Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

Hello all. Yes we are still here. Been a little tough getting into a new routine after 20 years of an old one. With the new year will come the time to reconnect with my internet friends and also some local ones who have been sorely ignored.

Hope to see you all in January - in one way or another. :)


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

New Horizons

Life changes are now in full swing.

I've started my new full time job and will be in training for about two weeks - mostly getting to know their computer system and understand their expectations. This place is phenomenal in their professionalism and attitudes. The doctors I've met so far are over-the-top. I met four out of the ten yesterday, which was a suprise to my director. Whoo HOOO!!

And now that DH has my laptop re-plugged, I can now sit at this new Hy-Vee in town and surf my life away or even work for the missions group when needed, outside the home. It's perfect.

Transitioning for DH has been fairly comfortable up until yesterday. Transferring files to the new company is not going smooth and he's frustrated. I don't blame him. He's pulled back one employee for two half days this week to get this fixed. Not sure what the deal is there. I know he is stressed, too, that he can't call me whenever he wants to. I have a real job now. And it's going to be tough for him for a little while. Keep praying for him that things will smooth out.

DD#1 has an ultrasound this Thursday, so please keep them in your prayers, too.

Y'all keep safe and keep leaning on the One who will keep ya going. :)

Monday, October 06, 2008

Upcoming Exhibits at the Lux Center and ME!

Just got notice that the Lux Center for the Arts is starting their holiday Gifts From the Heart promotion! And guess who is listed? YEP!!!
Can we say something like, "You'd better get your behind in gear to STOCK THAT STORE!"????? OMG!!!

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Are you all ready for THIS?

OK, I know it's been since Sept. 11th since the last post, but honestly, there has been SO many things going on and it just didn't feel right dragging everyone along with us on this ride.

So here are the updates as of today: (and don't be shocked)

1. Haven't had Internet at the house for over a month, too expensive. Found a plan through my cell phone company for almost half the price of what we had before! That's a big WOOO HOOO!

2. Decided to close our business doors. Cleaning up jobs that we know will pay and then shut them thar doors. It's over. Now that's a big WHEW!

3. I have been offered a full time job WITH benefits at a Lincoln based optimology group working in their business finance department. I start the 14th of October! Yet another WOOOO HOOOOOOOO!

4. Bill has been offered a couple of jobs, thought about brokering out printing, too. BUT after weighing all the pros and cons, we think we've come to a decision for him to be a salesman for a local print shop who is NOT struggling, 'cuz they are bigger than we ever thought of being. He will be SUCH an asset to them and they are excited to have him on board. No more headaches with our own machinery or employee attitudes. Now how's THAT for a super duper YEEEEEE HAAAAAA!!!!!!

5. Our DD#2 has made an appointment (finally) with an attorney to get divorce proceedings underway. She is so happy, so lively, just a different woman. We pray that God will just keep helping her be strong for herself and those precious little ones of hers. PRAISE GOD!

6. House isn't selling, but we are able to stay a little bit longer in it than we had anticipated. We are thankful since we thought the biz and the house were going to have to go at the same time. Thank goodness we are only having to deal with one at a time now. HALLELUJAH!!!

7. So grateful for the friends and family that have been so strong for us during this distressing time. The phone calls, the cards, the emails have all been SO comforting to us. THANK YOU!

There really is so much more, but you all deserved an explanation for my lengthy absence on the blog and on the internet.

Thank you ALL for your continued prayers and support. BLESSINGS!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Rainy Days and Thursdays? :)

Ah, the fall rains have come.
The cooler weather is here (for a bit anyway).
Hoping for a week of Indian Summer yet to hit.

Looking to take on another part time job and if this fantastic group will have me, I'm "In Like Flint" for them. It would involve some occasional road trips (short) and watching some very interesting things going on in courtroom situations. Since I am a Law & Order freak, I think I can behave in the courtroom and be a good representative of this group.

Asking for prayers that this is yet the best direction at this time for our family. It is a position that stems from a grant and only lasts one year. Timing seems to be right, just hoping I'm the person they might be looking for to fill the job.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The Winds of Change

Knowing that we will be forced to move soon isn't the most settling thought in the world: boxes, throwing, recycling, lifting, cramming.........

I used to love rearranging, and experiencing things and places that were new and different. Trying one thing new every day. But after seven years of no rearranging, no moving and settling in, the thought of this kind of disruption in our lives after all the other ones the past 5 years is overwhelming - again.

