Wednesday, February 26, 2014

I LOVE MY NEW EMBROIDERY MACHINE!

My first project for applique/embroidery turned out just terrific!!!  I'm thrilled with it.
We have a lot of fundraisers to raise money for needy families with medical issues and for the Wounded Warrior Project.  I think this may be a big seller.  What do you think?  It's a purple sweatshirt, and I'm just thrilled with this!!

A Big Project - An Airstream Birdhouse turned Nightlight!!

It's made out of 2x8 wood and luan.  It has glass windows and 1950s rubber Made in U.S.A. wheels!  So cute!  Lots of cutting, lots of sanding, lots of work, but happy with the outcome!!

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Cabbage Patch and Minnie Mouse Crocheted Hats

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I've done one in purple too!

The red one is super cute too!
 
 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

MINNIE MOUSE HAT AND CABBAGE PATCH HAT

I have some adorable great nieces, so I decided to make Mary Claire a Minnie Mouse hat, because she is T H E biggest Minnie Mouse fan!  And for her sisters, I am making them Cabbage Patch Doll hats.  If I can get the pictures to upload, I'll show you how they have turned out.  So far, not having any luck posting pictures, but I'll post this then see about adding pictures later!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Another Year Ends!

It has been a wonderful year!  I have been very remiss in blogging!  I was afraid when I started my blog that I would not be very diligent in blogging, but maybe, just maybe I will be better next year?  We'll see. 
We traveled a lot this year, four months from June to October and I've gotta tell you, getting home could not have felt better!  I was really tired of being away.  Because we were gone so long the year really sped by in a hurry!  I don't want to ever go away for that length of time again!  Fortunately dear hubby felt the same way!  Short trips are much better. 
We are in Louisiana right now celebrating with some dear, wonderful friends from the Airstream Club.  Then we move on over to Rayne for the International Board of Trustees Rally.  I was asked to be Jim's International Recording Secretary (IRS!!!), and I happily agreed, so we will have a lot of meetings during the rally, and I will learn a lot more about what is going on! 
Hugh and the gang will be cooking for the rally.  We anticipate about 200 people.  Hugh had a great idea!  Lonnie has an embroidery machine, and he asked her to buy some PURPLE chef's aprons and embroider "IBT 2014" on each of them.  Since Santa brought me an embroidery machine too, I told Lonnie I wanted her to save a few of the aprons so she could show me how to embroider them on my machine, so we did six aprons today!  It was a lot of fun!  I hope to do some more work tomorrow and get even more familiar with the machine.  So far, it's a TON of fun!  I can see some great gifts for a lot of people in the future! We came up with a great idea too.  With each time that we cook, we will add that event and it will show everyone that we really appreciate what they do to help the cooking team.  It's a lot of work, and they deserve a little something extra!  I don't have any pictures to show yet, but I will get some and try to post a little more frequently in 2014!! 
Happy New Years, everybody!
In everything, give thanks,
GrandmaSoucie

Sunday, June 9, 2013

On the Road Again!

We are on the road again!  This time we are heading to Huron, South Dakota, for an Airstream Internationally Rally.  There are at least 350 Airstreams heading to the same spot!  It's going to be a great rally, I'm sure!  We spent the first night at Hollywood Casinos campground in Tunica, Mississippi.  Pictures to follow!
In everything, give thanks, GrandmaSoucie

Friday, April 12, 2013

Crocheted Giraffe!

I love pinterest but find that I have so many things to do that I don't often get around to visiting there, but a friend just sent me a link to an adorable crocheted giraffe and fortunately the gal posted a pattern to it as well.  Her blog name is "I Love Buttons by Emma."  Here is my version of that adorable giraffe.  I think my sweet little neighbor, Bella, is going to love this little giraffe!  He turned out so cute!! 
My dear sweet mama taught me to crochet when I was first married in 1969 at the ripe old age of 19, and I've been crocheting ever since, although the last year or two I have done more crocheting than I have done in years.  I'm very pleased with this little gal!
In everything give thanks, GrandmaSoucie