Friday, September 25, 2009

So.................what did we do for John's Birthday?!!

Well, the kiddos and I scurried home after school, did a quick pick up of the house, tended to all the various animals, as swiftly as could be done, in the pouring rain, threw together and baked a cake, painted a piece of muslin for the center piece of their DADDY quilt, practiced spelling words, decorated the back door with drawings and letter magnets, and made some dinner. The best part is because of the pouring rain, we all got to be home instead of running 1, 000 places for soccer practices. What was on the menu... roasted pork tenderloin, extremely sweet corn, and garlic bread. The cake was lemon with lemon frosting. After dinner we all snuggled in on the couch and watched a movie, The Call of the Wild. The kids seem to enjoy the movie and the bonus was that they got to stay up until 10pm.

just so that everyone understands this drawing...the "F" word Carmen is referring to is the word FORTY...since next year he will be forty.
Here is the center piece for their DADDY quilt, that the children will be working on for the next few weeks.


Lemon Cake with Lemon Frosting!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Today is John's Birthday....

I have no idea what to do for him...I keep thinking and thinking and it is just not coming to me. I thought I knew what I was going to do, but never did it, so here I am at the 11th hour scratching my head. Soooooooooo........any suggestions, send em my way!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

block #5 completed

I just finished another block for my quilt, some more fun bird embroidery!

Dog Bed for My Friend's Poodle

My dog trainer has become a good friend of mine. Her recent request was a dog bed for her new big poodle. Although Flirt is still a puppy, she will be big soon enough, so a 24"x36" doggy bed was in order, winter is coming. I really want to put bows on it, but since she is still very much a puppy, they would only get chewed off! Emilia found it very cozy to sleep on last night!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Pups...Sally and Buttercup

Now that the pups are getting older and have successfully completed some obedience classes, we are trying to let them out to roam the house a bit more. Today The Golden Girls and I had a lot of fun just hanging out. Of course, I could not get a pic of Copper because she always sticks so close to my side. So here are today's pics of Sally and Buttercup. Sally is 16 months old and Buttercup is 10 months.

New Outfits for Picture Day about midnight the night before picture day I realized the twinnies needed something new to wear in their picture, so here is what I came up with...

10 1/2 months old!

She is so sweet!

Manicures and Pedicures

After 13 years together and 6 daughters, I saw my honey do something I had never seen him do before. John was busy all morning last weekend painting nails...30 fingers and 30 toes....the girls loved every minute of it. I think John had a great time as well.

Fun Bugs in Our Garden

As our harvest is coming to an end, I no longer worry so much about what is eating at the remains. We have found several very cool bugs lately in the garden. The kids are trying out different camera angles and setting to capture these critters in pictures. As the next few weeks pass we will be putting the veggie garden to bed for the winter, and we will be keeping our eyes open for more fun garden dwellers.

An apron

As it seems, many moons ago, I swapped aprons with a friend in California. She of course sent hers right away, it is amazing and gorgeous, all bedecked in chickens and rick rack, complete with pockets to die for. I made her one as well, to her specs, she likes blue floral prints and full aprons, and not bib style here is the one she received from me about a month ago...oh and it has a matching napkin in the pocket.

Thank yous

We made up several thank yous for poultry related things. Here are a few. We are still seriously behind on them for things that we are so grateful to have been gifted. Hopefully I can keep chipping away at my pile and get everything finished up, packaged up and mailed out.

A cloth bag for a birthday

The little girls have a new friend. His birthday party was last week. We made this fun sturdy cloth bag for him. It has fleece sandwiched in between the dinosaur and plaid, to give it extra strength.

Batik disappearing 9 patch and bird embroidery

I am spending a lot of time these days running kids from hither to yon, so I am trying to always keep one block with me that needs embroidered...since waiting is always on the menu. These bright batiks have just been calling to me lately. I originally thought this would be for someone else, but I have decided that I love it so much that I will just try to keep it for me. We will see if I can see this through to completion.