Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Easter 2016


This is my daughter and her family with Frank and I on Easter morning at our church.
Our church has had a flower cross for over 30 years and I have pictures from almost all of them.
The children are encouraged to bring a flower to put on it 
and they do that in their Sunday School classes.  

My granddaughter is very into her "babies" these days.
She calls them her daughters. One of them was "throwing up" and she
had to leave it at the house that morning!!!!!

On Saturday there was an egg hunt at the church....



There were also bounce houses, slides, etc.



Confetti Eggs!




This is Ben and me .... he got to go take a much needed nap in the church nursery.


My son and his family stayed at their house and attended
their church on Easter....... this is my other
grandson at that cross.


I hope you had a wonderful Easter!
He is Risen!!!


Saturday, March 12, 2016

Checking in from Gruene




Spent a few days in the Texas "hill country" in early March. 
Shopped and dined in Gruene, TX  (pronounced Green) a couple of days. 
 This is a photo of DH and I in front of Gruene Hall. 
I think I may have taken a picture of two inside on my phone. 
I'll look and add if I did. (I didn't want to look like a tourist.)
Gruene Hall was built in 1878 and is the oldest continually run dance hall in Texas!  
So it's kinda special around here. 
I like the picture in b&w best. We look like original honkey tonkers.


Below is the view of Canyon Lake from the rental house....


A little unproductive fishing happened....



Three generations.  The "thumbs up" is the Texas A&M signal for "gig em".
We train them early.

Below is my son, his son and wife.
New baby due in May.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Magnolia Weekend



My daughter and I drove to Waco, TX for the weekend! Wanted to visit Magnolia Market. 
If you watch HGTV's Fixer Upper, you know what I'm talking about!

It was great! They now have a 4,000 sq ft store with loads of stuff in it.
A lot of the items Joanna uses in the houses she decorates are there.
I suggest you go during the week if you can.
We went on a Friday afternoon and it wasn't too crowded.
We went back over on Saturday to take more pictures to share and it was a ZOO!


There is going to be a bakery in the white building on the corner.  They've thought of everything.



My daughter is holding a sign we loved. We didn't buy it though.
I have no place to hang it.



They have a huge astro turf area outside the store. On Saturday there were a bunch of Food Trucks parked inside the fence.  Tables and benches, balls for the kids, etc.  Bathrooms.  Everything you need!

Below is the garden area.........



This shot below was just inside the front door......  lighting wasn't great.... it's a mailbox with little books flying out of it. Very "Anthropologie"ish!


And those are real wood slices glued in the mantle opening!!!


We think you should go!!!!


Thursday, January 7, 2016

Boxes Continue



Waaaaaay back in 2014 I took Misty Mawn's Full Circle class
and fell in love with the Exploding Box!

(Edited on Feb 5 2016.... just so you know.... you can google exploding box and see lots of tutorials and options. They've been around a long time!)


I've made a few and some I've sent to the QB5 Group on their birthdays in 2015.

This box was mailed to Carole in New Zealand.
The thing is that you can mail these flat ...
which is a big deal really! 



 I added some fabric to Carole's since she's the quilter in our group........ our group is "kind of defunct" but we still email and talk on the phone and message each other!



The box below was mailed to Nathalie.......... they all have some bits collaged in them that would remind us all of one another..... from prior swaps, etc.





Now we move on to Patty's box...




They all had an old public library card from the great stash Nathalie once had and shared!



....... Patty has a "thing" for swans.


If I mixed up any of the pictures....... hopefully they will forgive me.

If you want to see Margaret's box...... click HERE!

If you want to see MY box....... it's right HERE!

I have to tell you these boxes are a bit time consuming and I started the last three at the same time.
Didn't want to post pictures of these last three until they all had their birthdays! It gave me time with two of them having late November and an early December birthday! 

Happy New Year!!!





Tuesday, January 5, 2016

It's Class Time!


Misty Mawn is starting a new class in mid February!
 If you remember, she did Full Circle in 2014 and I loved it. 
I've done several posts showing the Exploding Box and the Gesso Book from it.
 (I think you can search my blog for Misty Mawn Class and find them.) 
 Anyway....... the rate for the new class goes up next week, so you should look into this.
 I'm taking it, along with some of my friends! Don't get left out!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

A Peek!



The shot above is with my iphone........... I think I like it best!

 You can click on these to see them bigger.... the file size is quite a bit larger than that iphone one.
 My walls look more yellow in these shots with the "good" camera. 
Guess I could adjust that in Photoshop....... nah....
   This one below is a little dark........ guess I should've turned a light on beyond the tree....
 This year I "clustered" some ball ornaments..... not bad....

Taking it down before this post is published!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Someone is Growing Up!



Someone is growing up and will probably be walking before he's a year!
This week he turned 10 months!



(Some fun iphone pics)
(Are you sick of my grandchildren yet?)