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??