Friday, December 30
Of course, Oreo had to be in the picture. I'll post the big present from Daddy soon! Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, December 28
I don't know of more people coming into the family anytime soon but I have some blank napkins set aside for when new members join the family (like the grandchildren getting married). The matching runner is 72 inches long but it was too hard to photograph full length. I embroidered one end with the family name, est. (for established) and my mother & father in law's wedding date. I love the ribbon 'fringe' on the ends.
Once I got all the names programed into my machine, the second set was not as difficult to make, it also helped that it's a younger family with just two children and obviously no grandchildren yet...lol. This is the set I made for my brother in law & sister in law who got married just three years ago. I did white napkins for them just so the sets would not be completely alike.
I embroidered the runner the same, just updated with their totally coool 8-8-2008 wedding date.
I was done with red and green after all of that! Now I have a year to make a set for us! Thanks for stopping by.
Thursday, December 15
He just sits like this... we say he's sitting handsome. Thanks for stoping by!
Monday, December 12
We debated about what to wear and in the end chose a dress I purchased for her 3 years ago. I've patiently been waiting for her to grow into the dress and the day finally came. I was so glad this dress was PINK and not another color...lol. I have so many outfits I have bought way in advance of her being able to wear, I am glad the timing on this one worked out perfectly! Thanks for stopping by.
Saturday, December 3
Thursday, December 1
Friday, November 25
Sunday, November 20
Friday, November 18
I bought 3 yards of fleece 60 inches wide and trimmed it down to 45 inches. I took black felt I purchased by the yard and drew on letters freehand with chalk. I cut the letters out, used some temporary basting spray adhesive to place them on the blanket and then stitched around each letter. It was a little challenging manuevering all the fabric in the machine but I think it turned out cute and most of all the girls loved it! Go Team!
Thursday, November 17
Thursday, November 10
Thursday, November 3
Thursday, October 27
Monday, October 24
Hope you are having a great autumn day!
Wednesday, October 12
Thursday, September 29
This order turned out to be alot more difficult than I expected. Gia and Gemma don't work in well all fonts that are the same size. I had to try out many to avoid using a smaller font for the longer name. Nonetheless, I am glad to get this project photographed and out the door so I can move on to the next thing!
This is my favorite of the three sets. I love including middle names in personalized items if I can fit it in. The scrolls with flowers are from the same designer as the scroll above. It's hard to tell in the picture but the striped fabric has a faint scroll pattern in it.
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Sewing!
Monday, September 26
Planted all these pots myself.... Coleus in the back, orange celosia and red zinnias.. (probably too much for one pot)... we'll see in a few weeks how crowded this gets.
This is another coleus variety, I love the colors in this plant, the green and purple are so bright!
And last but not least, a Yellow chrysanthemum.
Monday, September 19
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Saturday, September 17
Friday, August 19
Wednesday, August 17
I've heard of this place for years but was never in the area at the right time to 'observe'. People come from all over to watch this.
Bats eat several thousand insects a night! They love mosquitos! They play a key role in maintaining the balance of nature and greatly reduce the need for toxic pesticides. I now have a whole new appreciation for bats!
Monday, August 15
Sunday, August 7
Monday, July 25
Friday, July 22
I am teaching her to sew EXACTLY the way my mother taught me, on ruled notebook paper!
I set the machine on turtle speed and let her go... She loves it! She got the hang of it in no time.
Now she wants to use my machine all of the time!
Tuesday, July 19
The black sewing cabinet is the one I painted this spring. The oak desk was my desk as a teen, I think I got it for my 13th birthday. I found the CD racks at the Habitat for Humanity store and thought they would work well for arranging fat quarters and small quantities of fabric.
More progress to come... Thanks for stopping by.
Thursday, June 30
Sunday, June 26
Here is a picture of the bins they have throughout the park.
Here is a video of the fireworks. Thanks for stopping by!