Thursday, May 21, 2009

One More Thing

Some of you may remember reading about the Fannings, who have had a lot of hearache this year.

A month or two ago, we sent little Jack a nice cheery burprag to encourage him--and to let the Fannings know how much we care about them! 
We and many others have been praying up a storm for Jack to get better and stronger.  
Let's just say that prayer really works (and burprags, I guess): 
Jack, you really are a little ray of sunshine for us all! Praise God for you :)

While I'm Listing Things...

I thought I'd put down a list of all the projects I'm still working on, and some new ones I've added. 
  1. Still need to fix the kimono.  I made it WAY too wide and need to narrow each of the panels. Trouble is, this means I have to take the sleeves off (and narrow those, too) and then narrow the outside panels and the liner panels. And I'm lazy *sigh*
  2. My Noah's ark. I think what stopped me on this one was being unsure how to finish off the frame.  The easiest thing to do would be to get a custom-cut piece of acrylic that I can attach to the front of the frame, like a shadow box (it's just not worth it to let little fingers touch all those delicate clay pieces).  I really only have a few more animal pairs to paint (including the platopi I made by T's request--not pictured).  
  3. I did finish a knitting project I started while in CA after Momma's funeral.  But I can't really share much about it.. or post pictures 0:-)  I can say that it turned out well and was much appreciated! 
  4. While in CA I also made my nephew Carrick a hat and made Lorna another pair of booties (which, honestly, were supposed to be for Carrick but he was too big for them and I didn't size them right). Those turned out well, too. 
  5. I've been slowly getting back into making cards. [We don't have any birthdays or anniversaries in February or March (can you believe it? with ALL the birthdays/anniversaries in our families?), which is usually when I "stock pile" the cards for the rest of the rather-busy-with-birthdays year.  Obviously this year, February and March were a bit more full than usual. So I didn't get to the cards.] And I'll be making more over the next few weeks. I hope I don't forget anyone!
  6. Also, I bought some watercolor paints and some thicker paper so.. maybe I'll try some watercolor cards, too. No idea how they'll turn out, so don't get your hopes up! ;)
  7. I have been keeping up with my photo-a-day project. Here's the link to my set on flickr:
There we go. 7 is a good number :)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Things I've Noticed About My Blogging

  1. I don't do it consistently.
  2. I do it only when I have to sit at a computer for a semi-long period of time. 
  3. It takes me a while to finish a post. 
  4. If I am working on another project, blogging definitely takes the back burner. 
  5. I like to have pictures with my posts. I don't like it when I can't find a picture that works with what I've written.  Sometimes I'll post a picture that has nothing to do with the post, just to make it more interesting.
  6. I feel like I have nothing significant to update unless I do little-everyday things, like getting ice cream or going to a movie. 
  7. And if I don't keep up with the little things, time passes in long stretches of non-blogging. When I finally start posting again, I have to silly things like this list. 
  8. That's all I can think of. 
I need help to remind me and motivate me to blog more often... 
wanna try? 
I'm going to go have some ice cream now.
53 - Ice Cream

CA Pictures

Here's a link to my album of pics from our CA visit. What fun!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Our visit to CA:
Family BBQ and a birthday party for three grandkids.
Mass w/ the family.
Babysitting nieces and nephews.
Babysitting more..
and more..
and sewing a bit.
Chatting with my Daddy and the sibs.
Cleaning the house and sorting through heirloom treasures.
God-mother-ing at a double-baptism (only God mother once, though) :)
Cleaning some more before the reception and family pictures.
A great evening with good friends...
and lots more family!
Mass again with the WHOLE family (amazing!)
Pizza and the best breadsticks ever!
Carpooling with three children in our car to the airport.
Home on a red-eye to Boston.
Exhuasting Monday.
Better Tuesday. But still can't sleep right now...
See? A great visit.
Check out the flickr photos:
I'll try to post some Picasa pictures soon, too. And the toy truck pictures, Summer :)