Saturday, September 7, 2013

Changing to

Katy Trail Creations This is my new blog address. Hope you'll check it out!! Thanks for all the fun Blogger but it's time for a change.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

In Love With My Lil' Piece of Americana!

I went to the Saturday Night Auction and lookie what I found! My mother doesn't even know yet!!! It's a little dusty in these first couple of pics.
And here's the inside....

The machine was stored fully threaded and with fabric under the presserfoot. Thanks 'somebody'!
Inside the drawers it even had the original owners manual and all these parts that were options in the manual. Somebody loved this machine.
Hope I can continue the love.

Here we are at last with it cleaned up at least 1/2 way. I took some Pledge Revitalizing Oil to the cabinet and a damp towel to the metal. (Not the machine itself.) I'll get some Car Wax for the machine as I'm told by a good friend, Osage Bluff Quilter, not to use household cleaners on it.
 Last step is a belt.
And to answer anyone curious enough,
I Have used a treadle machine before.
Thank you, Grandma Hunter!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Where Have 6 Weeks Gone???

Kirsten ready for prom April 20th......
Rachel graduating from State Fair Community College May 17th.......
My glowing baby sister and beautiful mother getting prepared for the "big moment".
Congratulations Barbie & Scott!
So that I did not offend the "professional photographer" I kept my photos to a minimum.
I only took some pre-wedding moments. So hope you enjoy...

My violinist daughter and her accompianist...Hannah.
They played Canon in D & the Wedding March.
Ron & I
Nancy, Kirsten & Rachel.(Rachel was a candlelighter)

I am proud to say this was my first wedding as the on-duty dress tailoress.
Thank goodness for safety pins!!!!
Thank goodness I survived all these major life events with my sanity.

Friday, April 26, 2013

What the Hay?!!

Venting post.>>>>>
First my doctor tells me I need to schedule a visit......for my water pills??? Really????!!!! I just had blood work done in January and everything is Improved!!!  Time for a change in physicians???

Second, my email tells me about an expansion grant.....for non-profits only. Really????!!!! Slap in the face to home providers who are able to embrace smaller group settings and better nuturing of children. (we really want a safe room built)

It always comes in 3's......What will it be next???

I am now stepping off of my soap box and putting it up for now.

Well anyway, here's a pic of my Auction Score.
Got this King-Sized quilt for a steal.
Thank you Kirsten and Zach for helping me hold it up on the Katy Trail!! In case any of you wondered, chivalry is Not dead at least :)

Monday, April 8, 2013

I'm Taking A Vote

Way back on May 4, 2012, I posted about an afgan/throw I was making with leftover scraps.
Here's how that afghan looked then......
This last couple of months, I've created more squares and attached them and even added an additional border.
Here it is now......
I even got a close up of the "Bow Tie Fringe"
There is a little debate going on now. Someone living in this house says it looks like a rug. They are not of the male persuasion for the record. they know better :-)

So I'm taking a little vote.
Do you think it is finished or should it have the bow-tie fringe all the way around???
By the way, it is as wide as my couch so it is rather significant in size. It would top a twin bed nicely.
Replies to this post are most definitely welcome!!!!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Easter!

 I decided to share a photo collage of the latest additions to Katy Trail Creations on Etsy.  The world of hand crafted items is flourishing on Etsy and I hope you'll take a few minutes to head on over and "like" my shop!!
From Pinterest, I aspire to have these types of items available in a 'wearable' form.
Stay tuned for some interesting additions this summer!!
In the meantime, I'm patiently waiting for gardening season to begin.

I'd also like to take this opportunity to "rub it in" that my persimmon seeds were right this year :)
Happy Easter Everyone!!!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Crocheting Weekend

Got myself a new book at Barnes and Noble :)
It is so dang wonderful!!!
Anyway, I made a bracelet. This was the first attempt.......
The pic is not focused so well but it gives you the general idea.
My next stab at it got better.Reason? I took a pattern and improvised it to suit my purpose. So, yes it's in the book, but not exactly......It would never have lain down like this if I had stopped with the book's version.
So part one...belongs to the book author.
Part 2 is me !!!