Tag Archives: spring

6 More Weeks of Winter

5 Feb

My son came home from school the other day and informed me that the groundhog saw his shadow and we had 6 more weeks of winter. I kinda laughed because our weather this season has been anything but wintery. For weeks we had 80-90 degree weather while the rest of the country suffered through freezing temperatures. Finally last week it cooled down but I checked the forecast for the next week and it looks like we’ll be in the 80’s again! So Spring might be closer than that silly groundhog is predicting. To get in the mood I stitched up these.

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Sorry for the bad lighting, I came home after an 8 hour shift that started at 4am and crashed for 2 hours. I am so in love with these. I already have family snatching these up so I’ll be cutting some more of this fabric  tonight and prepping them for this weekend to stitch up. The support I’ve been receiving from my family and friends has been amazing. I’m so lucky to have people around me supporting my craft! I hope you’re all enjoying your week, I’m off to make a late-for us-dinner and get these little rascals of mine off to bed!

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It’s Spring!

20 Mar

Happy first day of Spring! It sure felt like it today, the sun was out and the sweater came off. Kind of a bummer I had to work the better part of the day and then run errands on my way home. Oh well, hopefully it’s nice this weekend. My Mother in Law is flying in Friday night which we’re all pretty excited about, she’ll be here for the weekend for Caleb’s Preschool Talent Show and silent auction. It’s insane how much preparing and fundraising we have already done and it’s about to go into overdrive. Tomorrow I have to bake cookies for the bake sale at the Talent Show, Thursday we have Gav’s speech assessment with a speech therapist, Friday we have a full run through of the Talent show and then Saturday we have to be there an hour early to help set up. I’m hoping that Sunday night the hubby and I will be able to sneak off to see The Hunger Games-fingers crossed.

My hubby and I started a new round of P90X together along with following the nutrition guide. If I feel brave enough I might, MIGHT, post the before pictures. We are going to make an effort this time to track our progress, meaning take those pictures throughout, take measurements, step on the dreaded scale etc. It’s so nice working out together since we don’t get to do too many things just him and I. I’m already sore, I know I push myself so much harder when he’s working out with me.

Haven’t gotten too much sewing done, mostly just been working on my hexies. And I’ve been keeping up with my March photo along. I’m gonna go ahead and join the April one too, it’s so much fun! Here are my last couple days of pictures.

That’s my little Brother sewing machine. I’m definitely wanting an upgrade but I love this little guy.

This was a before and after shot. I took the first one on my way to work at 6am and the second is when I got home today around 5pm. I was basically standing in the same spot for both. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll have some pictures to upload of our cookie baking session. I’m going to let Caleb help me this time since they are for his school, we’re making Chocolate chip Oatmeal cookies. Yummy. I’m gonna try really really hard not to eat any-well, maybe I’ll just have one, it’s all about moderation right?

 

The Promise of Spring

7 Feb

Here it is, the first photo in my quest to learn how to use my camera.

I used Aperture priority, set at F18. I’m kinda obsessed right now with depth of field shots and I like how this came out. I think the fact that it is cloudy helped with this shot. I’m not a photographer so I really don’t know how to critique this photo, but it makes me happy and that’s what I’m aiming for. I called it the Promise of Spring because the tree is bare except for a few branches of flowers. I saw it across the street and knew that was what I wanted to be my first shot. I can’t wait until tomorrow to take my next picture!