Wednesday, August 24, 2016

GET GIDDY....JOIN the DISH DRESS Crusade...pssst another


and this with a PETER PAN Collar....I completed this last night, but
it was just too late for a photo shoot...
This additional collar will also be added to our pattern, 
so you can choose ruffle or Peter Pan...

Can it can be any more inspiring?
wait and see....lol




I am just plain giddy....I just returned from a shopping spree...

I SWEAR, these were all waiting for ME...
This is what I found just TODAY...
( these will make ---A LOT) 


Every colour and pattern imaginable....
And Cori and I have lot's of Imagination...

Saturday, August 20, 2016

a great CLASS choice... Classy Class Dish Dress!...



Say that 3 X , Classy Class Dish Dress
you are good! 

Our pattern is completed..
35 step by step photos on how to make your very own

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

DRESSING up my kitchen and LUCY and ETHEL...

Sometimes change is exactly what one needs to open the gates of creativity.  We were away from technology most days and it turned out to be exhilarating. It was exhausting too as so much had to be done but in the last hours of my day,  I would sit and listen to some classics and stitch away.

I had some dish towels with me, I brought along a small bag of fabrics, just enough for these projects. And they turned out better than my mind had designed. Love that when that happens.

There is no doubt in my mind, that Paper Ladies are always on my mind and creating pretty lady dresses with ruffles just seems to flow....



Wednesday, August 10, 2016

riot boys at play...scratch that.....EXISTING...


We are still away, won't be back for a few more days...
but as you can see, the riot boys are ...

welll at HOME....where ever we are , they are. 


Saturday, August 6, 2016

Lucy has a NEW look........Happy Birthday!


Lucy's birthday is today August 6th....if she had lived on this planet
- she would have been 105 years old. She died I believe in April 1989.

I have been a FAN of LUCY well since I was a tot, I so remember sitting on my Grandpere's lap
watching in black and white the "I love Lucy"sitcoms...my fondest memories of my childhood.

My Grandparents were one of the few on their street who had a console Television.
Life really did seem simpler in those days and certainly much more entertaining
than what gets aired on todays media...


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

August Paper Ladies 15 pages , easier than you think...




We all have coloured in colouring books, the graphic was in a book, we took out  our crayons and coloured in between the lines. If you were a rebel like myself, you may have coloured outside the lines... I did this for shading...even as a young tot, I did not follow the rules that were established by WHO? Goodness knows....

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The Importance of STAPLES....I want to go HOME!

Not these staples....


Staples as in "what is in your cupboards or pantries"" that you can cook in 15 minutes or less.."

That is what I am talking about. I never realized the importance till I was away and my pantry was not packed along with me. We are away for a few days and I have realized how wonderful it is to make up meals in 15 minutes or less. My pantry always has these staples...

Friday, July 29, 2016

Land Angels...meet one here! Rob and Bella.

I remember the first time I heard this phrase of "land angel " I was looking after a patient named Ken, he was my first terminal patient. You never ever forget that first goodbye to someone whom you cared for- for months. I knew his time was nearing as he slept a lot through his brain cancer, the last few days of his life he was alert and could carry on a conversation. That was when I heard "Samm, you are a land angel- do you know what that is?". Of course I had not, but the term was sweet, he went on to explain..." A land angel is someone who helps someone to say goodbye to those he loves, it is the most incredible gift you can give someone."

 Ken left us 3 days later. I have never been afraid of death. I have had to say goodbye to so many patients, husband(s), children, and dear friends. Ohhhh and 4 pets in my lifetime. I am very familiar with the sadness of losing someone, but I am also very grateful for the lessons they all have left in my mind and heart. They all taught me to value every moment, to cherish all the little things, the smells, the cuddles, the memories...