Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Prayers Needed!

My sister, Stacey, started having some hearing loss a few months ago and after getting it checked out found out that she has an acoustic neuroma (benign brain tumor).  Stacey is having the tumor removed today.  The surgery is a 6-10 hour process and she will probably have some balance issues afterwards along with a long recovery period. 

Please keep Stacey in your thoughts and prayers. 
Send lots of positive thoughts to her!
I know she will appreciate it and I definitely will!

If you would like to read more about acoustic neuroma, check out this site: .

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Making Rag Rugs

I've been making rag rugs lately.  There fun and inexpensive to make.  Earl and I have been going to thrift stores and buying old sheets.  I bring them home, wash and dry them, make slits in the fabric and then we rip the sheets into strips for me to crochet.  Earl and the kids have been a huge help with the ripping of the sheets.

Ezie and Mallory are helping with their own technique of ripping.

I guess you have to make it fun!
and hey, whatever works and they're getting along is fine with me!

and here are some of my end results....

I think they're turning out really pretty!  It's been a fun way to be creative and recycle, reuse and go green!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

My Mallory Turned 11!

Mallory turned 11 last week.
Our neighbor gave her a certificate for her birthday to drive his red tractor around his backyard.
Mallory was so excited and nervous,
but she did a great job and had fun!

 Mallory with Bill our neighbor

and Jace riding the little tractor around the yard.
He has his mouth opened because he's showing Bill that he
lost his first tooth.

My babies are growing up way to fast.  Mallory and Ezie will both be in Middle School this year and Jace starts Kindergarten.  Earl got his job back at the bus garage and I am going to go full force into my sewing and crocheting business now that I am home by myself all day.
I did tell Jace that I need a "Pillow Pet" to snuggle with while I take my nap since he won't be home to be my snugglebuddy. 
I sure will miss my baby!

although Jace says,
 "I'm not a baby Mom!  I'm big now"
little tears in my eyes

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

What I Received From the Brown Paper Bag Swap

Sorry I know I'm a late posting this, but I left the charger to my camera in Maine and was waiting for it to get mailed back to me.  Now if I could just get all the beach sand out of it so it won't be tempermental.

I received this gorgeous and super creative art piece from Ellen

Ellen came up with a wonderful idea....I would have never thought of doing this in a million years.  Check out the people sitting under the tree.  So cute!!  Ellen you did an amazing job and I really want to thank you for participating in the Brown Paper Bag Swap and for being my partner.

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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My spirit is craving to take me here - a quiet tranquil place!

My spirit is craving to take me here - a quiet tranquil place!
I would love to get away and just find me. Find my artistic side and just be able to let my spirit go!

Personality Test

You Are 9: The Peacemaker
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.