Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Janome Horizon Quilt Maker Memory Craft 15000

I am so excited, my husband got me the new Janome Horizon Quilt Maker 15000 for my Birthday and Christmas and my Birthday and Christmas ...etc.  This is for my retirement.  I tell you when I called Ken's Sewing Center to order it I could hardly talk or breathe!!!  

I don't have it yet, but I did download the manual off of the Internet and I am reading it from cover to cover so I know what I am doing.  

We went to Pennsylvania this weekend and any time we go out of town or state, I look for material shops.  We stopped into "The Sew 'N Place" store and a fellow by the name of Tim was sitting at the Janome 15000.  I just kind of walked over and asked if that was the 15,000.  He said let me show some of the new features.  Of course, I just drooled all over it.  I finally got up enough nerve to ask the price and he said $12,999.00.  Well my heart just kind of dropped to my toes.  I knew that would never happen.  He said, well I can get it for you for $9,999.00, my heart still hit the floor.  I just thought of all the things that $10,000.00 could buy.  I thanked him for showing it to me and we left.  He was such a nice fellow.

We went back to our trailer that we travel in and I hooked up the computer and got on ebay.  There was a used Janome 15,000 machine on there that someone was selling more reasonable and it was up in an hour.  My hubby said I think we could manage that, but I had not really done any research to spend that kind of money and not know everything that I needed to know about the machine.  As much as I wanted it, I did not press that little "Buy It Now" button.  I was scared to order that off of ebay and this decision could not be made in an hour.

We talked more about it and I started reading some of the feedback on the Janome 15,000 and there were a lot of complaints about the needle threader not working and the bobbin case jumping around.  Well if you have a Janome, then you probably know that the bobbin case has to line up perfectly to work right and I know that is not a problem for me, but the needle threader?  That could be a problem.  I didn't want to spend that kind of money and have the needle threader not work.  Then I remembered getting an email about a new 15,000 coming out.  I looked through my old emails and there it was, a new needle threader and several new really good upgrades.

I called a couple of dealers in my area and was given around the same price and then I called Ken's Sewing Center.  I talked with Donna and she said "Boy do I have a deal for you!"  Ken was in Paducah, KY at a, I guess it was a sewing convention for Janome, and they were demoing the brand new Janome Quilt Maker 15,000 and they had a really great deal going on.  Well that is what I purchased.  If anyone wants to know what I paid, you can email me and I will tell you.  It really was a great deal and I think it was just meant to be.  Now by no means am I saying it was cheap, because it wasn't, but it was way better than $9,999.00.  They also had "0" % interest on it if anyone is interested.

The store was out of them because Ken took everything he had to Paducah, so I will have to wait for one to come in and then it will have to be sent to me.  I am cleaning up my sewing room now.  I can't put my new machine into any room that isn't pristine and waiting!  Hopefully I will have it soon and then I will be doing a lot of sewing!  Mine is the one on the left!!!  Isn't she cute!!

Thursday, June 22, 2017


 I made some cute little dish clothes for my daughter, Tara, last year. She loved these!  Now,  I have two other daughters, but I know, April, would literally cringe if I showed up with these for her, and Denise I am unsure about.  Let me know Denise!!

Tara called me and said I need to send her some more because they have all gone to rags!  I am more of a beginner when it comes to crochet, so some of you might laugh at me.  I am also self-taught, so who knows if all is done correctly.  I did find this, though, to be a fun pattern. I like to crochet, but I do get easily bored with repetition. This is a very quick project and this makes a difference for my boredom.  I always use different colors of yarn, so this keeps me excited to see what it will look like finished. Also, if I am really concentrating and don't have any interruptions, I can make one in an evening. Usually it takes me two evenings because I like to do it while I watch tv. This keeps my hands busy, so I am not snacking!!!  lol  So it is a diet aid also!!

 Then I take a few days off and start another one. Here are a couple of pictures! I thought maybe some of you would like this pattern.

