Tuesday, June 29, 2010

This week's Ps . . .

Doesn't seen like I've been home at all this last week.  Where have I been? 


Parades . . .

Parks . . .

Patios . . .

Pergolas . . .

Okay, I'm out of Ps but these are photos of a charity garden walk.  Nothing too terribly interesting or different.  We all went on a packed bus and visited 10 (yes, ten!) backyards (that is 24 times we got off and on this VERY warm bus).  Come to find out that each backyard was designed by a local nursery so 9 of the yards looked EXACTLY alike - same plants, same trees, same pavers - only in different configurations.  NO personality at all!

But the last yard had some interest!

The hydrangeas were as big as basketballs!  Mine?  Not even a bud yet.

This week I'm going to have to work on the Cs . . . cleaning, cooking and cutting weeds!

Oh, and I have had ALOT of cuddle time with my Lainey girl!

Hope you all had some creative time and made something beautiful . . .

Saturday, June 19, 2010

A notice to all the world's princes . . .

A new princess has arrived!  Be prepared for broken hearts as you all vie for her affection in a few years!

Meet Lainey Grace!  Born Thursday, June 17th at 10:31 am.

The J-man thinks his new baby 'thister' is pretty cool!  At least, so far!

And this is one happy Grandma!

It has been one crazy weekend!  Talk to you all soon . . .

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Waiting not so patiently . . .

No pink bundle yet!  This little girl is showing everyone that she is going to be the boss!  I hope she is going to be as laid back in life as she is in making her arrival!

While we all wait, I've been taking pictures of my flowers.  Enjoy!

The next post will be from a grandma of a little girl . . .

Thursday, June 10, 2010

It's finished, now where is she?

The baby quilt is finished and we are all waiting for our little grandbaby girl to arrive!  ANY DAY NOW!   I'm not sleeping well because I just know I'll have to rush over to watch the J-man while his mommy and daddy rush to the hospital.  They made it just in time when he was born and that was after being stopped by the state patrol and then escorted to the hospital.  Hopefully, that won't happen this time!

Isn't the quilting just adorable!  Found a new quilter with terrific ideas!

I'll leave you with a picture of the catalpa tree.  I usually hate this tree because it is right in the middle of this portion of the lawn but this year it is pretty!  Good thing I took this photo yesterday because we had a storm last night and all the flowers are now on the ground.

Anxiously waiting . . .

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

While I was doing it, they were doing it too . . .

. . . having giveaways, I mean!  Bloggers are just the most generous, most creative, most talented people I know!  I'm somewhat embarrased by their gifts to me because my little giveaway was by no means up to these standards.  I've got to think of something fantabulous to thank you all for being my bloggy friends!

I LOVE all of these gals and their blogs and encourage you to visit each of them! 

Sherry from Creations From My Heart.  A pincushion so decadent, so detailed.  I'm in awe!

Donna from Brynwood Needleworks.  She made this especially for me!  So sweet.  This gal can make ANYTHING and whatever it is becomes an instant heirloom.

Lorraine from Creative Daily.  And believe me, I think she makes something beautiful every day!  Multi-talented, multi-creative lady!

Sherry from No Minimalist Here.  She has an eye for the BEST stuff and creates the BEST vignettes ever!

Haven't I been lucky to have such sweet friends!  I'm honored to showcase their creations in my home.

Thank you for all of the comments I received concerning selling my bags through etsy.  I'm looking into it!  All of your encouragement is just what I need to get my act together and promote myself, cuz no on else is going to do it!  Oh, and by-the-way, contact me if you would like to get one of my bags for yourself!

Off to work . . .

Monday, June 7, 2010

Important weekend activities . . .

. . . like running through a sprinkler!  You know, Grandma was seen running through it too!   

Hope the kid side of you had a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

What can you do between 10:00 and Midnight . . .

I sew.  I will not let myself sew during beautiful sunshiny days when there is work to do outside (which I love).  So I've been sewing at night, because I love to sew!

Made this bag.  Love the fabric.  Did I ever tell you I am a sucker for fabric?  I have LOTS of fat quarters.  And I keep accumulating them.  I can't help myself.  I really must enter fabric-aholic therapy soon! 

This is the inside.  Pockets full of cute little birdies.

These bags are so comfortable to use.  I HATE carrying a purse.  Hurts my shoulder but this one, not so much.

The lining for this one is the same fabric as the flower.

This bag is very roomy.  Perfect for all the necessities of junking!

Again, lots of pockets.  (Bad photo, bad, bad!)

I would love to sell my bags somewhere.  I have sold a few of the other styles of bags I have made but I can't make myself schlep my wares to local stores.  With everything out there on etsy, do you think I should have an etsy shop of my own?  Does anyone out there reading this know the ins and outs of etsy that could explain it to me?  

And, all you sewers out there, where do you find affordable fabric?  Quilt stores are becoming so expensive that it makes it hard to price things sensibly.  I've looked at online shops but I'm a little wary.  What do you do?

Did I ever tell you what the J-Man named his new puppy?  Biscuit.  Yup, Biscuit.  Go figure a 3-year old's mind.  I was voting for Pip.

But she's a cutie.  Naughty, but cute.  And this Grandma seems to be doing an awful lot of babysitting.  I can't stand to see her locked up in a kennel (even if it's really big) during the day so, being the softie that I am, I let her out!  She won't let me garden without jumping on my head and stealing my tools.  Kind of like the J-Man!

Tomorrow is the Hubby and my anniversary so we are going to go play all day!

Hope your week is going splendidly . . .