Sunday, March 30, 2008

Family Time + Crafting Time = A Great Day

Today was a very nice day. We had a lot of family and crafting time. After a great sermon at church we had a nice brunch at Stone Crop Organics. If you live in the Plover area, I recommend it. The food is delicious. Today I also started and finished the baby blanket I blogged about here. I am happy with how it turned out. I would make another one of these. It's a good project for those of us who are beginner sewers.
I took a break after I had it cut out and we went to Emy J's for some coffee and a blue moon ice cream cone.
After Emy J's and some more visiting and hanging out around town we were back to crafting. Lydia had a lot (and I mean a lot) of fun breaking in our new Cuttlebug. She LOVES this thing.
and she created this beautiful hat.
Spring is upon us (although snow is expected tomorrow). Registration for the Cellcom Marathon is now open. The run is on May 18. I will be doing the 1/2 marathon. It should be a fun time. Several people from our church will be running this one and Dana will be running with me too. I need to take my running a little more seriously again and look into a training schedule to prepare for this half because the longest I have run since the marathon in October is probably 7 miles at one time. I am planning to do the Walk Wisconsin marathon on June 7 and I am considering another marathon in the fall.

Friday, March 28, 2008

What a Ride!

Front row (left to right): Lydia, Me
Second row: Ken

While at Disneyland we rode Space Mountain three times. It was our favorite ride with California Screamin' a close second. I am framing this picture and plan to hang it somewhere in our house because it captures how much fun this vacation was. The week we spent in California was wonderful and I hope to go back again next year.

I worked on a 7x7 scrapbook this evening for Lydia (that I started in the fall). It captures a sprinkling of the fun times and special moments we had together, starting off with her kindergarten graduation going through the summer and ending up with her first day of first grade. I just have some journaling left to do on a handful of pages. I would like to do more of these because Lydia absolutely loves to look at the albums I have made for her.

If things go as planned, I should be a busy crafter tomorrow. It is nearly April and so that means I need to finish my March block of the month and pick up the April Block. I would also like to get started on the baby blanket I mentioned a couple posts back because the baby shower is not far off now. While it was very nice to get away for a vacation, I am looking forward to getting back to my craft projects.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Greetings from Disneyland

We're in Huntington Beach right now having lunch. We are spending the day heading up Pacific Coast Hwy. We also plan to visit Universal Studios and Hollywood today after we stop at West Coast Choppers. Monday and Tuesday we spent at Disneyland. Tomorrow we will head back to California Adventure Park. We needed a day to rest our legs! Thanks for the comments on my blog. It is always nice to hear from you. We have had a hard time finding free WiFi so not sure when I'll be able to check in next. I have so many cool pictures, can't wait to share them.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Bugs, But Not Butterflies

The theme for the card swap this month is "Bugs, but not butterflies". This is what I came up with. I was inspired by my EYE - Bee - M (Rebus) screensaver (IBMers who have been around for awhile would know what I mean). I used a brown lunch sack as the base and slipped inside of this card is the following:
I was having crafting withdrawal so I had to make this card this morning before I did anything else. We are leaving for Disneyland tomorrow and I have lots to do to get ready before we leave, but crafting had to come first! Lydia also crafted with me this morning and made this tree which she requested be posted on the blog. :-) She is a blogger too.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Craft Withdrawal

I am having craft withdrawal!! I must craft soon! I have been putting in a lot of hours at work and more hours working equals less hours crafting unfortunately. Thankfully I have a VERY wonderful husband who keeps up with the laundry and the dishes.

I did get out this past Sunday after church and a much needed massage (ahhhhhh...a gift from that wonderful husband) to pick up this fabric for a baby blanket I am going to make for a friend who is expecting. The blanket is one of the projects in the bend-the-rules Sewing book by Amy Karol which I mentioned a couple posts back.
Lydia and I visited with my grandma today and we were given this bowl made by my aunt. My aunt is a very talented quilter and she has been using her scraps (I think) to make several of these bowls. I love the colors in this one (orange is my favorite color). Very cool bowl isn't it? I don't know how she sews these on her machine (the bowl is thick) and I hope to find out because I would like to make one of these.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

2008 Point Bock Run

I came down with the flu on Thursday and this morning I had to finally come to terms with the fact that there was no way I was going to be able to run the Point Bock today. This was Ken's first organized run and I really didn't want him to miss this opportunity so Lydia and I went to cheer him on. I was miserable but it was definitely worth it to see him waving at me as he started and to see him cross the finish line. Congratulations Ken!

I snuck a picture of my Snowy Zoe Shnuggle Bear (Zoe for short) snoozing on the deck, soaking up some rays yesterday afternoon...