Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Another giveaway .....

Just wanted to let you all know about another giveaway. Katherine is having a giveaway that you can check out HERE.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Simple Joys progress and a Hobbit giveaway

Greetings dear friends and blogging buddies! ~
First off , I want to mention about Edgar's Hobbit Birthday drawing that he is having. As if you all haven't already seen it! Run on over and check it out.
Ok, I meant to start posting a little more often. Bare with me as life passes me by! LOL. Cole had asked if any of the men from the Celtic Festival had Scottish or Irish accents to go with thier kils. Yes, actually , there were a few. I really enjoyed talking to them. It almost felt like we were on vacation to the isles!
I have spent some time working on Simple Joys, but mostly playing " catch up" with some things. Yes, Maggee, this design is LHN. I just love it! I love the new one coming out, and will probably have to get that one as well. :) . Here's the progress so far. Sorry the picture isn't great, but for some reason the flash wouldn't go off this morning. Gotta frog the row going down the left side, as I realized that I used the wrong green. Of course, none of you ever do that right? ;)

Thanks for those that mentioned my glasses. Funny thing though.... I took my son in for an exam and just happened to mention that I didn't think the glasses were as strong as they seemed to be when I was in the office getting them. Next thing I know, I'm in the exam chair. Result.... stronger lenses! :( Part of the problem is these blasted cateracts! I hope they won't look like Coke bottle bottoms! Like my husband said though, at least I'll be able to see. Oh , and my son will be getting glasses too. He doesn't need them very bad though, his vision is 20/25. Pretty good I'd say.

Well , I shall run. For those of you who have recently ( within the last couple of months) became a follower, please pass on your blog link if you have one, so I can check it out. Thank you all for stopping by and for the comments and continued friendships. They really do mean a lot!

'til next time,

don't be a stranger,


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Helping teen moms to be.....

Greetings all! A friend of mine has started a new website to help teens who have found themselves facing motherhood. Regardless of how you may feel about premarital sex, the fact is, it happens. When that happens and a teen becomes pregnant, they are scared and overwhelmed by it all and many times have no where to turn. During this time they need to know that someone cares and is there for support. My friend , whose own daughter is a teen facing motherhood, is an NICU RN and has worked for an obgyn and has lots of experience in this field. While the site is still new, and there are some things that still need to be added, there is quite a bit of info on the site already. I think at some point in our lives, we've all known someone that this has happened to .This site will lend non-judgemental Christian counseling and support. If you have some time, or so desire , you can check it out here: Perhaps you may know a teen now that can use this site where they can connect with others who are going through the same thing.


Woo Hoo , I'm stitching again!!!!!

Greetings dear friends and blogging buddies!~ I am finally done with all of those afghans and can get back to stitching as normal ! Oh , I enjoy the time, had some frustrations too along the way. But I have really been longing for getting on some stitching projects and am glad that I now have the time! Catherine asked if I could show some pictures of the afghans. Well, I would like to, and had started to when I first began. However, they are models for a new book that will be coming out for the designer I knit for , so I thought it was probably best that I stopped doing that. Don't want to cut ties you know.
Here is the stitching that I have been working on. I finished up the house yesterday , all but the chimneys and the crossbars in the windows. Started a couple more flowers and a good portion of the flower stem up the side of the house. Not sure what I will get done today. It feels so good to put needle to fabric again!

I recently started wearing glasses and I had a couple of you ask if I could please post of picture of me wearing them. This is not super great. Looks like I had even forgot to put on makeup. I wish my photographer , aka my son, would have told me. LOL I don't know if you can tell or not, but they are a dark red. I really like them and although it's not perfect, ( because of all of the damage the iritis left me with) it's nice to be able to see a little better after all this time!

We went to a wonderful Celtic Festival and Highland Games event this past weekend. We had so much fun! I even ran into my brother and his family, who I hadn't expected to see that day. That was a nice surprise! My husband belongs to the Cameron Clan and I to the Home/Hume Clan. Neither of our clans were there this year, but we had fun watching the gathering of the clans to march in the parade anyway. Here they are getting all lined up.

This next shot is of the Central High School Kilties. They are the oldest all girl marching band here in the states and date back to 1926. A lot of my family and my husband's and my family have graduated from this high school and it was very cool to see them. They even did a show , but there were so many people that were watching , I couldn't get a good shot.

Here is Alex ( in the black ), dueling in the boffer weapons tournament. Nope , he didn't win. He had fun though.

They also had carriage rides.

This couple and a pal of theirs demoed weapons and gave a history and meaning of each one. It was very interesting. They were very good duelers as well.

I have to tell you a funny story. There were hay bails placed around for people to sit on. There were three kids sitting on one, Alex included. They always , unbeknowst to the crowd, charge at certain point in their show. When they did this, they charged toward Alex and the other two kids. It scared Alex so bad, he screamed , jumped up and ran several yards from the spot where they were.It was so very funny. The duelers even had to stop a minute because they were laughing so hard! We were finally able to convence Alex to take a picture with them, only after they told him he could hold some weapons to protect himself against them. LOL

Here is one of the bagpipe players that were there. They were all very good.

Lastly, here are some beautiful wolf hounds that were there. The one on the right, is only about 2 1/2 years old and weighs 200 lbs! These guys were huge! The owners have 4 altogether. They were all there, but I only got a shot of these two.

Well, sorry this post was kind of long. It's been so long, I had a lot to share! Thank you all for all of your continued visits and for your wonderful comments! I do so love reading them! Come back real soon!

'til next time,

don't be a stranger,


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Boys can sew too!!!

Greetings dear friends and blogging buddies!~ Whew! Still working on all of those afghans. I'm on the last one though, so hoping life will return to normal soon!
My mom and dad's 54th wedding anniversary was yesterday! Not a whole lot of people making it that far these days.
On Fridays I have started to teach sewing to some young children. I know I have mentioned the little girl, Nyah , whom I have been teaching to knit. I think I have mentioned the sewing here but can't remember for sure. Anyway. Here they are sewing away on bourses, except without the stitching inside.
Like the title says, boys can sew too. Here is my youngest student Jack. He picked a couple of nice bear prints and will use his for carrying his army men. He started later than the girls , who are older, but finished before they did. He had lots of fun!

Here is Taylor sewing away on hers. She choose a couple of very cute prints with ladybugs on them. I wish I had gotten a better picture of the fabric, but I tell ya, with working with small children, I stayed plenty busy!

Last , but certainly not least, is Abbey. She chose a really cute fabric that had pink flowers on a blue background. The inside was a solid pink. Her mother tells me that she has not put her purse down since last Friday!!! Can't tell she's proud!! LOL.

Tomorrow we are going to work on pillowcases. These kids are so enthusiastic! Should be lots of fun! While I work with the kids, one of the moms work with my son on geography , so it works out great!

Well, there's not much else going on except the same 'ole same 'ole. As Fall starts to set in , that will be changing I'm sure!

Thank you all for stopping by with your continued visits and for all of your wonderful comments and support! It means a lot!

'til next time,

don't be a stranger,


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A new blog to visit with a giveaway!

Hello all~ I would like to let you know about a new blog and the giveaway that she is doing. Check out Stephani at Harvest Moon Hollow and sign up for her giveaway. You can also check out her Etsy shop here .