Well here it is Thursday July 7th already, and I seem to just be getting worse about getting up a post. PART of the reason is because I am desperately needing a new lap top, and this one I am using is just getting harder and harder to work. I recently purchased a mini I-pad and I honestly thought I might be able to just do my blogging from it. But there is an entire list of reasons of why I don't like to, so it really did nothing to help out in my blogging. Plus, when it comes to downloading an embroidery design for my sewing machine, I really need a computer for that too. And turning into one of my favorite things to do is listen and learn from the HUNDREDS of tutorials that are online about various different sewing, embroidery, quilting and etc. projects, and nothing is as convenient for this as a computer sitting on my lap. So there are a few of my pathetic excuses....
So now then, what have I been on? I bet you can all guess...that's right, MORE sewing. I did get the blanket made for Sophia, and I made the make up bag for my girlfriend as well. I'll show you both of those first....
|REALLY HAPPY HOW MUCH EASIER THIS FABRIC WAS TO WORK WITH BOTH A WALKING FOOT AND LOTS OF PINS...|
|MADE TOTALLY OUT OF LEFT OVER JELLY ROLL SCRAPS....I REALLY LIKE THE DECORATIVE STITCHES I FOUND FOR THIS ONE.|
|CLOSER LOOK SO YOU CAN SEE THE GLITTER|
|AND THE APPLIQUE BETTER|
|SOPHIA IN HER LITTLE OUTFIT, THOUGH I NEVER DID GET ONE OF HER SHOES ON HER, LOL|
|SHE WAS MESMERIZED BY THE FIREWORKS....SOO SWEET|
|I COULDN'T GET UP HIGH ENOUGH TO EVEN GET THE WHOLE QUILT IN THE PIC AND STILL GET CLOSE ENOUGH SO THAT YOU CAN SEE THE QUILTING. THIS IS THE BEST I CAN DO, BUT YOU GET THE IDEA|
|I USED THE NAVY FOR THE BINDING WHICH YOU CAN SEE A LITTLE BETTER HERE, AND THE QUILTING IS A LITTLE EASIER TO SEE FROM THIS ANGLE TOO|
|HOW THE BINDING LOOKS ON THE BACK NEXT TO THE GREY MINKY|
|LOVE LOVE LOVE THE QUILTING|
I cannot seem to remember if I have mentioned what we are doing on Sunday afternoons for now, or for at least this summer anyway. I don't want to take the time to go back and check several of my blog posts to see if I've already mentioned this or not, so if I have I am sorry and do feel free to skip ahead, lol. It's kind of a long story so honestly I will try really hard to give you the condensed version. The bottom line is that my son James is starting an in home Bible study fellowship at my niece Jessica's house on Sunday afternoons. He lives in Escondido down in San Diego, and my niece lives in Rancho San Margarita about an hour up the coast from him. So he finishes up his regular Sunday morning services at his church in Escondido, and then has a quick lunch with his family and then drives up to my nieces house. He is bringing his worship leader Amy and her sisters with him as well to lead in some worship time. Jessie meanwhile [and my sister Danae [who is Jessie's mother] and I as well] have invited as many friends, neighbors, and family as we could think of who might be interested in attending this, and truthfully the response has been somewhat overwhelming. We had close to 30 adults [not counting the babies and kids] attending last Sunday, and afterwards we had a 4th of July of sorts bbq as well. There are several more who are planning on attending in the future, so this may have already outgrown Jessica's home. There is a plan in place should this be the issue, but guess we will have to get to that bridge before we cross it, lol. This works REALLY REALLY well for us, as Jessica's house is only about 30 minutes from us, which is MUCH better then the hour and 20 minutes it takes us to get to his church. I've SOOO missed his teaching every Sunday, though as you probably recall we did drive all the way down there for almost 4 years, and still do on occasion as well. My son feels the Lord has been leading him in this direction for a while now [over a year] so he felt like it was just time to step out in faith and see what God has in mind. He is still very unsure rather or not this will result in his starting a whole new church in this area, or if it is just supposed to be a summer thing for now. We have only had 3 meetings so far, and truthfully God is already at work with some of the people who have drawn to this. People none of us even knew either. It is VERY exciting to be part of this and I look forward to whatever it is, even if it ends up being just an extra summer Bible study. I LOVE listening to the guitar music fill the air and the sound of voices raised in worship in her home. It's working especially well for all the young mom's with babies and small toddlers to work their babies and yet be attending a service. Guess time will tell. Anyway, the service and the bbq went very well, and it was a really good time.
On the 4th we were supposed to go to my oldest son's house for another bbq and swimming and fireworks, but my poor DIL woke up sick that morning and so we had to cancel it. Hubby and I were perfectly content here just puttering around. We did catch a movie in the afternoon, and came back here and bbq some yummy salmon for dinner. We had planned on catching a local firework show, but decided to watch Disneyland's display from our front porch with neighbors instead, lol. We can see the fireworks pretty well from here, lol, which they do EVERY night all year round.
Tues I spent over two hours sitting and visiting with my girlfriend, and giving her belated birthday presents. And then yesterday like I said, was spent finishing up my quilt. Today, I ran a couple of small errands this morning, and since my cleaning woman is here today I finally got the time to do a post. I have sooo many things on my "to do" list for sewing I might never get to it all. And pretty soon here I am going to have several of my grandkids come and hang out with us for a few over nighters. And somewhere here soon Melody and her family are coming for a week as well. Soo lots on the horizon for this summer, and I know before you know it, it will come and go. But in the meantime I intend to make the most of every moment the Lord grants me here.
Hope you are all having a good summer. I'll leave you with the usual kid/grandkids pics. Blessings to you all, Debbie
|GUESS WHO GOT HER TOE NAILS PAINTED FOR THE FIRST TIME?! LOL GUESS SHE JUST SAT THERE QUIETLY AND WATCHED|
|NEW MEXICO CREW ON THE 4TH|
|LATER IN THE DAY FOR CLAIRE....JUST HAD TO SHOW YOU THE BACK OF THIS DRESS. HOW DARLING IS THAT?|
|THEY GOT A NEW SWING SET. THINK THAT WILL BE GETTING LOTS OF USE|
|SOPHIA WAS WEARING THIS ONESIE I MADE HER WHEN WE DROPPED OFF HER 4TH OF JULY OUTFIT SOO CUTE|
|JAMES AND VINNY|
|TELLA AND LARRISA [JAMES'S WIFE AND YOUNGEST DAUGHTER]|