Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy 35th Birthday SON!


It's hard to believe that 35 years ago today I gave birth to this 8 pound bundle of joy. What a joy after 7 years of marriage. (And hard to believe I was that skinny too!)

Seem he always liked a sip of something more than milk.

 I just threw this picture in because I love it!

So on your birthday today son, have a sip of your favorite liquor today!

And have a Happy 35th Birthday, Love you!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Eureka Springs Arkansas trip

This time last week we arrived in Eureka Springs, Arkansas for a little R & R.

We set up at Kettle campground.  If you ever need a great place to park your RV, I highly recommend them. 

I've been trying to get the blacksmith to make a bottle tree. Not for me, but to sell at the craft shows. This one was across from us. I do love the cobalt blue bottles though!

The Indians were camped near by . . . not really you can rent it.

Eureka Springs has the most historic buildings. Of course I found the quilt shop right off the bat. It's wasn't the type of shop I had thought it would be. No fabric or supplies for sale, just quilts, duh!

New Orleans Hotel, and spa too.

Rose Cottage

Another B & B. There are so many beautiful historic buildings and homes. There is no way to photograph them all in just a few days.  

An empty store, but the building was so neat!

The Crescent hotel from across the hill.

Crescent Hotel . . . has quite a history. Granny Mountain did a post just today about it. 

Here is the impressive Christ of the Ozarks statue. At this same area they put on an outdoor play.

We then found Thorncrown Chapel.  I-M-P-R-E-S-S-I-V-E!!!

It's open to the public.  They only ask for a donation. They ask you to come in and sit. You are only allowed to take pictures from the sitting position. 

It was the most awesome seat I've ever had in a church.

This is a must see if you visit the area.

Come back another day and I will show you a few more things in the area.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Oklahoma OK!

Last week we hitched up our little Casita and went west. It was time for the Oklahoma Blacksmiths conference. They are known as the Saltfork Craftsmen Artist-Blacksmith  Association. It was a smaller group than last year when we attended, but still a good conference. 

On Saturday, I kicked  let my blacksmith out of the car at the fair grounds and went south to Edmond, for Sarah's baby shower

When I came back in the afternoon, the ladies were well into their gizzard basket making. 

Mary Chris was making button bracelets  I had so much fun visiting with her and looking through her vintage collection. 

The gallery held many beautiful things. A copper rose necklace by Teresa Gabrish. this one was for sale too!

 Bill Kendall had this feather necklace on display.

 I really liked Gary Gloden's candle holder.

 What an awesome table too!

 Speaking of awesome, look at this light!  Can you believe it???

My blacksmith enjoyed helping Bob Patrick, an old friend from long ago.

Next time come back for more on the rest of our week.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Tea for two!

Sarah's co-workers held a tea party for her on Saturday. Luckily I was close enough to drive down for the day. The crowd grew after this picture and half of the next table was full too.

I had to take a picture of the desserts. Coconut cake, to die for chocolate cake, and big chocolate covered strawberries.  The middle tier was grapes, Israeli melon, strawberry scones, and lemon curd. The bottom tier was chicken salad croissants, veggie wraps, and quiche.  All were delicious!

Lisa seems to know the daddy-to-be quite well. She gave 2 adorable ties, along with a black suit jacket, jeans, and tennis shoes!

Lisa also found a hat and mittens, that look just like Sarah's dog, Josie.

Charity gave a Florida gators bib made by her Mother. She also gave her a sample of the Missouri fabric for a bib and blanket to follow.

Here's the Gator blanket. You see Daddy-to-be graduated from the University of Florida.

These are the burp cloths I made. Sarah is a graduate of the University of Missouri, of course that is the fabric I chose. I also included onesies for MU.

I didn't want to leave my SIL out so of course I made burp clothes from the University of Florida too. Yes, I did include Gator onesies too. Thanks to my niece and sister in law for purchasing the onesies in Florida for me. Also a thank you to Brandi for sending me the Florida Gator fabric. 

Thanks to Amanda and her son Gage for hosting the shower. I got to meet Amanda's mother who was in from Indiana. She too is a quilter. We had fun talking about grand babies and quilting!

Sarah is in the home stretch, one more shower to go!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sarah's baby shower

On Sunday my adorable daughter-in-law, Lori, gave a baby shower for Sarah. 

Lori did an awesome job with invitations. The daddy-to-be is a meteorologist so these were a perfect match. 

 Lori made the cupcakes to match the theme.

The animal plates were adorable too.

My sister, Lona, always makes the cutest baby carriages

Lori was still making these chocolates when we arrived two hours before the shower was to begin. 

Here is Mommy-to-be at at 29 weeks. 

 It was great to have Rusty join us for the opening of the gifts. 

The baby's great-grandma made this quilt. Well she did the embroidery work. I machine quilted it. 

 Here is the quilt I made. It too is machine quilted. 

Rusty's mother lives out of state but sent the cutest gifts. It included a shirt for the baby boy just like his daddy wore many years ago. She enclosed a picture to show it.

Leah and Sarah are due just about a month apart. They are cousins by marriage. Leah is having a girl and Sarah a boy. 

Of course the baby-to-be's cousins had to get in on the picture too. 

These girls have been best buddies through high school, one since first grade. Sorry that Beth, Lindsey, and Julia couldn't complete this group.

It was a great party. I, among others with cameras, forgot to take pictures of all the food. There were chicken salad and pimento cheese sandwiches, a candy bar, chips and dip, veggie tray, and more. We were bummed that one great-Grandma wasn't feeling well and couldn't make it. One of Sarah's aunt was also ill. We hope they are on the road to recovery.

Baby is due December 31st!!!

She is having another shower on Saturday. I have more hand made items already boxed up!