Hello everyone! I am thrilled to have you visit with me and I hope you enjoy your stay. I absolutely love company, sharing, and making new friends so I hope you find something here that inspires, motivates, or just pleases you in some way.

Of course, I love to visit and be inspired also. So if I don't already drop in on you, please let me know where I can find you and I'll hop on over to see what you're doing or to just say "hi".

Before you go, I would love it if you'd please leave me a comment letting me know you dropped in! Actually, I'd just love to hear from you -- comments, opinions, or questions you'd like me to answer.

In the meantime, relax and make yourselves at home... you're family here!!!

I'll be seeing you!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Hello, all!  I guess you thought I'd deserted you, huh?  Well, I didn't.  Unfortunately, I've been unable to get to posting and/or my crafting because I was commissioned by my son and his lodge brothers and sisters to embroider some shirts for an upcoming event they're sponsoring.  It seems the person who was supposed to sew/embroider handmade shirts for them had a situation and couldn't do them.  So, of course, my son pleaded with me.  Of course they won't be handmade shirts as they were to have been (I wish I were that good at sewing); we had to run around to  find suitable shirts in the appropriate sizes for everyone so I would only have to embroider their names on them as well as the name of their lodge.  I really don't want this assignment, I'd rather be crafting, but my son and his friends really needed my help and well... what's a mother to do?!!!  Anyway, I'm stuck with having 31 shirts to complete by Saturday night and so far I've only done 13.  And, wouldn't you know, I've messed up 3 already with burrs.  I think we got 7 extras so I hope I don't keep having this problem.  The upside of doing this though is now I won't have to bother asking the DH for money to have my car tuned up -- LOL!

Also, I wanted to say "Wow", you guys have certainly been busy!!!  I have been sneaking in and out visiting with as many of you as I've been able to and leaving comments, but being so far behind already it's really difficult catching up particularly as no sooner than I've visited you you already have another project(s) posted.  I've browsed to see a lot of work without leaving comments on everything because it's so time consuming and I'm still trying to work my way around between embroideries; but please know that I've been to see most of you, and I'm trying to work my way around to the few I have not visited yet.  Hopefully, I'll have these shirts done sooner to later, so I can get back to my crafting and have a project to post soon (I have an idea in mind I can't wait to start on).

Anyway, we do have a winner for the game contest.  First, I'd like to thank those of you who played with me, I always enjoy making you work -- LOL! Ohhh, I'm only kidding!

The hubby and I vacationed in Las Vegas and California -- by the way -- I won about $350 on the penny and nickel slot machines.  I've only played the slots several times before and I'm not a gambler or an enthusiast (I'll have to ask Sandy about getting hooked); I usually only play to pass the time and keep cool, but I did get extremely excited because it's the first time I've ever won!  No, of course, I didn't loose it back!!!  I kept every nickel and penny of it!!!  LOL!  For the 3 people who mentioned one or the other of our vacation spots (in this order):
  1. Treefrog of Binky Blossoms- Las Vegas
  2. Beatriz of Amazing Grace - California
  3. Jean of Jean's Craft Corner - California
And by random generator the winner was number 3:

Jean, congratulations!!!  You've won the Best Occassions Quick Page paper pack:

Jean, please leave a comment with a mailing address for me to send out your prize (your comment will not be publicly posted).

Well guys, thank you all for your patience with me here.  I'll be dropping in on you periodically as I can until this "job" is completed and then I'll be back to you as soon as I can.  Please wish me luck with getting these shirts done!  I'm going to need it and a lot more because I'm already getting frustrated -- LOL!

Love you all!


Dawn said...

Your a good Mom and I would do the same. There is a special place for moms like you.
Crossing my fingers that you have an easy time finishing them.
I want to congratulate the winner that guessed Las Vegas, I would have never chose that.LOL
I also am not a gambler but know I could get addicted if I started.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Las Vegas .. you had better be careful, it's really easy to get hooked on those machines. lol. How fun that you won, and won big. Oh you were in California, wish you could have come by and seen me (but I am way up north)... You are one busy busy lady, but like you said, when your kids need something, what else can we do but do what needs to be done. I am so glad you are home, and can't wait to see what you have planned to create. I have been cleaning and cleaning and I am ready to do some crafting... I will be praying that those shirts get easier to do. Sending you a big hug

flowerdisco said...

glad having you back and around!

I'd love to have an embroidery machine, awwww!


"Um Buggin" said...

Hello my friend! I see you have been busy playing the MOM role too, lol. Glad to hear you had a fun and exciting vacation, and won some Moola too!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and leaving your lovely comment. I would love to create you a set of jammies, you can always e-mail me, or visit my store to see what I have available. Don't work too hard, like you told me, our body needs rest also.
Have a wonderful day!

Hugz, xx


BeeBeebabs said...

I feel much better because I haven't heard from you in a couple of day since you returned from your vacation - of couse I did not do anything new but you would still visited to check to see if I did anything new lol. I wish I was there to help you so you can get back to your crafting lol. Good luck on the project and I pray you don't mess up anymore and have them ready on time. Take care and will see you soon!!!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Oh....California is fabulous! Hope you took lots of pictures to share! Happy Thursday and thank you for being so sweet!

Barb's Boys said...

Wow, that sounds like a lot of work to embroider on that many shirts! Glad you at least had a nice vacation before that...thanks for your sweet comments...I'm trying to get ready for a vacation next week to Yellowstone, maybe I'll bring some supplies and play while the hubby is out fishing!

CherylBarrel86 said...

Nice to see you back and around the blogs! I have missed your comments on my projects! You always say such nice things! :)

QueenPam said...

We want to see the shirts when you finish!