Saturday, November 27, 2010
and pickles. I could go on and on about all the things
that make you so special.....but most of all,
David you are so so loved and so so wonderful!
Happy Birthday my so so big David!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
–noun, plural -ja, -jas. ( often initial capital letter )
a member of a feudal Japanese society of mercenary agents, highly trained in martial arts and stealth (ninjutsu), who were hired for covert purposes ranging from espionage to sabotage and assassination.
When I made my Ninja-bread Man (or Ginger-Ninja as Regena calls him) I didn't take into consideration the nature of Ninjas. Seems like every time I turned around he was gone. Like a vapor! It's amazing how they can hide in the shadows. For now, until the time comes for him to go to his future home, this little guy is being kept in a very safe place, under my constant supervision :)
Monday, November 22, 2010
free pattern. One of my swap partners told me that Star Trek IS Christmas to her! So how could I not make this Twisted Trekkie Spock cookie for her? I took the basic gingerbread man pattern and added some Spock flair to it. I knew that Spock would never make that crazy "Oh No" face. It's just not logical.....so I decided that even if someone had eaten one of his legs and 1/2 of his head, gingerbread Spock would never show emotion, he would merely raise one eyebrow. Now that I have finished Spock, I have so many other ideas swirling around in my head. Just wait until you see my "Ninja"-bread cookie ornament :)
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Did you know that First Response also makes a fertitlity test that looks exactly like the pregnancy test? Did you know that they included a free fertility test inside the box of pregnancy tests that my daughter bought? So the good news is that I am fertile :) But I'm definately NOT pregnant. The Bible says for everything there is a season.....*whew*. I am one very happy Nana :) After telling Jose about our very funny adventure, he smiled and said that he was happy that he didn't have to change his name to Abraham :)
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Branches! A few of the ladies couldn't make it at the last minute.(It's hard for mommies to sneak away sometimes when you have little ones at home) Even though we missed them, we will have other sewing opportunities for them to join us in the near future. Everyone had such a good time chatting and sewing!. The time flew by and the aprons came out so cute! I can hardly wait to hear about the ladies who will be receiving these beautiful creations on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. I'm so glad I found this 1 Hour Apron free download pattern :) So quick and so easy and about $3.00 in fabric. They would make wonderful Christmas gifts! Don't the girls look happy? (The smiles might have something to do with all the yummy snacks we had ) I'm thinking that we may need to get together again in the next few weeks and sew some pillowcases for the Million Pillowcase Challenge. These girls definitely got bit by the sewing bug for sure!
Friday, November 12, 2010
And the winner is (drumroll please).......MARCIA! Congrats Ms. Marcia! I will get your new sewing organizer to you this weekend!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Last week I made these 3 pillowcases for my grandsons out of flannel that I had left over from the pj's I made for them for Christmas. I was amazed at how quickly they were completed. It seriously only took me 15 minutes each! I thought of pillowcases because I remembered that when I was about 8 years old the woman who lived across the street (she was the mother of 2 of our playmates) made personalized pillowcases for my brother and I for Christmas that year. She took store bought white pillowcases and put a coloring book page inside the pillowcase and traced a cheerleader for me and a football helmet with my brother's number for him along with our names. She used fabric markers to color it all in. We cherished those pillowcases. I wonder if she knew how much her thoughtfulness meant to us. When I went online to find the measurements of a standard pillowcase, I found this list of free pillowcase patterns. Not only did I find the patterns, but I also read about the 1 Million pillowcase challenge that is going on until the end of this year. You can click on the button to the right to find out more about how you can participate, but the general idea is to make pillowcases that will be donated to children fighting cancer, abused woman and children, the elderly. It has certainly touched my heart and I will be making pillowcases to donate. When I thought about how it only took 15 minutes to make these for my grandchildren who are healthy, well fed, loved and protected, I know that even at this busy time of year I can find and extra 15 minutes here and there to make some more for those who are not. I hope some of you will join me too :)
Monday, November 8, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Butterick. One lucky reader will win this organizer! You can enter by posting your first name, where you are from, and how you found my blog. Anyone can enter and you only need to post once. A winner will be chosen at random next Friday the 12th of November.