Thursday, December 31, 2009

More than conqueror award

This was made by my friend Nancie. If you have faced a difficult situation or know someone who has, please feel free to take this and pass it on or use it for yourself. Just please link to More Than Conquerors
I am also awarding this to my friend Michelle who has been through the wringer this year battling cancer. Love ya sister!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Hello from the snowy Ozarks!

I have been hard at work on my angel! The moon is nearly finished. After that, I have a bit of her dress and a little more ribbon to do. Then it will be time to steam out wrinkles and creases before I attach around 300 beads!
Katie WAS napping until she realized Jack was having a snack. That look says it all!
Not a happy girl with the biting cold 18 degrees and gale force winds. It's not so much being in the snow she minds rather getting pelted with it in the 30 mph or so wind.
Either I need to start getting to bed before Katie does or lock her in here with me!
Well this has turned out to be the Katie show! LOL! It often does, but she photographs so well and is so cute! God bless and keep you and huggles!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Busy week

Meet what I call the Warm fuzzies. The maker of the pattern calls them Poofs and they are a blast to make and easy. I need to make about 25 for the kids at church.
This was what we saw around noon Saturday from our front porch. It brought tears to my eyes because I know and love the kids there. They love to cuddle Katie and she loves them just as much. The youngest child is about 2 or 3. No one was hurt as far as we know. Even though their lifestyle is not one we like, no one deserves to go through this.
We took a drive on a fairly nice day earlier this week. We wanted to see if any migratory birds were at the Schell-Osage wildlife area. Took a picture of some dead trees in the water.
You might want to click on the picture to see it some better but there are birds on the water and coming in to land.
So that is all from me for now. God bless and keep you. huggles.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Lots to share!

I should be ashamed of sneaking up on a sleeping man, but why lie and say I am? LOL! How could I resist such a picture?
This was Miss Bug the other day when she was not feeling so good. Looking at me wanting me to make it all better I am sure.
Jack finished his runner. Came out very nice too. He has already started another.
I wanted to share this with you. It is an older piece of my own design featuring an old Irish hymn. I am going to finish it With fabric.
My progress on Rainbow Bridge. I have put it down for a bit but I am a little more than halfway done so not much longer for it.
I have been working on my angel. I did the metallic floss around her shoulders and on her halo and did the beads around her halo as well. Now on to the ribbons by her wings.
This is an afghan for Tina I am working on. I have about half of the squares done and sewn together. So if i keep at it it shouldn't take to much longer.
Well, thanks for visiting. I sure enjoyed it. God bless and see you soon.

Monday, December 7, 2009

A bug, A, hubby, & crafts

Our version of a bug in a rug! Katie was laying on her snuggle sack, so Jack wrapped her up like a burrito. Think she minds?
And here is my goofy guy stretched out trying to get his legs to ease down. I gave him a pretzel stick and much like a kid had to play with his food.
progress on Rainbow Bridge. I am working on bunnies now. The turtle with them gave me fits. It took me 3 tries to get his feet done for some reason. I just kept messing them up.
Tah dah! The "Imperfect" quilt is done, washed and on the bed. I predict toasty sleeping tonight!
So that is my little post. God bless and keep you. Huggles.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A little dog and a quilt

Katie says hello! Probably wonders if you saved any turkey from thanksgiving. Hope you had a wonderful one if you celebrate it.
Here is The Rainbow bridge. I finished the little dog burying his bones and grumpy frog as I call the little hopper. Now off to do more of the verse on it.
This is Katie helping me with a project. Yeah right! More like sleeping while I am a busy little beaver.
And this is one good way to hurt your back and make your tush go nighty night. I am tieing off my "imperfect" quilt, then I will trim it and put binding on the edges. I call it imperfect because when I made it in the early 1980's, I was not a very careful seamstress. Therefore, the corners don't match all the time. I tucked it away for a long time because of that but you know it doesn't matter how well you do a thing. If it gives you joy to do it, don't worry that it isn't perfect or as good as someone else's. So it will replace our worn out bedspread.
Oh and just a little tidbit. The fabric for the top cost less than fifty cents. When we lived in Wichita, Jack would take me to Hancock Fabrics and they always had huge bags of scrap fabrics. I bought two bags and had enough for a couple skirts, and some curtains. The rest I used for the top. i made a template of cardboard and with fabric pen in hand I set about cutting out my sqaures with my sissors. Took some time but it wasn't work at all as I really enjoyed it. I love to create and feel the fabric in my hands.
So that is it for this post. God bless and huggles.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Just a few pics to share.

