"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27

Friday, July 21, 2017

Feline Friday

Oreo is hot!
Cuddly kitties!

How are you surviving the heat?


BTW I am super excited!  I just bought a brand new oven/stove with my first check from Pampered Chef!  I made pecan tassies in it the first thing.  Here is the recipe:  https://www.pamperedchef.com/pws/mshaymo/recipe/Desserts/American/Pecan+Tassies/9673

I would love for you to like my Pampered Chef FB page please!  It is a great way to keep up with sales, recipes, and more!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Quilt Guild

I had quilt guild last Thursday.  These are the finished purses from my class I took.  She is offereng another class next week for those who could not come before.
 This is Ellen, the teacher, with a purse she made.
 Here is one of the beautiful quilts that were shared, I thought I had taken more pictures but they were blurred!
I am on the program committee for the new year to help with the new programs this year.  This is something totally new for me!

I'm glad i found a local quilt guild!


Friday, July 14, 2017

Feline Friday Cats on Quilts

I have not had much time to sew, but I am determined to get this quilt done so I moved it to the living room.  (Excuse the mess!)  My cats sure do like having it in there!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

New Purse

I finally have a finish!  We had a sewing day and Ellen helped us make this purse last Saturday.  The pattern is Candice by Lazy Girl Designs.   A friend had given me a $15 gift card for Joann's, all I had to buy was the typewriter fabric and the pellon foam.  Everything else was in my stash.  So I spent $3 plus $2 for the big zipper at my LQS, Dogwood Quilting, and $2 for grey thread.
Ellen, on the left, was our teacher helping us make our purses.  Pat, on the right, made the pretty purse below.  I can't wait to see the finished purse tonight at quilt guild.  She used a heavy home deco fabric.
I didn't finish mine.  The inside of mine is pink.  I made my first inside pocket.

 I forgot to put interfacing on the linings, so my zipper was wonky.  Ellen is my neighbor and she made me redo the lining on Monday, LOL.

We used Pellon fusible foam to make it stiff.  I needed heavy interfacing for my pockets only to find out what I  had in my stash was not fusible.  I pulled out the glue stick!
I went to Ellen's house Wednesday morning and Tuesday morning to finish my purse.  When I left yesterday, I had just a few things left, like top stitching the edge and adding the finished handles.  I had to put my machine at the edge fo the table to do the top stitching.
I wish I had made the pockets lie flat.  I thought I would give them room for more stuff, but it just made too much bulk inside.  It's a learning process.
Here is the back of my purse.
This purse is the perfect size for me to carry my agenda and when I get one, my tablet.  Making it a lot easier to carry business supplies when I do a Pampered Chef party for one of my hosts.  I am really happy with it!  My husband even said "that looks like a professional purse!"  The front is a pocket!

Have you made this pattern?  I know Ellen said that she had changed some of the directions because she has made a lot of these purses for all of her relatives.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sewing with little girls - Pillowcases

Last week we finished our pillowcases, my girls were so excited!  I have two ten year olds and an eleven year old in my class.  They picked out their material and brought it to class.  
Here is Alayna with her pillow case.  I'm not sure you can see the cute anchors on the blue and the pink fabric.

 Her mom helped her with finishing it at the end of class.
 Caitlyn made hers out of fleece, what a cozy choice!
 Zoe did a super job on her pillow case too!
They don't have to worry about losing their pillows at sleepovers now!  I still need to make myself a pillow case!
Of course we can't sew without help from one of the cats, this time it was Custard.

I forgot to take pictures yesterday, but we got our fabric cut for library bags and will finish them next week.

What is your favorite project for beginning sewing?  Next we will make a half apron, anyone have a super simple tutorial?

Have a great day!

July is an awesome month to host a Pampered Chef party.  You get double rewards and can get 60% off a rockcrok which is my favorite pan.  It can go in the microwave, oven, slowcooker, on a grill, the top of the stove, and under a broiler.  Also the fridge and freezer.  It can withstand heat up to 725 degrees!  Guest orders get a free mix and scrape with an order of $75 or more!  Want to make some extra money?  Then join my team and get a free ice cream maker and ice cream sandwich maker.  Just ask me how!  Here is my website  https://www.pamperedchef.com/pws/mshaymo
You can also help me out by following my business page.  facebook.com/MissyShayMO
Or call me at 417-543-5642

Friday, July 7, 2017

Feline Friday

 I have a lot of cat pictures to share today!  I hope you are ready for an extra dose of cuteness!
Cupcake wanted a belly rub!  She has such a fat belly!
 Muffin thinks the Papasan chair is his!  He sits and waits for whomever to get up then he is right back in his chair.
 Look what came in the mail!  Pampered Chef sure has some cute kitties!  Custard doesn't quite fit though.
 Oreo was helping me fill out my agenda for Pampered Chef parties.  I do not have any parties scheduled after July 15.  I would love to have a Facebook, catalog, or live cooking show party with you!
They love the fresh catnip on the deck!

