1/29/10

Stealth Health: Get Healthy Without Really Trying

Who of us doesn't want to be healthier?????  I know I need to do better and living healthier doesn't have to be complicated or time-consuming.  I came across an article that I found very informative.  I especially like the part about snoozing on the couch all day Saturday!!!!  Now that health tip I like and can do!  LOL...but seriously...check out the article----> HERE

1/27/10

1/22/10

Felted Owl and Butterfly Hats

I found these adorable hats and just had to share.  I'm going to have to try this.

1/21/10

Making Recycled Paper Bows


How many time have you needed a gift bow but didn't have any around the house.  Well here is a great idea to kill 2 birds with one "bow"!  Use your old magazines and recycle them to make gift bows.  What a great Idea!!!

1/20/10

Recycled Magazine Coasters

I came across this recycling project and thought it might be something the kids might like.  Using your old magazines, create coasters for yourself or as gifts.  I'm sure grandparents would love to get these!

1/13/10

Wordless Wednesday



This is a Piglet Squid!  Looks like a human face to me. Very unusual!

1/11/10

WIP Wednesday

Growing up in the 50s one of my earliest memories was of playing under the quilting frame while my grandmother and her neighbors worked on a new quilt.  It made a great play house and I could pick up the needles and things that were dropped.  I miss my grandmother and those days.


Those quilts are long gone so I've decided to make a quilt for my brothers.  Here is the first one I have started.  The new quilt frames are nothing like my grandmother had but they are convenient.  I'll let you know how it goes.


1/6/10

1/5/10

TuTu Tuesday


It's too cold!  It's too windy!  So...It's just...time for a TuTu!

1/4/10

Make Something Monday

Happy New Year everybody!  "Baby, It's Cold Outside"...Brrrr...here in WNC we have had some of the coldest weather we've had since 1977.  That was the year my mother died and I remember it clearly.  We didn't have that much snow but the temperature stayed so low that the ground was frozen solid about 3 or 4 feet down.  There was even a question of whether they would be able to break the ground for the grave.  That was January 20, 1977. But back to something happy...a little girl in my church saw one of the Newsboy caps I had made and mentioned to her mother she wished she had one.  Someone overheard her wish and came to me...so...for Christmas I made her one.  I wish I had taken my camera.  Her reaction was priceless and worth the time it took to make it.  She has red hair and wanted a pink hat.

I let her mother give it to her...she first looked at in in disbelief, then excitement.  She quickly jammed it on her head with the bill to one side.  It reminded me of one of the "Little Rascals" kids.  She started bouncing up and down on the pew (we were at church for Christmas play practice) and then quickly grabbed the hat off.  The static caused her hair to poof out like a cotton ball.  I thought I'd fall over laughing.  She clutched the hat and hugged it and proceeded to show it to her dad and everyone around her.

Make Something Monday!!!  I did make something...a hat...but the best "thing" was the memory it made for me.  Watching the joy of a little girl receiving something she really wanted was a memory I'll never forget.


Memories...some you'd rather forget and some you'll cherish forever!
 
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