Sewing Machine Gardening

Pomegranate Quilt by

Sewing machine gardening is what you do when digging in the dirt is not an option. While recuperating from my recent two year battle with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, I’m focusing on home projects that don’t take as much energy. Today I laid out the material for this quilt. I will keep you posted on the progress. It will go in my family room.


Poppy’s By Design in Blowing Rock NC is Christmas decked out in wonder

 Poppy’s By Design in Blowing Rock, NC is Christmas decked out in wonder for old and young alike. I take all my guest to see them.

 Every square inch is packed full of magical moments and ideas to be packed up and recreated in your home. 100_3088

Lots of red and white seem to be the theme this season but not without adding that blue grassy softness that breaks up the tones and adds just the right amount of softness.



Hey….look…..a giant snowman or several hiding in every corner. 100_3091

and did you see the visions of sugar plums…….100_3092

You must see their oil candles made here in the USA. or…..enhance a painting that you might already have…..or better yet…take this one home….100_3104

there is still pletny of autumn deals throughtout the store and many of us like to leave out our fall decorating in the lower south till about mid December…so Poppy’s has something for everyone.


They really do look beautiful in every season with exceptional floral arrangements made custom or bought right off the rack. visit Poppy’s By Design in Blowing Rock, NC or visit their Facebook page100_3093

Tippy Stockton $100 Shopping Gift Certificate Announcement

And the winners are:

$100 Gift Certificate – Lisa Rankin
Ginger Earrings – Sue G.
Spice Earrings – Kathy Ivie

Congratulations to all three of you. I received my order today and the packaging was just as creative as the jewelry. Every design feature of the Tippy Stockton Jewelry company is quality and geared toward customer service.

Winners please contact Patricia from her website @ Tippy Stockton Jewelry

For those who didn’t win, Tippy Stockton Jewelry is offering a 20% off coupon. Use code TIPPY20.  Coupon ends 10/31/12

See our giveaway introduction Here and Here

Thank you to all the participants and those who visited my website. It is a real honor to promote and feature Tippy Stockton Jewelry. jewelry modern vintage handmade jewelry

$100 Gift Card Vintage Bohemian Jewelry Giveaway

Autumn $100 Gift Card Vintage Bohemian Jewelry Giveaway with Tippy Stockton Jewelry

Three giveaways in all by ‘liking’ the TippyStocktonJewelry Facebook page and  leaving your comment here you are entered to win one of the three; $100 gift card, one pair of Filigree earrings in ginger, or one pair of Filigree earrings in spice. 

Vintage Bohemian classic retro jewelry is hot right now and you’ll enjoy the creations of Tippy Stockton Jewelry. Just in time for the crisp weather predicted with the changing of the seasons or just because the colors are keen to the slant of the sun~~~ head over to the site and see how her creations will complete your holiday, tailgate, or festive wardrobe. Before you go, read the rules for the giveaway which takes place right here at the blog. So pleased to promote Tippy Stockton Jewelry!

Patricia Kelly Mackey is offering a spicy autumn $100 Gift Card to one of the visitors to this site. The gift card is free to use for any item at

By ‘liking’ the Tippy Stockton Jewelry Facebook page and leaving your name in the comments below, you’ll be entered to win the $100 gift card vintage Bohemian jewelry giveaway.

There will be two additional drawings for the Filigree earrings pictured above in ginger or spice. Two more lucky winners! 

To be entered, head over and ‘like’ TippyStocktonJewelry on Facebook and leave your comment here at the blog. Contestants names will be chosen at random and verified as ‘liking’ the TippyStocktonJewelry Facebook page.

Winners will be announced in approximately one week. Thank you for visiting both the and sites. 

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