Wednesday, August 27, 2008


NEW in the Etsy store tonight:

I am almost finished with my sewing room! It has been a very long time in coming....last June as a matter of fact. I have worked hard; sometimes for a couple hours at a time and at other times in 15 minute increments....BUT, it is almost completed. I will hopefully post photos of the completed project a little later.

So, I will be able to QUILT QUILT QUILT. New items in my Etsy shop shows off some of the fabulous finds I had forgotten were in my "stuff". More to come so keep a watch out!

By the way check out to see a photo of the newest addition to the Bernina family. The new 830 machine.

Have not heard from Port Mansfield, TX lately. I hope everything is going well with them.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


My Etsy shop now has 310 items in it. New stuff...older stuff...and in between stuff.

Fabric, yo yo's and a fabric barrette are among the newcomers to the store.

More new things are on the way this weekend. I'm finishing up a couple projects that will be listed this weekend (I hope).

Quilt tops, aprons, fabrics and more will be up for the offering.

Don't miss out on the news at It's A Stitch ( This week we had a party to introduce the new machine from Bernina. What a deal. You can sew, embroidery and quilt with this one! It has a huge quilting bed and you can purchase the rails to make it into a wonderful long arm quilting machine. Check it out.

Don't forget to check out Bay Pirates at
My brother, Captain Bo and his wife,Cricket, will be thrilled you did.

More news later about a new quilting guild in Humble, Texas that is just now forming.

In and Because of HIM,

Monday, August 18, 2008


What a day....

Go to see my chiropractor, go to work at It's A Stitch, lunch time....then someone said to me "Susan, how did you get by with wearing jeans today?" OMG was I just so embarrassed (dress code: NO jeans). How funny! Everyone including Judy our owner laughed at me all day.

Other than that today was a good day. Lots of work to catch up things to order...busy, busy, busy.

I am working on a new project for my Etsy might want to continue to check that out. Maybe I'll get more quilt tops and aprons put in my store before long. I have so many just sitting here...I need to just do it.

A new yo yo project came in the mail this week from one of my Etsy customers. Lots of pretty fabrics to make all sizes of yo yos. You might want to check Carla's store out at

My sewing room is finally completed...I have struggled with "cleaning & straightening" it since our break in last June. But, after several false starts it is done. My computer area is next on the agenda...we'll see how long that takes to get in order. I really am so excited though b/c I can finally get some serious sewing and quilting done.

New Etsy items:

I really miss sewing so be on the looke out for "STUFF". Getting into doing my custom order things again. Baby quilts, bibs, hats, aprons, monogramming. I love it all.

See ya soon.

In and Because of HIM,

Also, please visit this is saving my life...literally

Wednesday, August 13, 2008



Today is a really wonderful day.

I have been seeing a new doctor Chris Zaino. He is a chiropractor in The Woodlands, Texas.

This is truly a God thing. He spoke at our church for the last 3 Sundays and man has that changed my life. LONG story short....

I've been chronically fatigued (or should I say exhausted) and lower back and hip pain for the last 5 years. Drs. couldn't tell me what was wrong. Well after seeing my back and neck x-rays Rick and I decided to "give" Dr. Zaino a try.

Well, that was on Saturday morning...Sunday morning I woke up and was not as tired as when I went to bed the night before. For years I would wake either as tired or more so than when I laid down to go to sleep.

That was almost 2 weeks ago (I thought at first it was the old placebo effect, you know)...but NO. I still am waking up knowing I've slept and rested. What a blessing.

So, if you or someone you knows can't get rid of that nagging pain, wake as tired as when you went to bed AND you live anywhere in The Woodlands, Texas area. MAKE an appointment as soon as possible.

No, I'm not getting any "kick back" from Dr.Z...what I am getting is rest and my crooked ol' back is getting better day by day. Still have a long way to go BUT I am healing more and more daily.

Thanks for letting me rant...

Work today was good. Still catching up on orders from our sale last week. Getting ready for our 830 Party! Bernina has a new machine coming out and we are in party mode to see the machine!

Want a free preview call 281-446-4999 and sign up for THE PARTY.

Keep the faith and know that God is in total control one way or another.

I love you all.

