Thursday, July 29, 2010

I'm Back From Vacation in Italy And It's Time To Get To Work.

Mama Mia!!  Two glorious weeks in Italy have put me so far behind in business that I don't know if I will ever get enough done for all the shows I am scheduled for this year.  But....this girl wouldn't have given up this vacation for anything.  It's the trip of a lifetime.  My Husband and I and our two wonderful friends jaunted around Southern Italy, Rome, Florence and the Tuscany area and boy....what a blast.  Life there is so different, so wonderful, so family oriented.  I didn't want to come home.  So, I thought that you would like to see a few pictures of the wonderful places we visited.  If you ever have the chance, go for it.  It shouldn't be missed. 




More to come but for now I want to say again Mama Mia -- if you ever have the chance to go to Italy DO is too short to think about Nike says, JUST DO IT. 

If you have been and have memories (ok now I know you are humming Barbra Streisand...) please feel free to post them here.  We are planning another trip there in a few years and would like some more input on other places to go in this glorious country.
I am planning a giveaway too for the upcoming Fall season....stay tuned in....

Much love and peace

Monday, July 5, 2010

A Friend?

Anyone out there a "Friend of Bills"?

Friday, July 2, 2010

July 4th means beach, barbecue and Fall

Ok ok, I know it doesn't rhyme or even go together but after I have a wonderful weekend with great friends, some cooking and some sun, I have to begin to think about my Fall and Holiday shows.  I have quite of few of them this year so I need to start extra early.  I am even going to bring some sewing to Italy with me when I leave next week.  I can't wait....but I digress, Fall shows.... 

So, let's go through the weekend.  First I will start at a spritual meeting on Saturday morning and start my weekend off on the right foot. I will come home and gather up  my husband (great guy by the way)

and we will get into his mid-life crisis car ........

and then we will meet up with our friends at Bonnet Shores....these are the friends we are going to Italy with too....

and drive to the beach to Bonnet Shores to our wonderful friends house (the ones we are going to Italy with)...

and we will proceed to eat and eat and eat again......first is seafood night, pasta with clam sauce and 20 (yes I said 20) pounds of steamers and of course desserts......
Fourth of July Desserts.....

These are what I am making straight from The Food Network ...  the one on the right is made with red velvet cake which I have already baked.

On Sunday we will eat some more, you know the traditional things like sausage, hot dogs, burgers, etc., tons of salads and more desserts....really what more could you ask for?
In I said...I have to start thinking about Fall and the shows for the holiday season.  I am thinking that I will start stitching some Fall ideas....maybe some oldies but goodies like....
Falling Leaves
Autumn Spectacular

Bring On Fall Candle Mats
All patterns are available at or just drop me a line or comment on the blog. 
I hope that you all have a wonderful, safe and happy holiday weekend.  Be careful with the fireworks.

Bring on Fall Pattern

Bring on Fall Pattern
One of our customers favorites. Easy to do!

Autumn Spectacular

Autumn Spectacular
Beautiful pattern for pillow and runner