I keep asking God what could possibly happen next? Where will He have us live? What is he preparing us for? There are good days, but honestly there have been days when even looking outside was more than I could handle. BUT........ I DO know that God has given me the tools to handle the things that come into my life. I just need to USE them - daily.

One of these days I will post some good stuff. :) I have a lot of things sitting on my sewing table again to get finishing touches made on. Opportunities are out there for future sales. Opportunities are happening at my day job. Great things are happening in my part time job, too. So with all these opportunities out there, I have to believe that SOMETHING will work if I just keep hanging in there and working hard.

May God bless each of you who have taken the time to stop and visit here.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Yes, I'm Alive

I know I haven't been blogging too well lately, but life takes some weird avenues at times. With the house not selling or even getting looked at, it is close to the time of being forced into finding other living arrangements. Yes, that includes all five of us who share this roof. But even through all the sadness of saying goodbye to our present home, we know God has something else out there that will keep our heads dry and our bodies warm.

Not all is dismal in our lives tho. We have a great deal to be thankful for - here is a short list:

1. We are both still reasonably healthy and very able to work and be a productive part of the community.
2. Not everyone gets to have a couple of their grandchildren live under the same roof and see them almost every day.
3. Many blessings have come through my Etsy store. Some days I get very discouraged, but there are way more good things that have happened than not.
4. Being able to have one of my designs in a book publication this winter.
5. The opportunity to be one of the vendors at the Lux Center for the Arts during the holidays.
6. Being invited to be a part of the ARTitudes holiday show for charity.
7. Finding a part time job with Kingdom's Harvest International and working for three men who truly believe in what they are doing.
8. Knowing we are going to be grandparents again. :)
9. Good friends who love and support, and not judge.
10. My sisters, who have shown great love and support to us through this tough time. Never have we heard one judgemental word, only encouragement and 'virtual' hugs.

This photo is the most current I have of me, and only because I had to have one done for the Lux Center for publication of some kind. It will be interesting at best.

Please keep us in your prayers for direction and peace.

Friday, August 22, 2008

She's At It Again!

She never brags about her cakes enough, so I'm going to!!! DD#1 has just sent me a phone pic of her latest wedding creation. Isn't this just incredible?!?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

SO Proud!

Look what just came on my cell phone! A picture of DGD#1 ready to go to school for her first day of 2nd grade. She is just getting SO grown up, it's hard to believe.

We are all praying you have one FANTASTIC school year this year!!!!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

I Made It Myself Monday

I've been absent the past couple of weeks posting what I've made myself.... maybe that means I actually didn't get anything made and COMPLETED lately! LOL This is about the last of the baby blankets I've done because I need to get busy doing purses again. It's going to be fall and hopefully the market will pick up for bags again in September.

Remember to check out Christy's blog where this all started!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

More STUFF in Store

After a very long evening of doing all the finishing touches to the items I wanted OFF my sewing table and into the Etsy store, it's finally all complete. A total of 8 new things went into the store tonight and it feels quite liberating NOT to have all this unfinished business lurking about.

The house is clean from yet another open house today, the grands are spending the night with their dad and DD#2 and DH have all parked themselves in their respective chairs or couches. What can you say but...... *sigh*

I'm just so happy to get this off my plate and into a bag to cart out of here. Carole - those market bags are just too fun to make, aren't they! I hope I've priced them correctly in the store. It will be a good test for us.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A Boo Boo

It's always something. Never fear, just when you think that there will be one evening of calm, there's not! Poor little chickster is at the emergency room here with a pretty good cut above her eye! She was playing with friends at the daycare, getting ready for a party for all the parents and I guess she didn't know there were walls in that room! :) Yep, full speed right into one of those nasty things. I was glad I had my phone with me so I could nab this precious picture. And she only needed 3 stitches - I think she's a pretty lucky little girl.

Isn't this just the saddest face ever?

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Lancaster County Fair

What FUN it was for the kids to see the farm animals the die-hard 4H-ers always show at the county fair. The llamas were cool, but the goats let themselves get hugged and kissed. Not my thing by a long shot, but these two sure enjoyed petting and getting to know the animals.

