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November 4, 2012


Good Evening, everyone,

Sunday night and it's sooo quiet tonight. I love Sundays, not only because it's church day for 
most people, there's always been something so
special about Sunday for me since I was little.
The mister is home for the day finally. It was a
long day for him at the job site. The doctor wants
so many awesome things done to the house, it
never seems to end for Mr. Glen Oaks. He doesn't
have time anymore to make furniture for me here
at home; I really miss that. My wish list has cob-
webs it's been so long.
I did a little of this and a little of that today. Some
sewing, some clay work and some enlarging and
tracing of patterns. I forgot all about my enlarging
machine. Mr. Glen Oaks came home and saw me
working with the one square to one inch enlarging
and he asked me why I wasn't using the machine.
Duh, I don't know, I had completely forgotten about
it. Do you girls/guys ever do that, have soo much
stuff you don't remember some of it?
The new survey on Patternmart is out. The free
pattern is a snowman called "Long John" by Michelle Allen of Raggedy Pants pattern design.
It's cute. I downloaded mine. I have about 3 years'
worth of free downloads that I've never touched!
That's ok, good to have variety, right?
It's still not very cold here yet. I suppose that's a
good thing. Saving oil and all. The first snow  is
always exciting, though. My mother and sister are
still wearing shorts! It gets cold in the part of
South Carolina where they are, but I don't believe it ever snows.
I bought some more paint and fabric at JoAnn's on
Friday for my Izannah Walker project. I'm making one for Sis, too, so I wanted to have a lot of choices of small prints. Don't forget, there's a sale going on
there, Christmas prints 50% off. I bought muslin and tiny calicos from the quilting fabrics.
I love the ones I bought from Brenda Gervais at
With Thy Needle and Thread off of her website.
They are the teeniest little prints, so sweet. They are from Windham Fabrics and some are from 
The Coverlet Collection, 1820-1850.  So Sweet!
I just started using Fray Check on all of my cut ends of fabric and cross stitch linens. What a huge
helper it is.
On Saturday, I found the tiniest, old crochet lace and it's going to be perfect for the Izannah dresses.
I'm trying to use old fabrics as much as I can. The
dress material, unfortunately, will be new but I
can't find any old dress fabrics. My antiquing gel
from Gail Wilson will do the trick making it look
very vintage. She has a marvelous supply of all
things for your doll making. Especially if you like to make old looking dollies.
I hope everyone enjoys their Sunday nite and I hope you also have a wonderful week.
Take care of yourselves,


Kays Kids said...

Loved your little informative post. Is the antiquing gel the same as you use when you paint?
Sounds interesting on material.

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Susan,

WOW, you are going to be a busy little bee with all that new fabric from Jo-Ann's, and those patterns. Wouldn't it be fun to see other Blogger's "stash".

Prudence ♥

Firecracker Kid said...

NO, you are not alone in the forgetting you had that department... LOL. My list of must haves is long for my hubby too. One of these days...

maddyrose said...

Hi Susan,
It sounds like you're getting lots of things going and I can't wait to see what gets finished first. I'm in the process of finishing a very small Santa and then I'm cleaning my work area and getting ready to cut some quilt blocks if I can find the site that has a tutorial on the blocks I want to make. It seems like I'm always skipping from one thing to another. Keeps things interesting, right?
Have a great week. Hugs

jennifer768 said...

Hi Susan ,I can't wait to see what you are making.I too love Sundays,maybe because it was the only day daddy would rest .I remember all the lazy summer Sundays sitting in the yard next to his lawn chair listening at his stories of bygone days.Hugs,Jen

Christine Crocker said...

Dear Susan,

Life sounds happy and very busy in your corner of the woods~
Thank you for visiting us here at Deerfield, we do love having company~
I am smitten by your banner image, is this your home? It's so beautiful and early looking~I love it.

thank you agan and take good care,

frontporchprims said...

I have too much stuff too:) That's part of the major problem. The house is exploding. Better buy a bigger one or get rid of some of this stuff!! Sounds busy but content in your part of the world. It's nice to see you posting more again. -Steph-

Danice said...

Yes, I also have tons of patterns and such that I have never used. Especially since being slowed down by arthritis. 'So glad you are doing OK. Happy Thanksgiving to you and the Mr. :)

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