Monday, May 31, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
P.S. The giveaway post will be up on Monday.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
There are no words to describe the day that I've had. The phone rang and woke me up this morning...it was my mama with bad news, a 56 year old father in Ben's extended family died of a heart attack. A couple of hours later we got word that a childhood friend had her full term baby last night and he died soon after...they don't know why. My heart just aches...these families are in so much pain and there is nothing I can do to help but pray, send a meal, say a few words that probably won't make them feel any better. My heart is so heavy tonight. Will you help me pray for these dear grieving families? Thank you friends.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
That's what I feel like singing right now! Dawn and I have been on the phone about fifteen times a day for the last week just counting down the days (and starting today, the hours!) until we leave! We are really going to Quilt Market! And believe it or not, I'm almost ready to walk out the door and I don't leave until Thursday morning. Yep, my bags are packed, my stuff is all laid out, and my "right before I leave" list is made. I'M READY!!!
Now I just need to pray that I don't get lost. Ben is worried. LOL! And he probably has several good reasons too, bless his heart. I'm a bit of a free spirit like that. I never know my way, and I do tend to stop and look at the flowers (maybe a little to much), and I get lost, A LOT. Then there's the fact that I've only flown on a plane one other time in my whole life when I was 18. I flew home from Chicago once with a friend. I still remember vividly calling my Dad at 2am from a pay phone in down town Chicago saying "Daddy...I missed the train. I'm stuck in a creepy train station with two other girls. And a homeless guy. Don't tell Mom because I know she will freak, but I wanted you to know where I was just in case." Wanna know how I missed the train? We lost track of time, and then got lost and went to the wrong station. I told Dawn that she would have to keep up with me like a toddler and she said that she would bring her leash! LOL! I didn't tell her about the Chicago thing. I thought I would sneak that one in on her when it was too late to back out.
I wish I could take all of you with me! But since I can't I plan to post on Facebook a good bit. I also plan to take lots of pictures. The whole time I'm there I will be collecting little stories to tell you when I get back! xo, Sam
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
"My favorite mama moment is also my most embarrassing moment when my 2 year old son decided to moon the church congregation on Easter Sunday. :-)"
"I have to say the favourite mother moments are deeper & more appreciated as my 4 get older. I'm finding my eldest, 11, has her moments of moodiness but it's when we're out alone together or just at home, when she holds my hand & just says a completely unexpected "i love you" or asks me something meaningful & really wants my advice. I can assure you, life just gets better & better, love Posie "
"It warms my heart to see my children make right choices. It makes me feel like I am doing my job well."
"My favorite mom moment is my mother telling me my birth story in the middle of the night on a cross-country Greyhound trip. She is amazing!"
"I don't know if I can pin down only ONE favourite Mama moment but I remember the first time my oldest daughter was sitting in church with me and we were singing a song that she knew and she was belting it out. We were singing together in church! It was so beautiful."
Email me your address (if you want the printed versions) or just email me and say that you want PDF and I will get them to you as soon as they are finished!!
I hope to be back tomorrow with a cute story and ready for pre-orders (I better get back to work!!)
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
While Ben and the kids were down at the garden planting yesterday I walked down to take a few pictures. I'm always surprised at how fast things can change in the spring and summer from week to week. This is the old road that goes down to the garden but it looks so much different than it did a few weeks ago.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
The last couple of weeks have been so busy, wonderful, and exhausting that when I got home from the fabric shop yesterday I just collapsed. I slept like a baby for almost three hours, then slept good again last night, and this morning I feel like a new woman! The plan for today is to get my house cleaned up (it's worse than it's been in a long time after all of this running around) and then do some sewing. I'm making the girls new Miss Olivia Paige and Miss Claire outfits so that I can get some good pictures for the cover this week. I have had a blast for the last couple of weeks but I have to say, I am looking forward to sitting down in front of my sewing machine in a clean house. When my house is clean and I get to sew it just seems like all is right in the world. Ben and the kids are down at the garden working today, I think I may slip down there and take a few pictures. It feels good for life to be normal again but I know it's not going to last long! Dawn called this morning to remind me that we have two weeks and two days before we board planes headed to Quilt Market! Really? The last time I looked it was still two months away! Tonight I'm going to sit down and make a list of things to take and get done before then so that nothing else takes me by surprise. I miss you guys! I'm so behind on my blog reading and email (oh yeah, that's another thing I need to tackle today). What have you all been up to?
P.S. Stay tuned, I'm planning a giveaway soon!