What kind of pet do you have?


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Sad News

I have terrible news from Facebook.  Renee from Sewn With Grace passed away last night.  I do not have any details about what happened.  She had fallen and broken one leg and sprained the other ankle I believe.  She had surgery on her leg a few weeks ago.  I don't know if this had anything to do with it.
Renee was a very sweet woman and long time Sew Sweet Bee sister.  She will be very missed in the blogging world, on Instagram, and Facebook.  She has touched many lives.  She had a great testimony for God.
Please pray for her family during this time of loss.


Monday, July 3, 2017

Apron Strings Quilt Block

I am late on June's Sew Sweet Bee block, but only three days!  I do like this block a lot!  She wanted thirties prints, but this was all I had.  Dori from The Red Feedsack gave each of us a different block from The Farmgirl Vintage book by Lori Holt to make.  I'm glad she gave me this block since I love aprons!
 This is my favorite tool for making half square triangles.  I recommend that everyone get one!
 I had helpers also.  Since I have not had time to quilt on this quilt, I'm glad Pippi is still able to use it!
 Cupcake, Oreo, and Custard were enjoying the breeze from the windows above the cutting table.
I procrastinate sewing, but once I actually start, I love it and don't want to stop!

What have you been up to?


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sewing Class

I started a sewing class st my house.  I am teaching three little girls how to sew.  Our first project was a simple pin cushion and they were super excited to have sewn something!
 I make them thread their own machine at the beginning of class.  I want it to become second nature to them.  It's going slow right now, but that is okay.  Next week we are making pillow cases next week.
I made the best homemade macaroni in cheese yesterday.  I hate food cooked in the microwave, but this was delicious!  My deep covered baker makes a huge difference!
You can see the video with the recipe here:   https://www.facebook.com/MissyShayMO
Question.  These girls are ten and eleven years old.  Are they too young to use a rotary cutter?  Should I cut the pillow cases before class with my rotary cutter or let them cut ti out with scissors, or teach them to use the rotary cutter?  What do you think?


Monday, June 19, 2017

Sew Sweet Bee, Embroidery, and Retreats!

 In case you forgot what I look like since it has been so long since I blogged!
I finally finished May's Sew Sweet Bee Block, I feel so bad being sooo late on it.
This block is for Donna, it is her pattern that you can find here.
She wanted 30's print.

 This was my "oops" moment!
Of course Pippi had to help!

My sewing room is a mess right now since I have not had time to clean it or sew.  I am teaching a sewing class for three little girls, I keep forgetting to take pictures, and I have them set up in the basement.  I just borrowed Alayna's sewing machine real quick to make my block.
My husband bought me the solar flamingo for my car!

 Pat, a lady from my church, was kind enough to help me do embroidery on my new Pampered Chef apron.  I thought it needed something extra.
It is hard to see in the picture, but we put my name in pink at the top, and a flower in the corner.  I also added some ric-rac.
 I went to a ladies retreat a couple of weeks ago and forgot my jacket.  My quilt was a good substitute!
This was our bunks where we slept.  I had to bring a quilt of course!  This is one my grandmother made.

 Cupcake packed herself.
 Then Oreo packed himself.  But I had to leave them both behind.
I have been busy setting up my new Pampered Chef business.  I love selling Pampered Chef and my favorite parts are the cooking shows at people's houses.  If you live within an hour of Ava, MO I can do a show for you.  I also do Facebook parties and will do at least one live demo during the show.  I can do fundraisers, bridal showers, freezer workshop meals, and more!
My website is pamperedchef.com/pws/mshaymo
Business email is mopcmissy@gmail.com

You can always help me out by liking and following my business page on FB too!

Thank you everyone, do you have a favorite quilt you take when you travel?


"Oh taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him." Psalm 34:8

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