Monday, July 23, 2007


I have been a bad blogger lately due to VBS at church. It was a great week, 23 kids saved, but I am so glad it is over!! So happy in fact that I want to give a wallpaper packet away. Leave a comment on this post and I will draw at least one winner on Friday the 3rd. The packet contains 30 sheets of wallpaper( most of them 12x12), vintage poetry and hymns, 2 pages of clip art, old buttons, lace and crocheted flowers. Maybe a few extra surprises in there as well. I have pics of the giveaway but I can't seem to get them to upload so I will post the pictures as soon as I can. Don't forget I will draw the winner on Friday Aug. 3rd.

My 3 boys go back to school on Mon of next week, YAY!! I love being an at home mom but this summer seemed to go on forever. I have been teaching myself knitting which is another reason I haven't been posting, once you get on a roll you don't want to stop. I will be posting pics of that project as well. If you are a knitter or crocheter and would like to get some very pretty patterns go to I love it all, and the prices on the yarn seems better than getting it here in the states as well.

I will be back after supper to post pictures, I hope.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Scrap Night

Tonight is Scrap Night at church from 6-11pm. Can't wait, this is my "away" time and I have so much to work on. Last month I got 2 pages made, it's kinda hard to complete a page when you are running around looking at every one's "stuff" and talking 90 to nothing! So tonight is SERIOUS BUSINESS, :). Well, I will try to get down to business, anyway. Packing to go is like going on vacation, I have a mess everywhere trying to figure out what I might use. All the girls made fun of me taking 4 trips to the car to haul it all in the last time so I may just make 5 tonight. A friend of mine that sells Stampin Up will be there to set up a booth so I will probably have pics to show you. I can't seem to resist new stamps, even tho' I have drawers full now that I haven't even mounted. It is really very sad, and my husband wants to kill me everytime he sees one.
On to other things, I have been working on an amigurumi bunny. This will be my first attempt at changing a pattern in crochet. I like to play it safe and go exactly by the book most days but the first bunny I did by this pattern turned out so small that I thought I would tweak it a bit. I would really love to know how to make the body and legs as one instead of attaching them at the end so if someone out there can tell me that I would love them forever!! I took pics this morning but can't get them to upload so I will be back later today to show you the bunnies. Maybe someone can tell me what to do to make them cuter!
I hope everyone had a great Independence Day!

Monday, July 2, 2007

I posted pics below of the 4 bookmarks I sent out to my swap partner, Betty and the host of the swap Phyllis. If you 2 haven't gotten these yet you may want to quit reading. I had so much fun making these and thought I would try to make some for my etsy shop. Within the week I will have different styles and different season bookmarks listed so make sure you check back. Of course the Patriotic ones will stay year round because well all of us in the states should be Patriotic all year round not just on Independence Day. I will try to post a few more pics later today, now I am off to the bank.

Patriotic Bookmark Swap

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Tea Party Goodies

I am so late getting these posted but I did want to share what Jessica sent me. We participated in the Partea Time Swap by Risa and Jessica was my partner, she was so prompt in getting my goodies to me. I, on the other hand, was a "deadbeat" and was late getting my gift to her in the mail. I do hope she enjoys hers as much as I have enjoyed mine. The picture is kind of dark but I think if you click on it, you can see a little better. Of course, you will also see that my kitchen was not completely painted at the time. We have new countertops coming in and as soon as all of that is done I will post new pics.