This'n That ... Chez Ilona

Saturday, December 31, 2011

only a few hours... and... 2012

Well...this is one moment of shots...lots of them...
we think of our year and how it was, 
things we did, things we didn't do,
the wonderful moments we lived,
the moments that were some hard challenges,
friends we made, the wonderful friends who moved away... 
and this is what happens every year...
and every new year is a new opportunity for all the many things...
good things...challenges... 
and this is the way of life!!!  
But ... how wonderful it is to live and learn,
and this is the happy thing of a new year...
we desire to make the difference and make it a wonderful time...
and this my desire to all, 
that we may all be able to achieve our goals,
and feel good about our works and efforts!!  

A Wonderful 2012 !!!  

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Happy New 2012!!

We are only 3 days off the new 2012!!  this month was a busy month  after not having to take the medication I had for 6 months and left me a little down... I had a total of 7-8 months getting normal... getting better after whatever made me sick and I had to stay for a month in the hospital.
Something infected me, they think it was meningitis !  Well I'm so fine now ... all fine!!  So this month, after so long not doing much, lots had to be done! 
Translation, continuing with the fixing of the house stopped ever since I was in the hospital, and of course all things for Christmas and friends at the ward party!!  all fun, but certainly not much time, and still much more to do!! 
But the great and wonderful thing is Christmas day feeling the special day it is, and how it is good to be with family and friends!  now comes New Years day, and this is one special feeling is the idea that things can be improved and made better, and even if we do go through some testing times we learn about it and grow up and become better. 
The thing I have learned the most is that we need to always be positive, work hard and make sure that we always have our special friend, the Lord, there with us!!  Such a blessing!! can't imagine life without this wonderful blessing!!  So it is a wish I have for all my friends, and pray for them, to have this same wonderful experience.  To have His companionship and love.  This is the one thing that makes life such a wonderful time even through hardships or else... Scriptures and prayers are the things that help us in good times and in bad times, we become stronger and humble, patient and loving, and we learn to understand that this time here is just a passe, we will son be back to our deal family return!!  It makes life a wonderful time!!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

and Christmas is here!!

                        The Christmas time is a blessing with the little baby Jesus,

                          And this is the reason we celebrate our Christmas time,
                                          and all else is because of the love
                                                 and happiness we feel
                                                    at this blessing day
                                                   and wonderful Man
                                                       who has been
                                                         watching us
                                             with love, care and help!!
                                              Merry Christmas to all!!   

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

and the wonderful time is almost here!!

                                                And we are almost arriving at
                                             the most special time of the year!!
                                                      Let us all feel during
                                                          this Christmas
                                                      our gratitude for all
                                                the many wonderful things,
                                                 feelings, families, friends,
                                                     and all the blessings
                                                              we have
                                                  always been enjoying!!


                                           Now we see the beautiful work
                                                 from a beautiful place!!!

Here is the beauty lady!!  the creative one

All these beautiful things are
what make our homes our own homes!!!
our own place for sure!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

a wonderful experience!

Today I was reading about some special activities that some good people practice here in our country, but also all over the word as time is needed.  Here in Brasil this was an activity that has been happening for some years already and now with the new efforts to make it something other people can joying up to help those in need has made things in the news, facebook, and so many other ways to make it known and being there if desired!  Every time I see it my heart feels warm and hot!!  I have also worked in so many of the programs and it is always a blessing to me as well!!

If you would like to see it and learn about it, just look at this page...there are a lot of things done!
There are so many articles on the different projects with the pictures of the places and what was done.  It is such a beautiful job done in some different things, families, children, babies, houses, street services, food, learning, and so many others when problems happen in the areas!  Very good things!

And this was a beautiful day, sunny, nice warm, and now the summer rain at the end of the day!  A wonderful day, and it has been fun to see everyone happy with the wonderful day to come!  So good to see people getting ready for this special time, the best of the year!

                                                                 Salt Lake City


Friday, December 16, 2011

almost there

 Well we are almost there...just another week and it will be our Christmas time!!  I was thinking and trying to understand why I like it so much.  I went back on times and the many years of Christmas activities, and I remembered the many times we met as all in the families, uncles, aunts, cousins, grandmother, all the kids who we were always doing things and the many activities during this special time in the year.  I was always the time we spent more time together as relatives and friends when everyone worked to make it such a wonderful and happy time for everyone.  I remember the adults, everybody moms, working to make it a special time and then at eating time I loved to see them together happy and friendly to one another, and of course I loved the kids, almost everybody in the same age, a lot of us, around 20 or so....we had so much good time and fun together.  When Christmas was over everybody was on vacation from work and school until after Carnival in February, so we all went together to the beach were we stayed together until the end, doing anything possible together, beach, hunt, play, sing, eat, and all else possible...and our aunts where there with us, sometimes not too many aunts, but always the kids growing together...many years!!  So Christmas was were it all started!!
As everyone got older and time together became harder because of school, work and other activities and all the responsible duties we stopped this wonderful time, but we always talk about it when we can meet and be together at this wonderful Christmas!   We all had this wonderful memory of our dear cousins and relatives!

