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I love.... God, hubby, my posse of kids, wool, jelly beans, quilting, my Canon 50d, watermelon, fabric, Philadelphia Soft Pretzels, TastyCakes, my Bunco girls, laughing, my chickens, antique quilts, buttons, sewing, photography, freshly bathed babies, camping, the sound of snow falling at night, Fiestaware, Elm Creek Quilt books, and a whole lot more! I am a Pastor's wife,a homeschooling mom, a proud Navy mom, and am just downright busy!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Fall Wall Hanging #2

I made this cute wall hanging this weekend.. to sell on Etsy.  It's @ 18" x 40" and is sooo pretty! I love the colors!

I went to my neighbor's house to borrow a candle & ended up using her table for the photo. 

Made another one tonight, more scrappy.  Will try to get a picture on tomorrow sometime...

be blessed!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dslr straps

Here's 2 sets of straps for a dslr camera. I started these a few months ago, but finished tonight. The unique thing about these straps is I have made pockets on the backside of each strap for memory cards. Each strap has 2 pockets. One side would be for new cards, one for used. It will make things so much easier when shooting... you don't have to search all your pockets, camera bag, etc for a new card.

I like the perky colors!
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1st Day of School - Junior Year

Handsome Hunk, no?
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Well, Hello there!

Took this on Monday, Aug 23rd, on Cave Lake, Ely, Nv. Not sure what type of bird it is, but he is saying 'Hello there! What do you want? You took 15 pictures of me! Go away!!'

Click on the picture to enlarge!

This is SOOC - Focal 163mm, iso 400, F/9.0, 1/250
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Monday, August 23, 2010


Kristina at www.froggybottomquilting.blogspot.com and I had fun trying to capture the moonlight over Cave Lake on Saturday night (8/21)....
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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Handsome, if I do say so myself!

I think he looks very handsome in that uniform!
I just spent 3 precious days with hunk #1 in Annapolis, Md!
Parents' Weekend - God bless the USNA for allowing the parents to come and see for themselves that their kids are OK!
He is in his element here. Highly competitive, yet no individualism allowed. 'There's no such thing as an individual in the Navy.'

I know he is where God wants him to be. I just want him with me. (most the time... but he'd have to live down the road a mile or so)
I love him!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sunset in the desert

The sunset last night was amazing. We had storm clouds coming in from the northeast and southeast. This was over by Mt. Charleston, to the west. We had some pretty awesome lightning later in the evening, and some rain in the middle of the night.
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Friday, August 6, 2010

Garden Fruit

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Birthday Hunk

This hunk turned 14 on July 25th! He loved his cake.......... I think he ate it all! Well, almost...
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Fall Wall Hanging

Here is a cute little wall hanging I made this past week. It was for my sister-in-law, Janet. She had a monumental birthday in May, and I thought she might like this.
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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Busy Hands are Good!

Busy hands are good!  Whether they are mine, yours, or someone elses, busy hands are good!  They create.  They move.  They produce.  They bless.  They clean.  They cook.  They pat babies backs.  They fix.

The picture above shows the product of busy hands painting!
Hands have been mixing paint, putting it on rollers and brushes, and painting my bedroom walls!
... and they say miracles don't happen anymore ;-)


Busy hands made this little chenille baby quilt pictured above.  They weren't my busy hands, I don't even know who's busy hands made this.  My busy, frugal shopping hands found it at the thrift store.  It's a handmade chenille baby quilt. It's about 42" x 36", and in perfect condition!  I'll put it on Etsy!
These 2 bags are called ZipIt bags.  I had the pattern earmarked in a magazine for a year or so.  My dear friend at http://www.froggybottomquilting.blogspot.com/ saw the pattern online the other day and mentioned it to me.   I thought, I have seen that pattern somewhere!
I found it and got my busy hands right to work.  The white tropical bag is made of outdoor fabric.  The red bag is oilcloth.  We are giving that to a little friend for her birthday... and will fill it with some little personal beauty items fit for a little girl!

So now these busy hands need to get moving....