Friday, November 25, 2011

Hi Everyone,

Once again I'm asking for some advice...p-l-e-a-s-e (lol). 

The pictures below are of a lotion that I found and purchased of my all time favorite shopping spots...Goodwill!!!

This is actually a brand of lotion that I have read about, but found to be a little pricey for I was so excited to have found this at Goodwill...paid $1.99 for it.

However, there aren't any instructions given on the bottle and I haven't been able to find this same bottle anywhere yet on the web.

I took a close up of the bottle so you could clearly see the name ... and it says:

Skin Lotion (Rich) does look more like a toner, but I have found this brand to have some "whitening" lotions and other lotions that look the same as this lotion does, but they are in a different type bottle and, of course, do not say "skin lotion (rich)" as this bottle does.
I even thought that perhaps it was perfume (even though the label clearly says it's lotion), and it does have a wonderful scent, however, when applied to the skin, the scent disappears.

If anyone could advise me on this...I would be so grateful as I LOVE this find of mine and would love to be able to use this lotion.  From what I've read about Shiseido, this brand is suppose to work wonders for those fine lines and!!! (lol)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Whew!  Hello everyone from dreary, rainy Indiana.  I'm so sorry it's been so long since I've posted and since I've sent out a newsletter.  But...I have good news.  I'll be sending out a newsletter soon...and I thought I'd post a few pics of one of the new patterns.  This is Rag-a-Muffin & Her Raggedy Quilt.  Rag-a-Muffin has hair made of rags and her very own raggedy star quilt.  I loved designing her and hopefully you will all enjoy making her.

Now...I do have a favor to ask of all of you.  I have something very special I'd like to make for my hubby for Christmas.  I recently came across 3 old pictures of his father...whom he adored.  Now you have to understand how rare and how very unlikely it is that I came across these pictures.  Bob's mother had Alzheimer's and consequently threw away anything and everything that had any personal value at all.  I pictures of the family...AT ALL.  No pictures of Bob and his brother when t hey were school projects of theirs...nothing.  I do have a few pics of Bob though...very few.  But...they do happen to coincide with these pictures I found of his dad....and what I want to do is to put the pictures together.  Sorry...I'm sure there's a technical term for it...but I don't know it.  

I have a picture of Bob's dad in his army uniform...and I also have a few pictures of Bob in Viet Nam in his uniform.  I have a picture of his Dad playing the guitar and I have a picture of Bob playing the guitar.  I want to put the two army pictures together and the two guitar pictures together to appear as though he and his dad are in the same picture.  Do you know what I mean? I know there's software you can purchase that will produce what I want...but I have no idea what it's called?...where to go to look? idea at all.  And...the cheaper the better as I also want to get these matted and framed professionally.

So...please guys.  Your help, advice, ideas...would be so appreciated.  So if you can help me out at all...just drop me a note

Blessings everyone,

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Hello everyone,

I have to apologize for not writing sooner. There are times when life just gets in your way...ya know what I mean? (lol)

First I want to thank everyone for including my family in their prayers. I do believe in the miracle of prayers and so far things are pretty good.

I do have a few announcements for everyone. First; I have 3 sewing machines and one by one they've broke down; the third one just went down recently. So until I can get them into the shop, I will have to put a hold on my patterns. And..if that wasn't enough, my digital camera went down also meaning that I can't put any pictures up on my site, in the newsletter, etc. So I will need to replace that some how or get this old one working before I can put out another newsletter. This only means that my next newsletter may be a month or two late...but I will be back.

For you animal lovers out there, let me introduce you to Woody and Poco. Bob and I did a little animal rescue yesterday. We found the two little furbabies pictured above at a kill animal shelter 1 hour away. Both are rat terrier mixes. The first one is Woody. Woody was a senior with cataracts and was very thin. Our first visit to the vet, however, revealed that this sweet little one was more ill than anyone thought. Cuddled snugly and safely in my arms, this little one crossed over the Rainbow Bridge knowing how it felt to be loved at least once in his life.

The second picture is of Poco (means little). Our veterinarian estimates his age at about 4 months, and he was surprisingly healthy...if a little thin. Unfortunately though we haven't been able to get him to eat. He started to eat once and one of the other dogs growled at him and we haven't been able to get him to eat anything substantial since. He has eaten a few treats, but nothing more. He also has diarrhea. Now I know from the many furbabies we've adopted over the years, that diarrhea is not unusual as their tummies need to adjust to the new food, etc.

We've tried people food, baby food, puppy food, etc. I even bought some pet gravy and poured it over his dry food...still he didn't eat. If he doesn't eat by tomorrow, back to the vet we go. So....keep this little one in your prayers please. He's just the sweetest little thing....and in just 2 days he and I have bonded very deeply. If anyone has any all means drop me a note.

That's all of my news. I hope everyone is having a great evening.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Asking for Prayers Again...Please!!!

The e-mails I received wishing me well and promising prayers were so kind and so-o-o appreciated. I am feeling better....thank you. The most they've found so far are a few vitamin deficiencies . I do have an EEG scheduled for the 22nd.

