Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Snow, snow and more snow.......

These are the trees in my backyard.
They look so pretty!

We've been so lucky this winter and only had a couple of mild snowstorms, but our luck has run out. It started snowing yesterday and we have about 11 inches and it's suppose to snow until the weekend. Next Tuesday there is another snow storm that is due to hit us. The kids are loving it!! It isn't that cold outside and the snow is great packing snow. Earl on the other hand is working his butt off doing snow removal.

I guess there isn't much you can do about the snow when you live in Upstate NY though. I have to comend the cities around here though. The main roads are always plowed and salted right away and the side roads are done several times throughout any snow storm. They do a great job and try to keep our roads safe.

So today, I guess I'll keep drying the kids snow clothes, making hot chocolate and get started on a pot of soup so when Earl finally gets home he can try to unthaw.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Do you Need Something to Make You Smile Today??

Call the Nestle Hotline @ 1-800-295-0051. When asked if you want English or Spanish, wait quietly for about 10 secs & you will smile. Keep going & press 4, then press 7 or just try them all out.

My brother sent this to me. So cute!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Some of Last Weeks Projects

Here are a few of the things I made last week. I made these cute Valentines potholders for some special girls. I based them off of some that I had seen on Martha Stewarts Valentine ideas. She put binding around hers, but I have a fear of seam binding so I lined mine and machine quilted them. Each potholder has 4 pieces of flannel and 2 pieces of fabric for the main part and then for each little flap also. They turned out really cute!

Mallory had a birthday party to go to so I made her friend a reversible pink apron and a couple of potholders. mallory didn't get a good picture of the apron, but it was really pink and perfect for a little girl.

Then Mallory had another birthday party to go to and this is for a tomboy. I made her a messenger type bag out of a butterfly camoflauge fabric and lined it with a kakhi. It turned out so nice and I was pretty proud of myself for making up my own pattern and putting the bag together in about 4 hours. I have another one cut out ready to go.

I've been crocheting at night and then since the kids have been off of school this week for winter break we've been cleaning during the day. We have had an extra bedroom that was filled with junk and it's now a nice bedroom for Jace. He has had a blast playing in "his" room and having his own space. Maybe eventually he'll want to sleep in his new room, but until he's ready I'll keep him as my snuggle buddy!

I'm hoping if I keep up on the cleaning spurt that MAYBE Earl will finally hook that stereo system up that he brought home a few weeks ago and get the dryer out of my kitchen and the other one hooked up in my laundry room. Let's hope I can motivate him!!!! I've been trying to decide if I'm just a patient, push over type of person or an understanding, I know you work hard type of person????? I mean it's only been 2 months since the dryer has been sitting in my kitchen! What do you think???

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Valentines Card Swap

I participated in Altered Art Junkies Valentines Swap again this year. We each had to make 19 cards and send them to our partners. Here are the cards I received this year. They are all so pretty and my scanner definitely doesn't do them justice!

First Row: Mine, Carrie F., Laci J., Ginny B.
Second Row: Olivia G, Rebecca J.S., Kristi W., Stephanie A.
Row Three: Erin H., Desi A., Pam O., Debbi L.
Row Four: Samantha L., Celia A., the next 2 are from Debbie M.
Row Five: Candice M., Kristin T., Ramona A., Kathryn

Thanks for a fun swap! I love all of the cards and it was so much fun to get "Fun" mail everyday last week!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

My OWOH Winners Are......

I has two winners of my OWOH giveaway. One for the first hundred people that left comments and then a second prize for the next group of a hundred. So by the use of the Random Generator my winners sweet blogger friend Angel from Kissed by an Angel who lives in the UK and my second winner is Sophie from The Art of [being] Miss KoolAid who lives in Canada. Congratulations to both of you and I hope you enjoy the hotpad and dishcloths!

Thanks Lisa for hosting such a wonderful event and Thank you for all of your time and energy to put all of the Magic Carpet Ride together for us! Your the best and I'm looking forward to next year!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Vintage Love

Happy Valentines Day!
I thought I'd share a few of my vintage Valentines with you
and then my favorite "Vintage Love" picture

This is a picture of my Grandparents
they were together for approx. 70 years
Can you imagine that??

and then one of my all time favorites

and what did ever happen to Waldo?

He seemed to just disappear?


Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Sweetheart Dance

Last night Earl took Mallory to a Sweetheart Dance
with one of Mallory's friends and her Aunt.

The girls all looked so pretty and Earl cleaned up pretty good too!

Here is a picture of me and Mallory with my Dad when we were in Kansas.

I remember how much I loved going to things with my dad when I was a little girl. It didn't happen very often, but having that special time with my daddy really meant a lot to me.

So to all those dad's out there,
even though you probably don't want to go to these dances
and stuff that the mom's out there planned for you to do......
you are making wonderful memories for your daughters!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Here is the Wonderful Woman I was Named After

When I was back home one of the people that I really wanted to see was my Auntie Sharon. Auntie is not only my very favorite Aunt, she's my ONLY Aunt and she's is the person who I am named after.

This is a picture of my brother Mike, me and my Auntie Sharon on her wedding day.
Check out the yellow car and we both have on yellow dresses.
I wonder if that's when yellow became my favorite color??
Also, Auntie's husbands name is Jerry
Sharon + Jerry
(I don't know if that's where my mom and dad actually got Sherry from, but I do know I was named after Auntie Sharon)

Also, Mallory has only had 4 people sign up for her swap. She really needs a few more people, so if you have kids that would like to receive some Valentines in the mail please sign up by Friday night. The valentines don't have to be handmade they can be store bought. Thanks!!

Have a wonderful day!!!!

My DIL made this up using the pictures of my 5 oldest boys. So funny!

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All 8 of my kids

All 8 of my kids

My 6 Grandkids

My 6 Grandkids

Me, Earl, My daughter-in-laws, son-in-law, kids & grandkids

Me, Earl, My daughter-in-laws, son-in-law, kids & grandkids

The Whole Family

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Well, here I am - this is me, Sherry

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You are emotionally stable and willing to find common ground with others. Your friends and family often look to you to be the mediator when there is conflict. You are easy going and accepting. You take things as they come. Avoiding conflict at all costs, you're content when things are calm. At Your Best: You feel connected, trusting, and fulfilled. You feel at peace with your place in the world. At Your Worst: You compromise your values to make sure peace is maintained. You give in to bullies. Your Fixation: Harmony Your Primary Fear: Causing conflict Your Primary Desire: To preserve things as they are Other Number 9's: Marge Simpson, Ronald Reagan, Audrey Hepburn, Jerry Seinfeld, and Abraham Lincoln.