Wednesday, December 31, 2008

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In and Because of HIM,



As our new year ends and the new one begins I am once again reminded that we are NOT in contol.

GOD controls all and this morning He seems to be controling my GOOGLE accounts. Can't seem to log in to any site including my newly formed gmail.

I finally got into this blog this morning...been trying since last night and today, while looking for my NEW blog...I got my OLD blog....YEAH and UGHHHHH!

Does anyone know how to integrate them into one? Or can that be done? Or do I have to keep them both, ditch one, HELP. Any suggestions????

In and Because of HIM,

Saturday, December 27, 2008


Looking forward to a NEW YEAR!

How about y'all?

Many new plans for me this comming year. I am asking God to be IN everything I do. Well, actually I plan on asking HIM WHAT he wants me to do and I will (hopefully) join HIM in HIS plans for me.

My goals are to be a better Christian for HIM. To be a better "MeeMaw" for my grandchildren. A better mother to my 2 daughters. A better wife for my dear hubby of almost 39 years. A better employee for It's A Stitch. AND to take better care of myself.

My prayer is that God will lead me in everything I do and that I will listen!

In the works for my websites: and is more items up for sale. Which means getting busy with more projects. Finishing up those that are UFO's (unfinished objects); to start new ones; and to help Rick, my dear hubby, pay off my new Bernina sewing machine.

Rick bought me a laptop for Christmas so I am now very "portable". I'll be able to take my work with me no matter where I go.

So be on the look out for all sorts of projects to come. There are many quilt tops ready for finishing, aprons that are also unfinished and I want to start on embroidery projects that are just waiting to "get out of my brain" and into real projects.

Well, goodnight all.
In and Because of HIM,


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Photos from Christmas Day at Angi's

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Ashley got her first cookbook from her sister.
The conversation went something like this:
Ashley: "Oh cool, I love to cook."
Angi: "Good, I put some of my favorite ones in there and hope you like them."
Mom: "Yea, since I didn't teach Angi to cook; she is going to make sure you know how."
Angi: "All I knew how to cook when Jace and I got married was mac and cheese, grilled cheese and boil water for tea!"
Jason (the son-in-law): "Yea, what a menu...thanks mom in law for teaching her all the "tricks".
Mom: "Oh well it made her a better cook! :)

Until next time.

In and Because of HIM,


Monday, December 22, 2008


Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas.
Tonight is our Office Party for It's A Stitch.
You might want to check out our on sale items at
Also don't forget to check out my new online store at NEW items daily.
Etsy is going great...a lot of sales last week.

Check us out at the first of the year....we WILL be having a clearance sale the first 2 weeks of the new year. Clearing out inventory to make way for the new! :)

Don't forget the REASON for the SEASON. Jesus.

In and Because of HIM,


Saturday, December 20, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


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Sunday, December 14, 2008


I have sold a few items this last week in my Etsy store!! YEAH!

Today I sold an apron and....well, I had it listed twice. AND yes, I only had one like it and no more of that particular fabric. SO, if the customer doesn't want to chose another fabric then I will refund her money. I can't believe I did that nor can I believe how incredible stupid and incompetent that makes me feel.

I have had a small bright spot in my day though. I have been working on a pink themed crazy quilt. It really is going to be very cute. And yes, I've been piecing it with my new Bernina. I've also been practicing using the BSR feature. It is lots of fun...just wish I was better at it. But then I know "practice makes perfect".

Tomorrow I'm back to It's A Stitch and buying all that stuff we sell. I love it.

Have a happy day and MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone.


Saturday, December 13, 2008


So many times a year I wish I could just sit down and do "whatever it is I want to do". Today I have that opportunity and have I taken advantage of it.

I've read email from Port Mansfield and a friend I've not seen for almost a year. I have actively searched for an online friend from Florida who is Anthony's Gramma. I have not found her :( Suppose I will though. I've lost her email address and well....anyway, I've sewn on my new 200 Bernina sewing/embroidery machine. I'm doing some crazy quilt blocks in pink. I'll post a photo when I'm done.

I've also gone with my family to try and find just the right tree for the small spot we have for one. This will be our first live tree in years. We went to our favorite store (Wal-Mart) and well....just goofed off.

Tonight we go see our church program called Uncle Matt's Diner. This will be our second weekend to see it. It was really a lot of fun! Our friends Janace and L.C. are going with us this time. Last weekend it was Melissa and Cameron.

This year we are celebrating our Christmas party at It's A Stitch at a local restaurant called Damian's Cucina Italiana. YUMMMMMMMMMY We also have 3 full days off Dec. 24, 25, 26 YEAH!

Before we know it we will all be in a brand new year 2009. Wonder what that will bring. I really don't want to know.

Well, my Bernina is calling me...beconning me...."COME BACK and sew Susan". Guess I'd best listen.

See ya later.

In and Because of HIM,


Thursday, December 11, 2008


ArtFire - Buy Handmade - Sell Handmade

I signed up today!
You might want to check this out. I really liked it. Added the link to my home page on my side bar.

My official DBA has been Handmade With Love since 2000. Since that name was taken on Etsy I chose GrandpaGrandmasAttic. They are both actually the same business.

If you like ArtFire and want to sign up please (???) pretty please...use me as a referral.

I've listed a lot of black eyelash yo-yo's for Christine. What a blast these were to make. Check out the photo at cool. But boy what a mess....eyelashes were "flying" everywhere.

See y'all soon.
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Saturday, December 6, 2008


The quilt store, It's A Stitch, where I work is having a big sale today. Not only is it an in store sale but also an online sale...check it I didn't have to work today...

So many projects to complete by Christmas and so little time.

Night before last we went to our middle grandchild's Christmas play at school. She was "Warmth in your heart". What a sweet part for a sweet little girl. And I do mean little. She just turned 11 in October; but she, like her mother, is very small. She doesn't like that now but I am sure that before long she will realize what a blessing that is with shhh (the boys). Anyway she was precious.
Don't you agree?

Tonight we'll go to our church program "Uncle Matt's Diner". Our daughter, the mother of the precious little one in the school play is in it. Not a major role but one that will not be missed by her father and me! We go to The Church At Creeks if you're in the mood to see a great Christmas play and you live in the Spring, Texas area hope on over.

Well, my quilting projects are calling my name and time is short. So until next time...happy quilting, crocheting, painting, or what ever makes you happy.

See you soon.

Monday, December 1, 2008

New Items in My Etsy Shop

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