1 Thessalonians 4:11

And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business,and to work with your own hands...1 Thessalonians 4:11

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Storms and flowers

Spring flowers that usually don't bloom till April.

   Just a note to let my family and friends know we are all  still here.  WP. and I have more limbs to pick up, but that is nothing to what everyone else has.  I know everyone will be concerned about Nan and Popaw.  They slept right through it.  Dad noticed the electric was off, but they just stayed in bed. The school in their town was damaged, and a few homes.  We were without power from about 3am till 10:00am.  I have heard from everyone except our childhood friends from around Harrisburg, IL. It is going to be bad Friday.   I am hoping everyone will come to our house where it is the safest.  I have never seen our Spring flowers bloom so soon.  It is very warm here today. Ky. parents, and uncle Lewis still have no phone service.

Hugs, and be safe.

Sunday, February 26, 2012


        This is the tip of the iceberg.  I now have most of my knitting and crocheting hardbacks in one case. My print offs that are super important are in bins. My most important mags are on the bottom. I have a larger case downstairs for my quilting books and patterns, one case for my cookbooks, one small case for my tatting books, one case for my song books and sheet music. I need to release even more, but I just can't bring myself to it yet. I have 3 works in progress (yarn) in baskets in my project closet. I have all my bow making material in a nice container. I do have several quilts done and some that need to be set together. Even after the big mag purge of 2011, I still have a larger case with old mags downstairs. I did not mention 3 stackable crates with dividers that hold my print offs from the beginning of the Internet in the 90s. They are all sorted and labeled.  What I cannot seem to do is finish embroidery projects.  I have a dresser scarf, and a large tablecloth, one kitten block for a quilt.  My pillow cases are coming along so maybe I am getting better. I will not show all my yarn.  My oldest, and dearest friend stopped importing yarn for her business, and she sent me most of what she had left over. One time she sent 65lbs. You get the idea. Even if I buy one sk someone needs to slap me. That being said sometimes you do need a certain color.  So it is all coming together slowly, but surely.

Had the grandkids this weekend.  We cooked and had fun. We moved the kids craft table and bought more craft supplies. The new area was a big hit. Ya's leg is healing she is now in a boot . No, will play the sax in the school band next year. We are going to the big city for baby grandson's Grandparents Day at school.

I am working on my log cabin, and my pillow case.  I have been so tired of a night  that not much progress is being made.  We have on more bedroom to do, the main living room, and a little more painting. Spring brings tree trimming, deck sealing and more outside painting. The yard is a mess. We need to get a few things done before the big Easter egg hunt/ mom and dad's 65th anniversary. It seems overwhelming at times.

Hugs, to all may you have a good week and some quite moments of rest to renew yourself.

note to Auntie M.  Foghorn is no more WP. found him in the woods. That old rooster never did get his timing right. I will call you later this week.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!


 My parents will celebrate their 65th anniversary the 4th of April. I have mom's first Valentine to my dad in perfect condition. He kept it.  He is not a keeper of notes, and cards, and yet he kept this. She signed it with love on the back.  May you have 65 plus years with your Valentine.  And you can be my Valentine to. So this day you can honestly say someone ask you to be their Valentine. Hugs Mimi

Edit:  Thank everyone for all the Valentines and love I received.  WOW!!! I will say it again and again I love my family and friends.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

I got gifted(((smiles giggles and twirling)))

  Looky, Looky what Marla gifted me. Yes, it is the yarn to finish up the baby sweater that I have the yoke already done. Remember the grease I found in the 3 sks after I had started the sweater.  This was a bail out. I so love it when I get a bail out. Thank You Marla my dear.  I love my friends. I had all the kids here Sat. And WP. brought me in the box  and I opened it, and they all thought I had seen a mouse :) I squealed my big spider or mouse squeal.

I finished one pillow case.  My Belle is so pretty.  Maybe she is not as perfect as she would have been years ago when my fingers were nimble and my eyes good, but she is pretty cute. I started the second case. Bri Z. so loved her that I may have to do some more.  March may be pillow case month.  No burn out so far.  I have had to put her down for a little while to rest my eyes. I started another granny log cabin.  I said I would not, but I caved.  I have T's knitted fish blanket next to my chair.  While I am resting my eyes I am yarning.

The granny square is 4 rounds 2 sc in corners and 1 sc after each shell to corner. You add the rounds counter clockwise. I think its something you can do by just looking at it. In the finished log cabin I started with the red then gold . The unfinished square I started with the dark blue after the yellow.

May this coming week find you twirling over something joyful...its a great feeling so I wish it for you. Mimi

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Slowly she moves

  Remember that old ghost story; STEP BY STEP SLOWLY, SLOWLY, STEP BY STEP. That about says it all.  I can't seem to want to do anything but sit and stare.  I am working on the pillow cases, and my Belle is about half done. I am on the purple ribbons that flow from her hat. She is so pretty.  I need to make some lace for the tail of her gown, but I have not tatted in so long I may just crochet some.

I bought an embroidery book it is the best purchase I have ever made.  It was costly (well for me), but worth every penny.  I am old. I forget how to do things anymore. Just looking at the pictures brings it all back. Love those pictures. I love Amazon.  I am in a loving mood tonight.

So since all this love is flowing I will send you some.....catch it.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Keepsake

I made a keepsake for baby Abram's mommy and daddy.  I understand that not everyone would want this token.  I will give this to Bri Z. I believe she has a gift of understanding others hearts.  She will know if this would be something to present to the parents.  I duplicated the tiny booties and used the ribbon from the gown and the tiny heart button.

Genesis 15:1
Now let me tell you the story of baby Abram's gown. Bri. Z. Called me and ask me to make a  gown for Abram. I was honored, but worried about the sizing, and the time it would take to make something I thought would be appropriate.  I left it in God's capable Hands.  Marla a dear friend helped me look for patterns.  I found a gown, but I would have to alter the sleeves and size.  I wanted this to be what they wanted so badly.  I know, I know I took what I had given to God back to worry over.  I set about making the gown, and I had on hand just the right baby yarn ...Thank You God. I began to crochet and pray it would never be used.  I thought you know he could be all dressed up and leave the hospital in this. God had other plans. When I got to putting in the satin ribbon I found each size on hand except the smallest.  I looked and looked. I prayed and went back to my ribbon box, and there it was ...Thank You God. Then I was honestly compelled to put a heart button on the bodice. A symbol of love everyone had for this tiny little guy.  I knew at some point I had some white plastic buttons not what I wanted, but I thought I would take a look.  They were not to be found. NO heart buttons any where. I have a vast collection of buttons (its a weakness). I had in my mind exactly what I wanted, but no time to go out and find them. After I had prayed over the ribbon I bowed my head, and ask God to help me find some beautiful buttons.  I turned around and opened a cabinet in my downstairs sewing room, and there on my grandma's old tin button box was a card of pretty little heart buttons....Thank You God.  You must understand this I had never seen those buttons before never. I would not have left them on top of the button box in any case.  They were on an old white button card, and I would have remembered it. Thank You God.  I had just enough time to make the bonnet and booties, and we rushed off to FedEx with the package.  I went into the FedEx office and started to fill out forms when the express guy pulled up.  They told him to load the truck slowly he did (God bless his heart)....Thank You God. We made it just in time. Thank You God.  All my dears, please keep praying for the family.