Tuesday, November 22, 2011


I have new appliques on Etsy for Christmas. Slow sales for some reason. Last year I couldn't keep up, but I won't complain. Just gives me more time to spend with my family. I have lots to do for the holidays. How about you? Cookies to make with a few grandchildren, gifts to finish.

Hope all have a merry Christmas. Remember to thank our Heavenly Father for sending His Son to save us.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Crochet Along

I'm doing my first ever crochet along with Inner Hooker at http://oxfordfam.blogspot.com/. Here is a picture of just a few of my sunburst grannies. I've done way more than these, and I will add pictures later.

I'm really enjoying this, but I've got to catch up to the others. I started about a week late.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sweet Pants for Girls in My Etsy Shop

I have been working on some new items for the shop at Etsy, and I want to share some pics with you. These pants are so fun to make, and so comfortable for little girls.
This is the first group of pants.
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This pair didn't get into the first two pictures. All of these are $18 each, a very reasonable price. I use only top quality fabric and all are professionally sewn and serged for reinforcement.

I hope you will hop over to sugarbumps creations on Etsy and check them out.

Also, I have been working on new appliques
Introducing Miss Frankie N. Stein

And Mr. Frank N. Stein
My Pumpkin
Something for the boys
Must have a witch's hat. This one has a clear acrylic crystal attached for a little bling.
And we must have a black cat for "luck".

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

June Is Busting Out All Over

Wow! Just too hot for June! No telling what July and August will be like here in Mississippi. August usually is our hottest month of the year, with July coming in 2nd. I've been working like crazy on items for customers, getting orders filled. I will be working on some new items coming soon for fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Here are some of the custom orders I've done.
I love this turquoise and red fabric and was so glad to finally get to use it.
The Julia longall, I love this pink and gray paisley fabric, don't you?
Bright, colorful cotton knit with a cool appliqued tank - The Lindsey set, capri and tank. I do love the appliqued flower.

The Julia longall again in turquoise, green and brown. Love the paisley ruffle. How about you? I would wear this myself, except I'm a little too old, I think.

The last two for this customer is the Lindsey Peace set - capri and appliqued peace ruffle shirt.

The very last one is the Lindsey Owl set - capri and appliqued owl ruffle shirt.

And, of course, headbands to match all. These are the first three. Three more to go.

Monday, May 30, 2011

New Items for Etsy

I've been working on a few new things that can be found in my Etsy shop. Sharing with you today.
Ms Scottie Dog Appliqued T Shirt - $18.00

Mr. Dinosaur Appliqued T Shirt - $18
Flirty Appliqued Seahorse Girl's Tank Top - $18
Boy's Seahorse Appliqued T Shirt - $18
Boy's Appliqued Snail T Shirt - $18
Girl's Birdie Appliqued T Shirt - $18

New Appliques available to purchase:

These appliques are pre-stitched for the look of "I did it myself". They are all hand cut and made by me personally. Heat and bond is applied to the back, so all you have to do it iron it onto your item of choice. No sewing required, unless you want to for added security. If so, use monofilament thread and just straight stitch around the perimeter of the applique.

All of these appliques are $8.50 and are also available in my Etsy shop:

I will be posting new items as they are made. Thanks so much for checking me out.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I get up every morning, drink my coffee, take my shower, dress, go to the sewing room, sew, clean the house, cook, sew some more.  Why am I saying this? Well, I thought back months ago I had found myself, but when it comes down to it - who am I? I've been thinking about this, and, so far, have not come up with anything. Do you ever just wonder how you got where you are, where you have been, why some things happened to you, or why some things did not happen to you. Am I happy with my life? Well, I love my husband, I loved my children, I love my grandchildren, but am I really happy with me? The answer to that is NO. A big fat NO. And I don't know why.