And of course, when the animals have been all petted and I got my fill of the needlework entries, the rides can then begin! We only did two rides - it's just too expensive for what it is. But we were all happy as clams with doing the kiddie rollercoaster and the ferris wheel. The little guys did the coaster alone, but here is Dylan with his mom and I got to ride with Raegan. Or should I call her OH FEARLESS ONE!!!!! Yikes, I'd forgotten how ambitious and crazy 6 year olds can be, and have no fear! I made her hold MY hand. LOL

A trip through McDonald's for ice-cream afterwards was the perfect topper to a great evening at the fair, and our 32nd wedding anniversary. You know how much we LOVE ice cream!

Friday, August 08, 2008

A Worthwhile 8 Minute Video

Please take the time to watch this Cardboard Testimony video - it's well worth the 8 minutes of your time.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Hooooo, boy.......

With all the life changes that have happened recently (AND the ones coming up), there have been so many times I've fallen into the trap of 'blaming' others for things that have happened. That's just plain a cop out. As soon as I put blame on others and take no responsibility for myself, I become a puppet and we all know that no one is or was ever intended to be that way. I guess maybe ya'll would have to be in my head this morning to understand this, but the reading for today pretty much nailed me flat and redirected my thinking in some areas.

The faults I see in others' lives

are often true of me;

So help me, Lord, to recognize

my own hypocrisy.

- Sper

Friday, August 01, 2008

Pretzel Anyone?

I know it doesn't look like much YET, but this future bag is as blocked out as I want it for now. Maybe tonight I can get the final touches and handles done to it, ya think? Needing to get this one listed in the store and put away so I can start that awesome green bag that has GOT to get completed! I don't like to keep people waiting for their things. :) Anyway, I need a catchy name for this one, it's just fun and should have a creative name........ ideas??

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Comfort Dog Ministry

When listening to K-Love radio yesterday morning, they interviewed someone from Lutheran Church Charities. They were plugging their vision for the use of "Comfort Dogs" in disaster situations, such as Katrina. It was absolutely the best idea I'd heard in a very long time. We've all heard of pets in retirement homes and nursing homes, and how wonderful they are for the residents, but I'd never thought of how comforting and calming a dog could be in a disaster situation. It honestly just made sense.

I just wanted to share their website with you - it looks like these people are doing wonderful things. Click to go to Lutheran Church Charities..... enjoy their site.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tyler's Tree

I haven't been to the cemetery for a very long time, and with all that has been put on my plate lately, it just felt like a good idea to go this morning on my way to work and re-read the scripture reading for today. We tease within the family that the tree by Ty's grave site always needs a 'shave', just like he usually did. :) This morning only proved that it is still a fact, and the tree needs some pruning as you can see in the photo. And what an awesome site this was and brought out some pretty healthy laughter, yes, outloud in broad daylight!

Sometimes one just has to sit, ponder, reflect and get straight with what God is putting in front of you. And just look how luscious and full his redbud tree is today! And yep, it needs a 'shave'. :)

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Sunday Sanity

I should be further with these projects by now, but I guess I just did a little more messing around yesterday than I should have. We went to the Farmer's Market and Licorice International along with going on a job interview for a part time job and renting a couple dollar movies. By the time I actually sat to get those needles flying, I was more drained from the week than I'd anticipated. But anyway, here are the projects on hand for this final week in July:

1. The gorgeous fern green skeins are for a special order I received from a virtual Canadian friend to work up my Wishbone Cable Bag for her! YEAH for Etsy!

2. An idea POPPED into my head for a design while we were waiting for the little folk to get picked up by their dad and this is the beginnings of a new design of handbag. I think it will be a really fun one when finished. This color with bamboo handles is going to be very eye catching I believe.

Friday evening we got another shot of adrenaline going around here when an e-mail came in from the Lux Center for the Arts. The director is interested in seeing my handbags up close and personal for possibly, I repeat POSSIBLY having them for sale at the gallery! If that falls through, I will still be pumped just because they inquired!!! That in itself is an honor that I'll never forget.

Another blessing came Friday morning when going into a meeting at a local cafe/coffee house and who do I run into? Tyler's old basketball coach!! And even though he is getting up there in age, he still remembered who I was. And then I got to run into another parent of old LCS students who I hadn't seen in over 4 years, and HE even remembered who I was. So it just goes to show me that I haven't fallen off the edge of the world as it had been feeling!!!!!!!! :)

It also shows that there are some prayer warriors out there who have been praying overtime on our behalf.

