Monday, June 9, 2008

I'm Wondering...

How does one take a great picture of a great fountain? This one is in Boise. Difficult to decifer, but the statue is of a mother with two boys and a dog trailing her. She has hold of a kite string with a kite at the end. I do like this statue/fountain, although it is hard to see the detail in my photo. Have any of you seen this particular fountain when you've been in this area?

What kind of tree/bush is this? I've been noticing these twin trees on my way to the Library for several days now. Today while driving through a nearby neighborhood I saw two large bushes that very very closely resemble these trees. The green is a very light green going up into the white and then pink on the ends of each branch. They are so sweet and unique! I really don't want to go knock on the doors of those houses. Have any of you seen this particular tree/bush?

What great sights and sounds are to be found near Bozeman, Montana? Mr. Unidentified, the Brettster and I are heading up that way in 1.5 days! We will be at Big Sky Resort. Of course I'll want to hit the quilting stores, but what other must do s are there? I'd better look for 13 year old friendly options also. Are any of you readers from Montana? I do know that I really like the town of Bozeman. No photo of Montana ..., YET!

No sewing photos, unless I could send a picture of frustration from my present project! I know one thing, I need to stick to sewing from a pattern instead of making up my own ideas. (wouldn't think pinwheels would be that hard) It just leads to frustration and time wasted! I know I should be creative, BUT it doesn't ever go good for me...
Take Care.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Where Did May Go???

Time of change~school out~summer on it's way...the months go by so quick!

Today's To Do list:
~bake 3 Angel Food cakes/slice strawberries for the third graders to have strawberry shortcake "To Go" tomorrow...
~make 30 cards with picture, summer reading booklist and poem written by Amber*
~balance checkbook (do you ladies still do that???)
~pay bills
~get chain saw sharpened
~make phone calls
~take a nap (favorite)
~try to keep 13 year old ds BUSY with good things...
~catch up on e-mails
I never seem to get to my sewing, by the time I can, it's late in the day~ I'm too tired.
I think all the wedding loose ends are taken care of and the newlyweds are arriving in Peru today for a two week stint to put in drinking water wells and pumps. Hope they get a lot done and have a good time.
As mentioned last week, Quilt Group Friendship blocks were due. The airplane is paper pieced. It's fun and can be addicting, you just have to make sure you work with a generous piece of fabric each step of the way.
*Mom's Gift
by Amber Spackman (with some help from dad)
I've been to London to visit the queen,
I'm friends with Jack Sprat, who could eat only lean,
I'm acquainted with Aesop, and all of his fables,
And I've become friends with Anne of Green Gables.
I've met Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Harrison,
And Georgie, who kissed all the girls--how embarrasin'!
I've shivered with fright next to brave Nancy Drew,
Helped the Grinch steal Christmas from each Whoville Who.
I've lived in the future, traveled backward in time,
I won the Olympics, even though I'm just nine.
I could not have found red ferns, or 'coons that were treed,
If Mom hadn't helped me to learn how to read.
~Take Care