Upgrading safety on the play equipment has been done with the little girls in mind.
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Friday, May 30, 2014
My new studio is set up with space for a me and a guest to sew at the same time.
A friend came over today to share my new space and have a little sewing day.
Oh, what fun!
Update: Mrs. Hummingbird (from yesterday's post) has decided that the new feeder location is a good one after all. I am sure she will bring the Mr. with her soon.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
When I awoke this morning I looked out at the bird feeders
like I do every morning to see who is visiting,
and saw that the hummingbird feeder was open and empty.
I suspect the raccoon.
After bringing the feeder in, cleaning it up, and refilling it, I hung it in a new spot.
Almost immediately after I went back inside Mrs. Hummingbird buzzed the feeder but didn't drink. She and Mr. Hummingbird did the same thing yesterday when it was still full.
Does it smell too much like raccoon?
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Daughter-in-law, R, receives a beautiful, hand knit baby blanket from,
and made by, my mother.
This one is the same pattern as the one for CJ and GB#2.
Friday, May 23, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Monday, May 19, 2014
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Friday, May 9, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
I got the jingle bell project done today.
I know you may not be able to tell exactly what is going on here so I will explain.
This is a wall of bells at the bottom of our stairs. Since my stairs only have a wall on one side and spindles on the other, there is no place to attach a gate. I know that this wall will not keep anyone safe from a fall down the stairs or keep anyone from going up the stairs if they are really determined, but with little girls running around the house at the speed of lightning, it will certainly serve as a great alarm system. I will always know if someone is close to the stairs.
The "wall" is a series of jingle bells strung on thin elastic. The elastic is then attached to the wall with screw eyes and detachable key rings. The string of bells is strung back and forth from the wall, around the newell post and back. I can undo the whole wall by detaching the key rings when no little ones are present.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Monday, May 5, 2014
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Here's another small peek at my new studio organization.
I have amassed quite a few zippers over the years.
The other day I found these new post-it notes that loop around
and then stick to themselves on the other end.
They are supposed to attach to your purse or steering wheel to remind you to do something.
I thought they would make great labels for my baskets and bins.
I never remember what I put in them especially if I can't see in them.