Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I guess this post is going to qualify me as "vintage".
This is me in a dress my Grandma Jones gave me.  I am around 1-2 months old and being held up by someones hand beneath a shag rug (thus the extra round face).  My mom saved this dress and it was used on dolls and such, but is now mine.  So...

Tennyson thought it would be fun to model a funny ruffly vintage dress.  She totally rocks it.  I hope it gets warm enough that we can wear it to church.

I need to get the picure of my Mom with the curl on top, I think Tennyson looks like her in that picture.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Quilt - aka The Beast

It is finally all pieced together.  I hope to never do it again (but I will).  I hate it, I hope a little absence will make the heart grow fonder.  It is in the mail to get machine quilted and maybe when it gets back I will like it.  It is just too busy for me.  Maybe if I put some solid pillows on the bed and a solid aqua throw or something...  (share your solutions please).

All folded up because 63 squares is too much to take in.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Friday Night Football

Grahm was lucky enough to have one evening game on a Friday.  Like most of their games the weather was awful.  I know it is not "cold", but I have adjusted - and it is too cold for a baby.  Talking about Tennyson, not me.  Then you throw in some rain and it is miserable to be sitting on the metal benches that stay cold and keep a river of water running into you. 

But, it was the most fun I had watching a game.  Grahm was on fire.  He scored a couple touchdowns and grabbed some flags. 

The dedicated Cheerleaders 

My Valentine gave me these, so I am hoping for rain tomorrow morning (I have 2 games to cheer at).

My Baby

Some Yummy Baby Pics

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Last Minute Valentines

Here on the Island if you are not shopping 1 month in advance you can forgot being able to find anything you need.  We finished shopping for Christmas before Thanksgiving.  Anyone who knows me knows I function best last minute and in a crunch - I think because I am forced to focus.  I don't like to slowly work on anything.  Projects get all of my attention until they are done.

Currently my project is a quilt (oh, and taking care of a baby and 3 kids and a husband - you know - laundry and stuff).  So, I have not been thinking about Valentines day, until it was time to make them.  I didn't want a project.  So first, I avoided looking at any blogs for ideas (so glad I did).  Second, we will just buy the goofy ones from the store - none to be seen.  I couldn't even find a conversation heart.  Third, come up with a quick  - make the kids - happy idea.

They couldn't be too girly.  Origami Envelopes with Tokyo Tape and Chocolate Hearts.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Face Painting

At the Dental kids Christmas Party they offered face painting.  This is what my kiddos chose to have painted on their faces.

 Nothing says Christmas like blood - Maybe he got run over by the sleigh?

A skull, cross bones and a snake - super Christmassy (is that even a word?).

Sorry - these pics were forgotten on the cell phone until this week.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Nursery Rocking Chair

I have been really slow to post the finished pictures of the rocking chair we refinished.  I wish I had before pictures.  It started out in  pieces in a 5 gallon bucket.  I snagged the pieces from my Grandma's basement, it was an unfinished project of my Grandpa's.  Jason figured out the puzzle, replaced a piece or two and then it waited for me to get around to doing something with it.  So I brought it here to finish up and to use. This is the first time I have had a rocking chair that I have used for rocking a baby to sleep.  Tennyson just needs a little more snuggling to get to sleep than the others did.  We have loved it.  The re-upholstery job is not perfect - we don't have many tools here.  The next time it gets a face life I will have my Mom and my Grandma handy to help me make it look even better.

Any ideas of what to do with a bunch of tacks?