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Attempts at Cleaning a Dirty Iron

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

The top half of my iron is getting a bit gunked up from fusibles. I saw on Sew Cal Gal several products that are suggested for cleaning irons. Since I’m out of Dritz Iron-Off  I thought I’d give some of the other products she listed a try.

Wax paper – oops out of that too.

Dryer sheet – didn’t help a bit.

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, got some of the grime off, but still a long way from clean. Maybe if I hadn’t gone so long between cleanings it would have worked just fine.

Guess a trip to Joann’s with a 40% off coupon is in my near future for the old stand-by, Dritz Iron-Off.

Christmas in June?

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

My Christmas Cactus is blooming!

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Happy June everyone!

Liz's Keep the Flow Going Giveaway

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

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Liz is offering these snazzy earrings in her “Keep the Flow Going” giveaway. Go throw your name in the hat! Very Pretty Earrings!  Hope I win!

Join the Challenge!

Friday, April 10th, 2009

I just read Jacquie’s Spring to Finish post over at Tall Grass Prairie Studio. She is challenging her readers to join her if pulling out the unfinished projects and seeing how many you ca complete by the end of April. Since that is just what I have been doing, I have decided to join in! I have a curtain to complete for a customer, a quilt top to finish up for a friend, and Yikes! I even have a deadline to meet by April 22 for a swap I signed up for and have not sewn one stitch for yet. And do I get to events count too? I’m coordinating a spring formal dance “prom” for 120 teens happening April 24. The to-do list for that seems to be getting longer rather than shorter as the date draws near! – just two weeks away! But yet, here I am blogging! LOL I needed a break!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Today I woke up to a fresh snow fall and our brown world is once again a winter wonderland! Not that I won’t like it to be Spring, but a fresh snow is very lovely!
Those girls over at Cloth Paper Scissors are just so clever! Do go visit them at this post:

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We have a Winner!

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

The winner of my One World One Heart giveaway is Paula of Paula’s Serendipity! Congratulations Paula! I have sent an email to you and look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you to all who have visited my blog! Do come back again and leave a note!  I did not have as much time to blog hop as I did last year. But I do hope to continue to visit all of you.

Thank you Lisa for hosting this wonderful event!

One World – One Heart

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

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Yeah! for OWOH hosted by Lisa “oceandreamer” Swifka! Please click on the above logo if you would like more information about this event.

This is my second year to participate! I am offering the wool appliqué (17″ x 9 1/2″) pictured in part below. I had to use the scanner for the image as my daughters and their cameras are all out about right now. Sorry that it does not give the complete piece, but I think it gives the idea of the whole appliqué. Please leave a comment on this post if you would like to be included in this giveaway. You must be an active blogger and have a way for me to contact you if you are the winner – email or blog address. The event ends on February 12th, and I will announce the winner Februray 13th.

Red Wool Hearts on Black Wool Background

Red Wool Hearts on Black Wool Background

Have fun! And I look forward to visiting may of you on your blogs!

Crayola Crayons

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

I love this song by Kristin Andreassen. Crayola Doesn’t Make the Color of Your Eyes. You can listen to it here. It is such a fun and upbeat song!

One World-One Heart

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

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Lisa’s One World-One Heart event begins January 19th! 2009 marks the third year for this event. OWOH is a world-wide blogging community event. Bloggers offer a piece of art or ephemera as a give-a-way on their blog. Lisa posts links to all those participating. The we have fun visiting the world-wide blogging community entering the give-a-ways (if you want to) and getting to know our world-wide neighbors. I plan on offering a piece of wool work as my give-a-way. If this sounds at all intriguing to you, go visit this post to read Lisa’s guidelines. You may have hundreds of bloggers visiting your site, and may even make some wonderful new friends!

Happy New Year!

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

Wishing you a wonderful New Year! I’ve been reading my favorite blogs and the topic of New Year’s resolutions are popping up all over. Not uncommon for this time of the year! I particularly like what Calamity Kim had to say about shutting the door on 2008 and getting on with 2009! I guess she has done just that (thank you Kim!) because 2009 did appear right on time, just like we hoped for! And I read Pokey’s blog (Clothe Paper Scissors & Quilting Arts editor – my two fav magazines!) and entered her giveaway. Her resolution is to “keep it simple.” My dear husband and I talked a bit about resolutions and he thought he’d go with the “lose 25 pounds” type. I suggested he change that to “go for walks several times a week with my wife” and he would not have the guilt of NOT losing weight, but would actually see a weight loss because we are out walking together. Both of us would benefit! My resolution is to “live guilt free” this year. I tend to let myself get involved in things because of the guilt factor. Things I don’t want to do, but do anyway, because of what I think people expect from me. THAT is a silly way to live one’s life! I want to create more and see where that leads. I ran across the Creative Everyday blog and thought that was such a good idea! It is a challenge to create something everyday but in a way that sounded like no pressure. Creating could include cooking, singing, doodling, etc. I got to thinking, by Leah’s definition, I do create every day. Bye-bye guilt for thinking it has to be some form of art or craft! I cook from scratch, I lite candles, I like simple center pieces, I often sing in the shower, and I do even make it to my sewing table to create. I enjoy a walk in our backyard garden and I occasionally will sketch something I see. I guess I do more creating than I thought! So “living guilt free” will be my 2009 catch phrase!

What about you? Do you have a word or phrase, or resolution to live by for 2009?

I wanted to show the quilties I received from the Shades of Forest Swap hosted by Lenna. But for some reason I can not figure out, I can not get them to load properly in my post. They are all so pretty! You can see all the quilties on Lenna’s blog – follow the above link. Lenna will be hosting new swaps in 2009! Do consider joining! And I’ll try figuring out how to post the pictures.