Sunday, June 24, 2012

A Diaper Bag ~

I've been going through pictures and found a few I hadn't shared, like this diaper bag I made for my sister about 8 years ago - it's hard to believe!

I was very pleased with how it turned out and I've been frantic trying to find the pattern(s) - we have a baby on the way - in fact our baby is being blessed with two - I'll be a "Gram" and also an "Auntie!"

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
(Psalms 127:3-5 ESV)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

I'm Needing Some Inspiration! :/

I've had a few set backs in the gardening dept. and slowly mind you - slowly, trying to get up to speed and aside for that - frankly it's way to hot, way to early!  So I've been compromising and working inside on things neglected for to long.  It's possible I'm repeating myself here! lol  I have a few other excuses also, my dad hadn't felt well so I helped out for a while with all his chickens.  Most recent I significantly cut my finger, long story, and when I was cutting onions to dehydrate I cut another finger same hand! Big time OUCH!  "I need some inspiration soon, AAUGH!"
One project I've been happy to start back up is a quilt that has been long over due.  I think its called Julie's quilt! lol Actually the pattern is called Turning Twenty click here to see some finished quilts at Donna's In The Attic, I hope it doesn't take me twenty more months or years to do ~  Soon Julie soon.  I am remaining hopeful  :D

I sure miss my old sewing room - the dining table worked out well though - I need to get it done, pronto!

Books I've been looking at:
Sonoran Desert Food Plants, by Charles W. Kane (Edible uses for the Desert's Wild bounty)
Amphibians and Reptiles in Arizona by Thomas C. Brennan and Andrew T. Holycross  (pretty cool field guide)
How To Get Started In Southwest Gardening by Janice Busco with Rob Procter (very nice)

I guess the most important thing that is on my mind is Children's Church.  Originally we thought we were sharing in the class, taking turns, now we are the only ones.  Sometimes there's 0 - 2 kids sometimes more - but no more than 5.  Ages 5-11.  Planning is difficult,  preparing for maybe :(  - So if you're a praying person send up a few for us.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

It was time . . .

Yep, I started to think and thought it was time to dusted off my sewing machine and get busy!  I have many unfinished projects and some to start.  :)  Pictured is a recycled pair of shorts I took from my friend Joan that she wasn't using, made into a bag.  I'm still not real happy with the handles but I couldn't put it off any longer.  Over all happy with it.  Hope you like your bag Joanie!

What have you been putting off?  Sometimes, - NO - it is important to step aside from busy and do something you enjoy or used to!    :D

Had to add a couple pictures - I did start this in Ohio.  :(  But it's done now.  :D