Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Seventh Grade Personality Disorder

In seventh grade there were a bunch of bullies who liked to tell everyone else what to do and how to do it and they went around organizing the others with them to gang up.  It seems that some people never outgrow that mentality. 

It is true that I signed up for the stitch it up blog hop.  I paid $10 for the mini balls of pearl cotton and received some sample embroidery designs.  I did not know what I would be getting when I signed up. The pearl cotton would not go through the needles that came with it.  I broke every needle threader I had trying to get the stupid stuff to go through, then someone suggested chenille needles (which didn't come with it).  I went out and bought chenille needles which I was (with a lot of difficulty) able to get threaded but pulling the needle and thread through the fabric was not easy and after awhile my fingers started to bleed.  The sample designs weren't very interesting and I pretty much gave up on the whole concept.  It is also true that I did not announce this.   I received a demand from Samantha Geen through Paypal that I pay another $10 for the embroidery designs.  I canceled the paypal request and got an email demand for the money that I supposedly owed.  When I responded that I did not care for the embroidery designs, Samantha Geen sent my personal email address to a huge list of people, defaming me, and listing what she thinks are my blogs.  I do not own, nor have I ever claimed to own Stitches and Seams, Frabjous Couture, or The Strawberry Milk Run.  Since I'm such a horrible person(for not participating in Ms. Geen's little hop), associating those blogs with me must be a huge defamation of those persons. 

To those of you who received the stupidity from Ms. Geen, I personally apologize for her.  I don't apologize for me, I didn't want to write a negative blogpost about her designs or whatever but I'm human and didn't get around to withdrawing officially.

I can only hope that you are all older than 7th grade and never, ever have to deal with this type juvenile mentality. 

Sunday, February 17, 2013


First some bad news.

Yesterday morning, Erin passed away.  She never made it out of Baylor in Houston back to her home in San Antonio.  I hope the quilt gave her some comfort as she was there for a month.  I never met Erin, she was one of my brother-in-laws patients.  Her very risky surgery took her away from his care and he is pretty devastated with the outcome.  I do believe she is in a better place and my prayers are for all those who are grieving her loss.

New Project
We have 4 chairs that we use for our table that originally came from the Bombay Company.  We had covers for them that have served us nicely but are long past due for replacement.  Yesterday at Joann's we bought 12 yards of home dec fabric on clearance with an additional 50% off.  The plan is to make a new set of covers.  So far, I have cut enough rectangles for the 4 chairs, next I will need to hone those rectangles into the trapezoidal shape that will fit the chairs and then overlock all the edges.
One of the chairs still has the old cover on it and the other one, upside down does not.  Okay then, time to get back to work.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tuesday is not Saturday

 Item number 2 is wearable but I'm not sure how excited I am about it.  I have been in love with this fabric, a grey ponte knit with flocked patches of turquoise and copper and I had high hopes of making something that I could wear alot.  I'm not sure this is it.  The big mistake is that the pattern features cut-on sleeves which I don't think flatter me.  It was originally an A-line which looked horrible so I trimmed it down to more of a sheath dress.  You live, you learn.

She is doing well and is about to be released from Baylor!! What a miracle, prayer warriors!!  This kid has defied the odds for sure.  Keep up the good work!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Erin's Fray-ed Heart

My Brother-in-law, a pediatric cardiologist, was visiting for Christmas.  He was telling me about one of his patients, a 12 year old named Erin.  She was born with only 1 chamber in her heart.  She was not expected to live beyond 6.  She has showed those doctors up by defying everything they think they know.  She hasn't been a permanent resident at the hospital, only a frequent visitor, living a normal life in between tune-ups.  On January 9th, Erin will be having open heart surgery with a 50/50 chance of surviving the surgery.  My Brother-in-law wanted her to have something to go into surgery with for comfort so I made her this little blanket with the frayed heart applique from  Please join me in praying for Erin on January 9th that she has full recovery and a great and full life.