Friday, April 29, 2011

Bedroom Renovation Under Way

I have wanted new bedding for our king sized bed for quite a while, but the prices are just crazy. I've had our bedding since before our wedding and it is kind of dark and winterish. I really wanted something clean and summery. Yesterday, I was at Target and lucked out. I found this king sized comforter on clearance for $20.00! They had 3 square throw pillows and a few towels on clearance too and I grabbed them up. I love the color. I wonder why? was my wedding color. I knew George likes that color too. The best part is that it is a clean slate. It is plain and crying out for some dressing up from a quilter. I have plans to make a smaller quilt to be folded at the bottom of the bed and I have plans for the pillows too. Since I have so much "alone" time because George is working a lot of hours, I plan to get right on this project and I will keep you updated.

Baby Leighton is continuing to improve. Please keep praying for her.

I am also praying for the people so devasted by the tornados. It's so sad. I have been more and more aware that we really shouldn't take anything or anyone for granted.

Happy Sewing!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Update on Baby Leighton

My dear blogging friends,
I wanted to give you a quick update on Baby Leighton. She is improving daily. It is such a blessing as they had done all they could medically and called Jeremy back home from Afghanistan and called in the hospital chaplin. We were worried that her Daddy wouldn't make it home in time. But things have improved so much. Please don't get me wrong, she is still critical and needs continued prayer. Pray specifically for her oxygen saturation. God is so great! It has been my prayer that God would heal her to glorify himself. So many people are praying for this family and our church family is doing all we can to help them. Please, please continue to pray for Leighton, her Mommy and Daddy and her older siblings.

Thank you so much,

Friday, April 22, 2011

A Quick But Urgent Prayer Request

Ladies, remember the bag and blanket I made for Baby Leighton?(a few posts back) She is a preemie born 13 weeks early. She was born 2 months ago. Well, she had been doing pretty good and was up over 5 lbs. as of last week. Her family goes to our church and her mom (also a mom of 6 kids) and I have become good friends. Her Father is in the Navy and last Monday, my girls and I watched the younger children while mommmy and daddy went to the hospital to see baby Leighton, then they went to the airport because the father, Jeremy, was deployed to Afghanistan. They night Jeremy left, Leighton took a turn for the worse. She is now hanging on by a thread. Her father was called back from Afghanistan. It does not look good but God is able to perform miracles so I am asking my sweet blogging friends to stop what you are doing now and pray for sweet baby Leighton and her mom and dad, Carrie and Jeremy. Thank you so much! I will keep you posted.

Praying non-stop,

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

I'm sorry it has taken me a while to finish the second step of this Blogger award and that is to pass it on. I was waiting on permission from the recepients. Some answered 'no', some answered 'yes' and some didn't answer.
Let me say one thing about blogs and awards and such. To me the greatest award you can give a blogger is to share her blog with others. If you enjoy a blog, then add it to your blog list. I took over an hour yesterday and updated my blog list. I was very behind on it. I added all the blogs I follow to my blog list and I will be more deligient to do it more often. I have blogged for couple of years and I only had a few followers who were so kind to leave sweet comments to me. These sweet ladies are trying to cut back their blogging time and do some designing and stuff so I will not pass these awards on to them because I know they don't have time now. However, Cyndi, Allie, Mrs.Goodneedle thanks for being my friend and commenting even when you were the only ones reading. Last month I had 2600 plus hits so my audience is definatley growing. Anyway, to make a long story short, there isn't a blog listed on my blog list that isn't deserving of an award and worth reading. If you enjoy my blog, I hope you will add me to yours.

I nominate
Bluebird Notes
Cookie and Claire,
Designs by Fee
Funky Village Lovely Blog
My Homespun Threads
Please click on their names to check them out. Please check out the others on my bloglist. Thank you again It's Sew Kiki for nominating me.

Happy Sewing!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I Won an Award

I am very honored and to accept the Stylish Blogger Award from It's So Kiki. She has a wonderful blog, you should pop on over there. By accepting this blog I am supposed to pass it on to six other blogs and tell you seven things about myself. Well, I am going to do this in two parts. I wanted to get permission from the bloggers that I chose before I announced them, since there is some responsibility that comes with the award. I have been turned down by a few. I am still sick so I may not be able to get permission from six. I thank Kiki for this award. I am definately learning as I go. Infact I just learned 3 days ago where to see all of my comments in one place. I'm so sorry if I missed your comments in the past.

So, here I go with seven things about me.

1) As long as I can remember, I wanted to be a Mommy, an actress and a singer. As is turned out I have six children, I sing solos and in the praise team at church and I am sure I have to 'act' from time to time.

2) I taught myself to sew and quilt when I became a mom 21 years ago, but have since traveled to many places in the country to take classes and schools from the best in the business. When I am interested in something I study it do death. George says I am a perfectionist and he is right.

3) I get very frustrated that I am not more computer savvy. I wish I knew how to make graphics and stuff on the computer.

4) I am a very loyal friend.

5) 1930's reproduction fabrics make me SO happy!!

6)I'm a carb and diet coke addict.

7)I want to visit all 50 states by the time I'm 50. I am only halfway there with just a few years to go.

Stop by tomorrow and see the bloggers I choose.

Happy Sewing!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Happy Monday!

I hope you are all having a Happy Monday. George and I are recovering from a whirlwind cold. On Saturday night at 10:00 I was rehearsing for a solo I was supposed to sing yesterday at church. I felt a little tired and went right to sleep. At 7:00 am I woke up with a high fever, I actually thought I was having night sweats during the night. But George had the same fever, we had very sore throats and major coughs. I don't think I have ever gotten so sick, so fast. Very weird. Anyway, today I am supposed to meet my new client who wants me to make some curtains and pillows for her home. I am trying to look human before she gets here and praying she doesn't want them finished by tomorrow.(lol) I don't think I have enough energy to do too much sewing today.

I do have enough energy to cruise the sewing blogs and see all the creative things everyone makes. Speaking of that I have some projects posted at Skip to My Lou's linking party. You can find it here.

Oh...I am here too.

Sumo Sweet Stuff

Happy Sewing Friends!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

New Give Away and Flamingo Does the Ballet

While at a linking party at Kool Beens (see button on lower right) I found a nice give away at It's Sew Kiki. You can find her here. She is offering some nice things. If you enter, please mention that you saw it here.

Yesterday I helped my oldest daughter celebrate her 17th Birtday. We were going to take a weekend roadtrip but we have postponed it til George gets a new job. We had lunch at Pollo Tropical (her request) and we went window shopping. We stopped at one store that had some pretty "out there" things. Abby has been invited to prom by her boyfriend. He is a sweet boy from church and his mom is very excited about him taking my daughter. I am excited because my daughter is homeschooled and I am happy she'll have this opportunity. make a long story short. We took this picture and sent it to boyfriend's mom as a joke and said this was her new dress. She didn't know it was a joke and she texted back "WOW!!!!PRETTY!!! She didn't know it was a joke and those were the only words she could come up with. When we explained later, she said it looked like "Flamingo does the Ballet".
I told her she had named the perfect children's book and now we'd have to write it. It was all pretty funny.

Flamingo Does The Ballet

On another note, I gets lots of visitors to my blog, the other day I was getting one every five minutes or so. I am so glad to have visitors and if you like my blog, I'd love you to be a follower.

So, I am going to spend the entire day in my studio today. I have so many ideas, they are swirling around in my head making me dizzy.

Happy Sewing!!