Thursday, November 30, 2006
Bekah had her speech evaluation appt today. I was very impressed with how the ladies did the evaluation. They even taught Bekah how to sign "more" which she still remembers. That's so amazing to me that she can be shown the sign a couple of times and she is still retaining it. Makes me want to learn more signs that can be taught to her. They were totally impressed with her motor skills...she's actually doing a number of things above age level. She is delayed in her speech area so she does qualify for the program. The next steps are for them to write up their report to figure out exactly where she falls, then we'll get together to discuss the findings. During that meeting, we'll decide on how best to proceed with getting her additional speech help. The good news is...actually there are two...1) it's free and 2) they'll come to the house to everything so that will make things easier on us.
Kenzie's softball practices have started back up again. They are only optional at this point but do you think my girl would miss any kind of practice?? No way! LOL So Andy and she made the trek to Trappe to the indoor facility for the practice tonight.
Connor is impatiently waiting for the Ravens game to start. This child loves football!
I've seen so many beautiful pictures of sunrises and sunsets lately...Velda's and Andy's...I thought I would post one that I took tonight as I went out to turn on our outside Christmas lights. I realize now after looking at the picture that I should have walked out farther on the deck so our rain spout and satellite wires weren't in it. Oops! LOL
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
How do you secure your thread when you begin a new one? Specifically,When stitching with two threads, I almost always use the loop method. When not using hte loop method, I'll leave a tail long enough to weave under the stitches or I use a waste knot. When stitching with one strand, I always use a waste knot.
do you or have you ever used a waste knot?
To perform the loop method you cut the strand twice as long as desired for stitching. Fold the strand in half, and insert the cut ends in the eye of your needle. The folded end is at the opposite end of the strand. Come up through the fabric, leaving the loop on the underside. Make your first stitch. Bring the needle down through the loop in the folded end of the strand, and pull until loop lies flat against the fabric.
To perform the waste knot method you tie a knot in the end of the floss. Thread the needle and draw the floss through the top of the fabric near the edge. Bring the floss up through the back of the fabric in the desired starting spot and begin stitching.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
What beautiful weather we have been having here the past couple of days. You sure wouldn't know that it's the last week in November by being outside. Now if we could just get our yard to dry out after all that rain we had last week. It's still extremely soggy out there.
I did some Christmas shopping yesterday and actually went to a store to do it. That's a rarity for me. LOL I usually do most shopping online cause I hate having to hunt for things in the store and they rarely have want I want anyway. I was pleasantly surprised because I actually found most of what I wanted to get for my sister and her DH so they are pretty much done at this point. Yay! The kids presents have all been ordered and are starting to arrive. The only ones left to buy for now are our parents. I also still need to get a birthday present for my dad whose b'day is 12/20. We're going to try and get the family together on the 17th to celebrate. It's always hard with Dad's b'day being so close to Christmas especially now that my sister alternates the holidays with her inlaws.
Thusday is going to be a busy day. We're going to look at a private school that is having an open house in the morning. Not sure that we can actually avoid it, even though they do offer some financial aid to go there, but it can't hurt to check it out. In the afternoon, there is a Homeschoolers Open House at the college. Alex is going to be taking a Composition class there which will be good for him plus it will help lighted the load a little for Andy in the spring since he won't have to cover that subject. Also Thursday afternoon, Bekah has her speech evaluation appointment so we'll see how that goes. She's been in a terrible two's mood here lately. Hope she gets out of it soon cause she's driving me crazy. She thinks she can make up for it by flashing me her cute grin and giving me a kiss...which of course works. LOL
Haven't done any stitching lately although I really need to get a move on finishing up my Christmas ornament. I've had it stitched up for weeks...just can't figure out how to finish it. I wanted to do something different but I can't figure out what so I haven't done anything. :(
Smoke and Mirrors by Barbara Michaels: The fast-paced world of politics was both exhilarating and daunting to young Erin Hartsock - she came to Washington, D.C., to join the campaign of a charismatic congresswoman. But Erin's enthusiasm turned to dread as the campaign took a dark turn. A chilling secret threatened Erin and her colleagues, causing a series of strange fires and a seemingly accidental death, and showing Erin the shocking truth behind the political game. The next candidate for death would soon be chosen....
Return by Karen Kingsbury and Gary Smalley: A Shattered Relationship - Luke, golden boy and the Baxter family's only son, has walked away from everything that mattered most to him: his faith, his family, and Reagan, his only love. Devastated by the events of September 11, 2001, Luke decides that life is random, faith a fraud, and God a fantasy.
