Saturday, November 27, 2010

In March of this year we thought we
were finally gonna be done with
the mary go round of tubes and ear
infections with Chase.
Not so... the picture below
is the normal tube that is placed
for most kids for ventilation
and drainage. Well my kiddo has
had more than 8 sets of these
little blue or teal beauties placed
in his ear and after about 6 months
his little ears promptly reject them,
seriously they spit them out and we
start the whole up and down process
of DR visits, antibiotics, needing a
hearing aid, being grumpy and
very irritable, all over again.
As a parent you wonder and wonder
are you making the right choice?
Will your child hear normally for a
normal length of time or will they
require a hearing aid prematurely?
Should I or shouldn't I? Questions and
more Questions?????? So you search for
a surgeon who wil use a different tube, one
with little wings that should stay put
for longer than 6 months, like the one below.
Then you have this over-whelming
feeling that you need to pursue a
more agressive surgeon, one who
agrees that more most be done, that
this many occurances now moves
your child from the rare 2% of the
population to the very rare:
0.5% of the population.
And you ask yourself, how did
we get here to this point? Why has
he not outgrown this as you've been
told over and over that he will.
So you select a surgeon who
will place a semi-permanant tube
that will stay in place for 2 years and
have to be surgically removed and will
also require a patch in the ear drum.

And again you will worry and wonder,
and worry and wonder, some more,
if you have made the right choice?
Only time will tell...

Saturday, October 23, 2010

SHOP IS 50% OFF...

Saturday, October 16, 2010

This 1st picture was back in July.
The hottest part of the year
here in AZ to be having a mini
football camp...seriously 110 degrees
outside at 6pm. YIKES...
This was Chase's 1st taste of
football, so far so good... The 2nd week of practice, in early
August...still 105 degress at 6pm...
Double YIKES and killer mosquitos...
Chase still liking it, but the heat
and conditioning drills were tough...
His schedule since August:
Up at 545 am, breakfast, off to
school by 715 am.
Home from school at 3pm...
Homework, dinner and get ready
for practice all by 5pm,
515 pm out the door, arrive
at practice 27 miles away in the
nick of time for his 6pm practice.
845 pm arrive back at home,
shower, snack and to bed,
repeat, repeat, repeat,
all while making straight A's.
You get the drill, lol

The chant that is sung while they
run laps around the park...
Chase at his first scrimmage,
in Scottsdale, AZ.

Chase just before his 1st

game ever, keep in mind this
boy never watched football,
never pretended to play football,
never wanted to play football,
never played a football video game,
and he did a great job
hiding it, lots of parents and
some of the coaches did not believe
that he never played or tossed
around a football prior to July.

Chase lined up with
some of his teammates...
Some of the Wildcat Cheerleaders
waiting for the JPW's to make
their grand entrance after half time...
Chase, Elijah and Zeke
after their first game,
couldn't tell they got mercied
More than once...

Chase and some of his teammates,
posing before the game that
they finally scored their 1st
touchdown in...yep 6 games
into the season their team
scores for the 1st time. Some
proud tears were shed for these
sweet, hard-working boys
who up until today, had not
scored a touchdown in
any of their games...but they
scored 2 touchdowns today,
it was a hard loss 14-12
against the Soliders who
were win-less too, until today...
Here's my boy at half time,
having some gatorade, feeling
good about his team scoring for
the first proud of them.

This 100 lb boy is finally learning to play his size.

Later he made a great tackle
and a great fumble recovery...

Heading back out...

It was a long, sought after
scoring that happened today...
last week I asked Chase if he
was tired of losing yet and his
reply was, NOPE, I'm still
having FUN...I love his attitude,
his good sportsmanship and his
ability to roll with whatever
comes his way. I am proud that
he has played his heart out, on
both defense and offense, without
alot of breaks. I am proud that
he has managed to maintain
straight A's in school, obtain
his Wolf Badge in Cub Scouts and
deal with losing another tube in his
ear all while playing football.

I see great things in store
for this sweet little man...

Love ya Buddy...
sooo proud of you.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Buy one get one 1/2 off at either of
my Etsy shops:
GO check it OUT...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sometimes change is inevitable...
and the time for a change is now.
I will be returning to the workforce,
outside of the home.
Not a decision made lightly.
I had to wait for the right
position to come along: good hours,
great benefits, better than average
salary, and the chance to advance, in
the near future, not years from now.
Well I must say that, my darling
child was not so happy about my choice
to work outside the home, neither were
some of the parents of the little friends
who come to play with me everyday.
I was loyal to them all and am now
finding out that not all are as loyal
in return. That bites a bit. My home
has been open for the last few years.
Knock and walk in has been our welcome.
I am sad to say that next Friday, we will be
changing that welcome. The door will close
as my little friends leave and I know that they
won't be coming back on Monday, but it's
hard to know and not be able to explain to them,
that I do love them and they are truly some
of the most blessed and special spirits
that our Heavenly Father has entrusted
to our care here on this earth, in
these trying times. I will miss that constant
stream of hugs and cuddles, the smiles
and endless chatter. I will miss seeing
Karissa take her first steps. She got her first
tooth, rolled over, sat unassisted and crawled here
at our house. Same with Brody and Jackson and
my sweetie Connor. The older kids will
be missed as well, Tori and Nicholas, will
sorely be missed by Chase, they are his partners
in crime, army buddies, play house buddies
and popcicle buddies.
I have been blessed and have enjoyed
being part of these little ones lives, I will miss them
all, but can honestly say I won't miss the diapers,
the endless diapers, lol.
Love and Best Wishes to all
my little friends...

