Thursday, November 11, 2010


I was recently asked to make an ironing board cover for a friend at work. 

She was hoping for pink fabric with frogs, but I couldn't find any I loved



I saw this fabric and knew it was for her! Executive Decision Made!
Des is a cat lover and owner.

Here she is! Desiree saw the fabric and loved it!

I was nervous not having the frogs would be a fatal mistake. 
Can't wait to give it to her tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Who's Cookin Now???

I've finished a few projects and sent them on their merry way....


That's right...MY BROTHER MICHAEL!!!
Seriously, don't you know it's dangerous to be silly with your sister around and a camera???
GOIN PUBLIC with this one!!!

sidebar: this apron was given to Becca for her first Thanksgiving as hostess. I guess he couldn't resist! BFF Heather!!! 
Do you remember the MC Hammer PJ pants?!?!
Well she got hew VERY belated birthday surprise! 

I just ~LOVE~ getting these pics!
 Glad you like em!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Snug Like a Bug in a Rug

For Tim's birthday this year, he is getting a new baby!
(Heather is loving this....haha)

His name is "Capi" which is short for Copernicus. 
Capi is wearing a blue collar in the video.

Capi comes home next Sunday from West Palm Beach. 
I think you'll agree that he's a handsome Tonkinese. 
The Tonkinese breed is a mix between a Burmese and Siamese. 
They're known for their mellow and loving disposition.

As you can imagine, Tim is ECSTATIC!  

I decided instead of spending $20 + dollars for a kitty bed, I would make one!

A little "welcome home Capi" gift

For <$10, Capi has a precious new bed to keep snug in.
I hope he likes it. 

If you find yourself asking, "Why is there a package of dog treats in this pic (kinda like Tim just did haha)???", it's because I was trying to show how he'll be able to snuggle into the bed. I didn't really have anything to show and have these ADORABLE dog treats and thought...."Why not!?"

I chose a fabric which would match his colors. He has bright blue eyes with light brown fur and hints of chocolate.

Can't wait to meet our new addition to the Reiner Casa!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Blessings & Hope in 2010

What brings you Blessings & Hope?

Think back over the 2010 year...
Did something in your life work out which you did not expect?
Did you receive a note of encouragement & hope in the most perfect time?
Did you find yourself in the midst of a storm only to find the storm to really be a blessing?

They say perspective makes all the difference...

For me, it is Sabbath
I decided since it really is in the 40's here in Florida a fire to begin the Sabbath with would be nice.
Quiet home.
The week in the past.
A good book begging to be read.
This year as Thanksgiving approaches, reflect on the year.
Seek out what brought blessings & hope.
In consideration for the coming year, how could you bring hope to others?
In what way could God use you to be a blessing to someone else?

Awe Inspiring:

"Sometimes I would like to ask God why He allows poverty,
suffering, and injustice when He could do something about it."
"Well, why don't you ask Him?"
"Because I'm afraid He would ask me the same question."
(from the book: The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Napkin Please!

It's time to reveal my plans for the Thanksgiving fabric!
It's true...I'm kinda excited about it!!!

Please pardon my poor photographix....I don't have skillz! haha!

But yep...NAPKINS!!!

WAIT.....there's more.....
I added a little "Fler" to your basic mitered corner napkin.

~ embroidery ~

I have never used any of my embroidery stitches but thought it's about time I try. I really like this!

I bought some of that really cool thread where it's varying shades of green in ONE SPOOL!!!
I think it added a fun bit of "Fler"

I will post more examples of my Thanksgiving napkins as I experiment and all the materials you'll need for basic embroidering.

This machine is MAD FUN!!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Give Thanks

Today I came home feeling less than 

Those who know me best know I can find sunshine in a thunderstorm

Today, I had a hard time finding

I needed to spend some time with Zsa Zsa 

Then I remembered my fabric for a Thanksgiving project.

I decided to pull out the fabric and think of as much I could think of which I am thankful for.

~God's Grace, Strength, Steadfast Heart, & Forgiveness~
~Our Pets: Chloe, Hailey & soon Copernicus (aka Capi)~
~Fresh Water~
~Fresh Food~
~Clean Clothes~
~A Heart that Beats Strong and Loves Much~

I found ~my sunshine~ tonight....

Now can you guess what I might have in store for this fabric???