Thursday, October 13, 2011

For those we love




If you know my son, then you know about bunny. aka: bun bun or b-diddy. He's the velveteen rabbit of our house. Thread bare in spots from oh so much love. It's getting hard to keep him sewn together and harder still to separate them long enough to wash bunny and stitch him up. Hence, it's 11:00 pm bunny is freshly laundered and stitched up once again. Ready to be tip toed into my beautiful boys sleeping arms.

As I was rubbing my sleep deprived eyes stitching away I was reminded of a trip my father made with me to the city dump after my special blanket had been thrown away, just to have a look.

Oh, the things we do for those we love...


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Friday, August 19, 2011

Happy 40th Cary!

Cary celebrated his 40th birthday while on vacation with the Hendricksen's. He also shares his birthday with Guy who turned 45.



Party prep - making a pi├▒ata



Hello Mr. Squid



Costumes required!



Whoa!


Hubba hubba!



Just wrong!

YouTube Video




Hope your wishes come true! We love you both!

Vacation pictures soon!

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Still sewing

In all the crazy of a new baby and getting a house ready to sale there is not much time for blogging. Sleep or blogging? Sleep!

I have managed to carve out a few moments to sew for friends.

The nursery inspiration:




The receiving blanket for a special little guy on his way from Africa!





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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

8:00 pm might just be my favorite time of day

8:00

Sweet baby girl is rocking to sleep in my arms, my boys are whispering and giggling down the hall during a bedtime snuggle, big lazy dog asleep at my feet. Wishing you all a beautiful evening and restful night.





Homemade Granola for the morning

3 cups rolled oats
1 cup pecans
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup shredded coconut

Stir in

1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt

Cook in 350 degree oven until dry. Stir every 15 minutes. When cool add

1 cup raisins
1 cup chocolate chips


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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Hello

Hello, this is Vera Mae. Our beautiful early Christmas present. And look she's wearing a momma knit sweater! I have to admit, I'm pretty impressed with myself that it is finished and she is wearing it before she out grows it. Now, if I could only finish, well let's be honest, start the embroidery on her brothers matching vest. Wouldn't that be such a cute picture, them in matching momma made sweaters. Although that would require him holding her, which would require acknowledging her existence and touching her, hmmmmm maybe a little Photoshop...don't tell.




So this is where I have been, snuggling one small baby trying to hold on to just how tiny she is as I watch, hug and play with, gulp, my three year old baby. How time slips away from us. Just typing that makes me need to go and kiss them in their sleep right now. Bye

Oh, the sweater is the, Easy Baby Cardigan, from 'More last - minute knitted gifts' by Joelle Hoverson. The yarn is Spud and Chloe. Ladybug buttons from JoAnns.

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