Friday, August 22, 2008

Psalm 34:1-4 "I will praise the Lord at all times. I will constantly speak his praises. I will boast only in the Lord; let all who are discouraged take heart. Come, let us tell of the Lord's greatness; let us exalt his name together. I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me, freeing me from all my fears."

I need this reminder more often than I care to admit.

Sew Long for Now!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

My mother-in-law's birthday is today. I made her this bag as part of her present.

It's lined with lots of pockets. I finished it yesterday and hurried to the post office to mail it priority so she would have it soon.

Today I have hemmed some items, embroidered a couple of shirts, and am making some of my ultra hot salsa. The men at the General's work love it because I make it really hot and they have been asking to buy some. I am also going to send some to our oldest and his friend's at VMI.

Sew Long for Now!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Summer's winding to a close around here. Our oldest is back at college. Our youngest has celebrated his birthday. We spent another day up at the lake, with an afternoon visiting my folks and playing in their hot tub.

I have my mother-in-law's birthday gift almost done. I am making her a pocketbook. I have been crocheting another shawl and a dishcloth. I have some hemming to do for a customer, more shirts to embroider coming today, and some very unusual sewing that I will post a photo of later.

Our new school year starts next week, so this week I have lots of organizing to do.

Sew Long for Now!

Friday, August 15, 2008

I lay in bed last night thinking about my day yesterday. It wasn't a typical day because of all the special things going on around here this week, but it was not an unusual day because sometimes our life is filled with interruptions and we have learned to flow with that.

It started out typical. I got up at 2:30 a.m., but since the papers had not left the dock I cleaned the kitchen instead. I packed the General's lunch. At 3:00 a.m. I woke up Capt. Kitty and she went me to deliver the papers. We made it home before the General left for work and I got to tell him good-bye. Then I laid down for a nap. I didn't sleep well the night before because I stayed up watching a movie with the children.

My alarm went off again at 9 a.m. and I found the birthday boy waiting for me. We spent some time together and then I went to work on paper work and computer work. While on the computer my sister called and I had to locate our parents, because they were not at home when she called them. I found them and told them the news.

After I got off the phone I made pancakes and put dark chocolate chips in them as a surprise for lunch. The birthday boy loved it! Capt. Kitty didn't mind either. Our eldest wasn't up yet. I left him alone because he goes back to school in a couple of days and there will be no sleeping in then. After lunch I watched a movie we had rented with the children and then the eldest and I went shopping. We went for him to pick up a few items he still needed to go back to college and to pick up a few items for the birthday boy and for our trip to the lake today. Of course we picked up the cake, I don't know how to make ice cream cake.

It was so bitter sweet to see our eldest pay for the things he needed with money he earned working. I watched him make choices in clothing items that up until now I had always picked out and purchased. It's good to see him mature and take responsibility, but on the day my youngest turned 11 I guess I felt weepy. I have no more babies.

We called the General on the way home and had him take the birthday boy down stairs as we set up the cake and presents. Then we all sung "Happy Birthday," and brought him into the room. He opened presents. We were going to make chicken for supper, but the General decided this deserved a treat and he ordered pizza. We saved the cake until later.

I made it to bed at 7:30, but the cat kept coming and getting into things in our room so it was more like 8:00 before I got to sleep. Not much housework or such done, but lots of time was spent with the ones I love.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I have to get off here! Good news though. My sister just called and my great nephew was born at 10:30. He was 8 lbs and 20 inches long. I will not get to see him until next week though because they live a ways from us.

Sew Long for Now!

Eleven years ago today I went to the hospital with great fear. After numerous tests and sonograms we had been given the option to abort our child. We were told he would not live a year because of a terrible disease. We chose to live with what God gave us and love him any way he came. In the O.R. after getting an epidural and being prepared for the c-section we were introduced to a pediatric neurosurgeon who had been called in because of his "condition." I have never felt so much fear as during that time in my life. Our God is an awesome God. Our son was born healthy. Our miracle baby turns eleven today. He suffers from an acute imagination, but that's about it!

Happy Birthday!

Love Mom

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

They are finished. 204 hankerchiefs are finished. Swhhhhhhh.

The finished stack.

Sew Long for Now!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

152 hankerchiefs have been embroidered so far. I am trying to finish them before Thursday. That is our little bee keeper's birthday. This weekend our eldest son goes back to college. We are all trying to stick around home or do things planned together. We will not all be together again for awhile. The weather here has been beautiful for the past several days. I heard though that heat and humidity were headed back by next week.

Sew Long for Now!

Saturday, August 09, 2008

A little while back I found a blog called Cats, Crafts, and Penguins . It is a truly lovely blog. When Marie had a give away I ask to enter my name. I was so happily excited when I won. I received this beautiful dish cloth in the mail this week. I wish I could have used the editor on the picture to lighten it, but for some reason it wasn't working this morning. I will ask the General to look at it.

I haven't been embroidering the hankerchiefs lately. I had two more digitizings to work on. Today is hankie day. I will get back to work.

Life here is going as usual. We are awaiting the arrival of my newest great nephew. My sister's daughter is expecting a boy. We were hoping he would come yesterday. 8/8/08 would have been a neat birthday. I have to check with my Momma, but I think he will be my 19th great nephew or neice. I am pretty sure my parents have 18 great grandchildren.

Sew Long for Now!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

I have spent the day working on the hankies so CK baked chocolate chip cookies. She makes the best chocolate chip cookies, much better than mine. She used chips that were 60% dark chocolate that the General picked out. Yum!

On the hankie front I have finished 74 as of today. I am trying to finish them by next week.

Sew Long for Now!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008


I have been doing a bit of cooking lately. I think the little bee keeper is going through a growth spurt. He seems to always be hungry. Since I don't buy a lot of boxed treats I have to keep up by baking. I have been making biscuits or pancakes every morning. I have also been making cookies, cakes, and other snack type foods. This has kept him satisfied! That boy can put away some muffins, he will be 11 in a few weeks.

On the sewing front I finished one digitize and am working on the hankies. Over the weekend I got a call to do another digitize so I will work on that next. I am so blessed to be getting this work! God is always faithful to us even when we don't deserve it.

Sew Long for Now!