Saturday, March 26, 2011

It's lightly snowing in KC!

It doesn't look like it will be sticking but you can see a mix of light snow and sleet. To make us forget the cold weather I'm posting a picture of a summertime swap I mailed out last year and never posted pictures. Have a nice weekend!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Yesterday was my birthday, three years away from fifty now. Yikes! Kaitlyn, Amy and I had Chinese food for lunch. Kaitlyn has been wanting to get Chinese from her favorite place and said she would buy her lunch and could I buy mine. I told her she should have said "Mom I want to buy your lunch for your birthday but could you buy mine." She said that's what I meant. ;-) Last night we had 50 cent tacos with Jim's parents and all our girls. The tacos at Danny's are wonderful and we love the sauce. We had a nice time and Amy stayed in her seat, I think mostly because she couldn't get out, the seats were squished together. She likes to get up and move around after she eats and this place was busy so I'm glad she didn't.

I spent this morning finishing up my secret sister swap. I wasn't sure I would get it mailed today but I did. I was out of packing tape and had to run a few errands but I was able to get back home and wrap everything up and head to the post office. Yay.

Last year I had a giveaway on my birthday, I meant to do that again. So keep your eye out for an upcoming giveaway.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I'm trying to do better about posting so I thought I'd share what I made for the two swaps I mailed out last week.
This was my Easter Rug Mug swap that APP hosted and it was sent to Cheryl. I made a rag mug rug with an bunny on top.

This one was sent to Debbie. I started out using a Lillie Mae flower pattern and than winged it till I was happy with the look, the cat was from Snugglebug Prims, of course I never seem to follow instructions so this is how my Fred the cat came out. Debbie didn't like real grungy so he's a little light. In the corner are some clothespins wrapped with grungy material strips.

The line under all my links is driving me crazy, I changed the Html a couple years ago when I added my background and changed the colors, now I'm trying to follow directions to remove that but can't find the right spot, hopefully soon.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Welcome Spring

It's a wonderful day in Kansas City for the first day of spring!

I made this spring stitchery for a swap, the flower pattern is from a back issue of Create and Decorate. I knew I wanted to have a frame for the picture and didn't have a frame on hand, so I started thinking what to use to make one. One thing I love about making prims is you can use what you have, well in any crafting you can improvise but with prims since you want your items to look old, it's even better. I dragged in a tree branch and broke off branches the size I need to frame my piece. Than to decide how to attach it. I sewed a backing on the piece and sewed the branches to the material. Not exactly perfect but definitely the look I wanted.

Friday, March 18, 2011

We toured the Alexander Majors Historic Home and Musuem today. It has a lot of interesting history and the girls were able to make candles. Looking at there website, they have some fun activities coming up. Last summer we toured the John Wornall Home and made underground railway bags. The John Wornall home recently purchased the Alexander Majors home. We enjoy touring old homes and learning the history. I left my camera at home so I didn't get any pictures today.

Today is the last day of spring break for Melissa and Jaime. Kaitlyn will be back from Manhattan tonight to start her spring break!

I'll post pictures of what I sent my swap partners next week.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Paddy's Day

May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.
-Irish Blessing

Yesterday was a great day for mail not one package but two swaps delivered in one day.
First up was the Spring Prim swap from Debbie

she sent this wonderful black cat, a framed stitchery and a little rag doll. Thanks for the fun swap package Debbie!

and the second package

was the Easter Mug/Rug Swap. Cheryl was my swap partner and she sent me this Easter mug full of coffee and creamers along with Jelly Belly's and this cute mug rug. After I loaded the pictures I realized I should have took a picture of the other side of the mat. It has embroidered eggs on it. Thanks Cheryl!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


I seem to always find myself finishing up on swap deadline days. Always planning on starting early and mailing days before it's due, somehow my thinking and reality aren't always on the same wave length. I do plan ahead on what I'm making and make changes. Somehow I ended up with 3 swaps due the same week. The spring prim swap on Prim Pals was due in the mail today and I made it, I had one project all the way done another just needing a frame idea and than two I started and finished right before mailing.

Tomorrow my local AP group is having an activity bag swap for our kiddos. Yes again I have somewhat started and will be finishing up tonight.

Friday the Easter Mug/Rug swap I signed up for on Aunt Pitty Pat's blog will be in the mail. Again somewhat started and Thursday I will be working on this most of the day.

Should I mention next week when the secret sister swap that Char's hosting each month till November is due?

Monday, March 14, 2011

Chciken pox round 2

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Jaime broke out 16 days later with round two (and the final) of the chicken pox. She has had a pretty easy time, she was itchy a lot but did a good job without scratching. Her spots showed up on the first day of spring break and when school starts Monday she'll be ready to head back. She's spent her time playing games, reading and of course watching TV.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011