For his 8th birthday, my sweet son wanted to have a food drive. So we sent out invites asking friends to bring a few bucks for a present and a food item for the food pantry. I wasn’t sure how he would feel not having a pile of presents to open like at every other… Read More
There’s a corner of my office/sewing room that is getting a little Hoarder-y. I’ve finished a couple quilts lately and kind of thrown all the cut away batting/scraps on top of this bin. And then I bought some fleece and felt for doll construction and some wovens for scarves and some vintage table cloths and… Read More
I finished up a few more gifts and sadly, forgot to take pictures of a bunch of them! Lots of pouchies for neighbor and teacher gifts, and of course, I didn’t take any pictures. But I used this super cute and simple pattern: The Pleated Zipper Pouch from SkipToMyLou.org Then I bought a couple patterns… Read More
Got a little sewing done this weekend. I’m finishing up the binding on baby Erik’s (my gorgeous new nephew) quilt – finished pictures coming soon on that – but here’s a little preview. Also made some ornaments for family members. I used the awesome pattern and tutorial by Elsie Marley posted here. Super cute and… Read More
We had a great Halloween party with the neighbors. Flat-bed trailer with hay, Thriller on the stereo, at least 20 kids and 1000’s of pieces of candy! Here’s this year’s handmade costume. I took an XS ladies’ sweat suit from Old Navy, cut it way down and embellished. Introducing the Lego Ninjago Green Ninja –… Read More
This year, we went to Wings Over Houston – advertised as one of the top five air shows in the country. Sadly, my 4 year old really only wanted to go in the bouncy house, but I loved it. The best part was a reenactment of the attack on Pearl Harbor called Tora Tora… Read More
Today, I’m dreaming of a farmette. Like the one I love reading about over at Five Green Acres. We had contemplated a move to Texas, but it didn’t work out. That means its time to stop dragging my feet and dig out the garden and get to work. I’m starting from plants this year since… Read More
Rest in peace, Papa. Lawrence Frederick Petters Sr. 29 May 1916 to 16 April 2010. Obituary in the Florida Today, April 25, 2010.
It’s been a busy weekend around here – lots of eggs! I think it was a successful Easter, though. First, we dyed our eggs. Good teamwork here. William and I did the colors, and David helped with the stickers. Then William and I used some more teamwork to make our Easter Egg cake pops. This… Read More
This one is super awesome. The Fresh Modern Quilts group on Flickr has reached 2000 members (awesome!) and to celebrate, rOssie is doing a giveaway. Leave a comment here by April 8 to be entered.