A Secret - A baby is about to be born, but with Reagan a thousand miles away in New York City, Luke has no idea he's the father. Now, though, someone in his family learns the truth. The problem? She has a secret of her own, one that will change the Baxters' lives forever.
A Revelation - What will it take for Luke to return to the family who loves and aches for him? And what extremes will a certain young firefighter take to help bring the Baxters together again, and in the process, find his place in the family?A story of tenacious love and longing for a lost son.
The Forgiving Hour by Robin Lee Hatcher: After years of bitterness and anger over her ex-husband’s betrayal, Claire Conway’s life finally seems to be on track. She has raised a fine son, Dakota. Her work is going well, and for the first time in years she finds herself attracted to a man once again! Then Dakota brings home his fiancée, Sara Jennings, and everything falls apart. For Sara turns out to be the same woman Claire’s husband had an affair with twelve years before. Forgiving Sara seems impossible. Yet only in that hour of forgiveness can the three of them be truly set free.
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Monday, November 27, 2006
Andy has more details of the night on his site but here's a pic of the huge poinsetta tree they do there every year. It's gorgeous!
I've actually been able to get some sleep the past couple of nights. Kearsyn slept from 1 - 5:45 last night and from 11:30 - 5:15 the night before. Of course Bekah was up sick that night about 4 but thankfully Kenzie got Andy up to help with her so I got to stay asleep. I'm not sure what to do with myself after getting that much uninterrupted sleep. LOL I'm not counting on it lasting though. Kearsyn is going through a growth spurt so that's making her sleeping. I can barely get her to stay awake long enough to eat before she's back out out again. She's such a sweetie. She's starting to coo and will smile at you now. How fun!
Sunday, November 26, 2006
- Rhyme :: Nursery
- Substantial :: Significant
- Instant :: Gratification
- Greed :: Gluttony
- Brad :: Pitt
- Season :: Fall
- Accomplished :: Done
- Invite :: Party
- Sparkle :: Shine
- Rainbow :: Colors
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Friday, November 24, 2006
Last night as I was trying to get Kearsyn to sleep, I sat down in the rocking chair and happened to look on the floor and saw what the pictures shows...apparantley Bekah has been hoarding Christmas ornaments. LOL
Today should be an easy day. Traditionally it's our day for Christmas decorating but since we did it early this year, that doesn't need to be done...although our outside lights do need a little repair work done to them after the huge wind storm we had. And since we just did a major cleaning job of the house, that also doesn't need to be done. Maybe I'll try to get some stitching time in between loads of laundry but I haven't been much in the mood for stitching lately. Most likely I will just sit back and read a book. =)
Have you ever changed a flat tire by yourself?
I've had two flat tires since I've been driving...the first one I tried to change by myself but couldn't get the hubcap off...I was excited that I could actually get the car jacked up. ;) Thankfully about that time, a good samaritan and a cop both showed up to help me. The second time I was pregnant and I figured if I couldn't change a tire when I wasn't pregnant, there was no way that I'd be able to do it when I was pregnant so I didn't even bother to try. A state highway truck came by about 5 minutes after I had stopped on the side of the road and changed the tire for me.
Do you have an "innie" or an "outie" belly button?
Innie...except when I'm pregnant. ;)
Name a new paint color and describe it.
Hmm...haven't a clue.
What is your favorite holiday tradition?
For Thanksgiving it would be having the normal meal each year...turkey (both oven baked and deep fried), stuffing, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, watergate salad, veggies, rolls and lots of yummy desserts...pumpkin pie & apple pie.
For Christmas it would be setting up our Christmas village. DH sets up the village each year and I love how he makes it in layers.
At the request of several people, I've updated to include a picture of our village.
If you were a cookie, what kind of cookie would you be, and why?
Chocolate chip because they tend to be a nice comfort cookie...at least in my view.
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Thursday, November 23, 2006
Sunday, November 19, 2006
- Teacher :: Student
- Fifty :: MPH
- Crossword :: Puzzle
- Stuffed :: Animal
- Family :: Ties
- Purr :: Cat
- Toad :: Warts
- Cocktail :: Dress
- Insecurity :: Shy
- Magical :: Wizard
Saturday, November 18, 2006
I'm thinking there was something else I wanted to talk about but it's escaping me right now. If I think of it I'll come back and update but for now I'm off to bed...or not since Kearsyn just woke up. Guess I'll go feed her instead. ;)
I remembered what else it was that I wanted to say...I can fit into a pair of my pre-pregnancy jeans. I was looking for something to wear for the picture today and tried them on basically as a lark thinking there was no way I'd fit into them as I still have 15lbs to lose but to my surprise they actually fit. Yay!
