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Journal Workshop monthly Challenge.

I had great hopes to complete the monthly challenge.  But I still see UFOs everywhere.

We moved into our new home  4 months ago and I still have boxes to get unpacked and stuff to put away.

The sewing/crafting area is still incomplete.  Sigh!   There is so much stuff  still everywhere despite my best efforts.

This month was the busiest month I have ever had.  Sewing jobs kept coming in and I still have 3 jobs  yet to complete.  

I searching for my supplies I did locate of lot of items and put them into their proper place.  When I found all the different zippers I also found a dress that I had laid out and cut out and I thought oh I can finish this..... but the reality is  it was only the back of the dress...  who,, what... how did it get separated from the rest of the dress... I put it in UFO bin of incomplete clothing...

 Four skirts were shortened....  I have to work on my hand stitching.  I JUST VALUE A WELL DONE HEM.   Three dress had zippers replaced.....    4 pants shorten....…

I am going to give it a try.

Everyone loves your work..... You do just a great job.......Its great that you love sewing I could not do it..  These are the things that are said to me over time.

I have been doing alteration for friends and family since the age  of 14.  Somewhere around age 25 I expanded  my alteration business to outside my comfort range. The name of the business was to be " Sew Perfect for Every Body" .  Take your clothing and customize them to fit perfect for you.

 Over the  years I have express my desire to some who have had this type of business and all I would get is discouragement.  The horrors of the customer who does not know what they really want and the trials of getting paid what the jobs are really worth.   Result is that I have never attempt to actually have  the business I dreamed of and I remain taking in jobs from friends and family.

Outside of the take this in its too big. Or let this out it must have shrunk. Occasionally I take a job because it"s a challenge and I …

Monthly Challenge.... Inspiration Cards

Good Day,

A Cowork recently asked my why i start my emails and other internal messages with Good day.

I have been doing that for YEARS... i really do know when i started doing this but it makes me feel good to start my messages with Good day.  Maybe by saying it so much it will actually be a good day.


The monthly challenge  in the Journal workshop was inspiration cards.

I want to inspire and be inspired and try to keep that ourlook so creating these cards will be a help.

While having dinner with my sister and her family they start conversation by telling about Roses and Thorns.  The good part of the day are the Roses of course and the bad part of the day are Thorns. 


Celebrate What make the day beautiful!  I really like this card 

Endure the trouble the may happen.  Well i guess it should say that will happen because there is alway some kind of trouble we face every day.  With the right attitude we make it through. 

Thrive.... when i close my eye and think on the word thrive.. BLOOM, …

Mood Board

A Mood Board is a type of collage consisting of images text and sample of objects in a composition.
Graphic, Interior, Industrial, Fashion Designers, Photographers and other Creative Aftist use this to illustrat the style they wish to pursue.

January's challenges at Jennibellieworkshop was creating a Mood Board that shows what you want for 2016.

I am a person who is easily distacted.  Anyone who knows me knows I can be talking about something and if a pretty butterfly flies by I am like  look at the beautiful colors.  I have gotten better with time but it still happens from time to time.  I created a mood board to participate in the January challenge.

I created the mood board on the cover of my multi-media paper book and It is finish for the moment.



I printed pictures from the 1970 of east livery where I grew up.  Both my parents were alive and my youngest sister was born so this time period I had a complete family.



Everyone in this picture has red ruby slippers "There is no…

Beyond Mesaure

My mother taught me to sew my clothes because I was bigger then the average girl.  Please note the word I used was bigger not taller.  This is what I heard from family and friends " wow you are getting big"  At the age of 11 or 12  big means fat not tall.  
When looking at picture of myself at that young age when I was getting bigger it turns out I was quite slim. My Uncle called my lean bean, because I was long and lankey. He was the only one who go the measurment correct and described me in a way that I preferred to big. 
Before going into High School I stood 5 feet 8 inches tall and when I graduated high schooL I grew another .75 inches taller.  I tell people I am 5 foot 9 inches tall.  I love being tall  I am not a fan of being big. 
My sister stands 5 foot4 inches tall and she remembers as she was growing being told she was big.  I guess my family does not use pharses like " my how you have grown" and instead use phrases such as  "Wow you are getting big!…

Get Healthy

I do not make resolutions for the year.  So please note this is not a resolution.

I have been making my own planners  well last year was the first planner that I made. Since I made the planner I used it 9 months out of the year which is so much better than when I purchase a planner.

Pintrest was a great resource for this idea and style.  So I decided that I will be making the planner for this year.

 A part of the planners  for this year are goals that I have for myself and family.

I , We need to be healthier.

I need to continue to learn and refine my skills

I need to enbrace and fulfill and refine my spritiual ministry

I need to keep in touch with my friends on regular bases.


So my planner will be the tool i need to achieve all these things.

of course i lost my planner the second week of this year only to find in in the bag that I was carrying for that whole time.   sigh  I am and will always be a work in process.

I will plan my post better and include pictures.

Thanks for your ki…