Saturday, January 31, 2009


Subject: KIDS


To those of us who have children in our lives, whether they are our own, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or students... here is something to make you chuckle. Whenever your children are out of control, you can take comfort from the thought that even God's omnipotence did not extend to His own children.
After creating heaven and earth, God created Adam and Eve. And the first thing he said was
' DON'T ! '
'Don't what? ' Adam replied.
'Don't eat the forbidden fruit.' God said.
'Forbidden fruit ? We have forbidden fruit? Hey Eve..we have forbidden fruit! '
' No Way ! '
'Yes way ! '
'Do NOT eat the fruit !' said God.
'Because I am your Father and I said so ! ' God replied, wondering why He hadn't
stopped creation after making the elephants.
A few minutes later, God saw His children having an
apple break and He was ticked !
'Didn't I tell you not to eat the fruit? ' God asked.
'Uh huh,' Adam replied.
'Then why did you? 'said the Father.
'I don't know,' said Eve.
'She started it! ' Adam said.
'Did not! ' 'Did too! ''DID NOT! '
Having had it with the two of them, God's punishment was that Adam and Eve should
have children of their own.. Thus the pattern was set and it has never changed. If you have persistently and lovingly tried to give children wisdom and they haven't taken it, don't be hard on yourself. If God had trouble raising children, what makes you think it would be a piece of cake for you?
1. You spend the first two years of their life teaching them to walk and talk. Then you
spend the next sixteen telling them to sit
down and shut up.
2. Grandchildren are God's reward for not
killing your own children.
3. Mothers of teens now know why some
animals eat their young.
4. Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't
have said
5. The main purpose of holding children's
parties is to remind yourself that there are
children more awful than your own.
6. We childproofed our homes, but they are still getting in.
ADVICE FOR THE DAY: Be nice to your kids. They will choose your nursing home one day

This weekend kicked ...

or should I say Ben kicked. This weekend Ben was proud to bring home a 2nd place Team Sparring (first time competing in this event...and he had a blast) and 2nd place individual sparring. He did amazing in all his events!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Check out this sweet giveaway!!

WINNER AmandaSue! Congrats

I think there is still a couple days left to get in on this giveaway for one of BookWormz cool bookmarks. If you mention my name (please) I can get another entry. Good Luck.

I won I won I won....Oh Happy Day!!!

Wow, I can't believe my great fortune. I've won a giveaway contest from AudreysCountryCrafts, a $15 gift certificate from her lovely shop. I am so excited. I have picked this sweet sign

Make sure to visit this shop for beautiful painted treasures and country crafts.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Custom Order-Tshirt Quilt


I received the package of tshirts yesterday afternoon and couldn't wait to get started on this custom order. These pictures are a bit dark, but I think you can get a general idea of how it is going to look.

Each block has been trimmed, backed with a cotton panel and have their individual borders of black, brown or red. I also started assembling the blue sashing for row 1.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I ♥ Giveaways

Check out this great GIVEAWAY by Knitsational and ShineYourHiney . Winner to be drawn on February 2, 2009 in plenty of time for Valentine's Day. Good Luck!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Heat Hog

Come on you silly kitty. Share the heat. I know its cold, and I am doing my part in conservation by turning the heat down a bit but really, laying on the entire register! That's the sight we came to see.
It wasn't bad enough that earlier today I found half a roll of toilet paper unravelled on the bathroom floor. Ahhhh, the antics of a kitten, sure does make us laugh.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Hurray! I got blogged today.

A wonderful etsian from tigerbee did a blog with one of my quilts on it as well as some other beautiful works from etsy. Check them all out here beesarefun blogspot.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Whatcha Watching Wednesday

I just added a poll. Let me know which reality t.v. shows you like to watch. I think there are some more American Idol auditions tonight. Looking forward to the new season of Survivor coming up soon.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Terrific Tuesday

What a great way to start the day. I feel like a kid at Christmas. I got an e-mail from
PIXIE KISSES - aka to say my gift is on its way from her generous giveaway!! I will be racing out to the mailbox everyday,lol. :) The kindness of strangers is so heartwarming.

Have a wonderful day folks!

Monday, January 19, 2009

The Bachelor

Monday night...The Bachelor is on tonight. I'm looking forward to seeing Stephanie's little girl Sophia surprise her mom with a visit on her birthday. Hope she doesn't get eliminated.

Oh Happy Day!!!

I got a custom order to make a t-shirt quilt. I am so excited. I have to wait to get the t-shirts in the mail. The waiting will be so agonizing.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


All prices have been adjusted now. Come on in and take your pick of great quilts at amazing prices at .
That's right. Send me a convo tonight and I will reduce the price of any quilt that you want to $50 (unless it's already priced less than that). I really want to send these quilts to a new home to make room for me to make some new ones. Once again free shipping in Canada and U.S. ( approx $10 savings ). What a steal!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Tournament Time

After a couple months off, Ben is back hitting the karate circuit. Today was the first tournament of the year and the competition was fierce. These kids are amazing. He proudly brought home some new trophies, a 2nd place in weapons, 2nd place in forms and 4th place in sparring.
Great job Ben!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Boutique By Bonnie

Congrats to Leah, for winning this giveaway!!!
For all you jewelry lovers, here is a sweet shop that I stumbled upon this morning. and she is having a giveaway that you can enter to win these darling earrings. Check it out and visit her shop, too. Good Luck!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Contest Giveaway

Check out the button on the sidebar for Designs by Vanessa. She is having an awesome giveaway.

Karate Kid

Well, the start of a New Year means the beginning of Karate Circuit season for my son. Looking forward to seeing him challenge himself and reach his goals.

hollyzhobby now offers

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Snickers on her pedestal

Perched on her pedestal, she needs to know everyone's whereabouts in case she may be in need of attention.


Anything that comes in the house becomes the property of Snickers. She took ownership of the peach basket and would actually fall asleep in uncomfortable as it seemed to look.

Pinwheel Passion

Here is the newest addition for my Etsy Shop. This quilt has such beautiful warm colours of sage, honey and copper. I love the different perspectives the pattern gives from pinwheels to diamonds. This quilt can be purchased at . Check out the other great quilts while you're there. The backdrop for the picture is yesterday's accumulation of snow. It snowed the entire day.