Friday, December 3, 2010

Cabin sweet Cabin! ;-)

Our little cabin after the recent snow and as you can see more is coming down. I love winter! :-)

Anything is edible when you're a baby....

.........Even shoes! :-)

These are his little "work" boots that sort've match daddy's! :-)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Wedding happened........

......exactly one year ago wedding in fact. It has been one of the most amazing years of my life! When we got engaged, I knew I was marrying a wonderful man but the more I learn about him, the more amazed I am at just how wonderful and amazing he is. And now we have a little boy who is a joy to both of us. His laughs and smiles are adorable and when he coos and gurgles, I melt. :-) And I think he is going to be just like his father when he grows up, wise and wonderful and all around amazing. What more could a woman ask for in life? To be a wife and mother is one of the best occupations in this world and I couldn't imagine life being better.

This post is random I admit but I'm feeling very thankful and especially happy right now and I like to share about the blessings God has given me with others. :-)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

For the cabin...

...curtains for the windows. I actually sewed these up before Roy was born and I'm only now getting around to posting pictures. For many months...lets just say a really long time, Jay had been asking me to get curtains for the windows in our little cabin because he didn't want me being home alone and just anybody being able to walk up and look in the window. I kept trying and trying to get them cut out and sewn up but something always came up, I'd plan a day to work on them and I wouldn't feel well or I needed to clean the very messy house (its amazing how dirty such a small place can get in such a little amount of time.) and curtains were down lower on the list than dishes and so on and so forth. Anyways...finally I just made time and after scrubbing the cabin floor I laid out the fabric and carefully measured out sections and they came out too short for the windows, after debating it and trying many different things, I finally tried doing ruffles along the bottom and I think they turned out very nicely. No pattern was used, just lots of measuring and careful sewing! :-) (It took me over an hour which was a little depressing since curtains are such a simple thing one would think.;-) are pictures:
With the curtains shut. Now I just need tiebacks which I have yet to make, they are going to be leather braids. :-)
I love the view! After its snowed the mountains look especially beautiful!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Why I love my husband so much.....

Caution. Sappy post! :-)

It was not long after we’d found out I was pregnant and the morning sickness was still really bad, Jay had gone to work that day really early and I was home in bed, feeling sick and rather miserable. When I talked to Jay on the phone he said he would try to get off work early and come home and fix me something that hopefully I would be able to eat, which even though it didn’t sound very good, I still was touched that he was willing to try since my eating habits had been so odd I’m sure he had wondered about my sanity a couple times. I mean, who eats microwave popcorn four to six times a day or pears for breakfast, brunch, lunch, tea time, dinner and bedtime snack? Or canned chili for endless meals? Apparently a pregnant lady with serious cravings does. ;-) Anyways, to get back to what this story is all about, my husband could tell when talking to me on the phone that I needed some cheering up, serious cheering up. So when he came home he had a surprise for me, a little jewelry box with a gold necklace with hearts and leaves in the delicate chain. Now, my husband is not a jewelry type of person so for him to go to the jewelry store and pick something out for me made his gift all the more precious and all the more thoughtful since he knew it was something I’d like and I enjoy wearing it even more because of it. So, dear readers that is only one of the many reasons I love my Man so much. His thoughtfulness is amazing and I still wonder what I did to deserve such a guy!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A fun, but simple project!

A Lampshade!!! I'd been searching for the perfect lampshade to go with a lamp I'd bought at a thrift store but hadn't been able to find one I liked. Finally I decided that if I couldn't buy one, I'd make one and I bought the frame at our local JoAnn's along with a yard of moss colored burlap. The shade was sticky so it was incredibly easy to cover and then I hot glued the edges down. I think it goes very well with the decor in our little cabin and its green which makes it all the better. Now I'm thinking about covering a bigger shade with burlap for another lamp I have but don't quite care for the style of shade.....someday I might tackle it but for now it'll stay the same I'm afraid.

I know this isn't the most grand project but I was so excited about the way it turned out I just had to share. Oh and the basket next to the lamp was made many years ago by my husband. Yep, he's very talented in many things! :-)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I've several projects planned for this weekend/coming week and I'll try to post pictures, hopefully! But since we've only got a dial-up Internet connection we'll see how it works, otherwise I'll have to wait 'till next time we visit my brother and sister-in-law and use their Internet which is much faster to say the least.

Projects in the works:
Covering a lampshade
Crocheted baby blanket

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Here are pictures of two babies....One is Baby Roy and the other is Jay when he was a baby. Don't they look incredibly alike?

Well, you know they say, "Like father, like son!" :-D

Sunday, September 5, 2010


My favorite Little Man - Roy

I know I'm terribly prejudiced but I think he's adorable! ;-)

Update that I *should've* posted months ago!

   Hello! I know most of my readers have probably given up on ever seeing a post on here again but I promise I have many good excuses for why I haven't done anything with this blog for a long time (one of them being no internet service 'till recently)... and one of them being I got married 10 months ago! :-D Just a quick husband Jay, is wonderful and I love being married!!! Last year we started courting in July and married in November with the blessing of our parents and since then I've been incredibly busy setting up house and preparing for the birth of our baby boy that was born 2 1/2 weeks ago. Little Roy is absolutely adorable and I love, love being a mother! Being a wife and mother comes with many changes but the joys and blessings are so incredible that I sometimes wonder if I deserve it all. :-)

   I'm hoping to start updating this blog again regularly and I've big plans for many sewing and craft projects in the near future so be patient with me as I adjust to blogging again and learning all over again the blogging world.

   So, if I still have any is my long overdue update and I hope to "talk" to ya'll again soon! ;-)