Thursday, December 16, 2010

I won!!

Chicken Scratch is one of my very favorite blogs
and recently Angie Kennedy,owner of the blog,
Ustreamed and had a contest for this darling calendar ..
-and I won!!!
Click on this link to see it up close and personal:
Earlier this week I recieved the calendar in the mail and it
is of all Angie made it!
Thanks so much Angie!!!
She is one creative lady. Check out her blog and be amazed!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Good friends at the Peppermint Patch!

How I love these friends....
Renee', Teresa and I are making it a habit to attend the local
craft fairs. Today was the long awaited
Peppermint Patch and it was a good one!
So many great booths with fun ideas and clever projects.
There are some really talented folks out there & I wouldn't be
surprise if Teresa will have her own booth next year!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Our newest grandbaby

Sara sent this "portrait" of our newest grandbaby today.
Her doctor says she is at the 9week mark and the due date is
July 14th!
Sara said her thumb is at the top of the head. Heart beat is strong
and the little one is growing!
Amazing .. stupendous .. a miracle
a baby!

Merry Christmas to all!

Monday, December 6, 2010

What a find!

I found this great quilt online today!
What a great pattern ... it would look lovely
in a front hall to welcome visitors to your home.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Self portrait ..

Some days I feel like Whistler's Mother...the shoulder hurts,
ma knees are crackin', I've fallen and I can't get up....
...the ol' rocker is ma best friend!
But I hope as I continue to age that I will have a young spirit..
Like this lady in pink!
Years ago I saw this image and cut it out of a magazine.
It still hangs in my laundry room to remind me
that being young is a state of mind.
Life is good no matter what goes on around you!
Maybe I need to paint my kitchen pink!!

Best bear hug ever!

This photo of Addie and Quinn brings smiles out all over!
Makes me miss the days when the kids were small.
So grateful for grandbabies!

Friday, December 3, 2010

My favorite photo of Josh and Kendra

This year we spent Thanksgiving with Josh and Kendra.
First time in years I didn't have to cook a turkey!!!
We really had a terrific time with these two. When I returned
home, I looked thru photos and re-discovered this one.
We were vactioning at the family cabin in Manzanita, Oregon
Great shot - love these kids!

..another file folder....

Making these file folder organizers are addicting!
Again I used some fun Christmas papers I have
had in my stash for a few years.
I wasn't so thrilled with the color pallet, but when it
was complete..I LOVED it!
- To see more detailed on the photos
to see a bigger image -

Two more to finish..
will post them later.

Merry Christmas from our house to yours!

I love this was taken last January near
the Salt Lake Temple.
Let's alll remember the real reason we celbrate this time of year.
Merry Christmas!

More fun from my craft room!

My oh my, I do have fun in my craft room!
The next file folder planer I made was a Christmas one!
I had planty of time to create it and what fun I had!
Stayed up in the wee hours of the morning and paid for
it the next day!

Below are more detailed pictures.
Just click on them to see bigger images

Two people I dearly love....

My Aunt Judy and Uncle Mike.
(Major OSU fans)
Wish I lived closer to them to spend more family time together.
I am soooo blessed to have them in my life.

News Flash for 2010 ... Sara got married!

This last August Sara & Sean got married!
We have a new son-in-law and they recently told us
they will be expecting a baby next July!
Oh happy day!

My first try at an organizer folder

Last summer my name was drawn for the door prize at the Basket Case...our local quilter's guild.
That meant the next month I needed to come up with a gift for another quilter.
I decided to try my hand at an organize folder. (Made from a manila file folder!)
This one is geared towards quilter's needs.
Really fun to make.
I used papers from my stash and printed word strips from my computer.
Click on the phots for a closer look.
I found a tutorial for this project on Split Coast Stampers.
Look under file folder organizer in the resource section.

Random shots of my favorite girl..

I wonder if kissing this big ol' fish will turn him into a handsome prince???

Aunt Megan and Alissa

Love this shot..Quinn seems to be quite interested in Alissa's whale!
Megan and ALissa getting ready to feed the sting rays
at the Denver Aquarium.

By the look on Alissa's face...the excitement has gone and a little fear has crept in!

Summer memories...

This a photo of Alissa this last summer.
I call it frog eyes!
Love this girl!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Oh, oh, oh...just one more...

Now I couldn't leave this photo out! What a cutie-pa-tootie!
This was taken at Sara and Sean's wedding reception last September.
Quinn was enjoying the view from his dadie's shoulder. I love this little guy!

Last but not favorite picture of Quinn!

Quinn.....the deep sea diver and master of the ocean!

Catching up with the grandson....

Playful moment with Granny

Bonding with Uncle Josh

Proud Papa with son

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Some favorite shots of the Quinnster!

Quinn has Grampa wrapped around his lil' finger!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I'm finally back in the swing of things!

I'm making my come - back in the blogging world with our visit to Denver to spend Thanksgiving with Josh and Kendra. Megan came with us from Utah and we all met Sara and Sean at the Original Pancake House for an amazing breakfast! Sara and Sean were married in August and surprised us with the wonderful news that they are expecting a baby in July! I love how our family continues to grow. Can life get any better?
(Will post shots from their reception a little later)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Making a family favorite ... Microwave Carmel Corn!

We moved to Western Colorado 26 years ago and our good
neighbor,Sue Hughes, shared this wonderful recipe with me.
Our family has enjoyed this easy and simple recipe!
Makes a fun -new neighbor- gift
along with a gift certificate for a movie!
I air pop 1/2 cup of our favorite popping corn.

In a 1 quart microwave safe bowl or measure cup,
combine 1/4 c. packed brown sugar, 1/4 c. granulated sugar,
1/4 c. butter or margerine, 1/8 c. light corn syrup, and 1/4 tsp. salt.
Microwave until it boils then stir mixture.

Return to the microwave and boil for 2 minutes