Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Messing around with Messi

I had so much fun watching the game with the girls.  I don't think I have ever watched a pro soccer match in my life.  Actually I have not watch a soccer game since Ty played goalie for the Kahlsa team in 6th grade :)
But we are hardcore team Argentina fans right now! Thinking of Tyler during every game:)

Monday, May 26, 2014

End of the weekend.

Last few minutes at the cabin. Sitting on the lounge out on the porch. Back to my sewing roots, hand embroidery.  Heaven.

Santa comes to visit

I have been such a good girl. Look who came to see me at work!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

State Track and Field


He made it! Michael's first and least year to compete in state track and field. Not his best night or mine for still shots. But proud of the hard work he did to make it here.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Grey and Yellow Chevron

 I used minky for the back of this self binding baby quilt.  I had wanted to use flannel but I had a hard time
finding some ( update: JoAnns now carries yellow and grey chevron in flannel) The minky was easy to work with and I love the way it turned out.

Yellow and white striped flannel on back. Self binding burp cloth looked a bit wonky so I added the ric-rac.
yo-yos and beads to finish off these sweet booties

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Pole Vault

 I am not sure there if there is another high school sport that produces as much anxiety
 for a parentss pole vault.
 Watching your kid get hurt in any sport is scary and stressful.  
We have had broken bones from high school sports.
 But watching your kid run and hurl himself into the air with a big stick is very different.
Especially when it is new.  They make mistakes, crash into the bar or fall on (or off) the mat wrong,  

 And they keep going higher!
This is Michael clearing the bar at 13 feet.  The last kid still going at the invitational.
 All that mom stress worth it for this moment in time.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Baby Booties for Olivia

Our baby obsession continues.
Heather was begging to make a pair of baby booties for her teacher.  Her daughter Olivia was born in October.  I had left over quilted material from the ones I made for Svea.


Heather making her first yo-yo.                                    Finished!!

Heather did ALL of the sewing.  I pinned, coached and got the centering right on the button/yo-yo flower. I also threaded the needle a few times when she let it come undone.  I think it is important to do the frustrating tasks, like needle threading and the important things that insure success, like careful pinning while teaching kids to sew.  It insures success and keeps enthusiasm high.
But she did all of the actual sewing.  She has a good eye, a steady hand,  an amazing  sewest and only 11!