I do so believe in the miracle of I am once again asking for your prayers. This time for my mother. She lives so far away...she's in Arizona and I'm in Indiana. Now in her 80's, her health has always been very good. Now....they found a spot on one of her kidneys which, even without testing, they are calling cancer. At the time though (a few days ago), they didn't seem to concerned....they were going to remove that portion of that kidney and start her on radiation.

Now....they did a bone scan but avoided giving us the results. Instead they did x-rays of her legs. They're telling us that all the results 0f all the tests should be in on Tuesday and they were discuss everything with us then.

Because of personal issues, I am unable to be with my mother. My sister (Kathy) is there....doing what she can. Please pray for strength for her.

My husband (Bob), who works midnights, came home at 1 a.m. this morning....sick. My husband NEVER takes off work for being sick. And....the last time he was this ill he ended up in the hospital. More prayers for him please.

And...I looked down at my hand about an hour ago and just realized that the main diamond in my wedding ring is that a bad sign do you think???

Nothing is looking up at the moment and even though I am an optimistic by's getting harder and harder to hold on to.

****Pause****telephone rings.

Okay...just spoke with my mother and she sounds pretty good. Hopefully she's not overly optimistic and that her "up" mood rightly expresses what really is going on. Hate being so far away. But....we have tried, are trying, and will continue to try to get them to move back to Indiana. So luck.

Thanks very much,

Monday, May 9, 2011

Need Prayers Please

Good evening everyone from Muncie, Indiana where it is finally sunny and the rain....thank the Dear Lord....has finally stopped, lol.

I'm writing to ask a big favor of everyone. I need to ask for prayers.

Last Thursday I had a black out spell. Since then I've had an abnormal MRI scan, according to the doctor who just called a few minutes ago, and I have to schedule to see a neurologist ASAP.

Now those who know me know I am "forever optimistic" and this occasion is no different. I'm sure this is going to turn out just fine in the end, but on the other hand I'm not smarty always ask for prayers.

Thank you all so very much for your kind emails regarding both my stolen pattern and my fight against puppy mills. You all never fail to bring a smile to my are all so very much appreciated.



Monday, May 2, 2011

Help me stop puppy mill cruelty


Having spent her entire life up to now in a cage and blind in one eye, Star had never felt the sun on her face, the grass under her feet, or the kindness of humans.

Help me stop puppy mill cruelty. Click on the picture and scroll down towards the bottom of the page; read Star's story.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Stolen Pattern

Once again, I have discovered a pattern of mine that has been compromised. Changed slightly by another artist and then claimed as their own and put up for sale. I have to say "I just really don't understand."

Since my site went to a completely free pattern site, I have received the SWEETEST thank you emails from so many of you. Those emails have meant the world to me. I will usually keep them for several months and will go over them; reading them again, and again, and again because they bring a smile to my face.

I'm not mad....not at all, I'm just so terribly hurt. I feel as if I've been used...and I feel taken advantage of. I really DO NOT want to shut my site down, but I will if I feel I have no choice.

Please don't assume that since I give my patterns away freely, that there was not a lot of hard work that went into them.... because there was.

Please...please respect me and respect my work.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

June Newsletter

Hi everyone....

My does time seem to be passing faster and faster.
Well the June newsletter is finished and ready. When I think of June I always think of a June bride. Perhaps because I was a June I just had to include a bridal pattern. Included in the newsletter is also a wedding picture of mine as well as a little short story of an event that happened at my wedding. Curious?

I do want to thank everyone who took a minute or two to drop me a note and vote about the doll pattern. I heard you all...and when I took a moment to really look at the Annie Blue Eyes doll I realized that you were all right...none of the patterns I was trying to select one from just simply weren't right for this pattern. So....I created a new pattern which seems to compliment Annie Blue Eyes much better. I hope you all agree.

Click on the picture to download the newsletter.

Have a great day everyone,

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Help me choose a pattern.

Happy Easter everyone. I hope you all had a fun day filled with lots of Easter egg hunts and parades.

I have a favor to ask all of you. The pictures above are of a new pattern for the next newsletter (Annie Blue Eyes). I have two patterns, one of which I would like to include with Annie Blue Eyes in the same pattern....however, I can't decide which one I like the most.

Would you all please take a moment to look at the pictures here and drop me an email at and let me know if you like the small pillowcase doll or the prim doll.

Thanks much everyone for the help. Check back around the first of May for the next newsletter and to find out which pattern was voted in by all of you.


Sunday, April 10, 2011

May Newsletter

Hi Everyone,

Can you believe that May is already here? Here in Indiana it's warming up and I'm lovin it. Anyway, the May newsletter is finally completed. I had some family emergencies but everything is great now. Enjoy the newsletter.

Click on the picture to download the newsletter


Friday, March 4, 2011

Crafting with Lillie Mae's, April Newsletter

The April newsletter is ready; here's a preview of the NeW PaTtErNs. Click on the picture to download the newsletter. ENJOY!!!

Blessings Everyone,

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Crafting with Lillie Mae's, February Newsletter

Hi everyone,

Hope everyone is having a great New Year so far. The February newsletter is finished so please come join us and grab your free patterns. There are 2 new patterns in this issue and 2 that I wasn't able to finish in time but should be finished and up on my site in the next couple of days.

Just click on the newsletter.

Blessings everyone,