This pattern came from Petals to Picots website. Thank you Petals to Picots!!   I have included her pattern if you would like to give it a try. I use the Lily Sugar and Cream yarn.   You should look at her colors on Petals to Picots, I love them, and want to try all of her patterns.  She makes sets just by using three different colors.  Love it, Love it, LOVE IT!!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

I'm Back - First Project - Travel Trailer Tire Cover

We bought a travel trailer a couple of years ago.  Our plan was we would work really hard to get it paid off and then we would retire.  Well we did it!  Now I am retired.  My hubby will follow at the end of July.  This will work well, and I can get my house spring cleaned before he is ready to do some traveling.  There were a lot of things that I have put off while working.  Last week, I cleaned out the freezer in the basement.  I really had no idea anymore what was even in there.  I found a bag of cookies that I made and was so happy to let them thaw!  That was worth my hard work.  Today, I am going to clean my oven.  It needs it badly!!

Well here we go with my project that I did yesterday.  It was so good to sit down and sew and know that I could work as long as I wanted to and I didn't have to go anywhere!!  I am sure you understand this!!

The spare tire on our travel trailer has a cover on it, but after two years, it was tore.  It was made very cheap and we were going to just purchase a new one, but they wanted over $100.00 for a really good one.  I had some really nice faux leather in my sewing room and I said to myself, why don't I make one.  The first thing I did was take apart the old cover so I could use it as a pattern.  The cord, inside of the old cover that held it on the wheel, was still perfectly fine and when I took it apart the piping was way heavier than I could of purchased and it was still in perfect condition, so I saved that also.  I had everything I needed and did not even have to run to the sewing shop!

What I did in the first picture was cut the old circle in four sections because it was stretched out of shape.  This made it lay nice and flat again in a perfect circle,  I was then able to just trace it onto my new faux leather.  I also pulled out all of the stitching from the piece that goes around the circle so I could measure all the seams and have everything exactly the same.

I then sewed the old piping back around the circle and it came out perfect.  I was worried, but got lucky!

I sewed the sides together and added the elastic back into the ring. This is the gathers at the top. The cord actually looked like a heavy duty bungee cord.  Then all I had left to do was attach this to the round cover.

I used my piping foot for this step, riding along the piping that I attached to the cover and adjusting my needle so it could be very close to the piping.  I wasn't sure if this would work because my piping foot was too small to really fit around this thick piping, but it just seemed to glide along the top and worked great.  

Here is the finished cover.  It was a little bit harder to get on because it was much heavier than the old cheap cover.  It has a few wrinkles in it which I don't like, but I think the sun will warm up the leather and then I will be able to pull those out much easier or my hubby can do it!  I am very happy with the way it turned out.  I even thought of embroidering something on the circle.  Maybe a flag, or something like "Ready to Roll"!  What do you think?  Any ideas for me?

Have a great day and I am so happy to be back!!  Send me a message!

Monday, April 10, 2017

I will be back!!

I know it has been some time since I have been on my blog, but I will be back.  I am going to retire on June 2 and I just can't wait to start sewing again.  I miss it so much but I just don't seem to have any free time while working.  I also have some plans for some new videos.  Thank you for sticking with me for the last couple of years.  Please hang in there until June!!!  Thanks,  Cindy

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

This is The Most Powerful Natural Antibiotic Ever – Kills Any Infections in The Body

I don't know why the link no longer pulls up this article, but here it is for those that asked for it!  Make sure you read everything before you decide to try it.  There was a lot of pros and cons in the original article.  You be the judge, but we are happy with it.

The basic formula of this powerful tonic dates back to medieval Europe, that is, from the era when people suffered from all sorts of diseases and epidemics.
This master cleansing tonic is actually an antibiotic that kills gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. It has also a powerful antiviral and antifungal formula, increases blood circulation and lymph flow in all parts of the body. This plant-based remedy is the best choice for the fight against candida.

This tonic has helped many people to cure many viral, bacterial, parasitic and fungal diseases and even plague! Its power should most certainly not be underestimated.
 It can cure many chronic conditions and diseases. Encourages blood circulation, and purifies blood. This formula has helped millions of people throughout the centuries to fight the most deadliest diseases.
The secret is in the powerful combination of high-quality natural and fresh ingredients!

To sum up, this tonic is effective in the treatment of all diseases, successfully strengthens the immune system, acts as an antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and antiparasitic medicine. Assists in the most severe infections.

Master tonic – Recipe

You may want to wear gloves during the preparation, especially when handling hot peppers, because it is difficult to get the tingling off your hands! Be careful, its smell is very strong, and it may stimulate the sinuses instantly.


§  24 oz /700 ml apple cider vinegar (always use organic)

§  ¼ cup finely chopped garlic

§  ¼ cup finely chopped onion

§  2 fresh peppers, the hottest you can find (be careful with the cleaning – wear gloves!!!)

