Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Anyway, she has published a couple of books. This one in particular, I love. It is called Surface Applique for Quilting even though it isn't so much about quilting (for some reason this is what the publishers chose to call it), it is more about making things with wool felt. I don't even think that there is a quilt in there.
There is this ottoman, kind of a garden of felt flowers for your living room or study.
Another project is entitled Three Birds Panel. My brother has always had a thing for ravens, so my mom did this for him.
There are about 26 projects in her book. I have this one hanging in my family room. It also had a fish-mobile to go with it, that is great for my baby.
I just like to look at all the things in this book. Great ideas for paper and mixed media projects. It shows you how to do it by hand, machine or trusty adhesive, so a good mix for all skill levels. Applique for quilts could be used from this book. It is a fun book to get ideas from, to learn from and to just stare at. Yes, I am a little biased, but I wouldn't associate with it if it wasn't good (mostly kidding there).
Saturday, July 28, 2007
If we had known that my oldest would wear out three pairs of cowboy boot galoshes by the time he was four, we would have had these on him at birth. Togs4tots >
Friday, July 27, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Last week, the Pioneer Days Committee was honoring past chairs and queens (yes, lots of big hats and hair) and I went with my dad to the dinner before the rodeo. Each chair has a stone on a wall with the year(s) they were in charge. Imagine my astonishment when the years listed for my dad were NOT the year I was born. I asked him about it, he said he was on the committee that year and HAD to be in the parade. This is going to take years of therapy to work out! My dad is the one not wearing a hat or huge buckle.
Friday, July 20, 2007
Really I am trying to avoid my motherly duties. The kids are sitting right next to me playing on Disney.com on the laptop. I just need to check out for a minute. Dave has been on a 55 mile bike ride for the last few days and I am looking forward to his return any minute. I am coasting. So I will document a few more things.
These are all pictures of my children's foreheads. What do all have in common? My children are all born with major cowlicks. They get stronger with age. Even Caroline with long hair has one that is prominent. Joey's is just in the beginning stages.
This one of my favorite pics of Eli. He doesn't always photograph well, meaning it doesn't ever show how he really looks. He is the cutest kid. I have probably snapped at him one too many times today, so now that I have had my time out, I will go and be a better mama.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
This one is called Gentleness White and it is going in Caroline's room. Isn't it beautiful. It is from a store called belleandboo. I am enamored with this woman's talent. I will add more to it, but want to have some restraint.
Want to see more? Here are a few more things that I have fallen in love with this week.
I could look at this site for hours. And there are some unusual things. Like this and this
but there is something for everyone. And I like to see what is being made. So, if you really want the day glo doll for your birthday, it is on Etsy, buy it before someone else does.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
So I have a void in my life. It isn't really affecting me now, but come the fall, it will be painful. I am addicted to Gilmore Girls. I love the quick pace, the pop culture references, the interaction between all the weird yet lovable Stars Hollow residents. The coffee, I don't like it, but if I hung out there, with them, I'm sure I could drink Diet Coke all day with them. I love Luke, I can't stand Dean, I love Rory with Jess. I even really like Logan. I can't get enough of the whole show. Luckily, reruns abound on The Family Channel. It drives my husband crazy, I think with jealousy. I especially love Lorelai. She makes funny faces, says funny things. A friend of mine, who watches tv dvd's while she runs, got hooked on this show a couple of years ago. She said it made her not want to run, but sit on her couch, drink coffee and eat things like donuts, pizza rolls and nachos- all at once!
Sadly, the CW decided to cancel it after a 7th season. Everyone was reporting that it would be back for one more season, a shortened one, but one more. And yes, the last season wasn't as good as the previous 6, but it was still better than most of the shows on TV. Then, Wednesday, May 16th, it was officially silenced forever, except in syndication.
I know that a certain relative of mine will make fun of me for this post, but he will admit it is one of the best shows ever to be on the airwaves. And he probably, come the fall, be a little slower in his step, a little hunched in the shoulders, come Tuesday nights.
Monday, July 9, 2007
Before I had Joey, I planted rows and rows of peas, a few different kinds in a few different locations. The only location that did well, and always does well was the East garden.