Hi! Thanks for stopping by...

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!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Little Things...

It's been a busy week.  McGyver is in Colorado working on the house... he took his mom along so she could see the progress made.

I've been here with the 4 kiddos, anxiously awaiting Hunk#1's arrival home this coming Friday evening!

I've been working in my sewing 'area', trying to organize it. 

I've been staying up late at night, reading.  Living on the edge, I am!

I wasn't too happy at 5:30 am when Mr. Grilled (aka rooster who's supposed to be a chicken) found his voice. I jumped out of bed & hosed him down.  Thats usually all it takes, and he's quiet the rest of the day. Not today. He kept going & going.  I woke up Hunk #4 at 6:15 and we took said rooster to the animal shelter.  They will farm him out. I am sad, as I really enjoy him otherwise!

Here's a few items I've been working on lately...  Hope you enjoy!

The top items (yoyo's & pockets) are magnets. Those are for the Farmer's Mkt. booth, as well as the sun glass case. Those are fun & easy to put together.

Have a super blessed day!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

New Etsy Store...

I am opening up a second Etsy store called P31Gal.

This store will sell wool and felted wool items.

10% of all proceeds go to help support Wycliffe Missionaries, Doug & Bernie Campbell.  They are friends of ours from the EAA Airshow.

I don't have anything listed on there right now, but will soon.  I am also going to be selling items at a local Farmer's Market, Fresh52!  They have a few locations around town... the closest being on S. Eastern between Serene & Silverado Ranch, on the E. side of the road. I know they are there on Sundays from 8:30am - 1pm.  I am not sure of the location on Saturdays.

A lady from our old church has a booth & loves my creations! Imagine that ;-) .  Her booth is Easy To Bee Green and she sells recycled, 'upcycled' items.  I am excited at the prospect of making a little extra cash, but more so that others like my creations!

Hope to see you on Etsy and the Farmer's Market!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Weight Loss Wednesday!

This week's stats...
Down .8 lbs and 2.5 "!

Total... 23.2 lbs down and 23 inches!

I only have 6 to go!

Coffee Mug Rugs!

Here is a CUTE set of coasters /or coffee mug rugs I've been working on lately! They're so cute and kind of funky! I definitely need to learn some more decorative stitches. These will be for sale on Etsy soon! Keep your eyes open for them!
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Weight Loss Wednesday!

This week's stats

down 3.4 lbs and 4.5 inches

Running total....

down 22.4 lbs and 19.75 inches!

God is good!

Saturday, July 2, 2011


For a long time, I entered pix into the Pioneer Woman's photo contests. I finally gave up, because it seemed one needed to be a professional photographer and have an amazing blog to be chosen to be posted on her site as some of her favs.  I  was reading her blog before Father's Day, and noticed she was having a contest. So... I entered the picture of my hubby and kids, taken last year, where they are all kissing him.  That was the last I thought about it.  Last night, I was messing around on the 'net, and decided to look at MCP action photos for the week.  I looked briefly, then looked at my account. I noticed my photo of McGyver and kids had a lot of hits (over 600) and a few comments. One of the comments mentioned she had seen this on PDub's site. I'll tell you - it took me a minute to process that!  Then I checked and lo & behold, there it was! Not the finalist, but one of the ones featured.  ;-)