Oh how I have missed blogging! I hope that I will be able to get back in the swing of it one day. I can't believe it has been almost a year since I have posted ANYTHING! You might have guessed it has been a CRAZY year. My baby girl graduated from high school in May and started going to BYU in June. So we are officially empty nesters. I have been working with a friend doing wedding and event planning. My husband just bought a new business a week ago. I had two new grandbabies born. A little granddaughter to my oldest daughter, Angela, in May and a little boy to my second daughter, Alisa in June. Other than for the weddings I haven't crafted one thing. I miss it. I hope to be able to start again soon. More than I have missed the crafting even...I have missed all my blog friends...some of you I see on Facebook or Pinterest and it makes me happy whenever I just see your names or what you are working on. Hopefully I will get some free time in the near future and just browse all you blogs. Hugs to you ALL and much HAPPINESS! Cheryl
Hi ALL! Here are a few of the projects I was working on between wedding and sickness. Knock on wood I've felt good for about five days now so I'm REALLY hoping I'm DONE! So here are some of my projects to share...
I painted and recovered the seat on this chair
Painted the basket for my fabric scraps and then organized the scraps into bundles by color
This is a table runner for my table
Some more views of table runner
Another runner I made for console table
I hope to be making some more projects soon to share. I hope you all are doing what you enjoy today! HUGS, Cheryl
Hi All! Just wanted to let you all know that my daughter's wedding was the ABSOLUTE PERFECT day! I'll write more later in the week about it and a lot of other stuff that has been happening. I promptly got sick the week after the wedding and was totally down. Felt better the following week and did a ton of projects including cleaning out my garage that looked like something from the Hoarders television show (scary). I will take some pictures and put them up later of the projects I did. Then I promptly got sick again the middle of last week. I'm feeling like I'll live but still have ZERO energy. I still don't have the wedding photos, but I thought you might like to see some so here are some the photographer put on Facebook. Do you have a favorite? Hope you are all well! I've been thinking of you all just couldn't quite get to the blog before now. HUGS, Cheryl
I REALLY...REALLY...REALLY CAN NOT BELIEVE that my oldest grandson is now off to KINDERGARTEN! Waahh! I remember when his mother started kindergarten! YIKES is the time ever just moving along! This is what he told me about his first day...
We read dinosaur books
We got to play outside
I drank my water and ate my pretzels for my snack, but I did not eat my fruit snacks
I got a COOL new backback
Sounds like a GREAT day to me!!
Just wanted to share these pics of my sweet KINDERGARTEN boy Tyler with you. HUGS, Cheryl
Hi All! My latest checklist for the wedding is creating a photo book for my daughter and soon to be son-in-law to use as a sign in book. As part of this I am using quotes about marriage. In my hunt for quotes I ran across a quote that really touched my heart. It is not about marriage, but about life. As soon as I found it I knew I wanted to share it. I hope it might touch you all as it did me:
“Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste
a lot of time running around shouting that he’s been robbed. The fact is that
most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to just be
people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration,
most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is like an old time rail
journey…delays…sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only
occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling burst of speed. The trick is to
thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley
I am definitely saying THANK YOU to the LORD for letting me have the ride!! Hugs, Cheryl
Hi All! Thought I would just pop in for a second and share a little wedding happenings with you all.
My daughter had her bridal portraits made last weekend and I made the bouquet for her. I won't be making one for the day of the wedding...it will just be too hectic, but I did want to make the bouquet for her bridal portraits. This bouquet has quite a bit of sentimental value. I wrapped the bouquet in burlap and then covered the burlap with a doily that my grandmother had made. The pins that are in the ribbon were also my grandmothers. The top pin was a hat pin that she wore to her high school graduation in 1905. Hope ALL is FANTABULOUSLY well with you all! Things are moving along nicely here. HUGS, Cheryl
Well, my baby girl had her last first day of school yesterday! Huge Sigh! I have a feeling it is going to be an emotional year for me. My third daughter is getting married, my son has now gone off to college and my baby girl is a senior. I'm so HAPPY, and PROUD, and EXCITED for ALL of them!!!! It just leaves me a little breathless. Time is such a precious thing and I am soooooooo VERY GRATEFUL for EVERY SECOND of EVERY DAY! I am so blessed to see God's hand in my life EACH and EVERY day and in the lives of my children! May the Lord bless each of you this day and may you see HIS HAND in your lives! HUGS, Cheryl
“Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he’s been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to just be people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is like an old time rail journey…delays…sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling burst of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley