Friday, November 28, 2008


Yahoo! I won a prize! This pretty book! Thank you, Sew mama Sew!
Go check them out!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Gobble! Gobble!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thankful Wednesday

Today I am thankful for a fridge full of groceries, 4 baked pies (4 to go!), a quietish house, the radio playing Christmas music, family day trip in the works, and looking forward to tomorrow! I love Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thankful Tuesday

Originally uploaded by sometimes Julia sews
Today I am thankful for Surprise gifts (and the friend that gave them!), games with my kids, James cooking dinner, a clean house, Pie pastry ready for PIe Day (30 people for thanksgiving = 8 pies, I think), pies in the freezer, a few early christmas decorations that have uh...appeared around the house, stressful feelings falling away, happy cute baby boys, and long holiday weekends!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Thankful Monday

Today I am thankful for the ice cream I forgot was in my freezer from Saturday! And the dark chocolate hot fudge. And I am thankful for this minute to sit and reflect on what I am thankful for. (I love counting my blessings! There are so many.) I should be washing and mopping and folding, but it'll all still be there in an hour or so. I guess I'm thankful for that, too.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Watch this space!

See that Give-Away Day button to the left? Sew Mama Sew is celebrating handmade holidays again this year! I've decided to play too!! Just deciding what to giveaway! Come on by on Dec 3 to see what you could win!!! And check out Sew Mama Sew that day too to see who else is playing!! Merry Christmas already!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thankful Saturday

Today I am thankful for my children. Who are still sleeping at nearly 8 am and are off to a friend's house for the afternoon!-oh, yes I've got it good!

I still see them both as my little ones, but they are quickly growing into young men! They're good boys and I'm honored to be their mom. Even when they're making trouble I often find myself proud of them. -not for the trouble, but because I know that once corrected, they both try to take it heart and apply whatever lesson or request is being made! They're both smart, respectful and loving.
R is 11, hard working, certainly smarter than I, has a strong sense of justice and right and wrong, is loyal and caring and handsome, of course!
Z is 9, generous, sweet,and is kind to others and willing to stand up for those he feels are being treated unkindly and is also rather cute!

Maybe I should cook them a nice breakfast before I make them do chores(see how good I've got it!!)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for my mom. I've said it on here before, but it's all true...She still spoils me (and my a good grandma), has always been supportive of my endeavors and interests, listens well, offers insight (without being bossy)even if I might not like it! Is honest and generous(and spunky too) My mom is a GOOD friend and always my mom.
You're a good mom. I love you.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Thankful Tuesday

Today I am thankful for babies!! One in particular who is on his way today!! Waiting by the phone to rush out & meet him!! (though i may have to wait 'till tomorrow, BOO!) I do have many pregnant friends right now! I count 5 more babies on their way! Warm, sweet, soft, growing babies!! What a great thing to be thankful for today. (I am also thankful they are not my babies! What would I do? I love my big boys!)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Thankful Monday

Today I am thankful for friends. I know that if tragety (major ro minor) came into my life, I'd be taken care of. Makes me feel a little safer. Proven to me today be responses I got asking for meals to help a dear friend who's just lost a family member. Thank you!! I feel blessed and I'm sure my dear friend will, too.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Using my books

one for me; one for someone else! I love quick projects!! Off to sew more gifts & watch Christmas movies...'tis the season !!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thankful Friday

Today I am thankful for clean water, good food, good doctors and all that I have right here daily!

I came across a post on a friend of a friend's blog that I am inspired to participate in. There are often great opportunities to sew and help others. I've chosen this one. I will create a mini 2'x2' quilt for a baby in an orphanage in Ethiopia. It's a small thing, but it will make a warm difference in a small person's life. I'm glad for the chance to help. They want to have 80 be Dec. 20. Many hands make light work! Could you chip in?

Here are the details from {B}:

If you sew or know a Sew Sister, Mom, Friend or anyone else that sews
please tell them about our contest. We will send each person that enters enough
Fabric to Make the front of a mini quilt.You may enter more than once-just let
us know how many you would like to create. You finish the quilt with your
design, creativity & details.
Mail the finished mini Quilt back by Dec.
We will be selecting several winners on Dec.31st!
First place
$100.00 gift certificate to Junk Posse

Second place $50.00 gift certificate to Junk Posse

and three runner up prizes.
Sew what are you waiting for?
Enter Today and help to give a sweet little one in Africa something to cuddle

If you are interested in being part of this, please email We are very, very excited about this project. This is a very simple do not have to be a pro-sewer to take part in this

AND...Seriously, check out Junk Posse Jewelry! beautiful!

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for the sunshine!! It's been dark and wet for a few days...It was so nice to have recess outside today and it's so nice not having to turn on the lights at noon! Yay sunshine!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Thankful Wednesday

Today I am thankful for my husband! I do love him so!! He loves me, too! We've grown up a lot together and I hope to grow old with him in time!! I still anticipate his return home everyday! My day just isn't complete without my man!! (of course I could go on, but I'll save it for his ears!)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thankful Tuesday

I am thankful for Today!! School's out for the day (Veteran's Day--I'm thankful to all of you, too)
No school=no work! I have no plans and have managed to keep it that way! Pajama day!! I feel rested already!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Not Bad For a Weeks Work!!

Rice heat bags.

Bibs from Bend-the -Rules Sewing by Amy Karol

Burp cloth sets!

Three funny penguins.

Thankful Monday

Today I am thankful for my job! (yep, even on a Monday) It's joyful and inspiring and the folks I work with are unbearably CUTE and sweet. ( yay! for pre-school)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Thankful sunday

Today I am thankful for family. Both in my home and extended. I love them!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Busy Saturday?

No? Need to do some Christmas shopping? Want to see a lovely custom built house?? Come see me here! ( and lots of others)...
(It's my first sale!!)--It was a bust...but a really nice day spent with really nice folks!! I had fun.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

My turn at the Busy Little Quilting Bee

LOOK!! Some of my fellow busy bees have finished blocks for me!! I am ecstatic!! Thank you!!

I asked for red crosses on the drab green background for a military feel without being too"army". Kind of a focus on helping (red cross) rather than scary battles or boring camouflage. These are brilliant and I can hardly stand waiting to see what everyone does!! Thank you so much, ladies!!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Let's Call This Pic "Finished"

TA-DA!! yesterday, I finished putting all my crafty stuff away in my new room!! I am so excited to get in there and stitch up a storm!!

The boys are so happy in there new, much bigger (used to be a garage once upon a time) room!! They actually spend time in there now! It took a long time and there is STILL stuff around the rest of the house that needs a place since the room switch, and the giant donations run to make but it is so nice to have a place to work and so nice to see my boys so much more comfortable!!