Friday, June 11, 2010
I finished a knit bunny from Susan B. Anderson's book Itty Bitty Toys. It turned out great. I'm gifting to to a friend's baby. Hope she likes it!
I want to break my sewing machine back out. I had a good setup about a year ago, but we had to change our playroom around and I lost my sewing space. I've been thinking about it a lot lately. I think I have a solution. I've rearranged things again and found some space. I've been listening to some sewing podcasts and been inspired. Look at i-Tunes under quilting and sewing. There are so many. I'm really enjoying listening to them.
There are some great podcasts and crafting websites out there. Check out One Pretty Thing. This is an excellent site! They go through thousands of websites and bring together great crafting projects from everywhere. Another site I've fallen in love with is Cluck.Cluck.Sew. Lots of great projects that are actually doable! Also has some great giveaways. This week they are giving away a fat quarter bundle from The Quilt Shoppe. They offer some beautiful fabrics. I can't wait to get some!
I'm loving looking at cute fabrics. I can't wait to sew something cute again. I think I'll make some dresses for my sweet little girl. I guess the kidney infection worked. I really want to spoil her!
Monday, May 17, 2010
We threw her a Fancy Nancy Tea Party. We based it on the books by Jane O'Connor. OK, so I got carried away. I had so much fun putting it together from the invitations to the food to the cake. We asked for everyone to come dressed up. One family took us very seriously, the dad actually came in a tuxedo! Awesome!!!!
Friday, May 14, 2010
I've sought the help of a physician (luckily, I'm married to one). The problem is he wants pickles. What am I to do?
My kitchen is a wreck. The fridge is full of tiny jars of jam. We can't even find the milk. Now, add the pickles and watch out! Jars and jars of pickles. There are cucumbers everywhere.
Can I do just one variety of pickle? Oh, no. Since everything is out we might as well try a few kinds. We never know when this plague may strike again. After all, I'm 37 and this is the first time I've been afflicted. These canned goods may need to last another 30 years!
I need to take some pictures, but I can't find the camera. Where is it? Is it behind the pickling spice? In the fridge buried among the jars of jam? Am I losing my mind?
The only solution is to hit the streets and see if anyone will take some of this off my hands. Actually, I'm going to gift them to people that have been sweet and spicy in my life. Just a little "Thank You". I love homemade gifts!
I just realized. It's only spring! What if this condition persists? What happens when the tomatoes ripen?
Friday, May 7, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
We came up with the solution. A combination of boxes and containers. It is small enough to weed and take care of without the risk of heat stroke. But large enough to have fun and provide a few veggies. We started planing seeds last week. We are really enjoying watching how fast the plants grow.
It really made me think about my children! It is so much to watch them grow! One day they are little sprouts. Before you know it, they are growing, blossoming andproducing fruity comments! My daughter turns four this month. I can't believe it! It really seems like just last night that I was getting up in the middle of the night. Oh wait, it was last night!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
We decided to go with a rescued puppy. That way we get a snuggly puppy and do a good deed at the same time. When I saw this picture, I knew she was the one. Who can resist that puppy face!!!!!
She was rescued off the side of the road with her litter mates at about 5 weeks. It was February and freezing outside and someone happened to find them. Thank heaven for Project Pet. They named all the puppies after Tom Cruise characters. Since she was a girl, they called her Suri and it seems to have stuck.
We have no idea what kind of mix she is. I don't care. She is AMAZING! She fits right into our family. I've missed the smell of puppy breath... The softness of little feet that haven't trod a thousand paths... The wet little nose...
Wendy got some nice washcloths and some soap from a great website Wolfe Farms Herbal Soaps. Wendy says that the puppies and Kitties at Project Pet love the gifts.
The kids are crazy about the puppy. They have to hug and kiss her goodnight every night. We've had a lot of fun taking her for walks and introducing her to people. She is so sweet and an excellent foot warmer. In fact, she is sitting on my feet right now. So kid's love dogs. I love Adger, my first "baby". But I think that this puppy was really for me. Don't tell the kids. It will be our little secret!
P.S. All of her siblings were adopted! Hurray!!!
This urge has been so strong I even joined Facebook. I'd been resisting for years. Within minutes, I'd connected with people I hadn't seen since Jr High. Wow! What a world we live in.
So, I did it. I gave in. I lost the battle with myself. We'll see how it goes.
...I might even like it...