Thursday, May 30, 2013


Can anyone identify these little dolls?
I thought they were called Little Me's. I have searched and searched to no avail. If you do not know what they are called can you lead me to a site where I can post a picture and see if anyone else can help?
All three of my daughters played with them circa 1980's and I would love more for the grandchildren.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Cookie Anyone?

My family will tell you that I like to bake, not cook, bake!
We had a picnic for Memorial Day even though it was chilly and rainy.
OK an indoor picnic.
I made my famous Ranger Cookies.
No, they are not low fat.
No, they are not sugar free.
No, they are not good for you...
They are so yummy!
This recipe makes 6 dozen, that is 72 cookies!
Yep, you guessed it, they are all gone!
I did notice the zip lock bag box out on the counter;I think some went on a trip with the kids!

Here is the recipe.

Ranger Cookies

Beat well:
1 c. margarine
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs

2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder

2 c. oatmeal
2 c. Rice Krispies
1-2 c. chocolate chips

Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes on ungreased cookie sheet.  Makes about 6 dozen

Happy Sewing and Cooking!

Monday, May 27, 2013

I did not take your advice, so sorry!

Last February I asked your advice about flannel backing for my 
Katie Jump Rope Quilt.
Thank you all for such wonderful advice.  You can read about it 
as the advice will help others too.

But alas
Janie was too worried to take your advice!
After all this was my favorite fabric and a king size quilt.
I chickened out!!

I went with my Riley Blake Medium Check Yellow Gingham for the backing and Quilter's Dream Thin Batting.

I brought the quilt to a friend who has a long arm business and asked her to baste it for me.
She was so kind, not only did she baste it but she used hot pink thread so I could see it!!
I am now in the process of hand quilting. I hope to have it done by the end of the summer.
Here she is so far with her hot pink basting thread. It is so nice to quilt without pins!

Happy Sewing!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Thank You and a New Quilt Along

Happy Memorial Day

I am joining a Summer Quilt Along!
It Starts June 1st

Katy, you know, from Fat Quarterly is hosting.

We will be using Rachel Griffith's Pattern


 how sweet is this!!!

I just ordered my pattern
now what layer cake should I use?
Guess I will have to go shopping!!

EDIT  shopping done!

This is what I am going to use.
Flirt by Sandy Gervais

Come on!
Why don't you play too!

All the details can be found

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Something I am Working On

I love to do hand work. Especially in the Summer. It makes for a great take and go project.  Here is a hint of what I am taking and going!

Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Bonnie Hunter

Our local guild held is annual end of the year banquet last night. I was lucky enough to attend. Guess who the speaker was?
Give up?

Bonnie Hunter!
You know from

What a lovely lady. She is kind, charming, knowledgeable, and funny.  One of the bees from the guild presented her with a quilt they had made and it brought tears to here eyes. I did not take many pictures as I was too engrossed with her presentation.
and what I did are badddd

She has such wonderful theories about using your stash.
She makes the math of quilting fun and easy to understand.
And, she is very generous...
Many free patterns are offered on her site.
Her post from her blog
is all about St. Charles and her time with us.
Do you see me at the dinner?!

Such a fun night!

PS you know what?  Mary a Madame Samm cheerleader was there too!
We got to talk for a few minutes. Another delightful Lady.
How small is our big world!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Hexie Love

I had a few minutes, hours, well you know some fun free time!
So I looked for some Hexie Love!
Thanks to..
Google Images  
 I found all this Hexie Love

Enjoy the Show!

Sale still going on in my
ETSY Store
use code

Saturday, May 18, 2013

I Think I Did This Right?

(google source)

To celebrate the end of the school year I am having a store wide sale in my

10% off your total order.
When you check out just apply the code
and you will receive your discount.
Happy Shopping!

PS  Let me know if the code did not work.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Fun! and More Confunsion

In yesterday's post I talked about Google Reader Alternatives.
I really like Feedly but found this article and thought,
Hey why not add to our confusion!

Five Best Google Reader Alternatives


Now these are fun! Really Fun!
I am hooked on Hexies!

Hmm, did I hear mention of a Hexie Hop this Summer?
I better get started!!

Hexies listed in my store...

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I am Trying, Really

I am trying really I am..
I just want my google reader!
I am using all three right now
Google Reader

I love that when I scroll down my posts on Google Reader they go away.
With Bloglovin I mark them as read , they turn gray but NEVER seem to go away!
On Feedly I can make the title say Pink, as I read the title changes to black and I can delete the post.

If they make me choose, I am going feedly.

How about you?
This is so frustrating!!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

New Projects! and a Sale!

I started to work on another project with these fabrics.
Barbara's Diner (I had been hoarding)

Also these...

More to come later in the summer.

Happy Sewing!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Prom 2013

Maggie I dedicate this post to you sweetie!!

Prom 2013 you are a junior and 17 years old.

Strange how you would pick a pink dress, my daughter liking pink!!

 Sisters, Sisters
 I loved your hair!
 Remember how your sister and BIL  caught you going into the Museum? How fun was that? Well for all of us it was! I bet you seceretly thought it was cool that your sister lived downtown Chicago and 5 minutes from the Field Museum.

Right now I bet you are dancing and having fun.
Love You.