Thursday, March 25, 2010

March Odds and Ends

For March Madness I started the girl bunny last week. It is by The Sweetheart Tree. The companion piece I started this week. Hopefully I can get this done before Easter.

Last week we finished putting in our garden. Ric made the grow boxes and we picked up the soil and starts on Saturday when we took Kristen her boxes. We will add more as $ allows and see how these do for this season. I am hoping that we get lots of tomatoes, beans, and cucumbers along with other vegetables we planted.

Last week we waited in line to get our book signed by Marissa's former boss and hopefully the next POTUS. We even got to meet Spenser who Marissa worked with in Boston and some of her politcal friends. We enjoyed visiting with Governor Mitt Romney and having him sign his book and pictures. (Some of the pictures were blurry)

I thought I would catch up on my activities before March ends. The rest of the story on the Pinewood Derby. Will's car was not the slowest. At the beginning we thought it would be. Will had been prepped by his parents to be a good sport if he lost. He was doing pretty good. After several races he wasn't very happy that he wasn't winning and then his Den Mother told him there was a special prize of twizzlers for the car that didn't win a race. Now he was cheering to lose. At the race off he started to win and that spoiled the chance for the bag of twizzlers. Well grandpa bought him a bag of twizzlers and we celebrated the night with ice cream.

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Eagle Has Landed

I finished my eagle yesterday (March 14th)in plenty of time before Joseph's Court of Honor. I really enjoyed this project and will probably do it again if the need arises. I started it on January 28th. The chart is "Standing Proud" by Benjamin D. Evans
Now to go through my WIP basket for another project to finish or do I start something new to celebrate spring and the nice weather we are having. Come back to see what I am working on during March Madness.

Friday, March 12, 2010


This came up on Facebook this morning. Alan Osmond posted this on his site in regards to losing a family member. I liked this message. A good question for me to ponder. Where do I spend my time and what do I value.


To realize the VALUE of a sister/brother,
Ask someone who doesn’t have one.
To realize the VALUE of ten years,
Ask a divorced couple.
To realize the VALUE of four years,
Ask a graduate.
To realize the VALUE of one year,
Ask a student who has failed a
final exam.
To realize the VALUE of nine months,
Ask a Mother who has given birth
to a still born.
To realize the VALUE of one month,
Ask a Mother who has given birth to a
premature baby.
To realize the VALUE of one week,
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the VALUE of one minute,
Ask a person who has missed the
train, bus or plane.
To realize the VALUE of one second,
Ask a person who has survived an accident.
TIME waits for no one.
Treasure every moment you have.
You will treasure it even more when you can share
it with someone special.
To realize the VALUE of a friend or family

Monday, March 8, 2010

February Finishes and March Madness

I made this for a little girl who was baptized on Saturday. Even though it was a quick stitch I had to do some frogging because I didn't have spell check until DH looked at it in the nick of time.

Saturday we celebrated Sevrine's 5th birthday. The cousins loved playing together and we love seeing all the grandkids. Payton needed a timeout so he put himself in the corner for it.

Ric was asked by William if he could help him with his pinewood derby car. Ric spent the day with him on design and carving the shape of the car. It turned out really nice and now we will see if it is fast on Wednesday. More pictures later when we attend the race.

This is a Lizzy Kate design that I made for a special friend that is moving to Florida. Thankfully she has a blog so I can stay in touch with her and see her sweet family.

February brought a Baby Shower, Birthdays, Lunch with friends and favors for VT. It seems I am on the home stretch for the eagle and will post later this week when I am done.