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December 2008 Blog Posts (31)

New Year's Resolutions

So far I have only 3 New Year's resolutions.

1. Get myself organizes...AGAIN!!!
2. Lose weight.
3. Spend more time sewing.
Maybe I'll leave it at that. I should be able to accomplish that in one year. Any one else have a list started yet? Oh, and 1 more. Finish projects that I start.


Added by Alexia on December 30, 2008 at 10:23am — 4 Comments

Good Riddance 2008: Year of the Hell

Right throughout this year did rain
Torrents of torture and barrels of pain
Here’s hoping that it can be set right again
Cause it’s doing my head in, just staying sane

Good Riddance 2008: Year of the Hell

Added by Caf on December 29, 2008 at 6:01pm — 2 Comments

Merry Christmas Happy New Year

Hi Everyone,

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to one and all! May the season bring joy and happiness to everyone and I hope that the New Year brings prosperity to each and every one of you.


Added by Threading the Needle on December 29, 2008 at 12:51am — 2 Comments

Making a list.....

of things that family is (and others are) requesting for me to sew for them.

So far....

DD #1 has requested a scarf, hat and mittens in black

DD #2 has requested a scarf, hat and mittens in black or another color, some rice heat therapy bags for use with her massage therapy clients and a tote bag for her business.

SIL has requested some boxers "that don't fall apart as soon as you buy them like the ones from the store".

and I want to make for myself a fleece blanket,… Continue

Added by Julie on December 28, 2008 at 8:43am — 2 Comments

Well, i'ts finished for another year....

Christmas, that is.

Although, I do have to admit that I have already been contemplating as to what I can get started on for next year! LOL!

The blankets were a hit, from Grandpas to grandchildren, Mom had her apron on before it was completely unwrapped, and the girls tried on their scarves and hats, right here in the house! So, yea, Christmas gift giving was a success. We also baked bread and gave out fresh loaves and jars of homemade apple butter.

I have the best gift of… Continue

Added by Julie on December 26, 2008 at 3:20am — 2 Comments

My Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) Story part 4

And now I come to the little op
I needed when my hip went pop
Too bad the pain just didn’t stop
And so more suffering I did cop

My Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) Story part 4

Merry Christmas! Hope your holidays are filled with magic and sparkles!!

Added by Caf on December 22, 2008 at 8:40pm — No Comments

Brrr.... Baby it's C-O-L-D outside!

As I sit and write, it's a bone chilling -1 degrees with a wind chill of -21 degrees!

I took our son to work with me, and now that we're home, he's having an attitude because the girls won DVD players each yesterday at a Christmas party. What his little pouty self doesn't realize, is that dh and I had already decided to go and buy him one of his own this AM after we drop them off at school. I know he's only 11, and just isn't thinking that as a possibility, but I get so irritated at his… Continue

Added by Julie on December 22, 2008 at 7:13am — No Comments

my reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) story part 3

A little medical information
To help explain my situation
RSD is a constant curse
With pain that goes from bad to worse
And with so so much
That’s still unknown
The need for awareness
Is clearly shown

Thank you for following my story. Please let the meaning of RSD be what you learn today…

My Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Story part 3

Added by Caf on December 18, 2008 at 4:46am — No Comments

What do you do when you have....

one of the most beautiful grand daughters on earth and a bunch of "girly" fabric? Why, you make lots and lots of little girl clothes and accessories, that's what! Day 2 of "Sewing for Grandma's Calliou" This jumper has bloomers and a matching head band. The pockets look crooked in both pics, but they aren't really.... DH decided that his boss has to have a homemade blanket for Sunday's Christmas party. So now, in addition to working the wekend, guess who has to tie up another blanket before… Continue

Added by Julie on December 18, 2008 at 1:10am — No Comments

Finally finished up a Christmas exchange gift for work....

A little gal at work has talked about my purse I made for myself, and I decided to make her one for a gift exchange we're having. This was a different pattern, and i used the rest of the blue jean fabric from Abi's skirt, and the lining was from an old skirt that my oldest dd had torn the zipper out of when she was in high school (she's now 28... LOL!~ can you say "pack rat"?) but I really love how it turned out. I still need to find a closure for it, and get that on, but I just love it!… Continue

Added by Julie on December 16, 2008 at 5:01pm — 1 Comment

The Snow is Gone

The snow is gone. It melted away by Thursday evening. Now the ground is just a wet soggy mess. It is about 65 degrees and a typical Southern La fall day. My son has a final in Hammond so we are on our way out the door. It will be all afternoon at the sewing machine to work on Christmas gifts. I guess supper will be whatever leftovers are in the fridge... Write again soon...

