Wednesday, August 26, 2015

BUSY DAYS.....


Well here we are to late Wednesday afternoon again already and I am just getting around to posting again....but it is what it is what I can say?

I really don't have much to blog about I guess is what the bottom line is other then what I have been up to and I am pretty sure all of my regular readers KNOW what that is...YES, your right, more sewing projects.  I finished up my Advent Calendar for Melody and honestly it was SOOO much work I've decided I must have been a little crazy when I decided to do it.  All 24 of the little envelopes have an embroidered design on them, most of which had several color changes so there was just NO quick way to do them.  Then after the design was done, they had to be cut into the shape of the envelopes.  After I finally finished that part, I decided to do the top of this one a little differently then I did the other one.  [I find that happens a lot if I make more then one of some item....there's always room to improve!]  Anyway, I did a first for me on it in that I re-hooped and did 5 different designs on it to make one full picture.  I have to say I do really like the way it came out, but it took me over 4 hours just on this part.  Then! I needed to stitch out all the numbers [another hour by the time I cut them all apart] and then glue all the little bows to the numbers, and then glue all the numbers to the stitched envelope designs, and then then all the envelopes to the long piece of felt with the top header on it....whew....Now I will say it is REALLY super cute, but truthfully it might have been just as cute using a pre-designed fabric sheet with the whole thing on it.  And then I could have done the WHOLE thing in probably a days worth of work, instead of a couple weeks worth of work this one took, lol. The pictures I have been taking are just NOT good, so I actually drug out my good camera and honestly they are still not very good and just don't do the thing justice.  It is much better in person...but let me show you....

IT'S REALLY QUITE LONG AS I LEFT MORE ROOM BETWEEN THE ROWS SO THAT GETTING THINGS IN AND OUT OF THE POCKETS WOULD NOT BE DIFFICULT.  IT''S NOT AS WIDE, BUT IT IS KIND OF LONG.  IT SHOULD FIX NICELY ON THE BACK OF THEIR BEDROOM DOOR IF SHE CAN'T FIND ANYWHERE ELSE TO HANG IT!
HERE'S A LITTLE CLOSER LOOK AT THE TOP, OR HEADER, AND YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE ENVELOPES A LITTLE BETTER THIS WAY TOO.  THIS WHOLE THING IS MADE OUT OF FELT AND THREAD. THE DESIGNS ON THE TOP WERE FROM SOME OF DESIGNS FOR THE ENVELOPES, AND THE HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS WAS FROM A FONT I BOUGHT A WHILE AGO THAT I PARTICULARLY LIKE 

After I finally finished this project I had planned on getting started on the kids trick or treat bags, and Halloween pillow cases, when I remember that Fall is around the corner [too focused on Christmas!] and I had intended to try something new for a Fall dec for me.  Remember last year for Christmas I had made the little quilted Christmas trees?  Well, I had liked them soo much I thought to myself, WHY couldn't I make some for the fall out of the gorgeous fall fabric you can find everywhere right now.  Sooo I dug into my stash [I have a lot of fall fabric for some reason!] and got some of my left over from last Christmas Styrofoam trees, and cut my squares, grabbed my pins and got busy.  I LOVED the way they came out.  Now truthfully the way I arrived at how to top those trees was a long, somewhat draining story that I will skip, but between Melody and my sisters helping with their opinions as I shot over option after option for them to see, I FINALLY arrived at one I liked.  It wasn't easy as the trees HAVE to have a topper to cover up the work on top of them and I hadn't really thought it through as to what I was going to do about that.  Christmas trees were easy as I simply used ribbons, and bows, and poinsettia flowers and glittery stars to top them off, but WHAT do you put on a Fall tree?  lol   Let me show you these....

