Monday, December 29, 2008

Lucky me

I have always said that I wasn't a very lucky person. But I was so wrong. I have had an opportunity to see life a little differently lately and boy oh boy am I a lucky girl.

I am lucky to have a great life, a great family, great friends and as luck would have it....oh so lucky to WIN the grand prize over at MC's Friendship corner.

Go take a peak at MC's little corner of the world. What a talented lady and wowzer...I still can't believe I won the Grand Prize for the year and all those wonderful products. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!


Sunday, December 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Michelle

At 2:22 this morning, my beautiful baby girl was 30 years old. On one hand, it seems like only yesterday, and on the other, it seems like she has always been a part of our life.

She is a GREAT Mommy, GREAT Sister, GREAT Daughter and even greater friend.

Happy 30th...glad we all could be a part of your celebration today.

We LOVE you,

Mom and Dad

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Birthday, Debbie

Happy Birthday.

I hope this day is filled with happiness and joy.

Here's to many many more.

Hugs to you,


Friday, December 19, 2008

We Three Kings

The King on the left is our youngest grandson, Peyton. His preschool presented, "The First Christmas Gift" earlier this week.

The children did a wonderful job and we thoroughly enjoyed the musical celebration.

Happy Holidays to all!


Lady bugs for a lovely lady

This bag is a special order for a special lady that I have only met via internet. It is such a small world that we live in :-)

My insurance lady and good friend, Helen, was on a vacation in New York and met Tracy at the Albany airport. They were talking and Tracy admired Helen's bag. Well, being the friend that she is, Helen gave Tracy my email address and the rest is history.

We designed the bag via email and hopefully Tracy will have her cute lady bug tote in her hands in a day or so. Yes, Tracy, I put it on Santa's sleigh on Monday...LOL

Tracy, I hope that all your dreams come true and that these lady bugs bring you all the joy and love that you hope for.


cleaning house

Well, yes I am cleaning house.

But I also have a couple items that I am selling at a reduced cost to make way for some new and exciting things I have planned for the NEW YEAR.

Wow, that is exciting...huh? 2009 is almost here.

I have this adorable kitty cat tote bag at a reduced price of $20.00. cute. Christmas stockings at $10.00 each.

Email me at and we can make arrangements to get these lovelies right out to you.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Happy Birthday, Cindy

My baby sister will be 50 in 3 days and her hubby surprised her with a little birthday get together on Saturday at their home in Weeki Wachi. What a wonderful spread of food and lots of fun and laughter. Let me tell you, Allen is the BEST BBQ guru that I have ever met. mmmmmm good.

Here is Cindy with her birthday present. She now has her very own Hobie kayak complete with cup holder, beer cooler a/k/a bait
(You would have to know my sister to appreciate that one.) :-)
She was so thrilled with her gift.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIS, here's to 50 more.


Friday, December 12, 2008

Fantastic Friday

I suppose I could say that I had a "Big Biscuit" day today...that is what a scrapbook friend, Kip calls it.
I had to run a few errands...JoAnn's Fabrics was calling my name and boy oh boy did I do good there. I think the entire store is on sale and I got lots of good deals.

Then I stopped at another store and picked up a gift. The store had just what I was looking for... so I was thrilled. I wait in line to pay and the fellow says to me. It is your lucky day, this item was on sale for 95% off. Can you believe that one? How can you go in, find what you want and then get it for 95% off? No, I didn't type that wrong...95% off. I am not sure if the cash register was just doing that randomly or if it was just on sale. But I sure didn't argue...just said thank you and smiled all the way home. I can't tell you what the item is because it is a present .....shhhhh

At least I am feeling better today, didn't feel too great the last couple of days. Maybe a bug going around...but I feel that's all that matters.

I took my new glasses back and they are fixing the prescription. I am glad to know that I am not as blind as the first guy thought I was. So, in another week...I will be sporting my new glasses and this time hopefully I can see out of them. :-)

My baby sister will be 50 on Wednesday. Everyone give a shoutout.....Happy Birthday Cindy :-)

Make it a GREAT weekend....catch you later.


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

cigar anyone?

My son is the General Manager at Tampa Humidor, check them out.
If you are looking for a gift for your hubby, your brother or on the above link. If you don't live in the area, they offer a wonderful internet sales department also.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Fruit Ladies

The Fruit Ladies have arrived. This fabric was out of print....but....woo is back :-)

Cute containers

How about a neat container to put that special holiday gift in??? Michelle (daughter) made these and has them for sale at Pink Florida Threads.....check them out.

