Sunday, October 31, 2010

Back to basics

Now with ample time away for personal items...
it is time to go back to basics!

I have been working on some fun things
in the past few weeks...
and although I can't tell where this one is going...
I can show what it is...unfinished as it is...
This is my rendition of the candle mat for the swap!
I just fell into this pattern, and I think I like it...
ever make anything you wish you didn't have
to send out?  I think I will just make one for me
in the same fabrics!


After it's all cut out...finding the right layout is key




This was the fun part...piecing it all together


I took out the middle square to do a little twist...


I loved the way this looked...


And so then to try it out...


See? Doesn't Santa look happy to be the center of attention?


I will put a backing on this today, bind and quilt it and off in the mail
it will go tomorrow to it's new owner!
I hope she likes it. She asked for bright...do you think this will fit the bill?


Saturday, October 30, 2010

My Beautiful Daughter Jenn...and Adoptions!

It seams...
like just yesterday...

October 30, 1985
It has been 25 years...
Jennifer Lynn
weighed in at 9.5 lbs. and 20.5 inches.


Her older brother David  immediately claimed her
and tagged her with the name...
Ninny.



What a great pair they made!


Always smiling...



Except...when she was sleeping...

Not much ever changed...
A sweet joyful, quiet little soul...
She used to go to sunday school every week
and she just grabbed on to Jesus with both
hands...
and He's held on to her.

What a journey...

Kindergarten Graduation
High School Graduation

Graduation from Texas A&M!!!
Beautiful and Crazy times in between...











 Oh, and that email...
The one in college with this picture...
what you can't see is...
that little stud in her nose...

I laughed my fool head off!!!

And then this...


Who knew you could love so much...
Happy Birthday my sweet girl,
Your life made my life sweet...
Thank you Jesus.


Sew...It Seams Appropriate...
To announce the winner of
My Celebration
of my baby girl's
Birthday...

With a little
ADOPTION!

and the winner is...



PATTY C  !!!!!
 
Dear Patty,
I know you will give him a wonderful home...
Send me your address and
I will send the stork
on his way!!!
AND
This is an open adoption,
so please send pictures
when he is all dressed up!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

ZANE JACKSON DAVIS...WELCOME TO THE WORLD!

INTRODUCING
MY NEW GOD-SON...



Zane Jackson Davis
born 4:25 p.m.
October 27, 2010
6lbs 12 ozs
20 inches long

May the Lord watch over you all the days of your life...
Wow...what an amazing creation!


Look how perfect he is...
 
I am in love. xoxo

Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday...and Giveaways!

Me and my little Cotton want to wish
you all a wonderful weekend!



 Just a reminder that I will be
choosing a winner
 for my giveaway OCTOBER 30th!!!!
I can't wait to see who is going to get to ADOPT my little snowman!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Her collection is out...

You have to go by Jeanne Oliver's site
 and see her wonderful new collection...
It's all things Vintage...
Just click on the button on the left side -
Oh! and she is hosting
a little giveaway of her own
 worth $200 toward her new line...
Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming...

My favorite little quilt shop,
The Quilter's Emporium...
in Houston
is all decked out for the holidays!
Just wanted to share...
BUT...Stay tuned...
there's a surprise at the bottom...
you WILL NOT
want
 to
MISS
IT!



It's not Christmas yet...
but this little guy made me wish for snow!



And this one...just had to get the big looking glass...
What a wonderful little goodie it was!
 

And look at these!!!
I loved, loved, loved, loved the
Snowman!

So...are you seeing a PATTERN here?
IT'S
SNOWMEN!!!

and
I brought one home too!

Well...
I brought home
TWO!



It Seams To Be Sew...
that this one
Is up for
ADOPTION!

His name is:
Stick Snowman
Snowflake Greeter #655
~~PATTERN~~
from Happy Hollow Designs

To Enter...
1.
Send me a comment
and let me know
what kind of home
you will provide for
this little guy...
2.
Tell me if you are a follower...
for another chance to win!
If you are a quiet reader tell me
and I will STILL enter you
for another chance to
WIN!
3.
Post...
Post..
POST!!!
about this on your blog!
for another chance to WIN!

I will choose a new mommie or daddy...
October 30th
in honor of my baby
girl Jennifer's birthday!

OH!
and
Please Please Please!
~~leave me a way to get in touch with you~~
if you win!
and
I WILL
ENTER YOU
AGAIN!!!!

Whooo Hoooo!



Monday, October 11, 2010

Sew...Sunday...

Could have been a lonely day...

My sweet man Bill was gone working all last week,
 was home for a day,
and was heading out again
 for another week of work...

We are THRILLED
his business is just Booming it seems...

and thankful...

*****SO*****

After the Ladies Tea on Saturday...
I was in the mood to create.
I figured I would make up the little
door hanging that I wanted to do for the front door...



but one thing led to another,
and before I knew it...
I had a GOAL...
I would redecorate the ENTIRE house
before Bill returned home...

Oh, then it was ON!

The
Kitchen 
was the first room
I decided to tackle...


I won this little beauty from Handmade by Heidi...
LOVE IT...Thank you girl!


A little something to brighten up the dark forbidden area
we ALL have on top of our refrigerators...
Truthfully...

I was a little traumatized by the whole experience...
Let's just leave it at that.

I have been just waiting
to hang this little baby...

That lamp is one of a set...
from my mama.
A little sprucing up...
and it's still beautiful.
(ok, mom. you were RIGHT. It is a timeless piece.)

Then I added a little more...
under the little lamp...
WAIT!!!
Did you see that on the LAMP?
That FABRIC
is part of the
 Beach House
collection
like what
I just had in my last
GIVE-A-WAY...

and now...in case you haven't noticed...
It is very dark outside.
That tends to happen when it's MIDNIGHT.

I had some cleaning to do...
it took a little while.
What can I say?

Oh, but wow...
who knew there was so much
real estate
in
MY KITCHEN???
I finally went to bed around 1 a.m.
I was tired.
I was extremely sore
and
I had to be up at 4:30 a.m.
to get ready for work...
but
I was extremely
 HAPPY.

I am really looking forward to my next room...

Stay tuned...

Just sippin' a little Texas Tea...

The Saturday Ladie's Tea was wonderful...
When Cindy called me to come and sing I was thrilled...she is one of those people that isn't just a friend. She's family.

And Bro. John...was my first music director...the one who gave me an opportunity to sing in our choir...and then eventually encouraged me to sing on my own...
and even after they moved and began their own church, he and Cindy came all the way back to Kilgore just to sing for my
 mama's Homegoing.

Yes.
They are my family.



 



And this is Mary...
I was so glad she came with me -
We both made some new friends that day...
What a blessing to have real friends.
Isn't she lovely?



I thought I would share a few of the tables...
Each one was decorated by a different lady...
Some with personal china..
Some with a little whimsy...
and some with prizes galore...
but all with beautiful tea cups.

I hope you enjoy them as much I did!























And Cindy made that delicious "secret" sauce for the fruit...


She SAID she would give me the recipe....


and she will....

And those little jewels are CREAM PUFFS! I had never had them before...


Oh, but I have NOW!!!!


YUM YUM YUM!



Have a good week everyone...
Take a little time to sip a little tea
in one of your finest cups...
and be a queen for the day...