Monday, September 15, 2008

Planning Ahead

I finished up 2 sets of blocks this weekend for an upcoming online Primitive Folk Art Applique swap I'm participating in. The first is from an embroidery pattern by The Country Cellar that I thought would be cute done in applique. The sunflower is from a quilt book I had.

The swap blocks are not due until next month, but I will have my granddaughter here for a week or so and will not have time to work on them once she is here. Then, my sister and I will be heading to Des Moines for the AQS show the beginning of October.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Today is my Mom's 71st birthday!

Born September 12, 1937, Betty Lu, and her twin brother Bobby Lee, are the 10th and 11th of 12 children born to Ada and Dale Fullerton. May God bless her with many, many more years!

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


That's what I paid for these groceries...$5.26! 6 boxes of cereal, 2 large boxes of Pop Tarts, 2 packages of Keebler cookies, 1 package of crunchy Cheetos, 1 tube of Colgate toothpaste, and 2 sticks of Right Guard deodorant. This is what my Mom and I affectionately refer to as a "Cyndi" (Cyndi is my sister, and she is the coupon and bargain-finder queen. She is one of those who can get $250.00 worth of groceries for $25.00! The store clerk closes her lane to ring her purchases up, because it takes a while to run the coupons through.)! I have been a coupon shopper and rebater for more than 25 years! As I have not held a job outside of the home for 23 years, I have always looked for ways to save some of the hard earned money my husband makes. And, besides, it's fun to shop for the bargains! Now, I, nor my family, do not always eat or use some of the items that I get, so they are given to friends or family, donated to the local food bank or woman's shelter, or put in shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Just this last week, I took a large shopping bag full of dog and cat food (all free with coupons!) to my local animal shelter. They were thrilled to receive the donation! Over the course of the year, the coupons accumulate to hundreds and hundreds of dollars saved...that means more money for fabric, a new sewing machine, vacation, or ????

Monday, September 1, 2008

Working My Way To Cumberland

I'm ready for a little update on my "Cumberland" blocks. They are done, and laid out on a bed, for the finished effect. Too bad the picture is so dark. It really does look pretty. I just need to finish making the hst for the border, then I can sew this all together! Stay tuned...