Friday, May 25, 2012

It's been a little while...

It's been a little while since my last post.  Things have been busy here with weed pulling and mulching our flower beds.  I must say we had let that part of our yard kinda go crazy since I got pregnant with it's been about three years since we really did a good job of it.  It's also been raining a lot so working out in the yard has been a mad dash between rain drops.  We still have about 54 bags of mulch sitting in our driveway out of the 84 we purchased.  It's been great fun for Silas though he's enjoyed playing in the mulch....we keep trying to convince him that the sand box the neighbors gave him is much more fun. 
I've also been busy making goodies for my two swap partners.... Amy over at  "Bumble Bee Lane" is hosting the swap called "Be Happy".   I managed to complete seven different projects for my partners.  I only made one of the projects for both of I spent time picking and creating different projects for each partner.  I am happy with what I've made and I hope they will too.  I'm excited too because I've got them all boxed up and ready to go out in the mail tomorrow...way ahead of the June 5th date.  I'm always afraid I wont make the due date on time....LOL.  :0)
I did manage to finish a project for myself too. This morning I put the final touches of walnut stain to my "Country Sampler Sewing Pouch" (kit by Stacy Nash). I love the way it turned camera did a okay job at taking photos but really I think it looks much better in person. I really need a new camera I'm just not happy with the five year old Nikon Coolpix. I've been told that it's most likely worn out....let's face it I've taken thousands of photos with it.  The last photo is from my iPhone using the Instagram app.   I must say it turned out nicely and I used one of their filters on the photo so maybe I just need to use my iPhone from now on....LOL.

Well I guess that's about it for now...I know not very exciting but just think the next time you visit I'll have some great swap stuff to show you. I can't wait to show you what I made and what I received as well. I hope this post finds you all happy and healthy. :0)
Hugs, Theresa

Friday, May 4, 2012

Back From Our Road Trip

 I see blogger has changed a lot while I was's funny how fast things change in just a few weeks...LOL.  Anyway Silas and I just got back from our road trip to upstate NY where I was born.  We had a fantastic week seeing friends and family.  We also got to see a dear childhood friend of mine get married.   I must say my sweet friend Bobbi was a beautiful and a happy bride indeed.  I couldn't be happier for her and Earl....may they have a long and happy marriage!!!
While we were north we also woke one morning to several inches of snow....boy Silas sure got excited since we haven't seen that much snow since before he was born.  He had a great time kicking and running through it all....good thing mommy packed some sweaters and jeans.  Even though on the day we drove up it was 81 and sunny out....once a northerner always a northerner...I think it's in the blood.  :0)

Silas also had a great time playing with his Grandpa's trains.  I must say for a two year old he was very respectful of his Grandfather's toys.... of course Silas respects the mighty train too.  I think we have a railway buff in the making.  If it doesn't have coalcars, flatcars, boxcars, or a steam engine and the sweet little red caboose at the end Silas isn't interested (well he does like trucks too).  :0)  Grandpa is  pretty darn excited that his little grandson follows his passion. 

One of the other highlights to our week was the annual Flax barn sale.  I have missed this sale for the past two years I missed it.  If you've never worn Flax clothes you're missing out.  They are perfect for the summer so light and comfortable.  I have been going to these sales since 1994 so I'm along time fan.  This years clothes were outstanding!!!  I purchased way to much clothing...LOL...but at least they'll last me a long time.  It's also a great day to spend with my mother and sisters too.  We all have so much fun trying on clothes and digging through the big boxes to find our size.  It has become a bit of a girls day out tradition. :0)
Well that's what I've been up to.  I must admit I haven't gotten any work done but that's okay some times we just need to sit back and enjoy time with our family and friends.  Now that I'm home though it's back to work.

I hope all of you have been well and I'm glad you've stopped in for a visit. :0)