Friday, May 18, 2007

Inspiration Friday

Thought I would try to get a quick blog entry before I leave to go scrapbook until midnight. Hope everyone is having a great Inspiration Friday and they're ready with all that inspiration to do something tomorrow. I'll be sewing. The aprons for the servers at next weekend's wedding have to be done, well you guessed it before next weekend. So I'll be sewing, sewing, sewing. That is once I get the dust cleaned off and out of my sewing machine. Here's a picture of a quilt I did a couple of years ago. It hangs in the dining room. It was a mystery quilt class I taught at the quilt shop my friends owned. It was so much fun. I love embroidery and quilting. I just don't have much time for it. I did find time today to blog though. Summer must be getting close because there isn't as much home schooling stuff to do.

Everyone have a great weekend. Hope you're inspired to create something this weekend.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Seth's creations or twice is nice

Okay, so it's nice to have some quiet time to myself. Grandma is napping and not needing assistance. Soooo, I'll post again today. Normally I'd be fighting the kids for computer air time. I'd like to share some things that Seth has made in woodshop this year. He's getting pretty good with those woodworking tools. I'll share next week the cute skirts that Tina has been creating with the neighborhood girls. She's pretty busy lately though with the play. She and Seth are in a production of Romeo and Winifred. Tina has two parts, narrator and Versaci. Seth is playing Romeo. It's a parody of Romeo and Juliet. Should be funny.
This is probably one of the first birdhouses Seth made me. The oil lamp beside it is a family heirloom.
He made this cute bookcase not too long ago and I promptly claimed it.
This is the adirondack chair he made this spring. It took him quite a few workshops to complete this and it turned out gorgeous. (By the way, Seth checks the blog probably as much or more than I do. He's always tickled to see the comments.)
This was originally a plate rack that he made last fall. He was pretty disappointed when my plates didn't fit. I said no big deal, take it back, cut out the dowels and add a shelf. I needed a cute little shelf just for this spot and Seth accomplished that quite nicely. The lady in the picture is my husband's paternal grandmother. The white teacups and saucers are R.A.D. (Regional Adult something or another). Goodwill is too expensive here. I'd much rather shop R.A.D. Anyways they had been crying out for a home for a couple of weeks. I finally broke down and brought them home with me. The cups on the left are some of my husband's great grandmother's or something. The ones on the left are my orphan teacups. They got that way because my hubby likes to play ball in the house!!! or run into my shelves and knock the contents off of them. My kids rarely break anything. Just gotta watch out for the hubby. At least he's always sorry enough to go buy me another. :-)
This is Seth.

Well gotta run. Promised Grandma I would order some clothes online that she wants.
Only 2 and a half weeks left of school. Yipppeeeee!!!!!! I know that most of you mothers are groaning out there, but I'm really ready to send your darlings back to you for a much needed ten week break and battery revival. Take care.

Inspiration Saturday

Okay, seems like everyone is doing the really neat "Inspiration Friday". But Friday is my least available day. Even if I do have an available day. But it's great to see what everyone is inspired by. Funny thing is I have a lot of the same magazine pages tore out and saved in my binder also. Great minds think alike!
I finally got it!!! The digital camera that is. The hubby and kiddos gave it to me early as they've gone out of town until Sunday evening. Someone has to stay with Grandma and man the washer. They're enjoying a much needed Christian retreat not far from home. They'll be home Sunday to take all the moms (Neil's mom, my mom and me) out to Black Angus for dinner. Yippee!!
Well I guess I've got to share some of my first photos from my new camera. Hope you enjoy.

This is our patio and backyard. No, you may not see the rest of the backyard as it's really bad. The construction crew just ruined it last year during the remodel. I'm still digging dumped cement out of the flower beds and wondering when I'll get the lawn leveled. It was beautiful at one time. I'll share older photos on another day.
This is the front of the house. Much improved since the remodel,
but still needing work, like more flowers.
I did manage to save a few things before the construction crew went landscape destruction happy. The lavendar (the tall shrub) is an antique that my husband's great grandmother planted at the ranch. When we moved I dug it up and brought it with me. I'm glad I did. The new owner of the ranch ripped out most of the old shrubs and trees.
This is another angle of the front yard. The bench is one that my
son built in woodshop. The woodshop team usually builds something like this that is raffled off at the end of the school year. The proceeds purchase new tools and wood for the next school year. I was so thrilled to win 2 years ago. I really miss my iceburg roses (which were to the right of the bench a year ago). Maybe next year I'll get to plant some more.
Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Back on the web

Wow! It feels like we fell off the face of the earth. Our computer blew it's power board or something like that and has been in the shop for a week. I've been having blog withdrawals. I don't always get around to writing on my own blog everyday, but I almost always get around to visiting those other blogs that I really enjoy. So now I have a lot of catching up to do. I've only got a few minutes so I want to say I've missed everyone. There's a wedding shower here at my house tomorrow and of course I'm not ready. Seems likes there's always too many irons in the fire at this house. The hubby and the kiddos will be out of town next week so I should have unlimited access to the computer. I'm not sure who rushed to get to the computer first when it came back, me or the kiddos. How did we become so dependent on a machine?