old. She and Pearl had been cleaning their room and she came out and ask her Mom was Pearl going to heaven and Amanda said yes that Pearl had ask God to forgive her of her sins, then she ask was she going to heaven, so Amanda told her how to get saved and they prayed a pray together.

MATTHEW 19; 14
But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Amanda bought the pattern and the fabric to make this dress........ then she backed out and ask me to make it. I had a lot of fun making it and by the look on Lori's face I think you can say she likes it. I had enough fabric left to make a pocketbook and a change purse.
PSALMS 103; 1
Bless the Lord. O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.


Sammy our youngest son also has a blog, check it out here
We really love the family God gave us.

1 JOHN 4; 7
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

Monday, May 25, 2009


Amanda, our daughter-in-law just started her blog, please go check it out
Very good reading.

PSALMS 8 ; 9
O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I already showed you the drawers that Eddie gave me for Mother's Day, so I thought I would show you what the kids gave me. The beautiful jewelry is from Jason & his family, they are black pearls, a necklace, bracelet & earrings. The charm pack is from Sammy & his family. It is Nouveau by Moda. It is really beautiful.

I love both gifts. I am really Blessed with a great & loving family.
JOHN 3; 16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Monday, May 18, 2009


Lois (my younger sister), me & Kitty (my older sister)

Jason, Cheryl, Amanda & Sammy(our sons & their wives)
Melody(my niece) & Kevin (her boy friend)

Noah, Lori, Caroline, Pearl, Eddie Van & Caitlyn

The kids enjoying their dinner

A lot of my family was able to get together yesterday. We were able to go to church together and then had dinner together in the church fellowship hall. We have been talking about all getting together for a while, but you know how hard that can be sometime, my brother and his family were not able to be there, his wife had to work, so hopefully we can do this again soon.
PSALMS 122; 1
I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go unto the house of the Lord.

Friday, May 15, 2009


I have been needing to organize my sewing area better for a while (and yes I need to vacuum), so I ask Eddie for drawers for Mother's Day, to put my thread and other things in, he is always happy for me to tell him what I want or need that way he doesn't have to shop around thinking of something. I still have a lot of organizing to do, but you can see my machine embroidery thread in one drawer and my serger thread in another one and in another is woolly nylon thread, I use that for rolled hems on things like baby blankets. In that drawer I also have interfacing and a few more things. There is four drawers as you can see, I didn't open the top one but it has several different things in it that I need for sewing, like straight pins, ink pens and patterns.

I just got an order of embroidery thread this week, I have been getting it at Walmart for a little over $ 4.00 or New Bern Fabric Center for a little over $ 5.00, I ordered this from Threadart for $1.65 a spool and it works great so I am going to be ordering from there when I need more.

PSALMS 46; 10

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Friday, May 8, 2009


Do you remember the crumb quilt I was working on.?.......well I finally finished it, so I am sharing pics of it. I took a picture from one side and then the other,it is so big that is the only way I could get a picture of all of it, I also took one of the label. I think this may be the only king size quilt I will be making!!!! I think I will stick with lap size, they are so much easier and lighter to work on. But I think we will enjoy this colorful quilt on our bed, I can look at it and remember all the quilts I have made, it has sooooo many pieces of fabric from the quilts I have made for the kids and grands.

ROMANS 8; 25
But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

Monday, May 4, 2009

LOOK :) WHAT I WON :) :) :)

These are the goods I won on my blogging friend Karen's blog Aren't they the prettiest fabrics? They are Thimbleberries, Timeless Grace from rjrfabrics. It is a 27 piece charm pack, I really love the beautiful colors in this pack. She also sent the cute sewing kit and a nice little note.I will be carrying the sewing kit in my pocketbook and showing it off.

13; She seekth wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

Friday, May 1, 2009


This has been a busy week, I haven't been feeling good at I went to the doctor today, I needed my blood pressure med prescription renewed away and Eddie had a check up. So when we got there I ask if I could be seen too. She said my sinuses are really stopped up and gave me a round of amoxicillin. She also said the arthritis in my left knee is worse then in my right knee that is why it is swollen so much. She said if I could go to the swimming pool the exercise in the water would be good for it. I told Eddie we were going to have to get a pool, she laughed and said I really picked up on that fast.
Cheryl is still trying to get caught up from be off so long with her kidney stone, but she is doing pretty good. I don't think you can even tell that Noah had been sick. Kids really can get well so fast.
I think I may have said something about one of the guys I work with needing surgery on his back. Well he had that surgery yesterday, it went okay, but he had a lot of bleeding during the surgery, so they had to go slow, it took 6 1/2 hours, he was in ICU and on the ventilator for a while last night, but they put him in a room this morning. Then when I talked to him this afternoon he said he was doing pretty good, they had already had him up for a walk. GOD IS GOOD !!!!!!
PSALMS 100; 5
For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.