Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Busy As A Bee

 I have been working on crafts lately. Knitting, painting, just refurbishing things I have brought home. Take a look.
This pillow was meant to be a hat for St. Patrick's Day. I knitted and knitted, and when it was finally completed, it was ridiculously large. I hated to just put it in a drawer, so I made a pillow out of it. I added a vintage button, and maybe this is what it was meant to be all along!
This cute chair has been living in my garage for a long time. I had a vision when I brought it home - turquoise and a new cover for the seat. Oh, and a couple of those little round wooden screw covers were missing. It's finally finished!
I found this old gooseneck floor lamp at a thrift store on half price day. I already had the shade, but there was no way to connect the shade to the lamp. Do you see the round thingy with the screws at the top of the shade? I finally found those online and ordered a couple of them. A quick fix, once they arrived!
This was a fun project. I found this cute chair at Walmart for Nolan's 1st birthday, and stenciled his name on it.
It fit him perfectly!

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Prairie Girl

A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to drive my granddaughter to Brown County State Park so that she could be in a movie. I went to pick her up only to find that she was supposed to look like a "prairie girl", sort of like a character on Little House on the Prairie. So we dug through her closet and this is what we came up with.
It was a beautiful but cold day in Brown County. While waiting, I took some pictures. This is a big shelter with two levels and multiple fireplaces inside.
At the stables, we saw this cute fuzzy pony. We also saw lots of people lined up to go horseback riding. It looked inviting, but we didn't have time.
While we were exploring the picnic shelter, a woman who was with her kids came up and offered to take our picture. 
It really was a beautiful day. There were lots of birds calling from the treetops and the sun was shining.
This is my granddaughter waiting for the movie people. We waited and waited and waited. They were two hours late. We were not happy campers.
But I had my camera and couldn't help but see how pretty it was that day, even if it was a bit cold.
The movie people finally arrived. It turned out to be a high school senior making his senior project, his two buddies and their dad. They had a script and knew just what they wanted to do. My granddaughter was the perfect little actress and ran through the woods looking over her shoulder for the bad guys, and slid down ravines multiple times. She had a ball.
Arriving in movie theaters soon ... !!!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Scenes from Easter 2013

Mom's lovely dinner table.
Yellow tulips from the Garfield Park Conservatory.
Easter cupcakes.
Ethan - age 11, letting his hair grow, has a boo-boo on his nose.
Nolan and Nathan greeting Great Grandma in the kitchen.
Yummy Easter ham.
Easter egg hunt participants.
There's one!!
Nolan's first Easter.
Nolan will be one year old on April 10th!
Mom checking the buffet.
John seems to be enjoying something on his iPad.
More pretty Easter flowers.
Coat on, it's time to go! Happy Easter!!