Thursday, May 28, 2009

Happy Retirement to my dear Hubby :-)

Friday, May 29, 2009 is Retirement Day for my dear husband.

Everyone dreams of this day and Wes is no exception. He has worked 36 years for Florida Power Corporation a/k/a Progress Energy and has dedicated his entire career to the production and safe working environment of Paul L Bartow Power Plant. It is very fitting that Wes and the Bartow Steam Plant retire at the very same time.

Wes has worked with many wonderful men and women over his 36 years and most know him as a man that says what is on his mind, stands up for what he believes and puts others ahead of himself.

In 1976, Wes and two other men were seriously burned during an explosion at the Power Plant. Wes spent 9 weeks in Tampa General Hospital, but was back to work in four months still dedicated to his job....even more than before. Many have asked him why or how could he go back. He always told them that he was young and needed his job, and this is what I do.

This is the end of one chapter and beginning of a new one full of happines, joys, adventures and fun. Also...our two little guys are sure looking forward to having Papaw here FULL TIME :-)

We are so fortunate to have this caring, wonderful man in our lives...

Happy Retirement Wes.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Fruit Ladies - strikes again!

The weekend was a productive one...this little beauty goes to Vivian in North Florida.

Fruit Ladies are all the rage and what a fun handbag to carry.

This bag has shoulder straps, zipper closure, tons of inside pockets and an outside pocket as well.

Enjoy..... :-)


Friday, May 22, 2009

Diaper Bag

Good Morning all,

It seems that quit a few of our freinds have new babies. What a fun way to carry baby's things to grandma's house or the park in this bright and cheerful pink and lime green bag.

What's your plans for this wonderful weekend??? Not sure what ours are just yet...I am sure some family time is in order though.

Take care....Happy Memorial Day

Fruit Ladies

The ever-popular Fruit Ladies.........

so much fun :-)

Monday, May 18, 2009's a surprise :-)

I have wonderful neighbors and they are always doing such nice things for everyone. One of them decided to purchase this cute bag for the other and surprised her with it this morning. And surprised she was.

I was so glad to be a part of that joy :-)

This is the Beachy Bag style and I added the optional closure at the sides to pull it in...totally gives it a new look. And...of course we added the accessories.....gotta have those accessories :-)

It's a lovely rainy day in Florida...much needed and much appreciated.

Take care and Happy Monday,

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Pretty and Purple

I have the hardest time finding purple or lavender fabric that is cute.

I found a lavender dot fabric that was sweet and decided to applique these cute daisys to make my own design....trimmed out with a purple solid and voila......

Lots of pockets inside, denim bottom and handles and snap/tab closure...oh yea...key fob too.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Great Kids

I am the luckiest Momma in the whole wide world.

This picture is from Mother's Day....

what a great day....

what a great family :-)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Turtles and starfish and fun colors.
This is my medium size, which is large enough to be a shopping bag, a beach bag, a bag to take to the office, a diaper bag or a bag to put in your scrapbook or sewing supplies.

The cell phone holder, eyeglass case and credit card wallet complete the set.

Click on the picture to see all the pockets inside.

Hope your week is going GREAT for you....see you in a day or so with more :-)

Monday, May 11, 2009

5:00 Somewhere

This bag makes me smile every time I look at it. :-) Kind of a little drink of the day, drink of choice bag for you.

This hipster style has a woven strap, snap closure, inside pocket, outside pocket and I am sure will be tons of fun.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sampler totes

This seems to be my new These lovelies are made from small pieces of Waverly fabrics and arranged into this fun pattern.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Old is now NEW

So you have a jacket hanging in your closet that is really out of style, or it doesn't fit you any more....what is a person to do???

You make it into a neat bag that you can use....use....use :-)
A customer brought me a silk jacket and requested a tote from it. This is the nicest fabric that I have sewn in a very long time.
The lining is a perfect compliment to the fabric. She requested the straps a bit longer, a zipper and lots of pockets inside. And the bonus is that I was able to make the jacket pockets work for the outside as well.

Hope she likes it :-)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Crazy Quilt Tie pillows

Another great way to remember our loved ones is to make a pillow from their ties and/or shirts.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Pink and FUN

Something about pink and lime green together that spells FUN....don't ya think?