Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Finally a Work Day.

Nina and I stayed home today. We were invited to a brunch with our girlfriends, but I forced myself to stay home. I have been so busy that I have not had the time to craft lately and time is running out before our first holiday show. Nina enjoyed creating today as well. She played with stamps, cut fabric for us to sew on the machine and traced cookie cutters. She really wanted to paint, but I was having a hard enough time getting my sewing done. I do love that she likes to do arts and crafts. She almost likes it too much. Does that make sense?

Have some great new softies to share with you. My friend Deborah, from my Frayed Edges Art Quilting group, brought me an awesome wool sweater all the way from Texas. It is funny how happy I was to receive a sweater, that I am going to cut up. I enjoyed her more then the sweater though. We just had our yearly overnight at Kathy's this past Sunday. All of us were there. I have some great pictures to share. We each brought a kit to share, with a holiday decoration to make. It is so great to have friends that you can share your life with and also enjoy crafting with.

Monday, October 26, 2009


I have learned a lot this past week about friendship. Mostly, I have firmed up some of my own personal beliefs.
- I believe that when you love someone, it does not go away, change yes, but not go away.
- I believe that you should always look for the good in people and try to understand where they are coming from.
-It is okay to disagree, when you are friends, you have to talk it through.
-Relationships change...and that is okay. No one is bad or wrong.
-I find that when you are finding a lot of fault with someone, it often has to do with something within yourself.
-Don't hold on to negative feelings.
-It is natural to grow away from someone, this does not need to be a hurtful thing.

An old friend of mine sent me a note recently, I felt so good inside when I received it. So many years have gone by, but reading her words made it feel like we were back at our old jobs working side by side. She said to me that she believes that people come in our lives and got out and while they are with us we learn something from each other and then go on our way. I guess we have more work with some people then others. I hope this friend is someone that I get to see again. Our lives changed and we have both been involved in other things. She taught me so many lessons before, I think we have more to offer each other.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Mt. Road Mommas at it again.

The Black Cat Ball is happening this coming up Friday. I my craft night ladies and I decided that we needed to dress up this year. Lucky for us I remembered this great hat that Leslie and I made a few years ago. After we made them all, some coming out more intact then others - we went out to my yard and spay painted them. It was a great night. Thank you ladies.

Tonight I am with my Frayed Edges Art quilt ladies. Deborah came into town from Texas and we are enjoying a tonight and tomorrow together. We each brought a decoration and kit for each other to make. I have been having a great time. I will post pics tomorrow I hope.

Anyone that knows my Frayed Edges group, they give the best gifts. Deborah brought my birthday gift and the page she made for my art quilt book. I love them both soooo much. I am going to hang them both in my house. Kathy already gave me a birthday gift, but she forgot and gave me another one. I fessed up, but lucky me, she let me keep it. She knit me a pair of hand warmer/cuff warmer/mittens with no fingers. I love them.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Birthday Party Owls!

My Ella is the third from the right. And the other young ladies are her friends from school. We had a great party. I had sewn the owls together and the girls stuffed them, sewed them closed, and made their beaks and eyes. I had such a fun time. Next weekend it's Chloe's turn. Hmmm. Sports anyone?

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Here it is !

I can't figure out how to make it bigger or show all the pages. We will be sending it out tomorrow, so check your email. If you do not receive it, send me an email or leave a comment. Thanks for everyones support.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


The color looks a bit off in this picture. He really is a fun green color. Notice please all of you boy moms. I am trying to make some non gender specific softie friends. His oh so glamorous legs were made from my large collection of single socks. I am so pleased that I have figured out how to use all of those socks that my girls and I have started collecting. Collecting is probably not the right word for our single socks. I think of collecting as a desired thing. Something we search for or want more of. We do not need more single socks. I haven't been able to throw them out in hopes that their match would one day surface. At least now I will know where the match has gone.

While I am on the topic of socks, it was a pretty big milestone for us when Emelia started being able to wear my socks. At first it was a neat feeling to share socks with my daughter. But then Chloe's feet got big enough and now I share with two daughters. I am going to put an end to Emelia sharing with me since her feet are now a 9 1/2. She has her Grammy Sue to thank for her long and narrow feet. My grand plan of getting really awesome shoes for her when she was a 7 never happened due to the fact that she was only a seven for half a week. I am still holding out hope for Chloe - though she is not much interested in anything beyond sneakers.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Little Delay

This picture is not the news. I tried to put it under the next paragraph, but with no success. My birthday was a few weeks ago and my husband surprised me with this sweet cake. We will have another weekend of birthday cake with both Ella and Chloe's birthdays coming up. I will be the one ordering the wording on the cake this time.

Okay.... I haven't gotten my part finished yet, so we are not ready for the announcement. I will say - this is not "BIG" news, so I hope I won't disappoint anyone. It has more to do with my future adventures. I must say, that it does make me happy to learn that my friends read my blog. (Would love to see you Becka)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Two New Friends

Two more friends joined my collection this past week. Peaceful Foxy sold to a young girl this weekend, but her little friend is visiting longer. Not sure what to name her...of course it is only a temporary name. Whoever takes them home gets to give them their real names. I guess I just grow fond of them as they become - themselves and often a name comes to me. Still struggling over this one. Do you think that means she isn't done yet? Hmmm. I sure do like her though. Hopefully she will find a home this next weekend. If not...then she is in need of something else.

That sure was a lot of dialogue about a softie. With all that life provides, it amazes me that I can struggle over whether or not to name my latest friend. I guess sometimes we just need to live in a place of dreaminess. The girls had awesome soccer games on Saturday. I missed them, but Bart got great pics. I will post some later.


When I first had Emelia, my twelve year old daughter, my brother would torment me and call her Eemoo. Let's just say we have one of those sibling things going between us. Now, I never thought that Eemoo fit her, but it sure does fit this little one. He even has a pocket on his backside that I thought would be perfect for little trinkets or love notes for your child. I am definitely going to make more of them.

My fair on Saturday was lovely as far as the day, the location, the company...but not so good for sales. This was a first time gig for this location and though it was organized well, I think it takes time for things to catch on.

We were accepted in the Harvest Festival in York next Saturday. I am hopeful that this will be a good show. I don't know if people are starting to do their holiday shopping yet or not. But this is suppose to be a widely attended event. I will let everyone know. I hope to share my news, no, no - nobody is pregnant.

Friday, October 9, 2009

We are almost ready!

I am so excited I can't stand it. Leslie, my sister-in-law, and I are almost ready to reveal our "big news." Can you guess what it is? Monday.....Monday is the day for our role out. In the mean time, check back later today and this weekend for pics of my more recent fun. Hehe....I sure do love making softies.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Mermaid in the making

Making a little mermaid a lot like my friend Heidi's. She is a little gift for a friend - if I can get her proportions right. Faces are hard too. It is almost time to switch to snow people, but something about mermaids and sunshine that are good for the soul.

Today my friend, Annie and Eleanor came over for a play date. The girls collected leaves from the front yard and made leaf prints. Annie and I had fun chatting away and she helped to take some of my overflow. I am sure loving cleaning out our stuff.

The girls are all settled in their new spaces. Bart and I took over Chloe's room and she moved in with Nina and Ella. That is three girls in one room, but it is what they want. Bart and I found that they needed us on the same floor. We hope everyone will go to bed easier and things will go more smoothly.