NOT SURE YOU CAN REALLY SEE VERY WELL WHAT THE TOPS OF THE TREES ARE....BUT I GLUED A COUPLE OF FLOWERS TO THE TOP OF EACH ONE, AND THEN HAD TO GIVE THEM A PRETTY SEVERE HAIR CUT TO MAKE THEM FIT RIGHT, LOL.  THEN! I MADE LITTLE GOLD BOWS AND GLUED THEM ALL THE WAY AROUND THE TOP.   SUPER CUTE....I REALLY SHOULD SHOW YOU SOME OF THE HILARIOUS OTHER OPTIONS I HAD, BUT I WILL SPARE YOU, LOL.  TRUST ME THOUGH THEY WERE GOOD FOR A GOOD LAUGH!  
I honestly like the way these came out so well I might make a few more.  They are super easy, but kind of time consuming so I want to finish up some of the other things first.  OH, and I decided to make a scripture picture as well and frame it and sit it by the trees somewhere just like I did at Christmas time with a Christmas scripture.  I got that stitched out today, but I am still dwelling on it so it is not framed yet....not to mention that's where hubby comes in, lol, as he does my framing for me.  I think I might want to re-do this on thicker stronger fabric, and maybe even change the colors up a bit.  But the design took me a good couple of hours and I am not sure it's worth it.  Let me show you that....

LOVE THIS VERSE, BUT MORE ON THIS LATER!

Oh I want to show you a picture of sweet Claire sporting her new Juicy couture swim suit that my youngest sister Donna sent to Claire.  It is honestly the most adorable thing I ever saw, lol....Enjoy!

THE BOW WAS ANOTHER GIFT FROM SOMEONE ELSE....SOO FUN!  SHE LOOKS SOO MUCH LIKE HER MAMA HERE I SHOULD PULL OUT SOME OF MEL'S BABY PICTURES AND SHOW YOU SOMETIME JUST HOW MUCH!

LOOK AT THE RUFFLES ON THE BOTTOM....SOO CUTE@
So guess that's it for now.  I need to see to dinner so I will have to get out off of here.  It's been SOO warm here we have been melting.  I have read around blogland that some of you are already seeing a change in your weather....I am trying not to be jealous over here I am not going to lie.  Hope your all having a good week!  Blessings to you all!  Debbie


Friday, August 21, 2015

HARD WEEK, BUT GOD'S GOODNESS


Well here we are to Friday morning again already and honestly I can hardly believe it!  Is it me or did this week go even faster then usual?  And to tell you the truth since it was another hard, hard week for me I am not sure how that happened, as it seems as though HARD times crawl by usually.  Maybe just another way our God is merciful.  Like before [same situation....continuing problem] I am not at liberty of discussing what has been going on but I can say this.  Sometimes the mistakes we make in this life just have LONG term repercussions and irreversible consequences.  There is no quick and easy fix, and sometimes we just have to accept that the asking for or the granting of forgiveness is not something that is always easily done.  In reality most times BOTH are very difficult.  I have experienced all of this the hard way.  I will admit that it is me looking for the forgiveness this time, and tell you as well that usually for me it is the other way around.  It is MUCH easier I think to forgive then it is to WANT it and to understand it may take a while to receive it.  It is definitely harder when you know your heart was in the right place, and yet it doesn't change the wrong that was done.  My sorrow has been somewhat overwhelming.  And yet, as always in my life how grateful I am for a forgiving and loving God who stands by me and strengthens and carries me through hard times.  That we receive His forgiveness just for the asking, and there is no question as to rather or not we deserve it.  We don't...plain and simple.  And yet out of His great love He grants it willing and with no remembrance of past mistakes.  I have hung on to several scriptures this week that have brought me comfort, but this one in particular brought great peace and hope.

Isaiah 1 - 3  "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.  When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.  For I AM the Lord your God."

I have kept myself busy [always good medicine for me!] and have completed all the stitching for the envelopes of the second advent calendar.  I will begin hot gluing the numbers on it today and the little bows.  Meanwhile I have decided to make little trick or treat bags for the New Mexico grands as well and got all the materials I needed for that project yesterday.   Today I am going to take Jeffie and Cody for one last summer outing with grandma as school starts for them on Monday, and I am looking forward to spending time with their sweet little selves.

