Thursday, August 27, 2009

School day!!

Simon and Annestelle were very excited yesterday morning for the first day of school.
After eating at The Breakfast Place, we made our way to school.
I was a bit tearful at drop off, but I knew they would be just fine. They were.
We officially have a first grader and a kindergartner.
HobbyHubby took the day off to spend with just me!
(yep, I'm spoiled!)
I'm still not sure where the summer break went.
But gone, it is!
Happy Hobbies!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A little more WV...

As I said in a previous post, we had a wonderful time in WV.
Part of that wonderfulness is due to my two cousins, Noah and Rose, and their kindness!
They entertained Simon and Annestelle during a great portion of our stay.
The pictures below are from our Sunday hike at Spider Creek!

Noah, Rose, Simon & Annestelle before we went down the hill to the creek.

Rose carrying Annestelle back up the hill. Noah & Simon are already far up the hill there in the background.

Thanks Noah and Rose! You are two of the most special kids I know!!!

Happy Hobbies!

Monday, August 10, 2009

My New Purse

While I was at Aunt Mary's I made this purse!
This is the bird-watcher messenger bag from the book, The New Handmade by Cassie Barden
It is the perfect pattern!

Aunt Mary had the perfect fabric too...

Don't you just love it when someone knows what you like before you even do?

Happy Hobbies!

Friday, August 7, 2009

First Horseback Ride in WV.

Uncle Frank saddled up one of the horses for the little peeps to ride...



Horse chatting!
Such a joy to watch them taking in new experiences!
Happy Hobbies!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Quilting With Aunt Mary's Professional Machine....

Remember those blocks I started HERE last February?
Mary and I put those together last week and added some borders.
We worked together on her new long arm...

working on the borders

quilting the blocks

more of the blocks

I'm pretty much thinking I'm never going to want to quilt on my regular machine again.


I still have the binding to add to this quilt... soon...

Happy Hobbies!