Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Good morning, I've got cornbread and biscuits in the oven, a pot of coffee brewing and thought I'd sit down to write you a letter today.

I stepped outside just a few minutes ago.  It's chilly and we had a visit from Jack Frost last night.


We have beautiful sunrise this morning too.  In my mind that's a great way to start the day, to see the sun rising as if to say "Good morning World, rise and shine! You have a great day ahead".


Though I won't be able to visit with you today or share a Thanksgiving meal with you, I'm writing to let you know you are a part of my life I'm thankful for. 

Your humor and creativity, your compassion for others, your willing to share ideas and promote others in the endeavors too... Oh I could go on and on... What I'm saying is you are a awesome, precious person and I'm glad I know you.

So, today when I'm thanking God for all of His many blessing, you will be mentioned too.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

Hugs,
Sonia

Monday, November 24, 2014

Early morning visitor

I had today off!
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We had visitor early this morning.  A hawk was resting on our fence.  He sure was a beauty.



I had a doctor's appointment this morning, but this afternoon I was able to work on some Christmas ornaments.  I made a set of them. 


They are made from cord, beads and butterfly paperclips.  You can find the pattern to them on Pinterest, look for "easy paperclip angel ornament".   

They are so cute!

My next project is a set of folded fabric ornaments.  I hope to have them to share by the end of the week.

Over all it was a good day and I'm thankful for that.  I have Thursday off for Thanksgiving and am already anticipating it.  I am making crockpot dressing to take to my parents house and then will make broccoli casserole for the family gathering my husband's side on Saturday.   Good food and family is always something to look forward to.

If you are traveling this week for the holiday, remember to buckle up and drive safely.

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Hugs, 
Sonia


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Time for a change

I decided I wanted a change in the bigger bathroom.  So I went to my fabric stash and picked out some fabric and in any free moments and time of energy I made new curtains.

 When we first moved in I hung these brown curtains.  They went well with the tile work in the shower.  They have served their purpose and it was time for a change.

I decided I wanted to lighten up the room, so I chose a blue floral fabric and decided on using only valances.  This allows more sunlight to enter the bathroom which is good for one of the hanging plants we had to bring in.

So here is how it looks now.














I am ready, so very ready for the weekend.  It is supposed to be stormy this week, but I hope I am feeling energetic enough to work on some Christmas ornaments.

At some point, since I last posted about the Christmas stocking, I made a dust cover for it.  The stocking has a snowman on it and I had some fabric with snowmen, so I made cover out of it.  It has a drawstring closure.



















I guess that's all I have for now.

I have updated the following tabs.

  • My Walk
  • Crochet, Etc.
  • What Is It?
  • Giveaways
Until next time,
Warm hugs,
Sonia

Thursday, November 13, 2014

To grow your blog...

Hi, thought I'd share a blog with you that can help you grow your blog.  Check it out.  :)



Been busy this week, but hope to post again in the next day or two.

Here's wishing you a fabulous Friday!
Warm Hugs, 
Sonia

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Looking out over the valley

Thought I'd start out with a smile.   If this picture doesn't make you smile I don't know what will.
Audre and her best feline buddy (Elvis)
I have to share a bargain I found on my lunch break Friday.   I spent my time at lunch going to two flea market/antique shops, to unwind and try to de-stress...  little did I know I would find the bargain that I did.

I walked into a booth and saw this box set.  It had a price on it... I looked at the books inside the box, they looked liked they have never been used, and then looked at the price again thinking I misread it.

Box set of Scrap Booking books - $3.00
It was only $3.00.   Needless to say I snatched it up.   I think it's a pretty good find.


I also saw this oil lamp that I thought was pretty.  It had a good price on it too, but I left it on the shelf.


As promised I have some pics of the color change.  I have to say, I'm a little disappointed.  I guess, by seeing the maples changing in town I thought there might be more reds and bright oranges... but it is   mostly yellows this year.   Here are some of the pictures I took yesterday.

Audre looking out over the valley 
at Cameron Bluff


It was windy and chilly on the mountain, but otherwise a beautiful day.

I have finally finished the Christmas stocking, I have been working on.  I am going to make a dust cover for it to be stored in, as felt tends to collect what ever is in the air over time.


I've updated the CROCHET tab with the pattern to this snowflake.  Check it out.  :)



The WHAT IS IT? tab is updated too.


I guess that's all I have for now.  Here's wishing you a beautiful week ahead!

Hugs,
Sonia

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Snowflakes?

Hi, today on my lunch break I made up a crocheted pattern for a snowflake.  I plan to post the instructions for it and a better picture, this weekend.  I took this picture with my phone and it's not very clear but you can see what it's like.


I'm going to try to come up with two others so that I can make a set.  I'm going to stiffen them to use them as ornaments and I think they will be good for book marks too.

I have updated the Giveaways tab.  Check it out.  :)

Here's wishing you great rest of the week!

Hugs,
Sonia

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Update...

Hi everyone... it feels like it has been a while since I last blogged.... another week with long hours at work.

The leaves are beginning to change here in Arkansas more than the last time I wrote and I think this weekend will be the weekend to get pics of the color change.

I have updated My Walk.  Check it out.

I'm wore out and ready for bed so I'll say...

Good night and sweet dreams!

Hugs,
Sonia

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Frost, Festival and Good Times

Good morning, we were visited by Jack Frost last night.  I woke to our first frost of the season.



You remember my writing, about two blogs ago, of how nice it was to be back at church after two weeks of being out?  Well I got to spend some more time with my church family in the middle of the week.  I'm soaking it all in because I know in a week or two, there will be another conversion at work and I will most likely be working long hours again.

