Saturday, June 21, 2008

More Grateful stuff

Not an everyday thing ;-) But still......

I am grateful for

- craft swaps (lol, is it ok to use that for every grateful list?)
- that my kids got over the chicken pox without trouble
- for a hubby that does cherish me (even though he is bad at remembering Anniversaries)
-that I am able to stay at home and homeschool my girls
- chocolate

Flag/Party Banner craft

Flag/party banner for the MDC craft swap. It was a lot of fun to make and turned out great.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

More of my cloth stash, and choices for the MDC craft swap packages with the flag/banner idea in mind.

Oh No, they got me again!

It worked yet again. The dang Joann's coupons pulled me into their store to spend and spend. My tiny paycheck should have gone to more practical things but NO I had to go by cloth. I just love the little bundles of matching cloth. They are meant for quilters but they work for generic crafters too.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

More crafty stuff

Did you ever watch Shirley Temple movies? I loved them as a kid. My latest craft project reminded me of one of her movies. She sews embroidery on a little pillow, all crocked and spelled wrong but very cute!
I started to fool around with some of my craft supplies and made some book markers. Just random style. Not any huge pre-planning on my part. Just grab and sew. The one with words on it "love to read" reminded me of the little pillow in the Shirley Temple movie.

More grateful stuff

I am grateful for

-- the portable air condishner we added to our home
--craft swaps
--- that my feet don't hurt today
--for my sister-in-law Joanie and her huge faith! Thanks for the pep talk sis.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

11 years

I have been married for 11 years wow!

I celebrated yesterday by going to work where just about everything that COULD go wrong did. It was so nice when it was finally over.

And my sweet husband of 11 years totally forgot. Or is it that he just doesn't care. It might be a little bit of both.
He has NEVER been the type to celebrate much of anything so it really should not surprise me. And it really shouldn't hurt either should it? But it does.
Perhaps he took my advice last week to "save money we really should just save it so there is no need to buy me a present for our anniversary" as advice to "just pertend we were not married this day 11 years ago and lets just go about our day as if nothing happened"
Perhaps I should just making excuses and just go out there and kick his ass.
I don't know what I am going to say to him, if anything. No matter what I say he won't change. That much I have learned over the past 11 years. I love him, he loves me that is enough.

So now I will wish him a Happy Father's Day, let him know how blessed we are to have him in our family and then go hide in my room and cry pretending the entire time that it doesn't hurt.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

daily gratitude

A friend is doing a book study with a bunch of more friends. I did not take part in the book club but I thought I would take part in some of the advice ;)
A new daily gratitude practice. I don't know if I can do it daily but here is a start.

I am grateful for
- cool easy mornings (coffee, an internet connection and a cool breeze)
-a husband who LOVES to spend time with his family
-a savings account that has money in it
-a sewing machine and a huge stash of cloth
-craft swaps

Chicken Pox

Two of my three children have the Chicken Pox. I hate to see them covered from head to toe with spots but I am very glad that they are getting it over with when they are young. I wanted to cheer them up by sewing them something fun (and funny) A beanbag/pillow with Chicken AND spots. My youngest keeps calling it "Chicken Spots" instead of "Chicken Pox" she was inspiration for my latest craft.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Cloth grocery bags

I I have to show off the grocery bags that I made for the MDC swap. :) SO MUCH FUN!!!

Silly Monsters

I did some more sewing. I would rather sew right now than do just about anything. I am finding myself in a personal funk or sorts. I am feeling very 'down' I wouldn't call it depressed, it isn't quite that far. But yes, down is a good title for this chapter in my life.
Back to the subject of sewing. I am leaning on sewing as my way of cheering myself up. I keep the sewing machine on the kitchen table about 90% of the time. I have a huge basket with my current projects all piled in.
This weeks project is silly monsters. I got the idea for them by just surfing the web. My darling daughters really love it when I sew them stuff so I had to oblige right?
I doodled a few silly looking (right from the cover of a Jr. High schoolers notebook) monsters. Each of my three darlings picked one. It was not a surprise that my youngest had to copy one of her big sisters and pick the same one. Not a prob. We just picked different cloth. Picking the cloth was a lot of fun. I piled a huge pile of cloth on the floor and told them how many I wanted them to pick. Yes these are colorful silly monsters.
They turned out really cute. I did not have any cotton stuffing only bean bag polly fill. They kids didn't want to wait for the soft fluff so I used the bean bag fill.
So let me introduce you to the three silly (and colorful) monsters. The last one has a baby in a pocket that can come out.