• Family,  Holidays

    Memorial Day Cookout

    My parents invited us over for one of their fabulous cookouts this evening, and as usual it was… well… fabulous. My dad smoked some ribs and chicken, and Mom clearly spent the entire day in the kitchen. Deviled eggs, potato salad, homemade bbq sauce, beans, pico de gallo, guacamole, homemade ice cream, caramel nut bars, and who knows what else! All we…

  • Family

    Sweet Boy

    Hi, Friday-boy!   Guess what! You get to go to the groomer today! Doesn't that sound like fun??   What's wrong? Why won't you look at me? Is it something I said?   Don't worry, boy. You'll smell dirty-doggish again in no time.  I promise.

  • New Designs,  Stitching

    Out of the Bag.

    Here's a sneak peek at Olga…     She's an odd-looking feline (I've always liked odd), stitched with Crescent Colours and 36 ct. Vintage Tarnished Silver by Lakeside Linens. I'm not sure of the release date yet, as the chart hasn't even been written up, but I'm looking at very early June. I hope you like her!

  • Crazy Kids,  Family

    Double Digits

    Today is Sophie's 10th birthday, and all she's talked about is how she's FINALLY in the "double digits." I'm so proud of my sweet girl, and for what a lovely young lady she is. I have hundreds and hundreds of photos of my Sophie, but here are just a few of my favorites… This was my favorite dress on her…

  • Family,  Gardening


    I've had fun peeking around and taking pictures of different flowers just opening up… If you've visited my mom's blog lately, you've seen parts of her lovely garden, and I'm excited for everything to open up bc it's all so beautiful. It's always fun to see what new things she and my dad decide to plant and grow.  The photo of the…

  • Stitching

    Colonial Love

    I'll be without a computer for a few days bc my hard drive is about to crash and burn (keep getting those nasty warnings), but before I call Breanna's computer friend to come to the rescue, I thought I'd hop on here and show you what I got back from Jill Rensel Art Studio a couple of weeks ago. I…

  • Crazy Kids

    Number 17

    I remember the first time Sophie tried to be on a soccer team. She was so excited. We signed her up, paid the fees, bought her a new soccer ball and uniform and cleats, and geared up for her first game. When the whistle blew to sound the start of the game and the girls all started scurrying around the…

  • Family,  Holidays

    I Heart My Family.

    I had a lovely Mothers Day, and I hope you did too. 🙂   One of the things I did to help my family celebrate me (haha) was to make them their favorite dessert… Oreo Freeze. If you'd like the recipe, I'm posting it just a click away at Four Seasons Cafe. And after that, I'm off to drink some coffee…