Saturday, November 29, 2008

My New Scrapbooking Desk

I have my new scrapbooking desk pretty well set up...I've worked on it all afternoon and into the evening. This was my father-in-law's roll top desk. Ronny and our grandsons picked it up yesterday before they went to the Arkansas LSU game here in Little Rock. The desk is huge and would not go through the doorway into my craft room so they had to leave it standing on its side in the entrance hall. Last night Ronny started removing about a million screws that hold the roll top to the base. He finished taking out the screws this morning and we finally got the roll top separated from the base. We got the roll top moved into the room and then he had to take the door to the room off to get the base in there. And it was a tight squeeze. Then the job of attaching the roll top back on the base began. We finally had it put back together and set in place about noon. What a project it turned out to be! I think I am really going to like it. There is so much space to keep everything -- a whole lot more than the little desk that I was using.

I couldn't wait to use the desk so I made this card tonight using Tamara's card sketch #72 for my inspiration.

My sewing and embroidery area is pretty well set up -- will post pictures of that area later.

I have a lot more storage organization to do -- fabric, etc. But I am going to take my time doing that. The main thing right now is that the room is to the point that I can sew, do machine embroidery, make cards and scrapbook.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had a very enjoyable dinner at the home of my son-in-law Danny's sister.

Luck, love and laughter,


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Oh What a Mess

My sewing/craft room is one big mess right now!!! My dear hubby found a wonderful sewing machine cabinet at an estate sale last weekend. I have a really great one that I use for my embroidery machine and this one will be perfect for my sewing machine. He also is getting his Dad's roll top desk which he has decided will make a wonderful scrapbooking desk with all it's drawers and cubby holes. But the whole room has to be rearranged to make everything fit. One tall cabinet has to leave the room along with a folding table and the table/desk that my computer was on. Yesterday he got my computer moved to the desk that I was using for scrapbooking. Everything that was on that desk is now on the folding table -- do you get the picture? Lots and lots of continually shifting things around. It's just one big mess right now. Yesterday I went to KMart on my lunch hour and bought several big Rubbermaid storage containers to store fabric in. I am taking a vacation day Wednesday so we can spend the day working on the room. I'll be doing a lot of sorting of things in cabinets and unloading them so they can be moved. Hopefully we can get it all rearranged except for the roll top which he plans to get on Friday when our grandsons can help him move it. It will be great when it is finished and I think I will have a much more workable furniture layout in the room. But getting to that point is not any fun. Oh well, let's just consider it a good organizational time.

Luck, love and laughter,


Saturday, November 22, 2008

Funky Reindeer

I finished up my sewing for Sarabeth's birthday presents today. I embroidered this Christmas shirt for her using a design from Designs by JuJu's Funky Reindeer design set. I think it is adorable.

Then I made her this pair of pj's using a Hannah Montana flannel print.

And look at these adorable Christmas socks that I found for her at Wal Mart. The Santa and the reindeer light up with movement.

We're going to Benton tomorrow afternoon to see Sarabeth and Addison and will have a little birthday celebration.
Luck, love and laughter,

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I'm Still Here

Wow, I can't believe it has been so long since I posted and been blog hopping. No excuse.....just haven't sat down at the computer to do it.

Sarabeth will be five years old on Monday, November 24. It just doesn't seem possible that she will be that old. Where does the time go? I have made her two jumpers for her birthday and have plans to make her a pair of Hannah Montana pj's and embroider a couple of shirts. Here are the jumpers.

This is a denim jumper with a machine embroidery applique and decorative stitching.

This is a navy cordoury jumper for Christmas. I love this Christmas tree machine embroidery applique design.

I have ordered several red tee shirts from WalMart on line for Addie and Sarabeth so I can do some Christmas shirts for them. We checked several stores in our area and none had the red long sleeve shirts in their size.

Yesterday was another day from H--- with jury duty. I spent the whole day at the courthouse....'cause they didn't start jury selection until 12 noon. It was a 1st degree murder case. My prayers were answered everytime they reached into the box to draw a name -- my name was never drawn. So the judge finally excused those of us whose name was not drawn at 5:00 p.m. once they had a jury finalized. But it was a very long day spend sitting on either the horrible wooden benches in the hallway waiting for the jury pool to be called into the courtroom or sitting in the equally horrible wooden seats in the courtroom.

Luck, love and laughter,


Saturday, November 8, 2008

Happy Saturday

It's a beautiful Autumn day here in Little Rock. The trees have been just gorgeous this week and now the leaves are falling.

Tuesday is a holiday from work and I decided to take a vacation day Monday so I could have a wonderful four day weekend. To kick the weekend off, Robin and I are getting together this afternoon with another scrappin' mother daughter duo for a scrappin' good time. We always have a good time when we get together with Joy and Jean. I haven't done any layouts or made any cards in a while so I am looking forward to it.

Hope you have a great Saturday!!

Luck, love and laughter,

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day

We had two weeks of early voting but I wasn't able to vote early...the hours the polls were open was not compatible with my work hours. There were record numbers of people voting early and I heard lots of stories about the long lines at the various early voting locations. I figured I would just take my chances going to the polls after work today.

The manager of our office told me to go vote and not clock out when I went. To do it on the bank's time. My office is a little over 2 miles northeast of my house and my polling location is a little over a mile west of my house. So I left the office at 1:12 this afternoon and drove to St James where I vote. I walked in -- found no lines -- voted and was back at work at 1:30. That's less than 20 minutes all total. I couldn't believe it. I'm glad I didn't try to go through the hassel of voting early.

Luck, love, and laughter,

Halloween Pictures

Robin has posted pictures of "Lizard Witch" and "Hannah Montana" on her blog. So pop on over here to see my little granddaughters in their costumes.

Yeah!!!! Do not have to report for jury duty today. Did I ever get lucky last week. A capital murder trial started in my division on Thursday which was to last several days. I sure am glad that I missed out on that one.

My body is still operating on daylight savings time...will take me a couple of weeks to adjust to it but in the meantime it seems like the days sure are long.

Luck, love and laughter,

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Here Fishy Fishy

Addison got a fishing pole for her birthday last summer. Her daddy has since taken her fishing several times and she loves it. One morning last week I got behind a car on my way to work that had a bumper sticker with the perfect saying for her on it.....Here Fishy Fishy. I just knew I had to find a way to incorporate it into an embroidery design for a shirt for her. Here is Addie's fishing shirt.

Luck, love and laughter,