September 23, 2012

SEW Busy

Well, I have definitely been sewing up a storm. And I have to thank my friend, Eileen. My tooth has been driving me CRAZY but today I took her advice and got some Aleve.  My tooth has stopped hurting!! Praise the Lord!!! Thank you, Eileen!!! And yes, I know... I should have listened to you sooner... LOL

ANYWAY.... ;) I have been sewing like crazy! In the past few days I finished up the pattern testing, made something for a friend (SHHH), made little Liam's Day of the Dead pants, finished another bag for Bags of Hope and Love AND have another bag halfway finished.

I still have a couple more bags that I want to finish up this week and then I will be moving on to a couple more presents. After that I plan on diving into my pattern stash and sewing up some fall clothes! OH!! Wait!! Before I do that I will be making some Halloween skirts!! I can't wait! They are going to be sooooooooo cute!!! :) Well, at least I HOPE they will be. LOL

I have been commissioned by a friend to make her son's Halloween costume. It's going to be SNOOPY!!!! In case I haven't mentioned this before, I LOOOOOOOOOOVE Snoopy!!!!! I mean, not just a little bit.. A LOOOOT!! LOL And it goes way back! Check out this pic.

Can you see the Snoopy that I'm holding?? LOL I was such a dweeb last year when we went to King's Dominion! LOL I had my picture taken with SNOOPY!! AND I got a Snoopy cup to take home. I was more excited than a grown woman should be over seeing a fictional dog.... LOL

So, you can see why I am so excited about this!

Gosh, I miss my Grandma. She was SUCH a wonderful, caring, loving LADY. I was her little Stacy Annie. LOL My grandparents played an ENORMOUS part in my life, more so than most grandparents. I actually lived with them for years!! My grandparents were such special people. I can remember seeing them sitting on the couch together and Grandpa would be sweet talking Grandma. LOL Amazing love. Amazing people. I miss them both so much. My Grandpa showed me what a man was supposed to be like. How he should love and care for his family. My Grandma showed me how a true lady should be, always thinking of others, always caring about others. And love, always love from both of them. The world needs more people like them.

Here are a few more pics from today.

Bonnie sleeping on the fabric for the Bags of Hope and Love... I hope none of these kids have cat allergies... SIGH.. I could never get all the cat fur off! YILES!!!

5 Bags of Hope and Love ready to go!!! :)

A really cool spider web.

One day I would love to own a REAL camera. LOL I love take pictures but you just never know how they will turn out with a cell phone.

Another great sermon today at church. I just don't know what I will do if we have to move and leave this church behind. I know that God has plans that we can't see or even imagine, but ...... I love it here. And if we move, our oldest son is talking about not going with us. This breaks my heart. I can't imagine not being able to see him everyday. I know that this is something that I will have to get used to but it doesn't make the hurt any less. I am trying my best to bribe him into going with us. LOL So far it isn't working....

OH!! I have to share this with you!! A little bit ago I was complaining to Deanna that I wasn't able to write up my blog post because Jacob had my phone and I had forgotten to upload my pictures. She looks at me and says, "Umm, isn't that a first world problem??" Umm... yes.... Yes, it is... And I was definitely put in my place! LOL So glad that she is able to see those types of things for what they are! And may God help me to always put that kind of stuff into proper perspective. :) If we have a roof over our heads, clothes on our backs and food to eat, we are more blessed than SOOOO many others in this world.

Speaking of dirty dishes, Deanna somehow conned Cailey into doing the dishes this evening. I wonder how that came about!! LOL

We are taking next week off of homeschooling. Since The Hubby will be on nights my sleep schedule will be all out of whack again. I think that played a HUGE part in how cruddy I felt last week. Sooo.. we might do a few crafts here and there and maybe some science experiments, but other than that it will be a free week! OOOH!!! More time for SEWING!!! LOL I just thought of that!! No, really! I did!

OH!! And I wanted to put this out there, too. I received some more donations today for Bags of Hope and Love!! WOOOO HOOOO!!!! :)) AWESOME!! However, there are still quite a few things that are needed, in case anyone wants to help out in any way.


Body wash/soap

Razors - boys


Shaving cream - boys


Hair doodads


Shampoo and conditioner

We have Bibles, combs, pens, toothbrushes and toothpaste covered for now. And I think we are good in the deodorant department as well.


  1. I'm so glad the Aleve is working for you, it has never failed for me! Are you taking your vitamin C? :)

    The bags are looking great, I think you've definitely found your niche.

    Taking the week off sounds like a great idea, you definitely need to sleep. I wish I had a good excuse to give my kids the week off, lol! I could use the break, but it's just too soon.

    The spider web pic is awesome, even if it was taken with your phone!

  2. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
    Umm... I have been forgetting to take the C... I was doing SO well at first! LOL
    Yeah, there's no way I could go through another week like last week... Horrible!!!!!

  3. Stacy, you have been sewing up a storm [so proud your feeling better..don't over do}.
    Love all the new things you have sewed. The little dress for Cailie is so adorable. I love,
    love that fabric.
    Proud your taking the school week off. That will help you get more rest.. take care of yourself. Have fun sewing.

  4. Thank you so much, Judy!!! I am trying to keep from overdoing but it is soooo hard when coming off an awful week.
    THANK YOU, again!!!


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