Trading Up?…

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As I sewed the borders on the 2011 Butterfly quilt last night, my mind began to consider….

I had just finished the Jacob’s Ladder quilt and had pinned the label on the back to be sewn down.  I set it aside and began sewing the borders on the butterfly quilt.  

I thought to myself… “now I need a machine that could do a little bit of embroidery… that way I can stitch out my labels instead of writing them out with permanent marker…”

This of course is added to the wish list I have with a long arm quilting machine on it.    But seriously… got to thinking about it… I think I’ll search for a sewing machine that I can use for sewing and just a little bit of embroidery. 

The long arm quilting machine is still on the list… that one I will have plan and budget for. 🙂


Alderwood Quilts is having their March giveaway.  You could win a copy of  Weekend Wonders by Pamela Mostek.  Sue will select a winner on April 1st.

Blushing Rose is having a CSN giveaway.  You could win a $45 gift certificate to this online store.  Marydon says the giveaway will end on March 17th.

Quilty Habit is having a giveaway.  You could win 4 adorable hand made magnet made by Jessica.  This giveaway ends Saturday, March 12.


For easy instruction on how to make the Jacob’s Ladder block… 
go to the Quilt Pattern tab at the top of the page. 


Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 
Ephesians 1:2

God bless and keep you,


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I'm a happily married mom of two, living in Arkansas and selling AVON. Both of my children are grown and in college. I often wonder where the time went. I never thought I'd have blog but when blogs came along, I jumped on board. That just goes to show one doesn't know what the future holds. I was born in 1967 but my life truly began in 1996. That is the year I realized I need God in my life. That is the year I asked Jesus Christ into my life. So, you will see, as you follow my blog, there will be mention of God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit from time to time. I can't live without sharing that part of my life. I like to go to flea markets and visit antique shops and I usually find something to take home with me. I'm fairly new at crocheting. I tried to learn to crochet in my twenties but I didn't have left handed instructions. I could do it right handed but it was hard for me to keep my stitches consistent. Then a few years ago a left handed friend of mine gave me a book with left handed crocheting instructions and I learned to crochet. My first quilt was in done in 2001. Money was tight and I wanted to give my husband something nice. So I decided to make him a "blanket". Little did I know I would be hooked and still be making quilts years later. I'm starting my hand at scrapbooking and watercoloring. We will see how that goes. :) I update my AVON page each week with a special deal, so be sure to check it out. Well, that's a little about me. Hope you enjoy my blog and follow me on this journey.

6 thoughts on “Trading Up?…”

  1. Linda, Thanks for becoming a follower!

    I hope I can find a machine that I want and can afford. I know I will, I just have to keep looking until I find the one for me. 🙂


  2. I would love a long arm machine but don't see that happening in my future. There are many inexpensive embroidery machines out there – perhaps you can even find a used one so you can create your personal labels.


  3. I completely understand…

    I will have to add on to my house or buy a bigger one when I get a long arm machine. lol

    I have done a little research on a new sewing machine with embroidery capability. I think I am going to have to save up or cut back on some of my spending now to get one. 🙂 It will be worth it.


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