Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Just Checking In...

Hello my friends! 
I hope every one of you are having a wonderful week!

I've had a rough couple of weeks here...we thought we were going to lose our baby scruppy to Parvo. To answer any thoughts otherwise, yes, she had been vaccinated but sometimes the vaccines just aren't enough and this was one of those times. It started out mild enough and when we realized on the 3rd day that it wasn't just a run-of-the-meal tummy virus we took her to the vet and after diagnosing her he wasn't too worried because she was still well hydrated so he sent her home with medications but by the next morning she had to be hospitalized in critical care.  I can't express how scared I was or how much my heart was breaking at the thought of losing her! She really is my baby.  This house was so empty and lifeless and the whole family was so out of sorts without her here. Thankfully, God does answer prayers and Chloe is now home and perking up more and more every day...YaY! I do have to insert here that only 20% of dogs with Parvo survive if they aren't treated by a vet compared to 80% that survive when treated. PLEASE, if your dog contracts Parvo, I urge you to take him/her to the vet. Do not just "wait it out" at home. Also, the only thing that will kill the virus in your home is bleach. A 30:1 solution of water and bleach is what's needed. Take care of your babies!

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
1 John 5:14

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Every Inchie Monday- Rythm ...and some inchie catch up

Word of the Week: Rhythm

Those who have been following me for a while know that I started participating in Every Inchie Monday at the beginning of the year, but when Mom went into the hospital and ultimately passed away in January I got behind on my inchies but I've finally got caught up!
Let me share those with you....

January 31: Mirthful

February 7: Electrifying

February 14: Fishy

February 21: Cosmic

February 28: Frolic

March 7: Dance

And finally....
March 14: Endless

Thank you so much my friends for letting me share with you!
Great big hugs!!!
Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. 
James 1:12

Friday, March 18, 2011

Embroidery and Art Journaling

Hello friends!
I hope that everyone has had a wonderful week in spite of the recent events that have been going on in Japan. 
My heart breaks for all who have been...and are continuing to be...affected by it all. Sometimes things happen that just seam so you are watching a movie....but your not and it is very real. Sadly, this is one of those times.

Ironically, over at the Hand Embroidery Network community, the theme for the March embroidered ATC swap was "Waves" be interpreted however one wanted to (a person waving, ocean waves, a flag waving in the wind, etc). Here's my interpretation....

Here's the one that I received from one Ms Elizabeth Peters....

And finally, here are Wednesday and Thursday's journal pages....

Thank you so much my friends, for letting me share with you.
I love you guys!

My mouth is filled with your praise, declaring your splendor all day long.
-- Psalm 71:8

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Crochet Baby Dress and Diaper Cover

Hello friends!
I hope you are all having a great week.
I've been preparing for the baby shower for the daughter of an old friend that's coming up this weekend and look at this cute little dress I whipped up....
The pattern is the Going Home Dress by Laura Hooker and it was such a sweet and easy little dress to work up. The only modification I made was to chain only 2 instead 3 at the end of the rows down the skirt.

To go with it, I made this cute little diaper cover
...from the free Baby Girl Sleeper Set by Abigail Goss.
Another quick and easy pattern to work up!
No modifications for this one. 

I'll close today with Tuesday's journal pages....
(click on image to see the full size)

Have a wonderful and blessed rest of your week my friends!
I love ya's!!!
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28

Monday, March 14, 2011

My Life Art Journaled: Pages for March 12 & 13

Here's what's in the little pocket I made...
I got this in a mailing from Joyce Meyer and I wanted to put it where I could be reminded of its message from time to time. Since I go back and look through my journals from time to time I thought this was a great place!

I'm working on a couple of crochet projects for an upcoming baby shower so I'll be able to post my results, the links to and my thoughts on the patterns soon!

Have a wonderfully blessed week my friends.
I love ya's!!!
He [Jesus] is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
-- Colossians 1:17

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Karen's Cakes

I just seen my sister Karen's most recent cake creation and it is so breathtaking I just had to share!
I mean look at the perfect detail here...
...keep in mind, this is icing (or gumpaste) y'all....not store-bought pretties!
How gorgeous is this???
And here's a pic of the whole cake....

Do I have the most amazingly talented sister or what!?!?

Ok, my intention wasn't to make this an advertisement, I really just wanted to share her amazingness, but I have to add that she does sell these y' if you live in or around the Nashville, Tennessee area and you want or need a very special cake made, you can visit her cake page for more details....and more pics of her awesomeness!

Thanks for letting me share!
If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.
--John 15:7 NIV

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Recent Snippets of My Life...Art Journal Pages

Read the following pages for little snippets of my days and maybe gain a little insight to my mind....

Thank you, my friends, for letting me share with you!

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 1:7 NIV

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Tangle Patterns

Happy Wednesday my friends!
Here are some tangle patterns that I came up with for a St. Patrick's Day-themed Zentangle swap on Swap-bot and I thought I'd share them with my tangling friends....have fun!

Love ya's!

The LORD will keep you from all harm - he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
-- Psalm 121:7-8

Friday, March 4, 2011

Two Great Crochet Patterns!

Hello my friends!
I'm still here and doing pretty good.
Here's a couple more quick and easy patterns I had the chance to try (seems like that's the requirement for my projects these days!)...

Super-quick, easy and cute...the best combination ever!!! ;o)

Then there's this Flower Key Cozy free pattern from K and J Dolls blog (also on Ravelry!)
Another super-quick, easy and cute little project. It is much bigger than it looked in the pictures on the post for the pattern so I wanted you to see it with my set of keys attached so that you would get a better sense of the actual size.

Have a wonderful weekend my friends!
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.
-- Acts 4:12