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Married 39 years, mother of 3 and grandmother of 5. I'm a seamstress and I've worked at a alteration shop for about 17 years. It's been real interesting working with women from 6 different nations. Jesus is the center of my live. He is my peace, my refudge, my beloved. My prayer is that the work of my hands, the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart are pleasing to Him.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012

What creative ideas can lead to....

Look what I made......Leg warmers! I got the idea from If you haven't been to this web site, then check it out. It's great for all types of things. A great place to store & swap ideas!!!!! Hopefully, I'll see you there.

Friday, February 18, 2011

From My Needles & Yarn

Acorn Hat

Grape Hat

Raspberry Hat

Michigan State Mohawk Hat

Michigan University Mohawk Hat

Snowman Hat

Hello Kitty Hat

Sock Monkey Hat

Princess Crown

Princess Coronet Crown


This is Millie

Sadly, Millie passed away last year. She was the beloved companion of Mr & Mrs.See. I'm sure, like most dogs she was "Family"! Her passing left a void in their hearts.

The See's daughter, Dawn had seen my English Bull Dogs quilt and asked me to make a quilt of Millie as a Christmas gift for her parents.

As you can see, there's a difference between English Bull dogs & Millie....longer hair!!!!! This was a challenge, but I love a challenge. I try to make the quilts as realistic as possible. With a short haired dog, this really isn't that hard.
As you can see, I found what I was looking for.

A couple of weeks ago, I recieved a big hug and a "Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!!" from Mrs. See. Funny thing is, she turned to walk away and then turned back and hugged me again amd repeated her "Thank You's" She told me that the quilt now hangs on the wall and that she enjoys having it.
Sunday, October 10, 2010

Strolling in Greenfield Village - 2010

Antique Battenburg lace on blouse yoke.

Amy in a 1910, 3 piece Suit, trimmed is embroidered taffeta & I'm in a 1900 Blouse and skirt with antique lace. I have birds on my hat and a Battenburg parasol.

After skipping a year, Amy and I returned to Greenfield Village, for the Antique Car show. This all started back in 1983, after I had made the costumes, for Mount Clemens High Schools musical "Music Man". I was in love with the time period and wanted someplace to play. So, the Antique Car Show and Greenfield Village became my new play ground.
Since starting in 1983, there's been as few a 4 of us and as many as 15. I've always warned people that is they don't like to be followed, photographed or video taped, not to go with us. (we're even in a couple of oil paintings)I've also established some rules #1 Ride the carousel #2 Eat Frozen Custard #3 Choir Prastic(as long as the group is big enough)
I gave my friend a Personal Victorian Bridal Shower here, where we "dressed" to attend and brought gifts that weren't toooo personal, as no proper Victorian women, would not be caught showing her bloomers in public! We had a Victorian picnic with tea sandwiches and finger deserts and we were photographed by a professional photographer. It was the year I started Choir practice. We sing hymns that would have been song in the 1900's.
One year, Amy's grade school class went to Greenfield Village and spent the day in the one room school house, that Henry Ford attended as a boy. I dressed the teacher and 4 of the mom's that went. I even took the proper Victorian picnic lunch, including the china.
We've had great fun over the years. It's been a time for me to play, and my daughters to play dress up. It's given us a time to bound. It's become a great tradition and I glad that it's now 3 generations, since Amy's son Alex went 2 years ago and Eliana will join us next year.

I'll post pictures another time of all the different years we've attended

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Not a Winner, but an Accomplishment

The picture on the right is my entry in the American Sewing Expo "Classic American Automobile" Quilt Contest. The picture on the left is a drawing by John Hayes, and my inspiration. John is an artist from England. You can see more of his work at
I have never entered a quilt contest before. Grant you, I had no expectations of winning, but I was still willing to try. I mailed my entry off and then went on a vacation, with my hubby and our daughter Amy's family. Therefore, I was unable to attend the American Sewing Expo. I was not a winner, but it was worth the try and the experience.

So, if anyone is interested, I have a 30" x 30" quilt of a 57 Chevy Bel Air for sale.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

More from "Peanut's Garden"

Eliana, an adorable Rose.







I'm working on a Raspberry, Grape and an Acorn.

Yes, they are "For Sale."
Monday, September 6, 2010

Quilt Challenage

This is one of the quilts I did. It's a 1952 Styleline Deluxe Sheriff Patrol Car, which just happens to be my brothers car.
This year, the American Sewing Expo is having a quilt contest. This years theme: Classic American Automobile. I can not however enter this quilt, as it's to big.(45" x 35"). The entry can only be between 20" x 20" to 30" x 30".
I searched Google images and found a car that meant my challenge. I contacted the artist, John Hayes, for permission to use the image of his painting. To view Johns work, go to
Mind you, my quilts are not the traditional quilts. I use fabrics that best create what I'm trying to make. Take for instance my brothers quilt. The backseat of his car is corduroy. The steering wheel, his shoes, and hat visor are vinyl. The car is satin and the chrome is both silver lam'e and silver spandex. I used clear plastic for the windows and corduroy for the tires.
Well, my entry is almost ready. I just have to put the binding on and mail it out. The thing is, I wont even be able to see the quilt display, as I will be in Florida when the Sewing Expo is going on. There's a $2,000 grand prize. I can only hope, right?
I promise to post pictures after the contest is over, as it's a local contest and I don't know who the judges are and don't want to take any chances.