Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I'm amazed every day by my children, as I'm sure any parent will say. You just never know what they're going to say or do or think, and it's incredible. Lately, my girls have been bonding on a level that's very special and I'm enjoying watching it unfold - they are truly enjoying being sisters. Obviously, they've been sisters by birthright, but to see them start to appreciate that and develop that type of relationship is very cool.

Very cool indeed.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Free Fallin'

I love fall. Every year when September arrives, the weather gets cooler (hey, 90 degrees is cooler!), and the leaves begin to fall... I get the urge to raid the fall decor aisle at the local Hobby Lobby and cover every inch of my home with shades of orange, pumpkins, and gourds.

Today I was cleaning up my craft room and came across some scrap orange fabric and decided to put it to use...

I used flour sack towels for the body of the pillow and appliqued the pumpkin and felt stem. You can't see it, but I stitched some grooves into the pumpkin to add texture. It turned out cute, for a quick afternoon project - little G liked it so much, she took it to bed with her!

Next up... I'm feeling a candy corn pillow coming on.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

No Work Tomorrow!

My dh and I have this little thing we do with our girls as part of their bedtime routine. When one of us is off the next day, we end our little snuggle with a "no work tomorrow!" to let them know that when they wake up, it's their day.
Since daddy gets to say that more often than me, it's so great when I can tell them that too... and luckily, I have tomorrow off so "no work tomorrow" for me!
I'm looking forward to a full day at the fair with my gorgeous man and my chickies.

Yay me.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


It's such a shame how quickly blogging is tossed aside for this crazy thing called life. I'm working on that, trust me.

So, things are settling down a little at work. The final phase of transition is next week (moving things today - yes, on a Saturday), so at least everything and everyone will finally be under one roof. Emotions are settling as well, so a little less of the hair on my neck stands up when I walk in the door.

The weather is cooling off in Texas and we finally got some rain so things outside are greener and less muggy and more pleasant. Hallelujah.

I received my Rowan CashSoft (ebay score!) a couple of days ago and hope to cast on tonight for my Kim Hargreaves sweater. I tell ya, a little knitting will do my soul some good.

So hang around, there should be some picture-laden posts soon and some craftiness going on around here...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

M.I.S.S. You Much

Man, I've missed you guys.

I've missed blogging.

I've missed quiet evenings having time for blogging.

And sewing.

And knitting.

And drinking wine.

Okay - still drinking the wine, but you know where I'm coming from...

I can't wait for things to slow down and return to somewhat normalcy so I may resume my normal scheduled routines! I did venture out to the Yarn Barn in SA, only to find out it wasn't there anymore! A few google searches later and I've found the new location, but think I will just order my yarn online for the Kim Hargreaves sweater. A little yarn and needles would do this girl some good. At least maybe it'd keep me going past 8:30 in the evening...

I hope to be back soon~

Friday, September 4, 2009


Man, it's been a rough couple of weeks.

My job has pretty much taken over my life with all of the changes going on, and I am desperate for things to be back to (somewhat) normal. It is quite stressful being the person in charge of everything but in control of nothing. Does that make sense? Decisions are being made by people I never see and the communication of those decisions is nearly nonexistent. That, and I'm accountable to make sure that everything is done seamlessly.

Oh, and I haven't even mentioned the personalities involved.

I keep praying for patience and for the grace to give it up to the only one truly in control...