Sunday, June 11, 2017

Hello, It's Been a While

It's been way too long since I've posted anything here, 
so here's a quick look at our backyard this very summery day. 
There are so many more cicada shells everywhere. 
The robins are quite active as are the silly squirrels.
Later as we were out and about 
we drove by for a sneak peek at the former residence of Little E, L and GB#1  
and then stopped to watch the sun go down on our way home. 
It was quite lovely. 
And lastly, here are Fireball and I at a company event 
at a nearby amusement park on Saturday. 
I am wearing my newly refashioned t-shirt.

Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

On a Walk

Summer is making the flowers turn brown. 

Although some of them are trying to hold on.

Wishing you beauty in the last days of summer,

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Happy Fourth of July!

I do love to coordinate a holiday table.
I serged the bandanas together for a very quick table cloth project.  
Because of the rainy, soggy day, we ate inside, 
but the new table cover will work outside as well. 
The water for the flowers was tinted blue.
Corn muffins filled the patriotic cupcake liners.
M made red, white and blue pinwheel cookies.
We put fruit on mini skewers for a mini flag.
The dipped and decorated Rick Krispie treats were a big hit. 
Of course we had other food too, but I neglected to get photos of it all.
I will leave you with this quilt top I made on my recent trip to Shipshewana. 

Happy Fourth of July!


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Summer Duds

I've been sewing.
If you've been following me for a while, you know I love the little details,
little tabs and collars,
pockets with trim,
mismatched pockets and sleeves,
and contrasting buttons.
It's all very summery.
It's all little boy.

Wishing you all the good summery things,


Sunday, June 5, 2016

A Birthday and a Finish

Here is my completed large crochet project shown in progress here and here.  
It is a one handled bucket made for GB#3 for his birthday.  
I imagine him dragging it around.
It was designed to hold these vintage wood blocks that used to belong to his Daddy.
Happy Birthday, big guy!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Holiday Baking

M has been baking holiday cookies again.
This time they are Easter themed.
She did all the baking and made the royal icing.  It was our first time trying something other than buttercream.  We shared duties piping and filling the spaces.  I think they turned out fairly well considering it was our first attempt.
I found some food coloring markers and put faces on the bunnies.
Even the scraps got the "royal" treatment.

Hoping you try something new,


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Costumes

While everyone else was carving pumpkins, I was icing the cookies that M made.
After the pumpkin fun it was time for pictures of the little people in costumes. 
Here is GB#4 in her Madeline outfit that I made for her.
GB#3 was a sly little fox.  His mom made the tail.
GB#2 joined her sister (GB#4) as Cinderella in her wedding gown.
GB#1 was excited to be a witch
 and was happy to tell everyone that witches say "ha, ha, ha" quite maniacally.
It was quite the feat, but I managed to get a couple shots with all four little ones. 

I hope your Halloween was as fun as ours.