Friday, July 25, 2008


Updated 7-26-08: Yes, I am knitting and designing when I should be doing more beneficial things for the family. But I'm being CALLED to do it. Only hoping for the better. :)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Make Or Break

Romans 8:26-28:
26 And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.

27 And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will.
28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

I was incredibly blessed that this was the reading for today, because we don't know what today will hold with the meetings that are happening and whether they will end up good, or not so good. We just don't know what is in store for us. It makes it hard to know HOW to pray, and this verse reminded me (as it did after Ty's death) that the Holy Spirit is taking over for us today. We just know that God has a plan and we can only hope for the best.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Calling ALL Knitters! Is This Not True?

In catching up on my fave blogs tonight, I ran across Jane's post with a YouTube link that is great!!!!

Kris - this one's for you.

Click to get to "Never Not Knitting" song!!!!

Open for Business

The new Etsy store is open for business!!! Check it out and think CHRISTMAS! OK? :) I've been incredibly pleased and shocked that we have had the number of hits in the store that we've had, and as of right now it's not been live with product for even 24 hours.

You can click on the mini-banner at the top of the blog, or click on the store name in the left hand column. Would love your feedback everyone.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Prayers for Family

We are babysitting two of the grands today and we are trying to find something to do, which isn't easy now that our house is so bare. Here we are messing around the pond and Raegan loves flowers and is modeling an Oriental Lily. This little family is under a great deal of stress right now, so please offer up a prayer for them that peace and serenity will surround them. God has a plan, we just don't know what it is yet. :)

"I Made It Myself" Saturday

Here it is Saturday already and was afraid I wouldn't have anything completed to show this week. But somehow I pulled it off and here are two baby blankets that came off the hook and ready to place in the store.........

Make sure to check out Christy's blog to see what everyone who is participating in "I Made It Myself" has been up to this week!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Last Weekend's Eagle Fun Days

I totally forgot to post some cute photos of the grands from the Eagle Fun Days event last Saturday.
Dylan loved the boxer pups that were running around and Raegan adored the kittens that someone brought.
These two definitely LOVE animals!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Etsy Treasury - Mary Poppins

I don't make it into the Etsy Treasuries very often, rarely in fact. But I got notice this morning that JewelsOfLuxury did a Mary Poppins theme Treasury and the carpet bag I designed was one of the 12 items listed. If you want to see it, you'll have to look quick as this grouping expires tomorrow evening. And while you're in Etsy, take a look around at all the neat things people think of to make!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

New Etsy Store in My Life

I've been toying with this idea for awhile and just decided it was time. There are way too many ideas in my head to just keep them there so I've opened another store on Etsy called ThePaperTyger! There's nothing in the store yet, but please keep a watch out for some interesting things to pop up.

Now all I need is a banner for the store and I have no ideas for it. None, nada, nil, empty, totally blank. I could sure use some feedback from anyone who wants to throw an idea my way. Or even design it!?!? Come on you computer gurus - throw me a bone!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Mosaic Meme

I found this on Grammieknits blog this noon and thought it was a rather neat idea. This is what you do:

1. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
2. Using only the first page of results, pick one image for each question.
3. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into Big Huge Lab’s Mosaic Maker to create a mosaic of the picture answers.

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name.

1. Roses for Karen/Teyacapan! Happy Birthday!, 2. Tuna Steak, 3. 08 01 12_0413, 4. Soft purple, 5. Barechested Glory, 6. coffee & the city, 7. Fraser Island sunset, 8. Super Bowl SUNDAE Cake, 9. one with the sea, 10. Cherry Blossom Way, 11. celebrating the last minute of singleness, 12. Aqua Cables & Lace Baby Blankie

Side Note: I picked the first pic in the group, not one pic from the first pages of photos.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Reflective Sunday

After having one of the most incredible visits with my Sister-Sister this week, and seeing the peace, love and acceptance in her - - - it only makes sense that THIS particular story was put in front of me this morning. What an inspiring little tidbit of history.

Taken from Our Daily Bread for 8-8-08 (yes, that's where the booklet opened up to today)

As the Olympic Games open in Beijing, my thoughts go back to Eric Liddell, a former champion immortalized for his surprising gold medal victory in the 400 meters during the 1924 Games in Paris. A year after his triumph, Liddell went to China, where he spent the last 20 years of his life as a missionary teacher and rural pastor. There he ran the greatest race of his life against opponents we all know - difficult circumstances, war, uncertainty, and disease.

