Monday, June 30, 2008

Sunday, June 29, 2008


Materials needed:

6X 16" piece of felted wool.

Scraps of blue, Green, and pink felted wool.

Cut fabrics:
From Gold wool, cut:
1 1/2 x 6" strip for hanger
3 of pattern A

From Blue wool, cut:
2 of pattern B
From green wool, cut:
2 of pattern C

From pink wool, cut:
1 of pattern D

1. Turn upper 2" of one gold wool A circle to the front; pin. Referring to photo, back stitch a green vine through all layers, then add dark pink French Knot flowers.

2. Referring to placement Diagram, arrange B and D flowers and C leaf pieces at bottom of folded A circle.

3. Blanket stitch around flowers with matching floss and add gold French Knots to flower center.

4. With green floss, use a running stitch to anchor leaves, pulling gently to gather.

5. Fold the gold wool 1/2 X 6" strap in half and insert ends between tops of remaining gold wool A circles. Sew together layered circles and folded circle with a blanket stitch.


Instructions for this project from:

Design by: Roseann Meehan Kermes

Gotta love E'm

For all those men who say, Why buy a cow when you can get milk for free. Here's an update for you: Now days, 80% of women are against marriage, WHY? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage.

Men are like....
1. Men are like ..... Laxatives .... They irritate the crap out of you.
2. Men are like.... Bananas ....The older they get, the less firm they are.
3. Men are like ..... Weather ..... Nothing can be done to change them.
4. Men are like ...... Blenders ...... You need One, but you're not quite sure why.
5. Men are like ..... Chocolate Bars ...... Sweet, smooth, & they usually head right for your hips.
6. Men are like ... Commercials ....... You can't believe a word they say.
7. Men are like ..... Department Stores ...... Their clothes are always 1/2 off.
8. Men are like ..... Government Bonds .... They take soooooooo long to mature.
9. Men are like ..... Mascara .... They usually run at the first sign of emotion.
10. Men are like .... Popcorn ...... They satisfy you, but only for a little while.
11. Men are like ...... Snowstorms ...... You never know when they're coming, how many inches you'll get or how long it will last.
12. Men are like ........... Lava Lamps ...... Fun to look at, but not very bright.
13. Men are like .... Parking Spots .....All the good ones are taken, the rest are handicapped.

Three dead bodies turn up at the mortuary, all with very big smiles on their faces.
The coroner calls the police to tell them what has happened."First body: Frenchman, 60, died of heart failure while making love to his mistress. Hence the enormous smile, Inspector," says the Coroner."

Second body: Irishman, 25, won a thousand pounds on the lottery, spent it all on whiskey. Died of alcohol poisoning, hence the smile.

"The Inspector asked, "What of the third body?""Ah," says the coroner, "this is the most unusual one. Billy Dale Bob the redneck from Tennessee, 30, struck by lightning.""Why is he smiling then?" inquires the Inspector."Thought he was having his picture taken."

Saturday, June 28, 2008

An older couple is lying in bed one morning.

They had just awakened from a good night's sleep.

He takes her hand and she responds, "Don't touch me.""Why not?" he asked.

She answered, "Because I'm dead.

"The husband asked "What are you talking about?

We're both lying here in bed together and talking to one another!"

She said, "No, I'm definitely dead."

He insisted, "You are not dead.

What in the world makes you think you're dead?"

"Because I woke up this morning and nothing hurts."

Sunday, June 22, 2008

One of my Up-cycled Projects

Pretty In Pink Child's Apron made from a Size 5 Skirt

As some of you know I was injured in an accident with a Drunk Driver. I have not been able to work my part time job on the weekend.. So I decided to put my time to good use. As I can't sit long, stand, or lay down at great lengths of time. So when I feel like it I have been doing a bit of sewing over the last two weekends.
I was trying to think of something fun to make so I made this very Yummy little girls apron from an upcycled skirt. If you are intrested in owning it... I have it up for sale at I am working on the second half of this very colorful little skirt. It too will be an apron. It looks almost the same except it will have different embellishments.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Julie Andrews On Maturity !!

Julie Andrews Turns 69
This is hysterical
To commemorate her birthday , actress/vocalist, Julie Andrews made a special appearance at Manhattan 's Radio City Music Hall for the benefit of the AARP.

One of the musical numbers she performed was "My Favorite Things" from the legendary movie "Sound Of Music".

Here are the lyrics she used: (Sing It!)

If you sing it, its especially hysterical!!!

Maalox and nose drops and needles for knitting,
Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings,
Bundles of magazines tied up in string,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Cadillacs and cataracts ,and hearing aids and glasses,
Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses,
Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

When the pipes leak,
When the bones creak,
When the knees go bad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don't feel so bad.

Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunions,
No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions,
Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Back pain, confused brains and no need for sinnin',
Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin',
And we won't mention our short shrunken frames,
When we remember our favorite things.

When the joints ache,
When the hips break,
When the eyes grow dim,
Then I remember the great life I've had,
And then I don't feel so bad.

(Ms. Andrews received a standing ovation from the crowd that lasted over four minutes and repeated encores.

My Desk top computer is Busted!!!

I just wanted to post everyone that reads my blog... If you get a pop up that says Antivirus 2008. Shut down your computer immediately... Do not try and close the box. You have no options on what to do.. the program will load and you will have a virus. This is how my desk top became infected. I hope to get my computer back soon so I can post new fun stuff.

Please check back often. I hope I'm not down long :) I can post on my laptop but all my cool stuff was on my desktop. (Pictures) - (and fun reads.)

Remember shut down your computer if you see antivirus 2008.

Good luck,

Saturday, June 14, 2008


The principle use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath, but along with that,

it served as a holder for removing hot pans from the oven;

it was wonderful for drying children's tears,

and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.

From the chicken-coop the apron was used for carrying eggs,

fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

When company came those old aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids; and when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around her arms.

Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow,

bent over the hot wood stove. Chips and kindling-wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron. From the garden it carried all sorts of vegetables.After the peas had been shelled it carried out the hulls.

In the fall it was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees. When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out on the porch and waved her apron, and the men knew it was time to come in from the fields for dinner.

It will be a long time before anyone invents something that will replace that old-time apron that served so many purposes.

- author unknown-

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Up Cycled Coupon Wallets

Don't you just love these bright colors?

I am always clipping coupons and stuffing them in my pockets when I go to the market... Sometimes I use them sometimes I don't... Yes you guessed it.. They get washed the next laundry day!! So.... to save that from happening again, I designed little coupon wallets. These wallets are made from all re-cycled materials.. (except interfacing and snaps) I try to use reclaimed items where ever possible to support
My Belief in saving Mother earth one item at a time.

These charming little wallets are 6 1/4 " X 4"

They have elastic on the sides so you can really stuff them with those coupons. I have embellished them with lace, buttons, silk roses, and any other thing I can find to embellish them with.
I would love to hear what you think of them. If you are interested in purchasing one of them .. I offer them in my Etsy shop.

Aunt Pitty Pat's
*** WARNING!!!!!!!! ***
OK OK I had to Post this too!!!! I find it too funny for words :)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Celebrate the Red, White, and Blue

Attention: Apronista Sisters here is another give away on our Apron Site.

Hi Apronistas! This Giveaway is SURE to get you in the Holiday mood! Are you ready?? How perfect is this Apron to get you ready for summer and all your picnics, potlucks and holiday parties? One lucky winner will recieve not only the Americana Apron but the matching gloves as well! To enter:Go to the Carolyn's Kitchen website. <<<<and choose an apron that just screams "YOU". If you know me, you know that I would choose the Garden Party apron, and I know you will find one that suits you perfectly. Then, go to Apronista and leave a comment with your choice - that's it! Not a member of Apronista and would like to join just leave me your information and I will send you and invite :)

Monday, June 9, 2008

If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember this whole thing was started by a mouse.

1901-1966, American Artist, Film Producer

Sunday, June 8, 2008


One day while Mitch was at the track playing the ponies and all but losing his shirt, he noticed a priest who stepped out onto the track and blessed the forehead of one of the horses lining up for the 4th race.

Lo and behold, that horse - a very long shot - won the race. Before the next race, as the horses began lining up, Mitch watched with interest the old priest step onto the track. Sure enough, as the 5th race horses came to the starting gate the priest made a blessing on the forehead of one of the horses.

Mitch made a beeline for a betting window and placed a small bet on the horse. Again, even though it was another long shot, the horse the priest had blessed won the race.

Mitch collected his winnings, and anxiously waited to see which horse the priest would bless for the 6th race. The priest again blessed a horse.

Mitch bet big on it, and it won. Mitch was elated. As the races continued the priest kept blessing long shot horses, and each one ended up coming in first.

By and by, Mitch was pulling in some serious money. By the last race, he knew his wildest dreams were going to come true. He made a quick dash to the ATM, withdrew all his savings, and awaited the priest's blessing that would tell him which horse to bet on.

True to his pattern, the priest stepped onto the track for the last race and blessed the forehead of an old nag that was the longest shot of the day. Mitch also observed the priest blessing the eyes, ears, and hooves of the old nag. Mitch knew he had a winner and bet every cent he owned on the old nag. He then watched dumbfounded as the old nag come in dead last.

Mitch, in a state of shock, made his way down to the track area where the priest was.

