Friday, May 11, 2007

I'm leaving on jet plane...

Don't know when I'll be again...

Actually, I will be back sometime in June. Meanwhile, my blog will be a lonely place, full of echos. A full month. Gone from my home for a month. It seems a little eerie to me.

I leave today, and work my way to Chicago for a flight out of O'Hare on Tuesday. From there I fly to Guayaquil, Ecuador. Twelve hours on a plane. 10 hours on a bus to arrive at the city of Loja where I will help my missionary sister-in-law move to a more remote location. She will be working with children there and for two weeks I will be helping her.

after I fly back, I have a family reunion/camping trip/wedding to attend. Of course, it involves an eight hour car ride. yehaw!

So, while I am traveling the world and seeing beautiful places, you will be thinking of me...right? Keep me in your prayers and when I return, I will surely be full of stories to post about.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

My mind is full of Spring...

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small.
All things wise and wonderful: The Lord God made them all.
Each little Flower that opens,
Each Little bird that sings,
God made their glowing colors, and made their tiny wings.
God gave us eyes to see them,
and lips that we might tell,
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.

All of the pictures were taken in my own yard, with the exception of the geese. I am rather glad that I don't have geese famiies in my yard. besides being rather mean spirited, they leave quite a mess behind them. The rabbits are leaving enough of a mess, and I won't even talk about what the moles have done. I love glancing out my window though and seeing litte bunnies, baby groundhogs, and even wee little turtles. I love walking around the corner of the house to find a rose bush that I have never even touched, suddenly in bloom. It takes no effort on my part, and I am humbled yet again at the display the Creator makes for us every single Spring.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Finished. Completed. Done.

Stick a fork in me and it will come out clean. I leave my home on Friday, not to return for four weeks. My sewing is done done done!
I made this set for another swap. I made two. One for Esther and one for a little girl somewhere in Kansas.
And all the wedding skirts...THey really turned out very sweetly.

For my spunky little Ellie monster. This combo just screams for a bit of twirling and a bit of making mudpies.

For sweet little Karist, who will wear this proudly while pounding a toy into her brother's head.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Haha, you can see my toes!

I love the details in this. I used a store bought shirt and dolled it up for my princess. She loves it!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

I am feeling Random

I like things that are random. Here are some random pictures, I just closed my eyes, scrolled the mouse, and clicked. Utterly and totally random. I'll have to come back and edit to let you even know what they are. Oh, and if there happens to be any nudity, I will need to edit that out too. What? You don't have nude pictures on YOUR computer? Wow. This is the Mystery Rash. It tooks two hospitals and two doctors to conclude that it was harmleass. It took one panicky nurse on the internet to convince me that it was a symtom of a horrible illness that could kill my son. You should have seen his feet. He looked like he had been dipped in acid. Weird stuff.

A skirt I made for my friend Gwen

Ahhh, sweet little Weston. he was 3 in this picture. Five now. I want to smoosh his little baby self with kisses. The best thing about Weston is that he has kept that babiness. You can't help but snuggle with his little cute self.

hmmm....not sure what the deal was with this pic. Maybe I was selling this jacket at one time.

Random thoughts: I will be in Ecuador this time in two weeks. My house is noisy because the rotorooter man is grinding away at the tree roots that are eating my pipes. The kids played in the rain. My house is hot. And humid. I miss my sister. We are having chicken Ala King for lunch. We had strawberries for snacks. My dog bit a little boy. My dog hates people on bikes. My mother in law wants me to throw away all my art work. I guess she thinks it is not worth enough to try to have it sanitized. My brain is broke. I think the fact that my mother in law thinks my art is worthless means that she thinks I am worthless. I never get any good mail. Will you send me any mail? My kids are loud. They are also very wet. I am a wee bit depressed. I am also an underexaggerator. I am also an exaggerator. I haven't been able to do laundry for three days. It will take me three weeks to catch up. I want to go to bed to sleep. I like rain. I like it better when it comes with thunder. I miss my mommy. I do;t have much to say today.

okay. That is unreadble, but it felt good. And. It's my blog, which means I can do anything I want. (including, turning the word "And" into a sentence.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

one down: Three more to go

Here is some more twirls for a pretty little girl. THis one is for Devonae and I hope she and her mother both love it. I ripped more seams than I care to admit on a public board and I now have a could be from stress...or it could be that those fabrics make my eyes spin...