we're just a family of finches making our way in the town w/o a frown.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

all i need is the air that i breathe and to love you

what a wonderful week it has been so far. i finished and mailed my flirty apron for the swap. then promptly lost the confirmation delivery number. i received my sassy apron, and i LOVE IT. sweet tara came and helped last night at church, and i sure am glad she did. i couldn't have done it without her. my wonderful nephew turned 3 this week, my sister will turn a little older than 3 tomorrow, my BIL will turn a little younger than my sister today, and tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of mine and finch's first date. monkey is kicking butt and taking names in school. she tested on the 4th harry potter book and got a 94. did i mention she's in 3rd grade? i am so proud of her. my mom came and hung out for the weekend and we had a wonderful time. here is what you have all been waiting for... my thankful list.


1. aprons- both those i make and those i receive.
this is one side of the "chinese garden" apron i made.

this is the other side. if you look closely you can see the frogs i put on it to give a more chinese feel to the apron. my partner said she loved the lotus flower.
this is the fall sassy apron

this is the sassy fall apron i received. i am way more than stoked about it. i wore it last night to fix dinner at the church and got many compliments on it. thank you karen b.

2. potholders- seriously i didn't know they could be so pretty and cool. i have a few homemade potholders that are knitted, but i had a blast making my potholders.

this is one side of the potholders i made for the sassy apron swap.

this is the other side. it is the same material i used for the apron.

one side of the potholder i received.

the other side. it matches my apron perfectly. so excited

3. my family- all of them. they remind me that it is good to be loved.

4. blogger friends- the comments are awesome. i also get to see things that i would never get to experience on my own. vacations in australia, life in swanland, and life in austria.

5. the ability to adjust- this comes in very handy when life turns upside down.

6. my sewing machine- without it i could not have made the three aprons that i made.

7. swaps- yes, my name is reina and i am a swapaholic.

8. getting out of debt- one step at a time, but it is happening. we are 1 major and 1 minor credit card away from being mostly debt free. i don't count the car and house payment because in my life those are necessary.

9. forgiveness- both that given and received. thanks

10. acceptance- not sure that's the right word, but i will explain. the realization that i am responsible for the choices i make both good and bad. yes, the situation could have been avoided with proper guidance, but at the end of the day I am responsible for my choices.

i have an extra thankful for today i am thankful for friends who are so amazingly talented. my friend tara drew these two pics for the girls. monkey is obsessed with the avatar, and her heiness adores cinderella.
did i mention she free handed these?
my dear, wonderful, amazing friend pattylicious sent me two letters this week, thanks. i do love mail. so what are you thankful for this week? the wonderful feel of fall, the love of a child, a pet who is a constant companion. think about it. have a great day, tomorrow i will tell the tale of finch and reina.


RamFam said...

Go, Monkey!!!! Very cool!
Beautiful aprons; all of them.
How's Mom?

Crochetoholic said...

Very Very nice, love the patterns...I love the aprons and also the thankful post.. :)

Rosemond said...

yea for being debt free! We are on our way!

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

beautiful aprons! and drawings! and another beautiful list... it is always good to be reminded to give thanks!

i am thankful for reconnecting with an old friend and the immense possibilities that lie ahead...

Pattylicious said...

Those are amazing drawings. Those are definitely keepers. See you tomorrow.

* TONYA * said...

I really need to work on getting debt free, ugh ... why must shopping be so addictive.

A big yay for blogger friends :)

Yarni Gras! said...

love all the aprons and your thoughts.......

Galo Fab 5 said...

Hi there Reina, I am the recipient of this wonderful apron and all the goodies. I wanted to mail you a card, but I can't find your address. But I wanted to make sure you knew how much I loved the package. I didn't mean to wait so long to thank you, I've just been hoping the little paper with your address on it would pop up somewhere. :) Thanks for making it especially for me and for spoiling me with all the extras. You are awesome and very thoughtful! Thanks again!