Saturday 29 August 2015

Fun with my nieces!

Earlier this month, my nieces come to stay with us for a few days. Pizza was on the menu one night and they wanted to watch a movie too. So I put the tv in the enclosed porch and stuck them out there. When it was dark, they watched another movie while snuggled in their blankets, chowing down some ice cream. What a great evening!

Their special treat was going to The Pottery Spot. 

 It took me longer to paint my witch, so I had them each paint a coaster for me.

Here are our finished pieces, I think they did a great job!

Another finished piece is my Mill Hill, Love Halloween. I used glow in the dark floss for the ghost, stars, and whiskers of the kitty. Unfortunately, it doesn't last very long but I thought it was still worth it. I think I'll look for a Halloween tree to hang it on, but maybe not until everything goes on sale, after Halloween.

Monday 17 August 2015

Fun times in July

I know July has come and gone, but here's what we did.

The gmen brought some friends to the lake for the 4th, so they celebrated and had some fun.

Boys prepping the fireworks.

 Even Ming and Max enjoyed themselves!

Another weekend brought us back to the lake and we stopped by the Shawnee Trading Post

From there we headed over to Eva and Mike's Summer Bash, always a good time!

Nathan had Vacation Bible School, and I helped out in the snack area. We both had a great time!

Then we had fun in Baltimore, at the Inner Harbour and the Science Center. We went to the Observatory in the early evening and got to see the sun and the moon, awesome!

We were inside the observatory when it repositioned.

Now this is love. He's a Redskins fan and she's a Ravens fan. But it was her birthday and he wanted to make her something special. I'm so proud of him!

Finally, I've been doing some stitching! It's a slow start on this one, but at least it's a start. 

But I might have to put it on hold since Halloween is coming up and this one has been put aside for a year or so. I know I have other Halloween pieces I'd love to stitch too, I just have to find them.

Monday 3 August 2015

Kitty company and a question

One wants in, one wants out. 

Finally, both in and ready to keep me company.

Then Nathan decided to join us,

so Max found a hiding spot with my Odies!

My craft room is nice and tidy, until you open these doors. Time for some rearranging and organizing.

The bottom cabinet has all my photos in it, from way back when. I'm getting ready to box them up and put them away to sort during the winter months. More storage space!

That is if I can get these two out of the box!

Here's a question for you all- what storage secrets are you willing to tell?!