Dec 1, 2011
And upon this special pillow place your head
Put a smile on your face
And fill your heart with joy
When you think of these words spoken to each girl and boy
By a prophet named Gordon B. Hinckley.
I can remember his love for us distinctly.
"We can all be a little kinder, a little more patient,
a little more helpful."
Now, aren't his words delightful?
"We can reach out to ones who are in distress,
we can replace anger with love, and put out all selfishness.
We can get on our knees and pray
then stand on our feet to bless."
So, when you are ready for bed each night
And all tucked in tight
Don't forget to celebrate with kindness, patience and love: the real reason
For remembering our Savior this Christmas season.
- Joyce Messick
Oct 20, 2011
Oct 7, 2011
Daddy-daughter photos are priceless and my favorite. A vintage look...
Cute and Independent
Sweet Baby Face
Confident and Sophisticated
Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice
Sep 25, 2011
Aug 4, 2011
Jul 18, 2011
May 25, 2011
Jan 6, 2011
I will let you know when I get brave enough to add a profile picture, expand on the description of myself and keep my profile active for more than 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, I am having a great time with these cuties who live next door.
Apr 30, 2009
Take a look at this skirt. When I saw it at my favorite store, my brain was telling me, "This is not just a BIG skirt - It is a skirt with a LOT of fabric for only $8.00."
Maybe with some clever folding, cutting and sewing, I could make a few of these little dresses:
You can do it too!!
From the waistband to hem, fold the skirt into thirds.
Then, from the waistband to hem, fold all the layers of the skirt in half.
Cut out a size 12-18 month 'swing' dress pattern.
It makes three of these:
Apr 28, 2009
Apr 18, 2009
Apr 6, 2009
In 30 minutes this skirt went from a frumpy size 14
To a sassy size 6.
Apr 3, 2009
Then I sewed the sleeves together, using the cuff detail for the top of the jumper. The pointed collar adds a little detail to the straps.
Mar 24, 2009
As a little girl I hula hooped, jumped rope, rode my bike and hopscotched all my little girl worries away.
I am hoping that this hula hoop can take me to that carefree place. This hoop works so much better than the hoop of my youth. The size and weight help to propel it around and around. I have made several and given away a few. Some recepients were less than enthusiastic; others were kind of excited. The hoop that I filled with mung beans creates the sound of rainfall. Then I got a little crazy and filled a hoop with water. It is pretty heavy but it is actually the easiest to use.
Mar 21, 2009
As you can see, I bought 100 feet of irrigation tubing, two rolls of electrical tape, 8 conectors and a pair of tubing cutters. I am going to make something fun and classic and it will be something that you want. I am going to make it (well, I hope to make one) tonight. By Tues. or Wed. I will be ready to unveil my creation - if I can pull myself away from all the fun I will be having with it.
Mar 20, 2009
Just wanted to share a few photos taken with a Sony Super Steady Shot DSC-H5. It has been a great little camera. But I need a Nikon or a Canon or an Olympus or a Fuji.
Mar 16, 2009
The workmanship is truly a work of art. I just love the pleated details.
In February, Tammy and I tried to sell it to a vintage clothing store. We just wanted to find a happy home for this organza beauty. The store buyer loved the detail and styling but noted that the fabric is falling apart. She offered me $20.00 saying that she would have to put it on the clearance rack. I decided to keep it.
This morning I came up with this great idea: