Friday, January 4, 2013

IN your WORDS begins on MONDAY! ( sneak peak of a new project)

Over the holidays, I did some sketching, actually a lot of sketching...
I have drawn about 3 dozen of these ladies so far, 
I am calling them the Pink Lip Ladies...
( all to be done in embroidery as well as some appliqués)

I have stitched a few already  with Black Presencia Perle Cotton #12
and did their lips in a Variegated PINK also from Presencia...
( all from Colonial Needle) 

They really do look stunning...I am making a whole quilt on this theme.

Before I got into quilting, just 3 years ago...seems funny to say that..
since I have learned sooooo much in such a short time...
I designed my whole wardrobe.  I can't remember ever purchasing clothes,
I used to make everything....welll until I began

My Nanny was an excellent seamstress,
I came across some very old patterns that she had worked on 
for many of her friends and family. Thousands of patterns
that I am sure have never been seen in circulation.
She travelled a lot abroad, and knew many fashion designers...
Pattern names and designers - I was not even familiar with...

I was soooo darn inspired, that I started sketching them.
YOU can copy this for any size...all of them I did 
on 12 x 13 inch I had a nice border around each one...

I like to add a piece of flannel underneath each piece as I am 
doing these up on white KONA, it hides all the threads...

I have a couple other projects that are under wraps for now...
With full time studies, I work on my 23 minute rule
and trying to squeeze everything in...

My New Year Resolution is to be MORE CREATIVE!
Can you handle that? Lol

I think I am up for the challenge...

Wait till you see what I am doing for 

Which Begins Monday...
one dandy job in keeping us all on our toes...


Still has openings... Christine has 80 scheduled
and has a bit more room for a few more....

Let her know ASAP

or you can find her here 

Ohhh and I am on this too...meaning 
trying to be creative lol

To the 5000 follower...look at what Marisa D won!

Marisa D is a new follower, she was in our last 10 followers....All 10 ladies were put in our
R.G. and Marisa name and number came up....She resides in Belgium, she is alread  scheduled for some blog hops...

What a way to begin her new year. This bundle of Fabric from Westminster Fibers, and yes
the cup is on its way as well AND 2 t-shirts in pink and blue from Amy Bradley and
6 large spools of Aurifil thread....colors to match your fabric bundle and some Patterns from
Carrie Nelson, Amanda Murphy and yours truly!

I have an extra RELIABLE IRON for Marisa...., however it will not work we will
have that giveaway soon...stay tuned...

                         I also have some Pellon goodies that will have you sticking with them too!

For all of our followers, I can't tell you what 2013 will look like, but I can say it will be 
surprisingly stimulating...wait and see...

Love having you as friends in our quilting passion!

WE will have another giveaway when we reach 5500.

( ohhhhhh, 10 days from now...I have 
something that will have you stirring....)

that is the only clue I can provide....

Thursday, January 3, 2013

We wanted it all too...So we went back to school and became....

WE now have our book available in PDF file...everything you want to know about coffee benefits, what the crazy makers ( these are the companies that think they are making you FOOD) what they are doing to you. How to lose weight without ever mentioning calories and how thousands have succeeded in staying healthier...

No shipping charges, just
PAY PAL payment of $10.00 for the next 30 days...

If you are interested write me at and I will send you the file. 

 Do you want a successful food plan with real substance,
 not slick marketing?

Do you want to lose weight and gain health naturally?

Do you want a nutritional plan for LIFE?

What you will find in this book.

Simple but effective nutrition strategies
The PLAN is not a diet, but a healthy approach to eating that pays off in weight loss and increased energy. Particularly for people with diabetes, arthritis and heart disease.

Week by Week Plans
Four simple Food Plans that lay out all the food choices and recipes for you to stay on PLAN.

Tasty, simple, nutritious recipes.
How often have you purchased a cookbook to find one, maybe two recipes that you actually liked?
I Want it ALL is filled with great tasting, budget conscious, healthy recipes that are easy to prepare.

