Tuesday, June 28, 2011


It finally feels like summer here in Idaho!
We have been waiting a long time.

My flowers are blooming, they are so happy to see the sun.

My strawberries are especially happy.
 We picked 2 gallons of strawberries and I spent the day making jam.

I made 17 pints.  There is nothing like homemade strawberry jam.

With summer comes Family Reunions and we are having ours this weekend.
It will be so much fun camping, boating, roasting hot dogs and watching fireworks. 
Can't wait to see everyone! 

Happy Summer and Happy 4th of July,

Monday, June 20, 2011

Instant gratification

Do you ever have times when maybe your husband is out of town and you don't have to cook dinner, or the kids are all at Grandmas for a few hours, or maybe everyone is finally in bed, the house is quiet and you want some ME time, you know, some sewing therapy, well this is where the instant gratification comes in... 

Our 7 New patterns are now in PDF format and you can download them instantly!

Just thought you might like to know, just in case you might just have such an occasion and need some instant gratification.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Life is Good!

Thank you so much to all of you that sent Birthday Wishes my way!  It was sweet of Camille to let you know.  I hope you all noticed she gave my blog a facelift for my Birthday as well.  Thanks Camille!  I had a great week with some of my family (wish the rest of you could have been here) and thought I would share a few pictures.

I had some of my grandchildren a couple of days the week of my birthday.  We did all kinds of fun things.  Later in the week we got together to celebrate a little more.

We made butterflies. They were stitched with embroidery thread, stuffed and had pipecleaner antanaes and sequins hot glued to their wings. That was Bailey's design. These two were quite the little stitchers.

We planted flowers.

Put up the new trampoline.  After 15 years, my 5 kids and an entire neighborhood wearing the old one out, it was time for a new one.

Grandpa took the girls for a horse ride.

We had a Hot Dog roast.

Made Smores, mmmmm!


                          And really, really enjoyed playing outside in the sunshine. FINALLY!

Gotta love that gooey Cheeto smile!

I also had lunch with my mom, some of my sisters and sister-in laws. (Sorry, no pic for that).  My mom made me an angle food cake with fresh strawberries and real whipping cream. It was so yummy!

Even though I am not crazy about getting another year older, I guess having more Birthdays can be a good thing!

Thanks everyone,

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Happy, Happy birthday, mother, dear

(Mom and me at Quilt Market a few weeks ago)

So it's my mom's birthday this week, Friday actually.  I thought it would be really fun for her to get birthday wishes from all of you throughout the week. Yes?  Just tell her how awesome she is, how tall and young she looks, what pattern of hers is your favorite, a funny joke, how much you loved dowel legged dolls back in the day, anything!

Happy birthday mom!!  Sure love you.

(Please don't kill me for this.  Also, maybe you should change your password ;-)

Love, Camille

Edit:  Someone hacked into my blog and wrote this post.  That someone happened to be born ON my Birthday!  Happy Birthday to you too Camille!

Thanks for all the Birthday wishes everyone, what a nice surprise!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

My New Obsession

In our small 2 stop-light town we have a cute little candy store called the Caramel Tree

They have the best Caramel Apples!

Snickers, Apple Pie,

Oreo, Reese's, Butterfinger, Toffee..... you get the point.

My personal favorite is the Chocolate Caramel Pecan.  So crunch-y, nut-ty, caramel-y, chocolate-ty, good!

They have lots of other goodies like cake bites on a stick, covered marshmallows, pretzel stitcks and fudge.

It's on my way to the post office, the bank and the grocery store.  Sometimes my car just pulls right in front  so I have to get out and go in.  I have to help the economy and I certainly want them to stay in business.

I really didn't need another thing to tempt me, but they are so yummy!

What's your latest obsession?