Friday, November 17, 2006
Andy set up our Christmas village, as well as, the nativity scene today...with some help from Kenzie.
I also papered our front door and hung the wreath today.
I still need to take a picture of the lights that Andy hung on the roof the other day. It's fun to have lights outside...it's been a few years since we've had them. :)
Editing to add the outside pic. Looks a little creepy with just the lights on the roof line illuminating only the top half of the house. LOL
The first picture below shows an angel that my mom made from scratch...actually had to draw, cut out and assemble all the pieces and then paint it. The two snowmen decorations came as kits that she painted and assembled. Every year, she's gives us something new that she makes. I wonder what we'll get this year.
Wystful1 at Thanks for the Memories is having a virtual Holiday Decorations Parade. Click here to join in on all the fun.
Key of Knowledge by Nora Roberts: This second book in the Key Trilogy continues the story of three contemporary female friends chosen to free the souls of ancient demigoddesses called the Daughters of Glass. This time, the heroine is Dana Steele, a librarian who is sure that the key she's seeking lies in a book. As she begins her search, Dana renovates Indulgence, the gallery-cum-salon-cum-bookstore she is opening with her friends Malory Price and Zoe McCourt. She also spends sometimes passionate, sometimes vexing time with Jordan Hawke, the thriller writer who broke her heart years earlier when he abandoned her and their small Pennsylvania town of Pleasant Valley to seek fame in New York. Dana slowly realizes that the love they once felt for each other has not died-and that Jordan's writing is inextricably entwined with her supernatural quest. In the end, Jordan must join with Dana to fight the spells of the sorcerer Kane and fulfill the terms of her quest. Despite lots of special effects, Kane isn't powerful enough to create much suspense, and Dana is a surprisingly inefficient detective for one so bright.
Key of Valor by Nora Roberts: This book concludes the Key Trilogy, in which mortal women quest to unlock the spellbound souls of ancient demigoddesses. The third and last woman to make the attempt is hairstylist Zoe McCourt. Like her friends Malory and Dana-heroines of the previous installments (Key of Light, Key of Knowledge)-Zoe has a single month and a cryptic set of clues with which to find her key. The angry sorcerer Kane fights her efforts as friends both mortal and immortal lend their support. As she searches, Zoe is courted by Bradley Vane IV, the sexy heir to a home improvement empire. She's not sure which is more difficult: accepting that she's magically linked with Brad or trying to quell her suspicions long enough to accept his love in the here and now. When she finds the courage to do both, the souls of all three goddesses are finally released. Smart but struggling single mom Zoe is an appealing heroine whose working-class grit finds a perfect foil in Brad's patrician confidence.
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Thursday, November 16, 2006
This means that I was able to get the crib moved over into Kearsyn's room so now her room is complete other than putting some additional items on the walls. I still need to get frames for my Noah's Ark stitching to hang in there but eventually that will get done.
Kearsyn did excellent while I went to my two appts today. She slept the entire time I was gone both times...approx 1 1/2 - 2 hrs each time...that might have had something to do with me stuffing her full of milk before I left. LOL I got a clean bill of health from my OB with instructions to come back in a few months for my annual. Ugh! Everything checked out at the eye doctor as well and I made it out of there without needing a new prescription. Whew!
Andy and the kids decided it was time to put the Christmas tree up...we're trying to having all the decorations done by the time my family comes over for Thanksgiving. Because we don't have much room this year, Andy decided that we should only put up half a tree. Now when I first heard this, I thought he meant the top half of the tree and couldn't figure out how that was going to help us (just blame that on sleep deprivation) but in reality he meant the front half of tree, leaving the back half off so that it could sit flush against the wall. I have to say it was a good idea and works really well. They were able to get all the branches assembled but I have to say that their grooming ability leaves alot to be desired. But as I was told, their job is to make the tree functional while by job is to make it pretty. LOL Tomorrow I'll work on fluffing up the tree so it doesn't have any holes although Andy claims those holes would be good to put ornaments in. Hmmm...LOL I'll take a picture of it once it's completely decorated.
