Thursday, November 24, 2011

Fall fun

Sheleah at pumpkin farm
Making grape jam--sure wish you could smell how heavenly it smells!
Fall is such a fun time of year, with the cooler temps, to the beautiful changing tree colors, lots of cider...making jam and so much more.  It's hard to stay motivated to stay in or home with it being so nice.  Which is how I find myself in November, wondering what the heck happened to the rest of September AND October!

I've been sewing some...
costumes for school plays....
costumes for Halloween....
purses for Christmas (shhhh..)
having PJ parties with 11 year olds..making bags...

11th Birthday Party Fun!

Row by Row commitments...oops, forgot to take pics. But then again..when you are working right up to the deadline's hard to remember to take a photo.

Then the excitement on the home front with hubby coming home from a 3 week trip from France/Russia/China and got shingles the next day. Whoa!  I heard they were painful, but seeing it firsthand is something else. My sympathies go out to all those who are suffering or have suffered from it.

And as always, things are always changing with our youngest daughter.(she's in the top photo) She is now 30 and we are trying to decide if she is starting to suffer from early onset dementia.  Unfortunately, a common affliction for adults with Down's Syndrome. :(  She wandered off from her new day care place last week, a police found her on the side of the road, repeating that she is a client.  God sent an angel in the form of a friend who happened to drive by at that time and helped the poor bewildered cop out who wasn't sure what to do with her!  We were all way more scared than she was. She said she was just walking. Obviously more secure measures need to taken with her. This is the third time in a month she has done this (from different places).  Oh the adventures she brings into our life! Thanking God for blessings this week.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Monday, November 21, 2011


I knew that wouldn't take long!  Julie (floribunda) gave the correct answer...ANGRY BIRDS! 

Yellow Bird's feathers

Yellow Bird's beak

Yellow Bird--and yes, he looks angry!

Some of his buddies...
All the others are waiting in line to be stuffed or have their beaks sewn on.  And then on to the pigs!  I'm going to give these to my grandsons along with a big set of basic building blocks so they can play the game in real life. When I asked my girls if the boys would like this for Christmas, they wanted to know which boys? The big ones or the little ones!  LOL

The website where I found these great patterns is Obsessivelystitching.  She has done a great job with her tutorials. And there is still time to get some made before Christmas!

now off to more stuffing and making ONE more yellow bird for Julie--her choice!

Nana's workshop and FREE giveaway!

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Whew!  If I'm this busy with just two grandson's toys, I can't imagine Santa's workshop! LOL  I need some elves of my own I think. Actually what I am working on is not so hard, but does take time. Here are some sneak peeks, I hope to have these done by Thanksgiving.

Here is what I started out with....

And this from a great website..(I'll share later :) )   

work in progress....

Anyone guess what I'm making?  I will send ONE of these
FREE to the first person who correctly guesses what I am making.  Easy peasy if you have kids or grandkids!  Just because I'm nice like that. :)

I'm also working on a few things for the girls in my family..and here are two that are done. Sorry--no freebies on these! :)

These two tote bags/large purses are for my daughters. They sure hold a lot..the one inside pocket holds an iPad..that's how big they are.  Great pattern and directions. Which is good to know, because there are a lot of patterns that leave a lot to be desired, including one big name person, who shall remain nameless, but I'll NEVER make one of her patterns again.  Anyway..this is

My Favorite Bag by Katie Cupcakes.  I think she has a smaller version of the same bag as well.

Now...back to work!