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  • Submarine Sunday #93

    Welcome to Submarine Sunday! I hope you all are enjoying the weekend. We returned from our week long trip to Tennessee yesterday. My parents were busy moving their things from their old house to their new house. My husband helped my dad with moving a lot of their large, antique furniture. I really like their new house...

  • I Love Sewing Mug Rug

    I've finally gotten around to making a mug rug for myself. I recently made two Mickey Mouse mug rugs for my mother. For my latest mug rug, I used a pattern from a book that I bought. I didn't follow the pattern exactly. The mug rug in the book features a sewing machine with a felt flower on top, and there are also two felt hearts beside the sewing machine. I decided to leave off the flower and the hearts...

  • 4th of July Nails

    Since it's the 4th of July, I figured I would paint my nails red, white, and blue. I did a quick and easy design that only required the polish, a nail art striper brush, and a small dotting tool...

  • Submarine Sunday Patriotic Roundup

    Tomorrow is Independence Day, so I thought I'd do a roundup of my favorite patriotic crafts and recipes that were recently linked up to the Submarine Sunday link party. We still haven't decided what we are doing to celebrate tomorrow. We could go to the waterfront park and watch the fireworks and eat funnel cake and snow cones, but I'm not sure if I'll feel up to it. Or if we decide to just stay home, we could lounge around in our family sized pool and enjoy the weather. So what are your plans for the holiday?...

  • White Picket Fence Wreath

    A few weeks ago, I picked up some fabric samples from a local furniture store. The store had advertised on Facebook that they were giving away the fabric sample books because the company discontinued those fabrics. Once I picked them up, I was trying to figure out what I'd do with them. Well, I came up with one project. I decided to used the fabric on a wreath....

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Submarine Sunday #93

Posted by T'onna Peters | Sunday, July 20, 2014 Categories:
Welcome to Submarine Sunday! I hope you all are enjoying the weekend. We returned from our week long trip to Tennessee yesterday. My parents were busy moving their things from their old house to their new house. My husband helped my dad with moving a lot of their large, antique furniture. I really like their new house. It's out in the country. Their neighbors have a farm with cows and donkeys. Anyhoo, since I was busy visiting family, I didn't get any crafting done. I gave my mother her Mickey Mouse mug rugs, and she loved them. So what have you all been working on? Please link up below, and remember to visit other party participants!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Submarine Sunday #92

Posted by T'onna Peters | Saturday, July 12, 2014 Categories:
Welcome to Submarine Sunday! I hope you all are enjoying the weekend. We've had a super busy week, and the busyness will continue into next week, so I haven't created anything new to share, and I also haven't chosen any features. Sorry! I look forward to seeing what you all have been up to, so please link up whatever you've been working on and visit others.

Friday, July 11, 2014

7 Quick Takes Friday

Posted by T'onna Peters | Friday, July 11, 2014 Categories:
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This week has been a busy week for me. Tuesday, I had an appointment at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. I had blood drawn, an MRI, and a talk with my surgeon. Thankfully, everything is still in place, and the tumor has NOT returned. There is a 25% chance that the tumor could return, and the surgeon said that usually it would return within the first two years after the surgery. The MRI machine was different from the one I was in at the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville. This one was more coffin like. I folded my arms across my chest, and it really felt like I was in a coffin. Thank God I'm not claustrophobic!
outside at the Mayo Clinic

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Wednesday, I finally had my first physical therapy appointment. The physical therapist said that my limp is terrible! He asked if my back hurts. YES it had been hurting a lot, but I thought it was because I'm pregnant. He said that my back hurts because when I limp, I also learn a lot to the left. So not only do I have to work on strengthening my leg, but I have to focus on walking without limping and leaning. He said it's not only physical, but mental.

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My daughter and I went grocery shopping at the Commissary yesterday. When I walked in, I walked in without a cart, and one of the cashiers that knows me asked me why I was limping (told you my limp is terrible). And I reminded her about my surgery, but she said she'd never seen me limp like that before. I told her because she's used to seeing me behind a shopping cart.

---4---
I am so glad that Zales just called me to let me know that my ring is ready! We're planning a trip to Tennessee to visit family, and I didn't want to leave without my ring, so I am so glad that they just called me like a minute ago! I guess we'll make a trip to the mall tomorrow. I can't wait to get my ring back. I've been wearing my husband's old silver wedding band. That thing is so plain.