That's about it for the day...was a long one for me as I'm not used to doing all this running around so I'm going to be tired tonight. Let's hope Kearsyn's goes back to sleep after she's gets her middle of the night feedings...she has a habit of eating and then staying awake for another hour looking around before she drifts back off to sleep.
I'm sure most have read about this already on Andy's blog but just thought I mention it here that we have a hawk making breakfasts out of our chickens. Hopefully the netting that Andy and Kenzie put over the run this morning will keep him, and any of his friends, at bay.
I just went to check on how Bekah was doing in her bed and found what the pic shows. Now that's true sisterly love.
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Do you stitch Christmas ornaments? If so, how many do you stitch each year and for whom? If not, why not?While I always have the best of intentions each year to stitch ornaments for all the kids each year but somehow it nevers seems to work out...might have something to do with our family expanding every couple of years so there is usually a baby running around which seriously cuts into stitching time. I do participate in the Ornament exchanges at the CrossStitchCrazy board. We do two exchanges a year there...one in July and one now so I always stitch two ornaments a year and receive two surprise ornaments in exchange. I love it!!
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Connor and Kenzie had choir practice this afternoon so that left me with making dinner. I decide to try a recipe that I'd seen on the Large Families board called Tator Tot Casserole. I don't think the kids were too thrilled with it. I actually liked it although it was a little bland..will need to add something else to it if I make it again to spice it up a little...but it was easy to make and I'm all for that as I hate to cook. =)
Tomorrow will be a busy day as I have my postpartum check up in the morning and then have an eye exam in the afternoon. Makes for a lot of running around but at least I'll get them over with. Let's just hope Kearsyn behaves herself while I'm gone.
Monday, November 13, 2006
Sunday, November 12, 2006
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I say ... and you think ... ?
- Nick :: Razor
- Focus :: Camera
- Police :: Arrest
- Miles :: Run
- Earn :: Money
- Twice :: Baked Potatoes
- Razor :: Shave
- Personality :: Charming
- Dumped :: Abandoned
- Reliable :: Trustworthy
Saturday, November 11, 2006
The bottom picture shows what the house looks like today. We've added a 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom addition over the garage plus created a master bedroom in the bottom level so our house now has 7 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Over the past 13 yrs, we've turned 3/4 of the garage into a classroom, converted our screened in porch into a tv/family room, changed a sunroom off the kitchen into a room that holds our 16 person table and knocked down the wall between our kitchen and dining room to make a large country kitchen. We've also grown from 2 small sedans to a station wagon, mini van and a 15 passenger van.
We moved into this house as a family of 3 so there has been alot of growth over years to become a family of 9. =)
Friday, November 10, 2006
Stitches in Time by Barbara Michaels: The quilt captured Rachel Grant's imagination. An antique bridal quilt, which appeared under mysterious circumstances in the vintage clothing shop where Rachel worked, it drew her as if it had been made for her. It was beautiful, mesmerizing ... almost eerily fascinating. She little dreamed that it might hold secrets better left undisturbed. Rachel had never been able to resist the allure of finely crafted textiles from times gone by. Her research into women's crafts led her to believe that through the ages women had woven protective magic into the fabric of all they fashioned for their rites of passage: birth, marriage, and death. It never occurred to Rachel that the same power used to protect could also be used to harm. But day by day she saw and felt the power grow - the quilt was influencing her thoughts, her actions. And this was not the benign white magic of her imagination. Much as Rachel's rational mind longed to deny such an uncanny phenomenon, the aura of evil emanating from the quilt was all too frighteningly real. The carefully crafted heirloom carried a sinister legacy into the present, something that threatened to destroy the people Rachel loved.
The Flanders Panel by Auturo Perez-Reverte: A fifteenth-century painting by a Flemish master is about to be auctioned when Julia, a young art restorer, discovers a peculiar inscription hidden in a corner: Who killed the knight? In the painting, the Duke of Flanders and his knight are locked in a game of chess, and a dark lady lurks mysteriously in the background. Julia is determined to solve the five-hundred-year-old murder, but as she begins to look for clues, several of her friends in the art world are brutally murdered in quick succession. Messages left with the bodies suggest a crucial connection between the chess game in the painting, the knight's murder, the sordid underside of the contemporary art world, and the latest deaths. Just when all of the players in the mystery seem to be pawns themselves, events race toward a shocking conclusion. A thriller like no other, The Flanders Panel presents a tantalizing puzzle for any connoisseur of mystery, chess, art, and history.