I Want it ALL is easy to digest information by two 
Registered Nutritionists who live what they teach and write about what they know!

When you know better YOU WILL DO BETTER
and you WILL HAVE IT ALL...

And yes if you want to know how I stay organized,
and full of energy...YOU will now know my secret....

and yes my DH and I are the Authors...

Ask around, many quilters have purchased this book!

ps. can be read on your IPAD for those who have one..
reads like a book with 2 sides....

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

This cannot be happening!

My husband gifted me with this special cup! swavroski crystal not a diamond1 

Who can tell you the exact day and year they received  a single brewer coffee maker...?? I can! 

4 years ago tomorrow, we moved into our new home, and we ordered our new machine
from  Keurig the Breville model. This single cup brewing system was one of my favourite parts of my morning, it always served me up a perfect cup of brew.  For 4 years it has worked perfectly. I love my coffee machine.  You all know I love coffee soooooo much I did a paper on it, all the benefits on coffee. My husband and I wrote a couple chapters on the benefits of coffee in our book, I want it all! As Nutritionist, we know our coffee, and up till this morning, we knew our coffee machine too intimately. !

Ok, this morning, like all the mornings prior to 4 years ago tomorrow, I select my K-cup coffee, this morning it was Sumatra Reserve. I turn on my Breville Machine...not a sound, the lights all popped on....but no sound, not a peep. What I usually hear is the sound of the healing element, this morning nothing.... Notwithstanding checking to see if it is plugged in...check that is done, lights are on, check.
Touch the outside of it to feel the heat...NOTHING. It has passed on where all FATAL coffee makers go...

I panicked for about 7.3 minutes, plugged in the my kettle and made myself a TEA. lol

Then I put a call into Breville, the CAS there was just a doll, and she could not help but chuckle when I told her of the passing of my Breville. They are going to get back to us later today, with a special deal...
But that was not enough for me....The TEA starting wearing off, I thought.....I am going to call GREEN MOUNTAIN COFFEE, as a platinum member,  ( you can get a free machine) ( been with them for almost 8 years) I shared with Mandy, my dilemma of no GREEN MOUNTAIN COFFEE this morning, because my Keurig Breville brewer bit the dust....She chuckled too....

She informed me they no longer have the Breville Brewing System, but they had the Platinum Model, I had that one prior to my Breville, I really wanted another stainless steel model... I noted this office Pro
Model....she placed me on hold for a few minutes...Returned with its a go...."we will have you brewing in 8-10 days)

"8-10 days...oh my goodness, what will I do" ..... David is back at work, he has the Platinum model in his office... He is going to bring it home till our New Pro Model arrives... And yes FREE, as a member of the Cafe Express Club, if your machine ever dies, they replace it with the same model or equivalent.... NOW that is customer service!

So my new cup above....will not be christened with any coffee
till tomorrow morning lol

p.s when I told David about Brevilles offer, he said depending what it is,
we just may get another machine so we have a PLAN

Coffee LESS in the life of a quilter...

( link here for info)
for our upcoming blog hop...

p.s to those who were the last 10 people who signed up as followers of this blog...please connect with me asap

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Happy New Year....what 2013 will look like...

The clock was ticking and my thoughts were clear
It is time to think about a brand NEW YEAR.
2012 had its share of hops...
one after another...
it seemed like lots...
Well it

We are now thinking of 2013
and my oh my it won't be lean

We will begin with  "in your Words"
and follow with  "Dare to Dresden"
It's all about "ME" will follow you will see...

We will have  you "Stitching me up"
that will fill up your cups
and yes " It's for the Birds"
 they will be singing

"Nancy Drew" will be here
you will love her- she's  soooo dear

2012 is long gone,
Be happy we move forward
the road is still long

We still have so much LOVE
to share with one another
Let's make 2013 like no other...

Keep your spirits ahead of you
and I will too...
I will bring along our sponsors
who love what we do
and your creations we will PIN
just  keep shouting "I AM IN"

and we do all this because you Matter!

( and yes you can borrow our 2013 image)