Friday, September 28, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday Rye!

My Labrador, Rye is one years old today!!
I love this pup!!

I Won't Go Back

I just heard this song for the first time today.  It is such a great song!

"I won't go back, can't go back, to the way I used to be.....before your presences changed me." 
"My past......is over......"

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Sometimes I forget how far God has brought me......but this song.....Oh, I am so blessed.  When God does something for me, I don't want to go back.  You can't allow yourself to go back to your shame, guilt, sins, and fears.  

My distress is gone.......My fears are gone.....bitterness is gone......hurt is gone.......The past is behind me!  God has cared enough to do a work in my life, and now it is my job not to go back.  Not to digress and mess up all that God has done!

Thank you Lord for your presence and new beginnings!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Darling Bumble Bees: EASY Pre-smocked Skirt

I went to Walmart a few months back and found this really cute pre-smocked material.  I love the colors of the material and the cute polka dots and  bumble bees.  

This material is perfect for a beginner sewer. If you can sew a straight seam, you can make this skirt.  And the elastic waist band will be already done, so all you need to do is make a hem.

Here I have already sewn the side seam.  As you can see, the waist band is already done!

Next, I zig zagged the raw edges.  I like a more finished look, with no fraying.  After the hem, you could be done, but I wanted a little more cuteness.

The bottom of the material was black and white polka dots.  I decided to try my hand at an applique.  I found a bee cut out online and cut out a bee applique for the skirt.

First, I ironed on  Heat n Bond to the polka dot material.  Then I cut out the bee applique.

Then you iron on the applique to your skirt.  After that,  I went over the edges with my sewing machine.

Every little girl likes sparkles! 
I sparkled some of the bees and polka dots with glitter paint.

I also put black ric rac around the hem.
For the eye, I just stitched and hot glued a black bead.

Darling Bumble Bee Skirt

Now wasn't that easy? A basic, pre-smocked skirt!
You can do it!!

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fitbit Update

Things are looking good to meet my goal of 1, 000,000 steps by the end of the year........

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Happy 65th Birthday!!

Happy Birthday to my Mother in Love!

Mom and her Great Grand Baby

She is one of the most Godly woman I know.......we are blessed to call her Mom.
Happy Birthday Mom!

Through the trials of our family.....the loss of Dad......

Mom....she is one remarkable lady!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Photo Challenge Sept 21-Sometimes

Sometimes we go to Chuck E Cheese. Especially when we have a special girl with us!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

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