Saturday, July 24, 2010

FNSI, Home Improvement

Well, my first Friday Night Sew In was a sew not. :( I did get my sweet Bonnie Love home tho, so I'm all smiles about that!
Let's start from the beginning. Friday, my sweet hubby, Archer, decided we needed to do some home improvement projects. So, he comes home with new flooring for the upstairs bathroom and hallway, the only two spaces that have yet to be replaced. This means I have to clear the upstairs hallway...gag! You see, there's about an eight foot space at the end of the hall that leads to no where, and in this space I have a bookshelf where we keep home school curriculum that is not currently being used. I also have put some things there that came to me when my dad sold his house, two boxes to be exact of things Sweet Memory had kept, and I just had not had the heart to go through yet. Okay, moving on with the story. So when I go to move the first box, made of cardboard, who knows how old, it breaks, and things go everywhere. So, instead of dumping them into another box, I decide now is as good a time as any to go ahead and dive in. It was easier than I thought it would be, and I condensed it down by at least 75%! Go me! Praise the Lord, the other box was a Rubbermaid tub!lol
After that, it was time to fix supper and head out to get my Bonnie Love from camp! She had a great time, but I actually think she was ready to come home(maybe just a momma's wishful thinkin'). She had lots to tell and was so tired she could hardly keep her eyes open.
This morning I got up and put some crazy quilt blocks together, so that top's almost finished and I'll post a pic as soon as it is!, Then Archer called a family meeting around the table to discuss the plan for the day, after which everybody got to work, and Little Guy and I went to get what we needed from Lowe's. Archer finished the upstairs floor, kids and I painted the kitchen till we ran out of paint(got some more tonight), and painted the front door, inside and out. The color of the kitchen is Roasted Chestnut, and the front door is black. When we went to Lowe's this morning, I told the girl in the paint department I needed black paint for a door. She asked if I wanted interior or exterior, I said that it was our front door, so half of it is outside. Then she asked what color black I wanted...seriously? I told her, "Black. Can't I just buy black paint?" The answer was yes. I am exhausted and going to bed after a very tiring but productive day. Oh, but our house is a WRECK! When I went upstairs to check progress, I looked down on the dining area and entry way...oh, my goodness! At least the upstairs toilet is back upstairs and not on the front porch, like it was last night! I'm sure our neighbors just love us...

Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday Night

So much is going on tonight! First we pick our lovely Bonnie Love up tonight from camp. Cannot wait to wrap my arms around that girl, and squeeze her tight! Then, it's also my first Friday Night Sew In. I've got plenty to work on that's for sure; we'll see how it goes. I put the button on the sidebar so just click it for more info(I guess?). Off to finish the day...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Half Way

Well, we are half way into the week, and remember that list I made on Sunday...? What happened? I've gotta get busy! Heading to the sewing room now. We'll see what I can get done before Archer gets home.

Here's a picture of the "organized corner" of my sewing room.

This is just one little corner, maybe I'll get the rest of it cleaned up so you can see it all, sigh...I've just got tooooooo much stuff. Lol! But I MIGHT NEED IT!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Niceys Come to Visit

Last week we had a visit from the Niceys. Great to see them, after they had been in California for the whole month of June!

The pic to your right was my first attempt to make dresses from my own pattern. I hope you're thinking, "you've come a long way, baby." Lol! My first love is quilting, can ya tell? :)

When they come, it makes everybody happy, can you tell from Betty Smile's face?

The Little Guy showing off his guns. Lol!

Hot fun in the summertime! Cousins make for good times! :))

M&M found lots to do with a hoola hoop!

Two Cuties in their Little Paula outfits last fall. Love you, girls!!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Weekly Goals

1. Make one baby bed dust ruffle(maybe bumper, too)

2. Make on Annabelle size two for fall

3. Mail package to Nicey ;)

4. Consistently plan my work, and then, WORK MY PLAN!

5. Quilt 2 hours just for me

6. Collect all UFO's and log

7. Deliver Zebra dress to DL

8. Have lunch with a friend

9. Read one book

10. Have fun with Tall Guy, Betty Smiles and Little Guy

11. Try to survive while my Bonnie Love is away at camp! She is my right hand and I'm not sure
I can make it a week without her. Praying she has a wonderful time!

My sweet, sweet Bonnie Love.

Hope your week goes well. :)

Blessings, from our house, to yours...j

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The End of the Beginning

Well, last night my Little Guy played his last game of his first tball season. Needless to say, he
LOVED it! After watching Tall Guy and Bonnie Love play basketball, he was thrilled to be on his own team. Now, for those of you that have never seen a Jr. Pee Wee tball have missed the finest baseball around! I'm not knocking anybody, I'm just saying that there is no more free, clean fun than watching a few really good men coaching twelve five year old boys. Archer referred to as "herding cats." Lol! At times...that's exactly what it looked like.

Little Guy made new friends, gained new skills and learned what it meant to 'take one for the team'. There were tears, but many more smiles, and goodness knows how many thumbsups! ;))

The men that took on the challenge are to be commended. Their character was proven by their patience, when repeating themselves for the...let's see 12x10 is...120th time. Christ was reflected each time an encouraging word was spoken, a high five given and most of all when the words were spoken "good job, son." As a mom, I am grateful. Thank you.

We had a great season, fun for everyone, players, parents, grandparents, siblings, cousins, and friends. In the picture above our boys are running towards a First Place trophy! First overall in their league! Great job guys!

Look at those smiles! Believe me, those cutie pies are as tough as nails. In the last game Little Guy got hit with the ball, and kept on runnin'. He's still talking about it, saying, "It's not fair to throw the ball at a boy to try and get him out. You shouldn't do that, it's not nice." Lol! He is convinced they were really trying to hit him. Too funny!

First Baptist EAGLES

With their First Place Trophy

They began well, and ended well. Finishing first in the season, and second in post season play! As for the title of this post, well, the 2010 season is done, 2011 is yet to come. Bring it on!

Friday, July 16, 2010


Okay, so I'm new to this, and still figuring this whole blog thing out. I was so proud that I figured out how to post multiple pictures, but got them in reverse order, but as much as I try to do things right, just can't bring myself to redo. ;)
So, the first pic was SUPPOSED to be last....

What I wanted to show you was the makeing of an custom order. Here you'll find the sample I made, I think the colors really work better for fall, then the first pic, which was to a summer look, that was a special order, picture of Lily wearing it to come later. Enjoy!

Have a great day!


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Here We Go....

You guessed it! This is my sweet Betty Smiles! She caught her first fish!! I think Archer had to take it off the hook, tho. Don't worry, they threw it back. ;)

This is my Little Guy showing me how to skip rocks in creek while we were camping over the 4th, at Shady Lake!


Okay, let's see if this works. Posting via email? Who knew! Only not sure how I'll handle the tags? Also guess I'll have to choose photos before I start writing, as this is from my phone. Anywho...if anyone reads this leave me a comment so I'll know you've been here.