Here is Katie with a new best friend! LOL! Another cute critter I made with a pattern from Lion Brand Yarns. We named him Woody B. A. Bugger since he has buggy eyes!

Today on our walk, I found some lovely sweet gum leaves and a pine cone. So I brought them home and took this picture. Little things like this always catch my eye. It was a very nice walk by the way. A bit nippy but sunny and the Methodist church downtown's bells were chiming out Jesus Loves Me. Made me smile and brought back memories of my grandma Lane who lived across from this same church. How much I enjoyed the bells even then.
Also made pumpkin cheesecake swirl bread for tomorrow and maybe a piece tonight as well. Easy recipe from Mennonite girls Can cook
So there is my little post. Be blessed tomorrow at thanksgiving and always. Thank you for your visits and friendship.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

snowmen, elephants & bunnies oh my!

My progress on Rainbow bridge. This spot seems to be taking forever but that is okay.
One of two bibs Jack is making for a couples baby due to arrive in January. The other is a cute little cow.
My elephant is all finished! Cute i think!
And this? This is what happens when a determined woman (me) goes down a road she should not have trying to get a picture of the migratory birds coming in to spend time before continuing on south. Many of the farmers make sure they have food. I almost got us stuck and was sliding all over the place. Turning around was just as nerve wracking as was getting back to the highway. And the worst part was that I still couldn't get a picture! The best part? Jack kept his sense of humor through it all and why not! I still got him to his doctor appointment on time! Some adventure that was! LOL!
The following pictures are the Christmas display at Ellis furniture in Nevada MO. We stopped in to look at used sofas and ended up buying a new looking used sofa and love seat for less than three hundred dollars. We will be getting rid of Jack's recliner and our other loveseat. Th recliner just isn't working out for him at all. However we will be giving both pieces to some friends who could really use them.

So that is all for me. God bless!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

A day in the life!

So just what are those Perkins up to? Sure you want to know? Okay but remember you asked for it!
I have finally lost what little mind I had left!
Jack is playing a game on the 'puter. I brought him some cranberry apple zinger tea to warm him up. Glad he feels well enough to be on the computer again!
Katie, of course, is napping. What a life!
And this? Really it is going to be an elephant once he grows another ear, some legs and eyes might be nice too. I want to make a bunch of little critters to give to the kids at church and kids I meet when I am out and about. I think I will do elephants, bumbly bees, lady bugs and bears.
Yippee!!!!!! I am back to my cross stitching. Ahh, that feels nice!

So there is our day. Thanks for visiting! huggles and blessings.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Just a little post

Jack had to go into the hospital Thursday and has cellulitis in his left leg. He came home on Saturday but has a long road ahead of him to recover. Still is on crutches, still having pain as well and plenty of swelling. He is trying not to be grumpy and laugh and I am proud of him for that. So here are a few humorous and sweet pictures of a guy and his loving nurse.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Unexpected Sabbatical

I will most likely not be blogging for awhile. With Jack's health concerns right now I feel it my duty to focus on keeping up the chores around here and caring for him. His leg continues to be very swollen and he is having to use his crutches tonight due to pain in the foot. I just have not been doing much of anything craft wise the past few days and am not speding a lot of time on the computer either. Hope to visit again in a few days!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Yep, here we go again!

Here are some crochet log cabin squares i am working on for a friend.
Little Miss Bug taking a nappers last night while I was on the computer.
Been crocheting snowflakes too.
Even made a beaded one. The snowflakes are for a friend as well.
So that is what is keeping me somewhat out of trouble. LOL!
Here is a little book on another fall ride we took the other day. Enjoy!

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god bless and huggles everyone until next time!