Saturday, October 10, 2015

Another VLOG, New Earrings and Leaves

This has been a very busy day.  I spent the entire morning ironing SOME and folding up ALL of the fabric you will see in the video.  The video doesn't show all the fabric on the floor, and there was a mountain there too.  All is contained again, and I am ready to finish owls.

When I get the quilt pieced, I will be adding leaves.  I got them cut out today.  All these leaves -- with SAS2 on the back -- were cut out in less than five minutes!!!

Here is a video I made two days ago.  Hence the thank you to Diana and Barbara, and I owe one to Rhonda too.  WHAT NICE LADIES!

You will see a leftover of ANOTHER hobby I used to have in this video.

And after I fixed Zeke and cleaned up all that fabric and cut out all the leaves, I decided to make some earrings to go with my lost-and-found blouse.

Remember it?

There are really fun.  Making jewelry to match exactly is very exciting to me.  It MUST BE for what I've spent on beads!

And for the lady that asked me what pattern I used for the blue bracelet I sent to Deb, I will post a pic again:
The pattern is called "FLOWER LATTICE" by TrendSetter Akiko Nomura.  I got it "free" from Fusion Beads IF I ordered so much from them.  It wasn't very much though, and you an pick what pattern you want.

Jerry has arrived for the "Booze Bloods".  Gotta go.  YAY!  Tomorrow is Sunday.

Hugs, Joy

Friday, October 9, 2015

So MUCH To Show You!

I just finished an 8-hour bracelet project.  The bracelet is very, very pretty, but pictures just do not do it justice.  Maybe my new friend, Jim, can give me some tips on how to photograph jewelry so the detail shows up.

The bracelet was made to match the blouse I made with the daisy fabric I purchased in Springfield.  I used my SFD pattern, but the blouse seems to need a bit of tweaking.  ORRRRRRRR, it could be ME that needs a TON of tweaking today.  PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZE -- I beg you!  Do NOT tell a soul that it is 3:00 and I am still in my pajamas.


I did put a bra on this morning, and I did brush my teeth, and I did comb my hair, but the rest of me looks like I need a major makeover!

It is the bracelet's fault!  It took SO LONG to make, and I didn't want to walk away or I would forget the complicated pattern.

NOW, I have to do this blog post, and on and on it goes...

I found a fun picture of Jerry and me about to step out the door to head for Branson.  That was a really nice day.  Jerry didn't even grumble when I asked him to pose for this picture.

And remember the Peggy Sager's diagonal skirt webcast?  Probably not.  Anyway, I did finish the skirt just before we left for vacation.  I snapped these pics, and then I forgot to show them to you.

This is a knit, and is really nice.  Not sure if I LIKE the diagnonalness of it.  I just grabbed that tee shirt from my closet for the pics because I thought I should have SOMETHING on over it.

I'm thinking of making a top that has the same diagonal line as the skirt at the top.  Not sure.

Oh, yeah!  I need to show you my newest creation.  I look too horrible today to pose with it on, but you will get the idea.

And for my friend that asked for more information on the BATTING CONTRAPTION, here are some close-up pics for you.  The pole goes through the center tube of the batting roll.

 You need to get some of these U-thingy's with holes in them.

Actually, Jerry may have drilled holes in them.  I told him I wanted these bolts hanging from the ceiling, and he did the rest.  To move them higher or lower, you just untie the knots and retie them.

Highly technical, lol.
I must get downstairs and upgrade my appearance before my hubby gets home.

I managed to get a pic real quick of the new blouse with bracelet before starting supper.  Spaghetti.  And I'm eating too!

It is FRIDAY!  Tomorrow is sweatshirt into jacket day.

Hugs, Joy

Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Attic -- By Request

I have had several people ask me how I store my fabric.

Since I just added some shelving to my attic, I decided to do a video for anyone who might care.

It is probably TOO WORDY and TOO LONG and TOO BORING,


You certainly do not have to watch the video just because it is here.  Evidently, a strange lady pops in once in a blue moon and gets upset at my videos being so wordy and silly.

This one is for the nice lady who asked me to show her my storage.  This is just SOME of my storage, but it is wonderful to have.

And I have to go.

Jerry is waiting for us to watch the end of the third season of "Booze Bloods" which is what I call the "Blue Bloods".  I never -- in my entire life -- saw a family drink like this family does.  It is shocking to watch!

Be back soon.

Hugs, Joy

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Hello Late Wednesday

Good late evening!  It is after 10 PM.  Jerry has already fallen asleep, but I decided to pull the laptop up off the floor to see if I had any email -- hopefully, happy ones.

It is so strange how things happen sometimes.

Terry was here most of the afternoon today.  When she arrived, I was sitting at my computer reading my email and looking at owls.  I had just received a really sweet comment from a reader about how much she liked my videos.  I got up from my computer and commented to Terry how amazing it was that I had never gotten an ugly comment regarding my videos.

