Sunday, May 27, 2012


I hit 100 followers the other day... yay!!!

You know what that means don't you? Time for a giveaway. I am thinking about how I'm going to do it and what I'm going to giveaway, so stay tuned!

Have a great long weekend.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday Happenings

Hello everyone. Hope you are having a great start to your week. We had a busy weekend; Saturday we went to visit my parents for an early birthday celebration for me (the actual day is this Wed. the 23rd), then yesterday we did some much needed yard work and planting of new trees and flowers on the property. I must say that it looks sooooo much better with some color around the front of our house. I will post some pics for you once everything starts looking good!

I took some pictures around the neighborhood where my parents live, as many of the cactus were in bloom. Yes, believe it or not, some cacti actually produce flowers. Here are a few pictures:

Aren't they gorgeous?  Just goes to show you that beauty can be found anywhere, even on a prickly cactus!

I have not had much time to crochet or sew, but hope to this week, as I have more baby things to make. It seems I am constantly making baby things, but I really don't mind; they are one of my favorite things to do. Eventually I want to work on something for myself, like the blanket Pammy Sue is making right now. I just love it, the flowers are so pretty and her joining method is really unique. If you haven't seen it, go check it out here.

Thank you for all your supportive comments on my last post about Hobby Lobby. Some of you who live or have lived in BFE like we do now totally understood where I was coming from!!  It is the little things in life I tell ya!

I realized today that I am now up to 99 followers.... woo hoo! I have decided that when I hit 100 followers I will do a giveaway, as I haven't done one in ages. Not sure yet what it will be, but you know I always give away good stuff!  Stay tuned :)

I have bills to pay, laundry to wash and errands to run, so I best go for now. Have a lovely day everyone.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

I'm So Excited!!

I can't believe it... I really can't believe it. This is something I have been hoping and praying and dreaming about for years..... YEARS I tell you.

And my wish is finally coming true.... they are putting in a Hobby Lobby close to me!!! Yippeeeeeeee! Can you tell I am beyond thrilled??!! Even though it will be an hour and a half away, that is still close, as the nearest one I have been able to go to is over 4 hours away. So an hour and a half will be a piece of cake!

Oh Hobby Lobby, I am going to buy your ILTY in every color there is. I can't wait to peruse your yarn aisles to see what other lovelies you have in store for me.

And the fabrics... oh, the fabrics. Reasonable prices, yet such great quality. I hate to say it, but your fabrics put Jo-Anns to shame.

Over 60,000 fabulous items for me to browse. Oh my.

You want to know the funniest part? A couple of years ago I e-mailed Hobby Lobby begging nicely asking them to put in a store and I mentioned the PERFECT location... a Mervyn's store that had closed on my (then) side of town. And wouldn't you know it, that is EXACTLY where the new store is going to be. Hey, I should get something for suggesting it, don't you think??

Anyway, I just had to share that with you. I am sooooooo happy!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Happy Hump Day

I have been doing lots of  sewing and crocheting for upcoming baby showers. Here are a few things I've made recently:

Faux Chenille Blanket - my new favorite blanket to make, I love how soft it is!

Ruffle Butt Onesie

Crochet Edge on Blanket

Soft Baby Block Toy with Ribbons

I have lots more to do, but my dirty house is calling me today!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Just a Little Something to Brighten Your Day

And her name is Lulu!!

Isn't she the most adorable thing ever???