Army wife quilter

April 23, 2015

Canvas Pop Giveaway winner

The Give away CanvasPop winner is :

Drum Roll Please************

I would love to win this! I have the perfect picture of my son I would love to be able to get on a canvas for our living room! Thanks for the chance to win! 

Congrats to you.

And thanks to all who entered the giveaway.

Happy Spring

April 16, 2015

Cool Blue Bottle

Last weekend we went to Sarasota Springs NY.  They have natural springs, The oldest horse race track in the country and many other cool things to see.  The water in this bottle is from one of the natural springs from the area.  I picked up the sparkling water bottle before we left.

I especially liked this bottle because of the "S" on the bottle.  
I don't know if I will ever open the bottle.  I just like it.

April 15, 2015

Canvaspop Product Review and Give away

Canvas prints are a nice addition to any ones home or space.  is one such company that is user friendly and the quality of the product they provide is pronominal. 
You can get a canvas in an 8 X 10 all the way up to 30 X 40. 
Use can choose from .75, 1.5 or 2.5 inches depth.  They have framing options as well.
You can pick photos to make into a canvas from Facebook, Instagram, Photo Mosaic, Photo Collage and mobile devices.
One of the newer features that they offer is Word Art Maker - you can add custom text to any photo with the photo editing tool.
My next canvas I want to make a Triptych Canvas.  That is dividing your photo into three Canvas's to make one pretty incredible piece of art.

I checked out some of the other canvas printing sites online and found that pricing is about the same.  All prints are done in house and after you submit your order they send you an email of what your photo is going to look like.  You have to approve before it will be printed and shipped.
I chose to have a .75 depth with a black side. So it will look like it is framed but is not.

The love how the bottom has these little stoppers on it so that it protects the wall and the back of the canvas.

It also came with the wall mounts already attached to the canvas.
I always mess that part up so I was glad I didn't have to do this part.

My print came nicely wrapped in bubble wrap and came undamaged which is a plus.  

You should go check them out.  They have people online to help you navigate your way through the process if you get stuck.

So go checkout 

The nice people at  have offered to my readers this code ARMYWIFE35.  This code is for  35% off your order.  But hurry the offer  Expires May 31st, 2015.

* Give away *
For one lucky reader will receive a 16x20 canvas print with a 0.75 inch frame, and free shipping. 
The winner will be chosen evening of April 22th.  So please leave me a comment and an email to reach you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Army Castle and Engineer Brigade Shoulder Patch

My husband's unit is always looking for ways to raise money for family holiday events.  So we have been doing silent auctions.  We will be having on in May (a family event) and we will be having a silent auction to raise money for the next family event.  So I made these two wall hangings.  Hopefully these will bring in some funds.

April 3, 2015


My girls never really wanted bows but now the youngest is asking for new ones every couple of days.

Pinterest has great tutorials and I have been trying them out.

March 18, 2015

Bows for the girls

My youngest is interested in hair bows.  She wanted me to make her a new bow.  I had about 20 minutes before the bus came so here is what I came up with.

It started with this one yesterday went the girls had to have a green bow for St. Patrick's Day.  This one for one girl.

And this one for the other.  I was trying to make it look like a four leaf clover.  However I have one to many leafs.  Oh well.

Now I am off to the store the youngest wants a few more bows.  Michael's always has ribbon on sale.  

March 12, 2015

What can I do! Recovering from Surgery is boring

I had two surgeries two week ago.  I am happy that they were successful. However, it is the hardest thing to sit or lay around.  I feel good now, but I am restricted to light activity for four weeks.  That even means restricted from most house work.  I can not even carry the laundry baskets or vacuum or mop the floors.

Yes my family is helping me out, but I am going crazy because when they are all at work and school I just sit around looking at all the things that need to be done.  Yet I have to wait till someone comes home.

I have watched enough TV to last a life time.  I have read some books, surfed the web and napped.  Is that all you can do to recover from surgery, probably not.  If I do the things I want to do my husband with threaten to take more time off.  He needs to be a work.

So the bordem will continue for the next two weeks... Does anyone have suggestions.  I would welcome anything to keep me from going stir crazy.