Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sweet Teen Prom 2012

I thought I would "brag"....I mean "blog"
 about "Sweet Teen"
one more time!!!

Prom #2 2012

Isn't she gorgeous?

And this is my daughter, "Trouble" and "Sweet Teen"!
Mom & Daughter
Do you see the resemblance?
I love our girls!!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

This & That

A couple of years ago I ordered a kit from Old Fashion Baby to make a day gown.
I was so excited but knew I needed to practice my embroidery so I got some scrap fabric and
practiced on it. When I showed it to Jeannie,
she told me to start on the fabric she sent me so I did.
It is the pretty white fabric. 
I just do a little at a time but I'm getting there.
 The day gown lessons are here
on her blog and you can order the kit from her Sewing Shop!
The blue will be washed out and the white embroidery thread will show up better when I get through.
For some reason it takes me so long to do anything. Grrrr!!!

I ordered this book from a fellow blogger!
I LOVE it!
If you haven't visited Rhonda's Blog you should!
I have learned so much from her.
Here is an excerpt from her book that I love and agree with:

"What I had been doing was working in a job I didn't like
 so I had enough money to pay for a lifestyle I didn't want.
I was shopping for clothes and shoes to make me look like everyone else. 
 I was buying things for my home to make me feel comfortable in a place
 I didn't get take the time to feel comfortable in.
  And I was buying food to comfort and
nurture because I didn't feel at ease in my life and
I didn't have the time or energy to cook the food I liked.
This destructive behaviour seemed to be quite acceptable and ,
from what I could see, my family and friends were doing a
similar thing.  Continuous consumption was even encouraged by our government, who told us that shopping was good for the country and we were growing the economy."

I've also been working on a cute top for "Angel"!
Again, I take way too long to do stuff.
I think it is gonna be cute though.

I have had this forever and it is great for embroidery,
or handsewing.  It has a light and a magnifier.
Recently my friend Allie showed one on her blog.
I don't know if it was the same thing but it reminded me to
get mine out and use it!!
And I do LOVE it!

Last year my blogging friend, Jackie sent me some minky
fabric scraps.  I just now started using it and I love it.
I found a tutorial that showed how to make baby
washcloths.  You can use minky, fleece, or flannel on one side
and do some simple quilting on them.
They are quick and easy to whip up.
You can find the tutorial Here!

It looks like I have been doing a lot and sometimes I do.
This week I got an injection in the shoulder joint and
I am taking pain meds,
(which I hate)
and doing a lot of laying around
and moaning and groaning
I have an MRI scheduled this coming Monday.
Please pray that it will just go away.

I feel so guilty even complaining about my aches and pains
when I have a close friend that has cancer and is not doing well
My Mom.
She just came through surgery on her eyelid from cancer
and did it stop her? NO!!!
She went to work the next day!!!
Please keep both of them in your prayers.

Monday, April 23, 2012

A Turning Point

32 years ago today my sister n law ("Sweet Hunters" sister)
passed away in her sleep at the age of 20 years old.
We never found out why.
The death certificate said unknown.

BUT this was a turning point in our life.
We didn't attend church at that time.
This changed our lives.
Someone you love passing away has a way of
making you re-evaluate your own life.

We got saved and joined a church and have been going since.
We were members at one church for 11 years.
Then the Lord led us to our home church where we
attend now and we have been there 21 years.
We call it HOME.
This event in our lives changed us forever.
Sometimes we wonder why things happen like they do
but I wonder if our lives would be the same today
if Donna had not left us.
Things happen to make us look up.

Three weeks after Donna's death, we had a baby girl
named Maranda.  When we first saw her laying in the
nursery, she turned her head and lifted it up and looked
right at us, as if to say everything is alright now..
When my Mother in law saw the baby, she said she looked just like Donna.
To this day my MIL will forget and call her Donna instead of Maranda.
Our baby girl was an answer to prayer.
We now have 4 children and 5 grandchildren. 
We are blessed.
This was truly a turning point in our lives for eternity.

"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:
old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
2 Corinthians 5:17

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Just a little more....

I could not help myself. 
 I had to share a little more!

Her shoes complete the outfit!!!

Oh there is Sweet Angel too!

Daddys girl!
The whole family!
No, Wait....where is "Brother"????

"Sweet Teen"
Prom (1) 2012


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Prom 2012

Yes, I am showing off my oldest Granddaughter!!!

I can't help myself....could you?

Sweet Teen will be 17 years old next month!!!

Sweet Teen & her date for Prom 1 2012!!!
Prom 2 is next week!!!!

Sorry...I just had to brag a little bit!!!
So proud of her!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Thinking Of Granny

It has been 2 years ago today since Granny left us.
Thinking of you Granny...until we meet again!
I love you!