Happy New Year!!

I truly have been Missing In Action (MIA) lately. Thanks for sticking with me through a
very busy holiday season.

Today was the first day I made an appearance in the sewing room in weeks. I managed to squeeze in a few minutes of sorting & cutting for charity. If anyone is interested in sending in 5" teen friendly charms, please let me know. They are going toward quilts for foster kids aging out of the system.

I have no plans to start Jane back up again but it shouldn't be too long now.

Wishing you & yours a Very Happy & Healthy New Year!

Best Wishes,


Sew, Mama, Sew! ROCKS!!

I love the Sew, Mama, Sew! site.

What could possibly be better than an amazing site, blog, tutorial list of awesomeness AND an online shop?

A giveaway of fabulous swag in addition to everything else!

Lucky me...

arrived in my mailbox today.

Thank you, Kristin!!

I can't wait to pour over the eye candy some more and choose a project (or five!!).




Monday's Sew-In

 Red and White fabric ROCKS! 

Mug Rug #2 is almost too cute to part with...

 In my spare time I played with mini blocks and made a few ornaments.

My plan is to use the ornaments as gift tags this year. 

Mark another 5 dozen cookies, another pan of granola, and 2 French loaves off the list, too! The apron I gifted myself sure came in handy today. lol

Ahh. Home, Sweet Home.

Happy Stitching,


Mug Rug #1

Have you heard of the mug rug? Back in November I remember seeing them on Sew I Quilt and thought at the time what a quick little whip up that would make for Christmas gifts.

Flash forward a month and I hear the tick tock of the countdown going on....and made my first mug rug today thanks to the admittedly obsessed Madame Samm who has since made some that will surely inspire you to give it a go.

Now I need to finish baking all the cookies that will accompany my mug rug gifts. 

That's a lot of space for just a coffee or tea, right? 

Healthy banana is fine for the pic, but really---isn't it crying out for a nice sampler of Russian Tea Cakes, chocolate chip cookies, my special sugar cookies, a Rob Roy Oatmeal Raisin or two...? 

Happy Baking!



Feeling Festive

The cookies are baking, decorations are up & the shopping is almost done. Handmade goodies bring out the procrastinator in me, so we'll see how the plans go this year.

Christmas favorites are playing on the computer, thanks to the fantastic free site, GROOVESHARK...love it! But if you're new to the site, be sure you check your play list before blaring it for company...

Mr. Fabulous and I were putting the tree up and a not so sweet seasonal song popped up. We were both caught off guard and glad the kids were too busy playing to notice.

A search for the word Christmas will bring up a whole list of options to pick from. 

If you'd like to limit the wackiness, be specific about the artist(s).

Choose play all and eliminate songs afterwards by clicking on the x on each album cover...it's much easier than choosing individual songs and adding them in one at a time.

I had no idea the Beach Boys did a double holiday album but do remember jamming out to Little Saint Nick as a young girl. Now that I've previewed their collection, I'll be able to save it and play for company without having to fuss with CDs or commercials on the radio.

The ornaments in the pictures (with the exception of Snow White) are Shiny Brites. I adore vintage ornaments, SO Retro & Fabulous! Snow White was a fantastic summer find...all 7 of her dwarfs joined her on the gold & cranberry tree this year.