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

Thursday, March 28, 2013


Spring has sprung in my area, the Azaleas are in bloom.. correction: some are in bloom, some bloomed earlier and as usual it rained and all those beautiful flowers are gone. I love the beauty of this area when the Azaleas bloom, I just wish they would last a little longer.
Robins were seen weeks ago in our yard, not one but MANY, they must have be stopping by on their way up north, guess they need a bath, something to eat and drink as they hit the feeder and birdbath pretty hard.  Plus I have seen Mocking birds searching for places to build their nest. The birds in the area have also been raiding the pond area, just looking for the right building materials for their nests. I am also sure they are thanking our Poms for shedding their winter coats, as I brush the dogs outside and leave the fur in a basket which the birds raid.  Gotta have a nice soft nest for their babies..
Well, I didn't bake any Easter Egg Cakes this year.  Last year I made these to help my grand daughter out with a fund raiser for Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

But I did make some Easter Baskets for the grand kids, and I plan on making a Ham dinner for Easter.
I had grand plans of finishing up the grand kids quilts, but the stomach flu put a damper on getting those done this week.. So the new goal will be next week.. Maybe that is... you see next week I will be celebrating all week long as it is my last few days in the 50 category.. I guess next Thursday I officially become a Senior Citizen... WOW  Senior Discounts here I come.. 
I am not quite sure how I will be celebrating.. I would love to have a huge party with lots of music and dancing and great food and friends just like we use to celebrate.. but my friends and most of my family are in PA or scattered all over the US.. So that is out..  So maybe a small gathering with the family that is here, or maybe not, maybe a lovely dinner at my favorite steak house or Red Lobster with my husband, that would be nice.. Maybe a special cake, I would just love to have one of the fabulous chocolate cakes from the German Bakery in Indianapolis.. They were always my favorite.. But that is impossible so maybe a trip to Publix bakery for one of their cakes or I might just make my own. Maybe a new longarm will show up at my door complete with frame, guess not.. but I can dream can't I.  Maybe a new Brother Embroidery Machine might show up, Nope, hubby just bought me the Husqvarna machine.  So maybe a gift certificate to one of my favorite embroidery design sites.. like Embroidery Library  or AriZona Embroidery Barn, Maybe a Gift card to the Fat Quarter Shop, that would be nice too..
However I celebrate my birthday this year I am sure it will be quite special as I will be sharing my special day with the wonderful man I married..
The perfect 60s gift
A pair of Rockers for my front porch
isn't that the way it is suppose to be, grandma and grandpa rocking the days away
I Think NOT
I have to many things to do then just sit...
Have a great Holiday and on April 4th think of me and splurge with a piece of cake I know I will

Monday, March 18, 2013

Tempur Pedic warranty experience

 Years ago we bought a lovely bedroom suite and a mattress that we thought would be so comfortable.  I don't recall which company made that mattress but it was a standard one with springs and padding and after a few years it sagged and my hubby said he was so uncomfortable.  So off we went on a search for that comfortable mattress, which we found in a Tempur Pedic Celebrity.. Ours was the top of the line at the time, and it had what they called a padded  or Pillow top, which was a 2" layer of the foam on top of the thick mattress.  It was so comfy to sleep on, but over the years the stitching on the pillow top pulled loose and the side cording would pull and lay on the top of the bed, which I knew had to be uncomfortable to sleep on.  But even though our mattress was under warranty, I kept putting off calling anyone as I just knew like most warranties that they would pro rate and we would have to pay a difference.  I noticed that the mattress top had a zipper and my thought was to see if I could purchase a new cover making our mattress more comfortable. So I called and asked the lady who answered the phone if I could make that purchase and she said, but your mattress is still under warranty, let me connect you... Well, what a shock, the young lady in warranty dept.  was so helpful and friendly, she told me our mattress qualified for a full exchange and what I needed to gather to start my claim.  Thankfully I had placed the purchase receipt between the mattress and foundation as the salesman had told me to do.. I gathered the needed information that was listed in a email the warranty dept sent, took the pictures of the problem.  Since my mattress was no longer made I was sent a list of mattresses that I could choose from.. I was told I could go to a local showroom and test the mattresses and choose which one I would like.  I was told to check the Allura and the Cloud as they might be the closest to my mattress.. WE tested and WE choose the Cloud Luxe, This mattress gives you the feel of sleeping on a super soft bed, but yet is firm enough to support your body so comfortable..  I sent my email with all the information and pictures and within three days I had my answer.  My Cloud was on the way, 4 days later a trucking company pulled up, and the gentlemen delivered my new mattress and took away the old set.  WOW, was that so easy... I am so glad now that we invested in the Tempur Pedic Mattress, ou old mattress had a 20 year warranty, Mattresses are now being sold with a 25 year warranty... and they will make good on their warranty.  Would I ever buy from Tempur Pedic again... or would I recommend Tempur Pedic.. without a doubt and I can not believe the customer service I received from the company..  GREAT JOB Tempur Pedic   I also noticed that currently Tempur Pedic has interest free financing for 5 years.. so if you need a mattress set now might be the time to check into Tempur Pedic... 

OH and a little warning if you do buy a Tempur Pedic, there is one slight problem with the mattress... when it is first delivered you notice a new smell and it can be a little overpowering, I opened the windows and let the room and mattress air out.. two days and that smell is gone..
Now you ask am I being compensated for my review,

NOPE this is my experience with Tempur Pedic, I am not receiving anything in exchange for my post..
This is what our new mattress looks like.. beautiful quilted top..  Photo from Tempur Pedic web site.

The puppies are leaving home... The puppies are now 8 weeks old and today we made a trip to the Vet, the puppies were checked from nose to tail, they were poked and stuck and got a manicure. All are healthy and ready to go to their forever homes.  The little blue merle left right after our appt. His new mommy was waiting in the parking lot, he will be the playmate of another of our puppies that Timmy got for his wife, which means this is one lucky puppy.. Jackie will make sure to spoil both puppies, I mean after all she got Mario a playmate named Wilson..
He was my favorite little boy from this litter but I know he has a fantastic home with Tim and Jackie..
 Blue Merle
is in his new home
Little cream boy
love his pink nose 
and the two girls
so tiny
are all waiting for someone to take them home and love.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

My Dolly Mamas

Just finished yet another Dolly Mama... Still a few more Dolly Mama kits to go... so on to the next lady....

Thursday, March 7, 2013

puppies in a basket contest

I entered the Pomeranian puppies in a basket in a contest at 1 800 baskets... and I need votes, lots of votes to win... PLEASE go to and vote for my Puppies in a basket... You can vote once a day... thanks for me and the puppies...