Tuesday, March 30, 2010
I hate going to the doctor so the other day after my visit, I splurged and bought some Cavallini sticky notes. Now, I'm not ever going to use up that whole tin so I shared with one of my friends, Deena, the bird lover. I picked out her favorite colors, packaged them up in a cellophane bag, cut two slits in the folded top, put some brown seam binding through and tied a bow, punched a scalloped tag and wrote "You are Tweet!," and attached it to the bow with a found piece of cord and Voile! Here I have a cute little gift. I save my cellophane wrappers--you know, the ones with the sealed bottom edge and I don't have to buy them for gifts like this. How can you fancy up a shared item?
Monday, March 29, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
I've been commissioned to make flowers for headbands for a wedding. Here are the first drafts of the bridesmaids flowers. It turns out that three of the four have to be remade or added to--if the bride has more selvedge. I've begun the bride's headband flowers and will show them later.
I also made another brown tank top with cream roses and brown bead centers for a friend's granddaughter. I keep busy. It keeps me out of trouble. I'm going to see Deena today and hopefully she'll feel like lunch. Follow her bout with cancer and brain tumors at http://deenasstory.blogspot.com/. (I can't get Blogger to link up on only one word so here's the whole shebang.)
Monday, March 22, 2010
My daughter and her family came to visit last weekend and we had a bit of drama. I had been preparing for an event in which I would be able to sell the things that I had been working on for two weeks or more. My family came in while I was still setting up the booth and I got home to see them for about 1 1/2 hours before I was off again with Amy, the shop owner, to man the booth. Got called by my daughter who said she was miscarrying. I turned around and met them at the hospital, my husband and I took the two children, we ate supper, went through the bedtime routine without a hitch. Daughter and husband returned about 8: 30 p.m. She's doing fine but did loose the baby. Next morning her son, 18 1/2 m old, started vomiting--same flu bug his sister had last week. Sister started cold symptoms Sat afternoon. My husband and I were up early as usual on Sun morning for a long morning of worship leading. New members lunch followed (from which we were excused due to the circumstances). Sun afternoon late, before our scheduled handbell rehearsal, we were at the prompt care facility with the baby and an earache. The family left today on a 7 1/2 hour trip that will probably take 9 hours--just normal for children, ages 3 and 18 1/2m. My husband left in zombie-like condition for work today and I have been floating in a daze all day. No telling what my daughter and her husband feel! I don't want to try that one again.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
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Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
I finished a couple more tank tops last night and....
a couple more flowers for Amy.
Plus I got to visit with M and R--always a plus.
All in all, a very good day for me.
I'm appreciating our 50 degree weather as my husband is enduring more than twice that in Africa this week. Ugh. They are having a great and productive time there, though, as they are being allowed to pass out Samaritan Purse's Operation Christmas Child boxes to the kids.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Colossians 3:23--"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart."
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Amy is going to put these on flip flops to sell in her booth at an event coming up. I've been working on flowers for her the past week and am almost through. Then I'll be doing some things for my part of the booth since she's invited me to help fill it. I'm grateful but now I need the time to work. I'll be posting what I've made maybe next week.
Monday, March 1, 2010
2 Timothy 3:16-17--"All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right. It is God's way of preparing us in every way, fully equipped for every good thing God wants us to do" (NLT).