Friday, August 19

Pennant Banner

Here's a simple pennant banner I made for a dear friend's daughter's birthday party. Katie turned five and had a princess party.
Hope you are staying cool this summer!

Wednesday, August 17

Bats in Austin

On our way home from Big Bend we stopped in Austin to spend the night. We arrived just in time to find our way over to the the Congress Avenue bridge in the dowtown area where 1.5 million bats live. This is the largest urban bat colony in North America.

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!

We arrived a little early and had time to enjoy popsicles and visiting with the other several hundred people who were there to watch the bats.

Here's a short video I took when the 1.5 million took flight for dinner, it was truly amazing to watch!

Monday, August 15

Big Bend National Park

Earlier this month we took a ten day trip to Big Bend National Park with my parents in their new motorhome. We had an incredible time, it was so much fun. Here are a couple of my favorite pictures!

Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, August 7

Pooh Set

Here's a Winnie the Pooh Burp and Bib set I made especially for the friend of a neighbor. This fabric came from my mother's stash. I was glad to use it for someone who was "into" Pooh Bear. I love the vibrant colors in the fabric, the scenes are so cute... no two burp clothes will ever be the same. Thanks for stopping by!