Wednesday, May 20, 2015

some works of art and quilts

Yes, I'm still painting. I do sell if you are ever interested in any of my paintings :)

I make quilts with names!

for Andrea, a sweet girl

I'm back!

Hello blogger friends!

It's been a much needed hiatus, but I am back to communicate a bit with you guys, post some fun crochet and quilty items I've made recently, etc.

I got very busy posting on my Instagram account (nikimcn) if you want to link to me there. My profile is private, but I will always add you if you don't look like a spammer. LOL.

So what's been going on in YOUR worlds? do share!

Now I'm back stalking all my fun blogs out there :)

Big hugs.
Love to you all!


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015

Mini crochet Easter baskets

so cute!

click here for post


do you knit?

I have no idea how to knit. About 20 years ago I tried to teach myself. Didn't pick it up. was no good. But want to try again. Anyways, I found a cute knitting site this morning while blog surfing.

HERE is the site


Wednesday, February 18, 2015


well my pics on my posts got wiped out somehow. Oh glitches. how fun. maybe they will return? dunno.  I was going to delete all my posts and start over, but I figured I would leave it as is...and continue from here. is everyone doing?

this is a quilt I just finished up yesterday. a monster of a quilt. quilted myself. ugh. never again. well, maybe not never, but not for a long time!

back of quilt

Monday, February 9, 2015

Crochet edging

cute crochet edging

Love this cute crochet edge pattern :)

I'm always looking for awesome, new ways to border my crocheted blankets.


Friday, January 23, 2015

Valentine's day

Can you believe Valentine's Day is already coming up on us? HERE is a pattern I found. if you crochet...


Saturday, December 27, 2014

Post Christmas post

Did you survive Christmas? I did!....barely! LOL
Very stressful time of year for me. So far so good. Now to get through New Year's. :)
I wanted to post a pic of the lovely crocheted afghan I made for my husband.
He finally got a blanket. LOL.
I'm always busy with making blankets for orders, friends, other family. he gets left out. ha! here it is:

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas!

For unto us a child is born , unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor , The mighty God , The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace . 
~Isaiah 9:6~ 

Have a safe and Merry Christmas. Happy New Year!
Don't forget the reason for the season!
Happy Birthday Jesus!


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Friends!

Just popping in quickly to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving (to those who celebrate).  I need to start cooking soon.  I am only cooking today for my husband and kids.  I really do not even want to do that. I guess I'm sort of 'mourning" my soldier son not being home this year. It just feels empty without him. Knowing he is not with family on the holiday.  I will try to keep my spirits up and now be down-you know, 'fake it til you make it' type of thing...
I never realized how hard it would be to not have him here at the holidays.

Well I am hoping you all have a lovely day.
Are you going out shopping tonight?
I sure am! And I think it will do me good...get some 'shopping therapy' in. LOL.

couple things I'm gonna pick up at Walmart tonight...

A crockpot for my oldest son.
yarn for myself-Redheart "love"
my husband wants some video game (of course)
A video game for my 13 year old-one he wants for xmas
and they have Jordache jeans for my daughter. They are only $8 bucks tonight.
We'll see how much I actually buy and can get a hold of-without getting trampled.

Are you going shopping? if so, where!? and what are you needing to buy?

Have a lovely day...and let's not forget our military...who aren't always able to be home for the holidays.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Red Heart Yarn on sale

So if you are crazy like me you will be out on black now THURSDAY night to catch some great deals.

This one in particular I'm going for. I was not going to go out until Fri some time. BUT...then my husband pulled up the Walmart ad for 6 pm on Thurs.

$1.97 for a skein of the Red Heart with Love Yarn! Not sure if that's the exact name.

Either need to dish...are you going out right after turkey dinner?  Fess up. And if so...what bargains are you lookin to score?

Oh ya, another one I want (for me of course) is the Beats headphones. Regular price $250.00 . Black Thurs night $97! woo hoooooo!

we'll see if I get trampled this year. I didn't go last year.  I've had actually pretty good luck at these things. Not too much shoving.


Sunday, November 16, 2014

follow me on Instagram!

Debi's recent post about her IG happenings and no longer blogging got me thinking too...
I've been instagramming for almost 2 years now. And I love it so much I hardly ever blog anymore.  sitting down at the computer and posting a long blog post is time consuming for me. and it's hard to keep up with all the blogs. most times blogger does not work to upload my pics or times out, or whatever. so I will still blog, but...

I'm instagramming more! So come by, follow me, and we'll keep in touch there too!

My name on IG is simply:


I'm a private IG'er, so just friend me/follow me and I will accept :)


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

some stuff I've been working on

This is going to be a big afghan for my bed. Putting grannies together.

Christmas quilt for my daughter.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Quilt lessons learned

I was approached by a gal who wanted 2 quilts made. She wanted these quilts made from her girl's old baby blankets and quilts. I told her to bring over the goods and let me look it over. silly me.  I knew better. But said yes. I proceeded to cut up some of the blankets into 6" squares.
Sewed them together in a somewhat orderly fashion. Notice I said somewhat?
Some of the fabrics were thick. Some were thin. Some were knit. Some cotton.
Stretchy beyond belief.
Not good.
Basically she wanted me to use ALL her fabric/materials.
and to use an OLD quilt as the backing.
WAYYYYYYYY to thick.
My poor machine!
Either way. I finished the job. here is one of the quilts I finished.
Lessons learned:
1.  Learn to just say NO. This is a life lesson. Not just a quilt one. I have the hardest time saying no. I know there is a book out there for me to get over this. The guilt!
2.  Cottons and knits do NOT mix. and I should never attempt this. ever. again!
3.  You cannot just 'add squares to an already made quilt and get another quilt out of it-wayyy to thick.
4. Respect the machine girl! Think of how much stress this put on my poor lil sewing machine!? LOL.
Have you done something so stupid like this before, such that I just did?
And before anyone asks, NO, the money was not worth it. It was very little, actually :(

see the quilt on the back :/

that damn animal print is a knit. *^&*^#(*^(  ---those were swear words LOL

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Homes in SC

Oh my, I would LOVE to have a colorful home like this. We would be looked at funny in Arizona if we did this.

Wanted to post a few pics of the houses in SC (Columbia, outside Fort Jackson). I found the neighborhoods to be beautiful.

Gotta love a home with a front porch!

Beautiful. Most of these homes have a lake behind them.
I would love to live here. So green!

Had to get the shot of the American Flag! :)

Doesn't it look like a doll house? :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Butternut Street Link up!

Airing My Dirty Laundry

I'm linking up today.

It's OKAY that I am not getting as much housework done.  The kids are happy, so who cares!

It's OKAY that I miss my Army soldier so much.  I feel like I'm grieving. :(

It's OKAY that I am not able to work currently.  My mental health is more important.

It's OKAY that I'm waking up at 3 a.m. every day. I will catch up on sleep some day. ha!

Why don't you link up?  I did! Just found this gal's blog. And love it. Raw. Real. Just what the doctor ordered!