Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I have been chosen for an award. Bebe from Peaches and Dreams was so sweet in passing this award along to me. This is the Blogging Friends Forever Award. Bebe thank you for thinking of me, I am very honored. So here are the rules for this award:
1) there are only 5 people allowed
2) 4 must be dedicated followers of your blog
3) one must be a new follower of your blog, or live in another part of the world
4) and you must link back to the person who gave you this award

So now comes the really hard part, choosing 5 other recipients, so here goes:

1) Lesley the Funky Art Queen

2) Lisa at Wild Over Wine

3) Janet at the Lavendar Loft

5) and the most recent follower is Rebecca At Wonders Never Cease

Again thank you Bebe for thinking of me!


Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Wonderful Baby Shower

The baby shower was wonderful! I wish you all could have been there! It was beautiful! What great friends that I have! Lisa & Lesley did a wonderful job! I love them so much. Here is a sneak peek of the shower. Isn't the table gorgeous?

*******************This is my sister, Grif & myMother******************* *******************This is Griffin & My great friend Lisa****************

********************So tired after opening all those gifts*****************

Griffin opened gifts for an hour and 15 minutes! WOW! So many friends & family were there. I think there were around 45 in attendance. They received so many nice things, stroller, high chair, glider rocker, baby bedding, little bath tub, a boppy, gift cards and tons of clothes! My Granddaughter will be the best dressed baby in Texas! Yippee! Lisa, Les thank you both so much for such a great day! Love you both dearly!

I've been working really hard on Kennedy's stocking. I have made some progress as you can see. I finished the Christmas Tree and almost have it appliqued onto the stocking.

I hope you all have a great week. My week will be short as I am going with Lisa to Austin & then to Round Top on friday & saturday. Still wishing Les was going. We will miss you Les. Hugs to all of you my friends***Renea

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Follow up on crime partners

Well our 2 partners in crime must be in prison. We went back this week & there was the Jack Russell, but no sign of the big dog. We have gone back by several times this week & now there is no sign of either dog. So I suspect they are both in prison. And you know the difference between a good friend & a true friend....well...a good friend says I can bail you out, but a true friend is sitting beside you saying damn that was fun!

As you all know my Granddaughter is due December 10th. When my daughter was pregnant with each of the boys I made them all a Christmas Stocking. There stockings were so cute, each one has a different Santa face stitched on it. So of course I have the make one for Kennedy my soon to be here Granddaughter. And I think some of you know how crazy us Grandmother's can be at times...well I think this is one of those times. I picked out the cutest stocking with the Sugarplum Fairy on it, but oh my gosh is it sooooo detailed. I think I must have been nuts @ the time! So I have been feverishly working on this stocking to have it done by Christmas. If you have ever made one of these then you know how time consuming they are, all week I have worked on this stocking 3-4 hours per night & this is all I have gotten done!
Each little teeny tiny piece has to be sequined, embroidered, appliqued & sometimes stuffed! And this stocking must have 1000+ pieces! I keep telling my Daughter-in-law that she will be in labor & I'll will be telling her to hang on I only have one more gingerbread man to sew on the stocking. Of course I would expect to get something thrown at me at this point! Ha! Well my dil is coming today as her baby shower is saturday. I can't wait, that will be so much fun.

I would like to say Hi to Tiffany! Thanks for following, & if you have an email address you can send it to me! And also I would like to say thank you so much to all of you who take time out of your busy day to come & visit with me. You all mean so much to me. I love to read you comments. Hope you all are having a great week! Hugs***Renea

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Good Dog Bad Dog or Partners in Crime?

I do marketing locally, so I am in my car much of the day. I have a co-worker who rides with me. We have been working together for about 5-6 years total. We always make our day fun & we laugh alot. Well today I was driving down a street heading towards the office, when my co-worker starts laughing & yells, "go around the block, go around the block". So I drove back around the block to see why she was laughing. And she was saying, "oh my gosh someone is going to be in big trouble!" Below is what we saw. (I try to always carry my camera with me, never know when a true kodak moment will appear, like this one!)

This innocent looking little dog was not alone. He had an accomplice. After I took this picture we heard a loud "woof, woof". And about that time a huge dog jumped up to the window. And in the second photo you can see the other dog on the left hand bottom side. I told my co-worker that I wish the big dog would come to the window again & my co-worker said, "well why don't you get out of the car?" And I'm sure you know what I said! NO WAY!
So maybe they are partners in crime! HeeHee!

