Friday, November 30, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
We've pulled out all of the warm blankets and have had a couple of cozy nights by the fire, hunkering down for our second winter in the snow. My project list seems to be getting longer and longer, while the supply pile keeps getting higher and higher. I need to get in there and knock out a few projects. This little doll blanket was a fun distraction last night when I should have been working on Christmas presents. I've grown to love the quality of moda fabric, it is so nice to work with. These were a few scrap squares that were already cut. With pre-cut squares and those fun sock monkeys and dots, I just couldn't help myself. It's going up on Etsy later today - maybe some one else will have one less project to make.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
The highlights of this last year: Diego broke both of his feet, we moved to another state and further away from our family and friends, Aaron's foot was run over, Josh got hit by a car, I broke my toe, Josh's bike was stolen, Diego lost his job and we had no paycheck for 8 weeks, and we didn't have insurance for months.
The way I see it after reflecting...Diego's feet have both healed and he'll never jump off of a ladder bare foot again. We own our own home! Our children can walk to school or play in a creek. We're further away physically from our family and friends but it has only made us closer and we've made wonderful new friends. After fear of broken bones and surgery, Aaron limped away from the hospital with a bandage and a sore foot - and we had insurance at the time. When Josh was hit by the car (actually a mini van) he and his bike were fine, just a few scratches. My broken toe taught me patients with myself and empathy for others. Diego found Josh's bike! Seriously about 3 months later he saw someone riding it and got it back. Without a paycheck for 8 weeks? We survived on savings and our food storage, how thankful we are that we had it. We were forced to be thrifty and less wasteful - how awesome is that! No major accidents happened while we didn't have insurance.
So, while I look at this picture of a beautiful and thrifted leaf, what I really see are the hands that are holding it.
I am truly thankful in all things - even my trials. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Friday, November 16, 2007
The fabric stores were...well, they were fabric stores! A couple of them are in these really cool old buildings, with basements and second stories. Ah, and all of the yummy quilts on the walls and I even saw an Amy Butler Nappy Bag made up - that was my first Amy Butler experience. I'm finally catching up with you all! I only bought one fat quarter. I know, I know, but I've been trying to use up what I have and have specific christmas presents in mind for that fabric. Plus, my mom came bearing a wonderful gift bag of fabric that she had thinned out of her supply - thanks Mom! Here's where I should thank my Dad too, for letting us drag him around and being such a good sport about it - thanks Dad!
Well off to start the afternoon. I think I might just have Mexican Train withdraws!
Thursday, November 8, 2007
I've been busy stocking up my Etsy store for the holidays. There are some new magnet sets and a few sanitary pads -I'm thinking people may wait until after the holidays to buy these, but who knows maybe some of you will get them in your stockings! Ha!So with that said...I'm coming out of the closet. After many days of research and pondering, asking other people and getting past the ewww factor, I tried the cloth sanitary pads and *love em*! And to be honest, it was quite fun! So there you go, I'm out...
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Tuesday, November 6, 2007
For being so big, he sure can move when being followed by the paparazzi. The other day Sara was bored and I told her she could go play with Tomaso. She said, "I can't. Whenever I try to play with him, he just waddles away."