Thursday, December 25, 2008

merry christmas

i wanted to take a min to let those who I didnt get a chance to (I wasnt ignoring u all believe me) wish u a very merry christmas. i will update some pics in the next couple days its been hectic here at the mcmahen household but more on that later
debbie, earl and snickers

Friday, December 19, 2008

they said we would get socked and boy did we

hi everyone sorry I am so behind in my postings that is one of my resolutions for the new year is to atleast try to update my blog atleast 2x a week among other things. now the questions is will this actually happen I hope so!!!!!! we got socked with almost a foot of snow that started at 5am or so. I thought it would just be like yrs before we wont get it well we sure did this time.
anyways I will be adding a new pic of my granddaughter tommorrow and some thing that I made out of plastic canvas. I guess I am back into PC again I really enjoy doing it again I guess its immediate gratification (u know what I mean lol) I guess I need to go let the dog out and see how much more we got. Snickers loves the snow I dont know if thats weird for a labador or not not sure will check it out
comments are very welcomes on my postings so plz comment to your hearts contents
hugs for now

Friday, December 12, 2008

OMG can time fly any faster

Good evening, I cant believe how fast the last 2 weeks have gone by. Maybe thats a good thing. I have my swaps to still finish before Monday or Tuesday. I still have some last minute Christmas gifts to get out including cards. Those that havent gotten a card from me by the middle of next week PLEASE forgive me. Its been so hectic here the last week or so. Sometimes I dont know whether I am coming or going. I am not ready for Christmas yet, but for my husband and I we believe that the TRUE meaning of Christmas is every day 365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Christmas has become too comerialised (sp) u know what I am trying to say.
Kids now a days want this and that, why because their friend have it or they saw it on tv, they are sometimes not even happy with what you may get them which mite be specially made because its not what they wanted. Oh well thats life. I am hoping and praying hard that things will turn around for the economy cause it really needs to be turned especially in Michigan because of the big auto industry. well I guess thats for it tonite. hopefully I will start writing every nite.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Ive been laying low lately

i guess I wasnt as far behind as I thought. I have been busy making things for my swaps as well as things for christmas gifts. I gained a bunch of sisters this year so thats adds to my list alot. Then Earl and I just celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary we went out to dinner it was nice although both of us were sick with something not sure what but hopefully we are on the mend now. We are going over to my daughters house this weekend to celebrate thanksgiving and our anniversary I may have mentioned that on one of my othe rpostings sorry if its a repeat. I have been having fun printing out patterns for plastic canvas which I am now back into it alot more than crocheting. I may look into selling some of my handmade things on the site called Etsey although i need to find out more about it before i do that, u all know the usual questions, how much does it cost how much of what i sell do I get??? There are so many scams out there. I keep getting the Nigera scam letters saying that if i send them x amount of dollars then I will get over 35 million dollars well I have some swamp land i would like to sell them to and see what they would think JUST DONT FALL FOR IT ITS A SCAM
love and hugs
till next time

Saturday, November 29, 2008

I did indeed forget to post the last few days oops

hi everyone hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving. Ours was quiet and peaceful. I fixed ham, mac & cheese, sweet taters, and green beans. We have been eating left overs for the past few days which is great cause ham tastes better the next day or 2 after. I have been trying to get some of my christmas gifts done in some ways I have actually done good at it. I am still trying to figure out what to send some while others I already know what I am making them.
I belong to a fantastic plastic canvas group on yahoo called Sistersinstitching. I have been getting atleast 15 patterns a day which I throughly enjoy alot since I have gotten back into doing PC. I guess thats it for today I will write more tommorrow.I wish everyone a safe and blessed weekend. I am stilltrying to figure out where the days are going it seems like u get into Monday and all of a sudden you are into Friday it seems to fast sometimes. Thats life I guess.

Monday, November 24, 2008

I know I missed 2 days oops almost

hi everyone its Monday already 3 more days till Turkey Day!!!! I have added some new things to my blog. actually alot. more pictures of the family (even though it needs to be turned) I am still a scanner newbie. Thats life I guess. I am having a so-so day just alot of pain and sleeping alot but the cold weather has alot to do with that. We had some snow on the ground not alot. I know in Canada they have alot. May we never get that much. Tommorrow Ill add more pics of places like our Downtown view. love ya all
good nite

Saturday, November 22, 2008

I want to apologize for something

I want to let everyone know that for the 1st yr in a very long time I am not sending out Thanksgiving cards. I forgot to and for that I am so sorry. It is just with Thanksgiving being this week the cards would never have made it to my friends and family. So please forgive me!!!!! I am going to send out Christmas cards the 1st week in Dec to make sure they get there.
Anyways today was a good day, I got some of my tuck-ins for the card swap I am doing for another group I am in. That should be fun sending and recieving.
I gave my daughter my "wish list" for Christmas. I dont have the foggiest idea of what I am going to buy for my husband for Christmas let alone our anniversary next sunday. But ill love celebrating both with him and the family.
Well I guess thats it hopefully sometime this week I will put in pics of things I have made myself. One question is anyone out there interested in Beanie Babies I have tons of them, new and old and some doubles. let me know
angel hugs

Thursday, November 20, 2008

It was a good day

Hi everyone. Today I was busy. My husband started back to school, so he had to meet his teacher. Earl is so excited about it. So am I. We came back home and I crashed cause this weather is so hard on me health wise. I am going to work on my tie blanket that I am making for a christmas present I hope to post it when I get it done except I havent figured out how to shrink it where it will go on the screen. I will make a point tommorrow of fixing the pics that I posted of my family plus I will be adding more to them as far as things I have made as well as others.
Thats it for now hope u all enjoy have a great evening I am off to watch more House. I love that show it reminds me of Dr. Kildare.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Scanning I am not great at

I am so bad as far as scanning pics I cant believe they came in upside down and side ways. well anyways, that is my husband and I by the water in Bay City Michigan when the Tall Ships came in to harbor. It was awesome. We had a great time. The ships dont come in to Michigan that much but when they do its unforgettable.
The other picture is of my "baby" her name is Snickers, she is a 4 yr old Black, Chocolate, plus Flat Coat Retriever. Snickers is the love of our lives. We used to have a Irish Setter Lab Spanial and her name was Daisey. We had her for 12 yrs . You cant really tell the pics of these 2 dogs apart other than size wise. Personality wise Snickers is more spoiled than Daisey was. We miss Daisey so much.
I cant believe that this week is almost over and Thanksgiving is almost here. It has been a ruff yr for my husband and I as he was layed off a yr ago but we have made it with alot of belief and prayers.
Well thats it for now Ill post some more tommorrow. plz enjoy and comment if u would like
Bye for now
Debbie, Earl and Snickers

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Behind is better than being ahead I guess

I havent been up to much. Just trying to get things made for Christmas presents, going thru my patterns discarding the ones I dont really need even though I want to keep them all Ijust dont have room for them. I have already gotten rid of about 3 garbage bags worth. The good thing is I am finding things I had thought I lost awhile back. I have more to write so soon I will later.
remember a Smirk is still a smile no matter how u look at it.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

things I enjoy doing

I love crocheting and sharing patterns
I make small things like snowflakes, towel toppers, dishcloths, potholders.
I enjoy using peaches and cream thread , its easier to use than yarn.
I also make tie blankets out of fleece.
my hubby and i enjoy nascar and nhra.