Everyone who hears these words of Mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. Matthew 7:24-25

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lazy Weekend

This weekend was just the thing we (at least the Tool Man and I) needed around here … a few days to relax.

Nothing to do.

Nowhere to go.

No one to see.

A lazy weekend.

I spent my time neglecting my housework and working instead on this.

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I added a sweet, little applique flower on one side and festive pumpkin on the other.

I realize the dress is looking a little wrinkly here, but I took these pictures after Lucy had worn it.  Unfortunately, the pictures that I took of the dress while it was on Lucy somehow disappeared in the time it took to get the card from my camera to my computer. :/

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I got so excited when I found this scrap of rick rack left over from a previous project.  It was the perfect detail for the hem of this dress.

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I made it reversible and only added Lucy’s monogram to one side.  That way, the dress could still be handed down to someone who probably won’t share her initials.

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While I was busy sewing, the Tool Man kept an eye on the monkeys.  Come to think of it, maybe the Tool Man’s weekend wasn’t so relaxing after all.

Let me just say here that my children, especially Ty, have always had an affinity for prancing around in nothing but their skivvies, but it seems that, as of late, they just refuse to stay dressed.  I’m telling you, on Friday both of them went the entire day in nothing but their undies!  And they spent most of that day outside!

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Something else we did this weekend…

Give away our chickens.Sad smile

Yep.  It’s not that we didn’t love our ladies, because we did.  They were so docile and friendly.  And we loved getting fresh eggs.  But these girls would not stay in their enclosure.  And they had recently taken up roost under our garage, and you know what that means.


Then there was this little matter of a chicken hawk who managed to snag at least half of our younger hens.  So thankfully, our friends, and fellow chicken farmers agreed to take in our girls.

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But we are gonna miss our girls.

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If this last picture doesn’t solidify our place in the Redneck roll call, I don’t know what will.  A dirty little girl, naked from the waist down, shorts and underwear strewn on the grass beside here.  (And, yes, that’s a deer target on the ground behind her.)  I had to crop out the “cutest” part, but you can imagine what’s going on here.  She’s seen big brother doing it, so she figured she could too. 

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Oh, the joys of life in the country!


  1. LoL... Country girls shake it for me.... It was good to see yall that evening...those smiles melt my heart! Hugs!

  2. Oh my word...Our kids are SOOOO much alike. I knew I liked ya'll for a reason.

  3. Howdy from a newbie and fellow Southern gal. I had to chuckle looking at your pics and talking about your kids running around in their skivvies! My boys, who are now, 18 and 21, did just that. And let me tell ya....that's how I potty trained them! Those 2 boys adored their sandbox so much, they wouldn't DARE mess it up with "pottying" in it! So I kept their potty chair beside the sandbox and they'd play all day-wearing nutin` but the tushies God gave `em!!! My Granny gave me that idea...and it WORKED!