June 25, 2009

Boy, Am I Seeing Red!

I am loving this new pattern by Helen over at Hugs 'n Kisses. Isn't it the cutest thing?
She is having a give-away and you can enter to win the patterns. I mean, you can enter, but I'm planning on being the winner....LOL!!!! Good luck to all!

June 21, 2009

Happy Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads out there. I was blessed with a wonderful Daddy. He spoiled me rotten and gave me anything I ever wanted -- lol -- yep -- I was a spoiled rotten little brat -- a redhaired, baby of the family, spoiled brat.
My Dad was an awesome man. My husband tells me to this day that my Dad was and still is such an inspiration to him. You see, my Daddy was injured when I was just a tot. He was paralyzed from the waist down and couldn't walk. He went thru many, many surgeries. He told the dr. he would not go home to his kids if he couldn't walk. He finally did. It was a miracle!!! Then when I was in junior high, he was helping my brother work on his car and the jack gave way and the car fell on him, crushing his skull. It was a horrible thing. Daddy survived this too.
My Daddy did walk by the aid of crutches and braces on both legs. He endured pain his entire life and had many, many health issues. Once he was able to work again, he supported our family by delivering newspapers. Then when his health improved a bit more, he opened up a TV shop. Do any of you remember when the TV repairman would come to your home and repair the TV? Today, we just throw them away and buy a new one. The picture below is an old one. It is Daddy standing by his TV van. This is how I choose to remember my Daddy. He was happy and never complained about his pain. He loved his kids and loved those grandkids. He always was picking at them. He was an awesome, awesome man and an inspiration for all mankind. He never, never let his suffering get in the way of providing for his family. He could have just taken disability and not worked, but he would not allow himself to do that. He persevered and I have so much respect for him.
His last days on earth were not good ones, but I choose to remember the good days. He is now living with his Heavenly Father. I know that I will see him again one day. He will not be wearing those braces and will not be on crutches. I'm going to challenge him to a foot race!!! Daddy, I miss you so much and have so many things to say to you and share with you. I have never stopped loving you and I'll see you in Heaven.

June 13, 2009

Looky at the Roosters!

Oh my gosh! Check out this rooster stuff! My friend Solidia over at Pink Chicks was my partner in the Miniature Booty Swap. We were to make a mini quilt for our kitchens. Check out this package she sent me! Is this not awesome -- a mini quilt, matching apron, recipe, and some quilty goodies.

Here is the mini quilt. It is right on! If you are a follower of my blog, then you know that I LOVE roosters (not the live ones...hehehehe) and this little quilt will be absolutely perfect in my kitchen.

Here is the backing with the label. The backing fabric looks like old red barnwood. I love it!

And check out this precious matching apron. It is so cute and perfect for my kitchen.

Thank you Solidia! I was having a bad week and your package brought smiles to my face! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

June 6, 2009

It's About Time!

It's about time that I posted on my blog! I have been absent and neglectful of my blog, but I do have some good reasons....heheheheh. Those of you who read my blog regularly know that I had some major storm damage to my home. That is finally all repair and things are back to normal. Another thing that has me occupied is FACEBOOK. I checked it out and got completely 'consumed'. I have become addicted to the game FarmTown. It has seriously cut into my sewing time! Now my DS and DIL are here visiting before moving over to Germany so time is still limited. Speaking of Father Time, if any of you know where I can get more than 24 hours per day, please let me know. I sure could use some extra -- LOL! I
Have a wonderful Saturday.