Thursday, April 12, 2012

What I have been working on lately

It seems I go from one thing to the other lately.  I was tatting for quiet awhile.  Then I was crocheting for a long time.  Now I seem to have gone on to embroidery!  I just love it all!
Here is a nice little wrist bag I crocheted to hold my thread when crocheting.
I had then crocheted all kinds of little circles and flowers.  So I made this cute little postcard to send to my daughter who is at Navy Boot Camp.

I also made this little piece by sewing a crocheted circle in the middle and crocheted flowers and buttons and beads on it.  I am not sure yet what I am going to do with it. 
This is my first piece of free form embroidery.  I might make a pin cushion out of it.  Someone suggested that and it sounds like a good idea.
This is a brooch I am working on.  I want to add some more beads and such to it.  I just have to decide which ones and where.

This is another piece I am working on.  I have put several things on it that I like.  I have appliqued two small pieces of my Mama's embroidery onto it. 
This is a little bag that I made using a needle lace tecnique.  It is very tiny.  Maybe 1-1/2 inches  if even that big.
I have done 4 post since yesterday so maybe now I am caught up.  I will try not to go so long inbetween post.  It's just hard sometimes.


My son, Keith, went to his first prom on March 31st.  He went with a friend of his to her school prom in the neighboring town 7 miles away.  He was so handsome all dressed up!  And she is a pretty girl.  This Friday night they will go to the prom together at his school here in town.

                                                           Me and my son.


Two weeks ago my dear Uncle Junior (Frank Allen Payne, Jr.) died.  He was a wonderful uncle.  He was my Mama's oldest brother and her favorite.  He was there for her during the last months of her life and I will always be grateful for that.  It meant so much to her.  He was 84 years old when he passed away and though we will greatly miss him we know he is in heaven and reunited we my Mama and their other siblings and praising God. 
Here is a picture of Uncle Junior, Me, and his wife, my Aunt Vivian (who happens to be my Daddy's sister).  This was taken a few years ago.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

bootcamp, wreck, Copper

Time sure does get away from me!  I can't believe it has been so long since I have posted on my blog.  So much has been happening lately and I have just not taken the time to sit down and put it all on here.

First of all my daughter, Tara, who is 20 now, joined the Navy.  She left for boot camp in February and will graduate on April 20th.  We are so excited for her!  She is in Great Lakes, Illinois doing her boot camp and we will be leaving a week from today to drive up there to see her graduate and visit with her for the day.  We sure have missed her!  Here is a picture of all the family as we saw her off to boot camp.  She hated the fact that she had to wear her glasses and could not wear her contacts.
Keith, Clark, Tara, Diane, Amber

Here is a picture of me hugging my baby goodbye.

Also in February my baby boy, Keith, had his 18th birthday!  He will be graduating in May.  I cannot believe all my kids are grown up!  I miss my babies :(

In March I was sitting with my Daddy at the nursing home one morning before work and got a call from Keith saying he had been in a wreck on his way to school.  Thank the good Lord he was not hurt and neither was anyone else.  The wreck happened not even a block from where I was so I rushed out of the nursing home to go see about him.  He is a tall boy and drove this little tin can of a car.  He did not realize the girl in front of him had stopped cause she could not get onto the hwy due to traffic and he hit her from behind.  Her car looked fine.  His was totalled!  He was so worried his daddy would be mad.  I told him no.  That we could get another car, but not another son.

When spring first started to arrive I would notice these little spider webs in the grass and bushes across from our house every morning on my way to work.  There are lots and lots of them.  They look so neat.  So I stopped one morning and took pictures.

Here is our dog, Copper, with his "baby".  I had this crate full of my daughter's old baby dolls that we were throwing out.  Copper walked up to the crate, looked inside, and pulled out this baby doll to play with.  He is so cute with his baby!