Most likely you have heard it said "Bloom and grow where you are planted", right? Well, this pumpkin volunteer plant has certainly taken that verse to heart. :) Look at it: Squeezed in from all sides, it continues to put on a beautiful show.
You might know that we have two autistic grandchildren. Our grandson, Sid (almost 14) and granddaughter, Eliana (almost 9). Eliana stayed with us yesterday afternoon and night. It's always a special time with her. Last night was no
I am truly surprised that it has taken me this long to get back to blogging. Life sometimes puts a tenacious hold on one's plans and dreams, doesn't it? There are designs to be digitized, tested, written up and posted; there are family members who
I have been busy for a few days with making receiving blankets. Our church has a special tradition on Mother's Day: new babies are dedicated to the Lord and prayed over by our Pastor and the church on Mother's Day. As a symbol of God's all
It's Spring break at Eliana's school for autistic children and she has been with me during the day. We have had fun. Yesterday she wanted to learn how to sew a little dress for her American girl doll. I still wanted to get my daily 2 mile walk in
This past Sunday, our daughter Kristy, whom you may have read about in earlier post, ran her first full marathon. That may not mean much to many folks but to us, her parents, this is a HUGE accomplishment. Please allow me to share Kristy's account
Have you ever wondered what goes into making an in the hoop design? I can't talk for other digitizers, but I can tell you that it's a lengthy process, even if the project looks easy to the purchaser. See this little tea pocket? Cute, isn't
As I was cutting my grass this morning, I noticed how the sunlight highlighted a little hidden corner in my garden. I thought it was so precious and wanted to share it with you.
Have you been wondering what I do when I am not digitizing or watching grandchildren? Well, another favorite pas ttime of mine is flower gardening. Although I must admit that with advancing age, it seems to become more difficult to manage all those
I had intended to write this entry around Mother's Day but then life happened and got in the way of my good intentions. As I am working on a design with the scripture "There is no greater joy than to hear that your children walk in the truth"
I look at my autistic grandson - he is so ruggedly handsome - his hair tossled, a piece of flowery silk fabric wrapped around his neck, his beautiful big blue eyes with long eye lashes looking sad and semi pleading. On the one hand he hates
Just quickly wanted to share with you something I have been working on: A set of labels for twins. These are sooo cute. There are 10 designs in this set and I made them with burp pads, bibs, and blankets in mind. What do you think? I have also
I haven't written in a while - life gets so busy, doesn't it? Today I want to share with you about a very special family. Krista and Josh Carson have 4 children of their own, one of which was born with Down Syndrome. The Carsons
When I grew up in Germany, the 4 weeks before Christmas, Advent were special. For those 4 weeks we gathered on Sundays to work on Christmas projects, listen to Christmas music, eat Christmas cookies, and hear my Dad read Christmas stories to us.
I wanted to let you know that I recently purchased a sweet security blanket from http://www.elegantbaby.com and it is the sweetest softest blankie you will ever touch. I am truly impressed. I bought it to coordinate it as a present with our new
Have you ever wondered what to do with all of those perfectly stitched out samples? I found a blog that uses handembroidery frames to display simple applique designs. Think how great this would look if we used some of Oma's Place's Fall or
We are back to homeschooling. This time, though, Kristy and I share the teaching. Kristy does Mon, Wed, and Fridays. I do Tues and Thursdays. Here is a picture that shows one of the advantages of homeschooling: Saarah surrounded by her beloved
If you have read through my past entries, you know that one of our grandsons has Asperger's, a form of autism. It's been a couple of rough months with him. Maybe it has something to do with his rapid growth, maybe his being off during the summer
It seems I have been working on Effie's wallhaging for a loooooooong time and it feels so good to have it hanging in his room. He rewarded me with a hug and his beautiful smile. Makes it worth it all. For sure I could have done more with this
If you have been following my progress on Effie's wallhanging, you may have been wondering what happened to me. I have been working on it, but progress has been slow. I finally finished digitizing all of the cowboys and then redid the color scheme