Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Summer Jam

I made these as working 'samples' for my summer sewing classes. The shorts are part of a McCalls pattern and the tees were purchased at Walmart. I intend these to be for summer pajamas but I think they would be fine as just summer shorts sets.
I think the cupcake set is my favorite. I'll give them to my granddaughters after the class.
It will be fun to see what fabrics the girls come up with - I hope they are graphic enough for me to come up with a cute applique pattern. I guess I can always fall back on flowers - right?

Monday, June 28, 2010

It Must Be Summertime!

~I know this because the roses are blooming~! I can't remember the name of this plant - but isn't the color pretty?

The wheelbarrow is still pretty sparse looking. I hope things start to fill in pretty soon.

I bought the star at Tai-pan and if you look close enough you can see the good tomato plant ~ the other one I planted is so spindly it should be ashamed to call itself a tomato plant.

It's starting to look red, white and blue around here!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

It's a Wonderful World

I taught the kids how to 'catch' a dragonfly today. They all took turns -it was so much fun watching their faces. The dragonflies didn't seem to mind either!

Friday, June 18, 2010


Because of the blow snake picture, I really couldn't stand my own blog so I took it off! I wish it was just as easy to get rid of the real things!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I'm So Excited!

I was asked to teach a demonstration class to a church group of women tomorrow night after one of the ladies in charge saw the little apron I had made for the wedding shower. My dilema was that she wanted me to hand out a pattern and I didn't feel comfortable giving someone's pattern out for free! After searching the internet with Marta I came across this pattern (which is almost identical) but is in the public domain because it was circa 1951.
Cute, uh? Model definitely cute!

My Dreaded Nightmare!

I hate this post! I found not only one of these in my front yard, but two! They are harmless blow snakes but they are so huge and they are SNAKES! I don't know if our wet spring has brought them out but 2 in one day is just too much for me. ("we" -meaning someone else) captured one of them and took it up into the mountains and released it. My daughter The Hero, allowed them to put it in a covered bucket and place it in her van to haul up the mountain.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Cute Apron and Model

I am invited to a 'grocery' bridal shower this Saturday and although that sounds very practical, I thought it sounded kind of boring. I called Marta and asked her how I could jazz up a food gift and she gave me the idea of giving a themed gift. So the bride will get a cupcake pan, 2 cake mixes, and some cute cupcake liners and sprinkles... and this apron.I love this pattern -it's fast and fun to make and wear --I'm also partial to this cute model!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Spring Is Here!

I took these pictures a few weeks ago. The seasons here are so fun to anticipate and I think spring is my favorite. You people in warm climates just can't understand our excitement when we can finally work in the dirt! (of course, for me that enthusiasm lasts until around end of June when it starts to get HOT!)

My new gardeners -- one of which appears to have an attitude!