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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Lucky for me!!

 I entered a little caption contest at Shawkl's blog. I really didn't even think about winning. I just thought it would be fun, and it was. I couldn't resist commenting on Sam's picture since I'm also a dog owner (if that's what you call it, I think they own me!)

 If you missed the post, it is HERE.
 Thanks so much, Kathy, for my goodies or needles. They will be used because when I'm notion shopping, I usually forget to buy new hand sewing needles!
 They came in this beautiful handmade card - pretty enough to be framed. Notice that cute little 3-D flower in the corner - and it even has some "bling"!
She also wrote a very sweet note.
 If you haven't visited her blog, you need to go and see how talented she is!
 Thanks again, Kathy! I love meeting new blogging friends.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sharing a Little Love....

 My daughter bought a new camera, and she's been playing with it a little. I can't wait for her to have time to "really" work with it.
 I seem to be "blog dead" or "brain dead"! I'm still so worn out from the floor redo last week, and my sewing room isn't yet back in working order. When that is done, I think I will feel better.
 So for now I hope you enjoy my grands. They are so much fun, and we're planning a trip to the zoo next week. So I've gotta get my groove back!!

 Shelby is also getting to the age where she has to be bribed to take pics. I think her Mommy needs a supply of those Little Debbie Oatmeal Cakes. She will do anything for one of those! LOL
 Cayden is 6, and he thinks pictures are dumb, but Mommy manages to get a few.
Look at those eyes!

 Everyone take care!

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Floors are Finally Done!!

What a week this was! I am worn completely out after this ordeal. It was cold a couple of mornings so I had to find a cubby hole in the sun room to stay with the dogs until it warmed up a little. I never did take pictures of all the rooms where furniture was piled high - oh! what a mess!

 As soon as they started moving the living room furniture back in that room, I started wiping and cleaning. Everything and I mean EVERYTHING was covered in dust!
 They had a hard time ripping out the kitchen floors. When my BIL built something, he meant for it to last! That's where all of the dust came from.
 So I wanted to share some pictures. I haven't taken time to stage anything. What you see if what you get! My niece, Cricket, came and helped me clean and get everything in some sort of order yesterday, or I would still be in a turmoil. She is the best!

The sun room - pillow upside down! (I told you.)

Next is the sewing room. I do love those floors in here!

Living room...the whole house looks bigger.



 My sewing room is 3/4 back in place. I have some things to reorganize and put away, but that won't take too long.

 I have a lot of catching up to do. I have been trying to scan over my blog list at night, but let me tell you I've been getting in the bed early since I had to get up early to greet my installers.
 I'm so glad it's over, and we both just love it! I hope everyone has a great weekend.


Saturday, March 12, 2011

I may be MIA for a few days...

 We are in the process of having new flooring put down in about half of our house. Due to this, we will have to pack up and put away all of our what knots and collections of anything and everything that is on or inside the furniture.

 Whew! Just saying that makes me tired! I am also getting wood floors in my sewing room which will be the biggest disaster to dismantle. Some of my furniture is too big to be taken out as it was put together inside the room. So the guy said they would work around it, but I have to pretty much empty everything to make it lighter to move.

 Then of course, the computers will most likely be disconnected for the most part. If I can get online, it will be on my laptop.

 My DH is taking off work on Monday to help get things situated, and to help deal with the dogs. Then for 2 days I will have to figure out what to do with them and myself. At least if the weather is pretty, we can sit outside on the patio.

 After that is over, we get to replace everything. I think it's going to be much worse than the Christmas decorating for sure. I will probably never find half of my stuff as I will be sticking it in every little cubby available!

 With that being said, I will check in when I can. I know I have promised a giveaway, and it is coming. I hadn't planned on this big delay, but I can't cope with that right now with my house all stirred up. I know you will understand.

 My heart is heavy for all of the damage, destruction, and loss of lives in Japan. I am praying for them and anyone who has family or friends over there.
 I'm so glad Hawaii was spared any major damage as our Marine friend, Joseph, is stationed there until he goes back to Afghanistan.
 Happy Blogging and don't forget about me!!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Quite Contrary outfit for Shelby....

 That's the name of the fabric. I did a fabric swap/challenge on one of my forums, and my swap partner, Leslie, sent me this fabric. I just loved it, and it didn't take me long to figure out how to make an outfit that would showcase the fabric.
  I had recently reorganized my Sew Beautiful magazines, and I ran across a darling pattern in Issue #107 called Haley's Halter and Capris.
  The article showed 2 versions, and I chose to do the one with the rick rack instead of smocking.
 I love the capri pattern as it is slimmer than most patterns.

The back has 2 rows of elastic, and I like that since it's a halter style. The elastic will help to keep the top fitting snugly.
  I will probably give it to Shelby for her birthday in April so I won't be able to get pics of her modeling it just yet. I'm about to start working on some more spring/summer things.
 We are having some new flooring put down and that will put me behind about a week, but it's got to be done.

Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Dr. Oz Video about Bath Salts..

 If you missed Dr. Oz today, and you would like to see the video about the Bath Salts, this is the link:
 Dr. Oz video

 This is in reference to my post from last night. The video was just heart wrenching for me to see my friends in such pain telling about Dickie's suicide.
 Every parent/grandparent needs to see this, and especially if you have teens. This stuff has been declared illegal in only 3 states, and you can buy it over the counter.
 Please, please share this information with everyone you know.
 Julie and Rick are doctors, and they didn't know about this stuff! So much of the general population doesn't know how lethal it can be!


Monday, March 7, 2011

Watch Dr. Oz Tomorrow...

 Some of you may remember a post I did about the Bath Salts and how dangerous they are? HERE

 Our friends, Dr. Rick Sanders and Dr. Julie Lawrence Sanders are going to be on Dr. Oz (March 8) to talk about the bath salts and how the use of them was responsible for their son taking his own life.

 I can only imagine how hard this has been for them, and to be able to talk about it on national television lets us know that they are doing their best to help save other people from this heartache.

 I hope you can watch!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

I Won A Bookmark - and a whole lot more!!

 I entered a giveaway at Dee Dee's Craft Spot Blog. She notified me to tell me that I won - which I thought was a cute little bookmark. Well, it was a darling little bookmark, but she also sent me some more goodies! How sweet of Dee Dee!
 On the back it says, "Read to the Children." Love it!

 I should have taken a picture of how everything was packaged before I opened it. It was wrapped in an old pattern. I was too excited and failed to do that.
  Everything she sent was in a cute little tote bag decorated with some spring flowers.
 Let me show everything that was tucked into this tote!

 See I told you I won a whole lot more! Look at that darling framed pin cushion, a fabulous journal, some bath fizzes, a coaster, some felt butterflies, and a set of "Love Beyond Measure" measuring spoons. Each one is printed with a different saying.
  1 pinch of Patience
  1 dash of Kindness
  a spoonful of Laughter
  a heap of Love
 How cute are those!!
  Here is a close up of the framed pincushion. So neat and so handy for me as I sit next to a wall.

Thanks sooooo much Dee Dee! The best thing of all is finding a new blog friend!
 Go and check out Dee Dee's blog and visit her Etsy shop to see some adorable items she makes and sells.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Can't Leave out the Girl!!

 I hijacked another of my daughter's blog posts. It saves me a lot of time loading pictures. LOL 
 She is a great photographer. Some of you remember Cayden's pictures I posted a couple of weeks ago. 
 Shelby will be 4 in April. I just can't believe she is so "growny", and she is also very opinionated.
 I am still working on my blog giveaway. I want it to be extra special so keep checking back!