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 Speaking of rings... I'm missing my favorite right hand ring. I bought it at Old Navy last summer, and I wore it a lot. I checked my purses and my jewelry box, but I haven't found it. I'm hoping it will turn up, or I hope Old Navy still has them.



---6---
Yesterday, I decided to make some banana pudding. It was yummy! However, my daughter wouldn't eat it. My husband hates bananas, so I guess it's all mine!



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We found out that we will be stuck here in southern Georgia until November. I'm due to have the baby in November, and I really don't want to fly with a newborn, but driving across the country in the winter doesn't seem like a good idea.  This move is going to be very interesting. We still have 4 more months, and I'm already ready for this move to be over with! I am looking forward to being back in Washington (state), new/bigger/better housing, cooler weather, my old gym, and being near my good friend. I have already warned my parents that I will NOT be flying back and forth for visits with two small children, so they'll need to fly out to WA. My mother visited once when we lived there before, and my father never visited. I bet he'll visit since he'll have a grandson! 


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Submarine Sunday #91

Posted by T'onna Peters | Sunday, July 06, 2014 Categories:
Welcome to Submarine Sunday! I hope all my American friends enjoyed the 4th of July weekend. I finally made a mug rug for myself, but no, I still haven't finished my husband's blanket. So what have you all be working on???  Link it up below!

I Love Sewing Mug Rug

Posted by T'onna Peters | Sunday, July 06, 2014 Categories: ,



I've finally gotten around to making a mug rug for myself. I recently made two Mickey Mouse mug rugs for my mother. For my latest mug rug, I used a pattern from a book that I bought. I didn't follow the pattern exactly. The mug rug in the book features a sewing machine with a felt flower on top, and there are also two felt hearts beside the sewing machine. I decided to leave off the flower and the hearts.

When I started making the mug rug, I thought cutting out and appliqueing the sewing machine was the hardest part... Then I thought hand embroidering " I heart sewing" was the hardest part.  But in the end, the border ended up being the hardest part! I think I will just use bias tape for my next mug rug, but I definitely need to practice sewing on borders. I didn't do any quilting on this mug rug, but I wish I had. Maybe once I get better, I'll make a better version of this mug rug.

This is my first attempt at embroidering I heart sewing. I wasn't happy with the heart, and I used an adhesive that left stains on the fabric, so I had to redo it.

I heart sewing...

front

back


the thread

The thread goes through the needle.

with a mug

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with a huge mason jar mug.
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Friday, July 4, 2014

4th of July Nails

Posted by T'onna Peters | Friday, July 04, 2014 Categories: , ,
Since it's the 4th of July, I figured I would paint my nails red, white, and blue. I did a quick and easy design that only required the polish, a nail art striper brush, and a small dotting tool.



flag on my thumb


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7 Quick Takes Friday: 4th of July

Posted by T'onna Peters | Friday, July 04, 2014 Categories: ,
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Tomorrow is the 4th of July, and I have no idea what we're doing to celebrate. Last year, we didn't do anything because Krissy wasn't feeling well. The year before, my husband was deployed, so my daughter and I went to the waterfront with a friend and her two kids to watch the fireworks. I had a good time, but the traffic was crazy getting out of there. Whatever we decide to do, my daughter will be wearing the patriotic dress I made for her last year.

---2---
I'll be 22 weeks pregnant as of tomorrow, and my acid reflux is killing me! I must leave sodas alone, or at least drink have one early in the day around noon. I feel like I can't eat anything after 6 unless I want to wake up choking on acid in the middle of the night. It gets so bad that sometimes the acid come out my nose while I'm sleeping! It's pretty traumatic! I've been taking Nexium, but it doesn't help. I just have to make drastic changes to my eating habits for the next few months.


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I had a scary dream last night. In the dream, Krissy and I were at the airport. I have no idea where we were going or where my husband was, but I was pregnant in the dream. We were running late, and airport security were thoroughly checking Krissy. I told the guy, "She's a toddler. She might be terrible two, but she's no terrorist." So he finally let us go, but for some reason to get on the plane, we had to walk across some bleachers, which were on a beach. People were in the way, and they wanted to chit chat with me about my pregnancy, and we missed our flight. The plane took off. A couple seconds later the plane plummeted into the ocean, and a huge cloud of water like an atomic bomb cloud filled the sky. Then the ocean water was on fire. I stood there in shock still holding Krissy's hand and said, "Oh my God! We were supposed to be on that plane." An older lady said to me, "aren't you glad you missed it?" Ummm yeah! I don't know why I often have dreams about plane crashes and missing bridges, but the nightmares do not help my fear of flying and my fear of driving/riding on bridges! Ugh!