I just have to show you one little video of Sam and Luke.  Sam is very patiently TRYING to show little brother Luke how to blow on a harmonica.  Grandma saw herself in little Luke, lol.  It was how I reacted unfortunately every time I couldn't get my embroidery machine to work right, lol.  Kind of a like a 2 year old, lol.  Persistence paid off eventually Melody said for Luke as he stuck to it no matter how frustrated he became until he had it down.  Maybe a little stubborn like grandma too, lol

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Hope you all have a good week-end, and experience and see God's love and peace all around you!  Blessings, Debbie

Monday, August 17, 2015

WEEK-END VISITORS


Well we somehow managed to get through our busy, busy week-end without a single picture!  How can that be?!  I guess we were just busy with our heads on something else.  But let me tell you about it anyway.  It started at noon on Friday when I met my youngest son to pick up his oldest three [not brave enough to keep the recently turned 2 year old Vinny on a week-end sleep over yet, lol] half way for both of us.  We had lunch at BJ's and caught up for a bit before I headed home with the kids.  The kids and I got settled in and then hubby got home early and the fun began.  Honestly I would have preferred to do one on one visits with the kids so that each one could be focused on and fussed over a bit by grandma and grandpa, but these kids had such a busy summer it just wasn't happening.  So rather then not do it at all we went for a group visit.  And it turned out really well.  Friday night hubby brought home In and Out for dinner which was quick, easy, tasty, and cool.  Goodness we have been on heat wave here with temps in the low one hundreds!  Anyway, after dinner we chose some family movies to watch from netflix and then ended up making some chocolate chip cookies [despite not really wanting to turn the oven on] for dessert.  The kids didn't settle into bed to close to 11 but were out like lights once they laid down, lol.  Saturday was busy, busy from beginning to end.  The day started with fresh donuts for breakfast along with some sausage and eggs.  Actually, I may have been the only one eating eggs, lol.  I felt bad as the kids pretty much ate nothing but junk all week-end.  Guess you can get away with that when your the grandparents and you only have them for a day or so, lol.  After breakfast grandpa took them over to the pool for a swim and grandma straightened up around here and did the dishes.  When they got back we decided we'd go to the movies next.  It was SOO hot outside we needed something cool to be on, and a chilled movie theater sounded perfect. We brought in hamburgers and had those and some popcorn and some candy and some icee drinks and they had a feast while we watched Shaun the Sheep, which was surprising funny even for grandma and grandpa.  After the movie it was EVEN hotter outside [if that was possible] so we got home and got out the board game Sorry and spent the next couple of hours playing that.  We ALL enjoyed it. Grandpa even taught them the little sing song that he and his sister used to sing to each other when one of them would send one of their little people back to start...."your starting over in the middle of the game, toot toot!"  Goodness they loved singing that to each other, lol.  Thank God for air conditioning, though I am already dreading this month's bill.  We ordered them in pizza for dinner [told you it was a week-end of junk, lol] though grandma had a salad, and there was ice cream and more chocolate chip cookies and movies for the evening.  By the time they all showered and packed their things back up it was time for bed which was only a little earlier then the night before. On Sunday [after MORE donuts!] we dressed and headed back down to San Diego for church.  We were a little bit late for service as I was out of practice of getting myself and 3 others ready to go [had to straighten the girls hair!] as well, but we made it.  After service we enjoyed lunch at my son's house and got to spend a little time enjoying Vinny as well.  His brother and sisters all missed him for sure. How grateful I am for this little family and the joy they add to our lives...it would be hard to express how much I love them all, but it was good to put our little house in order and stretch out on our couches last night and enjoy our little programs IN THE QUIET nonetheless, lol.

