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Trick or Treat Tote

As you may have noticed, our goal of adding a new post every Friday has quickly fallen apart. We’re not giving up though! We’ll try again next Friday. Anyway, back to the real reason you’re here. We’re still in Halloween prep mode around here and I decided to make Trick or Treat bags for my granddaughters this year. When my girls were young I sewed a bunch of their costumes. I like to think we all loved it! One year I made ‘bridal dresses’ for both of my girls. The puffiness of those sleeves would have given Princess Di a run for her money. Another year, Kira was Little Bo...

Halloween Placemats

Halloween Placemats

Pat and I moved a lot in the early years of our marriage. One of those moves took us to Colorado where our second daughter (Kayla) was born. However, the real highlight of our time in colorful Colorado was the purchase of our solid oak dining table. This wasn’t just any table though, it starts out as a fairly typical table, but once you put in all the leaves (which conveniently store inside the table itself) it can comfortably seat at least 10 people. Up to this point we had been using a circular metal patio tables given to us by my parents, straight out of their backyard. We were...

Unicorn Baby Blanket

unicorn blanket and Canada fun

It is so hard to believe that summer is almost over and that fall will be here soon. We had such a fun summer! Especially our family reunion in the Rocky Mountains of Canada. Over sixty five of us spent a week together in ‘Paradise’. Our home base was the Island Lake Christian Retreat Center, just outside of Fernie, British Columbia, a place I would highly recommend! The best part was: my husband and I got to take our three granddaughters on a road trip with our new trailer through the National Parks of Canada the week prior to the reunion. There was one family that was not able to attend...

Be the GOOD!

Some time last year the Relief Society (women’s group) at our church hosted a Women’s conference with the theme of Be the Good. They had cute little posters around the room where “Be the Good” stood out within the words “Believe there is good in the world.” The keynote speaker was Alissa Parker, a mom whose daughter, Emille, went to Sandy Hook Elementary and was killed by the gunman who entered the school. The entire audience was spellbound and in tears as we listened to her story. I cannot even imagine how incredibly awful that would have been. Somehow she has overcome the tragedy and once again found the good...

Winter Warmers

Sheila using the hat she designed and created

As I travel around the United States for my ‘real job’ with Hewlett-Packard OR just for fun when I visit my kids or my adorable grandkids OR when I am just exploring new places – I am always on the lookout for ideas we could use for new patterns. I found some really soft, super warm and fuzzy hats, scarves and wrist warmers – they were priced at $40 to $50 for each piece – so I thought – why not try to make my own? They were a bit tricky to figure out – and very difficult to describe in words – but I tried – you will find...