Thursday, August 26, 2010
When my boys picked out their backpacks for school they went with simple gray. Seeing their plainness, I thought it might be fun to jazz each bag up a little bit. My third grader scoffed and said "No, thanks" but my five year old was all over it!! My second son, has a summer birthday so we are putting off kindergarten one more year and he is attending preschool again.
He and I had so much fun decorating his Preschool Backpack. He decided to put his initial "T" on the front pocket. He picked the green fabrics and came up with "star idea", and got a little help from Mom in the sewing department!! (Most of it I could do on my machine and the last bit I had to sew by hand.)
Friday, August 20, 2010
Remember the little quilt club I am in: The Pink Pickle? My quilting club was inspired by this book, and I finally read it. The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas is a great summer read. It is narrated by Queenie, a pickle member, and she tells the story of Depression Era Kansas and what the "Pickles" do when a dead body is found!! For anyone who loves to quilting, friends or even a good mystery this is a quick enjoyable must-read.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
When I realized my due date was in the FALL I asked my friend Jeanette to make me some warm knit hats for the baby. In typical Jeanette fashion she didn't disappoint!!! Check out this adorable Nemo hat she made, she even included the lucky fin. Homemade goodness like this, just makes me smile and internally giggle with glee. I can't wait to have him wear it. Thank you Jeanette, I love it.
Friday, August 13, 2010
At the beginning of the summer I was given the opportunity to test drive a GMC Terrain for 2 weeks to go on a summer vacation. Instantly, I was happy with glee and then secondly I thought of our annual summer trip to North Tahoe in late July. Being 7 months pregnant riding in a new, roomy, sporty SUV sounded like a great way to spend a vacation.
About 15 miles East of Wendover, Nevada
Two Thumbs Way Up from my boys.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
My sweet friend Ella offered some weeks ago to take some pregnancy shots of me. Since this is my third baby and I don't think I have one single photo of myself pregnant, I took her up on the offer. I don't have any idea why I don't have pregnancy photos, other than simply, I am the photographer in the family and I am the one behind the camera.
We met in the middle of our two little Townes at on old, totally cool, abandon house. It was a relaxing setting with the wind blowing and the sun setting. After a few shots I eased into it. With only 7 weeks to go I really need to get the after burners going on all my projects: quilts, nursery, clothes and other essentials.
I just keep telling myself with this hot summer weather....hey, the Mormon Pioneers did it, why can't I!!