I have begun work on my nativity advent calendar so I will quickly show you how that is going and then I intend to get busy on this day.  I have added in making trick or treat bags for the New Mexico grands as I saw some really cute ones and wanted to give them a whirl so my list just keeps getting bigger.  Hope you all have a good week and keep cool wherever you are.  We are supposed to start getting a break today.  But still in the upper ninety's.  Blessings to you all!  Debbie

I WENT WITH LIGHT CREAM COLORED ENVELOPES SO THAT THE DESIGNS WOULD SHOW WELL, AND KATHY THAT THREAD YOU SENT ME AGES AGO IS BEING PUT TO USE IN THE RICK RACK STITCH..I LOVE IT!  THANK YOU!  HAVEN'T DECIDED FOR SURE YET ON WHAT COLOR FOR THE NUMBERS, BOWS, OR BACKGROUND.  I AM THINKING ROYAL BLUE

CLOSE UP OF THE 3 WISE MEN....NOT SUPER CLEAR PICS BUT YOU GET THE IDEA.  LOTS OF COLOR CHANGES IN THESE DESIGNS, BUT I AM LOVING THEM

THE SHEEP WAS SOO SWEET

AND THIS HAPPENED LAST THURSDAY.....SAM DID VERY WELL, AND WAS SUPER EXCITED.  MAMA AND LEFT BEHIND LUKE HAD A MUCH HARDER TIME, LOL

AND MISS CLAIRE IS 4 MONTHS OLD TODAY AND IS GOING IN FOR HER CHECK UP AND SHOTS LATER....POOR BABY....IF I GET A CHANCE I WILL COME BACK AND UPDATE AS TO WHAT SHE WEIGHS ETC.  MELODY SAID SHE IS FALLING RIGHT ON SCHEDULE FOR ALL OF HER OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS.  CAN'T BELIEVE SHE IS ALREADY 4 MONTHS OLD.  GRANDMA WOULD LOVE LOVE LOVE TO PICK HER UP TODAY AND KISS THOSE SWEET LITTLE CHEEKS.  GLAD I GOT THIS PIC ANYWAY!



Wednesday, August 12, 2015

SOME CATCH UP AND A COMPLETED PROJECT!


Somehow it seems ridiculous to do a "week-end wrap up" post on Wed.  If I haven't done it by now I think maybe it's too late, lol.  I just can't seem to get into a good swing of things.  I am always a little behind recently it seems, and yet I am really not doing anything of any real significance.  Not sure what's happening over here.  I will just say this.....Our week-end was ordinary and good.  Nothing worth really posting about, just more of our usual routines.  We were SUPPOSED to have my youngest sons oldest 3 for the week-end, but it got postponed as hubby and I both seemed to have a little stomach bug.  It wasn't a bad one as those viruses go, but neither one of us wanted to not be feeling our best with the kids here.  As usual hubby got over it quicker [he ALWAYS does!] and yet honestly since he is the one who has to work, I am really glad he was feeling perfect by Monday.  I seem to be completely fine this morning, so guess we can call that a wrap.

I have officially and FINALLY finished ONE of the advent calendars.  OH MY GOODNESS...is what I have to say about that. In some ways soo typical for me,  If I had a clue how long it was going to take to make this simple thing I might have would have passed on it.  There are HOURS AND HOURS AND HOURS of work in the thing, lol.  Absolutely nothing difficult about it, or "fiddly" or any of the things that usually make me regret starting something, just time consuming.  And here we are near to being half way through August, and I have only completed one of the things!  Two more to go!  lol  I have SOOO much on my "sewing burner" not sure I will pull it all off.  But guess I will just sit down and sew everyday and what gets done gets done.  I refuse to stress over it.  NO ONE puts any pressure on me but myself, but I am a mighty force, lol.  So I am doing my best.  Let me show you the finished thing.  I still have to figure a way to hang it.  I might make a little sleeve and insert a dowel, or I might just tell them to use push pins, lol  We will see.


