Sunday, July 29, 2012

It's been a very long time!

Hi Everyone!!! It's been almost a year since I've been here.   It's been a very stressful and tiring time, but also with some good news.  Two new grandsons!!! We have moved (downsized) I haven't done any sewing in 6 months.  We were supposed to move in January, but didn't happen til May.  I still haven't been able to set up a sewing area.  Soon I hope. I sure do miss my sewing The garage is so full that it will probably take us forever to go through everything. My head is full of sewing projects, I am so ready to get started again. I will have alot of catching to do with what everyone has been upto.  Hope this finds all of you well and creative as ever.  Connie204

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Good Update!

Saturday after the lady from the consignment shop was supposed to meet me for the 4th time and didn't show. My husband stopped by the police and asked what we could do. The officer was very nice and said that he would keep checking the place. Today I got a call from the officer and she was there. He told her I wanted my things. He called me and told me that I should go over right away otherwise he didn't feel that I would get anything back. So my DH and I went over and got my things. Yeah. I never would have thought to go to the police. Thank goodness my DH thought to talk to the police. I thanked the officer for being so helpful. I feel so much better. However, I will think very hard before I trust this type of situation again.


Monday, August 1, 2011

Thank Goodness it's a new week.

It looks like "Love" had a worse week then I had. A week ago Sunday all of our kids and grandkids came over to celebrate my husband's BD. Right before they showed up I had this awful flashing light in my right eye that wouldn't go away. Monday I saw the eye doctor and they said it was flashing and a floater, but otherwise my eyes were fine. My eye is still bothering me and it's quite annoying.

I then found out on Tues. that the Cosignment shop that I put some of my wares in, was closing up. I had been by there a few times in the past weeks to find it closed. So I started calling the owner. Since last Wed. I have made 4 appts with her to let me in to get my stuff. Well, she has stood me up each time with an excuse. So I had to do some digging and found out who the landlord was. I have called him twice and left messages. I am still calling the owner with no response. I figure I have approx. $500 worth of merchandise there. My husband told me I might have to chalk it up to experieince. I'm not ready to give up yet. We have notified the police of the problem and they did say that if they saw any activity they would call us. The police officer said that in our times today, you just can't trust anyone. I feel really stupid and am really mad at myself. Although I will keep trying to retrieve my things. There was alot of work involved.

My oldest stepson was supposed to close on his home on Friday. He has moved wife, baby and himself to his mother's for the next few months until his new home is ready. Unfortunately, the house didn't close and he may now have two house payments.

The week was a little brighter when a good friend came out for lunch and a sewing lession, however, it was so warm in my loft sewing area that we decided to put off the lession til it cooled off. She also volunteered herself to help us pack. We will be moving in the next few months.

To a brighter side. I had made my GD an Ipod holder. She now has an Iphone, so I did make her a larger Iphone holder. I will send it to her this week.

To end this long story, I have a picture of our new kitten who is just too funny and I couldn't resist taking this picture. The caption should read "IT'S JUST TOO HOT".

I'm sure it will all get better. Have a good week.

Connie 204

Friday, July 22, 2011

Difficult to sew this way!

Besides being very warm in my sewing room. Our new kitty "Socks" doesn't like that I'm paying more attention to my sewing machine. I've been making some purse samples for the quilt shop and I guess he would rather I pay attention to him. Hope everyone is staying cool. Happy weekend. Connie204

Saturday, July 2, 2011


Last week my hubby went out to the driveway for his paper and this little bundle of joy found him. He thinks he came out of the bushes. I think someone dumped him, which I will never understand. No one has been looking for him and I've checked the papers. Everyone says it was fate. So here I introduce you to "Sox" my hubby named him. I haven't had a kitten in almost 20 years and he sure is a little dickens. So he is keeping this old lady hopping.

In between all lthe kitty stuff. I was able to put together my first sample purse for the shop. I have a couple more to make, but today we are off to my grandson's first birthday party in the heat.

Have a wonderful fourth of July weekend everyone.


P.S. One day I will figure out how to move these pictures around.

Monday, June 20, 2011


I know that some of you will remember my baby bootie knitting. I made quite a few as you can see. I figured I would donate them, since my one DIL had a miscarriage. Well, got a call last night from our oldest son, the one that has the 15 year old. His wife is pregnant! Wow. They seem to be happy about it. So my DH said to me "well I guess you made those booties for a good reason."

I have also put alot of my crafts into a consignment shop. I don't know how that will work out, I like the craft shows, but I don't do heat well., so I'm giving it a shot.

I have also been asked by our small quilt shop here in town if I would make purse samples if they supplied the fabric and patterns. I would enjoy that, they just have to come up with a way to compensate me for my time. I told them I would do it for shop credit. I should hear something this week.

Have a great week everyone. Conne204

Sunday, June 5, 2011

I forgot - Purse Class

I forgot to mention that I did teach the Purse Class. I had 4 students and I have to say, it was an interesting experience. It was scheduled for two sessions, however, it ended up being three and they all did get their purses done.

For all of my reading freinds. I also still love real books. The kids know that I love to read and they never can figure out what to get me. With that said I really do like the Kindle. However, I have been downloading free books and will still be getting all the new releases from the library.

Have a great rest of your Sunday and have a wonderful week.