Sunday, March 30, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Here in South Louisiana Springtime means some beautiful cool sunny days. Everyone begins to get out in their yards and spruce up the plants. We know that before long it will be too hot to enjoy so we soak it in whenever we can. I'm usually a positive motivated person most of the time, but Springtime always gives me inspiration and motivation to accomplish things.
Spring means the flowers start blooming - azaleas and dogwoods being some of the first to show their colors. These are pictures of azaleas blooming in my front yard.
Friday, March 21, 2008
1. uniquely yours - Annette Reversible Sundress
3. little butterbeans - Tana Tutu Dress
4. bonghi nautra
5. darby - Tana Tutu Dress
If your name is listed, please send your email address to me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can send you the pattern you requested. If you didn't put in your comment which one you wanted, please let me know.
- Annette Reversible Sundress
- Tana Tutu Dress
- Karen Capri Pants and Halter Top
Any who did not win but would like to purchase a pattern, I will offer you a two for one deal. Just email me with your request and I will give you the instructions.
Thank all of your for commenting on this giveaway. For any who have purchased my patterns in the past or won today, I would love to see what you create with them.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
I really like the patio extension. Now I need a table and chairs and some plants.
Another project I have to do is in the front of my house. As you can see by the picture, the plant I had there last summer is not looking so good. On the right of the plant is another area that needs something - not sure what yet.
Today I replaced it with this pot and plant. I decided on an evergreen that requires little care and looks good through all the seasons. The plant cost was $9.95 but the pot was almost $40. I will probably need a few larger pots so may have to shop around or wait until the season is over to get better prices. These are more pots that looked nice last summer but needed a makeover.I picked up a few flowering plants at Lowe's to spruce these up.
It gets very hot in the summer and the window of opportunity for these nice days we are having is limited. Hopefully the nice weather will lasts a while longer. The time and money I have to accomplish all this may not last as long as the weather; but there is always next year.
Besides the outside projects, I have several sewing projects to do. I have baby gifts to make and have some ideas for new epatterns. All of this and working full time may take some time management to get it all accomplished. The plan is to take advantage of the weather for the outside stuff and when it gets hot, start the sewing projects.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Let the game begin!
Before we closed for the day, we sang Happy Birthday to this participant who turned 8 Saturday.
Being a part of this league has been one of the most rewarding things I've done. The best part is watching the friendships develop between the children. The interaction between them and the volunteers has grown each time we have an event. One of the mother's told us that her son woke up during the night and wouldn't go back to sleep because he was ready to get dressed and attend the tball practice. Although, the parents had a rough night, it shows how much these children look forward to these events.
APIL is a non-competitive inclusive recreation league for children with or without disabilities (ages 4-13) to participate together in recreational activities and games.