Wednesday, October 21, 2009

How to Fund a Mission

I saw Kade doing this and instantly knew how we would afford to send him on a mission. What a shinning example he would be!

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

She's Off the DL

Megan went last Wednesday for a follow up x-ray.  She then saw the doctor on Friday.  He said her arm had corrected itself.  She has been cleared to do all activities!  She was so happy to not have to wear that brace anymore.  She also got to play in her soccer game on Saturday morning.  With being on the sidelines for a month she has lost her staminia.  We'll have to get her doing some conditioning (jogging on the treadmill).



Here's a few pictures from Meg's game.



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Making a Move

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

More Creations

I haven't done too much sewing lately but there have been a few things that I haven't posted yet that I wanted to.  In August I made this Mom Bag.  I also included a changing pad.  The customer said it was too pretty to use.

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Sometime at the end of summer I finally got around to making Meg's messenger bag.  She only gave me the order months ago.  I took her fabric shopping and asked her what she wanted.  I guess she is a bit like me in knowing what details she wanted the bag to have.  This was the first time I used a zipper.  I survived the process and have decided they aren't that hard to deal with.



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Next was Mattey's scripture case.  I also took her out shopping and she decided on something and then when I was making it she didn't want the fabric anymore.  (That's so her.)  I think it turned out cute and she does like it, now.



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Mickey's office mate ordered a bag for his wife for their anniversary.  He knew exactly what he wanted.  I told him I had to make a few differences since all my bags are unique.  I made it better.  I quilted with blue thread and added some ribbon.  I like it better than mine.  He wanted it to be a knitting bag so I put in a few slots for needles and a flap on one of the pockets.  His wife told me it's too pretty to use.  It's sitting on a table so she can look at it.



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And here's my latest creation.  I've been seeing patchwork bags around and thought I'd give it a try.  I also wanted to try another zipper.  (That took a while to figure out since I didn't have a pattern telling me how to do it.)  I love this fabric by Lila Tueller and had to make something for myself with it.  I made an "invisible" outside pocket and inside is a cell phone pocket.



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September Art Projects

Almost every school day Kade comes home from preschool with some kind of art project.  This year I'm trying a new tactic to preserve all the artwork.  I'm trying to take a picture of the work as it comes in the door.  Then the camera will date it for me.  (I have 5 years of art work sitting in tubs that I was not smart enough to preserve.  Sometime I have to take on that big project.  Ugh.)  Here's some pictures of the work Kade has created this past month.



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They have learned about letters F and A and also about friends and apples.

Hearing vs. Listening

Last month I took Kade to see the ENT.  We saw the doctor about 7 months ago for his "chronic" ear infections. We decided to wait through the summer to see if the fluid would drain and then talk tubes in the fall.  Before going in I was SO sure that Kade would be getting tubes.  His hearing seemed to be getting worse.  And he was starting to pronounce some words wrong that he used to say correctly.  Mickey agreed with my assessment.  At the appt. Kade's ears were checked out and he had a hearing test.  I could not believe it when the doctor said there was NO fluid in his ears and his hearing test results were great.  That made me wonder why Kade hasn't been listening to me if he could actually hear me.  I think it goes along with his horrific year of being 4.



If only the doctor could find a cure for selective hearing.  He would be rich!