Tuesday, November 5, 2013


I have been meaning to do a HODGEPODGE post for a few weeks now, so I decided to just DO IT this week.  Joyce From This Side of the Pond, hosts this fun party, and I appreciate all she the work she goes to for this event.  She also has become one of my favorite blogs to visit, so if you get the chance, check her out, I KNOW you will be glad you did.

1.  My sister is celebrating a birthday today.  Happy birthday little sis!  What's one way you're like your siblings?  If you don't have siblings how are you like your lifelong best friend or cousin?  Well I guess I am probably most like my older sister Di.  We are a mere 18 months apart and did everything together kind of throughout our whole lives.  She is my only sister who shares my love of sewing.  And for anyone who knows me, you KNOW that's big.  And we share a love of decorating, family and grandkids!

2.  What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of yourself at age eighteen?  Being a new mom...kind of sad huh?  Yes, the year I was 18 I was fresh out of high school and taking a couple of college classes, and taking care of a new baby all by myself.  It was a hard year....

3.  Sculptor-actor-painter-dancer...if you could excel in one of these arts, which would you choose and why?  Well I guess I would pick painter, though honestly I am soo bad at any kind of art I can even hardly imagine it.  And why?  Because the other choices REALLY don't appeal to me.

4.  What' a scent that takes you back in time, and where does it take you?  Well let's see....the scent of sugar cookies baking takes me right back to Christmas time and making cookies with my mom and sisters.  LOVED everything about that.  

5.  November is for Peanut Butter Lovers...National peanut butter lovers month...Are you a lover or a hater?  What's your favorite dish/recipe that calls for peanut butter?  First off I love peanut butter and will eat it just about any way you can think of, including just off a spoon dipped into a jar of it, though I haven't done that in quite a while, haha.  As for a favorite recipe, I think good old peanut butter cookies are hard to beat.

6.  What do people thank you personally for most often?  I don't know....I guess it would be for making something for someone, or for taking someone to lunch or dinner.

7.   What event this year are you most thankful for?   I have so many things I have been thankful for throughout this last year I could never list them all, and yet, what EVENT has got me stumped for some reason.  I think I will go for the purchasing of my new sewing machine with the money my mom left for me...is that an event?  lol  Seriously though I am so grateful for it and for being able to spend so much of my time enjoying it.  I never sit down to it that I don't think of my mom and wish she would here to see it...

8.  Insert your own random thought...I am working on this late Tues afternoon as I want to be have this all scheduled to go out in the morning.  I have completed JD's PJ's and have Capri's all cut out and half done. IF and it's a big IF I get the energy together, I will finish them up after I finish here.  I have about an hour or so to go.  I am not going to lie, I am a little tired of making PJ's, lol.  But let's see, counting Capri's I have made 8 pairs of jammies so far and 2 baby sleep sacks. I still have the 3 teen-agers to go.  But as I mentioned last post, they only get the bottoms so that makes theirs REALLY fast and easy.  They almost don't even count, lol.  But I am taking the day off tomorrow.  Not only is my cleaning lady coming, but I am having lunch with my girlfriend and going to do a little shopping too.  My back can use the break let me tell you.  I am going to have to go to Joannes though too as I don't have the fabric for the teen-agers PJ'S, I need a zipper for one more sleep sack, and I am again out of white thread.  But it still counts as time off right?

Hope you all enjoy your day, and look for His blessings that are everywhere.  Saw this verse this morning in my devotional time and thought, well I could apply it to my sewing, lol

Ecc 9:11  Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all of your might...

Oh, and I have to add my latest favorite picture of one of my grands....This is little Vinny. He is getting soo big, and oh soo darling!



  1. Awww...your answer to #7 touched my heart. I think that it was a fair way to answer and so tender-hearted. What a wonderful way that you have found to stay close to your mom...through that sewing machine. :)

  2. What an adorable baby! Although we are Niner fans up here, i wouldn't agree on the shirt. I loved your 4 and 5 answers. I bet a lot of people will also pick PB cookies :)

  3. Your little grandbaby, Debbie, is pure yumminess! So precious! I so wish I knew how to sew things like my mom used to; I can hem a pair of pants, if that counts! Have fun with your girlfriend today...sounds like you've earned it!

  4. I think the pjs will be fun and appreciated when they're all done : ) Your little grandbaby is too cute! So glad you played along today. Enjoy your day off : )

  5. I would have to disagree with your answer to #3, your sewing shows your artistry and you are so good at it. I love how you bless you family with your talent!
    Little Vinny is adorable and getting so big...blessings to you today!

  6. My wife and I got married right out of High School and became parents within the first year. We were way out of our depth. As a grandparent myself I must say that your little Charger fan is adorable. Nice blog!

  7. Oh Vinny..I could just pinch those little chubby cheeks! What a doll!
    Interesting facts about you Debbie!
    xo Kris

  8. Such a sweet baby picture, nothing sweeter than a sleeping baby, He has grown so much, I hope you get the rest of your sewing finished, I like Peanut butter like that too.
    I have to stay away from it. You and your sister are so close together, I only have one sister and we are four years apart, We are like daylight and dark. :)
    Have a lovely Wednesday!

  9. Debbie, Love reading the questions and your answers. I can't believe how big the little guy has gotten!
    He'll be chasing after Sam any day now.
    Have a great afternoon.
    Hugs, Noreen

  10. What a gorgeous picture of Vinny! He's adorable. I cut fabric for my next hand piecing project - for the sew in that I'm attending on Friday. It wasn't very good on my finger, but it's over and done with - I'm hoping that my finger will settle down enough to do a little more hand stitching this evening. ;-)

  11. I don't know how I would have handled that at 18, kodos to you!
    I was 27 when I had my son and 30 when I had my daughter. I am so impressed with all of your sewing. Obviously your sewing machine was an excellent purchase. Sweet baby. I wish I knew someone who could recommend a housekeeper. I have trust issues but have been wanting to get one for years!!!I'm so sick of cleaning house.

  12. Vinnys a sweety!
    I'm glad you took a day off, Debbie!

  13. Precious baby. I am right with you on the peanut butter!!


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