Monday, May 24, 2010

New Winner

Since my first winner didn't contact me...
I have to pick a new one!
Aren't you excited!?
And your new winner is: 192! Manuela! She said: Hello! I love linen! Great give away! Thanks!
I am going to make contact (hopefully) by email.
If I dont' get a response by Wednesday...
That doesn't matter.
Manuela will contact me.
I know it.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Give away ends!

Wow! I can't believe the great response to my give away! Awesome! And thankyou to my new followers! I'm excited.

Just a friendly reminder that my give-away ends today at Midnight, EST. I know, I didn't mention that in my original post. But that's it folks.

And, if I contact you as the winner... You have to give me some info. For that suprise, you are going to have to tell me what color of fabric you are looking for, or theme, or cottons or linens. Give me some info, and I'll try to see that you get something that you'll like!

So thats it!

Will post winner tomorrow!!

Good luck!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Give-Away Day! )

It's May 17th!

SewMamaSew's Giveaway Day!

And I am in on the goods!

Aren't you dying to win some linen dish towels?!

Made by me!!

And in the package I'll include some other surprises. (Like fabric, candy... you know how it goes!)


So leave a comment, and a way to contact you (like an email address!) and a random number will be drawn to choose the winner on May 20th.

Only one entry per person, please!

And head off to SewMamaSew to check out the other blogs in on the give-aways!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Grandma Kate's Basil Lemon Water

Do you like something refreshing to drink in the summer? Something more than just plain water??
(Side note: in just trying to type the word plain, I first typed: Palin, and then I typed Pain. Funny right?!)
Sometimes plain water is good. Sometimes it's just boring. So...
Here's something yummy you can do for your water.
And your water will thank you.

You need: A lemon, and a nice sized sprig of basil. You'll want to wash both of them. Then, rub the basil imbetween your hands for a few seconds, give it a couple of squeezes. It should have a nice "just got smushed by a power wheels" look to it. (Thats what my almost 3 year old offered to do... run it over with his power wheels. He insisted it would work...)
Right. But you don't want it in tons of pieces, cause you don't really want to drink chunks of basil. Leaf it intact. (Get it?)

Anyways, cut your lemon in half, and then half of it cut into quarters.

Now go get a pretty bowl or pitcher. I didn't have a pitcher, so I used my perdy bowl. Except you can't see the perdiness from this angle, but it is perdy.

So fill it up with water. Then Drop in your lemon quarters and basil... give her a stir.

I let her sit for a few hours before drinking, let those flavors really work thier way through the water.

And then pour over ice and enjoy!

It's great to use this for summer gatherings - you're friends will be impressed!

Monday, May 10, 2010


I am suppose to be working on 2 quilts. No. Three quilts. *Sigh* But I've been distracted. First, let me show you:
Check out this retro fabric!
I got it from my m-i-l's collection of fabric from her mother.
So this isn't re-make 60's fabric, it's the real deal. And I think, 'cause everybody's doing it, I'm gunna make a skirt for myself out of it. What do you think?
Then, check out this little ones with umbrellas!!! Can you say: Darling?!?!
I'm nervous about using it because once you cut it, that's it. There's no re-ordering of this fabric.
Makes it a little more serious. What should I make out of it? It would make darling curtains, but I wouldn't know where to put them. Again, *sigh*.

Then, how about these?! Aren't they the most darling little shoes?

They are for my friend's new baby. I am going to try and make the pattern larger, for my little guys. I got the pattern here.

Oh, I just can't wait to give them to her!!!
What have you been up to this week?