Verse of the day...

~ “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” ~ Isaiah 41:10

Monday, June 30, 2008

Mom's Comfortghan - PART VI

Yep.... more work done.... looks great... dont you think?!
I'm loving how its coming along!!!! So... I'm still thinking of bordering it in brown. Whatcha think? We do great work ladies!!! Dont you just love the different choices of patterns for the squares?

Big Thank You!!!
This little "Stitch Holder' wallet with 2 stitch holders already in it...was a gift from a few of sweet ladies for the squares I sent in for 'Hooking for a Cure' Now they totally did not have to do this ............but let me say I very much appeciate it!
Daisy... Danielle and Bonnie - Thank you very much!!!

These are strips I have put in a request for with a group of ladies to help me make a comfortghan for a young boy that is on one of my sons baseball teams that is going in for surgery mid July to have one of his kidneys removed. It apparently has never worked from birth but they are finding that he is growing ... its becoming a chance for illness. So they will just take it out and relieve that stress.
Sharon and Cindy... thank you for these strips.. they are a great help and exactly what I'm needing!!!

okay... back to work... you all have a Wonderful afternoon and Fabulous evening!
huge hugs.... lots of love... and bountiful blessings,

**Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak.
~ Mark 14:38**

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Say it with me.....................

Tammy is SPOILED!!!!
Some how... a couple months ago.... I lost our camera.............oh... how it hurts my heart still just saying that. Anyway......... with the boys playing baseball... I have either used ol' purple pic taker (first digital camera I ever owned that my daddy bought me)... or bought one time use cameras.
Tonight... my wonderful, sweet, giving, thoughtful, one of a kind hubby comes home with this new camera for me. Its better than the one I lost and will give me the chance to take awesome pics and videos of my boys games tomorrow.
I love that man!!!!!

Thank you sweetheart!! I love you!!! I love my new camera! I promise to do my best not to lose this one!!!

God Bless,

**Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you.
~ Psalm 9:10**

Mom's Comfortghan - PART V

Wow............... Look at us go........ coming along nice ... dont you think?
Now dont scold me to bad... I know I did a row out of order................. :)
Nice lookin' row though.... hehehheheeee
So.... as you all look upon this... what do you think we should border it in? I'm kinda thinking brown.... but hey... this is a group effort... so............ whatcha think?
Love you ladies from C'ville bunches for helping me with this.
God Bless,

**Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.
~ Proverbs 3:5**

Moving foward............

Okay...............time to pull it together and move forward. I have everything to be Thankful for and Nothing to worry about. God is in control and I need to get out of the drivers seat and let HIM Drive!!!!
So.... I have things I'm working on.. getting done and feeling good about! My family is safe and although not always happy with how things are going.... Blessed beyond their wildest dreams.

Mom's Comfortghan - PART III

This is all the squares I received along with a couple I made to create a Comfortghan for my mommy. I laid them out... and think this may be what I want it to look like.... um... maybe... hehehehee. Looks Awesome... doesn't it!!!! I love my C'ville friends!!!!!!!
Mom's Comfortghan - PART IV

This is one row put together............. Oh... I'm lovin' this! Its going to be the BEST comfortghan EVER!!!
Now... I have more done... but I'm not showing you yet... this is going to be piece by piece pictures.. I want you all to love this 'ghan going together as much as if you were putting it together yourself. Thank you my dear C'ville friends(family)

God Bless,

**Teach us to make the most of our time, so that we may grow in wisdom.
~ Psalm 90:12**

Monday, June 23, 2008

A note of Thanks...............

To Andrea from..She did a 'Blog Review' of my little blog! It was fun... exciting... and an honor!

She is such a sweetheart! Her blog itself is rather amazing... with all her crochet/knit creations and reviews of blogs.
Thank you Andrea for your lovely review of my blog!

God Bless,

**We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.
~ Romans 3:22**

Pulling it back together.............