Added by Alexia on December 15, 2008 at 9:28am — No Comments

It's Monday morning!!!

Yea! For me, that is.... I just worked my weekend, and now, MY free time begins! Well, sort of.

Today, I have to bake some bread, go to the store (I'm out of eggs), get the children's schoolwork papers together and in a binder for easy finding, balance the checkbook and finish up laundry.

Time for sewing? You bet! I'm crafting up some ideas for some snazzy pj pants for the other two littles, and maybe a pair for hubby for Christmas. I also have a purse to make for a gift… Continue

Added by Julie on December 15, 2008 at 8:23am — 1 Comment

my reflex sympathetic dystrophy (rsd) story part 2

In a follow up to number one
Here is the second Vlog I’ve done
I’m a bit further through
This story of mine
But it is quite long (and complicated)
So will take some time…

I hope you enjoy coming along for the ride :)

Watch at Rellacafa

Added by Caf on December 14, 2008 at 8:58pm — No Comments

well, here it first video

A fellow RSD sufferer, Sarah Rutgers, posted an amazing video recently. It was amazing because she allowed herself to show the dark and lonely side of RSD. I felt like she was talking from inside my own head and I don’t think I am the only sufferer who found that comforting…not comforting to see someone in pain but comforting to know that I am not the only one who feels like this.

Since watching Sarah’s, I have been feeling inspired to tell my story on video. I can’t delete and… Continue

Added by Caf on December 12, 2008 at 7:53pm — No Comments

I need help

Okay yall, everytime I try and post a hyperlink, it doesn't show up. What am I doing wrong? Thanks for any help.

Added by Michelle on December 12, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Just getting started

I'm still trying to get around the site between work and home!!! I'm hoping to get everything lined out shortly. Yesterday I cleaned and somewhat organized my craft room, now maybe I can get back to doing what I like to do in my spare time.....sewing and quilting!!!!!

Added by Michelle on December 11, 2008 at 6:06pm — 1 Comment

Did a bit more sewing today....

Some pj pants for Amelia as a Christmas gift, and 2 skirts for Abigail for school..... wish I had more time, but I have to go to work tonight... Waaaaa!!!!!!!!! Do I HAVE to?????

I L-O-V-E these jammie pants... now watch... the 16 y/o will hate them, simply because I think they are so… Continue

Added by Julie on December 11, 2008 at 2:41pm — 2 Comments

Snow in New Orleans

It is snowing here in the New Orleans, LA area. It's the first time since Christmas Day 2004. I had to go and pick up my daughter from school because they decided to close all the schools. This area does not know how to function in snow. Nobody knows how to drive in it or do anything else apparently. I suppose I'll be spending the rest of the day with my sewing machine working on Christmas gifts. Ha! It looks like the sun is coming out.

Added by Alexia on December 11, 2008 at 12:04pm — No Comments

December 10, 2008

Today my baby girl turns 23.

Where did time go? As I sit here and type, my mind reminisces to her birth, the hard labor that resulted in nothing moving, then an xray that determined she had her shoulder in the birth canal and her arm over her head. Ended up having a C section.

Always did things her own way, that one.

We stayed in the hospital for 5 days together, her and I. She nursed and slept, and I was amazed at her beauty and her gentle tiny features and the… Continue

Added by Julie on December 10, 2008 at 6:34pm — 1 Comment

Busy, busy, busy in my sewing room!!!

Last night, I decided to get cracking on some things that have been sadly lacking in there....

so I made a circle skirt for the oldest daughter (who, of course, doesn't like it... but what's new, eh?), and a tote bag for another daughter, hemmed some pants, made an impromptu pencil case, cut out another skirt, and the list goes on and on....

I slept 3 hours last night, so tonight, I'm pretty pooped. I still have to finish a skirt for tomorrow, and supper's waiting to be finished… Continue

Added by Julie on December 9, 2008 at 5:14pm — No Comments

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