Tuesday, September 25, 2007


My kidney is so much better and I am ready to make up for lost time. Today was a day of finishing things! I started the day finishing the book I have been reading, Bill Bryson's delightfully entertaining, A Walk in the Woods. I really enjoyed this book as it provided me with both history and humor of the Appalachian Trail. Makes me want to put on my walking shoes and get out there and hike! Of course, I could never make it 2,200 miles with a huge pack on my back, but that's okay! I'll stick to the backyard.

ALSO - I finished another purse! This is my "fall" purse. My sewing skills are progressing! Here is a view of the purse from the outside:
And now a secret look at the inside, where all the excitement happens!
Now isn't that cute??? You must love the pocket.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


I am not having as much fun today as I would like to be! I have a kidney infection! It's pretty painful and I am having trouble eating much. Let's pray for speedy recovery!

Monday, September 17, 2007

New Jersey

I spent the weekend at a farm in southern New Jersey with Brian. I saw his grandparents farm where they grow a LOT of corn, peaches, and pumpkins. The corn has just finished up for the season, but the pumpkins are in full effect!

I got to see his family that was in from Alaska and meet a lot of relatives I didn't know. Of course, we ate very well. Fresh, juicy peaches! Mmmm.... lots of fun!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

This makes me happy....

And here is my coffee with my new potholder/hot pads!!!!

Monday, September 10, 2007

The results are in...

After a long day of waiting, waiting, and finally playing, I was not chosen for the Marine Band. I did my best and I guess it just wasn't what they were looking for. I am sad that I didn't make it and sometimes it is hard to know what to do next, but I am praying that with this door closed another one will be open for me. Besides, now I don't have to worry about how to gain weight fast!

Sunday, September 9, 2007


Hello everyone! This is just an update from Washington D.C.
I've been here for a couple of days and will be taking an audition in the morning. I'm all practiced up and ready to go. Hopefully I will play my best and things will go my way. I'll be updating more soon. Now I need some rest.

Monday, September 3, 2007

New Projects

I have a couple of new sewing projects in the wings. I have started my first quilting project - making these cute nine-patch potholders. Got to use the rotary cutter and everything today!

I should be able to finish this up pretty quick and then it's back to purses! I got this new fabric at JoAnn's today to make a brown corduroy purse with a flowered lining. I am going to try a new pattern this time! Fingers crossed for the best!