Good morning............... Praise God for a new day... a new and refreshed outlook on life... and a new chance to live right for Him.
Please forgive my absence.... I seemed to have needed to have a personal little breakdown the last week or two. Nothing wrong with having the moments in life of breakdowns... just as long as you put your hand back out to God for help getting back up and not burying yourself with Satan.
I miss my daddy somethin' awful! Father's Day is the hardest. Something I wasn't expecting was that I would end up jealous of my husband this last week. His folks came to visit from Arizona... oh.. it was so nice to see them!!!!! The boys LOVED every minute of having them here. It was a Great visit.... but emotionally for me... it was apparently difficult. Watching my hubby get to hang out with his dad.... watching the boys play with their grandpa... was hard for me because I wanted my daddy to be here doing those things. Not sure if it was because I was still getting over Father's Day.... or if it was just that Ken had his dad and I didn't. I feel like such a heal.... being jealous of such a thing.
Well.. anyway... I'm getting through it... I'm looking to God for comfort and guidance!


Tons of Baseball games going on around here.... the three of the boys are keeping us busying running to one game or another. Tonight we have a game for Michael... tomorrow for Patrick... Wednesday for David... Thursday for Patrick... and Friday/Saturday/Sunday we have State Tournament games for Patrick. *Whew*
Would I have it any other way? NOPE!!! I love every minute of watching my boys play and have fun!
Well... I have to admit... I didn't get alot of crochet or knit time in this last week. Had a week full of fun with Ken's folks. Nerf dart gun wars all through the house... OMGosh how funny...... Movie day (Kungfo Panda) ..... and an all day trip to the Zoo. Now don't forget there were baseball games all in between this .... hehheeheee
So this week.... its back to being serious. I have projects than 'Have' to get done and others that I would like to finish and tuck away. So... tonight at the game... in between cheering on the team... I'll be crocheting like a crazy person. ** I know... I'm a crazy person without the crocheting** hehheeheeee

God bless you all..........
have a Wonderful day and Fabulous week!

**How heavy is a glass of water? That depends on how long you have to carry it. A minute is no problem, and after an hour your arm might ache. But after 24 hours you'll probably be in bad shape! In each instance the glass weighs exactly the same, but the longer you carry it the heavier it feels. It's the same with a grudge - it can get so heavy it stops you from living.

People will hurt you; that's the reality of sharing this planet with others. Sometimes it's intentional, other times they've no idea they've upset you, far less broken your heart. Does that mean you should go around pretending nothing's wrong? No, the first step is to confront your feelings. And when the hurt is deep, it's even harder to forgive. That's when you need to pray. The Bible says, "Pray for those who mistreat you" (Luke 6:28). When you do that something unexpected happens; your heart softens and you start seeing them through God's eyes instead of your raw emotions. Jesus said, "If you have anything against someone, forgive - only then will your Heavenly Father… wipe your slate clean" (Mark 11:25). When you sow un forgiveness you reap un forgiveness - even from God!**

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Happy Father's Day???

Three years ago... on Father's Day... My daddy was called home to be with the Lord. Anyone that knew my daddy was beyond blessed! He was a 'one of a kind' man!!! I miss you daddy! So Very Much! I love you with all my heart! The first man I ever loved! My hero! many images come to mind whenever I speak your name;
It seems without you in my life things have never been the same.
What happened to those lazy days when I was just a child;
When my life was consumed in you in your love, and in your smile.
What happened to all those times when I always looked to you;
No matter what happened in my life you could make my gray skies blue.
Memories of the days of all the fish we caught... and the things we would build,
and dont forget those late night talks with a snack of bananas and milk.
Daddy, some days I hear your voice and turn to see your face;
Yet in my seems the sound has been erased.
Daddy, who will I turn to for answers when life does not make sense;
Who will be there to hold me close when the pieces just don't fit.
Oh, Daddy, if I could turn back time and once more hear your voice;
I'd tell you that out of all the daddys you would still be my choice.
Oh how I would love to hug you tight just one more time;
But I'm reminded I will in Heaven someday with every ring of your chimes.
Please always know I love you and no one can take your place;
Years may come and go but your memory will never be erased.
Today, Jesus, as You are listening in your home above;
Would you go and find my daddy and give him all my love?!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Thankful Thursday...........

