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Wife, Mother, Mimi, lover of all things creative... sewing, embroidery, painting, collage... God and family are the most important things in my life.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Harvest Time

Every year

when I see this
it always reminds me of
"Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. John 4:35"

and it remind me that it is time.......we must get busy! So many need us to share God's amazing love with them. So try to remember this week, it's harvest time.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Baby and Baby Quilt

I have had this quilt made for a while, waiting for this special little boy. He is so cute! Just look at all of that hair! I finally got to meet him and wrap him in his gift and rock him for a little while.

He has two brothers who were very happy to introduce him to me, as were his parents of course. Such a sweet family.

I made the quilt on the serger with a pattern I found here. I omitted the ruffles of course. It was a really neat way to make a quilt and quilt it as you go.

Monday, October 24, 2011

I'm a Lucky Dog!!!

Okay, I don't really believe in luck at all, but I was extremely fortunate enough to win Ruby Jean's giveaway for a $50.00 gift certificate to Precious Pastimes.

I choose two pieces with my gift certificate, and they both came in today! The packaging was so charming I almost didn't want to open them. Thankfully, my camera was in my purse so you can see what I mean.

Inside the package was darling too, but best of all the craftsmanship (Is there such a thing as craftswomanship? Oh, never mind.) of the pieces themselves is wonderful.

I am drawn to vintage things, and the incorporation of old typewriter keys is what I love most about these two pieces. If you like them as much as I do you should visit Precious Pastimes. Who knows you might find someone on your Christmas list something really special. There are so many different pieces. Go look around and see which one you like best.

If you like winning things as much as I do you should check out Ruby Jean's blog. It seems she's always giving something beautiful away.

She has an Etsy shop as well with the most amazing aprons, skirts, bags, and various other items that you just might want to add to your Christmas wish list. It is getting to be that time you know. Here is a sampling of just one of her darling aprons:

Thursday, October 20, 2011

More Fall Sewing

I finally got around to finishing these little outfits for the girls. I made Belle's earlier and wanted to get the rest of the girl's finished before autumn passed us by. The fabric is some I bought at least two years ago. The pattern for the dresses and for Belle's top came from the patterns in the book Little Girls Big Style The book has several different dresses, tops, and ruffled pants patterns.

I didn't make the pants by the pattern in the book because I had another pattern already cut out, so I used it. The book however was very easy to understand, and the instructions were very clear and easy to follow, with pictures of almost every step. I plan to make several more pieces from these patterns. I love that with a few pattern pieces you can make such a variety of outfits.

Angry Birds and Birthdays

Spidey is our only October birthday, and we got together to celebrate.

His mom made the cutest Angry Birds cupcakes, and they tasted divine!

Spidey asked me the other day, "Mimi, can you believe I'm already six years old?" Of course, I can't! This roller-coaster of life seems to be picking up momentum with every second.

Aren't these angry critters just too cute?

It was Spidey and Angel Eyes who had to explain Angry Birds to me a while back. I was hooked for a time, but I have too much going on to play very often, so I have to steer clear of these diving feathered creatures. If you don't watch it they can steal your whole afternoon, and besides, it's okay to let one of these little ones win, but it's frustrating to be totally whipped in a game by your grand-children when you are really trying to win.

Monday, October 17, 2011


Weekends are for riding around the dirt paths, fishing, and playing in the dirt.

Weekends are perfect for finding dandelions and getting to make a wish,

...and for giving the fish a little love before you throw him back...

for coming back to Mimi's and playing with the train,

or pretending you are a lop-sided deer...

or just kicking back in a rocker on the porch.

Weekends are great for a lot of things, but mostly they are great for enjoying the love of family.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Southern Colors of Fall

We don't have the vivid turning of leaves here, but nature still puts on a show in the south. Here are a few signs that the seasons are changing here.