§  ¼ cup grated ginger

§  2 tbsp grated horseradish

§  2 tbsp turmeric powder or 2 pieces of turmeric root


1.    Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, except for the vinegar.

2.    Transfer the mixture to a Mason jar.

3.    Pour in some apple cider vinegar and fill it to the top. It is best if 2/3 of the jar consist of dry ingredients, and fill in the rest with vinegar.

4.    Close well and shake.

5.    Keep the jar in a cool and dry place for 2 weeks. Shake well several times a day.

6.    After 14 days, squeeze well and strain the liquid through a plastic strain. For better results put a gauze over it. Squeeze well so the whole juice comes out.

7.    Use the rest of the dry mixture when cooking.

Your master tonic is ready for use. You do not need to keep the tonic in your fridge. It will last for long.

Extra Tip: You can also use it in the kitchen – mix it with some olive oil and use it as a salad dressing or in your stews.


1.    Caution: The flavor is very strong and hot!

2.    Extra Tip: Eat a slice of orange, lemon or lime after you take the tonic to ease the burning sensation and heat.

3.    Gargle and swallow.

4.    Do not dilute it in water as it will reduce the effect.

5.    Take 1 tablespoon every day to strengthen the immune system and fight cold.

6.    Increase the amount every day until you reach a dose of 1 small glass per day (the size of a liquor glass).

7.    If you struggle against more serious disease or infection, take 1 tablespoon of the tonic 5-6 times a day.

8.    It is safe for pregnant women and children (use small doses!) because the ingredients are all-natural and contain no toxins.

Warning: Do not use on an empty stomach, and start with a teaspoon for the first few times. It is POTENT and can cause nausea or vomiting if you are not used to it.

Health benefits

Garlic is a strong antibiotic with a wide range of health benefits. Unlike chemical antibiotics that kill millions of friendly bacteria your body needs, its only goal is bacteria and microorganisms. Garlic also encourages and increases the level of healthy bacteria. It is a powerful antifungal agent and destroys any antigen, pathogen, and harmful disease-causing microorganisms.

Onion is garlic’s closest relative ​​and it has a similar but milder action. Together they create a strong fighting duo.

Horseradish is a powerful herb, efficient for sinuses and lungs. It opens sinus channels and increases circulation, where common colds and flu usually begin, as most doctors would agree.

Ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and it is a strong circulation stimulant.

Chili peppers are the most powerful circulation stimulators. They just send their antibiotic properties to fight the disease where it is mostly needed.

Turmeric is the most perfect spice, cleanses infections and reduces inflammation. Blocks the development of cancer, and prevents dementia. It is especially useful for those who struggle with joint pain.

Apple cider vinegar – there must be something very healthy in the use of apple cider vinegar as the father of medicine, Hippocrates, used vinegar around 400 BC because of its healthy properties. It is said that he used only two remedies: honey and apple cider vinegar.

Apple cider vinegar is made from fresh and ripe apples which are later fermented and go through rigorous process to give the final product. Apple cider vinegar contains pectin, a fiber that reduces bad cholesterol and regulates blood pressure.

Health experts agree that people need more calcium as they get old. Vinegar helps the extraction of calcium from foods it is mixed with, which helps in the process of maintaining bone strength. Potassium deficiency causes a variety of problems including hair loss, brittle nails and teeth, sinusitis, and runny nose.

Apple cider vinegar is rich in potassium. Studies have shown that potassium deficiency results in slow growth. All of these problems can be avoided if you use apple cider vinegar regularly. Potassium also removes toxic wastes from the body.

Beta-carotene prevents damage caused by free radicals, maintains skin firm and young. Apple cider vinegar is good for those who want to lose weight.

It breaks up fat which supports a natural weight loss process. Apple cider vinegar contains malic acid, efficient in the fight against fungal and bacterial infections. This acid dissolves uric acid deposits that form around the joints, and thus alleviates joint pain. Dissolved uric acid is later eliminated from the body.

It is believed that apple cider vinegar is useful in treating conditions like constipation, headaches, arthritis, weak bones, indigestion, high cholesterol, diarrhea, eczema, sore eyes, chronic fatigue, mild food poisoning, hair loss, high blood pressure, obesity, and many other health problems.

