Saturday, August 28, 2010

Rough week and getting worse...

Our sweet little Sadie beagle is very ill.

She has got worse through this weekend .

Been to vet several times already and back today.

Trying to make her as comfy as we can hoping the meds ease her off some.

Even harder times coming sooner than we ever thought.

To say we are devastated is an understatement.

Please say a prayer for Sadie and us as we take this journey together.

Thanks so much.


Added: 8-29-2010

Thanks SO much for all your kind words , prayers and thoughts.

Means a lot to know others understand.

It is really hard, emotionally and physically to deal with right now.

We do not know how long it will go on or when it will be time to let least not yet.

Love never wants to let go so we just take each hour and day as it comes.

When we took our sweetie in we knew there was so much we did not know but did not care.

She had us from the moment those sweet lil brown eyes looked up at us and said…help me.

We were not looking… she found us.

No matter this heart break and how we know it will end we would never trade a moment of her time with us . She came when we needed her just as much as she needed us.

I hope you will excuse cover message to all instead of individual email responses.

I will be back when I can.

Right now my mind and heart is elsewhere.

Thanks so much .

Hugs to each of you,


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Got 'cha covered...

Composition Notebook that is...;-)
Making the older grands each one of these cute covers with a pocket.

The fabric is a Robert Kaufman print from Hancock's.
Thought was cute with all the #2 pencils.

Here is the inside.
They can be removed to wash or put on another note book when necessary.
Yes we will include some other supplies..pencils, pens and a rule.

Raining here today!
Enjoying it so much.
The trees, shrubs , etc. are getting a nice drink.

Have not been online much. Down with my back since Sunday.
DH and I lost our minds and decided WE could move some heavy things around!
We think maybe we have learned a lesson...maybe...;-)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Feeling Owlish

Sew cute!!! These lil owls are adorable and not even all together yet!
Least I think so!

When I was drawing them out they looked devilish!

Not now!
So I have them layered on batting getting ready to applique with black thread.
Then I will sew up and stuff.
Sure hope 3 lil grands will love 'em!

Yes there is a quilt block coming soon too!!;-)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Weekend Sewing

Thanks so much to everyone who commented on my Show Your Rooster Party post!
Such fun to show off some of my fellas and also to visit others posts!
You can still go Rooster Party Looking just click on the Rooster Party button to see the list hosted by Barb!

We had a busy weekend.
DH and I went to Williamsburg Outlet Malls Saturday.
Me to look.. him to buy.
I know that is just not 'right' sounding is it! hahaha!

DH loves to go to the 'cooking shops' as he calls them.
Well he ended up with a new Calphalon stainless skillet and a new breadknife.
I did buy an apron. Very nicely made too for just 4.50!
Kicking myself for not buying more to applique for gifts!

We found Tim Tams at the Pepperidge Farm Outlet!

Yes should have bought more of them too....well maybe not;-)

Looked around some other shops so lots of walking.
Came on back through Newport News, grabbed a bite to eat.
Had to pick up some new tractor belts.
Otherwise we would have came back on the ferry to Scotland's Wharf.
We were 'so done' when we got home.
Was a rather warm day for sure.

Did a wee bit of sewing Sunday evening.
Went from this:

To this:

Cute sewing machine cover for Bernina!
Made this from an old handmade pillow sham!
No not made by me, bought it many years ago.
So today some chores calling my name!;-(
Hope to get some other sewing done later.

Thanks to all my new followers for joining me here!
I appreciate all my followers!!!

Have a wonderful Monday!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Show Us Your Rooster Blog Party 2!

Welcome to the Show Us Your Rooster Blog Party!
It is being hosted by Barb of Bella Vista!
Click on the link to check out a list of others showing off their Rooster Decor!

Most of my barn yard fellas, along with a few gals, hang out in our dining room.
There are a few sneaking into the kitchen as well.;-)

May seem like they would over take the room but really they do not.
Most of these were gifts to me.
My DH, my son, my sweet Mama and my dear pal Brenda could
just pick out the right ones for me!
Have not purchased any new ones in a while.
Happy with these for now.

They all live up high on the old oak cupboard.

This one is a teapot.
A gift from an online friend.
A couple are antique ones from DH's Granny Belle too.

This is really three canisters.
Holds my teas;-)

Cute stack of painted boxes.
One side says just GOOD MORNING..other says NOT SO GOOD MORNING!!
Bought these at a gift shop called Knot Hole Station. Love it there.

Even the light fixtures get in on it!

This lamp was another gift from a dear friend.
She sent the old spool to another friend for her to paint the rooster on it!

I used some of the leftover toile from the window valance and put in this old cupboards doors.

This big bronze fella was from Santa one year!
He moves around some.
He also likes it on the hearth in winter!;-)

I liked this pewter and wood fella a lot.
He was not working well as a cutting board so he just rules over the cook top now!
We have a few more roosters and hens here and there but they can wait for another party!
Hope you enjoyed the tour!
Thanks for coming by!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

August already...

Can you believe it?? Already August!
Seems like just yesterday we were chatting about how cold it is yada! yada! yada!
Now how hot and dry...soon cool again ya reckon?
Time is marching on for sure!

I seem to still have no better idea how to manage my time any better than I did this time last year... saying the same thing!
Have I reached some goals I had set out for myself on Jan 1... Yes.
Have I reached all I wanted by this time...No.
So what have I learned from this??
Not to set goals maybe...well not exactly...;-)
I will still set goals as they give me something to work toward.
Just maybe be more realistic with my time tables.
No matter how perfect your plans are LIFE has a way of getting in the way.

Thinking some of my bigger plans I can break up into phases.
Sort of like eating a big sandwich in small bites! ;-)
I have always been a WANT IT NOW kinda gal.
Gonna just have to change my ways.
My home may not be just as I want it right now but I have a perfectly good roof over my head.
Food in my cupboards and a few vehicles in the drive way.
A room to call my own filled with fabrics, patterns, books, machines and loads of ideas!!!
I am blessed when so many have so much less.

Speaking of blessed we got some RAIN finally!!
Almost an inch of the good wet stuff!!!
Took video !! Ha!ha!ha!
Could not get it to load up here.
So here is a pic instead!!

Yard sale was Saturday.
Was a nice cool day for it with a breeze.
Glad that one is over.
Hard work for sure!
Happy to have cleaned out some around here!
Now time to get the chest of drawers and closets in better working order.

Aunt Dot celebrated 90yrs Friday, July 31, 2010!
She is doing pretty good for her age.
Really it has only been in the last couple years she has developed some heath problems.
Up till then she had been a go getter!
Still cooks, cleanup kitchen, does laundry an looks after Uncle Ollie , 2 yrs her junior!
He has had some serious heal issues last 2 mths but doing better.

Here Aunt Dot is with our gift to her.
A joke one of sorts!
When she was asked what she would like for BD supper she said "oh I am happy with a peanut butter sandwich!"
She loves it and will eat it anytime for dinner or supper!
So DH picked up the biggest container(4 lbs.) he could find of the stuff.
I already had her bread.
She loved it an everyone there got the biggest kick out of it!

Course she got a special dessert from DH too.
Auntie does love her sweets.
So here is the Choc Trifle he made her (made with fresh brownies and Heath Bars) .
Trifle on the move!

So folks Happy Beginnings to ya!
Beginning a new month and beginning a new week!!!
....And Away we Gooooooo!!!!!!!