Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Day.

Christmas Day each year seems to be a bigger blessing then the last. Of course on Christmas day we woke up (I as usually got up a bit earlier to take a shower) and gathered together to open presents.
 I was blessed with a hairdryer with diffuser attachment, several pairs of earrings and a necklace, Up a Pixar Film, Running shoes (which I picked out), a family game called Qwirkle, a pedometer, Cash, special hair towel wrap and a silk pillow case for my curly hair, and lastly the PED-Basic Embroidery attachment!! I was very excited about the last gift (and the others of course) because I can now download new embroidery patterns and load them onto my sewing machine! I have already tested it out and I'm very excited about it all.
Next we worked on making a delicious breakfast and later lunch.We then spent the day playing games and trying out the new "toys".
That evening we finished up our Adornaments, The names of Christ. We do this every year, one of my favorite family traditions.
I hope you all had a blessed Christmas Day!


Friday, December 11, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Cake Balls

A few days ago, for a woman's tea, I made mini cake balls for the first time!! They where lots of fun and yummy, although not as yummy as peanut butter balls. I used the recipe off Bakerella. The original recipe was supposed to make 40ish, I believe, but I ended up with 124! Take a peek at Bakerellas site, she has many great recipes and tips!








Monday, November 9, 2009

Most Beautiful Blog-Award


Callie has awarded me "The Most Beautiful Blog Award"
Thank you Callie!

NOTE: I have decide that I will, probably, not be posting anymore Reformation Dress pictures. Its taking to a lot of time, and I have not made it very far. I may endup post 3-4 eventually though.

Thursday, November 5, 2009



Yes I know its only one picture and you can't even really see the dress because I'm spinning! But I'm still in the process of editing all the pictures. Thus this will have to suffice for now.


-Photo by Allison

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

What a little 'Yes' can do...

So a friend, Caleb, calle.. er e-mailed me up Wednesday afternoon asking if I would be willing to make ONE maybe TWO hats for Reformation Sunday. Little did I know what would happen next... Later Caleb stopped by and dropped of the material and pattern. I immediately got to work. Later I told him I would be able to do both hat, and knowing him he was very happy!

Then guess what?

My sister and I came up with this great idea! The elders needed hats! Unfortunately I told Allison that I only had enough fabric left for 1 or 2 more hats, but that would have to do, and it did. So Pastor Head, the narrator for the Reformation play, got a hat and dad got a hat! Perfect! And so about this time you would think I've gotten really good at making hats right?

Now to continue... Mrs. Head, who was sewing Luke's costume wasn't feeling great and needed some help. Thus after a time I found out that I would be sewing a clergy robe.

Now lets review I made 4 hats, am now sewing a clergy robe and it was Thursday afternoon! When I received the fabric and pattern everything was neatly cut, labeled and marked. I quickly finished the last few things on that hats and got to work on the robe. Fortunately it didn't take long and I had it done, except sewing on the snaps, by that night.

My Mom loved the hats so much that she wanted me to make my little brother, Seth, to go with his costume. (which is really just a robey thingy) I said I would gladly agree but first I needed fabric. So they got me fabric. After cutting out Seth's hat I had enough fabric left for two more hats. Which was great! The only problem was that it was Friday night I needed to make 3 hats, and finish my own dress!

I had planned on going to a conference Saturday afternoon. That was quickly changed. Instead I would stay home and sew 3 hats, my own dress, make pizza for dinner, and help my mom watch my little brothers. It should work, and it did! I'm very glad I did it! It was fun and an enjoyable week!

As one more review, From Wednesday afternoon-Saturday afternoon I made 7 hats, finished a clergy robe, did the last minute details on my own reformation dress, and made a stuffed decorative pumpkin for my mom. (did I forget to mention that?) I would call that a productive week, wouldn't you?


Friday, October 30, 2009

For people who know Star Wars

If you do not know Star Wars then you will most likely not get this. :) I did it serveral times and this was the funniest. Enjoy!