The sad part is how time and life today isn't the same. People still have the values and good things during Christmas, but somehow, back there, life was calm, the cities were secure, and everyone had a great love for this season!   As a child we could all see how loving and surprising Christmas was, and how this was such a special time for everyone in the family!!

The importance was not the things we earned...all little things...but how much fun we had with each other!  This is forever our memories as children!

               And think of the good things we can do and that can happen!! as we have gratitude!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

just a note!

 Today is again a beautiful day!!!  So happy to have a good weather ... it has been cold and rainy for almost 4 months !!!

The good weather and warmer times is making me busy again, also because I am getting stronger and can do so much better than I felt while in medication !  this also makes me so much happier!!
So my time here is just to write my good feelings and keep it in record!!  I have lots to do in the house and things I couldn't before in my sewing.  The room needs to be cleaned well before I can do anything, and this is also something I miss. I love doing things, sewing, drawing, painting, etc... but cleaning is a must now!

I was watching some blogs just before writing and I found many nice blogs in Brazilian pages...lots of them...and I was surprised because they weren't there before.  I just found out that lost of ladies started recently and this was great...there are some very good work done, and I was happy because they were not visible before!  don't have time now, but will place them here as soon as I have more time!! and of course the pictures of the things I will be working on!

                                                 But here are some good ones!!

               Country Living ... she found this one ... not Brazilian but I liked it too!!!

This one she found in the blog from here in Brazil!!!  a house in a city where the gorgeous plants grow in front the house entrance!

Já pensou abrir a janela de sua casa, esticar o braço e colher uvas?
Sim, estou falando de uma bela casa urbana, não  um sítio!!!

She says ...   Isso me parece tão mágico, mas é possível!

and she says:   E se você gostou, pode espiar o blog inteiro!   This means you visit her blog and see all the things she has there!!  So have fun!!! 

Monday, December 12, 2011

reliefed after all!!

Boy, getting our password okay can be a problem... almost 4 days not finding the way to get back to normal!!! finally this afternoon!! I so happy to be back!!!

So now we finally have sun again!!! it has been rainy for the last 2 weeks... so today sunny, warm and just gorgeous!!  it's summer time in 2 weeks...we should have had the sun and nice harmer weather!! crazy!

But the bast thing is that I'm getting stronger and more able to do the things I need to do!  The medication I had to take really slowed me down...something hard for me since i had always been ...even as little one...very active and doing things! after this special time of Christmas  I need to get back to normal!!

This is a Christmas ideas made by:

Such a beautiful blog will all kind of things, but this is for Christmas decoration !  Very simple and not expensive, it just decorates the place to bring us close to feeling of this wonderful holidays!  sorry that lost s of the blogs don't let us copy the nice photos...but it is good to go look!!

So we are getting close and let's get ready!!  so much to do!! have fun!

Monday, December 5, 2011

the fun girls from ....

I woke up early today...too early to get in bed I started by looking at my sites in the beautiful place by the see, the Australian ladies works, so much fun it was to see all the things they create and how cute and fun they all have...and there so many of them that I haven't seen yet... they all look happy and doing all the best!!!

There are many other places in the world with wonderful many...that's why I have them in my blog...and now I have found so many more... can't feet them all in my page!!! so I have showed them here when I write!  -  Utah 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

learning is always fun!

Wow!!  cold again and using blankets to sleep with!! in December...our summer and warm times that has been cold and almost reminds me of my winter times in the north area!!!
My house has been on a more to it since last ear...can't find good people to do things...and it is all open in the winds because it is all being changed, so now we have cold air and wind in the house making it colder!!!  not fun at all, and I so wish this is done soon and over!!

But any way, being very early and cold I stayed in bed with my fun macbook and I fund this so cute blog!

              --- Melody

She has a lot of different things, using and fast making, but the cutest thing was she makes the Juju things to make anything you need it for!!  just so cute and different from what I had seen before!  ideas in mind just go crazy thing about all the things that can be done!

So if you like it this is something you would love it too!!  Have fun!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

fun places!

