Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Join me On Youtube!

Hi Everyone!

I've been away from here for a long time, but I had to give Amazon this "website" in order to become an affiliate.

I think all of you know that I am a Youtuber now, and I do not do much blogging.  I'm going to insert my last few videos here so you can check them out if you haven't already seen them.

Those should keep you busy for awhile, lol.

Join us for the new JoyViv Challenge starting January 1st.  Watch for a new video explaining it all on January 1st.

Sew along with me and Lauren as we make the Dondi Top.  It may be a few weeks before we see Lauren's pretty face again, but she is ready to sew when we meet again.

God bless you all, and join me over on Youtube.  Just search "Joy Bernhardt".

Hugs, Joy

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Joyful Zig Zag Quilt - THIS IS OVER!

Hello Everybody!!!


The time has come to give away this funky quilt one of you named for me as the Joyful Zig Zag Quilt.

Remember:  Put your NAME in the comment.  I don't know who "unknown" is.

Remember:  It is QUEEN size.

Remember:  You must live in the United States to be eligible to win it.

Here is a photo of it:

You can see the quilt again here in a short video I made today regarding it.

Here is what I want you to do please.

In the comments BELOW, please BEGIN your comment with:


for "Joyful Zig Zag Quilt".  (Think of it as a pattern number.)

You can say whatever you want to after you type those letters in.  Those letters will tell me you want to win this quilt, and you are not just leaving a comment.

THOSE are the ONLY comments I will count to choose a winner from.  I will get a lot of comments from people who are not interested in winning this Queen size monster.  I will not count those comments.

So, let the fun begin!

Who wants to win this quilt?

Click below on "Comments" (it may have a number in front of it), type the JZZQ first and then add whatever you would like to say.


Hugs, Joy

Saturday, June 8, 2019


I used the random number generator to choose the winner of the Simplicity pattern and fabric.

And the winner is:

Brenda Prest


Please leave a comment below to let me know your email so I can contact you for your address.


Hugs, Joy

Monday, June 3, 2019

For My VLOG Subscribers re: S8925 and Fav Websites

WINNER has been chosen for S8925.

Hello my friends!

So glad you found me here at my BLOG.  I haven't been here for a long time.

IF you watched my new video from 6-3-19, then you know what to do regarding S8925.  Go to the comments below and click on "comments".  (It may have a number and then "comments" or it may say "No Comments".  Click on whatever is there with the word "comments" in it.)  It will take you to the proper place to leave one.

Be sure to follow the instructions I gave you in my VLOG.  (This will END 6-7-19.)

For the lady that asked me to tell you WHO I watch on Youtube, I will give you a few of my favorites here listed by their Youtube name and not in any particular order:


Brittany J. Jones
Melly Sews  (100 Thousand Subscribers)
Paukshte Fashion Workshop (Translated into English but LOVELY Russian (I think) Lady
Vivmom Sews
Power Tools with Thread
Michoumakes (She tells stories and is lots of fun.)
Sew Very Easy (Very Popular and TONS of Tutorials)


Missouri Star Quilt Company
Jordan Fabrics
Power Tools with Thread

Styling Your Garments:

Awesome over 50



I also like to watch the Dollar Store hacks using everyday items for storage or organization although  I am quite organized as it is.

Occasionally, I watch cooking channels, but I prefer to just search for a recipe.

If any of you watch someone regarding sewing, quilting, styling or aging that I don't know about, I would love to have the Youtube name from you.

Here is my VLOG where I talk about this BLOG:

I better get back to organizing all the new fabric I received recently from my friend Mary and from Fabric Mart Fabrics.  I'm a little ticked at FMF because they have sent several pieces with flaws lately.  I emailed them about one, but I have not heard back.

Remember what to do below about S8925!

Hugs, Joy

Monday, January 28, 2019

Retiring, Laughing and Win a Surprise

Oh my goodness!

I haven't posted a BLOG since September, 2018.

If I have any followers at all left here in Bloggerville, I hope you know that I make a lot of videos these days over at Youtube.  I enjoy making the videos, but it takes one or more entire nights to upload them from my Kingston home.  I actually have a 30 minute video I made yesterday.  I uploaded it all night last night, and it made it to the 50% mark.  Before we go to bed tonight, I will start it again.