Lord, please help me to understand me. Somedays I just want to hide away, never go outside. I cry more than ever these days. I think about my life and what I have accomplished. Guess what! I can't think of anything that I have done that is important in this life. I mean, shouldn't I have done something that contributed to mankind or the poor or the underprivileged or the homeless or the sick children that are all over this earth? I've never won an award, been written about in books or newspapers, never made a lot of money, never made a difference. Maybe that's what is wrong - I've never made a difference. Am I having a pity party? Well, maybe I am, but I don't think so. I'm just trying to figure out who is Virginia Lynn Higginbotham Palmertree? Really, who is she?

I wanted to be somewhere else with my life at this stage of the game. I wanted to have made more money, been more important, been more successful by age 64. And how did I get here so fast? I don't want to leave this earth and regret my life. I don't want to leave this earth wondering if I ever did enough. Oh, the money is not important to me, the "fame" wouldn't make a difference, I just want to make a difference. But first I have to know who I am and why am I here? It's getting late in this life of mine, so I need to hurry up and solve this mystery.

I'm watching American Idol and Lauren just sang a song that has made me think - "I Did It Anyway". Wait, maybe that's the answer.

You can spend your whole life buildin' Something from nothin'
One storm can come and blow it all away
Build it anyway

You can chase a dream
That seems so out of reach
And you know it might not ever come your way
Dream it anyway

God is great
But sometimes life ain't good
And when I pray
It doesn't always turn out like I think it should
But I do it anyway
I do it anyway

This world's gone crazy
It's hard to believe
That tomorrow will be better than today
Believe it anyway

You can love someone with all your heart
For all the right reasons
In a moment they can choose to walk away
Love 'em anyway

God is great
But sometimes life ain't good
And when I pray
It doesn't always turn out like I think it should
But I do it anyway
Yeah - I do it anyway

You can pour your soul out singing
A song you believe in
That tomorrow they'll forget you ever sang
Sing it anyway
Yea, sing it anyway
Yeah, yeah!

I sing
I dream
I love

Monday, May 9, 2011

New Website I've Fallen In Love With

I want to share a tutorial I found on V and Co. website. This bracelet is so cute and easy to do. I know I'm going to have to make one, or two, or three. Please check out this talented person. She's got lots of other tutorials on her site that are so wonderful. I know I'm going to try out many of them soon.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Mother's Day Without You

Dear Mama,
Another Mother's Day without you, and I still miss you. I think of you often, cleaning the house, cooking for us, making sure we were all spotlessly clean. You and daddy raised us well, and you were always at home for us. I remember coming home from school, and you would have gingerbread baked for us. I could smell it before I got in the house.
 I remember the year I saved my allowance (50 cents a week) for weeks and bought you that brooch from Ben Franklin Five and Dime. It said mother on it and had colored rhinestones all around it. You seemed to love it. After you went to Heaven, I opened your jewelry box and there it was. You had kept it all those years. I couldn't believe it, because I know it couldn't have cost more than $1.50, not exactly a family treasure. Thank you for that, mama.

I miss you and love you, mama. You were the rock in our family. I know you and daddy are now together again, as you always wanted. We weren't a perfect family, but we all loved each other and for that I thank you. You are missed by Tommy and me.

Love forever,

Monday, April 18, 2011

I'm Still Here

Well, I have been away for quite some time. I think I hit a dry spell on writing, and I had a lot going on the last few months. Busy filling orders through Etsy and taking care of family. Some things I have gotten accomplished so far are these items. I have done lots more than this, but I don't want to fill this blog up with tons of pictures of what I've made. I'll be working on new dresses for a few weeks, as well as boys short sets. Hope to get those listed this month. April has actually been a slow month in sales compared to March. But that does give me a little time to do some catch up on my house. Spring cleaning is around the corner for me. I am ready to de-clutter my life. A lifetime of junk in my house is just not working for me.

Spent Saturday in Clarksdale, Mississippi for the Juke Joint Festival. What a great festival it was. Over 55 bands, food, vendors, and lots of memories of my childhood in Clarksdale. I'll post some pictures for you of the festival. If you ever get the chance you should go to this festival. It will not disappoint you! I had such a great time, I just hated leaving. Spent the day with brother, husband, brother's sweetie and cousin and his wife. What a great day!