Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter!

May you all have a blessed Easter and time with your family if you are lucky. I also want to welcome to the world my newest grandson! He is healthy and already at home with Mom and Dad. On another note, I want to update those that are aware of my son's unfortunate accident while participating in a High School baseball game. He is doing well considering what happened and we are anticipating at least one surgery if not more. Prayers and good thoughts are very much appreciated at this time. Thank you and God Bless,

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Paddy's yall!

My own little leprechaun....or wait, that's an Irish thing isn't it? Well this is Scottish, wonder if that is close enough? She is wearing a lovely "See You Jimmy Hat". What is that you ask?
The phrase "See you?" is a charming traditional Scottish preamble to warm and friendly conversation. "Jimmy", due to the popularity of the name James in Scotland's quainter districts, is a sort of John Doe, a wildcard for any random passer-by. That hat did come from Scotland and was the closest thing for today's theme, so that's what we used. Hope you enjoy it!
Bye for now...

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Weekend Finds

My fun finds this weekend! The journal is awesome. I'd actually hoped to find some old journaled handwritten papers, but this one was intact with no writing at all. I have some ideas for it...hopefully I can try them out without losing track of it first, hah. The little pale yellow shirt dress was probably made for a boy. It is totally hand sewn and has a back belted sash thingy. I LOVE the tiny pocket. I tucked 1 out of 11 teeny tiny little rubber doll house babies in it. The carnival kewpie was begging to come along with them, so she also came home with me *sigh*. A wooden painted rabbit jumping jack baby crib toy that would be totally outlawed by today's standards and a leather coin purse with vintage aqua baby rickrack...and I was done.
I just love this old stuff!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Bunny Rabbit Fun & Thunder Snow?

Well it looks like the Easter Bunny came way early around here!
Nicknamed Thumper for obvious reasons, she loves cilantro, carrots and other things soon to be discovered.
*UPDATE ON TODAY! Wow, we have snow, real fact they said on the news that it was thunder snow. Huh? I swear that I've never heard of that before. Still the same, it is turning white here and just when I thought it was turning into nice Springtime weather. Ahhh well, that's Texas for ya. Blink and it changes!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Grandchild #4

This month we will be blessed with another Grandchild, or Grandson to be more precise. I wanted to share a gift that I made for his arrival in a week or 2. So many changes lately! I don't want to forget that I used a pattern from Missy Ballance who I think is a very talented lady. You can find her blog here. Ingredients used were acrylic safety eyes, soft fleece, polyfill, embroidery floss and grosgrain ribbon. Simple and fun!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Happy Mother's Day (yesterday in the UK)

I learned something new yesterday from my son who recently moved to Scotland. He called me to say Happy Mother's Day. I was confused but very glad to hear from him. Here is what I looked up about it:
Mother's Day was once known as Lady Day and many of its customs date from the 17th century. Long ago children lived and worked away from home. These children were given a day off to go and visit their mothers. They often brought flowers as a present and sometimes a 'simnel 'cake, a very rich fruit cake. In northern England and in Scotland, the preferred refreshments were carlings - pancakes made of steeped pease fried in butter, with pepper and salt. In fact, in some locations this day was called Carling Sunday. People celebrated the fact of being together after such a long time. Even today many families follow this same tradition and either have a special meal together at home or go out to eat. In Scotland Mother's day is celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Lent. It is made to coincide with the religious feast of Mothering Sunday and is dedicated as a day of peace and happiness towards all mums.

So how about that? :)