Thursday, April 30, 2009


Ah, the satisfaction of completing a few things! What a great feeling!
I love the Spring time, the warm weather, and the flowers (but not the allergies that go with them!) Spring is rejuvenating, and brings lots of project ideas to mind. I've been practicing self control with beginning new things, and instead have been trying to wrap some projects up.
In the last two weeks, I've been quite busy. I've been working on my quilt. I can't wait for it to be done, just to keep it from hanging over my head any longer. I'm tired of it being around 'to-do'. I'm tired of breaking sewing machine needles on it too. That's another story.
I finished up a commissioned afghan for a baby girl. It's a pattern I've never done before, and think it turned out nicely.

I also finished up cropping the aquarium trip. It's now in an album awaiting the arrival of other 2007 happenings.

I also began, and completed a project in one weekend! YammaDaddy and I doubled the size of my veggie garden, and lined it with stone. We have 10 plants - 3 tomatoes, 3 okra, 2 squash, cucumber and cantaloupe. We'll see how they do when the summer heat hits.

I've also planted a hibiscus, a calla lily, and 36 petunias. Hope they all live! Here it the hibiscus. I love the colors! I'll post a pic of the calla lily when I can get a good one. The shots I took don't do them justice!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Funny Sign(s)

These signs are placed in the parking lot of a yummy chicken fast food restaurant I love. Check out the sign right behind it. It is in the edge of the parking lot of the neighboring burger place (who's symbol is a big M.) They imply here "If you ate there, you can't come through our parking lot! Find another way!" Haha.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Christmas in April

I love getting things in the mail. Well, except bills. Anyway, I especially love online shopping for this reason. I find something I like, and click! It's mine. Then, it shows up in my mailbox. How much better can it get?!? Except for the shipping charges...

After the purple dress turned out too big (from me using yarn that was too bulky), I started searching the yarn that Ravelry users suggested for these dresses - I'm going to make Sweet E another one. This one will hopefully be the right size, and will be worn this summer. In order to achieve the correct size, I swallowed my pride, and went to Hobby Lobby in search of Bernat Baby Solid yarn, abondoning hope that I could pick whatever yarn I wanted. No such luck. Then, I headed to A.C. Moore. It got even better there. They're discontinuing the yarn and only had blue left in stock. What a bummer - we can't have a cute girly dress in blue now can we? Tired of the yarn search (usually I'm much more persistent than 2 stores), I hit Ebay. Because whatever IT is you're looking for, they have it, right? Bingo! There it was. Smiling at me, and calling my name. Ahh, the sacred yarn, and on top of that, it was a Buy it Now item - I didn't even have to compete for it!

It arrived today. I opened my mailbox and was thrilled to see it stuffed in there! Yay! Now, I just have to start the dress. I really need to finished the commissioned afghan I started this weekend first though - I must use self control!

What's the fuss about? Here it is.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

It's Empty!

Easter's isn't just about the Easter Bunny, candy and eggs, thank goodness!

God sent his only son to die on a cross for us. It was the most painful, and humiliating death, after he was beaten, spat on, and ridiculed. However, Jesus Christ's body is not found in any tomb here on Earth. He's risen! He's in Heaven! Preparing a place for me, and for you too, if you'll accept His forgiveness for your sins.

It's quite humbling to me when I think of the sinner I am, and to know that Christ hung on a cross. For me.

Thank you God, for sending us your son. I'm so sorry for the death He died on my behalf, but I'm incredibly thankful He did so, so that I may live eternally.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Just a quick update - I started, and finished a scarf this weekend, for my best friend.
This was no where near as difficult as the Purple dress in the previous post, but all my crafts don't need to be huge undertakings, I figure. I got a new request for an afghan, and it's a pattern I've never done before, so it will be an adventure.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Pretty in Purple

One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art. - Oscar Wilde

I'm not trying to be conceited and claim that this dress is a work of art, but in all honesty is a work of a mommy's love. I got most of this dress done as we traveled last weekend, and finished it up today. Well, almost. I need to go buy buttons to put on the back of it, then it will officially be done. I'm really happy with the way it turned out, and with the fact that I began, and finished, a project in about 2 weeks. Yay!