26 August 2009

Iraqi Bundles of Love

Kaari Meng mentioned this on her blog yesterday and I had to go click on it. My husband has been to Iraq twice and loves the people of that country....here is another way to help crafters a world away...very cool. Go to www.ibol.wordpress.com/2009/08/03/iraqi-bundles-of-love-the-intro/ to read about the program. Go to www.ibol.wordpress.com/building-a-bundle/ to read how to put one together. If you want to participate...all you do is leave a comment anywhere on his blog and he'll email you his address. I am awaiting an email with his address...I hope it comes soon, he'd like all the packages to go out NLT 7 September. I know it isn't much time, but I know how you girls hoard til the cows come home. I think it is a perfect way to use that stash (even if you aren't the one using it).

24 August 2009

Mini Art Quilt Swap

I am just full of pictures today! Clark had a four day weekend...no excuse not to download the photos off his camera. :) It is a tad simple, but I really enjoyed working on it. You can't really see it, but there is a tiny bit of lace under the buttons that is sewn on with green embroidery thread (only on the top, so that it will kind of "flap" up and down). I had to put a yo-yo on it. :) The thing between the two bead drops is a little key. There you have it. Sheila got them in the mail last week...sigh of relief. Maybe I can get to work on the other eight....Clark goes back to work. :)

Pictures of humans at the zoo

Here are the promised photos from our quickie trip before school started. Maybe tomorrow I'll show the animal pictures. :)

17 August 2009

Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

And the head of my crazy four year old. He came back from school and was playing in the front yard and the downpour started and he went nuts. Happy nuts, of course...he looked like he was having such a good time, so I joined him. He ran up and down the sidewalk and gutter. He stepped in some grass clippings and sent them down the gutter and followed them down. So I got some flowers off his tree and we sent those down. Then he laid down in the driveway like he was a fish. Silly boy. It was great fun and I carried him over to the porch and stripped him down...he got away and started playing some more...he cariried his water pitcher over (it had flowers in it) and got down in the gutter again. He is so white....oy. He needs a little sun, not the rain. I tried picking him up a couple of times.....between the spineless maneuver and the baby magic...he was like an eel. I finally got him inside and into the shower to warm up.

I finally got one swap done (I've got eight more to go) and mailed....Clark still hasn't dowloaded pictures for me (He got one of my mini-art quilts before I mailed them). Last week was a little crazy...it was the first full week of school. I get about three hours to work on stuff in the mornings. I just need to get used to getting up early again (we slept in all summer). I worked on another swap this morning until I realized my color cartridge in my printer went out. Eeek. I had to find the new one. I wasted some cardstock....argh. I think I have enough printed off now or it's back to Michael's this weekend for more cardstock. We didn't do much this weekend. Mostly we sat in front of the television and watched "Leverage" Season 1 and "Burn Notice" Season 1.....I got them for me, but Clark has informed me they will be leaving for an extended trip soon. He got "Breaking Bad" for himself.....that is one disturbing show. Well, back to work for me....I had my playtime in the rain. :)

08 August 2009

Clark is home

Clark got home on Sunday night and has a few days off. So we ran around on Monday, getting school supplies and looking for crafting supplies that don't exist. He had a dental appointment on Tuesday...so we lost most of that day. Wednesday- I decided we were going someplace as a family (since the boys had no real "vacation" during their summer vacation (Clark had to work a lot during June). I decided on a wild animal park in Albany, Ga. It was small and they and a playground. It was nice (minus the one really obnoxious family). Billy even named some of the animals. He had a good time and he didn't have any blow-ups. We ate at the park. On the way home, we stopped at Mark's Melon Patch (a roadside stand operation) and perused the goods. Billy enjoyed the free samples of watermelon (okay, he didn't really like yellow watermelon)....so much that he went back for another one. Clark took a few pictures, but hasn't downloaded off his camera. Thursday, Clark took Jr to work with him (hee hee). That leaves yesterday...it was the first day of school for the boys. It was so quiet in the house. Billy has preschool in the mornings now. I didn't get much accomplished....I flitted from one thing to the next. I guess if I had been able to find the things I needed on Monday...I could've got some real work done. :) Finally, the winners are........(chosen by hubby)...Jenny and Elizabeth. As soon as I figure out where I hid them from Billy..they will be in the mail. :) I hope you have a great weekend!