Saturday, February 28, 2009
Here is somewhat of a picture of our grandchildren. Their parents weren't really excited about me posting their pictures for all of webland to see, so this is the best I can do.
D, our granddaughter, age 8, is definitely our "drama queen". She was our first-born grandchild and loves to read and write. Her parents have caught her with her light on at 5 a.m. trying to read a book before she had to get ready for school. She is an early bird. She was up and getting ready in the morning almost before I was. There are only 14 months difference between she and her brother, G. They were at school most of the day and had after-school activities to go to, so they weren't with me as much as their 3-year old brother, C.
My first day there, C reminded me of why I was ready to put a "give away" sign on my own 2 children the day they turned 3. He definitely decided to test me. I was just about ready to call Nanny 911 after a few tempertantrums and time outs in his room. It was definitely a battle of the wills the first couple of days, but I finally won out. Or at least, he made me think I had.
One morning while I took C to his room at pre-school, his teacher asked him if I was his Grandma. He proceded to tell her that "That's NOT my Grandma, that's my Nana!" I felt like that was a bonding moment for us.
C has had trouble sleeping in his own bed for some time now. He starts out there, but in the middle of the night, he would slowly creep into my room and say, "Nana, can I sleep with you?" Now, how could I resist. Of course, I didn't get much sleep, as he had to be right next to me, and would reach his hand over to touch my face to make sure I was still there. He did stay in his bed one night, however. He goes to sleep with a CD playing in the CD player in his room, and he usually doesn't have any trouble when the CD is finished. However, on this particular night, at 4 in the morning, I heard him calling, "It's not playing". I proceded to go into his room and turn the CD on. It must've played for about an hour, and I heard, "It's not playing" again. There I go again to turn the CD on. So much for sleeping in his own bed!
If you look closely at the hands in their picture, you might notice a bandaid on C's thumb. He had taken a good chunk out of it with a pair of scissors the day before I came. I was SO glad it didn't happen on my watch!!
While we were watching a Ninja Turtle movie one Saturday night, G asked me what "dominate" meant. I guess one of the bad people had dominated the Ninja Turtles about 4 times. I told him that the meaning was more like being more powerful than someone else. He said, "Oh like when Jesus comes back, He will dominate Satan." It's so nice that all the devotional times my son and daughter-in-law spend with our grandchildren hasn't gone to waste.
Oh, by the way, did I mention our son and daughter-in-law are expecting their 4th child...our 5th grandchild? After they came back from St. Lucia, they had a sonogram, and I got to find out we're having another granddaughter! I don't think they'll mind me posting a picture of her.
This picture reminds me of Isaiah 139:13-16 "For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are your works, and my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Your Book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them."
Life is such a miracle!
I was tired after getting back home. I forgot how much energy it takes to be a mom, or could it be that I was younger and had the energy? It makes me wonder what in the world these women having babies in their 50's must be thinking!! Anyway, it was precious time spent with grandchildren that I enjoyed and wonderful memories that I'll cherish. Just don't grow up too quickly, little ones. xoxo Nana
Sunday, February 15, 2009
The Lola/Lolita aprons are so retro and would be adorable for a mother and daughter. You might even like to make one for Grandma!
Here is the Emmeline Apron. What a deal..it's reversible! Two aprons for the price of one!
Here is the Mischievous Gnome Messenger Bag for all those goodies you carry. It features a large rear pocket and two front pockets for easy access, and a generously-sized zipper pocket on the inside. It's even roomy enough for large laptops and other stuff you need to stash!
And for that new arrival in the family, who can resist this Mei Tai Baby Carrier! I saw a lady carrying her baby with one of these in the store the other day. And that baby was as snug as a bug in a rug! This pattern features a unique internal "X harness" for extra safety and back support for the baby.
The other deal is that the shipping is FREE when purchased with a fabric order from my shop, Honey Bee Humble on Etsy!
Friday, February 13, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I never thought I was one to be a collector, but it has been brought to my attention, more than once, especially by my husband, that I have a lot of animal objects. I don't know if it stems from my desire to live on a farm or if it was my French country phase that I went through awhile back.
I guess that is why I just love the new Garden Friends by Jay McCarrol, that you can find in my etsy shop. Here is the whimsical Funny Bunnies fabric in teal.
I also carry more of the Garden Friends collection in my shop like Ivy League Bees in mint.
And the whimsical Love Birds in mint.
And here are some wonderful coordinates like ZigZag Zoo, Strawberry Sunshine, and Love Tomatoes.
And so today, I decided to talley up how many rabbit objects I actually have, and one might say I really like rabbits! Well, maybe the ones that don't eat up my garden at least!
Gee, I wonder if there's a recovery group for "wabbit" addictions?? If any of you have the same problem, be sure and stop by my shop and help yourself to some delightful Garden Friends fabric.
Oh yes, I also carry a wide array of other fabrics for those with fabric addictions!
Friday, February 6, 2009
Also, listed is a fat quarter bundle of 3 on sale for $4.65. Sweet!!
Just go to the SALE/CLEARANCE Section on the front page of my shop to purchase. Of course, if you need a different yardage, I cut off the bolt! You can view the different yardage after you click on the fat quarter bundles. Just convo me and I'll set up a Reserved Listing for you!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Here is a picture of my Paula Prass Flights of Fancy in Spring. Believe me, after our past week, I think I need something to remind me that Spring is coming! (See previous blog)
And here is the Andalucia collection by Patty Young in Earth and Kiwi. It has such a warm feeling. I also needed to feel that way last week!
So, now, the families are altogether. AND, I'm ready to start shipping them out!
Monday, February 2, 2009
It sounded like gunshots going off all night long, as the trees fell and limbs broke. There was over an inch of ice on the tree limbs. Needless to say, I didn't sleep a wink, wondering if one of the trees you see would fall right through the roof in our bedroom.
Oh, did I happen to mention that we also lost power during one of the coldest weeks Arkansas has seen for awhile! You may think this next picture looks so romantic with the fireplace and candles and all. Well, it wasn't, especially after 5 days and wearing about 4 layers of clothing to keep warm. We were very fortunate to have a gas fireplace. It helped some, but it did get down to around 45 degrees in the house as the days rolled on. My husband said to think of it as camping. Well, believe me, my idea of camping is the Holiday Inn!! I really can't complain, there are still some people who don't have power. Please pray for them.
This was the line of trucks outside of Sam's Wholesale, as they waited in line to get generators from a shipment that had just arrived.
Anyway, now the cleanup has begun, and we're feeling nice and cozy in our WARM house. I will never take that for granted again. I think God has His way of reminding us that He's in charge and we aren't!
I hope to have some fabric news tomorrow. So be watching.