Search the Shadows by Barbara Michaels:Haskell Maloney's mother named her after an Oriental museum, and three months later died, leaving the baby girl, whose father had already been killed in Vietnam, in the care of a loving aunt. Grown up and engaged to be married, Haskell discovers she is a carrier of Tay-Sachs disease, most unlikely for the offspring of an Irish Catholic father and a Pennsylvania Dutch mother. She breaks off her engagement to begin the quest to learn her true paternity. Before becoming pregnant, her mother had been a student at the Oriental Institute in Chicago; Haskell's treasured possessions include snapshots taken there of her mother, Kevin Maloney, the man she married, and other friends. Haskell persuades one of the men in the pictures, now a professor, to take her on as unpaid summer help at the Institute, which still is in the unyielding grip of Victor Nazarian, a profoundly wealthy, ill and elderly eccentric, whose only son, also in the photos, died in the late '60s in an explosion caused by a home-made bomb. Her paternity now seriously in doubt, Haskell thinks she could be Nazarian's heir along with his daughter, who is married to another of the men in the pictures. Haskell's suppositions mount as does the danger she finds herself ina drink is poisoned and the cottage she lives in is rifled, then set afire. Finally she must also question who it is that wants her dead. A rousing chase through dark museum halls brings surprising facts to light, and helps Haskell decide where true love lies.
There's Something About Christmas by Debbie Macomber: Emma Collins has always believed that the world is divided into two kinds of people: those who love fruitcake and those who don't. She's firmly in the second category, so it's ironic that her major assignment for the Puyallup, Washington, Examiner is a series of articles about . . . fruitcake. At least it's a step up from writing obituaries. Her task is to interview the finalists in a fruitcake recipe contest, and that means traveling around the state. Actually . . . flying around the state. Local pilot Oliver Hamilton, who's starting an airfreight business, has agreed to take her wherever she needs to go, in exchange for free advertising. Unfortunately Emma hates small planes -- almost as much as she hates fruitcake. But in the weeks leading up to Christmas, Emma falls for Oliver (who's not quite the Scrooge he sometimes seems) and his mutt, Oscar (who's allergic to her perfume, which makes him sneeze repeatedly). And she meets three wise women who know a lot about fruitcake -- and even more about life.
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Thursday, November 09, 2006
Explain what ended your last relationship?
Distance and the fact that he didn't really want to commit.
When was the last time you shaved?
Two days ago
What were you doing this morning at 8 a.m.?
What were you doing 15 minutes ago?
Sleeping (I was awake for awhile in between, though)
Are you any good at math?
Your prom night?
I went with a good friend. We had a really nice time even though I don't really like dances. I drive by the restuarant we ate at everyday when I go to work...or at least I did until it burned down and they rebuilt gas stations in it's place.
Do you have any famous ancestors?
Not that I know of
Have you had to take a loan out for school?
Yes. Had to...grants and scholarships weren't enough to cover the cost.
Do you know the words to the song on your myspace profile?
I don't have a myspace account
Last thing received in the mail?
Stitchy items and Our Daily Bread for next month
How many different beverages have you had today?
Do you ever leave messages on people’s answering machine?
Who did you lose your CONCERT virginity to?
The Moody Blues. I enjoyed it but they were soooo late getting started that we left halfway through it. If I'm remembering correctly, there was terrible storms that night which delayed the band getting in.
Do you draw your name in the sand when you go to the beach?
What was the most painful dental procedure you have had?
Having all 4 wisdom teeth pulled at the same time.
What is out your back door?
Um, my backyard. LOL Pool, soccer goal that needs to be fixed, trampoline, shed, playground
Any plans for Friday night?
No...at least not that I know of.
Do you like what the ocean does to your hair?
Have you ever received one of those big tins of 3 different popcorns?
Have you ever been to a planetarium?
Do you re-use towels after you shower?
Some things you are excited about?
My cross stitch, taking walks with DH and the kiddos (when they aren't fighting LOL)
What is your favorite flavor of JELLO?
Ugh...don't like jello ever since hubby told what it's made out of
Describe your keychain(s):
It's a leather id holder. Flips open...one side holds my license, credit card, insurance card...other side has a zippered compartment for money.
Where do you keep your change?
In the change holder of my keychain
Do you sleep with the door to your room open or closed?
