Friday, December 24, 2010

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Friday, July 02, 2010

Circles are Sew Fun!

I've been sewing again! I finally finished the quilt top for my niece, Staci's, graduation gift. Too bad it wasn't before the graduation. I hope to get it finished before she graduates college! I had to take 3 rows with me to NH, let Staci unwrap them, and then say, "Ok, now give them back to me so I can finish them." I'm sure she thinks she will never see it again! I learned a really neat and easy way to applique those circles. They took no time at all. Let me know if you want me to spill my secret! Now I just have to tie it. I am sad I don't have a machine that could machine quilt it. This one would be super cute machine quilted. Oh well, instead it will be super sentimental with the ties that Aunt Lisa stuck all over it!

I was dying to make something from my neat little sewing book, One Yard Wonders, that I purchased a year ago with a birthday gift card to Barnes and Noble. I just didn't feel like I should make anything else while I was working on Staci's quilt since I am famous for starting projects and not finishing them. I was all focus, focus, focus which is not really one of my talents so pat, pat, pat on my back. Yes, I have been planning/working on that darn quilt for a year. In my defense, I normally only get to sew from 10pm - 1am. So after the top was finished, I took a break from it to make this quick, little treasure bag for Wyatt. It turned out so cute. I can't wait to make more One Yard Wonders! But for now, back to the quilt!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Wy Guy Gets a Haircut :(

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

We Love Mrs. Havens!

I have finally finished my first quilt (pat myself on back)! Very excited to have it done. It was a very simple, tied quilt for Devyn's teacher at school. She was also Caleb's teacher year before last and we really loved her so we wanted to give her something extra special to remember us. As if she could ever forget these darlings . . .

PS It is all I can do not to make a comment about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at this point.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Grand Opening this Saturday!

The Snack Stand will be open for business this Saturday at our Garage Sale. Not only is the owner really cute, she has a great combo special:

Lemonade $.25
Cookies 2/$.50
or Both for $.75

What a deal . . . Well, she is only in second grade.
Stop by if you are close by.

PS Chris thought her advertisement should say, "Hey dum *ss, you better stop at my lemonade stand." but we are taking this more lady-like approach!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Oh, I was one proud mama when we went to the Broken Arrow Public Schools District Art Show this past Tuesday evening. Devyn had a piece of art selected by her art teacher to be in the show and Tuesday was the opening night.

Here she is, precious little thing, with her piece, Man In Motion. The assignment was to show figures moving. I think she did a wonderful job in fulfilling her assignment and showing great creativity and color.

It was a nice family evening. Here are the kids having fun on the bike racks at the recreation center where the event was being held. How cute are they? We missed having dad and Amanda with us due to their work schedules.

Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Mollie, Aunt Debra and even cousin Savannah came to support the budding artist. Good times . . .

Then something happened . . .

Was it the fame? the celebrity? All those crazy papparazi? I don't know but now it is Saturday, just 4 short days later and her art work has taken a turn for the worse. This is the art she left me in the hall outside her room this evening. It is lacking in creativity but it is "colorful" and edgy. I will have to give her that. But don't let my opinion sway you. Decide for yourself . . .

Devyn would like all her friends and family to know she is alive and well although she won't be available to play or visit for a couple weeks.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Faith Precedes the Miracle!

LOOK! Our second angel has finally gotten student of the month! I know, I know. Most kids get it once a year, but not our guy! This fourth-grader hasn't received Student of the Month since first grade! We are so proud of him and his accomplishment. This is the product of a lot of hard work for C-man. It was such a special occassion you would think that mom would have at least managed to shower and put some make up on, but no. Sadly, this morning, just like all the others, could not afford that luxury. What's that you say? What is the fourth angel looking at? Why a basketball goal of course!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Run with me!

Green is my favorite color!

I'm looking for friends to join me on the 28th Annual St. Patrick's 5K Run. The run will be Saturday, March 13th at 9:15 a.m. The race begins and ends at 43rd and Peoria. It is a great way to kick off the Oklahoma running season. Click here to sign up and learn more. If you sign up be sure to send me an email and let me know. Also, don't forget to wear green!