Butterflies and flowers

Santa's elves at work :-)

Christmas Clothespins

These cute Clothespin families are all decked out and ready to display your favorite Holiday cards and/ or pictures.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Moving on

Time to move on to Christmas. This morning Zak was taking a few more pictures of ornaments as he was helping me place them on the tree.

I am still sewing like a little elf to get some of those Christmas orders filled. It is SEW nice to have sewing friends that keep me inspired and keep the creative juices flowing...thanks friends :-)

Have you marked your calendar for the Antique Alley Stroll a week from today? Debbie at Pink Florida Threads is busy working on some new and exciting will want to be sure to check out her store. Her blog is temporarily down today, but check it out too
She has the cutest little Christmas tree as you walk in the store and has placed some of my little gift card purses on the tree for sale.


Sunday, November 30, 2008

Very Thankful

Bryan watches a quick lesson and in no time, he was an expert bird carver. :-)

I think this was one of our best Thanksgiving holidays ever. The meal was great, and we have the greatest kids and grandkids. What more could we ask for?

Zak was thankful for food and family and Peyton was thankful for his Mommy....awwww. :-)
I am thankful for a wonderful husband. He never complains and is always supporting his family. Lucky me :-)


Sunday, November 23, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

This is the big week....Thanksgiving is only a few days away. On Friday, we were invited to the big FEAST at Peyton's school and this is his little head dress.

This week will go by so fast. We already have our turkey and have plans for a afternoon dinner. BUT, first order of the day...we will be putting down a couple pallets of sod...yes, you heard me right...LOL Doesn't every family put down sod on Thanksgiving day?...LOL When I told my daughter that she was helping us...she just looked at me funny. LOL

Have a few totes to try to fit into this hectic week...will post pics when I get them done. :-)

Happy Turkey day to all of you,


Monday, November 17, 2008

Canine fun

Just wanted to show you how cute this turned out. This customer asked for the straps to be a bit longer and also for the zipper.

Hot Rod

From my stash....I found this the other day and decided to put it together. We have 3 Street Rods and this will be a fun bag to carry to car shows...don't you think?

Anyone else interested???

Nice Hubby

Look what my hubby brought me on Saturday. And, as far as I know...he didn't do anything wrong...LOL

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Antique Alley Stroll

If you live in the area....please mark your calendars

Stroll Belleair Bluffs by candlelight at

Antique Alley and friends

Tuesday, December 9th
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ALL shops will be open for your holiday shopping
needs and refreshments will be served.

560 - 790 N. Indian Rocks Road, Bellair Bluffs

Great opportunity to check out PINK FLORIDA THREADS and say hello to Debbie...look forward to seeing you all there. :-)


Christmas is coming have only 41 days to get that stocking hung by the chimney with care.

Oh my....I just love the green fringe, don't you??? The cuff is chenille and the red stocking is fleece with white felt holly leaves.....too cute.


Sunday, November 9, 2008

Fab weekend

Is it Sunday night already???? I am totally bushed, but had a FABULOUS weekend.

Michelle (dear daughter) and I went to the Hilltop Crop in Sarasota yesterday and got lots of really neat things done. Was so nice to see Linda, Michele, Kathy, Stacey, and Michelle and the other Sarasota gals. MMMM good...that Linda can cook some good chicken and mashed taters.

Today was the Antique Alley show in Bellair...what a nice show that is....lots of really nice people and loads of really cool things...especially at Pink Florida Threads. Debbie is so talented...and has some of the works of her very talented friends in her shop as well.

My plans for this week is to sew...of course.....a week without sewing is not a happy week for I am making some really cute Christmas stockings...will post a picture soon.

Hope you had a good one.


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Simple as BLACK and WHITE

Bought this fabric several months ago and was waiting for just the right inspiration. While talking to a customer yesterday....I really do realize that life is as Simple as BLACK and WHITE.

Take time to enjoy our surroundings, enjoy ourselves...Be happy....

Hugs for a HAPPY Wednesday.

Teresa is good

Just got back from the grocery and my favorite is back.....I just love Peppermint Mocha flavoring in my coffee. It is a seasonal product and I sooooo look forward to the season. :-)

Today is Peyton's (grandson) 5th Birthday. I sure cannot believe it has already been 5 years since we all traveled to the hospital and watched my daughter give birth to him.....blessed....yes truly blessed we are.

