Part 2

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For Today

 

outside . . .  clear skies, with a hot and summer-like forecast for our holiday weekend

 

cooking/eating . . .  on doctor’s orders, I’ve reduced my carb intake and am now down a size – very good (but I still miss all  those delicious carbs)

 

creating . . .  summer nightgowns and pj pants for grandbabes – a quick & easy sewing project (and so much fun picking out fabrics for each child)

remembering . . . my Daddy – he has been gone 24 years and I still miss him

reading . . .  totally captured by the ‘Game of Thrones’ series and not ashamed to admit it – I’m on Book III already

 

hoping . . .  for a quiet/relaxing weekend – time with family, good food and maybe a movie

 

hearing . . .  more positive things in life by listening to music or an audio book instead of talk radio – it’s doing wonders for my attitude

 

home . . .  thankful our home wasn’t touched by the storms this past week – and, after watching all the devastation in Joplin & Piedmont  – also a bit guilty it was spared

 

tonight . . .  the grandbabes are having a sleep-over at our house tonight (and, there’s a rumor we might make homemade ice cream !)

 

 from my picture journal . . .

A new pattern, all the way from Oregon from my dear LB — interesting construction and I now have an excellent reason to buy more Batiks !

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Friday Night Game

 

It may not be quite summer yet — but, the ‘boys of summer’ are coming out to play on a Friday night in Yukon, Oklahoma.  Our little guy is out there in left field, number 7 – and,  Mama, Daddy, Laney, MoMo & Papa Bill were all cheering on the sidelines (and stuffing our faces with popcorn and other ballpark treats). 

After the game, it’s a long walk to the parking lot hauling a gear bag — His team might not have won — but he was still happy — he got a hit (and a sticker from the coach). 

 

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Happy Mother’s Day

 

Whether you ‘mother’ a child (little or all grown-up), friends (old and new), a dog or a cat (a lizard or a guppy)  —

Thank you for all you do –

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WIPs vs Time

 A new Work-In-Progress — a lap quilt  – inspired by this book:  http://www.amazon.com/Simplify-Camille-Roskelley-Quilts-Modern/dp/1571209387.   When I saw what she did with her ‘Authentic’ fabric line, (and I just happend to have one charm pack of that fabric), the wheels started turning — and I started cutting and sewing. 

A modern style design – sort  of  a stacked coins, framed and set on a soft grey background.  The basic center blocks are almost all completed  – and, now I’m on the search for just the right shade of dark greyish/black Kona cotton to frame each block.  So much stitching fun — I think I love the ‘creating’ as much as I love the finished project.   

And, there’s more creating to do.  Here’s my stack of sewing Works-In-Progress, piling up on my sewing table — they all are vying for my attention.  There’s another quilt, summer pj pants for Joe-Joe, nightgowns and skirts for Laney, a quilt for a soldier in our family being deployed soon, and the list goes on and on.  So many patterns/ideas — so little time !!

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Little ‘hunters’

It was a little damp and misty – and ‘jacket weather, with temps in the low 50′s, – but, the weather it did not dampen our church Annual Easter Egg — it a big success. 

After a reading of the Easter Story, a song or two and a sweet prayer – our little ‘hunters’ raced outside to fill their baskets/buckets with colorful eggs. In the end, some little boys & girls were much better at finding eggs than others (which is what happens when you only want to ‘hunt’ the eggs that match your outfit – ahem!!).

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One photograph . . . Spring

 . . .  capturing a moment I want to remember and hold in my heart

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