Well it is late Thursday afternoon and I have FINALLY finished up all of my embroidery projects (for now anyways, lol) and put all of those accessories away and decided to take a little break before cutting out tomorrows projects. I am getting there....kind of slowly at this point, but getting there. Truthfully I have not felt well for a couple of weeks now. My doc says it is a sinus infection but the antibiotics are not doing much to help. It doesn't seem as if they do anymore. But I am not a happy camper. Not sick enough to say I am sick and take to my bed, but on the other hand, I just don't feel well either. But! this is not want I want to blog about. That's the problem with just sitting down and typing out what's on my heart. I can be all over the place without ever really saying much at all.
I have ended up deciding, after MUCH prayer and talking it over with my hubby, NOT to drive down to San Diego to the Beth Moore Daniel study. The reasons are many. 1. It is soo far and with traffic, takes me a good hour and forty five minutes to get there. (not as long to get home as I rarely hit traffic then) 2. I was not on time either time I did go which made me feel I was disrupting people when I arrived, AND it doesn't do me any good to leave earlier, as the earlier I leave the more traffic I hit, and the longer it takes. 3. It cost about 30 dollars in gas to get there and back. 4. It takes about 3 hours or more out of my day just in traveling time, and I have a lot I am trying to do right now. But!! the reasons FOR going were just as valid. 1. The study itself is fantastic! 2. The fellowship and discussion time with the other ladies in my church is wonderful, and I soo look forward to it. 3. I get to see my two youngest grandkids for a little while, and have lunch with my son and his precious wife. 4. I KNOW I felt the Lord TELLING me to do this study. Soo, here is what I am going to do. Simply download the teaching video on my computer and do the study (and the 4 days of homework!) on my own. I can alway discuss the video with my dil or the other ladies when I see them at church on Sundays. And be grateful I get to see that set of grands and my son and his wife once a week anyway. I downloaded the study this morning and listened to it, and honestly week 3 may have been the best yet. Soo meant for me! And it only cost 4.99! Not bad compared to 30 dollars worth of gas.
Other than yet, I have opened a new can of worms over here with the possibilities of framing embroidery. I found some other scripture to frame that would be perfect to display at the shower, and then to give to Jessie for her nursery. If she can't use them I am sure one of my girls could. And if they can't, I am pretty sure I could sell them. And other than the price of the frames (at sale at Michaels) and the thread (which I already have!) and the fabric (which I have tons of) and the small price of the designs (around 3 or 4 dollars which are then permanently on my machine and I can use over and over again!) they are VERY inexpensive to make. I REALLY like doing these. First of all, they are easy. No worrying about getting it perfectly centered and positioned right like you have to with a shirt or a onesie, and I don't have to sit there and hold fabric like I have to do especially to do one of the onesies. I can simply set the machine up and get up and walk away and do something else if I need to. And then I just think they LOOK soo good. And I love the idea of sitting scripture around the house. Soo let me show you the new ones I have done, and hubby has framed. We make a good pair him and me! : )
|I LOVE THIS ONE...THE SCRIPTURE, THE PICTURE, THE ELEPHANTS, JUST EVERYTHING...SOO CUTE!|
|AND I ESPECIALLY LOVE THIS SCRIPTURE...BUT THIS DESIGN WAS POORLY DONE, AND I WILL NOT DO THIS ONE AGAIN. YOU WOULD HAVE TO MACHINE EMBROIDER TO UNDERSTAND MY BEEFS, BUT I ACTUALLY WROTE TO THE DESIGNER TO COMPLAIN, WHICH I NEVER, EVER DO!|
|THIS ONE HAS NOT BEEN FRAMED YET OF COURSE, BUT WILL HAVE A KELLY GREEN FRAME.|
|ALL OF THESE PICTURES WILL BE DISPLAYED IN VARIOUS PLACES AT THE SHOWER, BUT THEY COULD BE HUNG ON A WALL EVENTUALLY IF SOMEONE WANTED TO,|
And then I did a couple more onesies, Some were for Luke, as it is easier to send home with Melody then to ship them to her. Found some more cute designs.
|THIS ONE IS FOR LUKE...CAN'T BELIEVE HE IS ALREADY 9 MONTHS OLD AND WEARING A 12 MONTH ONESIE. THAT WENT SOO FAST. LOVE THIS DESIGN!|
|THIS ONE IS FOR WESTON. I LOVE THAT I CAN TAKE A DESIGN AND ENLARGE IT OR SHRINK IT DEPENDING ON WHAT I NEED TO DO. THIS FIT LUKE'S 12 MONTH ONE, AND THIS 3 MONTH ONE FOR THE NEW BABY IN THE SAME WAY!|
I will leave with my favorite kid/grandkid pictures this week!
|CODY AND HIS PRETTY MAMA LEAH|
|I AM TELLING YOU, IF THIS GUY GETS ANY HAPPIER, HE COULD BURST!|