March 28, 2008

thankful thursday

well, my little niece does this great thing every thursday on her blog so  i think that i will adopt the idea myself.  it is called thankful thursday...great idea don't you think?
1.  the first thing i am grateful for is the fact that tomorrow is friday.  i love friday because it means that my sweet husband's very long work week is over and i actually get to see him for longer than twenty minutes a day for the next three days...love that!
2.  i am very grateful for all of the amazing women in my life.  i am so blessed to have just an abundance of good strong women around me.  it is so awesome to have all of these great role models for my girls.  teachers, moms, and women who love them and
 want the very best for them.
3.  this one is very shallow...i am so grateful for dish tv.  i know, i know....not a great thing to be grateful for.  i'll tell ya what, when i am stuck on the couch stitching for days at a time, dish tv is a very beautiful thing.  law & order 24/7, csi 24/7, the first 48, bio channel...and of course last but not least, hgtv....the best of all.
well, there ya go, my things that i am grateful for today.  
have a beautiful friday!

March 26, 2008

cool old shelf

How cool is this?  Got it on a little venture with Haley today.  I love it when I find good junk!  This one is going in my kitchen after a little clean-up and maybe a coat of paint.

March 25, 2008

today i'm thankful for infertility


Today I am thankful for infertility.  Of course I was lucky enough to be able to have one beautiful baby girl before the infertility came to stay.  Thank heaven for Mady...she's my first miracle child.  Somedays to be quite honest I am not grateful for infertility...somedays I just plain hate it.  Even now.  But today as I watch my two little amazing girls I am so grateful for it I'm just full to the brim.  The thought that I may have not had the priviledge to be their momma  just is too much.   What beautiful, funny, smart, beautiful little ladies they are.  They make my heart smile at least 30 times every single day (even amidst the temper tantrums and whining!)  So, today I am very very happy that my body couldn't cooperate...today I am happy that adoption is a possibility and that my Heavenly Father blessed me with two beautiful, happy little angels that I get to call my girls.

March 24, 2008

cupcake pincushion


yeah, i'm finally done with my little pincushion.  i belong to a pincushion of the month club through buggy barn quilt shop in washington (one of the best there is!) and this is the first one that i have actually made.  it is so cute though!  i coffee stained everything and it just turned out great...i love it when it all works.  i put a little vintage button from main mercantile (also in spokane, washington..i love washington.) on the top.  love it.  these pictures aren't the greatest but i was so excited to get it on here that they will have to do.  sorry about how this is all layed out...i'll have to get some help tomorrow to figure out how to get them better (i'll be calling haley, beware!)

March 21, 2008

the farm chicks

i'm on 'the farm chicks' website!!!!!!!!!  that is the coolest thing ever! click on the title and it will take you to my vendor profile...did i mention that i'm a vendor at their show?  AAAAA  i'm so excited!

home show dreamin'

here i am at 1:08am with insomnia. i have this problem where the minute i lay my head on the pillow, no matter how tired i am, every thought imaginable comes into my mind. i worry about stupid things or i don't know, whatever. tonight when i laid down, exhausted by the way, my eyes popped wide open and i began to have thoughts of grandeur. i have wanted to have a home show of sorts at my house for a few years now. i got this great thought after seeing an article in a magazine of a lady who has shows a couple of times a year in her very cool barn. so i've been holding out for a very cool barn. not going to happen anytime soon. i do, however, have a pretty cool yard. so my little brain starts thinking 1,000 miles per minute about how great this could be. i start envisioning...booths, handcrafted, cool products...who could i handpick to be involved? what kind of advertising should i do? mady and her cheer buddies could have a killer bake sale/raffle for a fund raiser (heaven knows that we need funds for cheer!), maybe we could make a quilt to raffle or janet, a fellow cheer mom who also owns a very cool store named 'busy biddy' in orem, might be willing to donate something. where would they set up their little bake sale? out front in the drive, at the side of the house where people would have to walk by them to come into the fabulously fallishly decorated back yard? should we do it in september, and if so, what part of september? how many booths should we have and where would we place them? would it be okay to have a few in the way back by the deer pen or would they feel left out back there? would people actually come to this great event? what would i advertise it as...a craft fair, no...a boutique, no...an artisans fair, kind of like that one. wouldn't it be so fun to have a huge bonfire weenie roast with all of the vendors and families after everyone was done taking down their booths? so finally i gave up and thought i would get up and put all of these fabulous ideas down on paper...then i start thinking about who i could invite to participate...kelly mccaleb is a fabulous new blog that i have found and she has so much talent! she does the beehive bazaar...what other fabulous ladies reside in utah who would participate? so then i'm online cruising around every utah blog and site that i can find. i discovered a whole new utah world, by the way. i live in an awesome state. so that is where you find me at 1:21am...online looking for awesome ladies to participate in this awesome home show that will probably seem like a wacky idea in the morning. or maybe not. stay tuned to find out. goodnight.

