Sunday, July 4, 2010

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Brennen's Baby Book

Brennen Patrick has not entered the world yet, but there
was a baby shower in his honor last weekend.
His nursery is going to have the theme of woodland animals,
so that was the theme of the journal/photo book
I gave my niece, the mother-to-be.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Fit to be tied

Ties of the past.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Home Schooling and a Tie Skirt

This past week I spent three days with my sister's children while their parents were on a well deserved vacation. Beatrice and I plowed through a weeks worth of lessons due to the promise of a new tie skirt and some sewing time as a reward.

Bea picked out the ties and arranged them as I sewed.
Than she sewed a purse out of the remains "Entirely by herself"!
As she said, "This is so much fun! I just can't stop saying that....
this is soooo much fun."

"I'm so happy, this is like a glorious moment of my life." ~Bea

I enjoyed it too Bea, you were a great student (of sewing).
Well....... Art class was really fun too!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Gotcha Day!

Twenty-two years ago:
My husband dropped me off at an airport
three hours from our home.
He drove back into an unannounced blizzard.
Spent 15 hours in our pick-up
stuck in a drift between here and there.
There were no cell phones then!
Family and friends prayed through the night.
Brazilian airlines are on strike.
I took another airline...landed in Rio,
Carnival time and flooding.
I am in the south, I need to be in the north.
I know my husband has not arrived home.
I don't speak Portuguese.
People are praying.
Fly through the night to Belem ...the Amazon.
Phone call - Blair is safe.
I become a mother for the second time,
meeting our two month old, 6 lb. daughter.
Jane Raquel
Prayers answered.

I made this necklace as a gift to my daughter
in celebration of the day we met.
We are so glad we GOTCHA!

Little Valentine

We love you EJ,
and your new little brother or sister.
~ Opa & Oma