Crowded into a Japanese internment camp with 1,500 other people, Eric lived out the words he had paraphrased from 1 Corinthians 13:6-8 - "Love is never glad when others go wrong. Love finds no pleasure in injustice, but rejoices in the truth. Love is always slow to expose, it knows how to be silent. Love is always eager to believe the best about a person. Love is full of hope, full of patient endurance; love never fails."

Eric served the others in camp, whether carrying water for the elderly or refereeing games for the teens. When he died of a brain tumor in February 1945, one internee described him as a man "who lived better than he preached."

In life's most difficult race, Eric Liddell crossed the finish line victorious through love.

- David McCasland

Saturday, July 12, 2008

"I Made It Myself" Saturday

Thanks to Christy over at the Crafty Conservative, Saturday will get to be a day where I can show off something I've made. (I didn't make this THIS week tho, I was blessed with my sister who was visiting.)

I've been trying to push the journals that have original design knitted covers lately. Here is one of my favorites......

.........and you can have this or one like it in my Etsy shop. Want a special color or size? Let me know!!! I make these all by myself. giggle

Sunday, July 06, 2008


It was SO cool to sit down at lunch today and see that someone purchased the bridal bible I was so proud of. Extra dollars are always nice to have, like for gas and stuff. :)Then it was time to finish up the project to ship off for my hopeful inclusion in an upcoming publication. The first photo is bad color, the second photo is more realistic. Thought I'd send a little mini-notebook in with it as a thanks for looking at my design. I absolutely ADORE this lining!!! It was so incredibly perfect for the bag. Was able to fit about 4 pockets in this one, including a pocket for a pen which I always seem to never have with me. :)
It was a great weekend all the way around. Super display of fireworks at our daughter's house which outdid our neighborhood by a LONG shot on Friday night. Saturday we went and got our Guitar Hero Aerosmith and that kept us busy most of the evening. Oh MY this one is FUN FUN FUN!!!! (and very very difficult, but I play expert just because it's more fun that way. I'm so mean to Bill.)
LATER EDIT: Watch out everyone for "Back In The Saddle" - OUCH!!! It's a wrist wrecker! But what fun. :) We believe this to be the most difficult of ALL Guitar Hero games released so far and that makes it all the more fun.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Long Time No See

I know, I know. It's been a long time since I've written anything on here. But life is just that, LIFE! Since I've last talked here a few things have happened, some not so great, but some good stuff happened, too.
#1 - Had to reduce the price of the house already. That's a bummer, but we gotta unload it.
#2 - DD#1 got the pool table out of our house and into theirs.
#3 - Dartboard went to DD#1's house, too.
#4 - Went fishing for the first time this year last Sunday. I was on the phone most the time, but DH caught a teenie bullhead. We had a good laugh about that.
#5. ALL the materials are now in my possession to get the project done and shipped to New York for hopeful publication.
#6. Joined a local group of artisans to push our products and creations locally. New blog, nothing there yet, but keep an eye on it! We are gunna push and push ourselves into the public eye around here, one way or the other.
#7. It's the Fourth of July this weekend and boy, do we need a BREAK! Do you?
#8. My Sister Sister is coming to visit next week for a couple of days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH!
Enjoy the 4th, be safe, be thankful for where you live, and just plain HAVE A GREAT TIME!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Wanted to share a couple cutie patootie photos with you. This first one Raegan took of herself with my cell phone and this one actually worked, so had to download it. This was in the morning while we were fishing and of course, she was bored. Nice gum, kiddo. LOL

Second photo is of the girls swimming together - and had a WONDERFUL time together! Yep, this time I took the pic by myself on the cell phone. They aren't the best quality, but it still shows a lot of fun being had.
Side Note: The man in brown brought me the 2nd of the three parts coming to complete my 'project' for future publication. And OOOOOOOOOOOOO, was this the BEST package so far.

Prayers and a Messy House

No knitting. No cleaning. Grandkids here since Saturday but they are going home this morning. No time for an immaculate house right now.
Asking for prayers for DD#2 and for her to have a clear head in making decisions on her family situation.
Just pray. God knows the situation.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Just Dancin'

These two nuts will find any excuse to dance! Even at the zoo by the seal pool where they were playing some fun summer type music. :) I just can't take these two anywhere, can I? LOL

Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Supplies Are Coming! The Supplies Are Coming!