TA DA!!  lol  YES, MY SAINTED HUBBY IS HOLDING THIS UP FOR ME WHICH  DOES GIVE YOU A CLUE TO IT'S SIZE [he is six ft. two] I AM NOT TOTALLY HAPPY WITH THE TOPPER [WHICH I JUST KIND OF MADE UP!] AS IT NEEDS TO BE BIGGER AND SEEN BETTER, BUT IT WILL DO

HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT SOME OF THE ENVELOPES.  EACH ONE OF THESE LITTLE DESIGNS HAD TO BE STITCHED UP, THEN CUT OUT, AND THEN THE NUMBERS HAD TO STITCHED UP and cut out AND HAVE A BOW HOT GLUED TO THEM, AND THEN THAT GOT HOT GLUED TO THE ENVELOPE, AND THEN THE ENVELOPES HAD TO BE HOT GLUED TO THE BACKGROUND.  LOTS OF HOT GLUING GOING ON IN THIS PROJECT.  AND FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO MIGHT REMEMBER MY LAST YEAR ORNAMENT MAKING PROJECT, HOT GLUE AND I DO NOT DO VERY WELL TOGETHER, LOL.  I AM GETTING A TINY BIT BETTER.  ONLY A FEW BURNS BY THE END OF THIS

CLOSER LOOK AT THE TOP.  I COMBINED A FEW DESIGNS AND RE-HOOPED 3 TIMES TO MAKE THIS.  IT'S OK....BUT ONLY OK, LOL.  SHOULD HAVE MADE THE LITTLE HOUSES BY THE TREE WHITE SO THEY CAN BE SEEN BETTER, AND HONESTLY I WISH I HAD APPLIQUED INSTEAD, BUT OH WELL  I WAS GOING TO TAKE THE TIME TO MEASURE AND DRAW LINES TO BE SURE ALL THE ENVELOPES WERE EVENLY PUT ON THERE, BUT DECIDED I COULDN'T TAKE THE TIME TO DO IT AND SO I JUST DEAD EYED IT.  LOOKS PRETTY GOOD TO ME,  AND EVEN IF IT'S NOT I DOUBT THE KIDS WILL NOTICE.  THESE ENVELOPES ARE LARGE ENOUGH TO HOLD A FEW PIECES OF CANDY, OR STICKERS, OR WHATEVER THEIR PARENTS CHOSE TO PUT IN THEM.  

Now I am ready this morning to start the next one.  Melody wanted more of a Christian theme to her advent calendar [if possible] for her kids, SOOO that of course resulted in my looking a bajllion places for ideas and ways to do it.  I finally found [took some time!] some designs of the nativity people and figures etc. that if I play with them a bit and outsmart my machine I am going to make the same little pockets with those on the front of the envelopes instead.  I think there is a Mary, baby Jesus, Joseph, shepherds, the wise men, camel, angel, donkey, etc.  And then there will be some sort of a stable scene on the top.  This one that is finished is for Jeffy and Cody, and then I will give Larissa her choice as to which one of the two she wants for her kids.  Let me show you the one I made up yesterday of a wise man.  It was just to see if I could get the designs to combine OK.  I need to run to Joannes this morning to get some more felt before I can get started though.

PRETTY CUTE THOUGH I AM NOT SURE OF WHAT COLOR ANYTHING I AM GOING TO GO WITH
And then in between working on the Advent Calendar I am occasionally working on more ornaments as well.  I found the prettiest design for a FSL ornament of the nativity, [in my search for nativity figures!] and decided to make one of those for everyone as well.  Talk about simple.  You just hoop some water soluble stabilizer and stitch away.  Only two color changes for these.  HOWEVER! the designs are quite involved and take SUPER long to stitch.  I hoop two at a time and it takes a good hour and forty five minutes to complete.  The good part is I can walk away from the machine and switch loads of laundry, or cook dinner etc. while it stitches away.  I am doing them all white and then a different color for the outline look.  Let me show you.....




