Thursday, April 26, 2012

Best Dog, Fantastic Book!

Took a few minutes last weekend to settle in with a great book and my super dog.  I started a project right away from this book!  I can't wait to show pictures!  It will be AWESOME!  More to come soon!!!
Who wouldn't love this cutie???

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Just a few highlights from a recent tour of Memorial Stadium, home of the Huskers!

Kenny Bell - he signed Jackson's football!
The view from the Press Box - Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE
Personal Press Conference with Mitch and Judy

New Addition to the Farm

Special Delivery!  (I paid how much for this little pile of material???)
Ok, now its looking like something!
Getting there
Finished!  Now we get to fill it!
I realized last year that if I ever wanted our basement finished, we would need to put up a shed.  We have a big garage, but it's holding all of the stuff that used to be in our shed at our last house(s) ...(boat, mower, four wheelers, log splitter, gas cans, oil pans, race car parts [fortunately the actual race car hangs out at the actual farm], dog kennels, decoys, trailers, wagons, sleds, augers, you get the idea).  All of the stuff that is normaly in a garage is in my basement (tools, tools, tools, paint cans, hunting clothes, fish cleaning tables, random pieces of wood and insulation that my frugile husband came across in the trash piles from the builders building our home 3 years ago and he couldn't handle to actually throw away cuz we might use it someday, boots, more boots, and probably 8 boxes that hold the contents of 3 or 4 junk drawers from the last 2 or 3 houses, again you get the idea). 

Long story short, in order to have my dream quilting/sewing retreat in my basement someday, we needed a shed.  So, here it is.  One step closer to my ultimate basement takeover!  :-)  Hooray!

So proud of my little man

My little man, Jackson, has been very busy!  I went to his Animal Research Fair last Friday at school.  All of the 1st graders made dioramas of certain animal habitats.  They started with a shoebox.  A few weeks back, Jackson came to me and said I really needed to get rid of all of the empty shoe boxes in my closet.  "Mom, there are kids that really need a shoebox."  How can you say no to that??? 

He and his classmates did such a good job.  Each of them presented their projects individually as the parents walked around their room to each of their desks.  Super job Jackson! 

Jackson's Diorama - "Bears"
Notice the brown bear (made from paper) in the back... but he's pointing out the bird (made of blue clay) in the tree
This is his report that he wrote on Bears.  Where they live, what they eat, their cubs, even references on the back page!

3rd Annual Birthday Girls Lunch

I moved away from "home" a few years back.  Sadly, I left behind a few good girlfriends.  We have lots in common.  We are all married to wonderful, hard working men.  We are all raising beautiful, healthy children.  We are all born in the spring :-)  We all share a strong faith.  We are all blessed by God in countless ways, and I am truly blessed to call them my friends.  We each are different in many ways too... I'm the only one that quilts! 

Even though I only moved 75 miles away, we don't see each other very often.  Three years ago, we decided to, at the very least, celebrate our birthdays together each year with a girls lunch.  The second year we got together, the girls wanted pedicures.  I reluctantly agreed.  It was officially my first and last pedicure ever.  There's a very good possibility that there is a youtube video of me dying in the pedicure chair.  I just don't have the guts to go and search for it. 

This year, I decided to make the girls a mini quilt with their last name initial.  Truth be told, I set out to quilt their last name.  Let's just say that that didn't happen.  I have a new book called Play Word Quilts by Tonya Ricucci.  I was late starting the project and I finished the binding the night before our lunch at my son's football game. 

Here they are!  What do you think?