Thursday, September 27, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Painting has always been my first love. It was like pulling out an old friend! Lately the only thing that I've been painting is walls!
"Daisy" made a perfect playmate for the flower girl that Sara made earlier. While Sara was thrilled to get Daisy, I wasn't so excited about the way it came out. The arms and legs were too small to machine stitch and turn, so I just used a blanket stitch on them. They look all lumpy and uneven. If I make another one, I think I'll try a blind stitch. I also forgot to clip the curves of the head before I turned it so it's a little lumpy as well.
Oh well, I'd better stop looking at it before I talk myself out of posting it. It is a completed project after all, and Sara is very happily playing with it as I write.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
The autumn wind has blown in a little visitor, Baby. Baby is the neighbors cat, but seems to like it better at our house. The little rascal sits in our window sills and crys all day. I'm not sure why...could it have been the slices of turkey, the milk or just the love and attention that we've been giving him? Today he followed me everywhere I went outside, and even came into the house. I scooped him up and took him in to let Tomaso have a sniff, but before I even made it into the room, Tomaso was hissing. I'm sure he's thinking - look lady I'm tolerating that dog you brought home, but now you're pushing it.
Since I was cutting up old clothes with the knees blown out, I used this pocket off of a pair to make a back pack.
How fun would a couple of sleeping bags bee. I pieced the girl's bag out of some fabric that I got in a grab bag for $1 and some flannel that I had laying around.
After all of that work on the girl's sleeping bag, I took the easy route on the boy's bag with some scraps. I had to add something special so I stitched the bear on the corner.
I'm sure she'll love the dolls, she already knows that I'm up to something. Who knows, maybe a few more accessories or some animals before Christmas. I've done a rough sketch of an owl that I've been itching to start.
Monday, September 10, 2007
This week has been one of catching up with my past - in a good way. I got a call from a dear friend that I haven't seen in 5 years- she's coming out for a visit in November - isn't it nice to catch up on the phone and not just email? I ran into someone from my home town that now lives in the same city that I do - how crazy is that . J-man's friend from out of state dropped by today and my MIL is here visiting. My cup runneth over...Ah to love and be loved!
So we've been doing all of the fun touristy things. I actually got to go out to lunch and have a meal that I didn't have to prepare or clean up after...ah the good life. Yesterday afternoon was my favorite part of the visit. We took a hike around the lake in the mountains behind our house. The kids and I strolled along with Nagymama while Alley (our dog) pulled D around the lake!
When we were just heading home we found this little mushroom and D reluctantly got back out of the car to snap a quick picture. How beautiful! The only thing missing is the little fairy fluttering by.