I have been so busy with my art work. I have had some blocks to make for special orders. And I started a piece with new techniques by Kelly Rae. I did a set of blocks for a sweet friend at work with her sister-in-laws family photos. She will be giving them to her sister-in-law for Christmas. They turned out really well. What do you think?
The next set was made for a new Grandma. She now has a new Grandson.
I have now made about 5-6 sets of Christmas blocks that I will be putting on etsy soon.I have had the privilege of joining the etsy team The Secret Society of Dirty Sisters. If you get the chance go & check it out. These ladies are amazing artisans.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. Hugs to you all***Renea

Friday, September 12, 2008

An American Tribute

As we all know yesterday was the anniversary of 9-11. Many in our great country made tribute to those who lost their lives. There is a town about 20 miles from here & they place an American Flag around a pond for everyone that lost their life on that terrible day of 9-11, 2001. I happened to be in that town today & couldn't resist taking photos of this old buffalo wallow. Yes this pond once was a buffalo wallow here in the old wild west. I love these flags, so graceful & elegant. These flags transform this wallow into a beautiful surreal scene. So enjoy the photos of this American Tribute. This is my friend Lisa, she was with me today, so I caught her admiring the beauty of these Grand Flags.
The duck on the left had the funniest tuft of hair on his head. Below is a closer view of the duck. He looks too funny!
I hope you all enjoyed the beautiful American Flags, what a great tribute. Hope you all have a great weekend! Hugs***Renea

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Great Weekend

I would like to say to all of you a huge thank you, thank you for all your prayers for my hubby. I think things are finally turning the corner. My hubby is changing positions at work, which is great, and he joined the Air National Guard again. He was in the Air National Guard last year, got out & has regretted it ever since. So friday we drove to Ft. Worth & he was sworn in to the National Guard again!
We went to Uncle Julio's for lunch in Ft. Worth. If you have never been there you must go, their food is YUMMY! After lunch we drove from Ft. Worth to the lake. We stayed at the lake for the rest of the weekend. As some of you know I work on my blocks @ the lake. So I have made several sets of blocks. I made one set for a friend @ work that are of her family, the blocks are going to be a Christmas gift. Then I started a set for Les' boss, it is a set for a new little baby boy. And I also made a halloween set that I will put on etsy, and I made my Grandson's each a block for halloween. They all turned out so cute. The first set are the blocks for my Grandson's. Shh....it is a surprise!
This is the halloween set that I am going to put on etsy (hopefully) tonight. On the way home from the lake our 2 chihuahua's (Tinkerbelle & Pixie) actually sat in the backseat of the car for about 30 minutes. They never sit in the backseat they usually have to sit in my lap. So it was a nice break. So I took photos as proof! Ha! I found a treasure @ the lake this weekend. See the afghan blanket that Pixie is laying on? Well it belongs to my son. I thought that I had lost that blanket when he was a baby. His Great-Grandmother made it for him when he was born. I haven't seen it for years & to my surprise I saw it at the cabin mixed in with a lot of blankets. So I washed it & brought it home, I will give it to my daughter-in-law to keep for when they have a little boy!

I hope you all have a great week! Again thank you for all your prayers. Hugs***Renea

Monday, September 1, 2008

What a great long holiday weekend!

We had a great weekend, we met the kids @ the lake. Our daughter & her family, our daughter-in-law, nephew & his girlfriend. The kids swam out @ the boat ramp & off of the dock. They love the boat dock, and the dogs went swimming with them. Well the big dogs went swimming not the little ones. I love going to the lake but it is so much better with family. We all get along & have so much fun. Plus there is always food for an army, oh yeah there was one @ the lake. I'm going to share photos of the boys first. The first photo is my Grandson Tyler, he will be 13 next Monday. A teenager, oh my!
The second Grandson is Montgomery "Gummy", he is 11 years old. He was playing a video game with Logan. The third Grandson is Curtis, he is 9 years old. He was posing with Macaroni for this photo.
One of our favorite things to do @ the lake is sit outside under the carport. We have lots of chairs, swings & bbq grills. So we all sit out there & visit, tell stories & laugh. We usually sit out there until after dark. The next photo is of our daughter-in-law & the little baby on the way. As you all know the baby is a girl. Yippee!
Below are some photos of the plants, trees & landscaping. The purple sage below was full of beautiful butterflies & bumble bees. The third photo in this group has a bumble bee, its hard to see, but its there!
The crepe-murtle was full of a spider's web. Just to irresistible not to photo. Plus the crepe-murtle was so pretty. Look @ this gorgeous prickly-pear. It is about to bloom. Look @ the huge bulbs and the color is so pretty.
Our neighbor's dock. The trees already look like they are turning for fall.

And you just gotta love these native trees. The mesquite tree, they twist & turn with the wind, branches sway with a gentle breeze. The tree below is very old, look @ the way the trunk has split @ the bottom. I love this tree. So graceful. Keep watching for my 100th post. I will set up a post for you to comment on for the giveaway. I still have a few more posts before number 100! I hope you all have a great week. Mine will be short as we are going back to the lake thursday night, we will meet the kids again for the weekend! Yippee! I can hardly wait.

I would like to thank you all for your frequent visits to my site. I always look forward to your comments. Hugs to you all***Renea