Friday, August 10, 2012

Sewing Time

This is what I have been working on. Getting things made for the Railroad Festival. I think I will add them to my website also. I am making prairie dolls using a pattern from Sweet Meadow Farms. I love here patterns. Just ordered another one to make with cats and pumpkins. I can't wait to do that one. Below is some finished stumpy prairie dolls that I made. I am working on the ones with legs now. Love how they turned out. 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Day Off!

This is what keeps me so busy. I watch my grandbabies Monday-Saturday. They are a handful. The baby is 9 months old and into everything. She discovered the piano yesterday and now will not leave it alone. Lots of  noise. lol Her brother is almost 4. Sadly, he did not get into Pre-K in September. I will try to work with him here. There is a 100 kid waiting list in their city, so that will not be happening. And his dad is a deadbeat so my daughter can't afford to put him in a paid Pre-K. In a way, I am glad I get to spend another year with him every day. 

Today is my day off from watching the kids. Doesn't seem to happen often these days. Love them to death, but love to have time to myself. So I think I will get crafting!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Christmas in July Swap

I did a swap last month with the theme Christmas in July. I love Christmas. My favorite holiday to craft. The swap was hosted by Ravenwood Whimzies. It was alot of fun. My partner was Allison. She sent me a wonderful package. Here is a pic of my goodies. Thanks Allison!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Prayers for Colorado and Idiots

My son has been looking so forward to seeing the new Batman and now I am just dreading it. It is so sad what happened in Colorado. I don't understand such evil. Just reminds you how precious life is. Sometimes I feel like I am going through the motions. That is sad when you think, it can all end tomorrow. The families and victims are in my prayers and thoughts.

Now to the idiots. You may have read this store on Yahoo First of all, they take small children to the movie theater at midnight. Then the chicken dad drops his four month old on the floor and jumps off the balcony, runs from the theater and drives away! With his fiancee, her daughter, and the baby in the theater that the shooting occured. He left them there!  And he admits it in the media. What a moron! Hope she has a brain and dumps him!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Another Hot One

It will be another hot day of about 100 degrees today. My son has another all star game(hopefully not his last). His game on Monday was so embarrassing and bad. They lost 20-0. The team did not play good at all. I hope today will be better. We went to the movies yesterday and saw "The Amazing Spiderman." It was my favorite Spiderman movie yet. Not just a bunch of action, it actually had a plot. Alot of those movies are just loud. Saw the preview for "The Dark Knight Rises" and it looks awesome. Yes, you can tell I have a son who loves action movies. It is one way to stay cool. Going to try and get some crafting done this weekend. I am in a crafting slump. So many things I want to make but can't bring myself to even start. Once I get started, I know I will be fine. Stay cool!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

So Hot!

It has been unbearable the past few days and today is going to be the same. All stars baseball starts today and it will be miserable. My son's first game is Monday but I am keeping score for the younger team and now I kicking myself for doing it. lol I want to stay inside all day in the AC and sew! Hope everyone is staying cool.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

School's Out!

My baby has graduated and on his way to middle school next year. I can't believe how time is flying by. He is the youngest of four and now he thinks he is grown. Now the fun starts with school out. I wonder how long it takes him to get bored.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

It's A Hot One!

Today was my son's last baseball game of the regular season and it was 90 degrees. That is the worst thing about summer is the heat. The humidity around here is terrible. When all stars starts, it will be even hotter. Went to the store afterwards and got his clothes for his elementary school graduation. What a hassle for a couple hours worth of clothes. lol Finally I told him, just deal with it, I am not going anywhere else. Geesh, he is so picky about his pants. I can't believe my baby will be in middle school next year. Time flies. His sister is going into 11th grade by the skin of her teeth, I hope.
Well time to get busy crafting. I am finishing up a red, white, blue swap.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


I just saw on the news that a 18 year old boy/man was convicted of murder while texting in Massachusetts. It is sad that people have become so irresponsible that it has come to this. April 25, 2012 my uncle was killed by a college student that they believe was texting and driving. He still hasn't been arrested yet. I am beginning to believe that he is related to someone with some type of influence. My uncle was moving some furniture and a chair fell out of his truck. He pulled over and a state trooper blocked the lane with his car with the lights on. This kid plowed into them on a straight stretch of interstate so there is no excuse. My uncle was killed and the state trooper seriously injured. My aunt is devastated. Her husband was her everything. It is so heartbreaking. He was such a wonderful man and we had alot of fun every year at the Railroad Festival. This year is going to be hard. I hope my aunt can overcome her grief. It is so hard seeing someone you love so close to you and you can't do a thing about it. It has hit the entire family pretty hard.
Please remind everyone you know and love not to text and drive. Even talking on the phone isn't safe.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sunday at the Movies

My youngest son and I went to the movies this morning and saw Snow White and the Huntsman. It was a pretty good movie. My hubby is in Tennessee with his family for awhile so I am trying to spend time with my son. He really misses his dad. The baseball game got cancelled yesterday so we had a free day to do nothing. It was pretty nice. Tomorrow I have the grandbabies through Thursday. I have a litter of kittens to get cleaned up and ready to take to the pet store Friday. I have been dreading giving them a bath. Nothing like an angry, wet clawing cat. lol

Saturday, June 2, 2012

I'm Still Here

I didn't realize how long it has been since I blogged. We have been busy with baseball and grandbabies. It is almost time for allstars for baseball then it will be over until the fall. The babies are getting so big. The youngest is 6 months old now and moving. She keeps me very busy during the days. I have done a couple of swaps with the Swap It facebook group. I have gotten some flakers on other swaps so I think I will stick there. It is a good group of gals. Today's baseball game was cancelled because it rained last night. Now the sun is shining and I have a free day! My son is nagging to go to Gamestop, so I guess I will have to do that soon and maybe pick up some lunch. Thinking about going to the movies tomorrow, but not sure what to see. We already saw the Avengers. That was a good movie. We are thinking about seeing Snow White and the Huntsman tomorrow. Any ideas?

Monday, March 19, 2012

It's That Time of Year

The weather has been in the 70's and it is baseball season. My youngest started practice last week. He got a new coach and most of his team returned so hopefully it will be a good year. I have been busy with the my grandson and his little sister. The baby is getting so big. She is so happy and smiling. But they keep me so busy. I got a three day weekend this past weekend so I got a bunny made for an Easter swap that I am in. I even got out the clay to make some accessories. I have a ton of clay just begging to be used. lol
Well, the baby just woke up for lunch. Check in with you later.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Candle Sale and Checking In

So it has been awhile since I posted. I have been busy watching the kids. I have been working on some Valentine swaps. Had to get busy crafting again to save my sanity. It is almost baseball time again and I will be really crazy. lol Trying to start working on things now for the RR festival so it isn't so last minute. I need to order some wax to make some candles. I have my candles marked for clearance $5 each plus shipping for jelly jar candles. I want to change my labels and jars so I am trying to sell these. Please check them out at