Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Apple Crazy

     We bought a bushel of Gayla apples from Big Chief Apple Orchard recently.  I also picked up this cookbook on apples by Patricia Mitchell.  
 I really enjoy her cookbooks.  They are an excellent read, and this one turned into a lesson on Johnny Appleseed, for us.  I've probably made half of the recipes by now.  Here are a couple of pictures.  We've liked everything, so far.

Monday, August 24, 2015

A Dozen Years Already?

I can't believe it's been 12 years already since we got married.

It's been a lot of everything.  

I'm glad we are still together.

I'm having a great life.

I think everyone else here is too. 

Thank you Jesus for my family and our many blessings. 

We celebrated by going to Chattanooga and seeing Ruby Falls.  We had a picnic at Point PRk on top of Lookout Mountain.  Then we went swimming at our campsite.  We are staying in a sweet little cabin.  

We are about to grill burgers, roast s'mores on a campfire, and tomorrow we are going to the Tennessee Aquarium and moon pie general store.
Monday, June 22, 2015

Project Run and Play Top 10!

Lenore's bathing suit is in the running for a prize package at Project Run and Play.
Please vote for one.
Mine or someone else's.
I was so surprised and excited to see it already had votes this morning.
How exciting!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Bathing Suit for Baby

I just finished a bathing suit for this month's Project Run and Play challenge. I'm posting some photos, without my model because she is sleeping.  I'll do better tomorrow.  Please pardon me.
 (Updated with photos)

The challenge for this month was to take this Frozen Elsa dress pattern and make it or something inspired by it. DIY-Frozen-Elsa-Dress.-Make-your-own-Elsa-dress..super-easy-and-super-cute1-1024x782

We don't need any more Elsa costumes, but I was inspired to make a bathing suit for Lenore using the tutorial to make my top.
Notice I also made the top a sweetheart neckline.  I really wanted it to compliment the scalloped edged bottom.

I wanted sort of a racer back, because trying to put criss cross straps on a baby isn't fun.

But I didn't want the straps to just go over the shoulders, because if one slips off that's not good.

Lenore has already shown a strong desire for being in the water as much as possible.  Carolina was swimming at age 1, and I wouldn't be surprised if Lenore didn't swim her first year too.  She needs something that will not slip off the shoulders.

I wanted scalloped edges, and to make sure they didn't curl up overtime I lined my top with the same gray swimsuit fabric.

I am loving this feature.  The boy short bottoms are scalloped too.  Though they look more like pirate pants on her than the elegant scalloped shorts I had pictured in my mind.  Oh well.

Tomorrow we will get some pictures by the pool.  (After waiting all morning for it to stop raining, we decided pictures in the flower garden would have to do.)

  Thank you for taking time to check out my blog.  What have you been working on? 
Saturday, June 6, 2015

Cut off jean shorts!

I just made some cute cut off shorts for the girls.  I just took some jeans that had worn out knees and instead of tossing them as I was doing laundry today, I turned them into irresistible jean shorts. They are excited about wearing them after church tomorrow.