Monday, March 28, 2011

Random thoughts

Just look at the gorgeous sunrise I saw on my way to work Friday morning.  It’s finally daylight when I leave in the mornings now! 

I couldn’t help myself.  I pulled over on a side road to take this picture.  It only made me a little late for work.  Fortunately, my boss understands.  Smile

When I got back home, this is what I got to do Friday afternoon.  Look at the gorgeous blue sky.  Ahhh…Spring!
IMG_6184A good wife always drives with the flashers on and follows her husband while he’s driving a tractor so no one comes over the hill and hits him.  Of course, someone could hit me instead but we won’t go there.

Saturday I had the day at home by myself, which is a rarity, so I buried myself in the sewing room.  That is, after I put soup for supper in the pot, made cornbread, a cake to take to work on Monday and cleaned the house. [sigh].  Once I did finally get to the SR I was able to complete my part in Baby Ella’s crib bumper.  My friend Joyce embroidered the name on her fancy dancy embroidery machine & I put together the cover on my semi-not so fancy machine.

Bumper in bed

(above photo courtesy of DIL

I also finished a few bibs


and another hat.
I’m on the home stretch.
I only have one more baby project to finish. 

The other two grands came for a visit on Saturday night so Mom & Dad could have a date night which could be the last for awhile once Baby Ella makes her appearance.  We so enjoy our grandchildren!  They sure can make us laugh and we can’t hardly wait to add another comedian to the troupe!

And last but not least I have a need to tell you about a movie we watched last night.  First of all, did you know you could rent movies off of Amazon?  Slick, I tell ya!  $3.99 for a 24 hour rental and you can watch it instantly.  Technology, I tell ya!  We watched “Get Low” with Robert DuVall, Lucas Black, Bill Murray & Sissy Spacek. 

Get Low cover
“Get Low” is a PG-13 drama with just enough humor thrown in to make it a joy to watch.  Bill Murray had a line regarding snowflakes in July(I won’t give it away) that had me chuckling yet this morning in the way to work.
”Get Low” has an interesting storyline for sure. It’s loosely based on a true story that took place back in the 30’s in East Tennessee.
A big take away for me was the realization how people build their own personal jails trying to runaway from shame and fears or maybe because they feel it’s a punishment they deserve after they’ve messed up. I think we all do that from time to time.  Maybe not to the extreme that Robert Duvall’s character did but we still do.  When all we need to do is take those shames and fears to the cross to give it all to Christ and receive the freedom only He can give.  If you get the chance, definitely give “Get Low” a shot.  It’ll be worth your time. 

Have a good week!


  1. Love your pics. I bet it was worth being late to work. You amaze me with what all you are making for the baby. I would love to know how you make your bibs. They are darling. And I have never heard of that movie. I will check it out. Is amazon like netflix?

  2. Well, if you're sooo close to being done with your baby projects...I'll send a couple more ideas on your way! (Just kidding ;))

  3. I love your baby projects! Joyce did a wonderful job on the bumper pad embroidery. I will have to remember she can do that if I need something! I will check out that movie. Always looking for good, clean movies!

  4. I love the bumper-that is beautiful! Haven't heard of that movie but I'm going to look for it....snow in July and East Tennessee are two things I can relate to : )

  5. You and Joyce sure know how to put together one beautiful crib set. WOW! Of course you're a good photographer AND grandma. I wouldn't be surprised if someone asks to order a crib bumper; then y'all will go into your own business, make scads of $$$$ and retire rich. Hey, how about another luncheon somewhere as the weather warms up?

  6. I must echo everyone's comments on the crib bumper. Gorgeous! The sunrise is beautiful. I love the colors of the sky this time of year. Thanks for sharing. Have a fabulous day. Blessings, SusanD

  7. I love the crib bumper and bedding. You did a wonderful job. I have one grandaughter that's two and a grandson due in May. There's nothing like them, spoil them and send them home. :)

  8. Love the bumper pad! I really need to make some bibs - did you make that pattern up? blessings, marlene

  9. Love your projects.
    HAve agreat day!

  10. Some cute sewing you have done lately! Looks like I'm not the only one without a fancy dancy sewing machine. I've been rat holing $ for one, but a new dining table sounds better right now!

  11. You are rockin' the baby projects!! I love how the bumper turned out. Fantastic. :) Honored to be your partner!

  12. Love the bumper pad!! You make awesome things!!!

  13. The pink sky is just glorious! I've never seen anything like it.

    You're making some beautiful baby layette items. Baby Ella is fortunate to have you as a grandma!