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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Sprinkle or a Shower?

This weekend my middle, very pregnant daughter, was blessed with a sprinkle. Ok...I'm old. I had never heard that term before...but a lovely sprinkle it was. My oldest daughter explained that the first baby you have a SHOWER...the other babies...a sprinkle.

I've been sewing nearly non stop for weeks...pictures to come in the following days...but for today...enjoy the sprinkle!

Oh GOSH!!! you have to try these cake pops!(chocolate delights in truck!) They were a huge hit at the party. Daughter Cassidy pulled these off beautifully. Check out the Bakerella Blog for recipe and great ideas!

Skipping off to the beach for a few days! :)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Its' an EMERSON kind of day....

Just cause i can't help myself...pictures of my beautiful granddaughter,daughter and son in law!

I'm living at the sewing machine...just under wraps for the new grand baby boy! Shower next weekend then i have plenty of photos to share!

(A special HI to Jordan's co-workers...plenty of pictures of Emerson here! Stop by anytime!)

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for all the prayers for my friends.
I love that there is a community in which we can let our needs be know and they are met!!!

Blessings...shelia :)

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Friends of the family suffered a terrible loss today.

A young couple went to the hospital this morning with the first pains of promise.

Promise of a new life brought into the world.
A promise that was not meant to be today.
Please pray for them.
For a momma and daddy that will not take home their baby today. For Grandmas and Grandpas and Aunts and Uncles who will not show pictures in their brag book tomorrow.

But a family that is being loved by THE great Father and by brothers and sisters in faith who will hold them up while they don't have the strength to stand up themselves.

Thank you friends.

"All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort." 2 Corinthians 1:3

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Frozen Delight!



* 1/2 cup sugar
* 3 tbsp water
* 1/4 tsp salt
* 8 cups coarsely chopped seedless watermelon
* 2 tsp finely grated lime or lemon peel (optional

Tasted this wonderful concoction a couple of weeks ago at Bible Study. Looking for something fairly easy,yet incredibly refreshing? (and I fear, incredibly addictive) Give this ice, cool and pretty desert a try tonight!

(makes approx 5 cups)

1. Combine sugar, water and salt in a small saucepan and set over medium heat. Stir frequently until mixture starts to bubble and sugar is dissolved, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
2. Place half the watermelon cubes in a blender or food processor. Whirl until no chunks remain. Pour into a 9x13-inch (3-L) baking dish. Pour sugar mixture into food processor and add remaining watermelon. Whirl until no chunks remain. Pour into baking dish. Add peel. Stir to evenly mix. Cover pan with plastic wrap.
3. Freeze until ice crystals form at edges in pan, about 40 minutes. Using a fork, scrape and stir to evenly distribute ice crystals. Repeat every 40 minutes until frozen, about 2 1/2 to 3 more hours. Using a fork or spoon, scrape granita down length of pan, forming icy flakes. Spoon into bowls and serve. Granita will keep well, covered and frozen, up to 5 days.

My friend, Judy, who served this delicious stuff served it over vanilla ice cream. Everyone there was just crazy about it. I'm here to tell you---its FAB all by itself too!


Thursday, July 1, 2010

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood!

Today is just gorgeous and mild in Northern Virginia. Not sure what the temp is but feels like low 70's! yeah Just in time for a perfect 4th weekend!

I've been busy sewing this week...
Still working on a couple of graduation gifts..
Baby gifts..
And a few things for the house.

Here's a peek at what's been going on at my sewing machine!

My daughter has this fabulous bag that i've wanted...but wouldn't pay the price for. (why is it i'll spend it on the kid and not myself..who knows) Using some of my Amy Butler stash... what do you think?

Large zipper pouch and a place for the phone and important stuff!

Made a couple of zipper pouches for gifts. I find that a sweet pouch with a little GREEN is perfect for almost any sweet grad!

Working on a French Memo Board for the living room. For some reason i'm not crazy about a lot of family pics in that room...so i figure with the memo board i can keep easily changing the pictures in and out!

Have a wonderful weekend!
I'd love to hear what project you have going!!!