Friday, July 29, 2011

Summer :: Survival Mode

No matter how much water I sprinkle on --
my poor plants are turning brown & crispy.

Inside (where it's cool) pretty fabrics are keeping me entertained -- 
grandbabe quilt #1 will go to the long-arm quilter next week -- 
and, quilt #2 is well under way.  

Taking my time and savoring the latest George R R Martin book --
it's keeping me awake far into the night with Jon Snow & Tyrion as company --
because 'winter is coming'

Forecast for the next 7 days-

Note to self: 
-- water at night
-- buy more fabric
-- and allocate more time to read !!

Yep - I'm in full Summer 'survival mode' here 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Joe Cool

The 'little man' in our family turned 8 this past Saturday and I can't quite believe it.  I'm sure it was just a few weeks ago that he was a toddler, helping me decorate a cake for his Mommy's birthday. 
But, there he is -- eight years old and such a cool kid!   We love you Joe-Joe Bean !!

Note the reflection in the aviator sunglasses -- Mommy & Daddy (and MoMo with the camera). 

Friday, July 8, 2011

Summer Stitching

Crazy hot here -- yesterday was 108 (as in -- ONE HUNDRED EIGHT DEGREES!!!!).  All that scorching heat means I spend more time parked in front of my sewing machine -- creating super easy quilt blocks - three pieces, three seams.  So much fun - using fabric from my stash, hand-picked by the future owner (grand-daughter - Janalyn). 

Quilt Pattern  ( 1, 2, 3 ) from this book by Amy Ellis:  Modern Basics, purchased with birthday money. 
(I consider it a very good investment.)  Check out her blog - lots of inspiration

And, as soon as ' 1, ,2, 3'  is off to the long-arm quilter - there are two more patterns calling my name.
I Love Summer Stitching !!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Long weekend

Over the long holiday weekend, we enjoyed watching the OKC Babes & KC Girls jump around . . . .

 play a game of Wii . . . apparently they are all very proficient with those remotes . . .

and, most importantly . . .  we remembered who we have to thank for our independence . . .
and we honored them by flying our flag.