Sunday, September 27, 2009

Piggy Bank Tutu

The babies nursery is finished and now we wait for baby to make her appearance. This little piggy just looked naked and I could not decide what to do for her, and then it hit me. She needed a tutu to jazz up her act!! So, she got it. Little momma was so surprised and everytime her friends come by they all know that "Grammy" got a hold of this. The sun shined today and what a blessing! It has been raining here for the past 2 1/2 weeks. Today was beautiful. Hubby waited til the hottest part of the day and then cut the grass, trying to let it dry out as much as possible. It was really high.
Oldest son is still in Montana and I miss him so much. He should be home late Wednesday. He has had great luck while he has been there. He filled both his tags. Got an 8 piont white tail deer and a 5 by 5 bull elk. He is bow hunting. His little girl friend came over today and spent part of the afternoon with us. She really misses him also. His buddies rolled his yard last night with toilet paper. They really got it good. The only thing is that they thought he was coming home today and since he is not, I will have to clean it up. YUK!!!! Lauren (girlfriend) took a pic of it and sent it to him to see. Simon (youngest son) is finally better. He has had the flu last week and missed all week of school. The teachers were kind enough to send home most of the tests he missed and we have one more spelling test to take and then he will be done. He is so ready to go back to see his friends. Little momma (daughter) is hanging in there. Bless her heart, she is at that end of the pregnancy miserable stage. She is doing good, just ready for baby to get here. She is still working and plans to work up until time to deliver.
I received a book at church the other day and am just now getting around to reading it. It is called "Overcoming the Overwhelming" by Dr. Ken Nichols. Our pastor preached on this several weeks ago. I was glancing over the context and saw this verse. The book says memorize it and repeat it daily-------
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."____Mathew 11:28-30
Ya'll have a great week. Be safe, happy, and healthy. Hug your loved ones. Smile and laugh often. God bless ya'll!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ballerina Bow Holder

Well it is finished. I am never able to keep anything secret from my daughter, but so far this is, and hopefully I will get it wrapped soon and this will be a surprise. I made this for the babies nursery. I used the fabric that matches the crib layette. I had a pic in my mind and that is about all I had. Got 2 friends to help. One to draw off the dancing suit and the other to cut it out of wood. It turned out exactly how I wanted it to. I covered the board with the material by using sticky spray and then hot glued the edges to the back. I found the left over bowwa from the lamp, and had just enough to put on the neck and the embellishment ot the waist. I made a fabric flower--got this tutorial many months ago from "" and used a pom pom from Wally World for the center. I made the tutu and applied it to the suit with hot glue. Then I got several different colors of ribbon that match the room and hung them from the back. I am so pleased with this, and I know they will love it also. Going to go wrap it up before she comes over here unexpectedly.
This is the verse I turned to this morning when I was reading my devotional.
The teachings of the Lord are perfect; they give new strength .
The rules of the Lord can be trusted; they make plain people wise. ___Psalm 19:7
I have not been very faithful on my "Time Out Thursday" lately, so this week I will do a Wednesday and Thursday time out. Now, deep breath, blow out slowly. Picture in your mind the best thing that has ever happened to you. Hold that thought!!! Now relax and enjoy the rest of the day. Let stress take a vacation. Call an old friend today. I already have. It is my high school best friends birthday and I called this morning to give her good wishes. I did not get her,but she emailed me shortly that she got it and was so happy I remembered. I got a check in email from an old friend today also. She was just checking in to see how I was. It really made mefeel good. Sometimes we forget what a little check in on someone will do. Ya'll remember that today!!
Daughter just called and getting out, so I better get to wrapping. Ya'll have a great day! Be safe, happy, healthy. Smile and laugh. Smile and laugh again!! Pray for our soldiers and our country. God bless ya'll!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Carre's Miscellaneous Shower

