Invisible Illness

Invisible Illness

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Medieval Times

I made this once a long time ago for a swap I was in. At the time I had no idea what I would use it for and gave it away. Well I had to end re-making it. My son was a knight for Halloween a while back and I am getting ready to scrap his pictures, so I needed this paper piecing to go with the pages.
I drew it by hand by looking at a picture I found online. Drawing is NOT easy for me, so it took a REALLY long time. I like the way horse and rider came out for the most part. I have the pattern pieces, if anyone is interested let me know. Once I had the pieces made, it was pretty quick and easy to put together.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Rain, Rain Go Away....

It rained here ALL weekend :( It did get me thinking about some old pics I need to scrap of my boys playing in the rain when they were younger. I want to use theses pieces for the pages but I think I need at least one other piece. Or pieces...deco squares?

Any ideas?

More Fun Stuff.....

Working on a nursery rhyme scrapbook as a baby gift for a friend. She is due with twins next month and the nursery is done in that theme, so I thought the book would be a nice touch.

I have not gotten very far yet. Just a few pieces. Hey Diddle Diddle, Farmer in the Dell and Three Little Pigs. Hopefully I will have time to make some more pieces this week.

Not sure I even like the three little is something I made a while back and I hand drew all the faces - trust me I am no artist :)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Fall Has Arrived And With It....

Hi All!

Fall has finally arvived bringing sunny days in the low 70's and cool nights, perfect for sleeping. We are in that wonderful time where we have to need for A/C and no need for heat. How perfect!

I love this time of year for two reasons. One, my TN is usually at it's best. Two, the trees start to chnage beautifully around here. Probably not so much this year because of the heat we had all summer and lack of rain, but I will still be on the hunt for photo opps :)

I have been busy working on recipe pages this month. I am making recipe books as Christmas presents this year. I made a few last year and those who did not get one expressed a desire to get one this year! I am coming along and having fun , yet I still have a way to go.

I will have a few dfferent projects going this weekend, so I will have a bunch of things to post soon !

Let me know what you think!

Grandparents Day Card

A card I made for my parents for Grandparents day. I have to admit I scrap lifted on this one. I love the way it turned out though!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday September 11, 2011- Do You Remember?

Do you remember where you were on the morning of September 11, 2001. I do. Ten years after the fact, I can recall with vivid memory where I was, what I was doing and even what I was wearing. If it hasn't faded in my mind in these past 10 years I don't think it ever will. And why should it fade? September 11, 2001, my life changed forever.
In an instant, as I sat there watching the second plane hit the tower, everything I knew, felt and trusted in was shattered. My country no longer felt like my country, my world no longer felt like my world.
As much as I recall where I was and what I was doing that day, I also recall my first thoughts. How was this even possible, and what did this mean for my boys - then ages 5, 3 and 1. I had the urge to scoop them up and run with them, to where I had no idea. I wanted to flee from the horror of the images that were on TV. I wanted to get away from the terror I felt. Realizing there was no where to go, I sat down on the middle of the living room floor and cried. I, know know I was sitting there waiting. Waiting for the U.S to continually attacked. I waited to hear about Chicago, L.A, D.C, St. Louis, all being hit. I was in a sense waiting for the end of the United States. That, thankfully, never came.
It never happened because of our American heroes that day. The people on Flight 93 who prevented another attack and in the process gave their lives for ours. The first responders who ran into the towers, while everyone else was running out of them. The firemen, policemen and anyone else who had the courage to do what needed do be done that day. So many of those heroes lost their lives that day, and in return helped many others to keep their lives, their families, their hope.
That is what I will honor today. I will honor the people who were warriors, patriots, and true Americans. They lost their lives, they left families behind and devastated. Yet they managed to leave us with something to live on for the coming days, weeks, and years. Hope. Throughout our American history there were many times when all we had left was hope. We made it through on hope before , we can do it again.
In your own way, this day, honor the innocent lives lost, the heroes who were wiling to give their lives for our country, and will continue to do so while the fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq. Remember the families who have lost their loved ones. Remember our American Heroes. Take in the sight of our flag still standing. And most of all , remember we still have hope.

I remember, do you?

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Another day over 100 degrees here. Staying positive and starting a new project. My son was a pirate for Halloween last year - here are some things I am going to use on his pages. The tags are probably some of the more favorite things I have made.

Let me know what ya all think!