Anyway, we had a fall festival at church this week.  We started out with fish fry.  The menu was fish, hush-puppies, fries, coleslaw, baked beans and desert. I zoned in on some banana pudding and couldn't pass it up.  :)
some of the men took care of the cooking
There were games for the kids; musical chairs, cup games, target games, goal games...  I tried to get pics of everything, but some didn't turn out and I think I missed some games too.

musical chairs

goal game

cup game
 We had a cake wall for all the ages.  A Vulcan dj'd the cake walk.

Vulcan DJ for cake walk
proof she really is a Vulcan :)



cake walk
We had a time of comedy, music and testimony.



We recognized all the costumes.

The evening was wrapped up with a pumpkins seed spitting contest.  Yes, you read it right, a Pumpkin Seed Spitting contest.  We had one for the kids.

And one for the teenagers and adults.

This is a very competitive group and we had to have a couple of tie breakers.


Good food, good friends and good times sharing the love of God.  That's what it is all about.


Have a great day!
Sonia

PS  I've updated the Giveaway Tab

Monday, October 27, 2014

Chopped Off...

After another long week, last week, it was nice to find out the day I requested to take off next month was approved.  It is my last personal day off with pay for the year.  It was getting to the point of either use it or lose it.  So I am going to use it.  That is something to look forward to, in addition to the paid holidays coming up.

I'm thinking of starting a block of the month or a mystery quilt to share on my blog, but I need to do some research before I dive into it.  I hope to be able to post it each month for others to participate in and show off their finished quilts when we are done.   I have thought this might be a good project for the guild I attend too, but again, I need to research it all before I present it.

I'm letting my hair grow out again.  It got to the point it was beginning to bother me and one day I got up from a nap and when I looked in the mirror, I pulled my bangs down and chopped off about 2 inches.   So last week, I went to the beautician and asked her to trim it up, straighten it up and thin it out.  It was getting pretty unruly, so she cut in a lot of layers like a shag haircut.  I'm happy with it, I can usually just blow it out, after washing it, and run a comb through it and it looks fixed.

Last night we had three baptisms at church and I saw a friend I worked with for 20+ years.  It was good to see her.  I haven't seen very many people I worked with at my previous job since I started working in another town.   Then today, in two different stores, I saw three more people I either use to work with or had connection with through my last job.  Then this evening, at two different stores, I saw family members I haven't seen in a few months.   Truly a blessing.

As my family and I were on the road this evening, David was driving, and I was able to take a pic or two.

I got this picture of this old house as we drove by.  I honestly didn't know if it would turn out as we were picking up speed as we went by, and I was turned towards the back of the car with my window rolled down trying to get a picture.  I think it turned out pretty good though.


I've updated the following tabs today.

  • My Walk
  • What Is It?
    • last week's may have been unfair as it was of something we don't see very often, and hopefully this week's pic will be easier.


Hugs,
Sonia

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Update

Hello,

I saw some beautiful fall color today.  As I was driving back to work on my lunch break I saw a tree with a little green, but mostly red, orange and yellow.  The sun was shining on it just right and the colors popped.  :)

I hope to get some pretty picture of the color change soon.

I've updated the following tabs.  Check them out.  :)

  • Crochet, Etc.
  • Giveaways
  • What is it?

Until next time,
Have a great day!

Hugs,
Sonia

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Set backs and Progress

Today I stayed home from church.  I started feeling bad Friday night and things weren't any better this morning.  So, I had church with 1st Baptist Rogers on t.v. this morning.  It was a good message on how with Jesus Christ you can become new.  They showed a video that I really liked.  I've shared it on the "My Walk" tab.

It seems of late, things happen that keep me from my family and my church family.  Things like being physically sick, or having to work long hours.  It's like I'm sinking and am having trouble coming up for air.

While I was laying on the couch this morning, trying to get warm under a throw, my tabby came to lay down close by.  He covered his eyes with his paw and proceeded to fall asleep.

A blog or two back I mentioned a Christmas stocking I had started.  I've made progress and hope to have a finished product by the end of the week.
So until next time,
Have a great week!

....  Don't forget to check out the video on the "My Walk" tab.  :)

Hugs,
Sonia

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Nip in the air...

Hi, it has been a beautiful week thus far ~  cool breezes and sunshine.  When I stepped out this morning, there was a nip in the air and I thought Autumn is truly here.

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I've updated the following pages.
- What Is It?
- My Walk
- Giveaways

Have a great rest of the week!

Hugs,
Sonia

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Scarecrows watching...

It was cool day today, according to my standards.  :0)

I stepped out earlier today and took a pic of some leaves that are beginning to change. 

This is my favorite time of year.  I have decorated a bit for the season.  In the living room I decked out the piano.

Then, in my sewing room the scarecrows are keeping watch. 



It won't be long and we will be getting ready for Christmas.  Since I have finally finished the log cabin quilt, I have time to work on other projects.  I'm happy to say I have finished a small quilt that has been on my heart for some time.  The lime quilt however, is still waiting for me to finish it up.  The top is done, I just need to add batting, a backing, and I've decided to tie it.  So that will happen in the next week or so (I hope).

Right now, I'm working on a Christmas stocking, for the guild's Christmas party this year.  We are going to exchange stockings.  

Here's what I've got going on.  It is being made out of felt.  I will line it with cotton or flannel fabric after I applique the trees and the snow man on the front.

I'm going to decorate the trees, the snowman and stocking with snowflakes and beads. I think it is going to turn out cute.

I have updated the "What Is It" page.  Check it out.

Have a great rest of the weekend!
Hugs, 
Sonia