AS YOU CAN SEE IT IS A MUCH TIGHTER WEAVE IN THIS DESIGN....THIS IS A DARK SLATE BLUE


AND THIS ONE IS DONE IN LIGHT GOLD



THESE TWO ARE STILL ON MY MACHINE WAITING FOR ME TO SOAK THEM ETC.  THE STABILIZER IS CLEAR...YOU CAN BARELY SEE IT


YOU CAN SEE IT A LITTLE BETTER HERE....THESE ARE A LIGHT MAUVE, AND A LIGHT OLIVE GREEN...NOT SURE WHICH COLOR I LIKE BEST...
 OK, guess that's it for now.  I will finish with this week's best grandkid pics....Hope you are all having a good week, and you are able to keep busy with all the things that bring joy to your hearts and days...Blessings, Debbie

MISS CLAIRE.....REMEMBER THIS LITTLE OUTFIT?  I THINK IT IS THE FIRST ONE I MADE.  MEL POSTED THIS ON INSTAGRAM WITH THE CAPTION THAT READ....."CLAIRE JUST HEARD IT'S GOING TO BE OVER 100 FOR THE NEXT FOUR DAY!"  LOL  [she's laying on a sheet I made for her too!  love it!]

ON ONE OF THE SUPER HOT DAYS MEL SAT IN THEIR BACK YARD WATCHING THE BOYS KEEP COOL IN THEIR LITTLE WADING POOL WHILE SHE AND CLAIRE SAT IN THE SHADE KEEPING COOL IN THEIR SUITS, LOL.  HOW CUTE IS CLAIRE'S LITTLE SUIT?

SAN DIEGO ZOO FOR THESE 4......CAN'T BELIEVE SUMMER IS ALMOST OVER!

AND A BEACH DAY FOR THEM!
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And you just have to hear Sam reciting [with a little help from mama] John 3:16.  Be still my heart!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

WEEK-END WRAP UP AND MORE ORNAMENTS

I am not doing a very good job of keeping up with a Mon. and Thursday post, but I AM doing pretty good with making my Christmas ornaments, lol, but before I tell you more about that, I will briefly tell our week-end.  It was good in every way.  We spent Sat. totally relaxing doing all of our favorite things...lol.  LONG LEISURELY breakfast and chat time [after sleeping in just a bit as well] and then we headed out to lunch and a movie.  After that we got our grocery shopping done and came home and spent the rest of the afternoon [which there wasn't much left of, lol] watching some TV and barbecuing some tasty Salmon.  Sunday found us back down in San Diego for church.  It was SOO good to see everyone and hear my son preach of course, but goodness after several weeks of not making that drive suddenly it seemed REALLY far, lol  After service we went over to my son's house and his wife Larissa had made us a vegetable pasta [glutten free for me!] with veggies from her father's garden and it was just SOO good.  We sat around and visited while little Vinny took his nap and when he woke up around 3 we headed over to Larissa's parents house for his party.  They only live about 5 minutes from them and have a gorgeous pool in their back yard so it works out really well for their family.  The party was pretty much just family, and it was relaxing and nice.  There were a couple of salads for dinner and pizza [again, gluten free for me] and cupcakes which I heard were really good.  The kids and grandkids all swam for a while and hubby joined in as well.  They had such a good time and I enjoyed myself sitting in the shade and watching them.  Vinny was soo cute on the day and we thoroughly enjoyed him  I got some pics but not as many as I hoped to have, but let me share what I got....

GETTING HIM TO STAND STILL AND SMILE AT THE CAMERA HAS NOT EXACTLY BEEN MASTERED YET,LOL, BUT HIS SHIRT FIT HIM WELL!

READY TO SING HAPPY BIRTHDAY.....HE WAS TIRED AFTER ALL THE SWIMMING, LOL

HE ENJOYED THE FROSTING THE BEST!

A NEW BIKE!

HE GOT THIS FROM MOM AND DAD THE DAY BEFORE ON HIS REAL BIRTHDAY....HE RIDES THIS REALLY, REALLY, WELL FOR JUST TURNING TWO.

