and here...........I was so darn excited I taught myself how to use Power Point and set up a show of them all, which I'll load onto the computer at the store and have running so you can see it when you come in! Yippee!
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
My family went to Denver for a few days....took in a Rockies game, where I wore this great bucket hat made with Amy Butler fabrics......
....and of course, wore my lounge pants to the game. Yes, I read at the game. My husband was so amused that he took a picture to document the event:
I also visited Fancy Tiger in Denver, where I met Amber and Jaime, the owners. What a great little place! They sell yarn as well as fabric (Amber said they were originally knitters), and I was so inspired looking around. Amber was patient and sweet as I tried not to ambush her too much with questions. Don't miss checking them out if you're in Denver!
Finally, here's a school bag made by 13-year-old Taylor with a little help from me. She had in her mind what she wanted. I altered a pattern, and here's what she went off to 8th grade this year with! (I know, mom, I'm not supposed to end a sentence with a preposition) It has a zipper closure and inside pockets.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Back to the stuffing my face reference. As these ladies have gathered here before, they bring their own food for the party - and I can't get enough of the Spinach Artichoke Dip that Jennifer brings each time! Here's the recipe, that she so graciously shared:
1 pkge. frozen chopped spinach
1 can artichoke hearts, drained & finely chopped
1/2 c. shredded mozarella cheese
3/4 c. parmasan cheese
3/4 c. mayonnaise
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Mix all ingrediants. Bake @ 350 for 20 mins.
How easy is that?!
Monday, August 17, 2009
.....here's a very grainy shot of Jennifer, my niece, at her anniversary party July 31st. I post this - not to talk about all the partying I do (uh, next to none?) - but to show off the Weekend Sewing Yard Sale Wrap Skirt she made, with a matching head scarf, for her party! Jenn is not a girly-girly by any means, but when she does wear a dress or skirt, she looks so....natural, just like she's in jeans and a t-shirt. I'm so proud of her & her new hobby - sewing!
Next post coming: a fabulous mom's night out at the store.....and a recipe to boot!