Praise God for such a wonderful new day! After the viscous storms of last night... the sun is out shining today. I have spent time in thought and prayer for families of Boy Scouts that were caught right the middle of a destructive tornado last night.... while out at their Boy Scout Camp in Iowa ... where 4 Scouts lost their lives and many others were hurt! God be with those families today.......... through their pain... so them the light!
Makes it easy for me to reflect and be thankful today! Thankful that my babies are all safe.
Even with Michael dealing with yet another relapse right now from the Nephrotic.... I can still find the good. My little man is home safe where he can be loved on by his family. He's not in the hospital hooked to machines and in pain! God certainly did not MAKE Michael sick... but He has allowed Michael and the rest of us to deal with this in order to learn something... teach others... and our faith to grow and stay strong!
Anyway... I'm thankful for my family... for the beautiful new day....for my gifts and talents... and for God giving His Son for us to find our way back to Him!

Thought I would share a few things too... been keeping busy with my crocheting in between the boys.... and getting things ready for my in-laws to come visit next week. Oh the fun we are going to have. I miss them. Haven't seen them in years... *sigh*

This is a Charity Square made for a very sweet lady that is making a comfortghan for someone.

These are a couple more charity square going to that same lady... as she is making afghans for elderly in a nursing home.
These are called 'book thongs' I made a few to have on hand for little gifts when mailing things out.
This is the beginnings of a Round 'Jacobs Ladder' blanket. Looks pretty weird right now... but wait.............. its going to be so neat when I'm done.
and lastly.. this is a little 2"x2" heart I made. There was a neat lady that was needing help with pattern instructions for this heart.... so I thought I would try the pattern out in order to help her... and was rather happy with how it came out... so I'll keep this to use on something. Maybe a little sweater ... or a beanie... or or or.... hehheheeheee
Okay... hate to run... I know its been days since I last blogged.... but my boys sure keep me busy with Baseball games. And YUP... we have one to get to. So... I'm off and having fun watching Patrick pitch tonight.
You all have a GREAT evening and better tomorrow!
Be thankful ..... its easy if you really try.... especially if you look to God.
hugs and blessings

**Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and heal their land.
~ 2 Chronicles 7:14**

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Gettin' things done.......

Praise God and Good evening..............*whew* what a busy week. Baseball games... crocheting... and generally tending to the family. I love being busy.. just means God has much for me to do... and many things to accomplish!
Last month I posted a Challenge .... I received a few notes of interest ... So I'm off and running with my work. This is #1 of the 21 I need to have done. Thank you Netta!!!!
I'm just a few rows from being done with #2. I have colors already bought for about 5 more right now.

This is a small hand bag I made myself. Its done in the colors of my boys Baseball team colors.
You cant see the pattern real well.. but it has rows of fpdc to give it a raised pattern. It came out really neat and its darn handy. Already used it! :) Perfect for my keys... money for the concession stand.... Kleenex... ball of yarn ... hook... and hair bands for making scrunchies. Even room for a baggie of snacks.

Well... off to get a few more rows onto something ... and couple of things settled before bed time.
We have a busy weekend ahead. Lots of Baseball games! Two little ones each have games Saturday morning in two different places. And the older one has Tournaments the whole weekend off in a town about 3 hrs away. We'll be driving all over the place... :)
What a blessing to be able to do that though!!!!

Have a great night... sleep well.
hugs.. love and blessings to all,

**As soon as I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me strength.
~ Psalm 138:3**

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Tank Top turned Tote Bag....

This is a nice large Tote Bag I made from a tank top and yarn.
I needed a bag to hold the blanket I'm making myself to cover up at Football games this Fall.
I bought this tank top at a local store for $3.00................. added some RedHeart yellow yarn to close the bottom and add soft handles over the straps. Really easy... really quick... and quite useful.

the bottom
Well... off to a base ball game here shortly. I will be taking some small projects with me. Its tough to watch the game and crochet. I have a real problem sitting still at my boys games.... I'm up and cheering and screaming... hehehehe... I know.. cant imagine huh?!

Have a Great evening.
God Bless,

**...I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ.
~ Philippians 3:9**