Sunday, January 31, 2010

Partying 4 Year Old Cousins

These girls already know how to party!  Happy Birthday P.A.! 
I love you!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Broken Tradition

      I was so sad last week when Don broke his favorite coffee cup.  He has had it for 20 years.  We have a tradition of "favorite cup morning."  When Don  broke it he said, "It's just a thing."  Yet I guess I don't like change.  Silly I know but the cup was part of a sweet 20 year tradition.
  So in my own way I'm making a tradition live on... I found the same cup at Replacements (online) and I ordered two of them.  I plan on giving them to Don for Valentine's Day.  I think it will be the perfect gift.  :) 

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ducky Robe

Here is Leslie wearing her ducky robe that Aunt Laney made for her birthday.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

This Weekend's Sewing Project

I can hardly wait until Payton's party next weekend.  This is what I made for her.

Monday, January 25, 2010


If a girl wears these boots does this mean they are cowgirl boots?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Things My Mother Loved

Her family

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Have you ever bought shoes and then had to buy an outfit to go with them?

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Making Your Own Piping

Having the the right tools for the job always makes a project come together better.  This is a piping foot.  It is grooved on the bottom so that the cording itself rests in the groove and allows you to sew close to the cording.

When cutting your strips of fabric (especially if you have to go around corners like on a pillow) it is best to cut the strips of fabric on the bias.  This means at a 45 degree angle to the selvage.  I used my cutting mat which has this marking.  That sure made it easy.

Here you can see how the cord is in the fold of the fabric and the piping foot is running with the groove on the cord. I displayed this with the fabric open just to show you where the placement of the cord should be. When actually sewing it the fabric will be folded over...not open.

Here is the finished cording. After I finished the cording I put it on the pillows that I made for Jaime.

My Black and White Weekend

Yesterday morning I decided to thread my sewing machine and my serger with black thread and finish two black and white projects.  I had so much fun. 

Tell me what you think about the new zebra purse. 

The pillow covers are for Jaime's office.  I bought the fabric and took it to Colorado in September.  Then in December, I brought it back home and finally made the pillow covers. 

I am especially excited about learning to make the piping on the pillows.  I'll show how to do it in another post.  Thanks Laney for loaning me the piping foot for my machine.  It worked great.

A Penny for Lily's Thoughts

Wouldn't you love to know what toddlers are thinking? She looks like she has a question for me. So cute!!!!
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Saturday, January 16, 2010

What does the big brother do on his sister's birthday?

Skate really fast....

    eat cake...a really big  piece...

play with a masked bandit....

                                                          and play in a cardboard box.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Wonderful woman

I am so proud of you my daughter! You are a wonderful woman, mother, wife, and homemaker. Take it easy on yourself because even on the hardest of days you excel. I love you!!!!
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Thursday, January 14, 2010


This Omaw loves those big brown eyes!
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Dots and Curls

Sweet Baby Girl!!!!
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010


What a beautiful sunset! This was taken from Jaime's bedroom window and I must add that this picture does not do God's handiwork justice.
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Monday, January 11, 2010

Carter on Display

Carter is wearing his Kermit PJ's that Aunt Laney made for him and eating Grandmother's banana bread. He is one happy boy!
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Sunday, January 10, 2010

My Little Birthday Princess

It is hard for this Grandma to believe that this sweet baby is already 4 years old.

Don's New Boat

This is a happy man! His new boat came in on Christmas Eve! He had it made exactly like he wanted. I told him if he had blue eyes then the boat would look just like him. HAHA! I am so happy for him!
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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Leslie's Pre-party

Leslie with her new bike and her new baby blankets...she's a happy girlie girl!

Birthday Girl

Happy Birthday, Leslie!  I love you!!!

"Uncle Ryan"

Leslie loves her Uncle Ryan. Aren't they a precious pair! I love them both!
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Friday, January 8, 2010

Rudolph or Lance

Not much narration needed....LOL
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Thursday, January 7, 2010

International Reading Conference New Orleans November 2009

After Thanksgiving at the deer camp, I left and picked Brandi up and we headed for the reading conference in New Orleans. This is a picture of one of the highlights of the conference.
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Our Thanksgiving Hunt

This is the deer that Bradley got on our Thanksgiving week hunt. Way to go Bradley!!!!! We had a great time on the new lease. Bradley enjoyed the varmit hunting with Will and Ross. He asked "What does a varmit look like?"
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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Beautiful Smallest P.A.

One still moment on Christmas morning...precious.
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