Well it is about time, but guess who has a date this weekend in Bradenton, Florida??? MEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Been a long time since I went out but gurl have I learned the VERY hard way it DOES PAY to be EXTREMELY choosey and take your time. Much rather be alone rest of my life than with what I have been through in the past.I know a LOT of you can relate. I will be visiting my sister and also getting to go out with my old flame from over 30 years ago!! Feel like we should be on TV or something.. "Guy and Girl old flames meet up after 34 years of having not seen each other!" LOL! We have chatted on phone a few times and write each other every day several times a day on FB. He is looking forward to meeting up also, got a date planned. Sandy and Todd will be coming here Thursday to get me and I will be visiting my BFF for a day and a half, then my brother Jimmy (my only bro!) will pick me up from her house Friday evening and take me on to Bradenton. So I am going to get a fun packed trip getting to see everyone I love and also go on a date with some one that I know is not a nightmare from hell(sorry about the language)! Woot Woot!! BUT, the great thing is that Gary, my son in law's (Michael) Navy buddy, (pictured above, Michael in back and Gary toward front in Afghanistan) will be house sitting for me. Check out the weapon lying next to him in top pick to left... hand on it and ready to go..LOL.. you never take your hand off your weapon with the choppers /BlackHawks coming in.... or hardly any other time over there! Gary and Michael were in the Navy (ground forces) together and did their tours of duty in Afghanistan twice and Africa together and he is also living with Celena and Michael.. Gary (and Michael) are trained in hand to hand combat and to kill with his bare hands as most military are especially when they are being deployed to hostile lands as they were ..., he will take good care of my animals and stay here so I don't have to worry. I have known Gary for a while, he is like family and always invited here for major holiday get togethers too. And the best thing, he owns a very ... let's say.. "Get the job done with ONE shot" weapon and will have it HERE with him! And he will not hesitate to use it if needed so I don't have to worry about my home being invaded while I am gone!!! One thing you don't do is mess with a young military dude with a super duty weapon that has served two tours in Afghanistan and trained to survive it! LOL! So I don't even feel sorry for anyone if they even think about trying to mess around here while I am gone! Not trying to sound cruel but just feels good to have the house protected by the U.S. Navy!! LOL!!! Not needing to worry about things while I am gone, gives me great peace of mind. Hope everyone has a very blessed week.. almost hump day then weekend! Got laundry and packing to do...Blessings to all.
Went for the dreaded infusion treatment today. Takes about 3 hours for mine, needle/catheter through top of hand..OUCH! Seems like it hurts worse every time I go anymore. Didn't feel too good afterwards so I came straight home.
Old cabinet, I worked on it a bit and made it into a re-purposed piece for the kitchen. Found a wire basket in the shed that fit perfectly into it. This table was a broken mess and I put it together as best I could, did some hammering, made a new leg for it, tore off old layers of veneer all around the sides , white washed it and put some old curtains I had, Rit tan dyed them and hung them around it with heavy jute rope.Very pleased with the way it turned out.
Another pic of it. I had went to this little flea market years ago and had actually made a slightly lower offer on the desk and the lady wouldn't accept my offer. Well several years later the market was abandoned, these two furniture pieces along with a green chest of drawers were left standing in the field after years of weather and elements getting to them so I asked the owners about them and they said "Take them, we were going to burn them!".. so I hauled them off for free after they held out for more money they didn't get several years earlier!!! LOL!! The pieces have been sitting in my shed for about 4 years now so when Michael and Chris came over and mowed last week they cleaned out and burned all the trash in that shed and I had them go ahead and drag the three pieces of furniture inside for me.They thought I was nuts! Figure there was no better time to go ahead and try to re purpose them after all these years. Saved from the burn pile once again!
This was an old dresser. Bottom drawer face was missing so I used it for quilt storage. White washed large areas of it also, made one new leg for it. The spindles on top once held a mirror which of course was missing so I cut and shaved the edges of a dowel rod to fit the old mirror holes, white washed the rod, put it between the spindles and hung this old American Flag on it. The other three drawers work fine now after I took them out and put them back together properly, they have the dove tail joints. I just love this piece!!!
Love the old spindles on top that once held a mirror. Better view of where I put the dowel rod in across the spindles and hung the Flag. I deliberately left it all weathered looking as I love that look, however I did white wash a lot of places on it. I put this piece in my living room, loving it in there, softens up the room.Shouldn't have any trouble finding things to fill the drawers! The quilts look great in the bottom space where the drawer was missing. I do have one more piece I saved that day also.. it is sitting on my back porch waiting to be made beautiful again LOL...It is an old green chest of drawers. Got to give some thought to what I am going to do to it to fix it up, how I want it to look, and what I will use it for. The pieces required tons of vacuuming them out, spraying with bug spray and scrubbing with bleach water b/f I could begin white washing, hammering, and transforming! But have been well worth it.
It is very wet and rainy. I have been sitting in the living room on the couch with my furry doggies and just listening to the rain fall and starring at my Christmas decorations. It is peaceful. Have the TV on mute and waiting for the College FootBall game to start. What a nice quiet, peaceful and beautiful December evening. Can't remember the last time I sat alone and just listened to the rain fall and not feel stressed or anything, just peaceful. Just a beautiful and unusual feeling December night.
A Christmas Tribute to Our Soldiers (Click on link below)
My Dog Lucy went home with my niece in New Jersey who fell in Love with Lucy when they visited over Thanksgiving holidays. She has a great home as you can see. What a sweet wonderful dog. So precious, everyone including my neighbors miss her so much.
Curly giving me Thank You Kisses and Hugs for the Cabbage I brought him today! LOL!
