Saturday, June 28, 2008

BAY PIRATES RENTALS in Port Mansfield, Texas

The other day I told you all that we had gone on vacation to Port Mansfield, Texas. I thought I might share another photo with you from Port Mansfield.

During the day not only is fishing #1 on the agenda but sight seeing is also. However, sight seeing is not like you'd imagine. One of the places we stayed was at my brothers' home. We sat on the front porch (which, by the way) faced the vast expanses of the King Ranch. In a days time we saw deer, wild hogs, wild turkey's and the babies of wild turkeys.

The buck deer are in velvet and are gorgeous; while driving down the street you will see deer. Just sitting under the cool shade of the mesquite trees; then when the feeders go off the deer just come running from everywhere to feed. What a sight. They come up into the yards and feed as well.

The wild hogs are very, very LARGE.

Want to see Bay Pirates Rentals up close and personal??????? visit them at:

Like to fish?
Like to see wild life?
Visit Port Mansfield and stay at any one of the Bay Pirates houses.

Can you tell I'm excited?

Friday, June 27, 2008


Last week we took a trip to see my brother Bo and his wife Cricket in Port Mansfield, Texas.

What a treat....Not only did we get to catch up on "family life" but we also did a LOT of fishing.

Fishing from the 500 foot pier that goes out into the Laguna Madre but also from Bo's fishing boat! We caught red fish, trout and hugh sun burns! Talk about fun!!!!!

I learned to wade fish in the Gulf of Mexico (well the bay that is). In the process I saw many critters that would have been missed had I stayed on the boat. First we saw dolphin...then while wading we saw hermit crabs, oyster beds, and once back on the boat a group of brown sting ray swam by. What a sight. Can't wait to "DO IT AGAIN".

We stayed at Bo and Crickets home but we also got to stay in one of their rentals right on the bay. What a joy and treat that was. 2 bedrooms...1 bath fully stocked area (with Diret TV)...Talk about a beautiful sunrise over the Gulf!

We will be going again. While I can't explain the beauty we saw perhaps this photo will help your visual some.


Last week we took a trip to see my brother Bo and his wife Cricket in Port Mansfield, Texas.

What a treat....Not only did we get to

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

My Etsy Store

I am so very excited about my Etsy Store: Please check it out.


I am supper excited today. Only 3 more days to work. THEN I get to go see my mom for her 75th birthday. My 2 daughters, 3 grandchildren and I are going to see her as a SURPRISE birthday! So, please don't tell her. :)

Our plans this summer include deep sea fishing and lounging around the beach. Don't know yet when we're going BUT it sure will be fun. We will visit with my brother and his wife in Port Mansfield, Texas. He has a charter service and several rentals on the water. If you're ever down that way just check him out.

Well, it's off to work I go ho ho!

Have a wonderful day quilting, sewing, crafting, or whatever pleases you today.

God bless you all.

In and Because of HIM,

Monday, June 9, 2008

Good Morning /Evening

Monday, June 9, 2008
First day back at work since the weekend.
Looking forward to going back to my re-buying job at

My new favorite middle grandchild, Courtney, (she is my ONLY middle grandchild :0) made me a little Nintendo Chihuahua named after my little Annie Sue. Annie died 2 years ago and I have been very sad ever since. This cute little Chihuahua looks just like her. THANK YOU Courtney!

I thought you all might want a look at my favorite Long Arm Quilting Person. Her name is Sheila. We have been friends for a few years. Her email address is
Her work has been in local quilt shows and won't be surprised if one day she has her work in the Houston International Quilt Festival here some fall.

Be sure to check out my favorite items in my ETSY store: to work.
Hope everyone has a great MONDAY!

In and Because of HIM,
Grandma Susan

Sunday, June 8, 2008


Well, it's official. Seems like summer is here to stay. High heat and humidity are what's going on here is Southeast Texas. How about where you are?

Aside from the weather I am making YO YOs! Been at it all day. Sold a grouping to Ramona at HARPERS Fabulous Finds. She's planning a great sale for her customers and is using my handmade Yo Yos as part of her promotion! I'm so very excited to see that come together.

Today, Sunday, I've been making Yo Yos all day! Watching made for TV movies and sewing. One of my great customers on Etsy commissioned me to make custom Yo Yos for her childrens clothing line. I am using fabrcis she sent to me. I am having so much fun. Her line of clothing can be found at:

Today is just a wonderful day.

Hope you all are enjoying your Sunday.

In and Because of HIM,
Susan aka Grandma

Monday, June 2, 2008


Where oh where is the year going?

Already it's June!

6 months 'til Christmas and It's A Stitch( is gearing up with loads of Christmas fabric. They are so pretty.

Today I ordered patterns for a kit were making and it promises to be a very good seller. Stick around and you may just see it on line very soon.

Our store is also having an OESD (Oklahoma Embroidery) event next week at our Westheimer store and a few days later it will be at the Humble location. Look on line to see what is going on there.

My Etsy shop at is going great. New products on line again today. Don't forget to check it out.

I will soon have my Handmade With Love shop up and running you will want to keep watching for that also. It will feature more of my finished quilt tops.

Please continue to pray for my friend Maura. You can find her blog at for updates. If you'd like you can leave her a "word" of encouragement.

Well....I'm off to watch TV and make YO YOs!! Oh yes, before I go here are the newest listing on my Etsy.

Sunday, June 1, 2008


Just met a lot of really cool Etsy folks and bloggers. Went to forums and what a find. Very nice shops and really nice people.

I was reminded (challenged) to blog today. THANK YOU so very much for reminding me to blog.

Sunday is a always a good day for me. I get to go to church, take a nap, and do Etsy. Oh, yes, and I get to finish up details for the work week.

I put new products on line today. I will share them here.

Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog. Please visit my Etsy store also. THANKS, Susan