Saturday, November 17, 2012

At the end of another Junior high school day Tracey & I were making our way out of the building, eager to be on our way home we said our goodbyes & parted.
Safe in the knowledge we would call each other in a couple of hours & see each other the next always. 

My steps were fast & sure, head down as I made my way to the bus (never make eye contact with crazy, mama always said & I was sure almost everyone there was crazy) when a small surprisingly strong hand grabbed the sleeve my leather jacket. 
Startled, I turned & there was Tra, her hair tousled from running after me. The red bricks of Marietta Junior High behind her dull compared to that beautiful red hair. 

She wanted to tell me that there was a song & it was OUR song, she said. 'Sister' from 7Seconds,she said. 
She looked so worried that I wouldn't get it that I assured her I would listen to it soon. 

 I didn't look up the lyrics until after our Tracey was long gone from us. I never told her how much it meant to me that she shared her feeling about this song with me. I never hugged her tightly, looked her in the eyes and told her that she meant so much to me. That her friendship made me feel whole. That meeting her in 5th grade honor band (I was 7th chair flute, Tracey was 6th...always a step ahead) is forever a huge event in my life. 

I never told her that she was my Soul Friend. I think she knew, but I regret not taking the time to say the words.

And now 18 years she's been is both an eternity & the blink of
 one brandy colored eye. 

Sister by 7Seconds

Please believe me, I'm on your side
Though I know I can't feel what you do
Can't see what you see
But my respect & love is deeper than you'll
ever really know
& I know it may be hard for me
to ever really show what's here inside

Friend, sister, see through hungry times we see the most
You're my family, I thank you for
the time you chose to be part of my life
You help me fight against the pain
I'll see you on the other side.

It never matters even when it's strained
Together we can make the world seem like the place it could be
& though the hate & anger come & goes
We'll walk along this road
Down a path where walls fall over
& fall down upon our heads & wakes again

We gotta cross this crazy bridge again

Monday, January 09, 2012

January 2012 Lumplings released!

Release the Lumplings!!

We have a lovely bunch of Lumplings waiting for you in the 'Amy Rue's Lumplings Etsy shop'. They are ever so hopeful that someone will adopt them into loving homes.

I know I always say that my kitty cats don't like to play with the Lumplings, however, my little baby cat, Sookie, decided to make a liar out of me!
During the Lumpling photo shoot this week she wanted to be in the pictures and let us all know that she is so much cuter than any ole stuffed cat.
Sookie & Lumplings

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Lumplings are like snowflakes...

It's snowing great big gorgeous snowflakes here in Georgia today. I've been hanging out next to the cozy fireplace with my rat terrier, Ollie Blue, watching a Lark Rise to Candleford marathon on PBS and listing new Lumplings in my Etsy shop.

Later on, my husband, Hans, and I will begin baking my Grandma Grace's special holiday cake for the Christmas orders that are coming in from our December Woodbridge Inn Newsletter. We have this recipe in Hans' cookbook & Hans came up with the idea of offering a fully done cake to our customers this year. I hope everyone loves the cake's orangey goodness as much as we do!
Don't forget to follow us on Facebook...There's a link in the sidebar there!
Amy Rue

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gingerbread Lumplings looking for Holiday Homes!

Goodness...So I know it's been forever & a day since I posted. Sorry about that!
However, we have 6 little GingerLumps looking for forever homes in the Etsy shop!

You CAN catch me, for I am the GingerLump...
desperate for my own forever home,
Hopefully, it's not a dump!
No more shall I roam!

So, click click click!
As fast as you can...
I'll be there before Old St. Nick,
Cause he's a slow, old man!

Just, uh...keep the foxes away,

A note from Amy Rue: GingerLumps are a Holiday tradition in my family. I usually make them for my children for our Winter Solstice & Yule celebrations.  Last year,  I was so very very proud as my little girl, age 6 at the time, sewed her very first Lumpling: a GingerLump that she calls Gingy. All of her little friends adore Gingy & I thought I should share our GingerLumps with everyone if they can bring more smiles out there!

GingerLumps have a fleece front, crisp cotton back & plastic safety eyes. They have buttons or tiny jingle bells down their bellies. The buttons are a mix of new and vintage.

I post more frequent updates over on Facebook where there is a Lumplings fanpage. I'd love for you to join me there & say Hello! Facebook has been great for posting pictures of Lumplings as I make them so you can have sneak peeks into who will be coming up for adoption soon.

Speaking of soon...We will have a small herd of bunny & kitty Lumplings making their way into the Etsy shop this next week! I'll update here when it happens!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Lumplings up and looking for homes!

Alrighty then, the Lumplings are in the Etsy shop and looking for good homes.

I've tried emailing the mailing list, but there is some glitch with the server so I'll try again later.

Friday, September 11, 2009

New Lumplings, website redo and Facebook

There are new Lumplings on my Etsy site!  I will be adding a few more on Friday, September 11th.

Also, today I created a facebook fanpage for the Lumplings.  You can see the link and how to join on the left side of this blog page.

I will be updating on the facebook page when I'm sewing and whatnot.

Also, if you'd like to ask any questions of me the Facebook page will be perfect for that!

And last, I've been reworking lately.  Simplifying it really.  The front page will be tweaked some more with some adds and a picture change and then it should be completely done!  

Now, when you click on 'shop' at it will bring you straight to my Etsy shop.  Etsy has made the Lumpling adoptions much more sane for me and I'll keep it for now!

And now for linkage:

ETSY shop!!

Monday, August 03, 2009

small Herd Of Lumplings

There is a small herd of Lumplings at my etsy shop!

I'll have to post pictures tomorrow, but here is the link: