Thursday, July 29, 2010

Cute lil' girls have been

consuming my attention for a bit!! But now they are all home and I'm trying to get back into my sewing. Jennifer(right) was here all last week, and Makayla(left) was just here for a day. We stayed very busy!! They just grow up way too fast. I let Jennifer borrow #1 in my Trixie Belden book series to read and now she is hooked!! She took #2 home with her too as she was almost finished with the 1st one when she left. My sisters and I read Trixie books when we were kids. Loved them!! I need to find more of them.
If everything goes as I hope I'll be going to Sumter, SC on Sunday to spend a couple of days sewing with my friend Carly. I'm "sew" excited to get away........even if it is only 1 hr. away from home. I'm going to try to get some of my stitchery stuff together to take too.
I'm having withdrawls(sp?) as I haven't had a chance to read my bloggy news from you all......maybe I think I'm going to go get some more pillow slips done.
hugs, Terri

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Whew!! What a whirlwind.....

of a time it's been.......I'll never be able to tell you everything that has been going on........I really wanted to post before now too but not a chance!
I've had this lil' cutie Jessica( the girl) visiting for a couple of days..........actually Butters(the pup) was visiting that day too....Tomorrow I leave to drive to Ga. to pick up my other niece Jennifer(pictures to follow I'm sure) for the week next week.
She is going to have to help me finish these little projects as I have 2 baby showers next week!

Man!! This getting pictures and the words on the page like I want them is a pain!! Surely there is an easier way!!

I've still got to get a couple of burp cloths stitched up too.....sometime. I've decided the quilt will be a gift for the NEXT shower I go to for Cillie's baby Riley.

The 2nd shower popped up unexpectedly as my friends have been trying to adopt.......well let's just say since the 1st family fell through, Karen and Tony were more than willing to take sweet little AJ home with them. It really all happened so fast! They have been real blessed with gifts and such since it all happened. I get to hold him Thursday night........think they'll notice if I sneak him out in my bag?? 8D

Okay.......I really need to go get some shut-eye.

hugs and stitches for now, Terri

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wow!!! I've been "sew".......

busy I haven't had a chance to blog. I've been peeking in to check on you all briefly, but haven't taken the time to post as I've been working under a deadline.......a deadline imposed by me that I think I have decided to IGNORE now!! I want to enjoy this sewing journey......I tend to pray alot for the reciepient when I stitch and I just can't do a good job if I hurry.

Want to see one of the things I'm working on?? Here is a snippette

I'm not real great at getting these little points just right and I'm a bit weary of "unsewing" a couple of them, but this one looks the best so far. And it is the right size!! Yipeeeeeee!

Eventually all of the blocks will look like

the one with the sail boats!! Too cute huh?? I saw it an a quilt shop and knew it would be perfect for one of my best friends new grandson......I'm going to stitch his name (Riley) on one of the boats. I've also been dreaming about what sort of lable to put on the back......Please feel free to send me your ideas.....I want it to be something besides a retangle with words........
On another note....I've been thinking of putting a sign out front on my lawn.........It would read:

The Foster Home
(no vacancies at present)
Our last name is friends joke and call us the "Foster Home" because we are always taking someone in needing help.............
So we have a new resident again.........the last one was here about 3 weeks this past May........hummmmmmmm......
Really it's not that bad....I just have to remember to wear my robe in the mornings! Anyway.....say a prayer for this young man......he is a dear and has no family for support(parents are deceased).....He and my son Anthony are good friends and thinking of "rooming" together, but it just hasn't worked out yet.

Now I'm off to make a salad and then get back to sewing.
hugs, Terri