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My husband and I spent last weekend watching seasons 1 and 2 of Orange is the New Black, and I believe we are both addicted to that show. I decided to watch it after seeing a couple Facebook posts by my friends talking about how great the show is. At first, I was like... whatever, but things got really interesting. I can't wait for season 3!


---5---
I finally have an appointment for physical therapy. I hope they can help me without hurting me. Also this week, I have an appointment at the Mayo Clinic for a MRI and blood work to make sure the aneurysmal bone cyst that was on my femoral neck hasn't come back. I'm a little nervous because my hip still hurts, and I still have a very obvious limp. I'm hoping physical therapy will make the limp go away. I hadn't gotten physical therapy sooner because my surgery said I didn't need it, but I had the surgery in September and my leg is still weak. I just want to feel normal again...

---6---
We're planning a trip to visit family in Tennessee soon. It will probably be our last visit for a long while. We're moving back to Washington (state) in the fall, and I know I will not feel like flying back and forth with two small kiddos. Oh no!

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I have reached the point where my wedding set is too tight. For my birthday, my husband bought me a diamond band to wear during my pregnancy, but it needed to be resized, so I finally dropped the ring off at the jewelry store last weekend. I hope they have it ready soon. I didn't want to have my actual wedding set resized because it's not good to have rings resized a bunch of times. I went to the post office the other day without a ring on my finger, and it just felt WRONG! lol


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Submarine Sunday's Patriotic Roundup

Posted by T'onna Peters | Thursday, July 03, 2014 Categories: , ,
 
Tomorrow is Independence Day, so I thought I'd do a roundup of my favorite patriotic crafts and recipes that were recently linked up to the Submarine Sunday link party. We still haven't decided what we are doing to celebrate tomorrow. We could go to the waterfront park and watch the fireworks and eat funnel cake and snow cones, but I'm not sure if I'll feel up to it. Or if we decide to just stay home, we could lounge around in our family sized pool and enjoy the weather. So what are your plans for the holiday?

http://www.3littlegreenwoods.com/2014/06/25/star-spangled-door-decor-patriotic-summer-blog-hop-and-310-target-giveaway/

http://www.thelifeofacraftcrazedmom.com/2014/06/4th-of-july-countdown-sign.html


http://beforetheclockstrikesmidnight.blogspot.com/2014/06/diy-inexpensive-4th-of-july-flower.html


http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/4th-july-bark/

http://thissillygirlslife.com/2014/06/patriotic-brownie-sandwich-cookies/


http://www.justalittlecreativity.com/2014/06/patriotic-street-number-banner-tutorial.html

http://pinkpolkadotcreations.com/2014/06/13/americana-pillow-from-a-tote-bag/

http://frommycarolinahome.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/patriotic-table-runner-tri-recs-star/

Thanks for stopping by! Happy 4th of July! I hope you'll stop back by for the next edition of Submarine Sunday!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Submarine Sunday #90

Posted by T'onna Peters | Saturday, June 28, 2014 Categories:
Welcome to Submarine Sunday! I hope you all are enjoying the weekend. I'm still busy working on my husband's crochet granny square blanket. I was hoping to be done by this weekend, but pregnancy has made me quite tired this week. As of today, I am 21 weeks pregnant. Anyhoo, the 4th of July is just around the corner. I'm planning on doing a roundup post of my favorite patriotic projects from the Submarine Sunday link party, so make sure you link up anything you've created recently and from the past that is patriotic! And I also want to see what you've been working on lately, so it's party time!

Patriotic Wrap Dress

Posted by T'onna Peters | Saturday, June 28, 2014 Categories:
Last summer, I made a patriotic dress for my daughter, and I am so glad that it still fits! She wore it this year when we made a trip to the Jacksonville Zoo on Memorial Day.I'm not sure what we're doing to celebrate Independence Day, but she will be wearing this dress again! Here are some pics from our trip to the zoo, which was also her first time visiting to the zoo:


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