1. Qui-Gon
2. Luke Skywalker
3. Obi-wan Kenobi
4. Anakin Skywalker
5. Mace Windu
6. Jar Jar Binks
7. Zam Wesell
8. Darth Maul
9. Leia Organa
10. Yoda
11. Han Solo
12. Jango Fett

1. Who would make a better college prof, 6 or 11?
(Jar Jar or Han) Definatly Han. The ability to speak doesn't make you intelligent.

2. Do you think 2 is cool? How cool? (Question changed)
(Luke) Totally cool! But not as cool at Mace because he doesn't have a purple light saber.

3. 12 sends 8 out on a mission. What is it? Does it succeed?
(Jango Fett sends Darth Maul) Darth Maul finds Jango as his new master, Jango immediately sends him off to kill Jar Jar who, with his increadible skills, easily, although not exactly meaning to, defeats Darth Maul sending him cowarly home to his master Jango. Then Jango throws a fit.

4. What is or would be 9's favorite book?
(Leia Organa) 101 Ways to use Duct tape or course!

5. Would it make more sense for 2 to swear fealty to 6, or the other way around?
(Luke or Jar Jar) Luke. Definatly.

6. For some reason, 5 is looking for a roommate. Should (s)he share a studio apartment with 9 or 10?
(Mace Windu: Han or Yoda) Yoda or course. I mean Han and Mace are already in differne centeries and of course Han, who only listens to himself, would drive Mace crazy, but seeing he is a Jedi he is not given to agner, causing him to look for a new roomate. Then he would pick Yoda so to save himself a step he'd pick Yoda.

7. 2, 7, and 12 have dinner together. Where do they go, and what do they discuss?
(Luke, Zam, and Jango) Zam, Jango and Luke head back to the Club where Zam was shot to reenact the seen that happened between Jango, Zam, Anakin and Obi-Wan.

8. 3 challenges 10 to a duel. What happens?
(Obi-wan challenges Yoda (YIKES!)) Well Obi-wan will really regret this. Of course Yoda wins.

9. If 1 stole 8's most precious possession, how would she/he get it back?
(Qui-Gon steals Darth Mauls) Wow. I feel so sorry for Qui-Gon! He already died once! Boy is Darth Maul going to through a fit.

10. Suggest a title for a story in which 7 and 12 both attain what they most desire.
(Zam and Jango) Bye Bye world.

11. What kind of plot device would you use if you wanted 4 and 1 to work together?
(Qui-Gon and Anakin Skywalker) Oh that shouldn't be to bad. I mean Obi-Wan was under Qui-Gon and Anakin was under Obi-wan. So Qui-gon leads the mission er.. what ever it is. :)

12. If 7 visited you for the weekend, how would you get along?
(Zam) Great of course!

13. If you could command 3 to perform any one task or service for you, what would it be?
(Obi-wan) Wow. no idea. Proabably something with his Light saber.

14. Does anyone on your friends list write or draw 11?
(Han Solo) Yea. *simles*

15. If 2 had to choose sides between 4 and 5, which would it be?
(Luke Skywalker had to choose Anakin Skywalker or Mace Windu) Deffinatly Anakin. Father and Son er Son and Father!

16. What might 10 shout while charging into battle?
(Han Solo) AAAAHHHHH!!!!!!

17. If you chose a song to represent 8, which song would you choose?
(Darth Maul) Battle of the Heros

18. 1, 6, and 12 are having dim sum at a Chinese restaurant. There is only one scallion pancake left, and they all reach for it at the same time. Who gets to eat it?
(Qui-Gon, Jar Jar Binks and Jango) Qui-Gon, hes got the light saber. 

19. What might be a good pick-up line for 2 to use on 10?
(Luke Skywalker to use on Yoda) Idk Maybe "The FORCE is with you"

20. What would 5 most likely be arrested for?
(Mace Windu) Mace arrested! You got to be kidding me! Probably for being to cool with his totatly awesome purple lightsaber.

