Thursday, January 31, 2008


I finally got one of my sewing machines back, what a relief! During my long wait, I managed to cut out numerous sets, ready to sew when I finally got the chance again. Well, this morning, I managed to accomplish a Sponge Bob appliqued tee, a circus themed appliqued tee, and this set for Randi (it actually fits Rianna too). All finished by 11:30 this morning! Both patterns used are found on YCMT, The Patchwork Peasant Top by RMX Designs, and the GUWR gauchos. I thought this would be the perfect set to wear this spring!

The 100th day of school!

Tuesday marked the 100th day of school here. The Kindergarten classes really celebrate with lots of fun activities, special snacks, etc. Of course, I couldn't let the day go by without making them some quick appliqued tees;) Bruce reminded me that I had made Sydney a tee for her special day 2 years ago. Here are the dynamic duo:

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Sydney finally did it!!

She finally got brave enough to sit in the ear piercing chair at the mall and let the gal pierce her ears! We have been in that chair many times over the last 2 years, but she overcame whatever fear she had been having and went through with it! I am very proud of her. Daddy took her to the mall, to get her ears done, then out for a steak dinner!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Finally......a date night with hubby!

We went out for a bite to eat, then on to the movie theater where we saw The Bucket List. Very good, in my opinion, but you do need a few tissues. It was refreshing to see a good story without all of the filthy language, violence, etc. It has inspired us to make our own bucket lists!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Random updates

Boy, it sure was hard to send the kids out to get on the bus with a temp of 6 below 0 this morning!
Also, I will be posting some new pics soon....Sydney has something to share!!!
I think we might be on the mend, for now. Thank goodness!
I will be getting my sewing machine back from the shop on Tuesday!!!! Very excited for that!
The van rolled 100,000 miles last week, can you believe that?! I am so ready for the Jon & Kate plus 8 van, LOL! It's a Dodge Sprinter. Sydney took along a friend to the movie on Monday (no school due to MLK jr. day) and we had to take 2 vehicles! We have so outgrown our minivan. I cannot wait until the old house sells so we can start thinking of getting something more suitable. Keep your fingers crossed for us. That place has been on the market for a 1 1/2 years. Two mortgages are very tough on the budget!

Sunday, January 13, 2008


Oh what a sickly family I have right now! A few of us had just finished
antibiotics for strep right before leaving on our Christmas trip. When
we came back on the 26th of December, Rianna and I had strep. Then on
New Year's Eve, Sydney came down with this strange 5 day vomiting
thing. And, of course, we cannot all get it at once, or even slightly staggered; everyone is taking their turn week by week. I am just plain
exhausted! I am so sorry I haven't been around to update things here
much. I have found myself buried in laundry, dishes, and medicine cups. At this point, I truly believe we should purchase stock in Clorox and Lysol!

I did find a moment to list my best selling earrings on ebay
this morning though. You can find them here.

And to add to my stress, both my regular sewing machine and my
back-up have decided to crash on me! Most of you know, those machines
are my big stress reliever! EEEEKKK!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

How precious!

Our family (the 6 of us, my mom, step-dad, sister, brother-in-law, & their 3 boys) spent a couple of days at the WI Dells instead of exchanging Christmas gifts. Here are the kiddos after a hard, full day of swimming!