In and Because of HIM,


Sunday, August 10, 2008


Grandpa and Grandmas Attic has a few new items to show off!

Here are just a few

We just finished our Summer Sale at It's A Stitch and boy were we busy. Cutting fabric, selling Bernina sewing machines, working the web store (

Be on the lookout for a whole bunch of new stuff soon....I am going to feature some of my quilt tops and aprons I've never posted before....HOPE TO SEE YOU in our store at Etsy.

Our in store sale was great fun. If you live in our area come see us soon...we have new product coming in every day and I am busy purchasing all sorts of quilting supplies. If you arn't close enough to come in be sure and check out our on line store.

Be sure to come in for our PARTIES next week....We will be showing of our new 830 machine. Trust me "You aint seen nothing like this one"! It is so unique we are having a party to show it off. Sign up on line if you'd like to attend our in store reveal.

This last week has been a good one. Hope it has been for you all as well. No new updates from Port Mansfield.

In and Because of HIM,


Friday, August 8, 2008


Thanks so much for all your support.

Don't forget It's A Stitch (quilt store where I work) is having a hugh sale through tomorrow,Saturday August 9, 2008. We are open from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. tomorrow.

You can still visit us on line at however, sales are in store and in stock items only.

Please continue to pray for my brother and sister-in-law in Port Mansfield. It is going to take a while for them to get back on their feet from DOLLY. Visit them on line at

Well, got an early day tomorrow due to the sale at It's A Stitch. Look us up online and also take a peek at my new stuff on etsy.

Until next time.

In and Because of HIM,

Monday, August 4, 2008


Please continue to pray for Maura: I misidentified the type of cancer she has (re:May 28). She has "high-grade unclassified sarcoma", not Hodgkins lymphoma. She and her family continue to need your prayer support.

Erin, please forgive the misunderstanding on my part. You and your family are such dear people. My family covets your prayers as well...

That brings me to another issue::::: Port Mansfield. Bo and Cricket have electricity now (for almost a week I think). I haven't talked to them but she sent an email and basically said they are ok.

Here is her email if you'd care to read it.
We weathered the storm well, as of 8:30pm last night we now have power. All is well with us we will make it with a little extra work but for the most part all is well with us. We only have the Lord to thank for all the blessings in our life.

Thank you all for your prayers and we love you,

Bo, Cricket and BEBE

Three Bullets

There once was a man who had nothing for his family to eat.

He had an old rifle and three bullets.

So, he decided that he would go out hunting and kill some wild game
for dinner.
As he went down the road, he saw a rabbit.
He shot at the rabbit and missed it.
The rabbit ran away.
Then he saw a squirrel and fired a shot at the squirrel but missed it.

The squirrel disappeared into a hole in a cottonwood tree.
As he went further, he saw a large wild 'Tom' turkey in the tree, but
he had only one bullet remaining.
A voice spoke to him and said,
'Pray first, aim high, and stay focused.
However, at the same time, he saw a deer which was a better kill.

He brought the gun down and aimed at the deer.

But, then he saw a rattlesnake between his legs about to bite him, so he
naturally brought the gun down further to shoot the rattlesnake.

Still, the voice said again to him,
'I said, 'Pray, Aim high, and Stay focused.'
So, the man decided to listen to God's voice.
He prayed, then aimed the gun high up in the tree, and shot the wild

The bullet bounced off the turkey and killed the deer.

The handle fell off the gun, hit the snake in the head, and killed it.

And, when the gun had gone off, it knocked him into a pond.

When he stood up to look around, he had fish in all his pockets, a
dead deer, and a turkey for his family to eat.

The snake (Satan) was dead simply because the man listened to God.

Moral of the story:

Pray first before you do anything, aim and shoot high in your goals,
and stay focused on God.

Never let others discourage you concerning your past.

The past is exactly that, 'the past.' Live every day one day at a
time, and remember that only God knows our future, and that He will not put
you through any more than you can bear.

Do not look to man for your blessings, but look to the doors that only
He has prepared in advance for you in your favor.

Wait, be still, and patient: keep God first, and everything else will

Pass this on in order that someone else might be blessed.


Don't worry about tomorrow, God is already there!!! "

God is good and HE is good ALL the time.

Love you all.