Friday, August 29, 2008
I received this lovely award from Lisa Renea at http://tatteredtiara.blogspot.com/. She makes all of these really, really, great cards. She is involved with a group called Cards for Heroes where she makes cards and then sends them to the men and women serving in the military. You have to check out her blog it's adorable, and congratulate her too, she just go married!
I have to now pick 7 of my favorite blogs and the rules are:
1. The winner can put the logo on their blog
2. Link the person you received your award from
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls or boys you’ve nominated I'm passing this award on to these wonderful and talented blog friends.
Karen at http://nordiccraft.blogspot.com/
Suzanne at http://abrushwithcolor.blogspot.com/
Jess at http://lostbuttonstudio.blogspot.com/
Charlotte at http://housewrenstudio.typepad.com/
Heather at http://reverieart.blogspot.com/
Deb at http://posted-from-home.blogspot.com/
Natalea at http://kandeland.typepad.com/my_weblog/
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Last Saturday (it's taken me over a week to post about it) the girls and I went to The Ohio Outdoor Quilt Festival. The festival took place at an Elk farm called Bonnie Brae Farms in Wellington, Ohio. There were over 400 quilts on display! I was worried at first that the girls would be bored and wouldn't want to be there but they loved it. Since all of the quilts were displayed out side ( it was a very casual atmosphere) you could walk right up to the quilts and touch them and really look at the fabric and the quilting. I've never seen so many beautifully made things in my life. Some of the quilts on display were very old, one actually dated from 1843. There were several crazy quilts made during World War II and one that was made three years ago for breast cancer awareness. The girls and I had a really good time and I was glad they were able to get so close to these wonderful works of art. On an embroidery note I have finished my mother's embroidery for their camper but I won't have pictures until tomorrow. It's been cloudy here for a couple of days (no rain though, not a drop since the third week in July!) and there just hasn't been enough natural light to satisfy me. The sun came out about an hour ago so tomorrow I should have pictures! I have also started a Halloween embroidery, at this rate I may actually have to replenish my stash of embroidery floss!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I was finally able to get a picture of the yellow finches that feed off of our sunflowers. They are pretty elusive so attracting them to the yard has been a big deal. They don't come around very often but they LOVE sunflower seeds. Well right now there are plenty of seeds to go around! This little guy was perched here for about twenty minutes the other day getting his fill of seeds. They are a little territorial too; he would chase other birds away while he was there! Getting a little greedy I'd say. I am working on another embroidery right now. Hopefully it won't take me as long to post pictures of it. I drew a picture of a wine glass and a wine bottle with a flower sticking out of it. My parents have a seasonal campsite that we frequent with the girls often. I'm making this for my mother. It's going to say "Camp M.J." when it is complete. (Her full name is MaryJane.) I hope everyone has a great week! (For all of you moms of school aged kids, only a couple of more weeks before school starts.)