THE HELMET GRANDMA AND GRANDPA GOT HIM FOR HIS NEW BIKE AND SCOOTER.....END OF THE DAY, HE WAS DONE!  LOL

SWIM TIME

SUCH A PRETTY SPOT!

I have been back at my Christmas ornaments for the last couple of days.  Once I get through all the different designs I will stop posting pics, though I am making all of them a little different here and there.  My latest kind I have done quite a few of.  They are called free standing lace ornaments and I had no idea again that my machine had the capability of doing them.  I LOVE LOVE them.  You just basically stitch up a design on some hooped water soluble stabilizer, and then soak it off in warm water when you are finished and they dry up pretty stiff.  They are soooo pretty.  Looks like lace as there is soo many open areas, but it is just thread.  You can do them in whatever color you chose, but so far I have done them mainly in white, but with some gold, some a Christmas variegated, and one I have used different colors on.  I will probably not do many of those as it is kind of a pain switching the bobbin thread with every color change along with the top thread.  They must both be the same. Ordinarily I use a thin white thread on the bobbin which is WAY less expensive then the top embroidery thread, and way easier to wind and work with on the bobbin.  I had a hard time winding the embroidery thread onto the bobbin  I think because it is so much slicker then regular thread, but I think I like the way the white looks the best anyway, so I will probably just stick to that.  It takes a LOT of thread to do a design, and they take longer then you would ever think for not having to change threads.  Some of them take a good 45 minutes or so.  I put ribbon hangers on a couple of them, but I think I am going to look for a super thin cord like ribbon instead.  I also made up some more of the round ones using some different colored felt for them and bigger ribbons at the hangers on some of them.  I am kind of in love with them all.  I have no idea what my final plan will be on who will get what.....for now I am just making them.  Let me show you.....





VARIEGATED THREAD....HUBBY'S FAVORITE, BUT I AM NOT SURE I LIKE THE LOOK, LOL   EVERYBODY'S DIFFERENT

THIS ONE WITH THE COLOR CHANGES IS VERY PRETTY, BUT LIKE I SAID, KIND OF A PAIN








THIS ONE IS GOLD BUT THE PIC IS BAD AND YOU CAN'T TELL VERY WELL...IT LOOKS LIKE SUCH DELICATE LACE....THE PICS REALLY DO NOT DO THESE DESIGNS JUSTICE TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH.....THEY ARE MUCH PRETTY IN PERSON

HE IS GOLD TOO....MEL'S PERSONAL FAVORITE SO FAR
Well that's about it for now.  Not a lot more on my horizon this week besides more ornaments. I think we are going to have my youngest sons's kids over for a sleep over this week-end, but that's not 100 percent yet.  I am looking forward to it.  Summer has flown by for all my grands and as always it doesn't seem like I spent as much time with them as I would have liked.  I will end this with a few pics of the New Mexico grands.  Hope you are all having a good week!  Blessings to you all...Debbie


MISS CLAIRE....LOOKING JUST LIKE HER MAMA HERE

MEL SAID ON SUNDAY MORNING AS THEY LEAVE FOR CHURCH THEY ALL LOOK PRETTY GOOD FOR ABOUT AN HOUR, LOL.....I REMEMBER THOSE DAYS.

SAM LOVES "HOLDING" HER

LUKE IS GETTING SOO BIG

SAM THIS MORNING AS HE WAS GETTING READY TO LEAVE TO MEET HIS PRE SCHOOL TEACHER FOR THE FIRST TIME....HE WASN'T EXCITED OR ANYTHING, LOL

AND AFTERWARDS THEY STOPPED AND GOT HIS SUPPLIES AND HERE HE IS PRACTICING, LOL

WORKING THE SCISSORS....AND WITH HIS RIGHT HAND....HE'S LEFT HANDED!
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Sam is demonstrating here how he can cut with scissors..his face while doing this is priceless!


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SAM AND LUKE SENT A VIDEO TO VINNY ON SUN TO SING AT HIS PARTY....VINNY LOVED IT.....DARLING!