Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Final fitting

She's a squirmer but we finally got it on her. I think it turned out well. I'm very pleased!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Weekend pictures

What a great weekend. These are the toilet paper pots Paul and I made to start our seeds for the garden in, very green.
I finished Olivia's Jackie O suit.

Notice the label, her own couture.

These pictures are responses to Hali's acting coaching at lunch.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Second generation...another GaGa

This is the new baby Olivia got for her birthday. I don't know who gave it to her but she does not like to be without her. Reminds me a little of her Aunt Hali. I like the way she sucks the baby's hand. And she loves to give the baby kisses. It was hysterical when she discovered and compared her own bare feet to the baby's bare feet.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

They have quite a bit

They have quite a bit of clothing on to keep them warm. It was pretty cool for a bike ride. Yet notice the missing helmets. Beautiful and deceitful.

Doodles from training all week.

I brought some forsythia in to bloom a little early. More signs of spring.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

A weekend to remember

Just one week ago I was in a wonderful city, with the most wonderful man in the world, looking at another man's wonderous works. Wonders of wonders!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Handmade Birthday Presents

I had to post the pictures over three blog entries to get everything in. Hali and I both made presents to mark Olivia's very special first birthday. Hali bought her a fabric tea set and then made the basket to hold it all, and she made it without a pattern. I'm so proud of her! And she matched the fabrics perfectly.

I made Olivia an embroidered sampler book with photo transfer pages of her and her parents and Paul and I. It took quite a bit of time but I couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out!

Continued on next entry.

Continued on next entry.

A year's gone byHow time

A year's gone by
How time has flown
We can't believe
How Olivia has grown
She is such a joy
And so much fun
Oh my! Our Olivia is
Turning one

Story above.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Here are some pictures marking

Here are some pictures marking the last week or so. Nick brought Olivia down for us to see her yesterday. We hadn't seen her in two weeks. I also have a picture of my new haircut which both Paul and Hali say looks like the same one I had in high school when I met Paul. We had snow last Saturday, hopefully the last of the season. It didn't amount to much here, but it did in KC. Finally we, (I) have named my bird. Meet Dexter. His name will not change again, although after the naming process was over I did hear the name Gizmo and thought that would have been great but indeed already it had taken me too long to decide. And finally, my new machine, the intimidator, until it embroidered Olivia's name and then I was in love. The two of us are looking forward to many happy hours and projects together. Who knew what I was missing?!