‘Miss’ Understood/Inez’sClippings


With a ‘little miss’ in the hubby’s engine we are taking it nice and easy this weekend. Sharing a few photos. If you need me, I’m sewing. No stress allowed.

An apron using a Pinterest pattern find is hopefully a hit for the Fall craft show season.

Model of the day

And an actual model never hurts sales any. In this installment of Inez’s Clippings, May the Pies Ever Be in Your Flavor!!


I’m Elvis/ Letter I

One of my favorite White Elephant gift projects of all time was an apron.

Not just any apron, but an Elvis apron.

Whadaya mean Elvis?

Well here, I’ll show you.


This item was created with my embroidery machine, AKA Brother Esante’ that is¬†20+ years old now. Still going however not always in a strong way. Since moving it to my basement sewing room, I have yet to put it to use. I hang my head when I tell you this.

Back to the gift. The recipient was pretty dang pleased and so was his wife. Maybe she saw the potential of having hubby do more dinners after work? I wouldn’t¬†blame her.¬†(FACT:My husband is a terrific cook.)

The gift was repeated as an item on Etsy and I’m told it was a surprise gift from daughter to her father. They lived states apart and it was heartwarming¬† me¬†to do the shipping¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‘to Dad’.

“You only pass through this life once; you don’t come back for an encore” Elvis Presley

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In the Garden/ Letter G/WPC

If you have a garden, you understand there’s¬†¬†never enough pocket space for your tools.


  • Gloves
  • Clippers
  • Scissors
  • Extra ties for viny or lanky¬†things
  • Extra seeds when you have gaps between seedlings
  • and of course, the cell phone. (or some of us still take a cordless house phone outside) Can’t miss those calls

I chose to make an upcycled variety from my oodles of old jeans and fabric stash.

I’m wingin’ it here because I’ll be using it for myself so there are¬†no precise measurements. Maybe I’ll be more picky if I decide to give one away or sell one at a craft booth?

Polka dots are the theme I used for this apron.

Let the gardening begin!

Well it kinda has. Here’s my late entry for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.¬†Landscape is the topic. Couldn’t resist these tender moments when you first see children take notice of their immediate landscape.

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My Weekend is All Sewn Up


IMG_0407.jpgaRemember my apron inspired by Gt Grandma? Here’s the link: Grandma’s Apron

This weekend I made it’s alter ego

IMG_2580 (2)This one is for sale eventually. Gotta take more pics.

Other projects that used up some of my fabric stash included

IMG_2574 (2)A¬†couple bibs. One for my daycare babies¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† and one for this Fall in craft shows….

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And then some pot holders along with more potato bags.

Nope, there was no trip to the lake, big city excursion or picnic. Just relaxation my way!

Grandma’s Apron

I was recently inspired to sew by a photo.


My Great Grandmother frying chicken in this picture. She was the mother of 12 children.

A list of what I remember most about her

****She lived less than a block from me but we lived on a country gravel road so it could’ve been less

*****She loved giving us Zero bars she kept stashed in her frig. It was her secret indulgence. Love, love, love that about her!

******I first learned the words to Tennessee Ernie Ford‚Äôs ‚ÄúSixteen Tons‚ÄĚ on her record player.

*******No matter how many of her children showed up for a get-together, she voiced how much she missed the one not there.
*******Rides with Grandma and Great Grandma to Windsor, Missouri, population 2734 in 1970 according to census. It hasn’t grown much. 2863 in 2012. We‚Äôd always make a stop at the Ben Franklin dime store for a ‚Äútreat‚ÄĚ. Usually a coloring book.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† *******Picking ‚Äúgreens‚ÄĚ for her along the ditch. I don‚Äôt know how she knew which ones wouldn‚Äôt make her ill!! Or worse.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† *******She always wore dresses. In pictures, she was always looking her best. A real lady. Check her out in the 1949 reunion. She’s #8.


She loved the babies!!! She’s holding my Aunt Glenda and my mother is sitting next to her.

********During her life, I never heard a cross word from her. When I asked my mother about this trait, she said she couldn’t remember such a thing either. We figured that after raising 12 children, she must’ve already seen it all and wasn’t fazed by much. chuckleIMG_0407.jpga

 Here’s my version of her apron that I completed recently.

Lovin’ it!! Gonna fry me some chicken now. Be jealous!