Until then

I want to talk to you.

My hubby, Jerry, isn't much for talking when it is basketball season.  He loves the OKC Thunder, and he never misses a game.  We are both sitting on our elevating head and foot bed right now.  He is watching a recorded Thunder game.  Super boring to me, although I pretend to sort of be interested.  They play SO MANY games!  Ugh.

I, on the other hand, am sitting up with this laptop in my lap typing.  I have already seen all the videos I am interested in, plus a lot I am not interested in.  I have watched so many videos on how to cure Plantar Fasciitis that I am shocked it seems to be such a common malady.  Even my friends Terry and Phylly have had it.  Yay!  They HAD it!   That gives me hope for sure as I sit here on this bed with a splint on each of my feet turning my toes up at a 90 degree angle to my leg.

This is a VERY SPECIAL week in my life.  This is the week I RETIRE!  Yes!  And the really awesome thing about it is my BFF, Phylly, retires the exact same day I do!  What are the chances?  We are very excited.  We plan to get together at least once a month, and we will attempt to make videos.  We may not teach you a lot, but we will keep you laughing. 

See this video if you haven't already:

If THAT didn't make you laugh, I am sorry.  It is so rejuvenating to laugh until you nearly pee your pants.  Phylly and I both really needed a fun day.  It was very refreshing even though neither one of us got much accomplished.

Good night my friends.  I'll start my new video as soon as this basketball game ends, and maybe you can watch it tomorrow.  There is a "game" to play at the end of it.  You could win a surprise from me.

Hugs, Joy

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Babylock Solaris and Super Fun Tech Party

Hey Everyone!!!

In case you are wondering why I hardly ever post here on my BLOG these days, it is because I prefer to make videos on my VLOG.  SO, if you stop by and you see that "she hasn't posted anything in forever", just go over to Youtube and Search "Joy Bernhardt", and my videos will all come up.

Here is the last one I did:

And a fun one before that:
Try to keep in mind that I don't choose the photos above.  Youtube does. 

I have some fun, fun news for you today and a few pictures I want to share with you.

If you have been following me for awhile, and some of you have been with me for years, then you know that I like both Bernina and Babylock machines.  I like Berninas for sewing.  I like Babylock embroidery machines and sergers.

Babylock has a brand new embroidery machine out called the Solaris.  It does everything but make coffee and change sheets!  It is really awesome. 

So, the deal was, IF you paid $500 deposit down before the machine even came out, you were guaranteed to be one of the first people to actually receive one, and you got a bunch of "free" stuff with it.  Now, anyone with half a pea brain (as my Mom used to say) knows none of it is really free, but they want you to think it is. The $500 was refundable, so you couldn't lose by letting them hold it for you.

So YESTERDAY was the big day for me.  I was really thrilled that it was because I had the awesome, amazing Jan (B-Sew Inn, OKC Manager) all to myself.  I LOVE to be treated like I'm the only person alive (who doesn't), and Jan sure can do it.  She spent three hours with me helping me figure out what chairs, in what color, with what bases, and what Koala cabinet, and what height, and what attachments, etc.  She was absolutely WONDERFUL to me!

Here is a picture of me with Jan as I saw my machine for the first time,
I have to tell you something first:

My Mom left her four kids a nice chunk of cash when she passed, and I used my share to buy this machine NOT KNOWING that the cases were going to be my Mom's favorite color in the whole wide world:  Purple!

I looked up to Heaven and squealed, "Mom LOOK, the machine you bought me has cases that are purple!!!"

Here I am right after Jan and a helper lifted this monster to put it in the back of my car.  It is SUPER heavy!  My son-in-law, Len, very nicely offered to come help unload it.  I told him two girls put it in my car, so I could carry one half of it.  He looked at me like I had lost another screw, but he let me try.  I could NOT do it!  I don't know how all those ladies lift their machines!

Here is the pic:
I was just as happy as it looks like I was.  Jan was a pure delight, and the day could not have been more perfect except to have had a little less rain.