Confronting the old priest he demanded, 'Father! What happened? All day long you blessed horses and they all won. Then in the last race, the horse you blessed lost by a Kentucky mile. Now, thanks to you I've lost every cent of my savings - all of it!'.

The priest nodded wisely and with sympathy. 'Son,' he said, 'that's the problem with you Protestants, you can't tell the difference between a simple blessing and last rites.'

Women' Study

SUBJECT: Women's Ass Size Study

There is a new study out about women and how they feel about their asses. I thought the results were pretty interesting: 25% of women think their ass is too fat..... 10% of women think their ass is too skinny..... The other 65% say that they don't care; they love him, he's a good man, and they would have married him anyway.....

I just could not help myself everytime I see this picture of the men on the stools it reminds me of this video... So I just had to post it too!!!!!



Apronista Swap... My apron I received :)

Introducing my fabulous apron and matching dish towel. Made for me by my swap partner Valerie. Isn't this the most beautiful county chic apron you have ever seen. I love the combinations of fabrics, and the exquisite use of rick rack... I love this apron... IT IS THE BOMB!!!! Thank you Val it is just perfect for me. I love love love it!!!!A million thanks and more for this very nice Apron :)

My apron I sent for this swap :)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

A Change is in the Wind for the American Woman

When we think about the sex symbols of the 1920’s, images of long legged flappers with short bobbed hair doing the charleston and foxtrot to the latest jazz bands in shapeless shift dresses and plenty of publicly applied makeup come to mind. A fashionista of sorts who epitomized the spirit of a reckless rebel with a boyish physique and a girlish charm dancing the night away in smoky jazz houses around New York consume the memoirs of the era simply known as the “Roaring 20’s”.
The look and the mood certainly redefined modern womanhood and broke the traditions of earlier years. No longer were rounded figures and older faces, the passé. Instead, grown women who loved to party all night long in youthful glory and tomboyish fashion were all the rage. One didn’t have to look far to see the effects of this contagious fever, on stage and screen. Enter Betty Boop!
Betty Boop is known as the first and one of the most famous sex symbols on the animated screens of the 20’s and 30’s. She was a symbol of the depression era and a reminder of the more carefree days of the Jazz Age flapper. In the world of animation, this fem fetal would go down in history as the first cartoon character to fully represent a sexual woman. But she didn’t start out that way. In the early stages of her career, this lovely lady was designed as a human-like dog. That’s right. For those of you who remember her premiere in the 1930 film “Dizzy Dishes”, she was the yet un-named anthropomorphic character with obvious feminine qualities and charm enveloped in a poodle like body. By the time she starred in the 1932 film“ Any Rags”, her floppy dog ears gave way to hoop earrings, her ambiguous form molded into a petite hourglass figure, and her pudgy black nose became the cute buttoned one that accompanied her high baby voice and black finger waved crop that would later become synonymous with the world famous “ Boop-oop-a-doop” girl.
Betty’s flapper style and innocent sexuality led to what some have called the “Boop-O-Mania “craze over the years. Fans from far and wide fell in love with her combination of schoolgirl flirtatiousness and womanly maturity. Her short dresses, high heels, contoured bodice and signature garter belt didn’t leave much to the imagination and certainly caught the attention of male viewers who were used to the straight bodied, boyish female fashion of the19 20’s they had grown accustomed to. But while some adored, some also condemned as well. As moralists and public broadcasting systems concerned with sexual content and indecent exposure issues found support from the public, the somewhat risqué Betty Boop began showing far less leg and her décolletage was often hidden by prim buttons. Her lecherous suitors started disappearing from her grasp and soon her limelight was dimmed out by her cute little trouble making dog “Pudgy” and the lovable “Grampy” who helped Betty solve problems with his wacky inventions. As the country saw the rise of yet another world war (WWII), the market for the once popular and in-demand flapper started to fade. Betty Boop’s final film series aired 9 years later with the release of “Yip ,Yip ,Yippy!”
"Though Betty bowed out as a headliner in 1939, her popularity remains as intact as her boop-oop-a-doop. Maybe it lies in her sassy independence or the fact that she is the only female cartoon who’s not a foil for a male. Maybe she just came at the right time, when the feminist movement of her era needed her the most…for the cycles of life will surely repeat again. Whatever the reason, Betty Boop still haunts the dreams and inspires the imagination of artists, craftsmen and designers still today. With no limit to the creative well of our minds, everything from Betty Boop bedding and quilts to character clothing and accessories can be found and created. With so much history wrapped around her little spit-curled hair, Betty Boop has left her mark on world, her “ Boop-oop-a-doop “ on our tongues, and a space in our hearts.
This artical was taken for the Monthly news letter from J O Fabrics.