Sunday, May 29, 2011
Remember our Heroes
Memorial Day is tomorrow. Please take a moment to remember our veteran's and service members who have paid the price for our freedom.
This has been a month of busy, but fun times with all my kids at home. My last post was all about my son graduating from college. He's been home for 3 weeks and will be leaving soon to head back to school to begin his master's degree. Lukas is such a fun guy to have around, and I have thoroughly enjoyed spending time with him these past few weeks. We've spent time together preparing our garden (he's definitely got the green thumb in our family, and I don't know how I'm going to keep my garden going this summer without him!) We've had a couple of road trips while he's been home, and lots of music with him here. Lukas plays the banjo, mandolin, guitar, and the bari saxophone. He has a bluegrass band back in his college town, and our evenings are spent more with my husband and son playing music than with the television on! Yes, I am going to miss him lots when he's gone, but I've had a great month with him home!!! I suppose that is the reason I have no new patterns this month!
I did receive my August issues of Create and Decorate magazine yesterday. (Seems kind of early, when our weather here has been like February/March!) Anyway, my "Yesteryear Raggedy" is a featured pattern. I made this doll for my daughter. She holds Ashley's babyhood bear, and has a tag that says "So fast you grew, sweet daughter dear, my little girl of yesteryear." I have also put a small locket around the doll's neck with Ashley's photo. I'll have the pattern available on my website soon, once Create and Decorate has released it back to me. I have two of these magazines, and the first person who leaves a message "please send me the magazine!" will get my extra! (Just be sure to e-mail me your address).
Just a few more days to become a follower on my blog to be entered into a drawing to receive a gift certificate for a free e-pattern on Pattern Mart! I'll post the winners on May 31st!!!
Enjoy your Memorial Day! Send your sunshine to the Pacific Northwest, please!!!! :)