Friday, April 30, 2010

May 1st ANNOUNCEMENT!! the winner is... SALE

Just look how good GOD is!!
what a blessing...what a provision!!
THANK YOU to each one of you !!
so I'm going to have 2 winners (one from email and one from comments)!!
LaShawn ~ emailed her guess #1050Sarah~ As for Me and My Household #1049
So with this 40th birthday, I'm told 'things' will begin to wear out... well as a matter of fact... my serger quit this week... my iron broke... I gained 7lbs.!! ... my kids fussed and fought more than I could keep up with...and...and...
Thank you Lord for a new year to serve You... I pray I'll honor you as Your child...a wife.. a mother.. a friend.. and in all areas of life!!

Look at my very own birthday cake that my sweet friend Beth gave me yesterday when we went to lunch!! celebrating ~Abby in her Paisley PoPpY DiP Izzie, Sofie, and Gracie in their TwIrLs!!

so lets have a sale !!

(and being my serger is now fixed...keep posted as I'm sewing about 20 TWIRLS for another sale just as soon as they are all made up!)
Happy Birthday Sale on New POPPY DIPS
$20 each
$ 3 shipping first class/ 2 or more $5 Priority Mail
hit 'contact' at the top !!
( to right
Petal Punch 18 mo SOLD!!
Ocean Ta Dot 24 mo SOLD!!
Cosmo Cricket Yellow 2T SOLD!!
All Stars 2T SOLD!!
Zig Zags Pink 3 SOLD!!
Leanika Jardin 3 SOLD!!
Ocean Ta Dot 4 SOLD!!
Storybrook Paisley 4 SOLD!!
Birdie Yolka Dot 5 SOLD!!
Red Pop Garden Flowers 5 SOLD!!
Woodland Delight BIG flowers 6 SOLD!!
Simply Sweet Squares n Lemonaid 7 SOLD!!

OH I just found another that I had sewn hanging in Esther's closet waiting for this sale!! guess that means my mind is going too !!!
yes--it's new... no photo...but this is the fabric...
Dizzy size 5 SOLD!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

CONTEST * So can your guess how many...

...just how many POPPY DIPS I've sewn since
May 1, 2009????
Happy Birthday to me!!
This is the '1st anniversary' of my blog and
POPPY DIP!! and yes it will be my 40th birthday!!!!
May 1, 2010

You guess...leave an exact # for your guess/comment and a way for me to contact you
if you win...
you can choose
POPPY DIP you like... be it a dress or pants or tunic or a twirl !!
winner drawn on
May 1, 2010

I'll also be having a 'sale' stay posted!!

Free Twirl for SARAH!!

winner of the free POPPY DIP TWIRL is...

...take a look at her blog too!
on the search for hidden treasure

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Family... niece and nephew

My Sweet little niece wearing her newest POPPY DIP and hat from Rosey Posey!

be sure to enter the contest in the post below to win a free TWIRL!! all you must do is leave me a comment

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

ways to help...giveaways... free POPPY DIP TWIRL

Just wanted to post...
give-aways and ways to help others
click on each and take part !

Texas to Ethiopia ~ the cutest bottlecap Ethiopian hairbow!!

Junk Posse ... giving a cute Africa shirt!!

Babe of My Heart is helping can too !!

INTO THE STREETS OF ETHIOPIA-- a give away from Junk Posse (Tracy has such a giving heart!!) -- and another way to help!!

And Babies Make Four... cute clothes and helping out !!

147 million orphans ... some new shirts for sale... take a look!! buy one or 2 !!

and how about a
Just leave me a comment...
telling me...
that you clicked on each of these giveaways/ways to help
what fabric you like best for your free TWIRL!!
TWIRLS fit any size because they are so full!!
I'll need waist and length... these fit from little to big!!
babies to teens!!
have even had one 'mom' order a TWIRL!!

click on the 'fabrics' page at the top

I'll choose a winner out of the hat on Monday April 26th

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Tonight's Menu: Turkey or Fish?

My little fisherman called me this afternoon, "What do you want for dinner, Mom? Fish or Turkey?" Montie and Gabe's fishing trip turned out to yield not only 3 dozen fish, but a bird as well!! This is Gabe's first turkey of 2010!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

hats.. hAtS... & more HATS!!

Mrs. Arlene over at the Rosey Posey makes the cutest hats ever!!
Click on her button to visit her blog. While you're there, why not order one to match a POPPY DIP? They are very reasonably priced and you'll be very happy with her work!
You can choose your color...and the flowers are detachable!

Esther was thrilled to have matching hats with her dolly Emily Elizabeth!

Monday, April 12, 2010


Mule Day is a festivity of MULES!!

So we went to the parade... the kids rode on Uncle Cummins float.. Es and Sol kept asking "what's that smell?!!"
All decked out in boots and hats...such a beautiful day here in Tennessee!!
Adeline sporting her 'Running for One More' shirt (upcoming on April 24th!)
... of course Esther in her POPPY DIP TWIRL!!
hats and boots from Grannie and Grandpa that live in WYOMING!! They love to see their grandkids in 'western wear!'

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Running for One More...

A Race against Time for 13 Year Old Boy from China
32 runners are teaming up with local charity Room for One More to run in the Nashville Country Music Marathon & Half Marathon April 24, 2010. Room for One More is a non-profit organization dedicated to help orphaned children find forever families, encourage foster-parenting, and support orphan care worldwide. The sponsored runners will be Running for One More to raise funds specifically for adoption grants to help offset the financial cost of adoption for approved families already in the adoption process!!

One such family, the Yagers, is in a race of their own to bring home a 13 year old boy from China. They were in the process of adopting 3 year old Drew when they heard about a 13 year old boy who only had a couple months before he would age out of the adoption system. In China this means he would no longer be eligible for adoption anywhere, would be returned to the streets, and never know the love of family. Now they are running against time to raise the additional adoption fees for Jaxon before he turns 14 on May 1. Since that decision, they've done extensive fundraising to cover all of Jaxon's expenses, yet they still need $6800. Please help!!

This is one example of what motivates these 32 runners. Running a half-marathon is no short distance, but it doesn't seem too far when the result is changing the lives of children like Drew and Jaxon – helping to give them a loving family, security and a chance for a better life.

All donations and sponsorships to Room for One More for the Nashville Country Music Half Marathon will go directly to help children come home. Your support is greatly needed. Please help us bring Jaxon and the many other children like him into their forever families! Together we can make a difference one step, one mile, one child at a time.

Anyone who wants to get involved, sponsor an athlete, "Run for One More" themselves or get more information about orphan care and adoption please go to our website:
We can each do something, whether it is donating, adopting, fostering, mentoring, visiting orphans, or supporting families who are taking orphans into their own homes.

Ways to Get Involved:

• Run with us

• Donate online (

• Purchase a Running for One More t-shirt (

Look what's for dinner!!

Wild Turkey!!
10" beard
1" spurs
that's "Poppy Dip" I'm told !!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Sunday, April 4, 2010

He is Risen!!

This morning, there was a cross covered in mesh wire in front of our church. The children were to bring fresh flowers to cover the cross. What a beautiful display of color and life to remind us of Jesus' death and resurrection!
May you and your family have a blessed Easter! He is Risen!!