I feel like Steve Martin in "The Jerk" when I read back the the title to this post, but I'm so excited! I received confirmations on shipments of supplies for the project I'll get to be doing for this publication deal that's been offered. Not only is the yarn high quality stuff, but they even agreed to send me my fave fabric for the lining!! OOOO, I can't wait for the man in brown to come next week and bring me these goodies!

Look at this incredible water lily fabric they are sending!!! Isn't it the best? And so fun! It will look awesome with the bamboo.

Friday, June 20, 2008

New Knitted Items

It's been a fairly productive week for me and Etsy since DH has been down with a serious cold. Total listed this week for sale is FIVE!!! I can't believe it! My sewing machine is getting cleared off slowly but surely of knitted pieces needing finishing. Think I'm down to two items and one about an inch from being off the needles and onto the sewing table.

So since the poor hub will probably be down with this cold all weekend, here's what I'd love to accomplish since I'll be on my own:

1. FARMER'S MARKET!!! YES!!!! I need to get down there and meet some local artisans I've met the past couple of weeks on the internet through the Lincoln Handmade Team.

2. Get a washcloth or two done for an employee who is moving into Lincoln as a house warming gift.

3. Finish the two items on sewing table and list in the store.

4. Find a good outlet for 7" zippers for new idea to put in the store. Any ideas for where I could find zippers at wholesale?

5. Actually do a proto-type (if not the real deal) for new idea. OK, that means I'll have to purchase at least one zipper at retail.

6. AND NOT CLEAN!!!!!! (I think that's the best one yet) giggle

Have a SUPER weekend, y'all!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Abandonment :)

I know, it's a bad title to this post, but one of my sisters is going on an extended RV trip with her hubby and pup and I won't get to see her as much on-line as normal. It will be a summer of withdrawal for me and I'm just TOTALLY jealous. (I learned the art of "laying guilt" from my mom) giggle You can all keep up with their eastern US travels on her blog, which she says she will update as often as possible. I know it's hard to fit that in when there is so much to see and experience, but we hope she keeps us up to the moment in their adventure. We only wish them safety, fun and a summer full of new memories.

With DH being sick, he pretty much stays to himself which leaves me to get some Etsy store items actually completed and listed. I got three more items up last night and hope to get a couple more done this evening. Actually fairly pleased with the outcome of some of the new things up for sale, and my mind is in overdrive once again with another new product to offer along with possible gift sets. Oh good grief, does my mind stop ever? Anyway, onward and upward we hope and pray. :)

Monday, June 16, 2008

Chillin' Sunday

Father's Day was pretty relaxed this year! After getting the house as immaculate as possible for the open house the realtor planned (and no one showed up for) we shoved off to our oldest daughter's home for some fun, sun, golf, and even some Guitar Hero! Here is DGD#1 who was showing off in their neighbor's pool. If you make the picture bigger by clicking on it, you can see the monster smile she has on her face!
DGS#1 played hard, but knows when a chaise lounge looks like a better plan. His neighbors have a Wii and he was really just biting at the bit to go in and play instead of being with us. I sure don't blame him!
Since the WWKiP day kinda was a bust for me this year I brought along my knitting knowing we'd probably be sitting outside most the afternoon. I gave it a shot, but to be honest it just felt weird and almost kind of rude with the little kids around. So there were 2 rows completed and then put away. Abby grabbed my camera and got the shot that Bill must see me sitting in 90% of the time - needles, yarn and a cable needle in my mouth. Precious, huh. Sheesh
You can probably see that there were no 'dads' to be found in these photos. That's because the men went golfing and got home just in time to see Tiger Woods' last shot of the day. Golfing is quite a challenge for DH yet, but was so grateful he was invited to go. Just doesn't know if the eyes are good enough to get back into really playing the game anymore. And we're talking about a guy here who golfed as much as possible back in the day. SO glad he gave it shot, and so is he.
After realizing how tired we REALLY were on the way home, we didn't even stop for dinner or pick anything up to eat. But we did watch the movie we'd rented and both made it through the whole thing without falling asleep. That just shows how good "The Bucket List" was. It would be a good one to actually own.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

New Stuff

Check out the store - there's three new items to look at. Didn't get near where I wanted to be at by this time today, but three is WAY better than none. :)

This last blankie was inspired by the one I made for my niece Kate's new baby, Diana.