Terry made some comment that IF anyone ever did say something ugly, she would sure let them know what she thought about it.

We talked and laughed.  She put a quilt on the longarm, and I made some more owls.

Both of us keep our cell phones nearby in case our husbands need us.  Mine makes a certain sound when I get an email.  Hers makes different sounds.  Mine had made several "You've Got Mail" sounds (I LOVE that movie), so I decided to go to my desk and check them.

I was SHOCKED to have an ugly comment about one of my videos after I had JUST told Terry I never got any!  Some lady complained that I rambled on for 10 minutes about bad service at Hancock's before I showed what I had made.

What was weird was I could not REPLY to her.  Her comment had some kind of link or something.  I wanted to tell her that there was an OFF button that she was free to use any time one of my videos forced its way into her life.  She certainly doesn't have to watch them for 10 seconds, never mind 10 minutes.

I watch a TON of videos where I think the introduction is waaaaaaaaaaay too long, so I will just fast forward to the actual part I want to see which is usually a tutorial.  Other times, I love to hear the person talk, and I listen to every word.  I AM IN CONTROL, is the point.  I don't need to complain to the person who took the time and the effort to make the video which is totally free of charge!

Oh, well.  It's a small thing really.  I just thought it was kind of tacky.

Other than that, this was a perfect day.  Terry was here all afternoon.  She finished quilting two more baby quilts to give away to babies being dedicated at our church.  I didn't think to take pictures of them.  Both of them were very cute.

OH!  I have only one more owl to make.  Hopefully, I will get them all stitched tomorrow.  I'll show you when they are all done.  I quit naming them after Graham because I wanted to change their positions in the quilt, and then they were no longer in alphabetical order.  Goofy, I know!

Think I will join Jerry in Slumberland.

Hugs, Joy

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sunday VLOG Re: Stuff

I made a video for you today because I have over 3,000 followers of my Youtube Channel.  They watch my videos, but know nothing abouty my BLOG.  At least, I am assuming that since I have only 151 followers of my BLOG.

So here is the latest, up-to-the-minute newsflash of my latest adventures, which are pretty much like all my other ones, lol.

After I made the video,
I found the PERFECT person to send the new bracelet to.

I'm giving it to my newest friend, Deborah, in Ozark, MO.

She has given me two things already, and I am getting behind FAST.  I asked her if she liked this creation at all, and she said she did, so it will be on its way tomorrow.

Gotta go.

I've been working all day on one thing or another.  Just ironed my new blouse and my duck blouse.  I started to get the beads together for my new bracelet, BUT -- AS USUAL -- I need to order more beads.

I'll show you the finished blouse with the bracelet when I get the bracelet done.

Have a FANTABULOUS week my friends!

Hugs, Joy

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

VLOG for 9-30-15 Re: Vacation Goodies

I made a video for you this morning because I am still at the speedy internet house.

Here it is:
I figured out the cost-per-yard of the fabric I purchased at F&M.

With tax included, I paid a total of $64.41 for 14 yards (not counting the additional yardage).  That makes the fabrics I purchased only $4.60 a yard!

That is REALLY, REALLY, REALLY good for those of you who don't know the price of fabric is astronomical right now.  It can easily be from $20 to $30 a yard for nice fabric.  On sale, you do good to get it for $10 to $15.  I am very happy with my purchases.

The stores were:

Quilts & Quilts in Branson, MO and FM Stores in Springfield, MO.

Gotta go.  SOMEBODY has to unpack all the stuff we took on our vacation, and I haven't seen a single volunteer yet!

Hugs, Joy

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Good Tuesday Night

We are finally back home.  We intended to be back home a whole lot sooner than 9:30 PM, but we got hung up at the Bass Pro Shop in Springfield picking up the new boat.

The very nice young man in the Service Department spent three hours going over every single detail of the engine and the boat and the compartments and the shifter thing and the live wells and the storage compartments and the fuses and on and on and on.

I kept telling him we had owned many boats.  He said he had to tell us all that stuff anyway.

We weren't able to get the cats or the dogs because we got home so late, and I really miss them.  My daughter and son-in-law are so good with Jackie and Josie.  Len had set up a huge pen for them to be in when in the large back yard.  It was only for when they had to be separated from all the other dogs in the Kennel.  Our dogs' daddy lives there, and Josie's mom lives there.  I think they sold Jackie's mom.  They have 10 new puppies that were born a few days ago.  LOTS of dogs there.  Jackie and Josie will probably GROWL at us and hope we leave them there!

The cats are being boarded.  They probably think we are NEVER coming to get them.  We will go in the morning.

Tomorrow is Jerry's birthday.  He will be 69 years young!

Time for bed.  Be back soon to show you what I bought on our vacation.

Hugs, Joy