Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

from the two scaaaariest monsters out there tonight!

Friday, October 28, 2011


I'm linking up to share my week with some crappy looking phone pics for my first ever Insta-Friday.  Because I just got an iPhone again and I can!

Words cannot express my love for these waffles.  The end.

Halloween party at play group so, obviously.

Sneaky peak at the man's costume.  There must be much sugar being consumed for that hood to be and a smile on his face!

Doug says this is a frog.  I say its a monster to match Milo.  I think I might sew a horn on it tonight then there will be no debate. (Because they HAVE to coordinate!)

Yeah last weekend Doug mulched all the leaves and we had all kinds of grass showing.  Now? Notsomuch.

I'm linking up with Jeannett at Life Rearranged.
life rearranged

Monday, October 24, 2011

Feeding the Goats

Miracle of miracles, my kid got close enough to some goats this weekend to feed them.  And he couldn't get enough of it!  The thing is, he loves dogs, but he isn't a fan of animals much bigger then dogs.  Like when we saw big horses and cows and what not at the fair? Not. A. Fan. At all.

So it took some persuading to get him into the petting area of this garden center place we were at this weekend.  (And obviously by persuading I mean bribing him with popcorn.)  But once he got in there and saw that the goats were about the same size as Bella it was on!  We spent every quarter we could find feeding those goats and had to drag him out of the place.

Now the baby cow that was there? He would not pet that guy for anything.  He did get about 2-3 feet away from him, but if the cow came forward he stepped back.  Hey, progress is progress, even if just a little.

I found some more quarters in my car though so we may have to go back and feed the goats again this week I think!

36 Weeks

aka black is no longer slimming
...but more slimming then cheap blue velour

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Look what I can do!

Holy crap I made a quilt - like from start to finish.  The first thing larger then a table runner that I have finished in fact so far.  And I seriously thought it would never get done!  I started it in June for my brother's birthday at the end of July.  I finished it at the end of September.  BETTER LATE THEN NEVER, TOMMY.

Its 60" x 72" and definitely a "don't look too close" kind of a thing, since it was my first thing so big.... and it was even larger then I was prepared for.  But, being a non-crafty guy, brother won't care or probably even notice the mistakes.  The quilting is in the long black areas with white thread, vertical lines roughly 1/4" apart.  In hindsight I probably should not have chosen such a contrasting color since you can see every imperfection, but it does look very cool.  I love it though, for all its time consuming-ness and issues since it is my first finished real quilt.

Pattern is Balanced Connections from here.  And those Atari and Pac Man prints by Timeless Treasures?  Awesome.

34 Weeks

It is completely shocking to everyone that asks that I still have 6 weeks left.  Really, I'm huge?  I HADN'T NOTICED.