Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Two new boys in my life

I have been lucky these past two months and now have two very special new boys in my life.  First I will tell you about my beautiful new grandson born on September 19, 2011.  His name is Evan Lee and he weighted in at eight pounds two ounces and twenty one inches long.  This was my daughter Stacey's second and second boy.  She was in labor for twenty four hours so it was quite tiring for her.  But for all that hard hard work she had a most beautiful baby.  Here are some pictures that his Aunt Sarah took of him.  I think she did a wonderful job.

Collection Aunt Sarah took at Hospital day of birth
Evan Lee and brother Issac Dawson (9)

Best Bud's

Evan minutes after birth

Going Home

Well that is my first little guy to sing praises for now here is my second little guy that I can love up whenever I want.  His name is Henry and I just added him to my family.  Here is his picture....

I have had him for three weeks now and he is ten weeks old.  Is he not a just a cutie?  Look at those two little wishbones above his eyes for good luck.  He has a little freckle under his left paw but did not get a picture of it, well have to some time to show you.  He loves to chase his tail and roll on his back and box with you.
Attack Cat

This is Henry's just before he attacks or pouches on you.  I call it his attack cat, he loves to stand on his back two legs.

Second Favorite Place to Sleep

Henry's second favorite place to sleep other than with me is the bottom of the fake tree that I have in the living room.  He just fits it now but I do not know what he will do in a couple of months.  I sure hope he does not try to climb it because as you can see the base is only a few inches around.  It would hold him now but not for long.  Of course he had to find my stash of sacks of sewing supplies I was hiding in the corner but so far he has left them alone..... I hope it stays that way because I do not have very much room to hide things in this tiny apartment.  He is having so much fun with all my craft supplies.  I think he might be my next recruit...does that count Sandi and Ronda?  He really likes Stampin UP ribbon and paper and the UPS boxes............................................

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Nice to be back in the grove of things

It is so nice to finally have my computer back to working order.  You do not know how much you are attached to it until it breaks down.  Then after you get it fixed you wonder why did you wait so long to get something so easy done.  But I am just thankful it is done.  Well like I said I have lots of old pictures to get caught up with so here are some pictures of some summer projects.

Mariah Elizabeth

This is my granddaughter Mariah who turned fifteen this past June.  Took the picture a little too soon just before she smiled.  She is holding a prayer journal book that I made for her.  I first made one of these at one of Ronda Wades classes and I have made many since and given them away.

Gift bag front

I was told by my daughter that Mariah's favorite colors were purple and green.  Well what do mom's know, as you can see from Mariah's picture, it is ORANGE AND GREEN....yuck!

Backside of bag

I had these money holder cards setting around for quite some time and thought it was about time to do something with them.  Tell me what do you think?

Baby money card holder 2011

Airplane Money Card Holder

Flower Money Card Holder


This card is a little different than the norm.  The front is created using  a letter plate given to me and ran it through the bigshot.  It was a little thick for the bigshot but I got the effect I wanted.  How can you resist that face.


This summer was a time to get into my stash of inventory and clean out.  This was another set of cards and envelopes that I had set aside to make and never got to them.  Since the front of the card was precut I decided to place another flower inside the card to cover up the backside of the front of the card.

Pam's birthday card 071911 front view and envelope

Now I will close with my best card for my sister Pam's 59th birthday.  I just had to get this sewing stamp set just to do this card for Pam and she loved her card.  So if you are a reader of my blog you know that Pam is a avid sewer and loves Orange which made this card very easy to make.

Inside View

The pattern pieces I stamper on tissue paper to give it the real pattern piece look. And the tape measure I heat embossed silver ink at the tip to make it look like a real tape measure.  I had lots of fun making this special for Pam.  Well that is some of my summer projects let me know what you think of them.

Friday, October 14, 2011


Well I hope I am past the computer problem.  I had a friend come down and work on my computer and hope we have taken care of my problems and maybe I can do some blogging now.  So here are some new but old pictures that I have been saving to post.

My first picture is of a table top that I did for my daughter Stephanie.


I was suppose to make this for Stephanie six years ago and got the material but never got the time to make it.  Well I just had to set myself down and do it finally.  The top is all done in piece work on the sewing machine in individual rows.  After layering the pieces together I hand quilted through the layers.  The fishes were added with fusible webbing and then blanket stitched with black embroidery floss.



Stephanie really liked it but thought it was too nice for her table.  I was glad she liked it.

Clara Smith's Pillow Case set

 This is the pillow case set that I made for my friend Clara Smith's 90th birthday party this year.  Now the Lord created the earth in seven days but it took me eight hard extra long days, two broken needle threaders, untieing many knots and now I think I must be going blind.  But I made it time for her birthday.  Why do I always wait till the last minute to think of a project to do?  Do any of you have that problem?

Lace Edging

Well that is it for today hope you enjoyed let me know what you think and hope to post in a couple of days since I have lots of pictures stacked up in back order from the past few months.