Saturday, December 27, 2008

good morning to all and i hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!! (post Christmas post below) here is a picture of a  couple of dresses i made for my daughter-in-law to give. i made them both reversible so they could get twice the wear. i loved that for my girls, especially when we went somewhere and they got dirty.
here are the flowers i crocheted for the blue courdoroy one.
and here is a pic of the other side of each.
hope y'all all go to visit the pink ladies on beverly's blog-see y'all!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas 2008

i can't believe it's over----again. hope santa brought you all what you wanted! my tree this year below. i only had room for one and i like the traditional when i have to choose, filled with old ornaments (some handmade by me), candy molds, and soft garland.
the card i made for my brothers and sisters. inside is a Christmas picture of us all from 1976. i'd show it but i still haven't connected my scanner to my computer (it's only been 11 months)! i found this quote during the summer and knew instantly that i'd use it for my cards for them. 
this year my kids and i decided to celebrate together Christmas evening. i wanted it special for all of us so i used my sets of Christmas dishes and silverware. i won these fitz and floyd dishes one year (i think 1981). i had only bought one ticket from a friend to support the effort and when i got the phone call i was so confused. the caller said i had won some china and could i go pick it up in houma and go in a truck or large vehicle. there were so many boxes! place settings for eight including plates, cups, saucers, bowls, serving pieces, etc. i love them and i felt so lucky!!
these dishes i bought at target one year. i wish they'd sell them again so i could buy more! they're so much fun and match my kitchen so well i display them on my open shelves during the season. i think we all had a wonderful evening. the kids all enjoyed their gifts (especially the baby books which i need to take pics of and blog). they gave E a vcr/dvd player and we watched old home movies and laughed so much. i think it'll be a wonderful new tradition. the past couple of years we were sort of displaced since we lost our second home with one of my best friends' mom's death. we always celebrated with them and then last year we had lost my brother in november and rachael had georgia on dec. 5 (and was having a few problems) and the holidays were confusing and sad and happy all at once. i couldn't even find all my ornaments for the tree because i couldn't remember where i put them. this year was sad because of kellie being gone but at my mom's everyone made it through playing with all the babies (3 new) and enjoying being together. it was noisy and fun. i hope your holidays were merry and bright too!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

good morning pink ladies. hope this day finds you ready for Christmas. i know i'm not but that's always a usual thing for me. the picture below is one of my pinks for the day. it isn't the best but the concert which it comes from is fantastic! the trans-siberion orchestra is absolutely one of the best to be heard. we went to new orleans thursday night for the show at the arena and i was not expecting this performance at all. my husband was the one who wanted to go because he loves music so much and i was so glad i hobbled along. the lights, the pyrotechnics, the unbelievable voices and musicians!! if you get the chance to go and love music, take it!
then friday night i opted for a quiet evening watching "White Christmas", one of my favorite holiday shows. if you check out the trailer, which i will try to link to, the dress that vera ellen wears in her dance number is the prettiest pink! when i watch these shows it's the only time i wish for snow for Christmas. a few years ago, though, that actually happened and of course, no one could go anywhere because we aren't prepared for that kind of weather. 
here's the link: White Christmas 
Merry Christmas and Peace on Earth

Saturday, December 13, 2008

pink birthday for pink saturday

when rachael found out she was expecting in december, the only thing her stepson asked her was not to have the baby on the fifth. well.....of course she went into labor early and had her then. i think now he's accepted it and is sort of happy to share his day. his dad and rachael took him eat a steak and lobster dinner on the fifth and celebrated georgia's b-day on the sunday. we had a cake for each of them even though the theme was cupcakes. here's will with his chocolate cake (surrounded by pinkness).

here's g's cake.
the table with more little cupcakes and decorations.
a knitted cupcake to play with.
and the birthday girl herself!
please join beverly and her pink ladies this saturday to check out all the pink posts!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

santa sacks

making these santa sacks for some friends and family Christmas gifts. i took old bank bags and stitched on fabric printed with vintage images. i embellished the images first and then added other trinkets and of course bells, one of my favorite holiday sounds. i still have to add some handles. click on the picture for a close up view!

hope i have time to make some more-i have such a to do list! happy holidays!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Kellie,Donald, Wayne 1962

Kellie,Donald, Wayne 1962, originally uploaded by suesueb.

posting another picture from the plays. kellie was scared of the reindeer and not santa! i'll post a picture of them below and you decide who's more scary!!

Chris,Homer 60

Chris,Homer 60, originally uploaded by suesueb.

here are the reindeer!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Kellie 62

Kellie 62, originally uploaded by suesueb.

today kellie would have been 48. thinking of her and loving all the memories. happy birthday kellie.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Front Porch 61

Front Porch 61, originally uploaded by suesueb.

another Christmas past.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Kellie,Suesue,Melanie,Homer 62

good morning. i'm joining another pink saturday with this photo from Christmas past. in this play (check post below) the robber is trying to steal spring and santa will come to the rescue. i love looking at all these pictures. the little rabbit in the background is kellie and obviously she had a little problem at the moment with her costume not coming off that easy! hope y'all all have a wonderful pink week!!

Kellie,Suesue,Melanie,Homer 62, originally uploaded by suesueb.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Suesue,Melanie,Wayne,Kellie,Chris 61

my oldest sister decided one year that she would write and produce a Christmas play for our parents. Since she had a great bunch of actors (aka brothers and sisters who were told to cooperate), the cast was always there to obey. the plays were usually written during the summer and costumes were scrounged in the attic amongst the many barrels and boxes of saved scraps. crepe paper (the good kind), satin, old clothes, and any thing that could be turned into something else were staples. i think this play was about the toys at santa's workshop. the memory of this year that sticks in my head was my little brother who played the "jack-in-the-box". he fell asleep while waiting for his cue and the box had to be kicked a couple of times for him to wake up and pop up. we all loved these plays. so much creativity and old-fashioned fun! i'll post more pics during the month.

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south louisiana, United States
I'm a stay at home mom of four adult children. I've always been interested in creating and have been sewing since I was a young girl. Everyone loves lagniappe. It's the little extra things in life that make it special, whether it's a sweet, sticky kiss from a child or a great cajun cup of coffee.