The master tonic is the best combination to fight each of these conditions. Protect your health using natural antibiotics!

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Remember that I run it through my grinder on my Kitchenaid mixer.  It goes so much faster than chopping all the ingredients.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

My Moonshine "Hooch" Update!

I wrote in a previous message that I started making this recipe that is suppose to be a natural antibiotic and kills any infections in the body.  We have been doing this for probably about 2 months now.  We each take two tablespoons a day.  A couple of times I would run out and we would have to wait a week or so for the next batch to be ready, so it was a little sporadic.  I wanted to tell you that I really have noticed on myself that the brain fog has lifted.  I can think faster and clearer.  Now for the real test that tells me this works is as follows.  It might be a little gross, but here goes.  My husband has a problem with his toes.  He has a fungus that has been around for 20 years and he has like a build up of skin behind his toe nails and it is hard to trim them.  It never goes away.  Well, NOW IT IS GONE!!!  I am shocked at this.  We have not had any other changes except this anti fungal formula. 
I am not trying to push this, but I just wanted to let you know things are working for us.  It tastes lousy, but I just gulp it all in one sip.  It also can be hot.    If anyone else is trying this, let me know if you see any changes!
I haven't been doing much sewing.  We purchase a travel trailer and it has been taking up all of my free time.  We purchased two of those zero gravity chairs and I did a stupid thing.  We saw them in a lovely beige sunbrella material and I thought they would match the trailer perfectly.  Those are what we purchased.  Well, I am new to the camping experience and on our first trip out, my two new lovely chairs got all muddy.  Why didn't I think about purchasing a color that won't show the dirt.  Then I saw my husband throw them in the back of his truck!!!  He told me this was camping and I was going to have to change my ways!!  I can't, I am making covers to carry them in now.  I have one finished and I need to get some more material to finish the other one.  Is it so wrong to be neat and tidy when you camp?  I am not sure if I will make it!  Anyone else like me????  Well I cleaned up my chairs and I am going to spray them with a material protector and put them in their new carry bags before our next trip out!  I am to old to change my ways now!!!  Wish me happy camping!!  Cynthia

Monday, April 27, 2015

I Feel Like I Am Making MoonShine!

I was looking around on the internet and found this site that had the most powerful natural antibiotic ever-kills any infections in the body.  I decided to take a look at it!

I remember when I was young my dad was always eating horseradish, hot peppers and he even made onion salad.  His famous last words were "Eat that it will clean you out".  Now that I think back, I had no idea what he meant by, it will clean you out, but I ate it anyway.  I certainly wanted to be cleaned out!  Now that I am 62, I understand and that is why this recipe intrigued me.   

Here are the ingredients:  Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
                                          Fresh Ginger
                                          Fresh Horseradish

As I was reading I could hear my dad saying yes, you need to make that.  I read the whole article and there were about 350 comments, some heated arguments, some people saying you are nuts for taking this, others disagreeing and saying how wonderful it is.  This is a very old recipe , so I decided to try it. 

As far as I am concerned, there is nothing in here that you cannot eat.  You mix it up and let it set for two weeks shaking it everyday several times.  Did that, and then we started taking it.  I do have to say it does not taste great.  My husband calls it "Hooch"!  He will yell at me and say "hey we haven't taken our hooch yet!"  Now I will say how much better we are feeling.  My husband came home from work the other day and told me he had a skip in his step today at work!  I got a big laugh at that!  I am not recommending this to anyone.  It is personal preference.  I just made my second batch today.  I did get a little smarter this time.  The first time I cut all of these items crying the whole way.  It took me about an hour to make it.  Then after it sets for two weeks you drain out the vegetables and save the liquid.  This time I thought to my self, why do I have to stand here and chop all of that up?  I cleaned my garlic, cleaned my onion.  Then I hooked up my kitchen aid mixer with the grinder on it and just ground everything up and filled up my jar!  Same difference and this time it took me about 10 minutes to make.  I am sure I am cleaned out now and I feel great!!

Here is the website if you want to read about it and get the recipe.
If anyone decides to try it, let me know how you like it!
P.S. Onion Salad - Slice onions and add salt.  Put in a container and shake it for several minutes.  My dad used two soup bowls.  One on top of the other and then he would shake it.  Then you add a little vinegar and sour cream.  Lets see, oh probably about 1/2 hour and eat.  He loved this!