May is a killer month for us~ we have several family b'days this month and a friend or two, plus Mother's Day and we even had another death in the family too~ a cousin of mine who was only 42, died in her sleep this past wkend. I just saw her a couple of months ago at my aunt's funeral, she was her granddaughter. We hugged/talked and she took my cell phone # w/intentions to call me if anything happened w/in our family, since we don't take the newspaper anymore, but I lost my cell phone this wkend. and found out too late(about her) that they tried calling me to let me know, and I ended up completely missing the funeral yesterday, which I am still very sad about. As much as I hate going to funerals, I just needed some closure. I'm still in shock over it, don't really know the details yet. You just never know the last time you're going to see/talk w/someone do you??
This month our oldest son turned 20, my Dad turned 90, my MIL turned 73(yes, my parents are/were a LOT older than hubby's and yet he's older than I am), LOL. Plus my niece's b'day is this Thurs. and one of my best friend's is Fri. Whew! I'm tired just thinking about it. LOL
Yesterday, I did finally manage to finish something I started last wk. in my new C.R.(craft room). I made a 'purse' by Lazy Girl Designs, using some fabric I've had for a few yrs. now. I didn't 'quilt' the fabric, like the pattern tells you to do, but I still thought it turned out rather nicely. I made it in stages, over several days, a little at a time. There were lots of steps, but the pattern was fairly easy to follow, w/lots of great pictures.
I used fusible fleece once again to give it more stability, and I've been thinking about adding a button to the flap. What do you all suggest??
It has several pockets on the inside...... Handles down.........
This is the back side....
Also, I managed to finish the new LK 'Peep' right before Easter, but something is missing......
Take a closer look............
Yep, it's the button!!! I can't find the button. With all the moving boxes in/out of the house to/from the barn, I can't seem to find it. LOL
Here's another cr. st. finish I just made not too long ago. It's from 'My Big Toe' designs and was a very quick stitch. I used Crescent Colors overdyed floss in Caterpillar, which gives it a nice varigated look, but the pic doesn't show too well.
Here it is w/out the flash on. Check out the 'cookie' buttons.....
Here's some fabric my step-daughter loved when we went to the quilt shop in her town awhile back. I bought a fat quarter of it, not knowing at the time what I'd use it on, but thot this cr. st. would be perfect w/it.
Here's a close-up of the smaller buttons. Even a 'Hershey kiss' in the middle. :)))
This is our oldest son, Nicholas, holding one of his gifts he got for his b'day. His hair was a bit 'flat' that day, usually it's very curly. Yes, for all those single gals interested~ he's still available, LOL> he's a great guy, good/crazy sense of humor, very generous, but a bit 'LAID BACK', sometimes a bit too laid back(for his mama), but a hard worker, nonetheless! He's been great help to me figuring out how to do this whole blog thing, so I am grateful! YOU know I love ya, sweetie! (P.S.~ he HATES to shave, thus the beard)LOL!!!
Most of you probably know that Blogger had major issues last wk. I had several comments that disappeared into blogland, along w/a few followers too, I think, but rest assured, I did read those sweet comments BEFORE they disappeared and just want to thank you for them! I sure do appreciate them too!
Here's your quote for today~ "When lack of time prevents us from doing things w/our friends, perhaps we'll be given the perfect opportunity to do something FOR them."
Have a great wk. everyone!
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