So here is a toast (with my coffe filled w/ peppermint mocha of course) to Peyton, Happy Birthday cutie xxx ooo xxx Love you!!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Another wonderful week

Sure was a fun weekend. I am just surrounded by wonderful people in my life and truly blessed to be able to spend such quality time with my family and friends.

I didn't sew very much this weekend...but will hit high gear this next week. I have several new ideas brewing and can't wait to get to them..... It just gives me such pleasure that people recognize my designs now and either call me or email me and say...hey I saw one of your bags today....LOL

FUN FUN FUN.....Hope that you had a GREAT Sunday...we sure did.


Saturday, November 1, 2008

Michigan State

This is a bag that I made for a friend of mine...actually made two. She will be giving them as gifts to her nieces that attend Michigan State University. Shhhh....this is a Christmas Present.
As most of my bags....they have tons of pockets inside along with a ring to hang keys.

Thanks for taking a peak :-)


Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

The pumpkin is carved, the costumes are ready and can't wait to go over to see the grandkids "trick or treat" tonight.

The pumpkin guts are Will post a picture of the pumpkin tonight or tomorrow.

Speaking of tomorrow....big Yard sale here...wish us luck :-)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ta Ta Totes

This is my friend Debbie.
She was interviewed today by Channel 10 and the story can be seen on this link

Debbie is opening her store in Bellair Bluffs.... PINK FLORIDA THREADS ...grand opening will be November 4th.
She will be featuring the Ta Ta bags as well as other handmade bags, aprons, pillows, jewelry, cards, tea towels, etc. If you live in the area...stop by to see her. If not, check out her website. You can link to it from the news story.

Good Luck Debbie

A week already?

I just realized it has been a week since I posted a, time sure is flying by.
I had the best time this past weekend at the Hilltop Memories annual Creepover. Loads of fun, laughs, great food, and scrapbooking too. Linda does the best job and makes everyone feel so welcome and pampered the entire weekend.
One of the activities was a contest to decorate a mask and was judged by all present. Congrats to Michelle in Sarasota for the winning mask. This was my entry....I had a blast making it.....kind of reminded me of Bart
I call it "Dr. Frank N. Stein".

Tomorrow will be a sewing day....gotta get back to it. I have taken too many days off lately and missing it badly.

Have a good one,

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


And again I say...."I don't know how I ever had time to work".

Our Company left this morning and praying for their safe journey home. Was good to have Mom and Richard here for a few days as we enjoyed their company and they really pitched in to help in all the moving and mom even made us a few meals too...which was wonderful.

I helped my daughter move this past weekend and this old girl worked her BUTT off. Even though moving is a lot of work, it sure does help you get rid of a bunch of junk and also to clean...clean...clean. Maybe we should just move all our stuff out in the yard and only bring back in what we REALLY want....LOL.

I spent today trying to get myself back on track...laundry, pickup, cleanup...the usual.

Also made a trip to pick up my sewing machine. I told them that I will see them again in another 10 As long as they can keep the old girl together, I will continue to sew on her. They just don't make machines like they used to.

Hoping to sew at least a few bags this week, but the week is slipping away from me. We have the Hilltop Crop this weekend...woo hoo...I am sure we will all have a Goulish good time. This will be my second Creepover.....had such a good time last year....really looking forward to it. :-)

Catch you later...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Apple Tarts

Mmmmmm..... good

Look what mom made for us today.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Black/White Kitties

So much going on right now.....
My sewing machine broke :-( Yes, I have another one, but I really like to sew on the "old girl". We have been sewing together for about 20 years. The old girl is a Pfaff and they just don't make them like her anymore.

I decided to turn my frustration into productivity and got acquainted with the Viking .....and put together this little Black/White Kitty bag.

Isn't it cute?


Monday, October 13, 2008


Thank you to the supporters of Small Paws Rescue. This bag goes to Linda in Chicago and a donation will be made to Small Paws.

Love the blue and the yellow....Go Wolverines :-)

Linda requested a zipper in this one and I am sure this will be a fun way to show off her team spirit.

Happy Monday,


Saturday, October 11, 2008

Five things

My friend Linda tagged me with the FIVE TAG and I tag:
Barb, Debbie, MC, Michele, Julie
5 years ago ...1.Worked for the school system 2.was a lot thinner 3. only had one grandson 4. my car was almost new 5. had not started to collect scrap stuff

5 things on today's "to do" list ... 1. clean house 2. crop at home (wishing I was at a Hilltop crop in Sarasota 3. Watch the Rays game 4. sew 5. call a few friends/family

5 snacks I enjoy .... 1.apples 2. nuts 3. chips (all kinds) 4. cheese 5. chocolate

5 things I would do if I were a millionaire ... 1. get my kids out of debt 2. buy both of them a house 3. set up trust for grandkids 4. buy a new car - don't need one...but would like a of the line...comfy car 5. buy more antique cars for hubby, and add on to his garage to house them.