21. What is 6's secret?
(Jar Jar Binks) Hes in love with a squirl.

22. If 11 and 9 were racing to a destination, who would get there first?
(Han Solo and Leia Organa) Well Han Solo, with his Melinium Falcon could easily arrive first but due to his sense he resist because then Leia might not marry him.

23. If you had to walk home through a bad neighborhood late at night, would you feel safer in the company of 7 or 8?
(Zam or Darth Maul) Deffinatly Zam.

24. 1 and 9 reluctantly team up to save the world from the threat posed by 4's sinister secret organization. 11 volunteers to help them, but it is later discovered that s/he is actually a spy for 4. Meanwhile, 4 has kidnapped 12 in an attempt to force their surrender. Following the wiseadvice of 5, they seek out 3, who gives them what they need to complete their quest. What title would you give this fic?

Qui-Gon and Leia Orgona reluctantly team up to save the world from the threat posed by Anakin Skywalker sinister secret organization. Han Solo volunteers to help them, but it is later discovered that s/he is actually a spy for Anakin. Meanwhile, Anakin has kidnapped Jango in an attempt to force their surrender. Following the wise advice of Mace Windu, they seek out Obi-Wan, who gives them what they need to complete their quest. What title would you give this fic?

I can't believe Hans would turn like that! Name; Totally awesome book In which Han Solo turns! or Star Wars Episode VII:The Wrath of a Certain Person I Cannot Name


Monday, October 26, 2009

The Business of Life...

Life has been a whirlwind of activities for that past few weeks, and it will not stop, as least for me, 'til next year! Currently I do not have time to write on a topic of liking, thus I will resort to, hopefully, a short summary of happenings. Last week consisted of a trip to the Zoo, a dash of work on my Renaissance dress (which I will have pictures of next week), preparing and teaching a sewing lesson, much decluttering for the Garage sale we exhibited Friday and Saturday, and an invitation, which of course we happily accepted, to dinner

graciously hosted by a family in our church. I hope I did not miss anything, the whirlwind of activities has gotten me all mixed up. Sunday's are by far the most enjoyable yet the most exhausting days of the week. Sunday was full of fun and started with a sermon from Romans 8:12-13 followed by a delicious lunch where I was able to visit with a young lady in our church. As soon as the kids and young adults finished lunch we quickly changed and walked outside to play soccer. We all enjoyed for an hour or more. Unfortunately we had to leave and after a quick stop at home headed to a Sunday night bible study.

The upcoming weeks will be just as full! Tomorrow I will be doing last minute details on my Reformation dress, along with school and other everyday chores. Wednesday my sister Allison is holding a 'Photo shoot' with me in my completed dress. Friday again is another sewing class, Friday-Saturday my family will be attending a conference, and Sunday is our Reformation Sunday, which I will go into more detail in a future post. I could go on, but seeing my 'summary' is getting lengthy I will cease my ramblings for now.

May you all have a blessed day!


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Making Bread

This is the first batch I've made with the Bosch Mixer we just recently got! With this batch I made 4 loafs of bread and 2 batches of Cinnamon rolls.






Photo courtesy Of Allison.


Saturday, October 10, 2009


Here is a backyard photo shoot thingy. :)

More Grass...
Can't you tell I love grass?!
Ooo! Grass with blurry leaf!

*cough* *cough*
*signs* When will he learn...
Yes this is Dakota's foot... Lets just say I felt creative!
Blurry.. bright.. oh well.


More creativity? 

I edited all the photos using gimp.


Wednesday, October 7, 2009



Sunday, October 4, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Well I guess you can say "sewing season" is here! I'll be hitting Christmas presents, fall and winter skirts and dresses, and a few other things. Thus I'll have a lot of pictures in the upcoming weeks, but I'll try to sit down and write a post or two as well. In the meantime here are some notebooks I made a week or so ago. I'm in the process of making more.





I'm so sorry this one is so blurry!