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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Feeling Better

Feeling better this week from the tummy troubles and our dry hot air has been making my joints feel a lot better. So to make use of the time, I've been sorting out the wonderful purchases from the last two weekends of yardsales and booksales. Lots of good stuff has been put up for sale on my book sites and in Moonwishes Store. For those counted cross stitch people, we found several lovely counted cross stitch kits, including one of Scarlett O'Hara from Gone with the Wind Ebay auction #8202093887 which ends July 5. Soon we will also have boxes of craft items up for auction for those who do plastic craft, crocheting, knitting, quilting, cross stitch, punch embroidery, and other fun things. Visit our store and click on the favorite seller link to be informed when all these goodies go up for sale.

I haven't done much machine embroidery as my sewing room has no air-conditioning and is like sewing in a sweat box. I did attempt to hem up a pair of shorts for the hubby, but my sewing machine kept overloading--I need to take it to the fix-it shop.

Don't forget to sign up each month to win $50 worth of free children's books at Rodgers Educational Books. You can even earn more free books by signing up to be a hostess for an e-mail book party. This is an easy way to get your holiday shopping for kids well in hand without venturing out into the heat!

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Sick Today

Having one of those days. Head hurts, tummy hurts, bones ache. Totally lousy today. Got tired of laying in bed so I've been quietly surfing the net. Unbelievable how far we have come since the early 1990"s when personal computers were just coming out (and horribly expensive).

My good news for me is hubby has given the okay for me to save up for the new sewing machine that I want, which is the Janome 6500. I've been wanting one for a while but other financial commitments have gotten in the way. Now is the time! All my blog readers can help me earn my machine. Click on Google ads, Click on Amazon ads! Buy something from Moonwishes Store! Check out Rodgers Educational Books and buy some great children's books! I thank you and the quilts I make (many are donated to charity) will thank you.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

New Janome Machine

This just in this afternoon from my Super Stitch newsletter.

"Janome News

As previously announced Janome will be introducing a new top-of-the-line sewing/embroidery machine in August. Janome has just announced that the new Memory Craft 11000 will be unveiled in a live webcast on August 20, 2005. Everyone who registers for the webcast will be entered in a drawing to win a Memory Craft 11000! Be among the first to learn about the new machine, and you could be the first to have one in your home!

Visit to register for the live webcast and a chance to win Janome’s new Memory Craft 11000."

June 16

Well I got my summer blouse finished last night. First time in years I have set in sleeves and I actually did an okay job of it. Next time I use the pattern, I have adjustments to make, but for now I have a nice, cool top to wear for this summer. My husband likes the top also which is always an added bonus. I'm home most of the time and he sees me more than anyone, so I dress to please him and me!

Just an FYI for those with Janome embroidery machines. Currently at their website, you can download a free summer Christmas elf. He is surfing on a Janome surfboard. Check it out: Janome elf!

Just a reminder also that my ebay store has lots of new sewing patterns for sale. Right now we also have some great auctions running on cross stitch and needlework kits. Those auctions end on June 18. For the knitters out there, we also have an Alice Starmore knitting book Sweaters for Men up for auction. That auction ends June 20. Alice Starmore books are difficult to come by, so we are very happy to offer this one for sale.

I got my consultant package in the mail for Usborne books and I am very impressed with the quality and content of the books. They are crammed with pictures, good writing, and always something for the child to relate to and learn from the book in the book. If you are looking for quality books for your children, grandchildren, or any child you know, please stop in and visit the site. You can even earn free books by hosting an online book show. Just email me from the website and I'll tell you how!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Need Patriotic Designs?

Need patriotic embroidery designs with the Fourth of July coming up? Pop on over to Free Embroidery Stuff and take your pick from their free designs, available in many different formats. Don't need patriotic designs? Go visit them anyhow and search for the type of designs you are looking for. All the designs on the site are free.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Upside Down and Backwards

I'm having one of those days! I'm trying to make a summer top to wear to a family party tomorrow. My sewing room is sweltering in the heat, so I'm only in and out for 15-20 minutes at a time. Obviously a bit of a distraction. The top I'm making has two piece sleeves and of course the pattern forget to color in the one piece to show that it needed to be reversed! I ended up with a mess. Have I mentioned I tend to be dyslexic and have trouble with anything in reverse? I cut out a new piece and of course it was backwards from what I needed. Thank goodness this was an extra large piece of fabric so I had enough of it to keep cutting until I got it right. By then, I was sweating again so had to take a break and catch up my blog!

I've been busy with the book and craft business that I do and just decided this week to sell children's books from Usborne books. They have over 1300 items for all ages of children, all fun and educational. I'm a huge supporter of the homeschool movement and these books will fit right in as a side line to my business. Check us out at Rodgers' Educational Books if you have a minute. I'm sure you will be pleased with the huge variety and reasonable prices.