Summer Craft Exchange-2012

Yippee!  I can, finally, tell you about my latest craftiness!  My little package has made it's way to Sleepy Eye, Minnesota!  But wait...I am getting ahead of myself.  :)

This was my second time participating in the Craft Exchange.  (Here is my post from last November.)  I was excited to join the fun, again!  I was paired up with Mrs. Alyssa ( all the way from Minnesota!  I had a hard time deciding what to I just glued a little, beaded a little, and sewed a little.  :)  My package included: rosette hair pins, bead-balls, and a tangerine-scented rice pack with a baggie to match.

An Anniversary...

I wanted to wish, publicly, my dear Daddy and Momma a happy 20th wedding anniversary, tomorrow!  Twenty years of marital bliss and I have been around for 17 of it.  :)

Everyday Blessings


That is my reaction, tonight!  It has been a wonderful day.  We spent the day as a family and just did some special things.  We simply enjoyed being together.  Tonight, we all went outside and did some odd-jobs around the house.  I know, years from now, I will cherish these days.  (Well, I do, now!)  I love the enveloping coolness of the evening after a warm day, the fresh scent of the earth as we pull weeds or plant flowers, the trickling of the hose as we water the garden, the sheer beauty of creation as it comes to the day's close, and the joy of just being together as a family.  "Ahhhhhh!"  I love days like this!  Life's special moments...such a blessing.  The Lord always knows what we need!

Garden Views

Leah's Blueberries

Thank you, Lord, for all your blessings!

Remaining in Him,

May Happenings

It's been almost a month since I last posted, "I'm a Homeschool Graduate!"  (It is still hard for me to believe that I have graduated!)  :)

My past few weeks have been filled with Birds Nest Necklaces, bead-balls, gardening, mini apple pies, the homeschool conference, sewing, reading, fresh lettuce and onions from our garden, spending time with family, and a little bit of everything in between.

Here are some pics:

Some Birds Nest charms I was in the process of making and bagging up...

A bead-ball...I have been experimenting with different colors.

Mini apple pies!  Oh-so-good!

My rosebush a few weeks ago...

My latest sewing project...a child's elephant toy.

This one is so cute!

I love the big floppy ears...

I think these little elephants would make great gifts...they are so precious!  I look forward to making them for my little brothers (in some boyish colors)!  :)

Wow, it's hard to believe!  Hope you have had a blessed one!

Until next time...