Quilt Top by Me, Hand Quilted by my Mother, Doll crocheted by my Mother

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fashion and Me

I had a heel spur that didn't react to treatment, so surgery was scheduled and I got a new fashion look, this lovely shoe.... seems the problem was more scar tissue then heel spur which is why treatment didn't work.
time went by and the shoe came off and sneakers were once again my fashion choice.

This past Saturday was the first day DH and I had in months to just shop, we went to yard sales, a auction,  the sewing machine store, Wal Mart, JoAnn's and the grocery store and then it happened... I stepped and felt a pull in the bottom of my foot... OPPS shouldn't move that way I guess... went home put foot up, took Tylenol, and iced the foot. 

Sunday I worked a little in the yard, cutting the Lantana pulling weeds and helping DH in his workshop putting things in the attic space.  Sunday night foot is swollen  and warm so  back to Tylenol, and Ice on the foot... 

Monday foot hurt so didn't do much , also  because it was my birthday.  Well I did do two loads of laundry, then I settled into my recliner and stitched a little..Foot is hot & swollen so lots of Ice and more Tylenol

Tuesday had a follow up appt on the foot, was supposed to be the last follow up appt. from the surgery.  Told Doc about Sat and the pulling... he checked foot, took X rays and the results are this new fashion accessories for me, isn't it just lovely. All thanks to a new stress fracture..
The Walking Cast .

I am making  the Frankenstein look  the new in look for the summer....
What do you think, maybe some bling or a little lace or ruffles... hope I am not in this to long.. Now whats next...

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Ultimate Blog Party

I am so behind on things lately, but better late then never..
I am participating in the Ultimate Blog Party again this year... I have been checking out all the wonderful blogs. If you want to check them out click on the logo and it will take you to the main site.

As for Me and my blogs... Southern Style is my Family, Cross Stitch, Quilting and Charity Blog, Nanbon's Corner is my giveaway site.  You are welcome to visit any time..

This is me and hubby, taken many, many, many years ago....well not that many... this was taken at the Strasburg Railroad Depot.. It is a tourist spot near my hometown.  Just a little steam engine that will take you to Paradise.. We now live in a little town near Pensacola Fl.

I am retired and a very craft oriented type person... I make cakes and candies and have many hobbies, Cross stitching, stained glass, warm glass, blown beads, ceramics, floral arranging, painting, card making, sewing and quilting.  I also belong to a Yahoo group called the World of Charity Stitchers.. these ladies cross stitch squares which are sent to quilters to be made into quilts for nursing homes, ill children, cancer patients, and abused women and children.. I have been a member of this wonderful group of ladies for two years now, I stitch for them and I am one of the quilters... Last Year I stitched, 6 squares and made 14 quilts plus tote bags, bookmarks and eyeglass cases and little bags.  So far this year I have stitched 14 squares (been healing from heel spur surgery so lots of stitching time) plus I currently have 9 quilts in the works for them. As you can see I am always on the go.... Thanks for Stopping by... 

If you want to visit The World of Charity Stitchers Blog just click on the name and off you go...

Monday, April 4, 2011

Birthday Time again

Happy Birthday to ME!!!!
Yes, another year has come and gone and I am another year older... I don't feel older, but when I look in the mirror that youthful girl is gone and my mother has taken her place... wrinkle and all.... hate the wrinkles, maybe some day I will go with that Lifestyle Lift thingy... maybe not... I am just  a Nana who could use a face iron... maybe I should invent one, I would be rich if I could...

I thought of making this cake for my birthday, but it was to big

So I thought of making this one, but it was to fancy..

Then I saw this one and I just love berries, but it didn't look Birthday enough

Since I was born on Easter, why not make a Easter Egg Cake.   I pulled out the pans and NOPE it didn't get done... I will make the Egg cake for Easter...

As for my Birthday and my cake, sadly there is None.... Hubby had to attend training today before his scheduled work shift so I am home alone, well the dogs are here. But they can't have cake, Hubby isn't supposed to and me I can only eat a small piece so no birthday cake for me..
I did make a TV dinner and there is a brownie in it, so that will be my cake, no candles, they wouldn't all fit.
My grand kids called and sang to me and wished me a Happy Birthday, So my plans for my big day are for me to sit in my recliner, watch Gone with the Wind and Stitch my Jim Shore Cat, that hubby got me..

I almost forgot to mention, the above photos are from the Wilton site... I had asked if I could attach them to my blog... I love the Wilton Site, if you have never been there you need to stop by.  There is all kinds of recipes, decorating ideas, Wilton Products and tip and techniques, perfect for any type or style baker.  I got the recipes for my grand daughter wedding cake from the site and the marshmellow fondant was the best. Cake recipes were good too. is the place to be.
Thanks again Wilton, I have been a loyal customer for many years and will continue for many years to come.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Spring is here

Color, color everywhere..... I love taking a stroll in my neighborhood at this time of year, because all the Spring trees and bushes are showing their colors..... and how beautiful they are... Currently in my yard the Azaleas are in full bloom.... I try to plant at least one new bush every year... hoping that one day my yard will look as stunning as my neighbors... he has Fuchsia azaleas bordering his yard, white and pinks will lead the way up his driveway and if you look at the back of his lot there are pinks and purples everywhere.... Here are some of my blossoming beauties.... Enjoy!!!

Didn't I tell you they were beautiful?? Most of the bushes are taller then I am, so you know they are putting on a show... But sadly the show will be over so soon... You see, every year the Azaleas bloom and look so beautiful, then it rains and the flowers just droop and fall to the ground.... After that first good spring rain, you hear the frogs singing there little hearts out looking to find a mate.... and believe me they can get really loud at night... my fault I guess, I have a small pond in my front and back yard flower beds and the frogs make the ponds their home during mating season... soon after you will see clear lines of eggs in the water, then a little later the water looks like someone dumped a pepper shaker, little black specks everywhere... they will grow and leave and sometimes you might just see a tiny frog after a summer rain... I was ahead of time on my outside chores list, I drained and cleaned the ponds last week. Good thing I did, because yesterday it rained and there is more rain on the way, but tonight I heard the old familiar song of the frog prince as he invites a princess to join him in the pond.... LOVE is grand.. Oh and the toads will make a home in the ponds as well during this time of love..

I also have a announcement to make, if you look at my side bar you will see this logo...
 I posted about the Golden Quilter's Awards again this year... I nominated my favorite quilter's and products, I voted and tonight they announced the winners... and some of my nominees won, but then I knew they would because they are great...  Darlene works so hard on her blog and I am a loyal follower. She gives so many tips and techniques, will let you know what is new in the quilting world and she  host some of the best contests... she will also let her readers know what other bloggers are hosting contests... she has even posted some of mine... Love You Darlene, You do a great job, thank you so much...

so here are the winners of the 2011 Golden Quilter's Awards

The notice from the SewCalGal site:
  The envelopes are opened and I'm happy to announce the official winners of the 2011 Golden Quilter Awards.

Best Designer                      Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs

Best Teacher/Instructor       Bonnie Hunter, Quiltville

Best Author                        Eleanor Burns, of Quilt In A Day

Best Quilt Store (Physical)  Mary Jo's in Gastonia NC

Best Quilt Store (online)     Fat Quarter Shop

Best Long Arm Quilter       Judi Madsen - Green Fairy Quilts

Most Innovative product (physical item)      AccuQuilt Go! Fabric Cutter

Most Innovated product (software item)     EQ7, by The Electric Quilt Company

Most influential person in the world of quilting to-date, aka "Lifetime Achievement"
                                     And the winner is       Eleanor Burns, Quilt in a Day

Best Quilt Retreat                              Two Wacky Woman (Southern California)

Congratulations to all the winners, you make quilting so much fun....