Today I saw lots of pages, and it always where I spend a lot of time seeing the fun and pretty things the ladies do in their things!  so many good work and interesting things!!!  so I decided to mention this here in my blog, and because my house is not ready yet (something to talk about another time), and I can't work on my things yet, I just love watching the beautiful blogs!

Today I really like this one because she has lots of pretty things for christmas time and she also showed a page from her place, a fun store in country Italy!  She has a small baby and still works on her pretty blogs.  When I see the ladies with babies and doing her crafts it's a great thing...when I had my babies I also had to work, so almost not time for the things I like doing so much!!  I hope you enjoy it too!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

christmas time!!!

Well we are now at the Christmas time!! December is just here and we are 24 days of the 25th Christmas Day, the most important of all!

I hope everyone will have a wonderful time getting ready for this wonderful time!

This is full of church activities and they are just great!  bunch of ideas that can be adjusted to several programs and activities!!  I hope it may be helpful to all who want this kind of things!!

And we shall be blessed by working at this wonderful time to keep in mind that money and presents are not the most important things, but that we need to learn to help one another!! 

Now looking at some things to make as a gift either for Christmas or other especial times I found this blog page that is fun for the all different kinds of things shown and that we can get lots of ideas to make something to someone!  I just loved it!!
Here is the site where lots of things can be found...sorry couldn't show a picture... so have fun there!!!

And this where I found a whole bunch of blogs where there are also other ideas!!  I didn't see them all yet, but this is where I found this one above!!  You can also find other things there!! a good thing to have in our files!!  have fun with lost of things!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011


So today is Sunday, the time to be in church and grow stronger and learn more about us, from friends and closer to our dear Father!!!
The day was finally warmer and full of sun, something we didn't have for some 3 weeks or has rained and been cold, either raining or without sun!!!  So funny...this is the most nice time of the year, sunny, flowers every where, sunny, not cold, and with very nice evenings...and this year so far it has been cold when there is no sun!!! very unusual!!!

Everyone is now getting ready for new kids who will try for college for new year!  Some schools have had their tests already, some still are having, but everyone getting ready to get the new students by February ... the special and fun for some just beginning ... summer vacation beginning next month, lots of people on vacation during Christmas and New Years, but still lots of people working on the gifts for Christmas!!

A new year almost here, 2012, it looks like a good number!  let's hope it will be a good year even if we do have some challenges along the new year!!

I hope I get to meet more friends here and learn from all of you!   I wish you all a got during getting ready for this so especial time of the year!!

I show here our special time of the year....Christmas!!!  We meet in our chapel every year usually at the end of this month, and here we can see everybody happy and getting ready this special time!!!  the little ones get anxious about the special time with the wonderful time with Santa Close who is coming to see them!!!  

here we are getting ready for our Christmas ward dinner...this was last year!!! we meet in the end of November so every one can be involved in their family holidays!! And we are be seen by the wonderful Santa...just to attive !!!  I don't have photos of this wonderful time...need to find some....but in the States ...!!!    this next weekend is the wonderful and long time with families and friends for Thanksgiving Holiday, and an important time with families because it's a longest holiday than Christmas and New Year! 

Friday, November 18, 2011


Well, it's been 2 weeks since I stopped my medication and it is great!  The adjusting to not using it and feeling better and stronger is such a good thing!  The thing that it's not fun is still having the gold weather at this time of year for us...summer starts around we are in November and still cold...ok if sun is up, but as soon it's gone it is cold!!!  in the house...always colder!!  it's funny how we get used to things in different places!

The problem with me writing here and doing my things is that I am still slow in working on my things!  I also love seeing all the things people do in their many beautiful things!  I end up not having time to write here to much!!
The thing I am working on now is cleaning my sewing room...after so many months of not going there and doing nothing on my sewing I got a surprise when I went there this last week...a's in the more full of trees in the property and more humid ... and all in was so dusted....!!!  It will take me some time to get it all clean!!!  need to clean some of the fabrics and the machines, clean the flours and walls, just to make sure that there is no dust to feel it when working!!
I was hopping the weather would be warmer ... it would be done faster because in the cold weather is not fun...I get cold cold and don't want to be there when is too cold!
So that's what I do... see all the beautiful things that show up here in my blog!!!   Thank you for all the things done...and in every place in the world!!

