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,