Thursday, September 06, 2007

Thanks Mamma!

Mamma helped me make the top bag. She made the crazy quilt squares (probably sometime in the 70s) and I pieced them together to make this cool, patchwork bag. Mamma, I took it to a beach party a few weeks ago and got a lot of complements on it! Also, I made this other one, I call it "Love Birds" because I appliqued two little birds on the front. Mom, this is the first one from that bundle of fat quarters that I bought this summer.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

New Bags!!

I love the plants in CA!

Look Natalie, a tree big enough to drive through!

Sitting inside a red wood.

Where's the top!?

Dr Seuss Plants

Crazy Tree!

Mushroom Top

Where the fairies and elves live...

California Fun!

Riding the ferry to the Giants game.

Our view from on high.

Everyone is happy, we've been eating clam chowder and garlic fries.

Our sweet bed and breakfast in Ferndale.

Ferndale, the center of town.

Jason and I met up in CA after I went to Texas. We had a great time with his parents and we did so much!!! We went to Chinatown in San Fransisco; we went to a Giants game and didn't see Barry Bonds hit a home run; we drove north to charming Ferndale, CA and stayed in a bed and breakfast; we then drove through the red woods (literally); we shopped and ate and had a ball...can't wait to go back!

Texas Fun

Natalie can't put the book down! It's Pokemon! She is quite the reader!

Sweet James waits for the hermit crab to come out.

I think the hermit crab is a bit scared!

Andrew can't say much, but he sure can play.


I had a great visit with my family. The kids have all grown so much! Natalie is so much fun to talk to. She love Pokemon, web-kins and reading. James is getting really big! He loves Cars and is so creative. He made a really cool rocket out of paper towel rolls and duct-tape! Andrew is at a fun stage. He is so darn cute and love to read just like his big sister and brother. I was so happy to get to spend some time with them.

It was great to see mom and dad and Erin and Toby, too!!! I felt so relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed watching movies, shopping for fabric and sewing with mom. It was a wonderful time.

Road Trip!!!!

In July Courtney and I drove from FL to TX with a stop over in New Orleans. I love her...It was so great to spend time with her. We wanted to do all the same things: shop, eat, take tours and get a tattoo (oh wait, that was just her), but I got to watch the tattoo artist, Jason (AKA Sparrow) work his magic. We had a great time. Here is just a few highlights of the trip:
It is scary when the shrimp is looking back at you!

Ready to listen to some Jazz

Beignets at Cafe Du Monde

Court gets a tattoo from Captain Jack!

Just like a southern bell, using her umbrella to keep the sun off!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Sew Fun

This is a bag that I made for a friend. When she found out I was sewing bags she brought me the frog material and asked me to make her something...what ever I wanted. This is what I came up with.

Sorry this picture came out side ways... (Erin this is what I made with your birthday gift!)

These are scarves that I have made that can go around your neck, waist, or in your hair.

This is my favorite place to be besides the beach, Joann Fabric Store and bed...

Sweet-Talking Cole

I forgot I took these pictures in March. I went down to visit Jeff, Allison, Julie, Adam and Cole (for the first time) when they were in Orlando. I have to say Cole thoroughly impressed me. He is so smart and was lots of fun for my pre-school language analyzing mind to take in. It was wonderful to see Jeff and Allison after so many years and Adam and I really enjoyed getting to catch up. I had a great time and wanted to share some of my favorite pictures.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Spring is in the Air

Jason's spring break was last week and we finished it off with our first trip to the beach together. It was a beautiful day, low 80s and sunny. We were so relaxed. It was nice to get some sun and feel the summer just around the corner. We saw a lot of wildlife, as usual. Here are some horseshoe crabs we found. Guess what they are doing. We saw the smaller one first and then realized the larger was under the sand. When Jason lifted him up we were shocked to see that he was bigger than a dinner plate (more like platter-sized)! We also saw a stingray! We live in such a cool place!


The first alligators of the season.

Jason's good friend Dave visited from cold Connecticut last weekend. They had a great time together and I really enjoyed getting to know Dave. He is such a great guy...Oh Wow.