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Sunday, July 31, 2011

More Sewing for Shelby...

 I just never get tired of sewing for my sweet Shelby. I've been trying to use up some fabrics I've had in my stash for a while. I have to say, I've done pretty good! At least pretty good for an old Mimi. LOL
  I had prayed for a little granddaughter to sew for ever since my own kids grew up. Then a year after Shelby was born, I found out I had tongue cancer, and I had that dreadful surgery. So I lost out on several months of sewing. About the time I really got started back, I had to have shoulder surgery. Another setback...Plus it didn't help, and I still have problems with that shoulder. I can only raise my left arm to a certain point.
  I'm not one to give up, and I was determined to keep sewing, and I have. It's not always comfortable, but I manage. It's my joy and my thereapy!
  I bought this pink pique poodle fabric when Shelby was a baby, and I'd always intended to use the Children's Corner Callie pattern so that's exactly what I did!
I made pants and bloomers so she could get more wear from the outfit. 
And of course, I had to add a pic of the princess wearing her dress. Her mom wants to find some cute shoes to go with this, but Shelby would much rather be wearing flip flops. At least we talked her into the silver sandals - this time! 

Friday, July 22, 2011

Something Beautiful I Won....

 I never dreamed when I entered THIS giveaway, that I would be lucky enough to win. If you haven't visited Jenny of ELEFANTZ' blog, you must go and see how talented she is! Jenny doesn't just share her talent, she shares her life in Australia. 

 Be sure you go to that link and read her post about the giveaway. Jenny has an Etsy shop, and she now has her own magazine.
 I'm not very good at detailed handwork, but I sure do enjoy looking at what other people create.

 I took some random pics of the heart I won with the word "BELIEVE" so neatly appliqued on the heart. 

 That's a powerful word around here especially since I've had cancer, and then another scare in May. 
 No matter what the outcome of anything we face, we have to BELIEVE that our God is going to carry us through.

 I love how this heart looks laid on top of the quilt that is on the foot of my bed. 
I want you to look at the detailed work on this heart. I am just amazed!

Thanks so much, Jenny of ELEGANTZ! I love your blog, and I appreciated a chance to win a piece of your special work!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Oh My Gosh! What a Big Surprise!

 I was working on the computer, and I received a text from a friend in OK, and she told me to get on Facebook. So I said, "ok", as I figured it was some sort of drama going on. LOL
  I start reading the news feeds, and I see this post from my husband, Clay. 
On the 24th of July, Shirley and I will have our 40th anniversary. We don't buy presents, but since she has put up with me for 40 years, thought I would buy her something for this special year. We have had so many wonderful years, two great children, a great SIL and DIL, and the most wonderful gift of all, our grandchildren. Happy early anniversary to my soulmate. Come to the sun room!!!!. Love you!!
 So when I got to the sunroom, he handed me a sweet note, and told me to go and look in his truck. When I got there, this is what I found (except in the box).
 It is a brand new Babylock Ellegeo Plus embroidery machine! You can read about it HERE.
  I have been wanting to switch back to Babylock as I have the most wonderful dealer around. I also love the extra long hoops for appliqueing names on things.
 His now famous post on FB has 172 comments! Wow! We are popular! LOL Our friends were anxiously awaiting for me to find my surprise, and I wasn't even paying attention. I think everyone had a good laugh for the day. I know I did when I was reading all of the comments.
 I also had a few tears. I was so completely overwhelmed to say the least.  Thank you, my dear husband. It's been a wonderful 40 years! (almost)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Finished Another Outfit...

 I seemed to be on a roll this past week! It sure helps when you don't have to stay in the road.
 I actually started another project, and I couldn't get this little pattern off my mind so I put that one down, and cut out this one.
 This little pattern is free on this BLOG. A sewing friend from my Babylock Club Class gave us the link.
 It is called the Solar Sundress, and it is soooo easy and fast. 
 Of course, I had another reason to use my bias tape maker machine. I didn't change the pattern, but I did add bias tape to the hem.
 I did get to see it on Shelby, and it fit perfectly. I'm waiting on her mom to send some pics so I can show you. I know I'll be making some more of these because it can also be worn over a little shirt for the fall.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Update on Jason - our niece's DH...

First let me say Thank You for the comments and the prayers. If you missed my first post, you can read it HERE.

 Things didn't go so well at Tulane in New Orleans. They never even got the arteriogram done, and Jason had a lot of waiting for nothing. Plus the doctor there had only performed one of these surgeries, and he himself didn't feel comfortable doing it.

 So that little flag went up that said, "Let's go home!"
As soon as they got home, they had a call from the dr. at Stanford in CA.

 He had done hundreds of these surgeries, and he told them from looking at Jason's tests, that he had 2 strokes instead of one.

 Arrangements have been made for them to fly out there by July 12th. The first surgery will be on July 19th followed by a 2nd surgery on July 26th.

 Please keep them in your prayers. They will have to leave their 4 yr. old son, Kayl, at home with relatives and friends. He's never been away from them for that long. It will be several weeks before Jason can come home.

 Some other family members will also be flying at different times.
 Our family appreciates every prayer that is said for them!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

This Family Needs Your Prayers...

Please pray for this little girl - Abby - HERE. She has been having treatments to shrink her tumors so she could have surgery.
 She had a very extensive surgery, and now she is having some complications.

I've been following her progress for a while.
Thanks so much,