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How many different brands of "complete" embroidery floss sets do you own? How do you keep track of it? (i.e., spread sheet program, index cards, palm pilot, etc.)I have a complete set of Six Strand Sweets. I'm about 20 short of a complete set for DMC. And no where near a complete set for anything else...WDW, GAST, etc. I have spreadsheets where I try to keep track of what I have/don't have but I still can never seem to find the color that I want when I need it even though I know I have it. I think there are floss-raptors in my house that make off with it. LOL
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Monday, November 06, 2006
This is what Kearsyn looks like when the mean ole hiccups sneak up on her. She'd been happily sleeping away a few minutes before. She used to get the hiccups all the time when I was pregnant with her. I find it interesting that she still seems to get them just as much and generally around the same time in the evening.
Here's a picture of the crystal cross that my mom and dad got Kearsyn for her baptism. It's engraved with her name and baptism date.
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Kearsyn got some lovely gifts. From family and friends she got: a beautiful personalized crystal cross (I'll have to take a picture of it and post it), a first tooth lost keepsake box, a first curl keepsake container, a linen keepsake bonnet that can be used again on her wedding day, a plush bear that is soooo soft, baby einstein toys, diapers, wipes, socks, baby wash and some money. From us, she got an engraved Catholic Children's Bible. We usually get a crucifix to go over the bed but for some reason we forgot this time. Andy's mom says she has one that was her mom and dad's so she'll give us that one. It's always nice to have something that was in the family.
Andy knows how much I love Anne Geddes so the kids and him got me Anne Geddes Thoughts with Love for Mothers, Anne Geddes Thoughts with Love for New Babies and an Anne Geddes 2007 Date Book. I love them!
From my parents I got an mp3 player, Carrie Underwood's Some Hearts cd, Nora Roberts Key trilogy...Key of Light, Key of Knowledge and Key of Valor. From a close family friend, I got a Yankee Candle in Home Sweet Home scent. It smells delighful.
I say ... and you think ... ?
- Theft :: Stolen
- Storage :: Bin
- Pick :: Up
- Los Angeles :: California
- The one :: Matrix
- Accent :: Highlight
- Rivalry :: Competition
- Process :: Action
- Streets :: City
- Museum :: History
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Friday, November 03, 2006
In addition to cleaning, I also went and got my hair cut today. It had been months...actually probably longer than that...I'm not sure I've gotten it cut since I got pregnant...so needless to say it needed it and it was driving me nuts. And since I'm sure someone will ask to see a picture, I've included one. I don't look any different than I normally do...just got several inches cut off the bottom but style is still the same.
And speaking of Kearsyn's baptism, it occurred to me last night that I needed to get out the baptism gown. A good friend of the family made one for McKenzie's baptism which was also used when Rebekah was baptized. I looked in the closet where it had been packaged away and wouldn't you know it wasn't there. Ack!! Trying not to panic when thoughts of where am I going to find another baptism gown only 2 days before the baptism not to mention that gown was special since it had been handmade for us start flying through my head, I decided to check in Kenzie's room and thankfully found it in her closet. I'm not sure why it was in there...I think maybe she thought it was a play dress because I found part of it on the floor and the other piece kind of hanging up. Because it was out of it's packaging, it's gotten extremely yellowed so then I'm freaking out about how awful it looks. The only recourse I have is to try bleaching it although that makes me nervous because it's a combination of silk, lace, ribbon and beads and I'm not sure how the bleach will affect the three pieces. After much soaking the worst of the yellowing is gone...the lace and ribbon is back to a pristine white, the beads don't seem to have been affected and the silk is kind of a light ivory color...it should be white but at least everything is all one shade again and you can only tell that it should be white when the the hat is put next to the gown and jacket (the hat had been packaged separately). It shouldn't be too noticeable though. I do need to make a couple of small repairs to it. One of the ribbon ties on the jacket is hanging on by a thread and there is also a small tear in the sleeve of the gown. That one bums be out a bit but there's not much I can do about it other than to stitch it closed. Here's a pic of what the gown and jacket look like.
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
How did you decide on the title of your stitching blog? Was it random,My blog is not just about stitching, it's about my whole life and what goes on in it. The title of my blog...An Abundance of Blessings...reflects the family aspect of my life in that I have many blessings in my life in the form of my DH, all my kids and all the blessings that He gives us that enable us to live our life the way we do.
or does it have a special meaning to you or about you?