A creative mess is better than tidy idleness. ~Author Unknown
Any day spent sewing, is a good day. ~Author Unknown
I love sewing and have plenty of material witnesses. ~Author Unknown

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Did you Know???

Did you know that you can save a copy of your blog template? I knew that :)  but I had not saved mine...since all the new changes on blogger. You can be rest assured I now have a copy of both the new APP blog and Pins and Needles in case I have issues with the site again.
Speaking of issues.. thank you everyone for all your sweet comments and emails regarding my blogs.
I really appreciate all your kind support!!
I was just heart sick thinking I lost the blogs!!!
Hugs from M and Pitty

How do you save a copy??? Go to your design tab and click on it... then you need to click on edit html... from there....  there is a box that asks if you want to save a copy before you edit... just click on that button and it will save a copy of your blog to your computer!! I will have to remember to try and back up more than every year or so now!!

If you have not already saved a copy of your blog run over and do it now!!!! Don't spend hours like I did yesterday fixing my blog...

Your photos and other items might shift around but most of your content is still there ;) All of the blog posts are there.. I am referring to the the side bars... when I say the photos will shift around.. Better to have items switched around than lost all together!!
Good Luck and Happy Saving..... 

Yes Blogger has had a lot of PROBLEMS lately!!!

Safety Reminder... from your friends at Pins and Needles.

It's only one more day until the Holiday. 
I just wanted to reminded everyone...

Please don't drink and drive.. 
and if you do...
drink responsibly and also...
don't forget to fasten those seat belts...

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Annie anyone?

I finished up a toddler friendly Annie last weekend.. thought I would show her to you ;) I really think she turned out adorable :)

I don't know what happened ladies.. but I have lost blogger.. hopefully I can get our blog back the way it was!! 

Here is an Add on:

 I had a tote that I needed to complete.. 
I finally finished it this week. 
Yeah another UFO done! 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


I (barb from bejeweled quilts) was so excited when I saw Val's post. I have a friend that has been wanting to teach me this Chicken Scratch for a while.

This is my semi completed project. This is going to be a pocket to an apron.

Mine does not look as good as Val's. I have to confess when I was a little girl, we were being taught hand stitching at church. Mine was horrible and to this day I have shied away from it. I have started a few projects and have been encouraged by some blogging friends. So...I will give myself and E for effort. Hopefully, the next time it will be better.

Val is right, this is so fun. She has a wonderful tutorial over at her bog.

Here are a few other names for Chicken Scratch
Snow Flake embroidery
Amish Embroidery
Depression Lace
Gingham Lace

Do check out her tutorial.....

Saturday, May 21, 2011

My Very First Chicken Scratch Project

I am so excited after doing my first chicken scratch project that I can't wait to start another one.
If you would like to see more about it visit  My Blog!!!