Thursday, May 29, 2014

Edith and the Vacuum

As I clean my house, I notice that my vacuum is out all day. Sometimes I move it from room to room but usually it's in a very conspicuous place. I walk over it and around it all day. Every time I do, I think about feng shui. I read up on it one time & it says that when you have to walk over something, it disrupts your flow. (Pretty sure my flow was disrupted before the vacuum thing). Every time my dad comes over to visit, he says, "you're just like my mom, she left her vacuum out all the time".  So I started wondering what else I did like my grandma. I save things. My grandma, Edith, saved EVERYTHING! Plastic tubs, foil, cards, stamps, ice cream containers, etc. I have a hard time throwing things away. So if I'm ever in a "throwing away" mood, I keep going because I know it won't last long & I take it straight to the garage for goodwill. Edith was more scatter-brained and not a perfectionist at all. She loved to gossip & reminded me of those women in Music Man. You know the ones who pick-a-little, talk-a-little? She loved to garden and could touch her hands flat to the floor without bending her knees. She was also a mouth kisser! I miss her.
Now my Grandma Helen was opposite of Edith. She loved sewing. She made beautiful quilts. She was more of a perfectionist. She was tiny & petite & loved being in the garden too. She was a singer & I remember her singing duets with my grandpa. She saved things too but they were all organized & put in the perfect sized containers. She also loved to do crafts. I learned sewing from her but I never finished my lessons because I realize now that I didn't learn the secrets to "finishing" the tiny details.
I miss her too.
Lately I've been sewing. I LOVE to buy & cut the fabric & sew the main pieces together. I don't really like to finish the item, but I do. It's not perfect. In fact, far from it. I've made a few quilts & now I'm making little girls peasant dresses. Every thing I sew, I sew with love. I always imagine who will use it or wear it. So while they are not perfectly sewn, they are sewn with lots of love.
I love my grandmas & what they taught me. I love the differences in their own unique personalities.
Here are some of my dresses. My daughter in law sells them for me on instagram.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Hi Friends,
Looking for a Winter Project???

 2nd Annual Legwarmer Drive
Because of your generous donations last year,
I am again collecting Leg Warmers to be donated to a Childrens Hospital.
Last year we collected over 250 pairs of Leg Warmers.
These were given to Doernbecher Childrens Hospital in Portland OR.
They are used for leg coverings & are perfect because the childs feet are left
free for any needles or monitors. They also used them to cover IV’s on arms.
The hospital nurses loved them & gave them to the children to put a bit of cheer in the dreary Hospital rooms.
Why Leg Warmers?

This is from my daughter, Tiffany's, blog......
My precious 2 year old, Ollie, fought the last hours of his too short life in a hospital.
I did not like the fact that it was so cold & sterile & he had nothing on but his diaper under the blanket. Even though this is a small thing, it may help comfort someone.
We will donate them on June 21st, 2014 in honor of Ollie’s Birthday.
If you would like to help, here are some ways:
~You can knit or crochet a pair of legwarmers.
~You can sew a pair from long knee socks.
~You can donate the long knee socks & we’ll sew them.
~You can donate $ & we will buy them.
~Please share this on your social media & with family & friends.
These will be donated to a hospital in Utah this year.
Please have them to me anytime from now to June 14th, 2014.
Ship to: Tiffany Hebb
1984 North 320 West
Orem, UT 84057

Things to Know:
~Sizes needed...Infant-teen
~Any color is fine...bright colors are more appealing
~Material should be free from smoke and pet hair
Additional Information can be found at
Thank you so much!
Love, Tiffany

Saturday, January 4, 2014

WOW! where do I start? lots of time gone by. I have some great, new, news. I have another grandson!!! But before I tell you about him, I need to update you on a couple other things. My son got married to a wonderful girl. It was a forever kind of day!

Jessie & Cody

All the Girls

The whole family together (yeah, I'm hugging my son with my neck, I know, weird but I was happy!
Poppy & Grammy
Speaking of Poppy,
I got to stay with her for 7 weeks in Oregon. Her mama was in the hospital on bed rest. 

Poppy & Scruffy

Her daddy did her hair, in the picture with the turquoise cute!
things she loves

She is nicknamed "Honey Badger" for a reason

Now...Meet Loxxley Koa Kai Hebb 
He was born at only 28 weeks old. He was without amniotic fluid for 7 weeks! I didn't know a baby could survive without any amniotic fluid. Somehow, this tiny, 2 lb. miracle babies' lungs were developed. He is pretty much breathing on room air with no oxygen. He is on a cpap machine which hopefully will be gone in a couple of weeks. I haven't got to hold & snuggle him yet, but soon & I can't wait! He's our little miracle! YAY! We didn't get one with Ollie darn it. but we're so thankful for our tough Loxxley. He's 8 weeks old today & hanging in there & growing. What a wonderful manifestation of love! kisses & hugs to my Loxxley & his mama & daddy.

1st time his mama held him


I sure miss this little man. This was our 2nd Christmas without him. My little Angel Ollie.
I love you forever

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

 Tiffany's dear friend, Rachel, had her company make these special Ties to honor Ollie, my grandson who passed away. We are approaching the 1 year mark on March 24th & it is something we wish we never had to face. But thanks to friends who make our burden easier to bear.
Theses ties are so cute & perfect, especially for Easter. You can order here & read the story behind the Ollie Ties.
Praying for all the grandparents who love their grandchildren. 
I love you.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Clothes for Poppy

I forgot these 3 outfits I made when she was just a 
tiny little thing.

Clothes for Poppy

Here they are....a few summer dresses for Poppy. I'm not a very good seamstress but I love to sew. My grandmother was an amazing seamstress. Everything I know, I learned from her. I miss her. 
So grandma Helen, these are for you!

I had to show a close-up of the button-hole. It's not that great but hey, I didn't have to unpick it this time.
I love these sweet little prints. 
Especially the ladybugs & the birds.
Now the true test...will they fit?
I'm not sure, I wish I had my little Poppy close so I could test them myself but her momma will have to do that & take some pics for me. BTW, I got all these patterns off the internet...FREE. If you would like the sites I got the patterns from, just comment below & I'll send you the link. Have a beautiful day!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

busy. busy

Ive got a new post coming shortly.....I've been busy sewing clothes for my grandaughter, Poppy....stop by later (maybe tomorrow)