Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Just One More Thing...

This is my Halloween display inside the front door of my home...not the best picture. I made the BOO banner hanging on the mirror. My friend Shawn gave me the wine glass candelabra...I love it. Ohhhh and I bought the creepiest raven from Target, you can't really see it in the picture. Next year I will take a better picture. Now I need to start thinking about a Thanksgiving display.

Trick-or-Treat Smell My Feet

The witching hour was between 6 and 8 o'clock tonight in Northern Indiana....I saw many ghosts and goblins, plus a really cute fairy, a sweet puppy and spiderman.
Capt. Jack was so good and posed for a Halloween picture and then watched the goblins come and go from the office window (without barking toooo much).
I love Halloween, first of all who doesn't love CANDY??? I love the cool autumn nights and the smell of burning leaves. I especially love to reminisce about my childhood and trick-or-treating with my brother and sisters. One year we grew a HUGE pumpkin in our garden and we had it on our porch and someone stole it. My dad chased the teenagers down in his car and got our pumpkin back...One time we tp'd our grandparents who lived right next to us. The next morning they paid us to come clean it up (I think they gave us a quarter each). So not only did we have the fun of being sneaky but we got paid to clean it up too. And our parents went with about family fun.


Saturday, October 27, 2007

My Pillow

I LOVE my pillow. I was looking for a craft that I could do while sitting at ball games or waiting in the car. I tried was not for me. But embroidery, this is for me. I love how I can choose the color combinations and the form of whatever it is I am embroidering. I actually sewed five of these pillows tonight, all of the different. But I ran out of stuffing. I will make a run to Walmart tomorrow and get the rest of them stuffed and sewn up.
This is a close up of the "flower" Each little "knub" is a French knot.

New Winter Coats

It is that time of year....
Leaves changing color, carving pumpkins, colds (yes, I have one), and new winter coats. Our daughter Jenni stopped over this morning with Joseph and Jaden to show Nana (me) their new winter coats and hats.
I have been working on Christmas cards today. I am thinking of opening an Etsy shop and have been working on some samples. I also have some hand embroidered pillows that I want to put in my shop, unless I decide to keep them all, they are really cool. But then I probably don't need 10 pillows on my couch. Maybe I will give some of them away for Christmas presents...

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Our Newest Little Sweetie Pie

Born 10/22/07 at 5:39 p.m.
6 lbs 12 oz.
20" long
Welcome little one....

Thursday, October 18, 2007

A new vehicle

My daughter Jenni purchase a new vehicle. She was so excited that she could purchase it on her own (without a co-signer). We are proud of her too.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

A new baby.....

Okay, not quite yet...

My son Cody and his wife Adrian are due to have their first child together any day. Actually Adrian is over due and spent a night in the hospital this week because she was going to be induced. But it didn't work and they sent her home. Boy was I surprised when I called the hospital expecting to see hear about my new grandbaby and instead the nurse tells me that they sent her home. Seriously I have never heard of them sending anyone home after starting to induce them. She goes back to the dr. tomorrow.

Cody, Adrian and Cameron

Sunday, October 14, 2007

My First ATC

This is my first Artist Trading Card....It was fun to make....I had great visions of selling ATC's on Ebay or Etsy....but I swear I am ADD or ADHD; I just flit from one thing to the next...Right now I should be doing my homework but instead I started dinner (chicken & noodles, mashed potatoes) and took the dog for a walk. As a last ditch effort to procrastinate doing my home work I thought I would update my blog, seeing how it has been almost a month.

Here are some pictures of what I have been doing lately.
Meghan's volleyball games

Picking out the perfect pumpkin with the grandkids

And taking care of Jack (isn't he cute).