I am blessed to have wonderful friends. This special group of ladies gave my daughter a wedding shower today and it was so special. The food was wonderful. The invitations were the cutest. The flowers were beautiful, but most of all the suppport and friendship I have from these woman is priceless. Some I have known for a few years and some for a lifetime. They are all very special to me. One in particular is the sister I never had. She got all this together and worked with the others to make it hassle free for all. She and I have been through a lot over the years and I am sure we will continue to go through a lot. Dawn, you are the best!! All by best buds were there. It was a great time of laughter, memories, and joy. Carre also got an unbelievable amount of gifts. She received so much more that I expected. God has blessed me with a wonderful family, great kids, and the best friends ever!!!! The first picture is of me, Carre(daughter), and Sheryl(Carre's mother in law). The second pic is of the food table. Isn't it pretty? The 3rd pic is of Carre and the hostesses--Mary Beth, Holly, Carre, Carla, Dawn, and Janis. These are the best friends you could ever have! Time to get ready for a busy week. Ya'll be safe, kind, healthy, and happy. Smile and laugh. Hug those you love. Pray for our soldiers. God bless ya'll!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Nursery Lamp

I finished this yesterday for the babies nursery. Quick and easy. This material matches the bed skirt on the crib. I bought the feather bowwa (I have no idea how to spell that and that is definately not right, but you get the idea) while at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago. The original lamp shade just needed a lift. I made a pattern out of parchment paper, cut out the material, used spray adhesive to stick material to shade, and hot glued the pink bowwa. Just a little more character to add to her nursery. The doctor said yesterday that if she not here in two weeks he is going to put her in and induce her. I hope we go natural, it is so much better.
The infermery is growing. Little buddie went down this morning. Going to the pediatrician at 8. Cough (actually a bark, been coughing a little for several days, but turned into high pitched bark last night), watery eyes, achy, lost his get up and go. No fever at present, but I thought he had a low grade last night. This really is a good sign to me though, because that high pitch means upper respiratory and maybe just has what daddy has. I do not want it to be flu. Oldest just left on a jet plane, literally. He is flying to Montana to hunt for 2 weeks and his plane took off about 30 minutes ago. Future momma is doing fine. She had a let down earlier in week, but has had an abundance of energy since then--I hope this means baby soon. I believe the long weekend with the wedding of her friend and working 4 straight days just got her. She slept most of one day and has been fine ever since.
Got to go get ready for work and the doctor. It is raining here and has been for 5 days. My yard looks like a lake. Everytime I step off the steps my feet squish! Ya'll have a good day and a blessed weekend. Be safe, healthy, happy---Oh, prayers answered. You remember the previous post about my friends mom. The cancer is not in the liver, so she will be able to take radiation and chemo. There is some hope of shrinking the tumor in her pancreas. At first they said they could do nothing. Keep praying! Miracles happen everyday. Hug those you love! Smile and laugh!! God bless ya'll!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Halloween Onsies

Good morning!! Hope you had a great night's sleep and are read to enjoy a beuatiful day! Here things are not so good. Hubby is sick, sick, sick!! Congestion, fever, aches, cough!! Tried to get him to go to the doctor yesterday morning and he said he was fine. I gave him the lecture that he maybe fine but he could give it to the rest of us and I guess I got through that hard head. As the day progressed he started to feel worse and went in--diagnosis, not swine flu--thank the Lord! Although, he does have bronchitis. He told the doctor to do the nose swab for flu anyway because they both (I worked for this man for about 8 years) knew with this baby coming anyday that he would be quarrantined until better and possibly shipped out if there was any question that it might be flu. I am not really that bad, but with this strain of flu I am much more cautious than normal. Little buddy woke up this morning with red eyes and sniffles. Have not made a decision about sending him to school yet. I think it is allergies, but who knows. I don't want him in this house all day with these germs if it is allergies, but if it is not I don't want him exposing all the other kids. One kid in his carpool out all ready.
The onsies above are for some girls at work who are expecting in mid-October. They are both having boys. I am fixing them a bag of goodies. Almost through with them. I will also have one of these for my grandbaby, but I am going to put ruffles on hers. I have decided to tackle this. On the onsies I have done for her already, I decided the ruffle would be to difficult for such a small size, but on this one I want to seperate the girls from the boys.
Saw some real cute hand embroidery patterns on this site while hopping around this morning-- for Christmas. Ya'll go take a look! I hope ya'll have a great day with many blessings and memories. Take care. Be healthy, happy, safe. Hug those you love. Smile and laugh! Please pray for my family and hope we keep this at one sick and that it does not last long. We need to be well when that baby gets here. God bless ya'll!!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Great blog giveaway!!

