Sunday, April 28, 2013

Nikki's birthday...

Today my precious Nikki you would have been 40
i miss you so much, you are always in my heart! 
Love, Mama

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

How to make vintage Christmas sweater stockings

 Easy to make sweater stockings:

 Buy a vintage sweater or 2 at a thrift, found mine at Goodwill for $1.
 Lay out a pattern on the best part of your sweater. 
Cut one front, one back, using a pattern like one shown above.
 If you do use pattern above make it longer. 
Pin together make sure front or outside of fabrics are facing each other.
   Slowly sew around, the bumpy sweater fabric can catch in your machine.  
Now have fun!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Thrift shop find..

Hi...just thought I'd share one of my thrift shop finds...found this vintage dress for $1.00. I love thrift & flea market shopping..How about you? Found anything wonderful? Photobucket

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hello blogging friends :-}

Hello blogging friends..You've been on my mind, thought I'd stop by sorry I've not been here in a while. How you are all doing.. whats new with you? If you have a second please let me know. Not much new with me lifes slow, a bit boring .. I've been spending some of my time on Pinterest  stop by & see  me IsabellasCloset on Pinterest... I'm still work part time & craft & sew.... my grandchildren "loves of my life" Bella almost 16 Sam 12 are very busy with school sports. Sadly I don't get to see them as much as I'd like but I understand.. gee don't know what else to say..  Mary

Friday, March 30, 2012

My Rose hanky brooch pin..

Hello... hope this post finds you all doing well..
 Haven't blogged for awhile..
I made this rose brooch yesterday thought I'd share it with you..
Fun easy to do. Used 2 vintage hankies.
 <3 Mary

 How to make Rose hanky pin
 You need 2 or 3 hankies.
 Cut bottom hanky 2-1/2" around edge, gather.
Top hanky cut 2" around edge, gather, roll add to bottom hanky.
 Cut 2 leaves from last hanky
 add interfacing to stiffen leaves and sew to bottom..
Add a pin back!
 Have fun :-}

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sam my Grandson the football player

 Sam with Jeff his coach & father

Here are a few photos of my 11 year old Grandson Sam
playing football at our high school "Paul Brown stadium"
It's been great fun watching him play..

Monday, October 10, 2011

Granddaughter Bella's homecoming dance

My 15 year old Granddaughter Isabella
attended her first homecoming dance..
she said it was amazing..
 Just wanted to share a few photos with you..

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Update on Bella my granddaughter.

 Bella first row first on the left.

74th out of 150..

 Bella #774

 #774 go Bella go!!
 What a cold wet day  it was
here in Ohio, temp was in the 40's
 Bella's shoes came off in the mud
she ended up running the last mile in just her socks..
 What a mess.

Bella at "Moose on the loose" day
Just thought I'd give an update on how Isabella my granddaughter is doing.
She suffers from JRA ..has had 2 surgeries.
She just turned 15 is a Freshman in high school.
 I'm so proud of her!
She's in all honor classes has a 4. grade point average
 is secretary of student council, in choir, on the swim team, plays soft ball.
In many other clubs.
What both she & I are most proud of
 is that she's on the varsity cross country team!
Yes she's a runner.. .
 This is a child that the doctors said
probably would never be able run or do sports.
 Thank you and God Bless Bella!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Me in my "Royal Wedding" dress year :-} 1966

Me in my "Royal Wedding" dress :-} 
Oct. 22, 1966

Thursday, February 3, 2011

awful ice storm here in Ohio

My back yard
Front yard
Ohio Ice storm
 Oh what a mess the weathers been here..
Our county Stark was the hardest hit in Ohio
 Many are still without power..
 This is day 3 with no school.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

My cottage slip cover chair

above not sure what I was doing :-}
under the slip cover
  When my chair slip cover wore out and it 
  wasn't in my budget to buy a new one
 I made my own.
 I've slip covered child chairs, stools, & cushions 
 but never a large armed chair.
 Being concerned I couldn't tackle this project
 I still gave it a try..
Using fabrics I had I got busy.
 In a week-end my cover was finished.
 The cover is far from perfect
 but sure serves it's purpose! 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

~Update about Bella's surgery~

My Granddaughter Bella had knee surgery yesterday.
She's home from the hospital and resting.
The Plica  problem has been taken care of 
 but the Arthritis is extensive and nothing can be done about that.
 Thanks so very much for your thoughts & prayers!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

~Prayers needed for my Bella's surgery~

Hello dear blog friends..
My granddaughter Bella's having surgery on her knee Tues. Jan11
 Could you please say a prayer for her.
 ....FYI about Bella...
 Bella has suffered with Polyarticular Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis for years.
 JRA is a type of arthritis that happens in children age 16 or younger. It causes joint swelling, stiffness and sometimes reduced motion. It can affect any joint, and in some cases it can affect internal organs as well.

One early sign of JRA may be limping in the morning. Symptoms can come and go. Some children have just one or two flare-ups. Others have symptoms that never go away. JRA causes growth problems in some children.
No one knows exactly what causes JRA. Scientists do know it is an autoimmune disorder, which means your immune system, which normally helps your body fight infection, attacks your body's own tissues. Medicines and physical therapy can help maintain movement and reduce swelling and pain.Polyarticular (say: pah-lee-ar-tik-yoo-lur) JRA. Poly means many, so polyarticular means having to do with many joints. This kind of JRA affects five or more joints. Although this kind of JRA usually involves large joints, such as knees, wrists, elbows, and ankles, small joints of the hands and feet are also often involved.
 Bella's doing a bit better these days with the JRA but continues on medication with blood work and doctors visits.
 Bella also has Plica syndrome  this is why she's in need of knee surgery. She's been living with much pain/swelling..Surgery will be Tues morning. Will you please keep Bella in your thoughts & prayers?
Bella's such a great kid, I'm so proud of her! She was voted student of the month, is secretary of 8th grade Student Council, on swim team, volleyball, soft ball & choir. She keeps very active a must for children with JRA! She's also working for a place on Academic Challenge. Way to go Bella :-}