Free Casserole Carrier Patterns From ALL FREE SEWING

Looks to me on this site a lot of great free patterns. I especially like these casserole carrier patterns. I will try some very soon and post pictures here.

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Happy New Year, Time Flies!

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler

We can try to fly only to good places in our lives.

Happy new Year



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Here is a lot of great scrappy projects from ALL FREE SEWING…    I just absolutely the items shown on their page and that we get them at no charge.


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In today’s world we hear “anything free is troubles. ” Well no so much true. On this site there are tons of free patterns DAILY.

Enjoy. Also I hope to blog more this year. I am involved in so much. Genealogy, my new Dream Machine I just bought. You know also the thing called LIFE!


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I Show The Good I Show The Bad!

Worked ALL DAY!!!!  On had a few moments of @%&()(&%#    One was at the very end after I turned the project inside out and realized the right side at the top caught in the lining and I refuse to start all over.

You know what??? It is my purse and I love it so it is fine with me. The next one IF THERE IS ONE..LOL  I am just tired and spouting off so pay me no mind!  Well the next one I am going to use regular lining. I believe that will work better than the thick fabric I used.

I started the project at 2:30 pm and with the exception of stopping for one hour making taco salads, (Deara came to dinner) I just finished and it is 9:30.  You know the first time you try anything there is always a bug and it takes longer. I read each paragraphs over and over to make sure I did not waste my day.

I guess in my book I am a “winner.”  I gave it a try and it worked all except one tiny bug and I like it anyway! You learn by your mistakes. If you could only see the scrap bag I have of quilting projects that got a good ^%#@#%^&*   and thrown in the scrap bag!  Trial and error!

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One More Down, Two More To Go!

One more design from the Floriani Floral Fantasy collection. The elephant.  Tomorrow after I change the needle and clean out the bobbin area I am going to finish two more. One will be the owl and I am not sure about the last one. I am debating on the peacock or frog.


This picture was taken before I pulled out the basting stitch.

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I Truly Believe In Sharing!


I am not a stingy person I never was a stingy kid and I refused to hold back info when I view it important and helpful to others.

This program is beyond words, Basic to Beautiful Stabilizer Techniques. This is by a great teacher Debbie Homer-Hofhines.  I can not believe how I stayed glued to this last evening. It was like the most informative instructional DVD I have ever watched in my life.

If you have it and you are a machine embroidery lover like I am beginning to be and you have not watched this you are missing a ton of help.

I was fortunate to attend a two day seminar where I purchased my machine and Debbie was the teacher. Very lovely lady with the most kind spirit and she has some of the most awesome items she has made over the years. She is very talented and helpful. I will be attending more classes from her when available in my area.

I think you probably could ask your Brother Dealer to get this for you, or they may have it in their stores. I did see some for sale online and always check with

Also on the back of the disk there is another address   I know what I will be doing tonight during shut down time. Watching these two disk again. I can not begin to tell you how much I learned last night!   I am taking over the embroidery world!!!! Just kidding but I am going to do my best to be the best of the best!

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Floriani Floral Fantasy Program

Yesterday I had to take my Dream Machine in to the shop. It was my fault. I broke a needle and then I put a new one in and did not get it up all the way probably and when I tried to use the automatic threader it bent the thing that threads. I will admit to my shortcomings!

I have had numerous eye surgeries in the last four years and my eyes are ok long distance but up close I can not see without readers and that tiny hole in the needle was getting smaller by the minute so I just loaded it up put it in the car took it to Huntsville, Al to Huntsville Sew and Vac where I purchased it.

I had over an hour drive and the service man fixed it for me while I was there and I am greatful for that. I shopped while he worked. I came home with the Floriani Floral Fantasy Program. It is packed full of designs I like.

I decided to open a pack of flour sack dishcloths I have and those things are almost big enough to go on top of my table for a cover. I decided to use one of those for the test on the program. I put the butterfly in the middle of the cloth and on all four corners I am going to add something different. So far I have added a cat. I really like the design and you can see in the pictures below how beautifully it stitches out. I am really enjoying all the Floriani products that I have. I think I will stick to this brand. Their thread is really great quality and so beautiful. I think in the future you will see a shirt full of these designs. This is my kind of thing.

I hope you are not getting tired of my posts. I am living a very happy dream with my Brother Dream Machine. It does not take a lot to make me happy and I am not one of these people that stay in the malls buying everything in sight. I do however like my sewing and my machines. I did leave two at Huntsville to be serviced that has never been used that I am going to offer for sale. I did want them serviced to make sure nothing was wrong even though they never been used. Sitting up sometimes will ruin a good thing. I will let you all know about those later.

I hope you enjoy the pictures. I am so proud. I have zero confidence. I am afraid of my shadow but this year I have come out of my shell, attending sewing classes, conferences, genealogy classes at Wallace State. You name it I may be involved. I was out after dark the other night in Hoover at Joanns taking a T-shirt quilt class. I have three more to attend. I really enjoyed it and the instructor. Two of the ladies in there were working on regular quilts and I enjoyed their company. I think someone has taken over my body! This is so not me out and about with people.

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I am not showing you the bobbins. You see that color slide. When it is time to change colors the machine will change to the color the pattern calls for so if you are not sure what the color you need is you can compare. You do not have to use the colors they suggest. You can edit and it will show those new colors. IMG_0089 IMG_0087 IMG_0095

I love my BABY!!!! IMG_0097

Do you know what this is?? A CAT. It will be going on one corner and the other three will have something different. I will show you tomorrow when I finish.IMG_0098 IMG_0099 IMG_0100 IMG_0101

I love my cat! I will show you more tomorrow. I am in love!! I am so glad Precious suggested that I buy it when I was telling him all it would do!

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