March 19, 2008

oh all that women do...

I'm sure that this is a reality for all women...not just Mormon women.  Sigh...
Mormon women, if you or someone you know has ever been overwhelmed by all you feel you need to do, Vickie Gunther, of Redlands California, wrote a hilarious poem in the Dr. Seuss style, about how much LDS women try to take on.  David B. Marsh used it at Women's Conference, and Vickie has given permission to share it.

'The Girl in a Whirl by Dr. Sue' (aka Vickie Gunther)

Look at me, look at me, 
look at me now!
You could do what I do if you only knew how.
I study the scriptures one hour each day;
I bake, I upholster, I scrub, and I pray.
I always keep all the commandments completely;
I speak to my little ones gently and sweetly.
 I help in their classrooms!
I sew all they wear!
I drive them to practice! 
I cut all their hair!
I memorize names of the General Authorities;
I focus on things to be done by priorities.
I play the piano!
I bless with my talents!
My toilets all sparkle!
My checkbooks all balance!
Each week every child gets a one-on-one date;
I attend all my meetings
(on time! never late!)
I'm taking a class on the teachings of Paul,
But that is not all! Oh, no. That is not all,
I track my bad habits 'til each is abolished;
Our t-shirts are ironed! 
My toenails are polished!
Our family home evenings 
are always delightful;
The lessons I give are both
fun and insightful.
I do geneology faithfully, too.
It's easy to do all the things that I do!
I rise each day early,
refreshed and awake;
I know all the names of each youth in my stake!
I read to my children!
I help all my neighbors!
I bless the community, too,
with my labors.
I exercise and I cook menus gourmet;
My visiting teaching is done the first day!
(I also go do it for someone who misses hers. 
It's the least I can do for my cherished ward sisters.)
I chart resolutions and check off each goal;
I seek each 'lost lamb' on my Primary role.
I can home-grown produce
each summer and fall.
But that is not all! 
Oh, no. That is not all,
I write in my journal! 
I sing in the choir!
Each day, I write 'thank you's'
to those I admire.
My sons were all Eagles
when they were 14!
My kids get straight A's!
And their bedrooms are clean!
I have a home business to 
help make some money;
I always look beautifully
groomed for my honey.
I go to the temple at least once a week;
I change the car's tires!
I fix the sink's leak!
I grind my own wheat and
I bake all our bread;
I have our meals planned
out six months ahead.
I make sure I rotate our
two years supply;
My shopping for Christmas
is done by July!
These things are not hard;
tis good if you do them;
You can if you try!
Just set goals and pursue them!
It's easy to do all the 
things that I do!
If you plan and work smart,
you can do them all, too!
'It's easy!' she said
and then she dropped dead.

Thanks Julie for the chuckle...you always know how to make me laugh!









oh so close...

It was so close today...first of all let me tell you I am not a morning person at all.  Let me also tell you that I am usually late..I call it Welcker time.  So to have a girl that has to be at school, 15 minutes away, at 9:00am is a stretch for me.  Now add to that the fact that she is 4...4 is a slooww age.  Everything that should take 1 minute takes 4 minutes.  Add one more thing to the mix..the 20 month old.  Dave works very late so I try to just get them up and out of that part of the house so that he can sleep.  Anyway on with the story.  This morning I had grand visions of actually getting the kids to school on time...when Peyton woke me up at 7:45 I jumped out of bed (maybe more like rolled) and hurried to get out of the room before he woke up too much.  I think, yeah, we'll have time to get ready without too much hurrying.  I grab clothes, hair stuff, diaper stuff, all of the stuff we need and head out to the basement.  They're dressed, changed and coiffed before 8:15..it's a record.  I make eggs, oatmeal and a lunch for Maya because today is lunch day.  All before 8:20.  So why oh why did we leave the house at 8:52 you ask?  it took Maya approximately 10 minutes to eat one scrambled egg....then you have to add the 10 minutes to put on shoes and jackets...then I look outside and my dear sweet husband when he came home at 1:00 this morning parked behind my truck....gotta move his work car...Peytie poops right as we are getting ready to leave (why do they always poop right after you have changed their diaper?) finally we are ready to go!  You can't forget the 5-7 minutes it takes to load everyone...half way up Lakeview Road Maya is crying because she just can't get her seatbelt done up...aaaaa!  My visions are dying  a slooww painful death.  We still have to stop and pick up my little nephew Macrae (who, by the way, is one of the cutest kids alive...he tells me I'm a thsexy woman, i love that kid) and it's 8:52.  So my dream died. But you know what?  It's ok. I didn't lose my patience, my girls got a good breakfast (Maya is usually eating a piece of bread or a banana on the way to school in the car), they were up and ready for the day and it's all good.  I won't let the dream die...it'll just have to come true another day. 

March 17, 2008

a little color...


Okay...I know that the bulk of my shop is stitcheries...but the thing I love to do most is create. I love to create bags and pillows and things of this nature. Stitcheries are my bread and butter and there are some that I love to do. It seems that the ones that I do the most though are black thread on cream fabric with no VAVOOM! I need that sometimes. So on Friday I decided that I needed a little bit of fun and color. I just bought this fun, girly, colorful fabric at the quilt store and it was begging to be made into a bag. It turned out so so cute and I love it, don't you? It will be making its debut on my etsy shop..
I've decided to allow myself to create something new and fabulous between days of stitching away. We will be getting ready for The Farm Chicks show very soon so we will be doing lots and lots of stitching....yeah! Have I mentioned my small obsession with The Farm Chicks? Just a small one... I get to do their show this June and I don't think I have been this excited in a very long time. ..I kind of feel like a kid I'm so excited. It's like the ultimate honor or something. I'm a little goofy. So beware, you will be hearing about the show many many times in the next couple of months!

March 10, 2008

I keep waiting for the perfect time to start this little blog and I'm afraid it's never going to happen. So I'll start at an imperfect time! My name is Marci and I am a brand new blogger! You'll have to bear with me as I learn the ins and outs and all of the cool little things to do. I have a little business called "Mady Sunshine Stitcheries & Such" and we have an online shoppe. There is a link to us on the side thing there. My girl and me stitch away and my hubby makes the most beautiful frames for the stitcheries. I also make bags and pillows and am just getting started making some fun aprons. I have a couple of stores that are nice enough to sell my goods, Scrooge & Marley's in Lehi, Utah, and The Iron Station in St. George, Utah. If you are in the area check them out.
-Kay enough of that stuff. I got the cutest package in the mail today from Creekside Hollow Primitives. Shonda makes the sweetest little melts for Spring. They are baby blue and smell yummy...they come with a little picture of a robin..just perfect for this beautiful spring day in Utah. I also got a bag with robin egg blue melts and they are so sweet. I just love it when I get packages! For a stay at home mom that is the best surpise sometimes. If I knew how to I would post a picture but I'm not that far along yet. I will put her site in my Favorite Places to visit and you can look at all of the wonderful things she sells.
I sent off my check to The Farm Chicks on Friday because I get to go to Spokane and be in their show!!! Yeah!! I am so excited I can't stand it. You will be hearing way too much about that in the next few months I fear...sorry...I'm just too excited!
Well, here was my first little blog entry...I am so glad that I took the imperfect moment and started...one less thing on my list of things I want to do.
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