Friday, September 10, 2010

Here are 104 5x5 inch
RARE and OOP Heather Ross
Charm Squares. $40 6 Heather Ross 9x11 Prints...$10

Click the link below:

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Here are some of the items
I am destashing.
See the Flickr Link for items
and prices
Email me with your
request, PP and shipping
fees apply.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Go see Heather on her blog:
for a Go Cutter Give-a-way.
I'm dying for one of these...

Monday, August 23, 2010

The first pic is from my 1st
Swap Bot Partner...Oh Sew Addicted
Thanks, Bunches...
2nd pic is some new fabric
that arrived, lovin' it...

3rd pic is some Oliver + S patterns,
too late for the Sew-Along,
but I don't mind, now that
they are in my pattern stash.

Nylon Chiffon...NO FRAY,
so stinkin excited...
Pettiskirts here we come...

Some Heather Ross to build
up my stash...

Some Pez and Peas and Carrots
to build up the stash as well,
totally lovin' it...

Just what I needed after

a long, not feeling to hot weekend.

Had a biopsy and D/C Thursday.
It's taking a few days to feel

like my self again.
YIPEE for the mail,
it's not always bills, haha.

Click below for a fabulous give-a-way.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I think it's time for a give-a-way.
My son will be nine next week
and in honor of that I think we
should celebrate...
I will be posting details in the
next day or so on my facebook
fan page, watch here for details:

Friday, August 6, 2010

You really should go to
my friend Sandra's Etsy store
and pick up this pattern.
It is quick and easy and
look at what you could
do with all the hubby's extra
dress shirts lying around. I cut it up and removed the pocket.
I cut out the pieces,
shirred the bodice front and
back and sleeves.

Added some ric rac and

changed out the buttons and
VIOLA it looks just like Sandra's.

This little dress if for Jane.

A sweet little girl that will be
living in Texas in a few short
weeks after her new parents
bring her home from China,

where they are adopting her from.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I love creating custom
orders, especially out of some
of my favorite fabrics.
It killed me to cut into
my stash of Riley Blake All Stars.
I had been hoarding it, haha...
It's amazing that piles of this... Can be turned into this.

It's backed in super soft,
Chocolate Brown Dot Minky.
Perfect for seeking fingers
of a baby or toddler. Provides
tons of comfort for those
precious little ones.
This is one of my all time favs...
Ha, I say that all the time.
I made a sweet little
matching card with
some of the fabric scraps
stitched onto a card blank.
Don't ya just love it????

Friday, July 30, 2010

Need a sweet shopping cart cover
that suits your personality???
Contact me, I can make ya one...
This one is for
Miss Karissa.

Monday, July 26, 2010

I guess my tired post
worried some of ya.
Sometimes it's better to
say or write down
what you feel and then
let it go...But look what
Angie brought me to cheer
me up. Angie is one of the
best cookie makers I know.
Some of those cookies
are broken cuz I had to fight
the boys to get the cookies back.
Can you believe that they
grabbed them and ran?? They
have snickers hidden in all that
soft cookie goodness.
Thanks Angie...

Sunday, July 25, 2010

I'm still tired and grumpy
about a few things, but I am
I am grateful that my
son is a good boy. That he isn't
destructive or naughty.
I can't ever remember a time
were he has broken things
or made messes just to be naughty.
He never got in my makeup or
tore things apart. He used to
stir the toilet bowl with my
hair brushes and he colored
on the refrigerator one time with
crayons but that's it.
He doesn't get in my makeup,
he doesn't destroy things. I'm
grateful that he's not a
troublemaker at school.
I am so grateful that when
he walks out the door for school
or any other reason, I know I can
be proud of him and how he will
conduct himself.
I'm grateful for my little family...

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Made these sweet little
crayon wallets for 2 little
sweeties in our primary class
who were baptized today.
The tension is way off on
my bobbin so I wasn't happy
with them at all,
but the girls love them.
They didn't notice the
skipped stitches or the non-uniform
stitches I did. Not great
fabrics for photos either, very busy.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Go check out the shop
got some more destash
going on...