Saturday, November 29, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
permission to set aside his crutches and EXTREMELY UNCOMFORTABLE & HEAVY brace whenever he is in the house. That means sleep at night, because it also means that he may sleep without that extremely uncomfortable brace. Sleep is a sweet thing! He must still wear his brace when he leaves the house.
The doctor is WELL-PLEASED by his progress and said that at Bill's next check-up in 4 weeks he should be able to say good-bye to the brace for good.
So, although I have MANY, MANY more reasons to give thanks to God for His blessings, these two are definitely high on my list.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Truth of the matter is – I just have TOO many craft projects going on at the same time. They are all gifts (except these I am sharing with you today), and I haven’t even started those that I’d like to make for Christmas. I’m working on each project in the spare moments I have between homemaking and homeschooling. Hmm, is there such a thing as spare moments between the two?
This is the actual doll that I will be ebaying with the clothes lot. I still have to buy shoes for her, as the ones she is wearing belong to Molly. And that just would not do!
I’m really going to have to get moving if I want to auction it in time for Christmas. If not I’ll have to wait for next year.
So what have you been crafting recently?
We are still anxiously waiting for Shereen's return to SEW CRAFTY FRIDAY .
Until then, if you would like me to link to your project this week, just leave a comment telling me where I can find your blog and project and I'll add it to this post.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
It was overcast today; so these pictures are a VERY POOR representation of this beautiful, wide valley that is checker-boarded by mile after mile of small, orderly Amish and Mennonite Farms.
At many of the farms are small signs that announce a cottage industry such as quilts, rugs, woodworking, or leather work. My excuse for going there today was a visit to a fabulous bulk dry goods store. I picked up some wheat bran, molasses, cheese, and meat.
With such a large Amish population, horse and buggies are a common sight. In warmer months, Wednesdays are livestock auctions and market day. Then you see countless buggies on the road and tethered at the small local shops.
I came home feeling quite relaxed (as I always do) if not a bit wistful for a simpler way of life.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
That's when this little fellow stopped by for a snack.
When the hunters away the squirrels will play!!!