Monday, December 29, 2008

Manic Monday #3


Have you ever played I never? Well Manic Monday is a Virtual version of I never...

What you have to do to play is:


I will pose a question beginning with I never....
If you've never done it .....
  1. Add yourself to Mr Linky, so others can come go visit.. (including me)
  2. Post your own question on your blog...
  3. Come back next Monday.
If you've done it....

  1. Add yourself to Mr. Linky, so others can come visit.. (including me)
  2. Post your own question on your bog.
  3. share your story in a comment
  4. come back next Monday




Here we go..'

I've never... been to Hawaii.








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Music Monday






Came across this @ Lady Javas


Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. One simple rule, leave ONLY the actual post link here. You can grab this code at LJL Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted.








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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Do you love me?


I've been waiting for you for quite some time.
I've dreamt of what being your mom might be like.
I Love you.
I make your bath.
I wash your clothes.
I Love you.
I make you food
I play with you.
I Love you.
When you look at me what do you see?
Wanna play? Come play with me?
I eat your toes.
I keep you clean.
I Love you.
I walk with you.
I sing to you.
I love you.
I laugh with you.
I scold you.
I love you.
When you look at me what do you see?
With those big brown eyes, is it me?
I read to you.
I sing to you.
I Love you.
I may be right.
I may be wrong.
I Love you.
When you look at me, what do you see?
I love you. Do you love ME?







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Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Adventures Of Chuck #3


The Adventures of Chuck


Chuck is the girl’s stuffed animal ( turtle) and I thought they would get a kick out of seeing daddy in pictures from his travels, but an even better kick if he was with chuck… sooo,,,
I know they’re still too young, but I wanted to start training daddy, I mean getting daddy accustomed to taking chuck on liberty calls and taking pictures… I think he’s doing a pretty good job!!! He even managed to get some of Chuck without beer In there…














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Friday, December 26, 2008

1st Birthday Reminder


I am sooooo far behind.. lol... The girls turned one in November, and I am just NOW getting around to sharing a few snapshots with you....



Star and Luna with their proud Grand-Pa's  


Star

@ Cake cutting time, only Luna was awake, Star was down for the count.






Here are the girls eating with both Grandmas, Nana and Lola


Luna Practicing a few steps with Lola



And FINALLY that must have worn Luna OUT!!!


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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Crafty Countdown 1



Crafty Countdown
1 Days till Christmas
Beaded Ornaments




Courtesy of Martha Stewart


A large, sparkling monogram is a great way to personalize a present. Tied here with ribbons, the letters are easily transformed into ornaments.

Tools and Materials

Letters template can be found here..

20-gauge wire (18 inches per ornament)
Seed beads
Round-nosed pliars

Beaded Letters How-To

1. Choose a letter template or use another font. Enlarge or reduce template to desired size on a photocopier.

2. Cut 20-gauge wire to size; 18 inches is generally a good starting length. Make a loop at one end with round-nosed pliers. Transfer seed beads to wire, leaving 3 inches of wire unbeaded (to allow for sharp turns in the shape), and loop the wire at the other end.

3. Following template, shape the beaded wire. Cut off excess wire at one end, leaving about 1/2 to 3/4 inch exposed wire, and loop it with pliers. For two-piece letters, attach pieces with 30-gauge wire, as shown. Shape 20-gauge wire into a hook.







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Happy Holidays



This picture was taken last year.  My husband and I tried to get a nice holiday picture to share with friends and family... instead... This is what we got... (Star, on the right, shares my views on the holiday season)

So, Hope you all are having a wonderful holiday ... Although my husband is deployed, I am still content because we are with family.


We wish:
All who are hungry, find food.
All who are homeless, find shelter.
All who are alone, find love.
All who are cold, find warmth.
All who hurting, find relief.
And
All who are lost, find their way.

Blessings to all of you and your family...


With all our love this holiday season,

Lisa C. and Family




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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Ghosts in my machine

I've got gremlins invading my space....




Do you see what I have to put up with while I try and check my e-mail



(obsessive morning ritual, excitedly looking for an e-mail from hubby)



read a blog or two,



and maybe, just maybe blog....





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Crafty Countdown 2

Crafty Countdown
2 Days till Christmas
Doily Ornaments



Courtesy of Martha Stewart

Step 1

Download templates A and B here. Print onto card stock; cut out.

Step 2

Using template A, trace 3 circles with a disappearing-ink marker onto laminated linen or other sturdy, nonfraying fabric.

Step 3

Cut out 2 circles with fabric shears. Cut out remaining circle with scallop shears (or use straight-edged ones).

Step 4

Lay template B atop 1 smooth-edged circle. With disappearing-ink marker, mark dots on fabric where lines on template fall. Using a ruler and disappearing ink marker, connect opposite dots to re-create lines on template.


Step 5

Lay lined circle atop remaining smooth-edged circle; hand- or machine-stitch along lines with neutral-colored thread (we used blue to illustrate).

Step 6

At each sewn wedge, fold in edge of top layer; secure each fold with a pin inserted through both layers.

Step 7

Lay sewn circles atop scallop-edged circle. Along edge at midpoint of each wedge, tack middle layer to bottom layer. Tie off; trim thread. Remove pins; unfold top layer.

Step 8

With disappearing-ink marker, mark a dot at each wedge's midpoint along edge. Slip a threaded needle under and up around 1 dot (through top layer only). Repeat at next 5 dots in order (do not cut thread).

Step 9

Gently pull ends of thread, gathering top layer into center. Knot thread; trim. With twine, sew a loop to bottom layer, and knot to hang.





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Monday, December 22, 2008

Crafty Countdown 3



Crafty Countdown
3 Days till Christmas
Scarf Stocking




Courtesy of Martha Stewart

Make a bunch of cozy holiday stockings out of your old fringed scarves.

Scarf Stocking How-To

1. Use the template; assemble sewing supplies. Fold a 9-inch-wide (or wider) scarf in half end to end, wrong sides facing. Align top of template with beginning of fringe, pin in place, and cut through all layers, leaving fringe intact.

2. Remove template; pin pieces together around edges, then stitch around perimeter of stocking below cuff, leaving a 1/4-inch seam allowance (do not sew cuff edges). Cut notches at cuff, heel, toe, and ankle as on template; this will make seams lie smooth. Turn right side out; stitch along sides of cuff. Press cuff seams open; fold cuff over.



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Manic Monday #2


Have you ever played I never? Well Manic Monday is a Virtual version of I never...

What you have to do to play is:


I will pose a question beginning with I never....
If you've never done it .....
  1. Add yourself to Mr Linky, so others can come go visit.. (including me)
  2. Post your own question on your blog...
  3. Come back next Monday.
If you've done it....

  1. Add yourself to Mr. Linky, so others can come visit.. (including me)
  2. Post your own question on your bog.
  3. share your story in a comment
  4. come back next Monday




Here we go..'

I've never... been proposed to.








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