So here we begin with the house ... and here is the property towards the back after we were able to take of the things that were destroying all the natural trees!

the ground was made plain in this area, and next this would be my sewing area!

here the sewing house already being made... the property next door was sold, and here they started building a very tall wall ... here were working on our side !

we were going happy with building in our house until....

here we can see the work started to fix the neighbor's house... all the stuff to be used on the wall on my side first!

just as we were working on the back of the house the next door house started moving on their property and this happened by them... their wall was not built all the way down to our ground... because... because they make the ground go up 3 times taller than it was...just by my wall!!!   and without the protection it was to be there my wall went all the way down!!! Down here is the photo were the entrance had to be redone ... the neighbor had to have all done through my house!!

here is seen how up the neighbor's land was raised!  the previous wall done had to be redone as it is now in the last picture... here you can see how the wall went down!!  the next wall had to have other walls made, but first they redid my wall!

all the my wall was destroyed and the neighbor's wall was still there!!
looking from the neighbor's house with the problem during raining time

they had to cut and fix their wall before fixing my side wall...the whole wall had to be 40 meters long!!!

my entrance had to be all redone after the work was finished...destroyed by the neighbor's house! ...43 trucks went out just to get all the bad stuff out !
this back had to be also redone... the car destroyed my turn right in front the house!!

and hear we can see the new dirt put to remake the up wall and a new wall put on their higher floor!   here is my wall redone and the ground cleaned !  my little house in the back is not all done yet, but it is not shown here the car has been finished next to it! even though my sewing room it is not all finished yet, but I can use it for sewing  This neighbor problem was a lot of trouble and cost...he said he was going to pay me for the work I had to fix, but he didn't pay for the mess!!!  but we are okay!!!  A great lesson about doing things right !!!  my poor neighbor had to spend 5x on all the work he needed to have done, and prevent from his house falling down!!  Just because things started wrong for them!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

A beautiful lady who does his work as if this her joy!

This is about Kathleen beautiful craft !!  She has worked with her work for many years, but she has been in a blogspot only for a couple of years.  I found her today through someone's page, and she is another lady who really made me very happy about her ideas and the many many blankets she has made!

Anyone who enjoys working with quilts will certainly have a good time with her works!

Since her page is also her job I can't copy any of it as well!! So go to page and you can see it all!!  Just beautiful will many different ones and also based on old styles!

Enjoy it!!!

                                        so lest get ready for Christmas!!!

A beautiful family, and a beautiful and diferent work!

I got so happy with this page I just saw!!  Sometime I forget to write on my page because of the many beautiful things I see, but just now I had to share with those that might come here!!!  This page is gorgeous on everything!  I felt the need to share about them, a cute family in Utah...and I am sorry I forgot to get their names, but going online you will see them and like them too!!!

I can't copy the pictures because it is her work and business, but it is work seeing all the work she has done, her beautiful family, her love of work and helping poor children with the good things she can do!  It is an exciting thing to see, and just a young lady and her 4 cute children!  I hope who can see this page will enjoy it as I did!!

Her work sale page is and all her work is at this add, and I hope it can be good to see!

I big day to everyone !!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

So glad to be off a medication!!! so good

Just happy because after my problem in the hospital in May and the medication I had to drink until a couple of days I am felling just fine...this medication really made feel so slow and a little dizzy ... so now I need to do now is start walking to get strong again!!  So happy to feel okay!
I didn't try to do much on my work and things I like to do... it was so cold and now after 32 years they say we are again as cold... it's time for summer a month and a little some from spring and it's cold...!!  so I have been reading a lot, watching the so cute ladies who have wonderful sites of their pages with sewing, painting, housing and so many skills!  So wonderful to see so many beautiful and well made things that instead of writing in my blog I am on every bodies sites to see their beautiful things!!
Thank you everyone who I have listed on my site and have so many beautiful works!!

                     I hope we all a good time as we are all getting ready for this special time of Christmas !!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I'm happely able to be here again!!!

This last week was not fun...many times trying to be in my place to contact friends through my site was denied several times...what a pain...but I finely was able to be here again;  I have also tried to contact some people and for some reason I couldn't live comments to those I wanted to say how much I liked what I found in their pages and my messages were not in;  some sites have a different way to accept messages and I still haven't found the right way...but I wanted to thank all those I have in page and that is so easy to see them, and follow their beautiful things, who are very active and have great ideas and fun as well, thank you and I will be trying to be better at contacting them and letting them how I like what I am watching in their blogs!!

we have lots of beautiful and different bards flying, thinking, walking around all day!!! but I never can picture them fast enough; there is always big groups every were, so here we can see what they look like!
my home when the sun in coming up... this is the best time... spring time!!!
and now some of the plants just becoming more full and pretty!!! the sun is their love!!!

This are the things that I love, beautiful plants, flowers, trees, sun, my house and family, the most important!!!  This is what is important in life...everything else such as working, cleaning, buying, selling, organizing, and so many others are just what we need to live, but what makes us happy are the beautiful things in nature!


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