Friday, November 30, 2012

Another Ending (and beginning) Keagan is home

Good times

Oh Steph is happy.

Buds. We thought Garrick was tall. Guess what , not so much

greeting him at the airport

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Happing ending to the drama of the last 1 1/2 years

These are some quick pics from the wedding I took before it got hectic

The sibs

The helpers

Monday, May 21, 2012

Beach Buddies

 I started this project a few years ago when Lottie still lived in Hanford.  It originally was a quilt wall hanging. So when I came across it on Saturday I decided to finish the stitching and quilt it. Then I thought why not a beach bag. So here it is.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Silk-dyed eggs my fav

Silk-dyed eggs

So this week is really crazy. I have so much to do. Several quilts to quilt, meal to a family, set up for a dinner, late night hockey, full schedule at work and a friend coming to visit and family coming at the beginning of next week. So..... what do I do decide to try to dye some eggs with silk.
I saw the idea on pinterest and it looked interesting to me.

As it happens I have bags of silk squares that my sister gave me over ten years ago, I have never really known what to do with them, but of course I saved them.
First I cut the squares down to smaller size and then I could use it for more than one egg.
Next you need to wrap the egg in the silk and then wrap string around it to hold in place against the shell of the egg. Cover the whole egg with string.
Then put in a pot and boil for 13 to 15 minutes. So i read you can't eat theses eggs because of the dye. I really don't know.
Boiling, boiling........
Take them out let them cool. It was hard for me to wait to see how they turned out. Its now time to take the string off. I unstrung it so I could reuse the string.
Here is one of them.
And another. Cool. I understand if the eggs don't have a crack in them you can save them for decoration from year to year because they will eventually dry up inside.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Happy President's Day

I thought it would be fun to try to make George Washington Cookies(incase you didn't recognize him. I do have fun with decorating cookies ever since I stop doing my wood crafts. This way I still get to paint, kind of.