Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Crazy End to a Crazy Week

 Well, this week started with my oldest daughter's birthday on a Saturday after the Youth car wash in town.
 Followed by Math class with some really great people!  And then a Publix trip and finding out our visitors from Virginia were about 4 hours early and would be at the church in about an hour!  Yikes.  I still had to go to another store and the library to boot.
 I didn't get any pics of my dear friends when they were here!  Boohoo!  I really needed some up to dates!
 We got sick, or should I say I got sick...and had to call off some plans with them.  Our Virginia Family.
 I was able to recover enough to go to the movies for free with our six children.  We watched Despicable Me.  It was great!  then we joined our friends at Our sweet pastor's home for some dessert and fellowship.
The next day we spent setting up for our church fall festival.  That evening right at the sweet oldest daughter was hit in the head by a horseshoe!  Oh what a scary thing!  My husband and I rushed her to the ER and was seen and gone in three hours!  Praise the Lord!  Her cut was to the skull!  I didn't take a picture of that.  Just the after...
It was slightly bigger than a quarter when we got to the ER.  She got 4 stitches on the inside, and 6 on the outside.  We are just praising God that it wasn't deeper and worse or in a different portion of her head.

She had been near the game where they were playing horseshoes but not in the game herself.  Thank the Lord it is healing up wonderfully!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Getting Done...

Well I have been getting things done...
 This is a cake, stump cake in fact, that I made for a cake auction we had at our church for Operation Christmas Child.  It looks a little dull in the picture above...but the picture below is so cute!
 A sweet lady from church gave me some flowers to put on it for fall.  I love how it turned out!
 Here is the back side of the stump.  I wanted to do something crazy like put gummy worms in it and hide little mice and maybe some rubber roaches.  But, I was trying to considerate.  A cute little old lady might buy it, so I didn't do it.  The cake sold at the auction for $30.00.  It was a lot of fun watching all the other cakes sell!  There are two wonderful cooks at out church,  Miss Nancy, and Ms. Rose!  And there were ladies fighting(in a good and fun way) for their cakes!  SO funny!
 Here is a peasant blouse that I made that same week.  It looks so much better on my little girl than it does on the hanger.  I made four of these shirts so far and two skirts to match.  Oh it was great!
This is the auctioneer and the pastor.  We kinda reeled our youth leader into being the auctioneer because he already talks fast.  When he preaches you can't even take notes!  Just pay attention and listen!  His dad is the pastor.  We love them both very much!  It was Pastor Appreciation Day at our Sweet Church!  A very fun day indeed!

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

New Etsy Item...

New Item in My Etsy shop!

I am seeing apples in someone's future!

They are so, sew, cute!  I think it will be hard to let them go!

 these are calle pattern weights.  You place them on your pattern that you have cut out and placed on your fabric with out pinning!
 No more tears, rips, and buckles in your fabric!
I mostly made them just to see if my idea would work.  You know the whole inspiration thing in my brain!?  I can't wait to make more!

Monday, October 04, 2010


This month is a great month!  I praise God who made it.  I was born in this month and so was my oldest daughter! 
I love to sew during this month!  I feel very(overly) creative and inspired by so many things around me!

My oldest daughter, was baptized last night by my husband!  What a lovely celebration and affirmation it was!

Two others were baptized last night!  It wasn't about numbers added to our church, it wasn't about, look at me I'm getting dunked, it wasn't about anything but what the Lord has done!  Oh Praise Him!

Sorry they are so blurry!  A very kind lady from our church took the photos with my camera so I could be in baptistry waiting with a towel and a hug for my sweet rooster!

God is so good to us!  He contiually provides just what we need, He continually directs us to good, He continually leads us gently on.

This is my youngest...she has the sweetest heart!  Making a sandwich with love!
And speaking of love...
My sweet husband had to replace my faucet that was springing out waves of water onto my counter.  He replaced it with this!  Beautiful.  I am so glad.  He joked with me that I just picked it out to match my cast iron pots and pans!  Hmmm.  Maybe I did!

Friday, October 01, 2010

Fixen' in the Kitchen Update

Here is the Gator...Rice Krispy homemade fondant Gator.
This gator will be placed on a swamp cake(chocolate cake with chocolate icing).

I used yellow and black marbles for the eyes.  I will tell the moms and kids at the party not to eat them!  I promise!

Top view.  I decided not to make the legs.  He is a half submerged gator!  This was great fun!