5 places I have lived ... 1. Evansville, Indiana for the first year of my life 2. Pinellas Park, Florida the rest of the 50+ years.

5 jobs I have had ... 1. Sunshine Speedway 2. Harris Insurance Agency 3. Veghte Insurance Agency 4. Pinellas County Schools 5. Seamstress (self employed)

Hope everyone is having a great Saturday. I am supposed to be at the Hilltop Crop (I already said that...but dang it...had to say it again), but had to cancel last night because of a family issue.

Better get to my list or my FIVE things won't get Catch you later...


Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Check out this medium size tote made from coordinating brown Celtic fabric. The lining is solid brown with large pockets on the inside from the same Celtic fabric. This customer decided this will be a perfect gift for her sister for Christmas. :-)

Did you realize that Christmas is only 11 weeks from tomorrow.....YIKES!!!! Where does the time go???

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Beach Bag

Isn't this a bright and CHEERFUL Beach Bag? Love it....

Check out all the room inside and lots of pockets too.

Monday, October 6, 2008

personalized tote

Happy Monday everyone,

Did everyone have a good weekend??? I sure did...was at the Hilltop Memories/Kit N Kaboodle crop in Tampa on Saturday had a wonderful time. They sure do know how to put on a nice event and this one was to benefit such a great cause.

Today, is back to the sewing machine and feeding that creativity. This is a tote that I made for a is a present for her daughter for Christmas :-)

I hope the rest of the week is as productive.

Take care,


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Shoulder Bag

I finally found some of the polka dot fabric that I had been looking for for 9 months now....yippee.

Check out this stylish shoulder bag. The handles are faux leather with silver rings. Most of my bags have magnetic snap, but a customer requested a zipper for this one. She also requested the extra tie in honor of her FAVORITE team :-)

Inside has the key ring and also lots of roomy pockets.

Take care,


I just finished up this Butterfly bag today and I just love it. It seems that I fall in love with each bag as it is completed and it becomes my new best favorite. :-)

Sure has been a busy week...can I say Gator bags, gator bags, gator bags. Those Gators sure are popular...but "it's all good" :-) I have filled all the orders for those and even have one to I hear a taker???

I guess you noticed all the dog bags that I have been making too???? My neice said, "does Aunt Teresa only make dog bags?" LOL No, Dana...I make lots and lots of others too :)

Can you believe that it is October, time is just flying by. grandson got a mohawk yesterday in honor of the Tampa Bay Rays game today. I suppose I feel the same way that Linda feels about them.....surely not my favorite haircut. is just hair and it will grow out, and he is a cutie no matter what hairdo he has.

Have a great Thursday...only two more days until the Charity Crop with Hilltop Memories/KNK. I am sure it will be loads of fun...they always are.

Take care,

Thursday, September 25, 2008


I just finished up this tote/bag for a good friend of mine and embroidered her business name (in bright pink) on the's a surprise so I have photographed the other side. Don't want to spoil it for her....shhhhhh.

Hope she likes it....will be an early Christmas present.

Watching Grey's Anatamony...gotta run. Are you enjoying the new shows this week? Finally, new shows....yippee!!!


Crop for the Cure

October 4th, I will be attending the Crop for the Cure sponsored by Hilltop Memories. You can check out details on their website at:

This is the bag that I am donating for the cause.

Both my grandmothers had breast cancer and my dad's wife passed away a couple years ago with the horrible disease. I embroidered the words "Celebrate Courage" in honor of the courage of these ladies and all woman battling breast cancer.

Take care,

Cute little kitties

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

more pups

Just added two more to the inventory this morning. If you are interested in availability or any other questions, you can email me at

Happy Wednesday.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

little doggies

click on the photo so that you can see how cute this fabric is....little doggies, dog houses, and doggie bones

dog lover

Best Buddy, Lazy but loved, wag the tail, spoiled, furry friend, top dog, chew toy, dinner toy, all bark, no bite, drool, good dog...old dog, new tricks, fetch!

These are the words printed on this one...check out the twill bow w/ dog bones and dog w/ bone button.

Monday, September 22, 2008