Just a quickie post. I was drinking my coffee this morning and blog hopping when I came across this neat giveaway. Great pattern and wonderul blog! This lady is very creative. Go see--- Always something new and exciting there!! Yall have a great day and God bless ya'll!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

More Grandbaby Stuff

I finished a few more things this weekend. The bib and burp pad at top are like the ones I have been making. I decided to put ric rac on the edges to jazz it up a little. I tried a new pattern for the 2nd one. I got the idea from "A Feathered Nest" blogspot. Here is the link: She has some great tutorials over there. I also followed her pattern for some bibs, but they are not sewn up yet. I went ahead and cut them out and pinned everything together, but did not sew the edges. I plan to do a little each night after work. I added the ruffle and I really like this look. As of today, I have finished 5 bibs, 9 burb pads.
My big kids were in a wedding yesterday evening. It was beautiful. The bride and my daughter have been best friends for years, and the groom and my son have also been great friends for years. The wedding planner had Doss (son) be Carre's (daughter) escort and they put them on the end by the side door just in case Carre had any labor pains and needed to get out in a hurry. It was really cute seeing them standing next to each other and walking arm and arm. No labor, only swollen feet. The wedding and reception were wonderful. Both families are old friends of mine and lots of old friends were there. Really had some good visits with them. The brides mom is a really good friend of mine and I have been so worried about her through this. She and her husband seperated about a year ago and she has been working 2 jobs to make this perfect for her daughter. She was so poised and elegant at the wedding. I was so proud of her.
Long week ahead for me. Got about 9 hours of work tomorrow at the hospital, and 2 full days at the clinic to follow so I may not be on line much this week. I hope to post more completed projects. We will see how things go. Ya'll have a great week. Be happy, healthy, safe. Remember those smiles!! Hug your loved ones. Pray for our soldiers and their families. Pray for our country and it's leaders. Take care and God bless ya'll!!!

Friday, September 11, 2009


As you sit in front of your computer today, remember the fallen. Pray for peace. This is a sad day for our country. Pray for the families of those we lost on this day. Their lives, as well as all our lives, were forever changed. God bless ya'll and God bless America!!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Burp Pads and Bibs

I finally finished some of the bibs and burp pads I have been working on. As you can see in the pics, they are reversable. The middle pic has some precious striped material on the back side of it, but when I found that ribbon in my stash, I had to put it on there. The materials I am using for these are scraps from some of my aprons I have made, so it has been pretty economical so far. I cut out a bunch more today, but did not get the chance to sew them up. That will wait for the weekend. I traced the bib pattern from a bib of my best friends grandsons. The burp pad pattern came from I did buy some Halloween material to make some, but I am doing a different style burp pad, and the bib is a little smaller. I will show those another day.
Today is my day off. I had gotten up early, drank my coffee, checked my email, finished painting two crosses I had been working on, got Simon off to school, and started cutting out bib and burb pads from my material stash when the phone rang. It was my daughter. She was going to the doctor today and her hubby just found out he could not go with her, so she asked if I wanted to go. Well, yeah! We went to the doctor appointment at 10. He had to go deliver a baby and was backed up. She did not see him until 11:40. When he raised her shirt to measure her little tummy, he said "Your having a contraction." That is when the day changed. He checked her out and said everything looked good. Sent us to the hospital for lab work, and then to the other clinic for an ultrasound. Told me on the way out the door, if she goes into labor call me. If not I will see ya'll next week! The ultrasound showed the baby looks fine and weighs about 7 lbs, 9 0z. She has turned and is in position. Due date has been the 7th of October which puts her at 36 weeks and 1 day. Ultrasound says she is at 37 weeks and 4 days. You know those things can be off a week real easy. Now we wait. All my babies came early and my labor was fast. I hope the same for her. Please keep them in your prayers. She is a bridesmaid this weekend and if we can just get through this, it will be down hill from here. Her older brother is a groomsman in the wedding and they have put him as her escort and put them on the end, so if anything happens they can get out the side door quick.
Enough rambling. I am really tired. My dogs went crazy this morning at 1:45 and I was up for a couple of hours with that. One of my dogs never barks unless there is someone outside and that is what I heard this morning. I got up and looked out and sure knuff, this dude is walking down the road in front of my house. I started to call the police, but I decided not to because the local McDonalds is not real far from where I live and he looked like he had a McDonalds suit on. It is open 24/7 so I thought he might be walking to work. No, I am not blond, but I swear I am nieve at times. Well anyway, found out today that my neighbor 4 houses down had her car stolen last night out of her driveway and the one on the other side of her had her car broken into. Ok, my husband is out of town and I really heard it about this, so I will call the police the next time my dog does that bark and I see someone!! Ya'll have a good night. Be safe, happy, and healthy. Hug those you love. Smile and laugh. Please remember our soldiers and there families in your prayers. God bless ya'll!!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Are you ready for some Football???

