A Pen Tip

Whether you agree or not on immunizing your child, it’s a law in most areas to have your child immunized before their first day of school.

 

August is IMAM

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For this Free Tip Friday, I’m sharing a little gift from my mother-in-law on her recent excursion to the Missouri State Fair. She knows about the yearly report I’m obligated to make each year to our state licensing agency on the number of children in my care who are up-to-date on shots. Lots of red tape when you have a license to keep up with. Anyway, just wanted to give a shout out to thank her for thinking of me and to the Dept. of Health and Senior Services for the freebie offered this year.

2018-08-24_06-47-36_823 It’s hard to take a picture of this totally unscrolled with one hand. But you get the general idea of why it’s a cool little item. It’s easy to reference something like this when a parent has questions.

First Appearance: February 3, 1981 #peanutsspecials #ps #pnts #schulz #linus #lucy #pen #mightier #sword #mouth  www.peanuts.com www.peanutsspecials.com

Have a wonderful rest of your Friday!!

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From Aaron/Sunday Sampler

In the spotlight this Sunday is my one and only…..

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Nephew!!

He drew my name in our family gift exchange and a little bird apparently told him I needed to go shopping. And shopping I did!

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Just lookie at what I came up with Aaron!

Taking time this Sunday Sampler to say Thank You for your help in resuscitating my fabric and yarn stash. #NeverEnoughSuppliesInTheSewingRoom

Truth Serum/WPC

Names

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This is the stuff that the hubster has lovingly declared as my own personal truth serum. After a taste testing of each flavor(thank you to my sister for the gift) — ok maybe a little extra from another larger bottle, , there was a warning sent out to my daughters that no telling what I will state, but it will be most definitely truthful.

I will be more careful to not indulge after a stressful moment in my life….

unless need be 😉

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Not a Space Blanket/Sunday Sampler

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Nope. It’s not a space blanket.

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It’s the Mother’s Day surprise from my daughter. We’d been to our town’s new Hobby Lobby recently and I’d pointed to the metal contraption you see here and said in passing that I could use one of those. It is a pair of pliers for plastic snaps. The ones in the store didn’t have the rainbow of colorful snaps you see here included. They were separate. Her economics degree came in handy since she found this All-in-one set with an awl and all those snaps.

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And I just happened to have a bib hanging around that needed a fastener. This will be so much quicker that sewing on Velcro or a sew-on snap. Thank you Rachel!

Happy Mother’s Day!

A Little Latino/ Sunday Sampler

I’m back from the A to Z Challenge and with that I’ll begin the Sunday Sampler again. To start I’m showcasing Momma’s Set of 2 Flour Sack Towels with this picture.

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Mother hand cuts, hems and then hand embroiders these. A true exhibit of her talent.

These were just listed today on Etsy. Click here to take a shop stroll.

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.

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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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Bookmark, Bag, Birthday, Blessing/Letter B

Spent some time trying to figure out a present for my niece who is moving out of the nest. This A to Z challenge proved pretty timely as I’ll have some items piling up in my stash.

I’d like to first show you a tutorial in progressive photos of the bookmark.

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Note: be sure to tear off the paper before sewing backing on.

I used some old bluejeans fabric for the backing and added a rick rack tag.

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Hoping she’ll find some tasty recipes to share with me in the future.

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Baked Potato Bag is Bursting with “B”ears of course! Made by yours truly with love!

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Party at Bandana’s.

I nearly ended this post with that last line, but my niece suffered a huge loss very recently. I’ve decided to share a little ‘New Home Blessing” and dedicate it to her new abode.

Isaiah 40:30-31
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

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Sickly Weekend/ Sunday Sampler

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A sickly weekend drove me to looking around in my stuff I hadn’t yet unpacked in my new sewing room. There was a pleasant surprise. An old gift from my girls. We’re talking about 14 years or so old. Not yet an antique 🙂 A sewing journal.

Now you’ll have to wait for the contents. I’m saving some of it for the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge 2016….my 3rd year of participation. So as I’m a day late in my ‘Sunday Sampler’ post, I hope your weekend was wonderful and illness free.

A Good Time/ Sunday Sampler

What is the best way to get some stitchin’ done? Well, for me, the answer is to be in the passenger seat on a lil road trip.

Specifically a trip to shop with a gift card 🙂

Two bags full of yarn and fabric. None for the master. Two for the dame 🙂

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This will be for one of 2 lil girls soon.

I need to say a big Thank You to 2 lil lads that live not far from my lane!

Happy Sunday!