Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Busy busy busy

It's been busy.  I feel like there is so much going on, my head is swimming!!! 

Life is a buzzing....
The past weekend my friend Stacy and her son, my nephew, Parker, stayed with me.  2 adults, 1 child, in a one bedroom, one bathroom apartment.  Fun times!!!!  Stacy got the bed, Parker got the couch and I, being the ever gracious hostess, slept on the air mattress in the living room.  My back is still "yelling" at me for that one!!! But it was so much fun!  We had lunch at one of the favorite local spots.  I was able to introduce to Parker the "best cheesefries" in town!  When he's a little bit older, I'll let him have one of the many international beers that the restaurant also has.  Until then, the cheesefries will have to do!


Parker is coming again this weekend to visit.  And this time he is bringing his 18 month old sister!  Yikes!!! It has been forever since I've had a toddler around here.  That ought to make for a very interesting weekend.  I think I'm ready.  Breakables are out of reach of little one's hands.  I've got "finger" foods for all the meals. I've pulled out my old dolls for her to play with.  Parker is easy.  He is fascinated with all of the books I own.  Ok, so he can't read most of them, but I have a few.  He discovered my book, "Collection of Lewis Carroll Works", this past weekend. I think if I hadn't paid attention he would have snuck it home with him!!! We are also going Halloween costume.  Tradition.  Every year, my mother and I take the kids shopping for their Halloween costumes.  We'll only have the 2 of them this year, their older sister is staying home for a birthday party but she has sent me many text messages this week to let me know what costumes she likes.

I have to say that my mind is currently full of lots of thoughts.  I've been presented with an opportunity to pursue a new career.  In the long run, it can be a great thing.  But it's the beginning that could be kind of rough.  I have some decisions to make and it is going to take some serious thought.  Please pray that I make the right decisions!

A Finish!
Woo hoo! I have a finish!  I finished the Christmas gift I was making for my friend Stacy.  It is Passione Ricamo's Welcome Fairy.  You can't really see some of the details, like the sparkly thread in the wings or the "trail" behind the butterfly.  I have to say it turned out beautiful and it is a very easy and quick stitch!



One Last Item...
I have always wanted a Raggedy Ann and Andy set.  But my mother has always said that they were too expensive and she was right.  I couldn't even bring myself to buy a set for myself.  However, I came home the other day and my mother had left me a surprise. She bought me a set!  So after 35 years, I finally have Raggedy Ann and Andy!  Sigh.  I love them! :) Yes, I am still a kid at heart!


11 comments:

Patchesmany said...

Cute pattern. I love Raggedy Ann and Andy. I have a sewing pattern for them both but have yet to try it.

Sierra

Emily said...

Welcome fairy is really pretty. House quests are always fun, glad you had a good visit with your friend. Have another good visit this weekend.

Vicky L said...

Welcome Fairy is very beautiful. Congrats! What a sweet thing your mom did, i love Ann and Andy!

vEr0n!c@ said...

Gorgeous finish! Your dolls are so cute :)

Kay said...

I love your finish, it is stunning! Sounds like a busy week last week and weekend ahead for you but it sounds like fun as well. Making a life changing decision is always a hard thing to do but at the end of the day you choose what feels right for you and I hope that whatever you decide it works out for you. I love the dolls, they are so cute!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous finish! I had a raggedy Ann and Andy doll at one time but have no idea what happened to them it was like they disappeared on me lol. Hope you have a great rest of the week and a great weekend :)

Shelleen said...

What a great gift your mom gave you. I am sure you will cherish them.

Lyn said...

Melinda,

It does sound like things are busy for you! I will pray that you make the right decision regarding your job situation.

I love your finish! It is beautiful! Congratulations!

I always loved Raggedy Ann and Andy too. Sounds like you have a great Mom. There is nothing wrong with being a kid at heart!

Blu said...

Welcome is such a cute finish!
Sounds like you're have a busy (but great) time!

Katrien said...

wonderfull finish

Carolyn NC said...

Nice finish! Love the RA and RA dolls!