Monday, April 26, 2010

Scrapbook style is so much easier.

Here is the scrapbook page from Hunter Jacks on Saturday. I also forgot to mention that the song you hear playing when you first visit my page...."You and Me Going Fishing In the Dark" is was put up because Jack and I don't have an official song yet but we were both singing it to each other sat night when it played which is funny because Jack really doesn't like country music. He just tolerates it because I like it. lol. I so love my pirate. Again today I procrastinated and didn't get the border finished but maybe later. I'm going to go have dinner with Tom and Shell tonight and then off to the lovely Village for a fun filled night with Nick and I am not sure who else yet. 
Keep Smiling! 

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Princess Blanket Progress...

Thus it is later and like I said earlier, I would post again if I did actually get to work on the blankets today. I had to really push myself but with some help of my wonderful sewing machine and a few cuss words after dropping my pins all over the floor and my bobbin breaking twice; all I have left if the border and the back. :) It was a pretty eventful day for the princess blanket. I forgot how much work quilting was because I have been knitting everything for so long now. Anyways... here is the progress threw out the day....

The Princess Crowns up close
these are suppose to be glass slippers....
Put together with knitted pink and purple squares and you get a pretty princess blanket. Just waiting for the border which will be put on tomorrow. :)

Well that's all for tonight. I'm exhausted. Keep Smiling!

Twilight Meets Princess & the the Pirate.....

Last night had to of been one of the best nights so far this year. Since Sara quit working with me I really don't get to see her all that much and our conversations have basically been via text and facebook so finally after much planning we all got together last night at Hunter Jacks. If you are sitting here wondering where the heck the title fits into play with all of this.... that would be our relationship themes. lol. Sara and Nick (twilight) finally got to meet Jack(The Princess & the Pirate) last night. Actually pretty much everyone I work with at night got to meet Jack last night because later on both Heathers showed up with their other halves and it was just a big get together. It really was a lot of fun though and like I said.... I finally had the chance to forget about everything going on in life outside of Hunter Jacks last night.

I tried to take more pictures but it was hard because it was so dark so I am only going to share the happy "Twilight" couple and then Jack and I from last night. It was much fun....

Above: Sara aka Lovebug and I aka Sunshine
To the Right : Nick and Sara
Below: Jack aka Pirate and I.

The picture of Jack and I was taken by Heather from 2nd shift and it ended up a lot lighter than mine so that is the one I chose. Today it is back to reality and Jack is off to work, while I'm back at home doing laundry and working on the million (ok 5) baby blankets I have left to make for my friends which are still killing me to work on. :( I'm trying really hard guys... I really am. We are also heading over to The Ellis's later tonight to introduce Jack to the other family. lol. I'm really nervous about him meeting Rick. I think it could be trouble...almost if not more than what I expect after he meets Uncle Jimmy. ;)
So I guess until later, if I get a blanket finished......
Keep Smiling!!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

updating some things and finishing others....

I don't know why I have recently forgot to keep updating my photo site but I finally took the time today to at least add the 2010 pictures that I have so far. Like I said before, my camera has been very neglected and that is about to stop. I posted the photo link on the side of the page with the other links so if you want to take a look around at any time... feel free. I am going to be taking some of the older pages down and turning them into scrap pages to open up more room for years to come but that will be an on going project as I currently have 22 projects sitting in my room to get finished. Tonight I plan on hopefully finishing the blocks for the princess blanket so I can start ironing the fabric and getting both the princess and john dear blankets together so I can start working on the other 3. I did find out last night that Nikki is indeed having twin girls but I think that I am going to still with the same idea that I had before...its going to be a surprise because she is one of my best friends and I really do owe her a lot. Otherwise....not to much has been going on. Health is still on the mend, Jack is still amazing and life just continues to go on....the way it should be so I guess until next time....
Keep Smiling!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Good News for the Princess after a long night....

Last night was utterly terrible for me. Thank goodness I have Jack to remind me to breathe in the middle of crying and wanted to give up on life. Thankfully after getting home shortly after 9:30 today, I got to talk to my sister about some things going on in my life and about doctors and then I also learned that Heather's blanket that I thought had to be finished this weekend really doesn't have to be done until next weekend. Praise God!!! Not that I couldn't get it finished if I had too but I'm too tired to do it all in the next 2 days. I am going to continue working on the blocks for Heather's though and just Piece together both blankets at the same time since it would be pointless to wash all the fabric separately. Here is the hint for Heather's Quilt......
She is obviously having the other girl of the group and I could resist making a princess blanket when I saw the group of squares on sale at Joann's Here is a better picture of the princess squares....
I just could resist. I am still a little pained to be working on it but I am still however very excited for my sister so I am trying to work past it and just put all of my love and excitement into this blanket. This is after all her first girl as well. :)
I guess otherwise I am just resting, relaxing and watching/making fun of Jack as he insists on showing me off to all his friends and family like I am the shiny new toy. lol. Maybe not really that way....but he is really excited and proud of our relationship and honestly I couldn't be happier even with all the bad things going on in my life right now. He is like the calm in my storm. :) God must have known what he was doing when he gave me Jack.
Well off to sleep for a bit..... Keep Smiling!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I need to move on....

