Another Saturday of Show and Tell…

This is beginning to get ridiculous me not being able to get any sewing done… I sure hope I don’t forget how to make doll clothes. I had every intention to get in there today…but my hubby asked for a haircut… (can’t put doll sewing before that). Then he asked if I could mend his socks…he’s only been asking me for about the last 3 weeks… so I had to do it… (can’t put doll sewing before that).
I had to take care of a phone problem at my mom’s and had to do it at HER house… (can’t put doll sewing before that). I had to figure out what I was going to give as a gift for a bridal shower tomorrow… I’ll show you below what I decided on…
The man called about us getting flooring (HALLELUJAH) and he’s coming in the morning at 8:00, so we had to clear out some stuff in our living room sweep the floors, get down any cobwebs, wash the windows, etc. It’s just the first step but I’m so excited!! I’ve been waiting and walking on plywood floors for 13 years!

I have the floor man coming out at 8:00 Saturday morning, then I have the bridal shower at 12:00 and I’ll have to leave it a little before 2:00 as we’re meeting Sara’s mom (my Columbian friend) for her birthday lunch at 2:00. I have a full day so there probably won’t be any sewing tomorrow either. I think this just might be the busiest week I’ve had in a long time… then my sisters and brother are coming in next Tuesday. In the middle of all this I do have some wonderful news… I have something very special to share next week… at least I hope I do! Stay tuned…

Okay, so now on to today’s show and tell… Today, in the mail, I received the most beautiful and delicate lace I may have ever seen… It is a black lace and so sheer and lightweight it’s unreal. Look at these pictures…

I placed it on top of a few different fabrics… just to see the effect. Thank you SO much ___________! I just love it!!!!!

Here we go again… remember a while back Rebecca said, “Mom, why can’t we just buy a gift instead of making something…?” Well, it happened again… I found myself looking at gift cards in Kroger and then my mind flashed to something that I thought would be more creative… Brownies in a Jar for my gift to the bride… They could be saved for some night when they both were craving chocolate and think how fun it would be to make them together! So I stopped looking at gift cards and went to the baking aisle… picked up some pecans and chocolate chips and that was all I needed…oops, I did buy her a new 8×8 pan to bake them in… I thought that might be nice… Two jars will be for the bridal shower and one will be for the birthday girl…

I’ve made them so often it’s pretty quick for me! Decorate the hang tags and then decorate them with some coordinating flowers…that’s the fun part… Here’s a peek at them…

…a side view so you can see the layers…

I did a post one time on making them, so if you’d like to see it, you can click “Brownies in a Jar.”

Marilyn wanted to know if I had any more vacation pictures from down at Deb’s… just 2 from an antique shop we went to…It was HUGE!

Well, I still have to get a few things done, so I’m sorry about nothing to show you on Nora… I’ll keep trying… :o/

See you Monday,
Blessings, Jeanne

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Jeanne’s Mobile Sewing….

I’m telling you, sewing is in my blood…it’s hard for me to get away from it, and I wanted to show you a few pictures of a project I finished for Deb the night before I left to come back home. Oh, by the way, thank you everyone, for carrying on even when I was mostly absent… I didn’t have much time for answering comments and wanted to thank Joy for that dance picture…it saved me again… :o)

Deb has a really wonderful stage piano and she wondered if I could make a cover for it, so little fingers wouldn’t be tempted to plunk on it and also save it from an untimely spilled drink. We went to Hobby Lobby and found a piece of decorator fabric that Deb liked and some ribbon trim to match it. It was pretty much a custom job so no pattern was involved! :o) We used an old sheet for the lining and she already had some batting for a little bit of padding across the keys. Then the decorator fabric for the top.

First we draped it across the piano to see which way we wanted the design to go… red design up or down… we decided up!

The sheet went on first, the batting next, and then the fabric on top… I bar tacked the top through all the layers to hold it in place and keep it from being too puffy…

I made box corners and finished off the edges by turning them up and stitching. Then the ribbon was added and it was the absolute perfect color. Lucy wanted to be in the picture too! :o)

Here’s a close up of the fabric…it’s really pretty in her living room…

I finished it up late Tuesday night… Deb sat and kept me company! Love my sister!

Well, that’s it… sewing follows me everywhere I go… I even fixed a coat pocket and a jeans pocket too! See, sewing is in my blood no matter what state I’m in…

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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Shopping and Vegging…

Hi all,
Still down in Missouri visiting my sister but we’ll be coming home on Wednesday. We have done some craft projects and of course…gave some of our money to a few Springfield merchants…you know…shopping. :o)

One of my very favorite places to eat is Hu Hot, a Mongolian Grill where you go through a line, fill up your bowl with whatever you want for your stirfry dish, and then watch the guys there cook it in front of you…I snapped a few pics in case you’ve never seen one before…it’s such a fun place to eat and the food is always yummy!!!

I also went to one of Deb’s Hobby Lobby’s and look what I found…

Not just one, but two…

I know a few ladies hinted that they’d like to have one, so I can figure out how to do this…maybe sell them just as they are or finish them like mine…

I found some little red doll shoes that needed some “love”…

…and I couldn’t get out of the store without picking up 2 of these cotton plant sprigs…

Yep…that’s what we’ve done here…shopped and vegged…just like Charlie and Lucy…

Oh, for our entertainment tonight, we watched “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken,” starring Don Knotts. I hadn’t seen it since I was a young girl. We saw it at a drive in when my dad was still alive…
I have to tell you, we laughed ourself silly!!

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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Today’s flowers brought to you by Linda!

Somebody always bails me out when I’m going out of town or super busy, by sending me pictures of something I can use for a post… This time Linda sent me some pictures of the lilies in her yard and they were just too pretty not to show… She has the typical lilies and two VERY pretty hybrids…

So let’s discuss the flowers you have in YOUR yard today…

See you Monday,
Blessings, Jeanne

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