Monday, June 29, 2009
I answered a craigslist ad from a very sweet lady selling her patterns, fabric, lace and other goodies. What a GREAT find! I am so excited because there is some great fabric in there for baby buntings and some "Spot" the dog fabric that will make a great blanket for my new grandbaby coming due in September! The lace, I have not even had time to go thru but oh WOW. I am excited! And the patterns... I am in the process of sorting thru them right now! Fun, FUN, FUN! I have even tagged some of the fabric to sew up some doodles satchels! Thank you, Cathy. I know I am going to enjoy all! :)
Saturday, June 27, 2009
My granddaughter, Brittanee was a good sport to model the camouflage bottle slings that I am making for my grandsons. The instructions are here at family fun. These are very simple made with 1 to 1 1/4" webbing and 1 1/8 " orings!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Tutorial: Bicycle handlebar bag with reflective straps
I REALLY REALLY like this idea. The summer between my 6th and 7th grade year, I was peddling my bike home from the swimming pool with my bag draped over my handle bars. My knee hit that bag and into the spokes it went before I even knew what happened! The bike came to a very abrupt stopped and I did not! Over the handlebars and smack onto my face on the pavement beside the bowling alley. I dealt with a the very painful breaking of my two front teeth. I was VERY fortunate, it could have been much worse (this was the days BEFORE wearing helmets!) I had a basket on the front of my bike, I don't know why I wasn't using it!! I had no idea that long handled bag could do that! I sure learned that lesson! So, that is why I like this idea. :)
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Sunday, June 21, 2009
I had fun making this bag for the 4th of July Swap on the TOH board. It was a little strange putting together but like everything, once you have made it the first time, it is easier the next. I chose a patriotic type fabric because we were suppose to decorate a bag with our favorite place to vacation. Well, it is my goal to someday take a trip around the states so this fit my theme. :) The inside liner has pockets to help keep things organized. The bag is available HERE. (www.allpeoplequilt.com) Click on pillows and more and then down to purses and the last one, grab bags. It is available in a pdf file. :)
My Daddy was the bestest! Dad, Poppo, Daddy-O. By thinking my Daddy was the best doesn't mean he was perfect. We all know that we are not. But my dad loved me and he desired the best for me. Dad had an outgoing personality and he was always friendly when my friends came over. Often had a song to "sing" with their name in it. He loved people and he was such a good man! Glad that we grew up in the days when we did. The days of innocence, because when dad put me to bed, I would beg him to lay down with me and he would. When I was younger, my dad worked on the road so he was gone Monday thru Friday and home mostly on the weekends. Even though he would be busy with the paperwork, he always took time for me. I would often tag along with him. Even though he was on the road all week, he still loved to go for rides and we were definitely Sunday drivers! My dad was always there for me. And dad loved my mom. The most important thing that a father can do for his children is to love their mom. I could not work my dad against mom or vice versa. They seemed to always know or agree when the other said NO. lol Dad was also a very wonderful grandpa. His grandchildren loved him dearly and loved to spend time with him. Dad passed away on November 9, 1987 of acute leukemia. He was only 75 years old and I didn't have him nearly long enough. Dad could tell us stories from when he was younger and I so wish I had written them down. He once shared with us how when he was young living in St. Louis, the KKK paraded thru town and how scary that was. He remembers hearing Billy Sunday at a revival meeting and that short man, shouting and bantering across the podium/stage. Made an impression on him. He had very fond stories of his dad. I will always be proud of him and thankful to the Lord for the gift I had in dad. Happy Father's Day, Daddy. Know that you are still loved and cherished every day in my heart.
Friday, June 19, 2009
My crafting friend, Sue is celebrating the first anniversary of her blog! And she is celebrating in style by offering a blog candy prize! Click on the picture to go and visit her fun and creative blog and take a chance on winning!
Congratulations, Sue. You have a GREAT blog, Keep on having fun with it!
How quickly our babies grow up! Today my oldest daughter is 37. A wife and mother with 4 beautiful daughter's of her own! I can remember the day that I had her so clearly! And I also remember being pregnant with her for 10 months!! YES! Maybe that is one reason she likes her comfort zones! lol She was my reader in the family. That I have to say is much like me. She is more analytical than I am, though. Growing up we used to say that she had a curl in the middle of her forehead because when she was good she was VERY VERY good (which was most of the time) but there was this (is?) a stubborn streak that would not budge! lol What a joy she was and is. She loves the Lord and is such a good mommy to her girls. She has inherited some of my love of crafting and has her own etsy (4 Sisters Creations) shop with fun items on it. She has a very giving heart. I hope your day is special, my daughter and I pray that God will guide your heart, your mind and your words to bring honor to Him and joy to you and your family. I love you, sweetie!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
So full of energy. Birthday prayer, may the Lord always watch over you, May you come to know Christ at an early age and live for Him, trusting Him and obeying Him. May He that is in us be greater to you than the temptations of this earth. I love you dear one.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I have had a couple comments about her clippies in her hair. My oldest daughter made these for her niece and she does sell them on etsy. Please check out her site!
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Spot is a very agreeable model for Kayden's hat! I finished the matching hat for Kayden's birthday present. I was a little disappointed as I had a beautiful butterfly attached to the front but as I was sewing it on, a piece of the wing fell off and I realized this was NOT a good idea for a one year old, so off it came and a flower was put in it's place. :)