Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Teddy Bear Tea

You'd better watch out!

Santa Claus is coming to town!!

 Memories-loving them all!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Finally here and gone!

A few of the more than 500 pics from MY camera!

The Wedding Cake


                                                              The Happy Couple

The Really Happy Couple

                                                                          Parents of the Bride


Thursday, October 28, 2010

fun lighting....24/365

My niece took this photo of my new chandelier in my studio. I love it-I never would have taken a pic from this view and I think it's awesome!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"Bride To Be"

"Bride To Be", originally uploaded by suesueb.

Bachelorette party in Baton Rouge at Bistro Byronz. Fabulous food and great company!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

More birthday gifts!

For three sweet sisters whose birthdays are all in October!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Birthday sewing

I had time to quickly make this little gift for sweet great niece. Hope she loved it-I love her so much. She is the sweetest child!!

I used a tutorial I found on Sew Mama Sew submitted by LiEr at Ikat bag. I definitely will be making more of these. Fast and fun!!

Less than 2 months!

Friday, August 27, 2010


Good morning and Happy Pink Saturday to all! Today the pink group is sharing a link to lend a helping hand to a special cause. All comments will earn $1 and go to helping Guideposts and Katillac Shack donate another makeover. Kelee did a Miracle Makeover for Colette, someone in need of a beautiful place to heal. Please view the video and leave a comment here and every place you can!!

When I decide to do this with Beverly at How Sweet the Sound, I wasn't sure of what to write about or post. I was just going to do another pink post. Then this week an incident occurred that I want to share. My brother called to ask me for help in collecting clothes for a single dad and his kids who had lost all their belongings in a fire. The dad wears a large size and I didn't know anyone to call. I posted a note on facebook and decided to go to a local thrift shop to maybe find things. While there, my daughter called me about the post and I was telling her the details of the request. When I went to check out, the supervisor had overheard my conversation and told the clerk to give me all the clothes I needed. They even had pulled out some larger sizes that hadn't been put out yet. Just that small unselfish act reaffirmed my faith in the love and generosity of people.

I also collected some money so the family could go buy personal items. My brother and his wife came by last night to get everything and we talked a little more about what's needed. He's not sure where the family is even living right now so he said they need clothes and money for food more than anything. This weekend I'll be gathering more clothes for the kids and maybe some school supplies. I know I'll have help from others.

Please leave a comment here and at the other links to raise helping funds. Leaving you with a beautiful picture of flowers growing in the Rockies (another miracle) and a quote from Margaret Mead. I hope all of you have a wonderful, loving week!!

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; 
indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has."

Friday, July 30, 2010

Pink Saturday

Pink quartz walls in the capitol building in Denver, absolutely gorgeous! Each piece is so different and has so many hidden pictures in it!! I think I see a glorious bull dragon!

Georgia in her pink ballerina socks. She really loved them and danced all evening. Talk about a calf workout!

A quick little doll diaper made from scrap fabric. I need to make some smaller ones next time.

 Hope everyone has a wonderful pink day! Please take the time to visit some of the pink blogs with Beverly at How Sweet the Sound. A blog that I enjoyed reading last week was Valerie. Her crazy quilting is beautiful!

The weather here has been so hot with not too much rain around. Staying inside is not normally my style but it's hard to breathe out there! Great excuse for staying on the computer!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


I've been working on the wedding invitations for KT and D. It took all of us longer to decide the design than making them. Once I started, it was just a matter of doing so many each day. Of course, there's still the little touches to finish them. Unique, just like KT.

Response cards


And of course there's those Georgia mornings that keep me entertained and start my day.............

I'm not sure Sparkles is too excited about the attire but the entertainment factor is for us is high and she's quite the willing participant. She lives up to her name apparantly!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Pink Saturday

Happy Pink Saturday to all! (Sorry for posting so late, babysit last night and slept in) I wanted to share some more pictures from Denver today. Below is my niece posing with a Pomegranate lollipop from Hammond's Candy factory. The pretty pink of her cheeks really compliment the swirls of pink in the candy! We had a tour there on Thursday and really enjoyed ourselves. My favorite was watching them make and form the ribbon candy. And the candy canes!! So many flavors! If you've ever had a candy cane that has a cut edge instead of a rounded one, it was made here. Of course, we all had to buy lots of yummy goodies to bring home. 

This is one of the tiles in the lobby, I think it's so adorable! Maybe I could make some background paper with it for scrapbooking?

I also wanted to include some of Kacy's roses from her yard. This bush has the sweetest little flowers on it that smell so great. She said it's been so fun watching what is blooming next since they bought the house at the beginning of the year. While we were there a purple clematis starting blooming.

Now I need to publish this and start visiting all the lovely pink posts awaiting with Beverly. I'll have to come back to add another blog link for y'all-my brain too fuzzy for remembering right now. Hope everyone has a wonderful day!!

I wanted to add a link to visit from the pink blogs and found a wonderful one-Janis at Rust and Ruffles.
She has great pictures and also a great sense of humor!! And I love the name of her blog!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Rocky Mountain High

Got back from Denver, Colorado on Saturday night and just finished editing all the photos. It was a beautiful place with wonderful weather. The first night we were greeted with a rainbow looking from the backyard of Kacy and Kevin's house. A sign of gorgeous, God made beauty.

