Thursday, February 26, 2009

The king eats from the dog bowl

So I know from the title that it is weird but the one who thinks he is "king of the house" came down from his lofty perch to eat from the dog bowl. I will explain....
When we got the puppy, we put Zeke's, our cat, food up on a table so the dog could not eat it. She LOVES cat food among other cat things (we won't go there). When Zeke eats his food he is messy, leaving all kinds of crumbs laying about on his tray and he will not eat the crumbs at the bottom of his bowl unless he is we give them to the dog as a treat. This morning Maggie was outside and Nate gave Zeke new food and poured the mass of crumbs into Maggie's bowl. I am in the bathroom getting ready for work and hear Nate cracking up in the dining room. I walk in and he tells me to be quiet and we look into the kitchen and there is the "king cat" on the floor eating his crumbs out of the dog bowl...What a brat! Well he saw us laughing and kept eating till he had his fill then flicked his tail and walked off. Maggie then came in and polished off the rest of the treat. I just thought that was hilarious and had to share our funny story of our in house royalty.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

More fabric...

Blue Indian style fabric

Fun Starbursts

New chunky tote fabric

Bingo Bag

My friend had been whining that she wanted a Bingo Bag like the ones the "serious" bingo ladies have. She told me that if I loved her I would make her a bag; if not I was off the Christmas card list. Yes, to answer the question bingo is fun and we go about once a month. I have one money too. It is fun. I was bored one day and decided to go get some gaudy fabric and designed a bag for Angie. So I am officially back on the Christmas card list again...

Nothing new...

So I have not had time to quilt or sew is killing me. I have had something to do around the house or events lately and this weekend is looking like the same. I have a couple special order purses I have to make/design and from there I have some new people interested in purses/totes as well. So I am busy but have no time to work on fun stuff right now. Work is also busy so I come home tired too...Oh well such is life. I did purchase some new fabric (Amber & Dawn) I just need to post it when I am home and have a minute or two. I will also be busy soon with baby quilts/afgans. I have several family members who are expecting and need to start them as well. Woo hoo, more projects. I'll update with pic's soon...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My Neon Sign

I went to do my quiet time and God brought out the spotlights and neon signs…It started out normal enough with a short verse from Joshua 1:2 and then it goes on and says,

“He is GOING to do something, He DOES do, at this very moment. As faith continues to speak, God continues to give. He meets you today in the present and tests your faith. As long as you are waiting, hoping, or looking, you are not believing. You may have hope or an earnest desire, but that is not faith, for “faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” (Heb 11:1)” -A.B Simpson
Well then…I think it is clear what I am being told to do. Plain and simple, I am to stop waiting, longing, hoping and BELIEVE that God will be faithful and work His will in my life. Short and sweet and to the point, but hard to carry out; but I will do my best and believe.
"If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it will obey you.” Luke 17:6

Friday, February 13, 2009

Starting the adoption process...

So we had our first informative meeting on the adoption process and it is scary! There are so many options and this was just one agency! For Domestic adoption in the state of Indiana if the birth mom has a normal delivery she has 24 hours afterwards to sign the papers. If she has a c-section she has 48. After that she signs off but for the next 30 days she can still contest and try to gain custody back; but at that point the courts are involved. That is scary for the adoptive party in the situation. And since nothing ever goes smoothly for us that would probably be us…Also during the process you may have to pay for health care costs for the birth mom; if she chooses not to go through with it you could be out that money too…
We are now considering International which means some time out of the country and bigger expenses. Now Lilly gives $10,000 and my work gives $5000 but if we go out of the country that opens up a whole new can of worms. The children are older when you go out of the country and you are never 100% sure of the care they received. I will have to go back to work, after my leave, and you possibly get into issues with attachment disorders and such. So I came home crying and scared of the whole process right now. Nate of course takes everything in stride but it is overwhelming to me and there are still more agencies we need to check out because if we do go out of the country we want to know all our options. I know that it is the agency’s responsibility to give you all the facts, good and bad, but it is scary thinking about it. I know pregnancy on its own has risks and scares and you never know what will happen that way either but this seems to be such an emotional rollercoaster and there are many possible things to go wrong…Could be I am a worrywart to begin with but I just have to prepare emotionally for this. Honestly when it is something you want so badly any paths off course are worrisome. Please keep us in your prayers that God’s path is very clear and maybe even lined with bright lights pointing the way. I heard this poem years ago and really liked it, I think of it often; it was actually part of my quiet time today of all things.

Chance has not bought this ill to me;
It’s God’s own hand, so let it be,
For HE sees what I cannot see.
There is a purpose for each pain,
And He one day will make it plain
That earthly loss is heavenly gain.
Like as a piece of tapestry
Viewed from the back appears to be
Only threads tangled hopelessly;
But in the front a picture fair
Rewards the worker for his care,
Proving his skill and patience rare.
You are the Workman, I am the frame.
Lord, for the glory of Your Name,
Perfect Your image on the same.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

More bags

Chunky Tote
Maggie Bag

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

New purse pattern

This is the Maggie Bag. It has a single pleat in the middle; no zipper but has a button closure. It is 10"X13" approximately. There is one large pocket inside.

Last weeks winter snow storm

Just a pic update.

Here is the winter weather pictures I took. The dog ate the snow and refused to go out in it. It was so deep she would get stuck. But now it has refroze and she can trot on top of it. We got another 5" today or so...woo hoo I just love driving in snow (can you feel the sarcasm?)