Tuesday, September 20, 2016

My Sweet Daddy...

Oh what an emotional journey this has been. 
 I have so many emotions going through me at the moment I can't even describe them.  

My father who has been battling gastric cancer for the last three months has been sent home to hospice care.  I don't even know what to say about that except that I'm full of sorrow and dread at what lies ahead.  He put up a good fight and I am so proud of him but unfortunately the tumor proved to be too aggressive.  What a horrendous disease it is.  I hate what it's done to his body and I hate what it's done to our family.  It's taking a precious soul away from us in such an awful way.  

I'm keeping this short because I'm finding it hard to express myself.  I traveled to Kansas last week to be with him and I just came home on Sunday night to check on my family.  Now I'm heading back to be with him again.  

I think grief comes in waves.  Sometimes I am able to control the tears and I think I'm alright and handling it well and other times the tears just flow and it feels like my heart will burst. 
I pray for grace to see us through this.  He's been so brave through these hard days.  I'm so proud to call him my father.  


Monday, September 5, 2016

New Knitting Book...

Hello peeps!
Hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful relaxing weekend.
Saturday was youngest daughter C's birthday.  She turned sixteen.  So we drove in to a nearby town and took her out for breakfast and then took her shopping.  Well actually it was just me and her shopping.  Hubby followed us around for a while but then he headed for the car and took a nap in the drivers seat.  Dads are funny sometimes.

Hubby loves bookstores so we suggested going to a bookstore so he could do some shopping too.  We looked for a Barnes and Noble but there wasn't one in town.  Only bookstore in town was a Hastings so we stopped there.  As many of you already know, Hastings stores are going out of business so all the books were marked down significantly.  

I found a few craft books to bring home.  I paid ten dollars for all three books.  The used books were marked down 60 percent.  I got one book on embroidery, one on fabric softies, and one book on knitting.
I absolutely adore the patterns in this knitting book.
How cute is this halter top?
 Or this pretty sweater?
 Or this adorable baby cardi?
I tell ya, I can't wait to try one of these patterns. 
 Hopefully this newbie knitter can handle a project like this.
  It will be fun trying at least.

We also stopped at a Bath n Body Works.
I couldn't resist buying this candle sleeve.
Since Fox is my last name I'm a little partial to these furry little creatures.

I'm progressing on my blanket slowly. 
 I worked on it quite a bit while the Olympics were on but now that they're over my poor blanket just sat in this basket without being picked up for a few days.  I did take it with me on our little road trip this weekend.  I managed to add a few more rows to it.
 This is how it looks right now. 
 Just a few more rows and I'll be ready to start my next color change.
It's coming along slow but I'm in no hurry to finish it. It's an enjoyable project and the pattern is simple enough to make it road ready at a moments notice.

My new favorite app.  
It's new to me anyway.
  I just discovered it and now I want to transform all of my pictures.  
It's addictive, really.
Try it. 
 I know you'll love it.


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Thursday, September 1, 2016


Hello everyone!
  Just thought I'd pop in and wish everyone a happy new month of September.
I've been enjoying a bit more creative time now that school has started and the kids are back on a routine.  The quiet time has been really nice which also allows me to get caught up on a few things around the house.  Yay!

Youngest daughter C is having a birthday this month too.  She turns 16.  I can hardly believe it.  We don't have anything big planned.  Just maybe take her out of town to the big city and take her shopping and out to eat.  What can I say, we're simple people.

I hope this new month brings you fun surprises and many many blessings in abundance.
'Til next time.


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Saturday, August 27, 2016


Take time everyday to do those things which make your soul happy...

 My happy place is my sewing room.  Most days I don't get very much time to go in there.  Unfortunately running a full house doesn't allow for much play time. 

 Oh how I wish there were more hours in the day so I could squeeze in more time for this and that. Wouldn't it be nice if we could accomplish everything we wanted to do during the day? 

 I have a few moments here and there. 
 Moments when I rush into my sewing room and mostly play around with things. 
 Not really enough time to accomplish anything but just small moments
 to get a few of my things out and fiddle with them.
I sort them.
I fold them.
I organize them.
  I pile them in neat little stacks and take photos of them.
Whatever it is I decide to do in my sewing room, it doesn't ever feel like work.
I tell everybody I'm tidying up but it feels more like playtime.
Which is why I so enjoy spending time in there.
Some vintage pillowcases for your viewing pleasure.


It's been raining off and on the last couple of days. 
It's starting to feel like Fall. It makes me want to make a big pot of soup.

We attended the first home football game tonight only to get rained out after the first four minutes.
We were hoping it would stay dry long enough to enjoy the game but it started raining literally as soon as we sat down.  We'll have to try it again next Friday. 

Wishing you all a blessed week.


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