Friday, August 29, 2008

Butterfly kisses....for free!

Isn't this the sweetest embroidery pattern? I love this and all of the wonderful things I could put this on. I am working on a block for a quilt for my girlfriend and want to make a pillow similar to this one for Phoebe. You can get this pattern from Joan Gorman on her blog, Nini Makes. If you visit her blog and leave a comment on how you might use this, she will all to happy to email you it for free!

Pillow cases.....

There is something so sweet and wonderful about new bedding! I am in love with making pillowcases! I think it has to do with my need for 'instant gratification'. :) My kids are crazy for them too. In fact, tonight I made 4 new ones for the girls using this great Halloween Hello Kitty fabric. It looks so fun and festive on their beds.


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Back to school....

is here Again! They were pretty excited to start back and see their friends again. (well, except Sam, see him pouting in the back) I have 6 at St. Mary's this year and one in high school. We are still getting back into the schedule swing of everything. It's exhausting! I have needed a nap two days in a row this week.

They are all getting so big. Jacob is a Sophmore this year and will be taking driver's ed later this year, as he just turned 15 this week. Boy time flies! There is something cool about not being a freshmen, and not having the pressure of an upper classman. Hopefully, he will do as academically well as last year!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Glass Bottle Tree, Who'da Thunk?

I love this! We spotted this tree on the home one day coming through the countryside. We came upon it and I asked David what it was. He said, "Why a bottle tree, of course". Ummm, Ok. It doesn't make any sense to me, but I love it. And after two years of having it pop into my head at odd times, I passed it again the other day. We got turned around coming home from a friend's house in the country and I spotted it from the road! It really made my day, I was so excited to have my camera with me.