Friday, May 28, 2010

Painted rocks

Welcome summer weekend.

Camera is in the shop and counting days until it comes back home.

- Not ready for the 90 degree humid weather
- watching the evening thunderstorm from the porch was cool, although it woke the kiddies.
- made strawberry jam from our first batch of hand picked berries.

here's to days off.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Toy Story is in the house

O and now V are in love with Toy Story. We have big plans to go see Toy Story 3 when it comes out on my birthday next month. yeah!

We re-painted Oliver's room including a blackboard paint for writing notes and which Orioles' player we're cheering for. O wanted Toy Story in his room and we all agreed on cloud curtains.

These clouds have me daydreaming too.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Let's go O's...

Does it get better than a Sunday baseball game?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

February Lady sweater

This sweater's been done for a bit but I am finally sharing.

To date, this February Lady sweater is being worn in spring. It's the first sweater I've made for myself that I have loved - from beginning to end. And now, I love wearing it. I need to remember what yarn I used. It was a pleasure making a sweater from top, down. I was cutting it close to my yarn allotment. I made a size S and lengthened the body some. Vintage buttons from stash.

YEAH to sweaters I love to wear and am proud, when complimented that I made it myself...really. Although we are suppose to be frost-free this Saturday, the weather has been chilly - more days to wear this sweater before putting it to bed for the summer.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A new mama right out our window

Looking out the window, we saw this robin cozy on her nest as the wind was horrendous. We saw a couple little beaks. what a mother's day it was.

Sunday, May 9, 2010


walk in the woods

I have so much to be thankful for. I get overwhelmed with details and not doing enough, or doing too much and not smelling the posies. And so I freeze, unable to move. I heard some sad news about a friend today. It is not fair. It makes me pause and reflect. I want to be better and enjoy every moment. I still get tears in my eyes, thanking my kids for making me a mom.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Back at it...

Gardening Apron
The joy of finishing a project. This is 'Not Your Grandmother's Gardening Apron' from You Grow Girl by Gayla Trail. I used a feedsack for body of apron, using floral fabric and ribbon from my stash. My machine had a bit of a meltdown, during craft night. It is all better. phew - lots of projects on the list.

I've given myself a halt on buying anymore fabric/yarn. I have so much to use and have fun with. First, though, I need to organize the sewing room closet. I've started a list of items that would help the sewing room/office feel more inviting. Although I don't dread working in this bit of a room, I don't find it worth staying. I've come up with too may excuses and just want to do.

Here is the current spot:

sewing area

There's so many good things about it. I need to be creative on cost-efficient options. The first thing, though, is ORGANIZE. So I can find what I'm looking for rather than run out to the store to buy.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Flea Finds

Spring is in the air and so are are the flea markets. We get up early (as usual) and go on adventures. Here are some finds:

Lacoste shirt, screaming preppy and fabric (to be used for the bench cushions on our porch)

plates and planter

I love planters and plates. Plates and planters

embroidered pillow case

Hand embroidered pillowcases. The craftsmanship in the details.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Showering the baby

One of our friends is having a baby. YEAH!

Valerie blanket

A homemade blanket for baby

valerie bib

A bib to go with the blanket, finished minutes before leaving. I need to practice on snaps when I don't have a deadline in front of me.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

with sprinkles on top

We had a really good weekend. The kind when on Sunday night, thinking about Friday evening seems a world away. Busy, busy including excavating our driveway (not us), flea markets, carnival and friends.

It seems too early for the 80+ degree weather. just saying so...