Wednesday, December 8, 2010

WIP Wednesday: Fireman Teddy bear

So Christmans is coming up... about 17 days to be exact. And that means that my sons 2nd birthday is 18 days away. I knew that this Cristmas was going to be tight, but last Monday I realized just how tight its going to be. I lost my job. Yeah... you heard read me right... I got fired less then a month before Christmas and Nathaniel's birthday. Josh and I have no gifts for each other... not even a card. Nathaniel has a few things, mostly hand made stuff and a hand-me-down rocking horse. Now, I know that Nathaniel is 2 or will be in 18 days and that he probably won't remember Christmas or his birthday this year, but I will. I also know that its not about giving... its about being with those you love and celebrating the birth of Christ and Nathaniel on the 26th But its still had for me to not be able to give him everything he wants.

Ok, enough of my sob story... I wanted to share with you the Fireman Teddy bear that I am crocheting for Nathaniel. I searched and searched for any crochet pattern involving firemen/fire trucks/dalmations and found this patter for the most ADOREABLE teddy bear. Once I found it I fell totally in love with it Christmas was saved!!! , and then my heart sank.... I didn't have the yarn needed for it and I didn't have the money to buy what I needed. So what did I do? I got on FaceBook and complained like I always do. Soon my friend and one of my Pure Romance consultans, Jessica Randal, asked me what colors and how much I needed. Then she went through her stash of yarn and on Sunday she brought me the yarn. JESSICA SAVED CHRISTMAS!!!

Now, this bear isn't finished yet. I probably only have 1/3 of it done. But I'm SO looking forward to finishing it.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Awesome Give Away!!

The Garden Bell is having a YARN GIVE AWAY!!! Go take a look!!

Flashback Friday: Sean

Tomorrow is a sad day for me, my family, and my friends. It's hard to believe how fast time goes by. It's hard to believe that it had been 5 years since I last hugged Sean... 5 years since I last saw him smile. Seems like just yesterday that my mom was waking me up to give me that horrible news... we had lost Sean. One of my best friends... some one so close he was considered family.

Sean was such an amazing person. Friendly with everyone, funny, smart, caring, the best friend ANYONE could have. I remember one time in February of 2002 my little brother had been taken from my mom by his dad. We had some one come over to interview my mom and get a look at the house. I was a mess. But here came Sean acting like the big brother he WAS and comforted me. He sat in my room with me and we talked and talked until it was over. He was one of the only people I could remember coming to visit me in the hospital when I had my back surgery. He was so scared that he was going to hurt me that he practically air hugged me.

Sean made such an impact in my life that I decided to name my son after him. I think that giving Nathaniel the middle name Sean has helped me heal. Sean lives on in our hearts and Nathaniel helps me to remember him.

Sean with my brothers, Jacob and Buddy.
RIP Sean, we love and miss you!

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

New Project

My sister Sarah found this pattern for a VERY cute purse. So I decided to make it too. Turns out it wasn't as big as I had hoped. I can't even fit my wallet in it. BUT thats ok, it will make a cute purse for a little girl!

As you can see I chose a different flower. The pattern can be found here.