Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Army talk

So my son is at the half way point now in basic combat training (BCT). He is missing us tons he says (well, writes). I have not heard from him on the phone in over a month. He can only write snail mail.  I took this online class thing the Army provides. If you finish all 3 levels they guarantee a pic of your SIT (soldier in training) so here is my son.

He graduates Oct 2!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Make a cute tote bag

I was thinking this would be good for a few library books.

Click here
for pattern

I love these Michael Miller fabrics she used!


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Kid's quilt

Trying to use up stash, and not buy.
Very hard.
I will need to buy batting the next quilt I make.
:)
Colors are royal blue, light blue, white, peach, and a grey/white dot fabric.



Friday, August 15, 2014

Army mom!

Well it's official...

I am an Army mom.

Bittersweet, actually.

My son, who just graduated high school in May, joined the Army last year.  He was signed up to go to basic training July 21.  So he's been gone almost 4 weeks now.  I've only received 1 letter from him. They are not letting him use the phone for a while. I guess they are focusing on training and not letting them use phones, computers, nothing. I write letters...often.  Besides that I have no contact with him.

He finishes up in October and then heads off to Virginia for his AIT, which is the training for the job he chose.  He chose to be an aircraft mechanic.  He then wants to try to get into the Nightstalker school, which is like the Rangers. or Green Berets.

So, needless to say, I am very sad. Missing him terribly. Trying to keep myself busy with my quilting, crochet, and art.

Here is a pic I got off Facebook of him. Fortunately, there is a FB page that updates us every Saturday with pictures of his unit. He was only pictured this one time. But at least I have this:


So if anyone wants to write to him, a 'thank you for your service' letter, just let me know. You can email me or comment here. I've had others send him letters. In his last (and only) letter I received he was very down. Saying he was very homesick. and not having any contact with family and friends has been the hardest part. So if you have a minute. Buy a card. Send him a hello...

Thanks friends!


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

good morning!

kids back in school-check!
life getting back to normal-check!
art is happening again-check!
quilting-yes-check!
oh ya, and of course crocheting!-check!

so happy life is finally settling down after a long hot summer.
so so so looking forward to fall temperatures now.

for some reason when I am logged onto internet explorer it does not let me upload pics. so I need to remember to log onto chrome from now on to post here. bEcause unfortunately, this post will look very boring. no pics.

anyways...not much else going on.

other than lots of RAIN today! yay for Arizona!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Halloween talk

So I've already seen Halloween and fall items at some of the stores around town.

Do you make crafts for Halloween or fall?  I used to...a LOT. Now, not so much.

I enjoy looking at all the online crafts for the holidays though.

I used to do a lot of cross stitch and embroidery.  My eyes have gotten bad over the last few years and I don't do any of that anymore. Too hard to see the squares and count everything out right.

Well I might try something small for fall soon.  I just love the fall here in Arizona. The weather is great.  I mean, let's be honest...who wants to crochet an afghan in summer in Arizona?! Too hot on my lap most days.

LINK to fall crafty ideas


crochet freebies

Do you visit Pinterest? I do. Pretty frequently.
I love looking at all the great crafty ideas.
And recipes!
HERE is a great link on Pinterest