Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
My friend Wendy, and her daughter, met us there the other day and it was fantastic. My children often spend time at the shore on the island but it's rocky, so a warm sandy beach was quite a welcome sight. No shoes, no slimy rocks, just warm sand that went on for miles.
The kids loved it! We were only there for a couple of hours, but they loved every minute of it: swimming, investigating the dead sea gull, building sand castles, even the bathing suits full of sand brought smiles to their faces. I know they played hard because within the fifteen minute drive back to St. Ignace, both of them were asleep. When my son falls asleep in the car, you know he's exhausted.
Monday, August 24, 2009
I've learned not to scrimp on the flannel for these. The first few sets I made using inexpensive JoAnn's flannel which pilled quite badly after just a few washings. (Not very comfy on baby's little cheeks.) Now I make sure to use the more expensive quilt store flannel and get much better results. It's softer and holds up better to repeated washings , which is quite important for something that will be washed a zillion times during its lifetime. I wish I had known about these when my two were infants.
Do you have a baby gift that you always give?
Saturday, August 22, 2009
So, what do you think?
Friday, August 21, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
The dining room is coming along. Today's project is coat number two. Let me tell you, - it's blue! Really really blue. I'll post photos when it's done and the furniture, curtains, etc. are all back in place.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Lead Line is for only children under seven. It is quite simple; the riders (whether English or Western) are lead around the ring. For some reason (wink wink) the competition is always so fierce, all the competitors tie for first place. It's really a great way to get kids excited about entering the show and nothing beats taking home a blue ribbon.
Costume Class is my favorite (I just love an excuse to dress up.) Do those costumes look familiar?
Saturday, August 15, 2009
I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. Today I'm going to work on putting the finishing touches on the kid's costumes for the 39th Annual Mackinac Island Horse Show - which is tomorrow. I'll be back in a day or two with pictures!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
He loves to ride Ginger Snap - a little pony just his size.
Often, papa's bees come check out the lessons, too.
I just love it when he's finished - he usually rubs the horse's head and says, "Thank you." It makes me smile every time.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
She is constantly (and I mean constantly,) making quilts to donate to Project Linus. Usually she gives them to her mother who donates them to a chapter in Grand Rapids, Michigan. but when she came up to the island for a long weekend a couple of weeks ago she brought this little beauty for us to donate to our hospital.
Thank you Maggie. You are a fantastic friend!
Friday, August 7, 2009
Then three onesies just didn't seem like enough so I also made a couple bibs for the little guy. Calico on one side and flannel on the other. I like how the flannel gives the bib a bit more body and a bit more absorbency.
What have you been making lately?
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Apparently our cat, Sushi, likes butter. Mmmmmm, nothing like a few tablespoons of sweet creamery butter to cure those midnight munchies. She likes to eat and weighs 18 pounds (about 8 kg.) We've been working on helping her slim down for a couple of years now, but really gotten serious this summer. Perhaps the special diet cat food we got from the vet isn't her favorite. Guess I'm going to have to remember not to leave the butter out - otherwise I think we'll have a 20 pound cat!