How about Pee Wee football? Would this mean tough guy scare you? This is little buddie on the way to the game last night. 5th grade football and in there minds it is NFL!! Unfortunately they lost last night in a heart breaker with 35 seconds to go. We are now 1-1 for the season. Big brother came to watch, and they had to ride home together to talk about what happened and how they could prevent it from happening next game. Oh, my goodness, all this strategy!!!! Dad is out of town and he called 3 times during the game for updates. I think this is one of the funnest sporting events I have ever attended, and I have been through a lot of all sports. Big sis and big brother were very active in sports and looks like this one will follow in their footsteps.

I finished some more of the baby projects on Monday, and I will post pics later in the week. I got an email yesterday that I think is really worth reading. It is full of pics of dogs, but the words at the end are priceless. The vet in the story says that he will never live the same after and I agree with him. Ponder on it, and I believe you will feel the same. The story is about having to put an old dog down due to cancer and the statement a 6 y/0 made afterwards. The vet then goes on to discuss if a dog set the rules of life. I hope you enjoy as much as I did:

The little boy said after his dog went to Heaven---''People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?''�The Six-year-old continued, ''Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.'' Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like: When loved ones come home, always run to greet them. Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride. Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy. Take naps. Stretch before rising. Run, romp, and play daily. Thrive on attention and let people touch you. Avoid biting when a simple growl will do. On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass. On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree. When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body. Delight in the simple joy of a long walk. Be loyal. Never pretend to be something you're not. If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it. When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently. ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY!

Have a blessed day!! Be safe, happy, kind, humble, and healthy. Hug those you love! Take deep breathes and enjoy the moments!! Smile!! God bless ya'll!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Grandbaby Items

My first grandbaby is due 5 weeks from yesterday, and I am not ready. I had so many projects and I am behind schedule. This is finished though. I bought the pre-smocked dress off ebay, and I did the smocking. I think it is so sweet. I have a pleater and am very capable of doing it all myself, but why. It is so much easier to buy already pleated and sewn togther. Cuts the time in half. I am supposed to be finishing the valance in the babies room today, but they did not do the measurements, so that project gets completed Saturday. Went to a friends early this morning before she went to work and had coffee. It was so nice. The weather is somewhat cool here, almost feels like fall is in the air.

Had our first pee wee football game Tuesday and it was great! I had forgotten how little boys think they are so tough. I really believe they play as if they were in the NFL. We won and yesterday my little one was in the paper making a tackle. Boy, I don't know who was the proudest, Daddy, Grandaddy, Big Brother or the little man himself. Lots of testosterone floating around here yesterday!!! Although Big Sister was the one who saw the picture first and started calling everyone!! One of the girls at works mom delivers papers and they brought me one to work so I could see it early instead of waiting til I got home.

Time Out Thursday!!!!!

This is on the wall in our office at work. Don't say I have ever seen it put better-----------

Never regret a day in your life.

Good days give you happiness,

Bad days give you experiences.

Both are essential to life, always continue the journey.

Happiness keeps you sweet.

Trials keep you strong.

Sorrow keeps you human.

Failure keeps you humble.

Success keeps you glowing

But, only GOD keeps you going.

I continue to ask for your prayers for my friend and her family. The surgery was not a success, as a matter of fact, the findings are terrible. The blockage was a large pancreatic tumor pressing on the bile duct. In trying to remove it, they ran into unexpected complications and a tremendous loss of blood which ended the removal process. She is resting but having a good amount of pain. They plan to release her home in 4-5 days. The time frame is uncertain. The doctor only said live each day from now on to the fullest you can. They are in shock, but at peace because they know this is in God's hands and it is His plan being fulfilled. Please ask for comfort for this kind and sweet lady and strength for her children. Ya'll take care now. Be happy, healthy, and safe. Hug your loved ones. Smile and laugh!! God bless ya'll!!!!