Sunday, June 28, 2009

Claire getting ready for dance class!

Claire was soo excited to go to dance class and just loved her new leotard and tights and Silky Shoes!!!

She's come a long way, she didn't start walking until she was 3 and now she's dancing!
You just keep on dancing Sweet Pea!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Busy Week

It's sure been a busy week once again! I'm hoping things will slow down a little! Claire started dance class and I have some pictures!!!!Yes I didn't forget the camera this time. (Thank you Pearl I put it in my purse!) Now I just have to take the time to put them on my blog!! Raja had obedience class on Wednesday and did great!! I was so happy! I hope to get her Canine Good Citizen this summer. I'll try and get those pictures on tonight! Everyone have a GRAND day:)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

How to add on a new thread?

Can any of the tatters tell me how to add a new thread? I was working on the double sided edge and ran out after the the ring I did. Thank you for any suggestions.( Oh I'm using a single shuttle!)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My first attempts at tatting

I've been trying to learn to tat! I love it!!! As you can see my picot's aren't equal in size, so I've more work to do. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to keep them a uniform size? If anyone has any suggestions at all I would be thrilled, I've always admired tatting and can't believe I was able to do this much. I'm hoping I'll be able to add it eventually to my crazy quilting stuff!

Monday, June 8, 2009

My Crazy Quilt Pillow

I finished my pillow, I'm pretty pleased with it as it's one of my first attempts at crazy quilting ,ribbon embroidery,and embroidery in general. I already have material to start a purse, I just have to find a pattern I like.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The lost art of letter writing

Remember the movies where the lady opens the chest and there neatly wrapped in ribbon is a stack of letters? Well When my son went to boot camp and sent letters home I kept them all and wrapped them in ribbon and put a tag saying they were from Matthew and the year .

I loved putting confetti in letters and cards ( much to my niece's dismay),and kept unique stamps. I loved going to the Ben Franklin's and picking out stationary and matching envelopes and stickers! At times we would use pantie hose cardboard that the hose were wrapped around,and draw & color on the front and write the letter on the back and make our own post cards!

There was something about going to the mail box and hoping for the much anticipated letters from friends or pen pals (my pen pal was from Sweden). I like emailing but still miss the letter in the mail box, the thrill when you see your name hand written,the excitement of sitting down,opening it and reading ( again,and again). The sheer joy it brings to your day.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Whew.... What a week!! and it's only Tuesday! Sorry about the lack of pictures, I just can't seem to remember my camera these days and I am truly upset with myself tonight as I went to my nephews (3) school play tonight and I couldn't believe I left without my camera! I think I need to start pinning notes to my coat! Remember those days? Did your Mom's ever do that to you?