Purses, Flowers, Fobs, & Blankets

The fall days are finally getting closer!  Ah!  The cooler weather has been wonderful.  I love this time of year.  :)  I can't wait to light the pumpkin spice candles, see the leaves change their colors, and bundle up when I go outside. 

 Life (like always) has been busy and I have gotten behind on my posting.  So, this is a conglomeration of my latest sewing projects (as you could see in my lengthy title).  I hope you enjoy!

Let's start with a girly purse I made...I really like the big purple bow.  :)  It is curved with a "wrist" handle, instead of the standard two handles.  It has three pockets on the inside; one for a pen and two larger ones.

Next is my blue-jean flower...I am all the time searching craft blogs for tutorials and I came across this and had to make me one!  Here is a link to the pattern I found (I don't know anything about the site, itself...I just enjoyed the pattern): 

Here is a key "fob" I made for my Momma...so far, she has enjoyed it.  I am modeling it in this picture (and I have been using it, too, since I have been driving more often.) 

Finally, here is a small children's blanket.  I love it!  It is for one of my soon-to-be brothers from Russia! (I have yet to make the other one, but it's on the list.) We don't know their ages, specifically, but I wanted to make it anyway. I enjoyed making this...from the little bunny to the blanket. It is made from soft minky and is so cuddly.


Hope you have a blessed end-of-the week!  May we use each day to honor Him!


Storms and Apple Pie

This weekend has turned out to be very eventful!  On Thursday evening we had a very bad storm...straight-line winds, rain, lighting, thunder, and the like!  It resembled a tornado!!!  (Limbs were flying in the air, rain was pouring so hard you could barely see, and we were afraid the doors/windows were going to break.)  Thankfully, it didn't last long and we didn't have any major damage.  It could have been a lot worse, but the Lord is always watching out and protecting us!  My PaPaw's and MaMaw's yard was the most damaged.  We had tree limbs and tons of leaves in our yard, but they had two trees beside their house down! 

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah."
Psalm 46:1-3

Here are some pics...

After the winds had subsided...still raining.
(Our yard)

Malachi and Silas drenched from the storm.

The yard was a mess!  Spent the evening picking up limbs.
(Our yard)

Both trees were down...kind of sad. 
(PaPaw's and MaMaw's yard)

(P/M's yard)

(P/M's yard)

Where two trees used to stand...only 1/2 of one stood.
(P/M's yard)

Yesterday everyone pitched in to get the trees cleaned up.
(P/M's yard)

My cousins' canopy was totally ruined!

There could have been a lot more damage...but the Lord was merciful!  This wasn't a small storm!

Now on to the yummy part...


Who doesn't like a warm piece of apple pie, with a heaping scoop of ice cream, and maybe a cup of coffee?  :)  This is one of my PaPaw's favorites!  My sister and I made this pie from scratch, just for him, because he's the greatest!  He has worked so hard the past two days cleaning up!  (Though, he always is a hard worker.)  :)  It was so hot yesterday, but he kept going.  Hope you enjoy your pie, PaPaw! 

Blessings!!!  Have a wonderful Saturday evening!