Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Not to old for Halloween...

Jayme and her friend, Rachel wanted to be half skeleton ballerinas for the night. So I made them each a tattered tutu, Bobbi did their hair and I did their make-up. They look creepily adorable.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Last weekend

Bobbi ran the Des Moines 1/2 Marathon with her friend, Melissa. So proud of this girl!
(I had to screen shot these from the Internet so they are a bit fuzzy)


Friday evening Ashley came out and we cooked out down at the fire. It was a lovely, chilly, fun time.
Saturday I had lunch with Bobbi and she bought Oliver some shirts...we had a great time. Then I headed to their house and helped Jayme get started on painting in the basement. Since I was in town I went to service that night.
Sunday I stayed home and did the projects I didn't get done on Saturday.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

3rd time's a charm...

When we bought our table and chairs I wasn't wild about the goldish material with small fruit on it but I left it for 9 years. Then I found some black and white paisley I just knew would be perfect. Recovered all 6 chairs and immediately didn't like it that well. But I left it for 3 years. Today I said to myself, "WHY do I do this? Change it to something you like and be done!" So I did and I like it.

Friday, October 19, 2012

I'm a great starter...

But sometimes I just don't finish a project for one reason or another. When I cleaned the basement I found lots if "quilt starts" so I used them to make 3 little quilts.
One for Piper, a sweet soon to be mom. She is a good friend of Bobbi's.
One to put on the crib we have here.
And one for Jon and Alicia's sweet little Navy.
I cleaned out some fabric and feel like they were a fun use of what got started but never finished as intended.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Moving day...

For the 4 little Barred Plymouth Rocks. Fluffy, Tiny Jr., Emo and Puppet Jack for those of you who keep track. Not sure I shared this but...Rebecca Hulk crowed the other he's luck with chickens is a broken mirror! So I moved the girls (I say that with fingers crossed) into the fortress on Tuesday. They seem content there.

Signs that make me smile...

Lincoln puts little signs up every once in awhile and yesterday, about town, they appeared. I saw the group of 4 in the neighborhood where I babysit. And Ashley saw the Lincoln one downtown. I think it's my favorite.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Perhaps I need a break from myself...

Because while making my smoothie I knocked over the blender...indication of how the week will go? I hope not.

Monday, October 8, 2012

This day!...

It started with a dropped bowl of oatmeal while I was downstairs.
Me: "Hudson, what happened?"
Hudson: "I didn't meant to. I did it on purpose."
Me: "You mean you did on accident."
Hudson: "No, I did it on purpose. I just didn't mean to."
Went downstairs with Boden, realized he wasn't behind me. Go back up, he has unrolled all the toilet paper and was "washing" the floor and walls.
*sigh to the second degree*
It was only 10:25 a.m. So we went to the park...and they played to exhaustion.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Just to catch up...

I have numbered the photos because no matter what I do in this app it still puts them where it wants them...
#1- we went to Broken Bow for a funeral and went by our old house, 642 Cherry Ave. so many memories.
#2- finished the pillow case to go with Ashley's baby quilt.
#3 - started on blocks for a Jayme quilt when it is needed.
#4 - It's coffee by the fire season! I love it!
#5 - a poor little elderly lady accidentally hit the gas instead of the brakes and drove through the wall at the church...
#6 - I made another baby quilt (for a friend) out of some scraps I had laying around in my stash.
#7 - woke up on a Saturday to this. People fishing and I have no idea who they are, typical.
#8 - I'm trying to drink a green smoothie everyday. So far so good.
#9 - got Oliver a Halloween costume.
#10 - the kids were out and named the chickens. The big red one is Rebecca Hulk, then Fluffy, Tiny Jr, Emo and Puppet Jack.
There I believe I'm caught up for now.