Sunday, April 4, 2010

Half Way There!!!

Sunday was officially our half-way point for this deployment!  Half way - - heading down-hill now instead of up-hill!!  It seems to have gone by quite quickly except these past two weeks.  I’ve been anxiously awaiting the arrival of one of my best friends from college.
Becca and I have a crazy story of how we met!  We both grew up in Wisconsin about an hour from each other, but we actually met at a youth convention in Florida where we both realized that in a few months we were both going to be going to the same college in Georgia.  Then, when we each got to college in Georgia, we found out we were in rooms right across the hall from each other.  Were you even able to follow all that?  We hit  it off right away and have been great friends since we met 15 years ago!
So this week promises to hold lots of laughs, late night talks, spa days, shopping, site seeing, and chocolate!  I am so excited I can hardly stand it!  I’m guessing that I’m not going to have many projects to post this week – unless getting a pedicure is considered a project :)
So, since I am halfway through this deployment and I have already completed (and posted about) #54 Deployment projects, I thought it would be fun to play a little game with this. 
How many Deployment Projects Total will I complete before Handsome Hubby returns to us in July?
So far I have:
re-upholstered  13 couches and chairs,
slip-covered 3 chairs,
made 22 pillows,
made 7 bags,
sewed 4 shirts 3 skirts and 2 dresses,
1 Jedi robe,
1 camera strap,
made 3 quilts,
painted 1 picture,
totally made over 2 rooms,
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and fixed 1 truck mirror!
Wow!  Sounds like a lot when I write it all down!  If you add up the numbers you will realize that I need to do better at posting everything too.  Sometimes it’s just hard to make sure I get pictures of everything because I’m so darn excited!!  Of course, I only count the projects I actually post! :)
To enter the contest, in the comments, you have to leave your guess at the total # of projects and make sure that you leave an email address so that if you win, I can contact you!!  I will be putting together a prize package over the next three months of different little projects that I make and whoever is the closest - -without going over will get the prize!!
Sounds fun doesn’t it?   ok, go ahead and give it your best guess - - hey, I’m guessing too - - I have no clue how many projects it will be total!!


Midnight Rambler said...

I'm going to shoot for 100! Yes, 100 seems like a nice number to pick!

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Kristen said...


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The Grandy's said...

I think you're going to do 127. I'm so glad you're half way through! When does he get leave?

Anonymous said...

I think it will be 113.
mdkirkpatrick1@verizon dot net

So glad you have company, it always helps pass the time. Deana

Anonymous said...

I think 113...So glad you have a good friend to spend time with this week, that always helps! Enjoy...Deana
mdkirkpatrick1@verizon dot net

afistfullofweeds* said...

Oh, How about......99!!

Now get busy, and dot go over 99! LOL! Rhonda

Kristine Bunting said...

Wow! Super Busy! I would say 158!

Dreams of Perfection said...

Honestly I couldn't even come up with a number! You are crazy busy. The story of you & your friend meeting is totally awesome. God speed on your husbnd coming back also. I always feel like the last month of deplyment is the longest :)

May G said...

103!!! Can't wait to see what you will be doing! Have fun this week!

Maridith @ Strictly Homemade said...

Well if you total up what you have completed in half of his deployment and say you will do the same amount give or take I will guess... 165.

At least you are keeping yourself busy and inspiring us at the same time!!

pieters said...

oh amy. because i'm new to your blog i missed the part about your husband being deployed. and that you PAINT! goodness, girl, you got it ALL going on! maybe your next orders will be to denver cuz girl i'd love to live near you and your mad skills! my husband retired from 21 years last summer. from one (retired)military wife to another- hang in there! 132 lauren at mpieters1 at yahoo dot com.

Sherilan Young said...

I am happy that this deployment is half done for you and your husband. I thought about doing the same thing you did and document how it goes for the next 18 months of my husband's deployment...we'll see what happens! Since I have been through this before I know the last few months you won't get as much done as the beginning, I think you will get 110 projects done.

Sam and Sarah said...

I'm going to pick 105! I have faith in you! You can do it!!! I think when the summer comes, you'll want to spend more time outside!!!

Debra & Gary said...

You are crazy busy, I say 112!!

Courtney said...

I'm going to say 132. I found your blog and I think you are awesome. I don't think I could manage without my hubby for so look. You inspire me.

faith said...

How about 109. I'm not sure what your target is but whatever it is, I hope you get there! Yeah for being half way through deployment!!

Rozi said...

I'm gonna go with 125 by the time your hubby is back.

God you're good. 50+- projects done already! You're a wonder with those magic hands of yours.


Cheri said...

I will take a real wild guess and say that you will complete a total of 123 projects by the time your hubby comes home.

Mandy F @ ponderings of a simple heart said...

Im going to say 150. I guessing you'll start doing smaller projects soon and those will go faster. Congrats on being half way done! Hi to the kids from Josh and Matthew. (Matthew was shocked I wouldn't ask you to fly your precious daughter out for his birthday!)

momma-o-minnie said...

My best guess is 181 if you include what you have already done (posted and not.) The reason is that when my husband was almost ready to return from deployment, I would get this incredible burst of energy to finish every single project before he came home, so that I could spend all my time with him. You can reach me at

Mistylynn said...

I just wanted to say how inspiring your blog is...I especially love the fabric on the Tuquoise chair remake. Could you tell me where it's from?
If I took a guess it'd be 75.

Candace@craftysisters-nc said...

I just found your blog and all of your upholstery projects are incredible! You have great skills. I can't wait to see more! :)

Treasured Pearl said...

i'll say 119! all your projects are fabulous!

Kara said...

121, although I hope for my sake it's more- I LOVE all of your projects!

anita said...

I will go with 114! I remember how frantic I got as hubby's time got closer and closer! I'm excited for you!

felicia said...

I'll guess 118. Thanks to you and your family for giving up you hubby and daddy. I know how hard it is for my sister-in-law every time my brother has to go back out to sea. Glad you are on the downward side now :)

angelofjoy23 said...

I'm going to go for 142....and even if I have to give you some projects of my own, you'll get to that number ;) Either that or you have to spend $2 on me at the Dollar Tree!


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