Monday, December 10, 2007

what a crazy weekend!... and a quickpage for you!

Well... one thing is for sure, God sure is teaching me to trust in Him no matter what the circumstances! This past weekend was a real challenge for my family.

It snowed alot this past week so we were all a little worried about mother in law and father in law up there on the farm since they are only in that flimsy little vintage camper.
mother in law also said that their water pipes to the camper froze up most of the week so that wasn't good. So saturday morning as my husband and i were talking during the hour long drive out to the farm on, we are discussing how badly we would like to get the cabin finished quickly for MIL and FIL so they can be relatively comfortable soon. He was also mentioning that he was pretty tired since for almost a whole year now we've been playing the weekend warriors out at the farm working as hard as we can as long as we can on both Saturday and then again on Sunday after church. So we show up thinking maybe some workers will come up from the church again thinking it would be great if could get alot accomplished this weekend so we can hopefully get the cabin weather proofed and they can move into it partially
finished within 2 weeks and then Mother and Law and Father in Law can slowly finish up the rest of the interior finish work throughout the winter.

So we arrive at the farm and start working alone thinking the others would come soon and by noon still no one had shown up, and never did.
I mean, I totally understand, it's not like they are by any means obligated to help or anything and we certainly don't want them to feel like we expect them to be there every weekend, and I'm sure it was more because of the snow and the holidays and everything.. but it was still a little depressing...especially with the onset of colder weather. so we worked long into the night trying to get as much done as possible. But still not anywhere near as much as we hoped.

Sunday, morning my 70 year old Father in Law was helping out at a temporary job and fell and broke his hip. He just got out of surgery today and had a metal rod put in. I am not really familiar much with how long something like that will take to heal and for him to recuperate.
I am figuring though that he will be in a wheelchair for a while and possibly not able to walk for a while beyond that. So I am hoping that we will be able to get some more help soon since now all of the things that my father in law was working on at the farm are now up to us to complete.
I am really worried about him, his spirits are pretty low. I believe he could come back pretty well, He has done amazing things before.... When he was 30 years old he was a passenger in a terrible car accident where his back was broken. The doctors told him he would never walk again, and he worked hard and he did. He is the hardest worker and most amazingly creative and ingenuitive person i know of. He never complains even though he is in almost constant pain.
I am really praying that he won't become depressed over this. He has been pushing himself so hard lately and i think the stress is what brought on his recent bout of shingles (which i believe, he still has.) soo yeah.. it was a depressing weekend..
then today i start making my annual christmas cookie trays for people so i preheat the oven and make all of the batter and dough and set it out on trays... then i go to put them in and realize.. the oven pilot went out... so i light it again and wait.. and it goes out again.. :-( so fortunately for me i had my little countertop toaster oven so i just transferred them all bit by bit to my small toaster oven pan.. (yeah. BIG FUN.)
lol... so i figured i would give ya'll a nice long whiney blog while i am baking the night... er.. morning (yeah.. i got some cookies with my 'whine' ! LOL)

hopefully next weekend will be better.... lol...

here is a quickpage for you from my Faded Memories Mega kit...
I made this kit just for scrapping discolored and faded photos (like the one of ME, shown here.)
i really tried hard to capture a vintage feel cause, ya know... i gotta scrap my childhood pictures and most of them look like this so i am pretty pleased with the way this one turned out.

here is the link to the quickpage, expires in 3 days.

here are some previews of my most recent items:

(click the item names for the link to the product in the store)

Faded Memories mega kit

With a color palltte taken from actual aged and discolored photos this kit is perfect for scrapping those faded memories we all have! Packed full with 114 items made with a vintage flair and elements that complement photos from that time period! I know this is one kit I will be using over and over again!

this kit includes:
40 polyester and tweed vintage fabric papers
15 flowers
3 beaded flourishes
1 gold tag chain
2 cardboard brackets
4 vintage buttons
4 beaded safety pins
2 distressed tape pieces
1 cardboard flourish
2 calico vines
1 gold chain link
1 eyelet frame
2 torn cardboard frames
3 vintage poloaroid frames
2 vintage wallet frames
vintage wooden frame
2 ribbons
2 lace ribbons
2 yarn borders
2 ricrac borders
1 embroidered daisy border
7 vintage wood journaling pieces
6 cardboard tags
3 yarn bows
1 crumpled notepaper journal piece
(114 items all for $7.00!)

Holiday Helpers

( made from my Homespun Christmas Mega kit Kit and

20 brag book size quick pages (7 5x7 sizes 13 4x6 sizes)
4 5x7 printable card fronts
4 5x7 versatile printable card backs
1 desktop (or printable) December 2007 calendar
3 "Made With Love By" tags
10 Holiday Gift Tags
8 Blank Holiday Gift tags


and the
Beautiful Moment Quickpage Album

Just in time for Holiday gift giving!

This Beautiful quickpage album will make last minute gifts a snap! Perfect for scrapping weddings, anniversaries, christenings and more!

kit includes:

4 8.5x11 quickpages
16 12x12 quickpages

1 Bonus Gift Tag!

all pages are made at 300 dpi for high printing quality

20 pieces for $4.50!

ALSO, Don't forget to check out all the other SAS-Y Ladies Blogs, I saw some Great freebies up this week.. the links are in my links list to the right.


Maria said...

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Melody aka pebbles7195 said...

So sorry to hear about your FIL - hoping he gets better and doesn't get depressed over it either!! Still alot of living for him to do!! Hugs and prayers coming your way!! :)

Linda P. said...

Wow such beautiful kits! You are very talented!!! I shall be going over to SAS very soon to check these out... they are absolutely gorgeous! Sure hope your FIL is doing ok by now. Sounds like you have quite a project going there, hope things go better for you all soon. Thank you so much for the beautiful Quick Page!

verabear said...

I've sent a short prayer for your FIL. I hope you do get people to rally around and help you a little more :)

Maria said...

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