Saturday, December 20, 2008

What Are We Making?

What are we making? Something from red felt and white beads....

...jingle bells, green felt hats, gold tinsel...

Jingle Bell Elf Ornaments! Kaitlin and I made twenty of these for gifts this year.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

Once again we traveled to San Diego for Thanksgiving. We did the "Run For The Hungry" in the morning and then enjoyed a delicious buffet in the afternoon.

We were especially happy that "Auntie Roz" joined us on Thursday evening! Roz is a friend who feels like a member of the family.

That evening we headed to the movies as usual. The boys saw the new James Bond. The girls saw "Twilight" which was a big disappointment. Kaitlin and I have read the books and were expecting great things. Oh well. We had a couple of good laughs. Roz was a good sport, not even complaining until I remarked, "Wow this movie stinks..." I only confirmed what she and Kaitlin were thinking.

On Friday morning we went shopping at the local mall. Had to do our part for the economy of course! Afterward we said goodbye to Roz and headed home.

It was a great vacation and the kids hardly even fought.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Kaitlin is a College Graduate!

Congratulations to our precious daughter!

Kaitlin has a degree in Elementary Education. Her future students are very lucky.

After her graduation she took off on a 19-day tour of Europe. Here is her itinerary!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Kaitlin's Dance Class

Click here to watch a short clip of Kaitlin's dance class at ASU. She is the teacher/choreographer in black. Thanks Liz!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

V is for Vintage Linen Bag

I made this for Barb's Recycled Linens Challenge. I wanted to further challenge myself to create something with an element of "randomness." So I reached into a bag of vintage lace and just used whatever I pulled out. Not EXACTLY of course...but I tried. I love seeing the creative work of designers who don't seem to mind when things aren't exactly straight or perfectly matching.

The base fabric is embroidered linen (not vintage) and then I appliqued some motifs from a linen upholstery fabric onto it. Then I added the lace, buttons, MOP buckle and doily. It was a lot of fun. Thanks for the challenge, Barb. Sorry I am late!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008