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Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Monday, June 17, 2013

Long Time No Post....

Ok, so it's been a bit crazy here lately, but a few wks. ago I actually got in the mood to start sewing again.  Here's another one of those wristlets I made for Miss Bekah, my future DIL(daughter-in-law).  She is crazy about anything w/a zebra print to it, so I thought this print would work great.  She also picked out the rick rack to add some color to it.  I made hers a bit bigger and added pockets to the inside as well.  Basically reconstructed the whole pattern, but hey, works for me (and her).  I've also made a few other things too, but they will have to wait till later on, as I forgot to upload the pics.
 She wanted a little bling, so added the charms to the zipper......and wah-lah!  She loved it!!!  And speaking of LOVE..........

 She and my son were in a wedding recently.  Nicholas, (our oldest son) was the best man in one of his childhood friend's wedding, which was outdoors.  Bekah/Nicholas have finally set a date of their own>>>Sept. 13th, 2014.   They've been engaged for exactly one yr. now, as of the other day, so they are taking their time and not in any rush for now, at least.
 I just had to show how pretty my plants/flowers were this yr. in our backyard.  The Asiatic Lillies were in full bloom a few wks. ago.  They get really tall before the flowers fall off.

 My two rose bushes bloomed quite a bit fuller this yr. than last.  The unique thing about these bushes is that they have entirely different colors of roses all on the same bush.
 You can see what I mean w/this pic.......
 The pink one does the same thing, different shades of pink on the same bush.  These are called 'Knockout Rose Bushes' and usually bloom for several months.

I know I haven't been posting as much as I used to, but I'm hoping to change that by posting more often from now on.

 I've also been wanting to have a giveaway for several months now, but life just kept getting in the way.  So I finally figured out what I want to offer and I'll be back later this wk. w/all the details.  I will give you a hint tho' ~~~it will be for cross stitchers, wool applique lovers and maybe even some sewing things too, you'll just have to check back and find out.  :))  I still have to 'fine-tune' it just a bit.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer so far!  We are doing something new and unique at our church this yr.  We are having a program called, 'Kid's Camp' and it runs every Sun. night during both June and July, K-5th grade.
  We feed all the kids dinner first, then they go off to various activities for the next couple of hrs, like watching skits and/or puppets w/Bible stories, lots of outdoor games/singing/movement, etc.  Then they all come back in to get a popsicle or snack and then off they go.
We are doing this as an outreach program to win kids to Christ at a young age and it has been a huge success so far. The kids seem to really enjoy it immensely!
 I have never seen so many volunteers in my life, even the youth at our church are all involved in some aspect.  I get to help w/the food prep and serving it to the kiddos.  We all have so much fun w/each other that we don't even mind the clean up!  

Don't forget to check back later in the week for the giveaway details!!  Until then, happy stitching!


CalamityJr said...

Lovely wristlet, charming couple, beautiful flowers, and a hint of a giveaway? You outdid yourself with this post. :)

Danice said...

hi tanya. so glad to see you posting again. was a bit worried about you. beautiful flowers i love roses. looking forward to your giveaway. prim blessings.

Trace4J said...

Morning Friend
My granny girl would love that.
She is mad for zebra.
Beautiful flowers.
Woolie Joy

Sheila said...

Life does have a way of keeping us from blogging doesn't it?! I've been the same way.
Congratulations on the future daughter in-law, they sure are a beautiful couple.
Your flowers are beautiful...must be the perfect conditions for them to grow so beautifully.
Hope you are doing well and enjoying the summer.
hugs and blessings,

Karen said...

Hi Tanya,
Nice to see you back blogging!
Time does get away from us but those that care hang in there till the next blog post!!

Congratulations to your son and future daughter in-law...what a beautiful couple!.

Sweet wrist pocket she designed - these look great.

What a wonderful thing for the kids to attend - kind of like a Sunday School but more relaxed.


Carol said...

Always good to see a post from you, Tanya--I've slowed down this year, too, but am trying to get in two posts a month :)

Your little wristlet for Bekah (love her name!!) turned out so cute--no wonder she loves it :) And I'm sure you're looking forward to the wedding next fall--they are such a cute couple...

Someone mentioned that I should try Knockout Roses, too. I am a failure at rose growing--not sure if it's my soil or my non-green thumb :)

Raggedy Creations said...

Hi Tanya, good to hear from you again. Summers are a busy time. Love all your roses. We have some too, they are sooooo pretty.


Teresa S. said...

Your kid's camp sounds like a wonderful idea. It is just a small bit of work once a week rather than a lot of work all at once for a week.
And much easier to get volunteers.