ok... so, I've been busy, but still alot TO DO ~

* My "ScrappyStuff Studio!"
... I've tackled some of my "to do" list... {not shown}
*Envelope Book ~ ctmh scrap book supplies;
*Card Set: ctmh Best Friends papers & Arcylix stamps ... Colors: Hollyhock, Twilight, Bamboo;
and my stab at * the "deck of ME"

In Progress: Irish Chain ~ Red makes me Crazy! ~

~ in pieces...

Thinking about it ....
... & getting there ....
~ ONCE upon a Time, while participating in a Quilt SHOP HOP ... Zac said, "i want an all red Irish Chain" ... and, between stops of "bribing the kids" I let them each choose a selection of fabric of their choice if they were good, and Derek, a bit beyond a Toddler, would ask, "s'cuse me, do you have this in a FAT QUARTER?" in question to a BOLT of fabric as big as himself! Derek was on a mission to select greens & horse prints; Sam was on a hunt for pinks and butterflies; Alex hunted for blues or some 'stone' prints for his lighthouse and ... Zac would select his REDS, and sometime purchase MANY of them himself ... (or while working i would spot a NEW one fresh in off the truck) ... so, here we are... stay tuned!


Once Upon a Time: Maggies Place, AZ ~

well, i was looking for picts to scrapbook and ran across something i had actually finished once!
The Wall hanging ~ "Pathways" ... inspired by Color Magic For Quilters ... went into the "room" we "adopted" ... for the Expectant Mother's shelter... At Maggie's Place...
Our 4H group: CHEVY, found some amazing bedding which then inspired me to go through my stash ... and in hoping to use it up, i managed to make a dent, creating this "jacob's ladder" style pattern... that was back in 2000, and Maggie's opened on Mothers Day ... My youngest walked into "our room" on opening day surprised to find an expectant mother already napping in "our room"! ~

What is Maggie's Place? “Maggie’s Place is a house of hospitality for expectant women who wish to achieve their goals in a dignified and welcoming atmosphere. Following Catholic social teaching, we recognize that we are responsible to and for one another. We challenge one another to strive toward personal growth, to welcome the gifts of every person that enters our door, and to promote positive social change. In this way, we celebrate and provide for the next generation.” ... and NOW, proudly there are FOUR other homes!....

... "best start puttin' first things first..."

Take time to Enjoy the {Kenny Chesney DON'T BLINK VIDEO}

I turned on the evenin' news
Saw an old man being interviewed
Turnin' a hundred and two today
They asked him what's the secret to life
He looked up from his ol' pipe
Laughed and said, 'All I can say is'
Don't blink
Just like that
You're six years old and you take a nap
And you wake up and you're twenty-five
And your high school sweetheart becomes your wife
Don't blink
You just might miss your babies growin' like mine did
Turnin' into moms and dads
Next thing you know
Your better half of fifty years is there in bed
And you're prayin' God takes you instead
Trust me friend
A hundred years goes faster than you think
(So/But) don't blink
I was glued to my TV
When it looked like he looked at me
And said, 'Let's start puttin' first things first'
'Cause when your hourglass runs outta sand
You can't flip it over, start again
Took every breath God gives you, for what it's worth
So I been tryin' to slow it down
I been tryin' to take it in
In this here today, gone tomorrow world we're livin' in
Naw, don't blink
Don't blink
Life goes faster than you think....