I know that it sounds really fast, but I agree with a lot of friends from Crazy Sexy Life and I do need to find a way to cope and move on. I have found myself in a depression because I'm not going to lie, I am the age where I am so ready to be a mom and I have been spoiling everyone else's kids for so long, the thought of spoiling my own just sent me threw the clouds. Now that that dream is gone at the moment, I need to be able to still be supportive for my friends who are starting families right now too. I know that its going to be hard but I'm trying to find away around it so that I can still support them, because in the end...I am still so happy for them.
I guess with that it is back to the drawing/knitting board. I have currently 22 projects in my house waiting to be worked on. Most of them child related and therefore a lot of love is needed to be put into them. I think that maybe it is time to pick up on where I left off and finish the currently blanket that I am working on. I am not going to say who it is for but I do know that once I post the current progress picture, you would all guess right away..... I will give you a hint... it started like this, (to the left).....and is currently sitting like below.
For those that cant really tell what the green and pink is... it would be 7 different blocks that were knitted. you will see what i was planning on doing once it is put together but first I need to work on getting back home and getting stronger. So for now, I guess I need to start knitting the blocks for the Heather's Blanket. These are the 2 hardest for me because they are both for little girls, however I am so excited for Heather because she has too little boys already and has been holding her breath for years for this little pea. Well I think I am going to go back to resting for now......
Although my smiles have been few and far between, I am praying that all of you are finding lots of smiles in your day......

Friday, April 9, 2010

"Angels are Hard to Find"

So right now, I praying that God has a precious little place in heaven for all the babies that just don't make it into the world. A place where no matter how far along their little souls have made it, they are at peace and able to play among each other in total happiness. I know that I am certainly not that peaceful so I am praying that our little bean is and eventually in time I know that we will be. It wasn't something that I expected at all but I do know that knowing that our little bean existed at all is a true blessing to us both because it gives me hope for the future where I really didn't think I had much in that area. We still haven't told many people about what has been going on because well we just aren't ready but I know that after last night, I think we might finally be at peace with God having our little one and that is where we are going to leave things at.

Revelation 21:4

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away...

Someone shared this poem with us this past weekend and I think that it fits perfectly so we are going to share it with everyone here as well....Its called "Angels are Hard to Find".....

Angels Are Hard to Find- Author Unknown
When God calls little children
To dwell with him above,
We mortals sometime question
The wisdom of His love.
Perhaps God tires of calling
The aged to His fold,
So He picks a rosebud
Before it can grow old.
God knows how much we need them,
And so He takes but few
To make the land of Heaven'
More beautiful to view.

Believing this is difficult
Still somehow we must try,
The saddest word mankind knows
Will always be 'Good-bye'.
So when a little child departs,
We who are left behind
Must realize God loves children, and

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Holy updates Batman!

So I would just like to point out again that whoever started the memo where all my friends needed to have kids this year; needs to be shot. lol. I'm only really saying this because I have 6 more blankets to do but really I am excited for them all. Things have been slow and I haven't started another yet because i haven't been feeling good or had the chance to actually start one. I will however be starting one here in a few minutes before attempting to color eggs with my family tonight. Today I spent a pretty good portion with my family which was an incredible time minus the lack of sleep. lol. Hopefully I wont be too exhausted to make it to church tomorrow. I would like to at least thank the women at the church for sending me the amazing card that really boosted my spirits. :) I have had a lot of stress in my life and haven't really been feeling that great with it.
I did somehow manage to finish Stacy's baby blanket in time for the shower however due to uncontrollable circumstances...I didn't actually make it to the shower and had to give it to her the next day. She is going to be having a little baby boy soon and I am so excited for her! Next I am going to start working on the blanket for my sister since I found the cutest outfit today and material to go with the blanket that I have envisioned in my head. This blanket is going to be the first blanket that I will have made that is both quilted and knitted at the same time. I am anxious to work on it because I want to see what it is going to look like when I am finished. Only now i have to find the energy to do it. lol. I wont tell you the theme until I get it finished because I don't want to ruin it for my sister.
Otherwise the weather is getting nicer and the ice is finally melting off the lake. Animals are starting to come around and did I mention allergies are already starting to hit the world. lol. Tinibean has been keeping track of me lately and hopefully things start turning out better because she deserves a turn around and I can feel that this summer might be the beginning of something good for her. :) All in all.....good times.
I think that I might get going and start cracking on that blanket. I will let you know how egg coloring goes later. Also maybe post some more videos that Uncle Jimmy has been sending me via text. There have been some good ones and I so love them.
Keep Smiling!