I just Love my Curly Boy! He's so precious.
Curly in Cabbage Heaven!
My tearful good bye to Lysha as she left for California
Teresa, Bob, Nessy, Jerry and Gabriel at the square
Lighting on The Square
We all went for the lighting Thanksgiving night. That's me with the hat on..LOL.
Group pic on T-day!
Table b/f dinner time.
I had found these beautiful paper plate & napkins at Hobby Lobby!
Group pic at Thanksgiving Dinner!
Gabriel licking bread bowl
Thank You Jesus!
My dear son in law, Michael.. (Celena's husband)...., arrived back in the states today to his home base in Port Hueneme California, he has been in Afganistn for the past 8 months. Michael will be here at my house in less than a week so he and Celena wil be spending ThanksGiving with me. We are very excited and so glad he is back in the homeland. It will be so hard for me when they leave to go back to California , I will miss them and especially my baby girl soo much. But glad for her that her hubby is home and she is happy!
NEW! Kandy Kane Mousey Christmas
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Kandy Kane Mousey Christmas
My beautiful Daughter Celena
Beautiful but sometimes LAZY! LOL!Oh well, gotta love her anyway and I do!
Culry gives me hugs and kisses every day
At least some one loves me!
Flowers from my dirt road
Used this old jar for a vase, nothing fancy here for sure!
13.5" Mini Santa Doll
13.5" Mini Santa Doll E-Pattern $3.25
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Simple Anne 29" Doll E-PATTERN, mailed pattern or finished doll (Use drop down box for options)
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Several people asked about printing the feedsack. This is an image from ewenmeprintables. I included the directions for printing onto fabric in the pattern. You can order pre cut freezer paper sheets to do this or just use wax paper from the local store. Iron the shiny side of freezer paper to dyed fabric, trace off a regualr size sheet of printer paper on back of freeser sheet, cut out to size of your piece of printer paper that you just traced (8.5x11), run through printer making sure it is free of strings hanging and flattened. Some printers are fussy about taking it, use one at a time, make sure you do this fabric side up or how ever your printer takes it so it will be ready to print on fabric side. All you are doing is giving the fabric enough body to go through your printer.
God Bless Our Troops. God Bless the USA!
I found this costume at Goodwill when I visited Sandy, got it for $3.00 for Dustin and he loved it! Couldn't get him to take it off for two whole days! LOL!
"The Nativity" Wreath E-Pattern $6.00
"The Nativity" e-pattern $6.00
Prim Fabric Nativity Family on a 14" grapevine wreath.
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Lyra, Lysha, Zoey, and me
Lots of Furry Love, and of course my big bag of Polyfil standing by the couch! LOL!
Michael is back in Afghanistan
My son in law Michael is now back in Afghanistan with the US Navy, ground forces. May we all continue to pray for all our troops. So many of us have loved ones over there. I pray for your loved ones and mine, they are all precious and we want them all home. I just can not imagine having to be over there.
Dustin and Lyra
Celena's Husky,Lyra, loves tug of war
Michael and Lyra
Michael and Celena's dog
Dustin and me
My little Grandson
Visiting Sandy Yesterday
Got to stop and see Sandy for most of the day yesterday, came on home late in the afternoon. We got to go to a new Thrift Shop and do a few things while I was there, had a great time. saw her new pattern doll models and they are wonderful!!! Her pics just do not do her items justice, they look amazing! I saw the new Annie with the frog, her new pattern, and it is great! Here is my grandson enjoying my box of stuffing, he loves the way it feels. Dustin sat in it the whole time he watched his favorite Disney show.
My Son In Law, Michael
Celena's hubby, he is in the Navy, going back to Afghanistan in April.May God watch over him, I love you Michael.
Celena Jem, My daughter
So proud of her and her hubby, Michael
Jerry Brent, US Air Force
My niece's husband,who is my sister Teresa's son in law, currently back in Afghanistan again, seems he and Michael go about the same time but with different branches of the military.
My Niece, Vanessa and her baby Gabriel. This is my sister's daughter and grandson.
Hubby Jerry is in the US Air Force and presently back in Afghanistan
Bob, Teresa, Celena Jem, and Dustin
My brother in law, a former Sherriff deputy in Everglades City, Florida, stands about 6 ft 4". Also pictured is my sister Teresa, my baby girl Celena and Dustin
Me and my sister, Teresa
Me and my Chocolate Meringue Pie
These are my favorite but I only make them once or twice a year.. don't need the calories!
New Colonial Blessings Pattern
This is a vaccum cover doll, can also sit or hang. Available on my website as pattern or finished. Click on picture of doll to go to my new website
Little Country Blessin's was changed to Little Country Blessings.
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Waiting for her Christmas Dinner...
And hoping it is something besides that gosh awful Gerber stuff!
My baby Girl, Celena Jem Garcia
I love you!
Mammy Vacuum Cover
another order finished. Click on picture to go to my website.
I am 54 years old, divorced and single. I believe in God, the power of prayer & hope.I have 2 daughters,Kelly my oldest has two beautiful children, Dustin 8 yrs old and Brianna almost 3. Next, My baby daughter, Celena Jem Garcia, 24 yrs old & married to Michael Garcia,they do not have children,are stationed in Port Hueneme,in Calif where he is in the Navy. He has served 2 tours in Afghanistan and one in Africa. Glad that is OVER! I have an older sister, Teresa & a Younger brother, Jimmy, both live in Bradenton,Florida where I am from. I have NO OTHER family except two nieces.I love FOOTBALL, Peyton Manning the Colts...I love crafting, primitives, antiques, quilt shops, prim magazines, My best friend Sandy,& I just Love Christmas especially done in an old fashion home made theme.