Sunday, November 3, 2013

Yesterday, my daughters and I participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer's.  My two grand daughters came along - though they were lucky enough to either ride in the stroller or walk on Aunt Nikki's shoulders.  It rained for almost the whole walk but it was worth it.  My team made $500 and it looks like the entire walk made an estimated $67,000 with more coming in through the end of the month.  I'm very proud of my girls and how on such short notice did so well.
Here a a few pictures from the walk.
This first is of my daughter Nikki and grand daughter Sydney, who is turning two today.
This second is a group shot of daughter Stephanie, d-i-l Kayla (though she is more a daughter!), Sydney, Nikki, me, and if you look in the stroller, you'll see little Sloan's head popping out.
The third is of Kayla, Sydney, Nikki, and Sloan.
The walk was a real blessing to all of us, and even though it poured almost the whole time, nothing could stop the walkers!
Next year, I'll be more prepared...I hope to make a quilt and some cross stitch items to sell and raffle off.
Thanks for sharing and please, if you have time, visit
to learn more about this and maybe next year, you'll be walking too!

Monday, October 14, 2013



A very hard concept. It happens everyday. Maybe sometimes more than once a day.

There are many places of rejection – work, school, family, friends, clubs, groups, etc.
There are many types of rejection – you're not good enough, you're not funny enough, you're not serious enough, you're not pretty enough...

You're not enough....

If you're wondering why I'm posting this, it's because I was rejected today. Now, you must realize it really wasn't that big a thing and countless people are rejected for much bigger reasons. I wanted to join a certain group. Today, I got my “rejection notice”. There was no explanation. It was a form letter – or in this case, a form email. So, I considered why I was rejected. They haven't seen me so it wasn't because of what I look like...they did know how old I was so maybe I wasn't young enough. Maybe they didn't like the fact that I'm politically incorrect - the name of my blog ;-).  If you quilt, you've heard of the quilt police.  Substitute any craft and add police.  Substitute anything and add police.

Whatever the reason I was rejected.

No, it's not a serious rejection but it got me to thinking about rejection in general – and specifically.

We'll never be good enough Christians...but what's truly wonderful is that we don't have to be. Christ was rejected. He continues to be rejected. He will be rejected until He returns. But, He doesn't reject us when we come to Him.

And we're not the Jesus police, people. That's not our job.

So, no matter if a certain church has rejected you because of _________(fill in the blank), remember Christ loves you and will not reject you. If someone has rejected you because you're not ________ enough (fill in the blank again), Jesus won't. It's that simple.

Jesus is enough (cue BarlowGirl here)....and so are we.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Here are pictures of the fabric I promised yesterday - my apologies for being late with these...
These four fat quarters are $1 only one per color.
 These four are also $1 each but there are two per color.
 These fat quarters are $.75 - a bit less in quality that the first two pictures.

This is a container 9"x7"x6" full of these - part of a ufo ;-)  I'm asking $2.50 (does not include container)
 This container (same size as above) is full of 2"x 2" squares - $2 - does not include container.
 This is a box of Christmas fabric and Christmas panels - $10 for all.
I do have more fabric - in fact, a lot more.  Too much to picture.  So, I will be selling the fabric by the pound in multiple colors $2 per pound.  I will try to select something that interests you if you have a preference.
Please remember that all monies from this goes to the Walk to End Altzheimer's except for postage if needed.
If you have any questions, please contact me at my email addy.  Those of you who attend church with me, I will gladly bring all of it to church so you can see it.
Thank you for considering helping us out.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

I have added some patterns to the group of "quilty" things that I am selling to help raise money for our Walk to End Alzhiemer's.  All patterns with the exception of one are $3 plus postage.  The candle mat (Bareroots) is $3.50 because all of the wool is there to make it.

Again, if you have any questions, please let me know.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Good Morning!
As most of you know, my daughters (Stephanie, Nikki and Kayla) and I are participating in the Walk To End Alzheimer's. My mother has Alzheimer's as does a friend who has early onset. I'm holding an online fundraiser for this – my girls each plan something else – in order to raise money. I am selling some of my quilting books right now and will be selling fabric and other reading books later during October.
Right now, here is a listing of what I am selling...
Classic Table Runners by House of White Burches - like new
500 Full-Size Patchwork Patterns by Maggie Malone – used - good
Orion's Star by Eleanor Burns – like new
Christmas at Bear's Paw Ranch by Eleanor Burns – like new
Here is a picture of them...
All I ask is a generous :-) donation for our cause plus shipping. If you would like one of these or if you have a question, please email me at stargatefan 54 @ comcast .net - without the spaces :-)
 If you want to donate directly and pay me for the postage, go to... 

2013 Walk to End Alzheimer's

Type in Grammie's Team. Thank you so much for supporting us!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

It's been three years....

since I posted on my other blog. I'm still politically incorrect. But, here I am with another. Lucky you - you get to follow the trials and tribulations of a politically incorrect grandmother - late 50's - who loves what she does - takes care of the grand kids (3 total) - home schools the oldest grand child - quilts, cross stitches and pretty much causes mayhem and eye rolling where ever she goes. That's pretty much my intro and for those who don't know me, you will... :-) Since last my last blog... a lot has happened. Dh lost his job - 2x - when Cypress Gardens closed twice. I worked for Michael's for awhile. When my hours got cut, I went to work for Wal-mart for about 1 1/2 years...first as a people greeter then working in the sewing/fabric/craft section. In between all of that I developed Fibromyalgia and the start of arthritis in my knees and other places. Wal-mart "graciously" transferred me to stationary and home furnishings because there were ladies who couldn't do heavy lifting due to arthritis and Fibro. Yeah...I had it too but so what. ;-/ So, anyway, I was told had to get on my hands and knees and clean under the gondolas regularly. Also, at that time, Stephanie needed me to come north to help with her grand kids (long story) so I took leave which turned into leaving the company. Yea, I was devastated I had to leave - LOLOLOL! - oh...excuse me. So, I now care for the kids on a weekly basis. Dh is now working at Legoland Florida as Procurement Specialist. A fancy way of saying if you need it, you have to order it through him. He likes it. The grand kids like it too. So, that's me in a nutshell right now - everything is subject to change. I'll be posting a bit more frequently than before plus pics of the family...quilts, cross stitch...and just stuff in general. Hope you enjoy the journey.