Friday, May 29, 2009

bags of fun...

I am getting ready for a bus trip to Omaha for their quilt show and I am soooo excited! I'm ready to get re-inspired with my quilting. I made a bag to take along so I can fill it with some goodies...AND ideas!! It was a fun bag to make and it was even more fun using these grommets!
I made this bag for a friend. She is pregnant with twins and has had some medical problems along the way. She is not due until September, so she still has a ways to go. I filled it with word searches, puzzles, and stuff to keep her busy...or at least occupied for a while.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

my little trip...

(Daddy and Maxton in Deadwood)

My little family, plus my parents, grandparents, and aunt took a trip out the the Black Hills to visit my brother this weekend. We did the various tourist stops and had a great time. Since I lived out in the hills for 3 1/2 years I had taken many of the stops many times, but one thing I finally did get to go to was the Crazy Horse Monument. It was a pretty fun trip, just wish the fog wasn't so heavy. I never did get to see the actual mountain sculpture from the look out spot, but I didn't get too down as I have seen Crazy Horse many times from the road. I was just happy to hear the storys of history surrounding it!

(Maxton the Newsie)

(Maxton kissing his Donkey- "eeee aaah")
We had a good time in Deadwood, stopping at a casino my sister-in-law had done design work on. I was happy to see the penny slots as we entered (i am not a gambler and rarely stick my money into any machine), but I thought I could part with a penny. The machines did not take pennies, but would take a quarter for credit...I inserted a dollar as I was fresh out of quarters. Did not know what button to push, so I hit the maximum bet button and "pulled"...sure enough out fell 123 dollar LUCKY day! I quickly cashed those in and called that a day!!!

(Daddy and Maxton feeding trout at the Fish Hatchery in Spearfish)

(Maxton and Daddy at Dinosaur Park)

All in all we had a great weekend and it was nice to spend it with my family!!

Friday, May 08, 2009

try this one on for size...

My cousin's little guy turned 2 last week, so I made him a little backpack. I used Max as a model so I could get the size right. I think this will work. Not so sure what Keean thought of it, but I know his mother liked it!

Wishing all you mom a very happy Mother's Day!!