Saturday, May 30, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Here are a few shots I took as soon as the mail arrived. First, the mailing envelope is so fabulous. That would be super-cute as a fabric print. Second, the cover of the book and the sweet note from Jacqui on that wonderful paper with orange flowers...loving the orange. The next three shots are pictures of finished products in the book. Everything is written in Japanese except for the word -detail- in a box pointing to a close-up shot of the sleeve. A little more words in English would be nice...but oh, well. I'm up for the challenge. I tend to get frustrated when reading the instructions anyway, so just using the illustrations should be great!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Okay, be honest...did you sing along? :o)
The comments option isn't showing up today...trying to figure that out. If you want to comment just do so on the previous post and I'll get it.
Oh, I think I fixed it.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
enjoying: 1.Tim found a great hammock on clearance. Bought it. Hung it. Relaxed in it. Niiiiiiiice. 2.Tim made a lot of progress working on the back yard while I worked on the garden. It's going to be a great space to play and relax before we know it. 3.We had a small family gathering to celebrate the birthday of my little one. Take one little girl add a few family members, a pile of presents, some big balloons, and a gluten-free princess crown birthday cake and you've got a whole lot of fun. (this should probably go without saying...but pictures to come)
Sorry for the post sans photos. I promise to make it up to you. And I certainly hope this post is a collection of cohesive, coherent thoughts because I am dog tired. Happy Memorial Day.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
1)a big, but simple sandcastle with the best moat ever! 2)a couple getting married as the sun setting...so beautiful 3)the standard beachy fence with sea oats blowing in the breeze...I just love that 4)a funny little seagull that miss E chased down the beach 5)you know I had to include a shot of Tim and the girls...they were hunting for shells and shark teeth on our final walk down the beach 6)a tiny hermit crab in a tide pool that had taken over a snail shell...we watched in amazement as it crawled cautiously around our feet then hid when we picked it up...lots of entertainment from such a small, yet amazing creature 7)the longest line of pelicans we had ever seen...I didn't all fit in the frame 8)seaweed...the girls weren't afraid to touch it, but they did not like it when I threw it at them:o) 9)a zoomed in shot of the pelicans...cool, eh?
Well, are you tiring of beach pics yet? We did go to a few other places than the beach. I'll share some of those soon. We've been enjoying some nice warm weather this week as we get back into our beloved routine. Happy weekend!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Okay, these shots are just because I can't stop taking pictures. They never turn out as beautiful as it is in real life, but the sparkling water...love that I captured that...and the fog rolling over the beach...loving that too.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
As I mentioned before, I took 427 pictures and I didn't put any beach shots in this post. How's that possible? Don't worry my friends, I'm working on it. I hope you all had a great week. It's nice to be home.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
- I am loving how E says "she shells", "bathing soups", and "sun scream" so cute...so cute, every time
- With a little fear O approaches the water's edge, the waves break and roll across the sand just reaching her toes then the fear is replaced with excitement and wonder.
- There have been many dolphins frolicking in the close breaking waves...it's really amazing to watch them. Jellyfish are amazing, too, but slimy and gross :o)
- We went to Brook Green Gardens today...beautiful, amazing, awe inspiring. I can hardly wait to share some pictures with you.
- oh, the sun, the salty air, the sand....I do love the beach, really I do.
Also, I entered a giveaway at a blog I found called Hazelnuts. It's a great read. Jacqui is an archaeologist with a PhD in New Zealand and she's super crafty...cool right? Anyway, I won her giveaway. What did I win? Oh, a Japanese sewing book. Go here to see some pictures from the book. I am so excited!
That's all I've got for now. I promise to share pictures when we get back!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Yea, we miss the sun. It'll be shining here again, soon. And if not...we'll be heading to the beach next week to find it. Because maybe, just maybe, the sun enjoys the sand and sea, too!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
There were 100 tops made and entered during the week and now it's time to pick the top 10!
Click HERE to go vote. My top is Group 9 Top A. There are so many beautiful tops to choose from so vote for your favorite, but just remember mine is group 9 top A...no pressure:o) Okay, really, vote for your favorite. Really, I mean it.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Simple dresses and tops. Definitely some stash busters there.
And my personal fave...the western style shirt. It's a kids pattern...I should be able to shrink it down for my girls or make it bigger for me. With some great fabric these would be to die for! Am I right or am I right? I'm right, right?
Adrienne is from the wonderful blog Some of a Kind. She's got all kinds of great, creative things going on over there. You should drop by and check it out. She is also the driving force behind May(d) for Me! So join in! Sew something just for you!