The dreaded writing…

I have yo-yo brain from writing patterns.  No posts for a week?  Now you know why.  I’m up every morning going over what I’ve written, changing and re-wording, trying to make sure EVERYONE can understand my directions. Oh my, it’s not an easy job.

Thanks to my graphic designer Sue, you’ll find these little paw prints in one of my new patterns!

Paw Paw                                                                PawPaw

All the last minute little things keep me so busy!  Things like a catalog for market, order forms, designing the booth, quilt labels, fireproofing drapes, packing, packing and more packing. 


I’ve been so busy these past few weeks that Bitsy and Chelsea are feeling a bit neglected. It was such a sweet surprise when treats arrived in the mail for them!  Presents for the girls, can you believe it? Please, whoever sent these wonderful treats, email me so I can thank you!  In all the craziness I lost the card!  All I have is what you see!  I don’t know who sent the treats, but the girls LOVE THEM! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Chelsea REALLY wants those treats! 

Chelsea wants that package 

Bitsy can barely stand it.  She’s trying to look like she doesn’t care…


Ha!  Chelsea gave up and Bitsy’s ready!  She’s eyeing those cookie treats!

Thank goodness she gave up

My sweet little girls are very happy!  The love their treats!

And somehow while I work, fun things are still happening around me!  My oldest grand-daughter Michaela, is taking sewing lessons (no, not from me, we’ve hired a sewing teacher)!  She’s here once a week to teach her how to sew.  She’s learning all the basics;  how to thread the machine, wind a bobbin, sew hand stitches, sew a straight stitch on the machine etc.  Her assignment this week was to bring an old pair of jeans.   Just look at what she made!   A jean purse!  Success is so sweet!

Sweet Success

I hope you all have a great week!  Wishing you lots of happy times, even if you’re working hard like me! 


Anne  PawPaw

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  • Miss Jean - Take lots of vitamins and have a cup of tea. I just can't wait to see what you've been working on. Paw prints….hmmmmmmm…..ReplyCancel

  • Christine Thomas - Sew glad your granddaughter is suceeding so early. I loved learning to sew at an early age…it will serve her well forever.ReplyCancel

  • Barb - What a lovely young lady and her purse is wonderful…..ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - I can't imagine the craziness of getting ready for market. How wonderful that there will be future generations of sewers. We need to get them while they're young!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy B - I can remember making a denim bag from a pair of old jeans when I was your granddaughter's age…my how time flies!!!!(and the cycle continues!)
    ;o) Wendy BReplyCancel

  • Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims - What a fun project for your granddaughter, she is a doll and I think she loves her new purse.
    Best wishes on your market prep, it is early this fall. Spring market posts were so fun, I look forward to Fall. Do you think you will get cake again. :))ReplyCancel

  • Auntie Pami - Looks like Michaela's supervisor approves as well! I hate this time of year. All you designers tease us and make us wait. But that's ok. Good things come…

    Reminder to breathe…Take care.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyNuts - The pups are so precious! And paw prints on everything is always, always a good thing!! Hug'em both, take a deep breath and you'll feel ready to tackle anything!!
    Quilty hugs,

  • PatchworkPottery - Oh, I hear ya!!! I have so much trouble writing patterns too!!! Hugs, LaurraineReplyCancel

  • Jackie - Chelsea and Bitsy sure got some wonderful mail!! Must have been nice knowing that they were having fun while you were busy preparing for market. I am looking forward to seeing you again and your newest patterns. What a terrific project for the newest sewing member of your family. How fun is that purse?! Good luck Michaela!ReplyCancel

  • Jane Anderson - Those dogs are treated in the manner which all dogs deserve.The dogs I had over the years were very spoiled, as some said, but they gave me great joy. I went to look for apothecary jars, but could only find ones so thin I would break them by looking at them. Has anyone tried the crate and barrel jars made in Poland? They look thicker, at least on the web.ReplyCancel

  • a good yarn - What lucky girls – they just deserved to be spoiled, don't they? I just love the jeans purse!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - She looks so proud of her darling little purse!


  • Like Minds Gather - I can tell you that all that hard work you put into writing your patterns pays off ten-fold….I've purchased and made several of your patterns and they are wonderfully simple and direct and I don't have to second guess anything or spend time trying to figure things out! Thank you!ReplyCancel