Tuesday, April 27, 2010

New bag

I made a new bag for our oldest daughter. I made it for her birthday. After I gave it to her I remembered that I didn't take any pictures. So I grabed these pictures while we were shopping.

The pattern was for a pillow from Maggie Bonanomi's first book. I downsized the pattern and changed it around a little. Made from all recycled wool. Super relaxing project!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Renewed Vows

Last year, on April 10th, Katheryn and Steven were married.
Gerry, my husband officiated.

Witnessed by myself, my daughter Sara, and son Paul.

It was a intimate time, at sunset, at Hagg Lake, not far from where we live. At the same time plans started for a small "wedding" on their first anniversary.

This past Saturday, April 10th, we celebrated with family and friends the first year of Katheryn and Stevens marriage. Head pieces, hats, and dresses reflected the chosen 40's theme.

Saturday morning, Katheryn jumped out of bed and crashed open the door when she heard her brother's voice. We didn't think he would be granted leave from the Marine Corp. to come home for the weekend. Everyone was screaming with happiness when he arrived. Katheryn was proud to have her younger brother escort her into the church.

The vows were renewed by candlelight.

Katheryn and Sara relaxing, watching pictures being taken.

All the daughters posed afterwards. It's not often that all of the family is together these days.
Today, all is quiet at home. Family is back to where they live - D.C., Montreal, Panama, Cali, and Portland. Soon, Sara will be home from school and track, the talk will begin, the louder music will start, activities to go to.............life back to normal.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Welcome April! The month I finally say "Ahh, Spring!" Yes we have already had the daffodils, and flowering trees, and I said spring is here. But now, now we have tulips, lilacs, wallflower, everyday more plants show us their fresh color. The showers are still here, but growing softer and gentler. Spring is really here to stay. The scent in the air changes everyday, bringing sweetness into our home. Yesterday I saw a hummingbird flitting around the lilac bush, looking for the first burst of flower. Yes, welcome April. We treasurer what you bring us.