With the sun down and cooler temperatures, a fire was lit and we toasted marshmellows for Smores. I'd never had one before and I really enjoyed it.

I've been through the Smoky Mountains quiet a few times but these mountains are so different. The overwhelming feeling of being so small in comparison. I learned that "America the Beautiful" was inspired and written from these views. I can see why.

The above view was taken from Pike's Peak. It was so cold and windy up there. Unfortunately, I found out I get altitude sickness (even though I wore a patch). I snapped a couple of pictures on the way back to the Cog train from the summit house.

The picture below was taken on the way down from the train station through the Garden of the Gods. We stopped at several places to enjoy the views and play up on the rocks.

What amazed me so much was the flowers that were blooming among the rocks. The colors were so vibrant!

Will post more photos this Saturday. See you then!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Rachael

Happy Birthday Rachael, originally uploaded by suesueb.

30 years ago I had my first child and I knew motherhood was something I was born for. I adore babies and children and every one of my children has given me great joy (with a few heartaches) along the way. Now that I have grands, hopefully I'll have another 30 or more years to look forward to loving more and sharing with them all. I told them not long ago that I expect at least a dozen. Four down, eight to go!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Pink Saturday

Happy Pink to all of you visiting today! Sharing a couple of pictures of the girls at Kt's engagement party from last Saturday. After Georgia got dressed Rachael was getting ready and she let G have a pack of barrettes to choose from. Well, she decided to had to wear them all for the party and then she took Rachael's makeup and covered her face. Her lips are not even visible! She was so proud and posed for the picture so seriously. 

Here is Avery in her Mexican dress with her "big" flower. I simply love it!!

The next two pictures are pillows I finally finished for Avery and Gabe. I used my Cricut for the shapes and machine appliqued them on. Misty collects owls for Avery and elephants for Gabe.

Of course, there's no pink on Gabe's! 

Went browsing through the pink blogger list and found someone I really enjoyed visiting. Old Glory Cottage is a wonderful find of vintage goodies and delightful decorations! Hope y'all go see her sometime!!

***Hope y'all have a wonderful pink Saturday with Beverly and a safe and Happy Fourth of July

Friday, June 25, 2010


pretty, originally uploaded by suesueb.

I was clearing out boxes (more from Mom) and was sorting the items. When I went to pick them up I realized how pretty a picture this made. Lovely laces, crocheted items and crochet thread, all vintage.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Pink Saturday

This week for Pink Saturday Beverly is sharing her studio with everyone. I wanted to share some vintage pink I have and also some pics of my studio. WARNING-there are quite a few photos to follow. My workspace is as full as I can make it and I've taken advantage of every nook and cranny!

The first two pictures I want to show y'all include some vintage lace, fabric pieces, and a beautiful embroidered cloth from my Mom. She was one of those famous recyclers, the Depression era kids. No matter how small a piece of lace or fabric was, it was carefully saved. Dresses were taken apart and remade. Every button, zipper, or hook was taken off and saved for future use. Nothing was thrown away unless it was totally beyond repair. How fortunate for those of us who love these things. I have bags of wonderful lace, fabric, fasteners, and various other pieces. 

Isn't this work stunning? So much time and love involved. Hopefully I can get most of the stains out and finish the edge to be able to use it.

Now for the overload of studio shots! This wall is just to the left of my sewing machine. The little dress was for my mom when she was younger and the longer gown was her wedding nightgown. She gave me the gown just a couple of months before she passed away. I plan of making some sachets from it for family members. The blue hat belonged to my younger sister who died from breast cancer. I love having these items close by because most days this is the room where I work.


This wonderful piece came from a shop in Ponchatula. It was a mailbox for a hotel and has a rolldown door. All of my patterns are stored in here along with tissue, bags, and various little items.

This built in shelf unit was a doorway leading to my bedroom. This room used to be for my girls and they kept their little treasures here. Now is full of old jars (from my Grandma) that hold my buttons and threads sorted by color (always had a thing for that). I also have some larger jars holding ribbons.

This closet holds some of my fabrics. I couldn't fit all of them so some are still in my old studio. I spray painted old freezer baskets in different colors and sorted fabric in those. I also have smaller pieces sorted by color in some plastic baskets. It's hard to imagine, but this cabinet measures about 6' by 4'.

An old store rack that holds binding and twill tapes.

My bulletin board on the sidewall left of my sewing machine. It has finished jewelry, some vintage buttons, an Anthropologie fabric stamp, and a few other items I love.

The bright colored dress form comes from Hobby Lobby and I have more finished products on her. The tin plaque of "LOVE" is from Papaya.

And of course, there's a special place for Georgia and Gabe to play when they're in here. I put out my little Singer (no needle or electricity, of course) and a little chalk board to draw on. I really would like to paint the little chairs I have from their parents in bright colors too.

Unbelievably, there are some spaces I left out. More drawers, another closet, scrapbook cabinet and a few other spaces. I hope you enjoyed my studio tour. The blog I'd like to highlight today is The Stone Rabbit. Her posts always bring a smile to my face. Hope you enjoy them too!

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south louisiana, United States
I'm a stay at home mom of four adult children. I've always been interested in creating and have been sewing since I was a young girl. Everyone loves lagniappe. It's the little extra things in life that make it special, whether it's a sweet, sticky kiss from a child or a great cajun cup of coffee.