Another Junk Bag Update

August 31st, 2011 by

I wanted to share with all of you a comment that I received from Tracy on July 26th. She said that she had made a Junk Bag from my pattern and wanted to show me how she had embellished her bag. You can go to her blog here and see how she decorated her bag. I love the way she crocheted a doily just to go on her Junk Bag. It’s fun seeing all the ways that different people make their bags.

I also wanted to let you know that Charlotte’s Sew Natural is having a contest to give away the Junk Bag that she has at her store in Newton. Please go to Charlotte’s website here and check out the current Newsletter and read how you can get in on the contest to win the cute bag she has at her store and it sounds like it will be stuffed with lots of goodies. I’ll have a monthly update real soon, so stay tuned for more of what’s happening here at Jackie Clark’s Designs.

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July 2011 Update (Children, Grandchildren, Day Trips, and Friends)

August 1st, 2011 by

First of all I’m not sure where July has gone; but I do know that I have been very busy and have had a good time. This is what’s been happening in my world this month.


Jarred is my oldest child and he has always loved to fish. So when he found out there were some flathead fish that were dying in a dried up lake bed; Jarred went to their rescue. He kayaked through mud and then when he got to shore he carried them on his shoulders a long way to the truck then put them in a private lake and revived them. As far as we know they have survived.

Then there’s Angie my middle child; who is the Mother of both of my grandchildren. She has been keeping busy just being a Mother and a wife. I have been so thankful that I was able to help her out by taking Ava home with me several times just to let Angie rest. Both of my Grandbabies are so much fun and I enjoy every minute that I get to spend with them.



Emilee is my youngest and she is kept busy by working two jobs. My husband and I have enjoyed visiting Emilee at Tanya’s Soup Kitchen, and here she is behind the register.

We were invited to attend a beer tasting party at Emilee’s friend’s house.

I could hold Truman like this all day.

Then I’ve also been able to take my parents to their doctors’ appointments and also take them on a couple of day trips. One day we went to Zenda, Kansas and I didn’t even mind when we got lost along the way.

Another day we went to Greensburg, Kansas and learned a lot about how the town is rebuilding “green” from the EF5 Tornado that ripped through their town in May of 2007. This was the storm shelter that is made from an old propane bottle. It’s been fun spending some quality time with both of them as I know that their time is limited.
Another day I took a short trip to Newton with my sister and we stopped by Charlotte’s Sew Natural to pick up some fabric for a Cute-as-a-Button baby jacket. Charlotte has the sweetest young lady working for her and her name is Brecken. We even got to take her with us to see Melinda Hutton’s studio, you can check out Melinda’s fun projects here.

I always love seeing all the neat things that Melinda is working on. 

I couldn’t resist taking a picture with Brecken and her Volkswagen.

I even was able to spend the day with my small quilting group and catch up on all the projects that they were working on.
There are some new projects on the table here at JCD too and I’ll be able to share them with all of you real soon, so stay tuned. I hope you had a fun July like me.

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