So all of that was just yesterday.  Today was the big Babylock yearly Tech Party.  I had never been to one before.  Totally free -- for real -- and it was done over-the-moon wonderful -- by Jan, I'm sure.  Lots of drinks and frosted cookies with suns and shades and cute stuff.  Didn't think to take a pic of those.  Baked potatoes with all the stuffings for lunch.  The staff was all there and dressed in their sunshine head bands.  The service is just UNbeatable in this store.  Everyone is so friendly and so helpful whether or not you buy a Solaris or a thimble.  I am always impressed, and I am HARD to impress, especially, when it comes to service.

Here is Jan at the head of the class:
She led us all in the Babylock - For The Love cheer and in the Solaris cheer.  She even danced for us.  B-Sew Inn sure found a jewel in her.

The place was packed with women and even one man:
You can see a lot of the helper ladies with their headbands on.  

This event was over four hours long, and I enjoyed every single minute of it. 

My grandson called to see if I could keep Baby Boo this evening and all night, so I hurried out before a lot of the ladies to pay for my stuff (I'll show you another time) so I could be home in time.  Turned out he didn't come tonight because Dad and Mom decided to stay home, BUT Baby Boo was at my house yesterday, and I snapped a pic of him in this playpen I bought for him.  It is really nice.  I can get in it with him!
Total cuteness!

Gotta get.  Church tomorrow with Margaret, and I need to find something to wear.  My nice clothes are all at the other house as I wasn't expecting to find a church I love while I am here.  Baby Boo and his parents are even attending now, and that makes this Grandma's heart swell with happiness!

I'll do another video soon and show you my new machine and my goodies from the Tech Party.

Hugs, Joy

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

A Happy Birthday and Update

Hello Everyone!

I have not been blogging much because it is more fun to just make videos.  My daughter, Tammy, has made a great blog post about my 68th birthday.

If you will click on the link below, you can read all about it and see lots of pictures.  The #8 on my cake fell over just as Tammy snapped the picture.


Tammy's camera takes such clear pictures.  If it didn't take HOURS to go get a new phone, I would go get one like hers.  Last time I went to the phone place the girl told me she would have to upload my phone to the cloud ALL NIGHT.  How crazy.  Isn't your stuff already on the cloud?

I had my second eye done yesterday, 8-7-18, and I could see clearly by this morning.  My vision was 20/20 in my right eye and 20/25 in my left eye.  My left eye was done two weeks ago.  My vision is absolutely AMAZING!  I am awe-struck at the whole procedure and outcome.  It is shocking how horrible my vision was even with contacts in both eyes.  Right now, I have only distance lenses from the surgeries, and I can see what I am typing to you perfectly.  I went to my regular eye doctor today, and I think he is as surprised as I am.

If you watch my Youtube channel, you know we are selling our business, and I have been  house hunting in Edmond for a larger house.  Why?  Because I want to be close to my daughter and grand kids and great grand kids when I am older, and I sure don't want to be looking for a house then.

House hunting has come to a halt because nothing is right, and we don't want to build.  Been there, done that!  Not fun.

I am thinking now of redecorating the house we already own here.  I have never done anything to it because we were only supposed to live here two years.  We have been here TEN years!

Really, I want to wait until the sale of our business is finalized.  We should be signing papers August 23rd and receiving payment, but ....

We will see what actually happens.  So much is involved.

I have lots of sewing projects, and I will make some more videos as soon as time and my eyes permit.  I have to put eye drops in for another two weeks, and my right eye has a fresh wound.

I can't bend over or lift stuff.  That limits one.
For now, I am going to watch Youtube videos of sewing, quilting, cooking or whatever happens to pop up that looks interesting.  Old Johnny Carson videos are fun, and I like Dolly Parton.  I LOVE Andre' Rieu, but I've watched his videos so many times, I know them by heart.  Margaret gave me another one of his DVD's for my birthday.  He is the nicest man and so majorly gifted.

If you don't know him, click the link below.  He has many Youtube videos, but this is one of my favorites.  I LOVE to waltz -- or try to -- and love this kind of music.  As you will see, so do thousands of others.  Margaret is going to a live concert in September in Chicago!  She invited me, but I can't leave our business and Jerry to go with her.  She gave me a DVD of  the Maastricht concert last Christmas, and I was immediately hooked!  I've played it a dozen times.


I better stop before I put you all to sleep.  Check out my Youtube videos if you don't see me here.

Hugs, Joy