Saturday, May 16, 2015

Mystery Box


My favorite Thread
My favorite Fabric
My favorite Therapy
My favorite Notion



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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

April Showers

Weather has been crazy.  Even after a mild winter here in Utah, Spring is giving us a run for it. Today started off nice and in the 70's but by this afternoon wind gusts up to 70 mph and possible snow.  Nuts.

Here are some of my new creations even though I've been ill most of the time.

Made my Kitchen Aid a Dust Cover

Made my youngest dance slippers they have leather on the balls and heals.

Mermaid Tail for one of my past co-worker's daughters

Friday, March 20, 2015

Its your Birthday

Happy Birthday to my best friend, companion, lover, husband.  He is 50 today.  So I wracked my brain thinking of something I could make him.  This is what I came up with.

50 States in Our Nation for my now 50 year old Hubby


Here are a few of my Easter creations.

It was too funny my mom didn't understand that her Peeps are her kids.

Spring Pillow for my niece Emory

Applique wall hanging for my niece Sarah's Baptism
Very Mini Easter Bunny for my niece Tensley


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Finding the joy in everything

Some days are just harder than others to get motivated. Even getting out of bed is a battle and I know I'm not the only one.

Finding the joy in everything is a hard mindset to get around.  Especially when you suffer from depression.

Yes I enjoy my Family & Friends. Yes I enjoy my two German Shepherds. Yes I enjoy all the needle art creations I make.  Yes I enjoy my Essential Oils. Yes I enjoy the beauty of Utah.  Yes I enjoy writing a blog or in my journal.

But yet some days are just so bad that getting to the next hour is a struggle. I guess there is only so much the joys above & medications can do before the mind gripping depression blocks the joy from entering into your brain.

Its hard being defective. I guess on some days you just have to find the joy that being defective is okay.

Here are some of the joys in my life.  Thank you to all that help me find those joys.

Rag Pillow


TShirt quilt

Solid Socks

Puff Quilt
White Rotary Treadle Machine

Son in Law Ian & Grandson Theo

Theo, Victoria, Ivy, Nanny, Conor oh & Ice cream

Ivy, Victoria, Theo & Me

Ivy & Me

Nanny, Theo & Me

Victoria, Theo, Ivy, Me, Conor, CJ, Cameron, Nanny & Danny Boy

Cameron, CJ, Conor

Top Shot Rosie

Ty, Me, Rosie, & Sadie

Me & Pat



Saturday, January 17, 2015

A New Year a New Me!

Being sick all the time really sucks!

My New Year's Resolution is to have a new mindset on how I deal with being chronically ill.  I need to beat the depression that comes with not being able to do much.

Last year I was able to alleviate some of the doldrums with Quilting, Knitting, & Crocheting as a way to remain on the planet.

This year, in addition to crafting, I am using doTerra Essential Oils in a diffuser as a natural therapy.  I am hoping it will eliminate some of the synthetic medications I am on.

So far I have been able to cut out all of the over the counter meds.  One day I hope to be off of all my prescriptions as well.  I am really enjoying the Essential Oils.  They really have been working to lift my spirits, not to mention curbing my migraines, arthritis, & stomach problems.

I highly recommend this therapeutic approach.  I have attached some great methods that have worked on my entire family.  I especially love the OnGuard toothpaste & the Deep Blue Rub.

Here is a link if you are interested in trying some oils.

http://www.mydoterra.com/mamagshouse/







Oh and here are a few of this years craft creations.















Friday, November 14, 2014

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Well I'm one of Santa's Elves cause I've been working away on Christmas Gifts.

Here is what I got done so far.









Monday, November 3, 2014

Its been a while

Wow its been a while since I wrote on my blog.  Depression really makes it hard to do anything, not to mention all my other illnesses as well.  No excuses just saying,

Here are a few things that I was able to create despite my disabilities.

(Well I didn't create the puppies)

Sadies Litter of 9 on 9/22/14 











Neck Warmers for my nephew's Soccer Teams

Hello Kitty Ruffle Skirt for my Grand Daughter

Honey Bee Table Runner for my niece

A Window to Paris Quilt for my niece

Beach Ball Paradis Quilt for my niece

Knitted Socks for my daughter
Knitted socks for my son

Knitted & Crocheted Hats for my Grand Babies