I hope that everyone enjoys their weekend!! I have to work.
I hope that everyone enjoys their weekend!! I have to work.
Its been a long struggle with getting it framed. And I'm SOOOO happy with the results. A refresher - I used Sassy's Hyacinth, my Mom chose GAST Hyacinth threads.. and I went at it.. LOL
First off, I had a hard time finding a frame that I liked. I don't do frame shops, and so I had to find the correct size frame for it. Luckily I found it at WalMart. Of course when I bought it was black - and it had mats inside for 3 - 4" X 6" pictures. So I bought some spray paint.. got it home.. totally the wrong purple I wanted. So two week I was at WalMart again - I found some craft paint and it was the PERFECT purple!! Had a heck of a time getting the paint to coat it right. It survived the trip down to my parents and the revealing of the gift to my Mom... no chippin yet (knock on wood).
When I first bought the frame it was still to big.. LOL So I used one of the mats, and I cut the dividers out, and thought.. man that is too white! The idea came upon me to send it to my sister's and have Natalie color all over it, with a purple crayon! So you can see she had her help in my Mom's Mother's Day present. :) First born daughter, and first born granddaughter :D So here is the end result.
My Mom really liked it! And Natalie helped me give it to her also. Yeah I know I'm late in getting her my Mother's Day present.. bad daughter!! I had my Dad's Father's Day gift too.. had it over a month now. :)
I received the package a week ago, but couldnt open till the 25th. Well if you have following my blog I was gone to the ILCS retreat and didnt get home till the 26th. I was soooo wiped out and tired (and still wiped out and tired), that I totally forgot to open it yesterday. Tonight when I got home from work, I had to open it!!
This is what I found inside!!!!
The ornament - too cute! I love it!!
Christmas Motif Sampler II from JBW Designs
Holly & Ivy from Country Cottage Designs
My Favorite Time from Lizzie*Kate
A Christmas themed needleminder from Kelmscott Designs
Bush Christmas floss from Dinky Dyes
Colorado 2008 pocket calendar - Love the pictures!
Lional Richie (almost put a "t" in there.. LOL)Christmas Cd
Thanks to Mary Kathryn for the wonderful exchange THANK YOU SOO MUCH!!!
This is the ornament which I stitched and finished for Renee. Renee said that she really liked her ornament and has emailed me a couple times thanking me for her ornament. My pleasure Renee!!
I love doing exchanges like this. And I wished that I could find a group that does more of them. :)
What was so heart wrenching was my Dad (whom is a fire chief) was called out to the scene, as the Jaws of Life had to be used to get Julie out of the car. When my Dad saw the car, he did not recognize it, and asked whom the driver was. All they could tell him that her name was Julie. He preceded to ask if there was a passenger, the first responders said that there was alittle girl in the back of the ambulance, waiting to be transported, his grand-daughter
Julie suffered multiple broken bones. She is scheduled for surgery tomorrow, to repair her leg. She is expected to make a full recovery, that will take up to 8 weeks.
Natalie, well the car seat saved her! The only marks she has on her are from her shoulder harness. The car seat has to be thrown away as its just covered in glass, and the stress of the accident. She seemed to be in good spirits when I talked with my sister this morning.
Edited to add -
While on the phone with my sister tonight, she told me - "you might get goosebumps when I tell you this"... I said, ok.
When I typed this earlier tonight - I was unaware of something that Natalie said to her mom, today on the way to go out to celebrate Father's Day for my Dad.
When they were in the car, and my sister was driving. Out of the blue, Natalie claims that her Great Grandma (who passed away in Nov '05) was sitting next to her, and told her "everything is going to be ok"
I bursted out bawling!!! Natalie had her Great Grandma Leona in the car, sitting right next to her. And I truly believe this!!! I have not seen pictures of the car yet, but according to my sister, it is not a pretty site. They can see Nat's car seat, and of course it was right behind Julie's seat. Nat's door had no damage. All the windows on the car were shattered.
My Grandma Mathison died on my Dad's birthday, Nov '05. Natalie was the last in the family to say goodbye to my Grandma, before she died. And I believe that my Grandma held on til Natalie came and said goodbye, as she died shortly after everyone left to go and celebrate my Dad's 60th bday.
Edited to add -
I found this posted online in the newspaper - Five Hurt In Winchester-area Crash
Well Brian's bday was Tuesday -
I will sum up my past umpteen days as.. EXTREMELY BUSY!
I have worked straight since a week ago Wednesday and my next day off is June 15th! I have been working less days at the nursing home, and picked up a couple more days at the quilt shop. And for some reason I have become swamped with QSnap Huggers. So someone out there is advertising for me (thank you to whom ever it was!!
I finally got my truck back! It was the fuel pump. I'm happy I got it back - heck I haven't even driven it yet..LOL Kinda disappointed about having to wait a 1.5 weeks to get it back. Now, do you think I should wait 1.5 weeks to pay the bill?!?
We have our water situation figured out! Poor Brian has been struggling with this situation for a week or more. Our water in the bathtub started acting funky, and then all of a sudden the water on the cold side stopped flowing. Then all of a sudden we had no water in the whole house!! Well Brian had to investigate why we had no water... that's when all heck broke loose. He had to dig up the water line to see if it had water. The hose was all plugged up!! Well long story short, I'm so proud of my DH. He and along with my BIL got the water situation all fixed, and it was so nice to take a long awaited shower, let me just say that!! I have become a frequent shopper at Ace, I wonder if they will expect me tomorrow.. LOL
Umm what else.. oh yeah. Today in Iron River, they had their Market Day, which runs along with the rodeo, which is in town this weekend. Well tonight was "Pink Night" at the rodeo. They were selling these tshirts - I just had to have one! You see I'm not a fan of pink at all. When I saw this shirt I had to buy and wear it that instant. LOL I was really excited about this shirt. It was only $10, and half the amount went to cancer research in our area. I thought that was awesome! So I wear that shirt in honor of a coworker, Bev, Missy's Mom, and Cathey, who have battled that struggle, and one that is fighting it now.
Tonight while Bri and Jon were working on the faucet in the bathtub, I decided to have a campfire and just get out of the house and RELAX! I had mowed the lawn earlier, and thought I would just take a moment and just be by myself. Well that didn't last long as I had wonderful company join me. My SIL, Lia and her two kids, Destiny and Stevie joined me. And next thing you know, the s'more were out! I love campfires! Oh and our camping trips were getting planned. Sounds like next Thursday might be the first one.. he he.
Well I suppose I should get to bed. Gotta work this weekend at the quilt shop. And I'm sure it will be busy cause of the rodeo in town. Looking forward to my first hour watching the rodeo parade... hehe
Drum roll please.
It only took 9 pages of paper to print out all the comments. Thanks to the ladies that took the time to stop by and look, and enter the contest.
With having 51 entries... I have decided to allow 3 winners.
1. Sandy (larsan)
2. Rita (stitcher722)
Thanks so much ladies!!! I'm off to email you now!!
Thanks to the ones that left comments of appreciation of their QSnap Hugger that they have ordered!!! It means so much! And I look forward to all those that have said that they will be ordering a QSnap Hugger in the future.