Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Love at Home


My kids are on a school break right now which means things are crazy (but fun) in our neck of the woods. On Valentine's Day, my two oldest woke up early and surprised me with breakfast in bed - sausage, eggs, pancakes and orange juice.  They were so quiet, I didn't suspect a thing.  I sure do love my little peeps! They had their class Valentine parties before they tracked off, so we spent the day making & eating sugar cookies. We celebrated that evening as a family (my husband and I went out on Saturday) with Chick-Fil-A and Twister - we're not as limber as we used to be!
Pretty romantic, eh? We did watch a Redbox movie after the kids went to bed. :) 





This one probably needs an explanation.  My nickname has always been Nat.  When I was young, the Gnat was my icon -  I would draw a little bug instead of writing my name when I would write notes to my friends.  I made this little gnat in a junior high pottery class a long, LONG time ago. 


Happy belated Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Finished Zig Zag Quilt


The jelly roll zig zag quilt is finished!
  I hand stitched the binding down this morning in bed (feeling a little under the weather),
washed it, and gave it to my happy parents this afternoon.
  It feels good to check something off the list - especially a belated Christmas gift.



As a bonus for completing a project, this arrived in the mail today...


I think I know what I am working on next.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

On to the next Stage


My youngest turned 3 this weekend. It seems like just yesterday she was a warm little bundle in my arms, and today she is playing dress-up with her cousin - their plastic heels clicking on the floors as they run around (she is the princess in pink).  I thought it would be hard to leave the baby years behind, but I love this new stage so much.  And, I am blessed with many good memories to sustain me when I am missing the days gone by.


Although...I am counting on new little nieces and nephews joining our flock, because there might be moments in the future when I will need to "borrow" a newborn.


Is it weird that a 3 year old can walk in heels better than I can?