Monday, May 31, 2010

A Quote For This Humble Day ...

Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.

~Daniel Webster

Old Glory Antique Fa#164D71
*Photo courtesy of Old Glory Antiques

~Happy Memorial Day~

I miss you Dad!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Blessed ....

*Circa 1995

So today I took my eldest boy to the drivers license division to get his (GASP!!!) permit. I was on the verge of tears the whole time. While I sat there waiting for him to take the test, I started to well up. As I glanced down at his birth certificate, I realized that it seems like yesterday when were just a few blocks away at the hospital holding our brand new baby boy. And now he's DRIVING? ACK! So he bounced out of the cubical saying "I passed ... I passed!" the guy at the desk gave us a little piece of paper, and we were out of there. Just like that my boy has a DRIVING PERMIT! Watch out world, here he comes!

Congratulations Colter!

After we were done, we stopped at Where Women Create. Waiting there for me was the most lovely gift courtesy of Debbie Murray and Shea Fragoso.

So beautifully wrapped I didn't dare open it at first ...

But when I did, I was so touched.

Isn't is beautiful?
The flower is gorgeous, the chain is fabulous and it's filled with lavender so it smells DIVINE. Plus it has my very favorite word stitched on the linen toile fabric ...


Yes, that pretty much sums up how I feel today.


Thanks so much ladies ... You are so wonderful-You made my whole week!
Please visit their website at

*For those who would like a chance to win this Blessed Heart, it's part of our giveaway over on (Hurry! The contest ends on Friday),

Have a great night!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sew...Sew...Sew... How I love to Sew:)

My lovely friend Trish Preston over at

sent me this adorable (and EASY!) pattern to test.

Here is Miss Emma in the finished product ....

And with her friend the Potato bug ....

I couldn't resist making a matching purse and flower....

The very simple directions for the flower can be found here:
and the FREE pattern for the purse is here:

Thanks to Trish for thinking of me when you needed a tester. I loved making it and Emma loves her new top. Thank you:)

Trish is having a contest over on her blog for The Sew Mama Sew Giveaway day.

*For those not familiar with this event, click on this link:
Get ready to visit a TON of great blogs!
Make sure you visit all three lists ... You don't want miss any of the great giveaways!

Trish is giving away this DARLING bag ....

Plus two sewing patterns-The Patsy Ann Top (that I tested above) and
The Hazel Hipster

Hurry over to her blog to enter:

Oh, and don't forget to visit my friend Kim ....

Inspiration Saturday will finally be back on Saturday!


Have a great day!