Saturday, November 15, 2008

My Friend Jean

You ladies remember my friend Jean? Well the cancer is back and it is very bad. They will start her on a new experimental treatment of new chemotherapy, but the Dr. said it is very experimental and her cancer has come back with a vengeance. Four years ago this past October the Dr. told her one year and at the very outside 2 years....... God has granted her 4 years and some months. The Dr. only know what they know and they do not know the will of God for her life. She has been so blessed. They have sent her home with pain medication and medicine for her nausea. Just a month ago the pancreas did not show any signs of cancer but ................ She now is very sick. She cannot eat or drink and they are trying to keep her hydrated. She is 24 hour Hospice now. I will go and see her when I can each day. Mom is so much worse and her memory is just about gone, she fell the other day because she forgets to use her walker. Thus I just cannot be gone from here for very long at a time.
Pray for my friend Jean. She gets to see Jesus before I do and she gets to see her sweet Nelson in the near future. Can you imagine looking into the face of God and seeing HIM smile............. I can only imagine.



What will it be like to spend my time just in worship to the one that set me free...


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

AND THE WINNER IS !!!!!

Ladies.......... did you doubt me? I hope not......... Rough weekend here and Monday and Tuesday were not much better.......... BUT I am fine now and back on top of things... and speaking of on top of things I thought I would show you my "Buddy" His name is Moses and he is a love bird. Do not let that name fool you........ He is meaner than a junk yard dog when he wants to be. He loves to sit on top of my grapevine in my shop. He is 8 years old this December. We bought him 5 days after he hatched. He had no feathers and his eyes were still closed. They put a band on his leg and we took him home 8 weeks latter. They only live in captivity about 5 years so he is doing good. He is not spoiled or anything ! hA! Isn't he beautiful......... but can you see that mischievous look in his eye!

I have been working in my shop on some new projects and I thought I might show you a few things.. This is something that I am playing with and I think it turned out ok, what do you think? It is stitched on tea stained muslin. It is framed in glass so if you click on the picture to get an up close look the white spots are the glare from the glass. ......I think that I am going to put it over on my SEWTHEWORD blog this weekend along with a few other things and sell them... What ya think? I think this is a 5 x 7 frame size.
These are my primitive apples and pumpkins. I have just learned to make these and have had a lot of fun with them. I have carrots and butternut squash in the works... They are too much fun to make and to sit around for holiday decor.... I am going to try my had at a poinsettia latter but not in time for this year but maybe next.
Here is one of the larger pumpkins up close and personal ....... I need to cut his leaves a bit but they smell so good. I stain them with a mixture of folk art paint mixed with vanilla and coffee! YUM!
I have them here in a group along with some moss from Wal-Mart. When I get my kitchen cleaned up from all the sheet rock dust I am going to put some in the middle of my table. That will be tooooooooooooo cute!
This pillow is a first........ I have been learning appliqué on my machine without cutting the letters first! It is a bit time consuming so not sure if I am going to pursue these or not... but they look cute laying on the fireplace mantel or grouped with other pillows...... This one is about 12" long.


The back of the pillow.............tooooooooo cute material... I think I am going to use it with my apples...........


These are my primitive apples and I just love them......... Next batch I am going to put some apple pie spice in the paint ................ That will be sooooooooooooooooooo sweet! I have sent some of these to my swap partner last month and I took a couple to another gal in town. I have pictures to share with you the end of the week about her... She loved them! Just put them in a little basket with some moss and there you go...!



Now......... here is the fun part..... well except for the winner which I will tell in just a minute........... We had such fun at the craft fairs this past month in Arkansas. Bella Vista to be exact... That ............................................... We are going to go back next year and we are going to have a booth!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am going to make dolls and lots of dolls and punkins and apples and carrots and squash and stuff and me and my sweet DH are going to take that to Bella Vista next year for 4 days and just sit and visit and meet great people and make some money maybe or not! This is a canvas tent booth that we saw a few weeks ago in Oklahoma and we just love it........ It is very very rustic and looks just like something that would frame my dolls and stuff so well! AND this tent is for sale!!!!!!!!!! We will contact here latter in December when she finishes her craft fairs and heads home. Is that exciting or what!
Anyway... I have a few dolls almost finished and will have pictures of them on the Sew The Word next week...........

Now without further ado.................. I took all the names from the first post with the strange machine (and by the way got lots of fun guessing) then I took all the names from the second post where I told you to hurry and guess.......... I listed them from the first post first and then the second and took out all the duplicate names and this is the list I got............. Then I went to the numbers generator and typed in the number and this is the number it gave me!



Here are your random numbers:

23 

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1 Mary said...
2. Denise said...
3. JC said...
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24. Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...
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AND THE WINNER IS

EDGE OF DESIGN............

Congrats Denise..

I am sending you the pillow with a couple of apples and a couple of pumpkins ! Enjoy.........

Well ladies ........ as usual I so enjoyed this and I think I will give away some things in December! You can never tell...........

Love you gals so much....... you will never know what you mean to me!

Hugs


Monday, November 10, 2008

Sorry Girls

So sorry girls, such a busy weekend and terrible day today. Mess everywhere after the wall came down. Trying to clean and a bit under the weather today.. I will draw a name and post pictures and a winner tomorrow.............
Hugs