Friday, February 26, 2010

Just Stand

Like a deeply rooted tree, be strong in the Lord. Put on the full armor of God.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

For My Mommy-In-Law

I took one look at the pattern for this apron and it immediately made me think of my mommy-in-law. I love the ric-rac, piping, scallops (not the sea food). I hope she loves it too.

Monday, February 15, 2010

From Where I'm Standing

Here's the view.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Little Painting

So this past Christmas I asked my hubby for some painting lessons, instead I got this, which was fine with me. I was excited that he put so much thought into this gift. So no one understood the hint I gave. It was Bob Ross in pig latin, at least I thought it was. Anyhow, I'm no Bob Ross, but I sure have enjoyed trying his techniques.
Here's a sketch of a Bull Dog that Sissy did. I've seen such artistic talent in her from very early on. And an etch a sketch drawing she did last year, which for some reason always impressed me, because I know how hard it is to operate those things.
Who knows, maybe some day my girl will be the female "Bob Ross".

On second thought.....

Monday, February 8, 2010

Scrappy Quilt

I linked up to A Soft Place to Land

Here's a simple baby quilt I made over the weekend using only scraps from my braided rag rug and reupholstered rocking chair. I did have to purchase the backing and batting. This project cost about $10.00
Lessons Learned from my Mother In Law: Don't EVER throw away your scrap fabrics.


Friday, February 5, 2010

What's Happening?

I know I've been in a blogging slump lately. Circumstances have kept me from doing much of anything, but here's a few little projects I've been able to complete.
A Valentine's Apron

A Braided Rag Rug thanks to another great tutorial by V&Co. I LOVE that woman. What else? hmmm.... I've taken up a new hobby, but I won't let you in on it just yet. I'll save that for another post. Here's a hint: Obba ossra.

I'm a brand new aunt of a beautiful baby girl Eleanor (aka: Nora) and it makes me want another baby for about two minutes. The rug pictured above was for her new nursery. It is simply the most precious baby girl room ever. I'll post pics later.

My oldest daughter applied for "set designer" for the school play and got it!!! I'm so proud of the young lady she is becoming. She brought home a straight A mid-term report today.

My youngest isn't a baby anymore and it breaks my heart that's she's about to turn 5.

My loving, supportive, handsome hubby is having a birthday tomorrow. Just when I think it would be impossible to love him more than I do right now..........I do.

My daddy is still letting his creative juices flow in spite of all he's going through. He's a fighter and a WINNER no matter what the outcome is.

I'm happy in life. God has given me peace. What more can I say? I am blessed.