Saturday, May 31, 2008

What Fun:Tag!

I have been tagged by Made by Petchy! I am feeling the blogging love :)

So Here are the Rules:
I answer 6 questions about myself. At the end of the post, I tag 6 people and post their names. I then go to their blogs and leave them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read my blog. Finally, I let the person who tagged me know when I’ve posted my answers.

Fantastic really, however, I don't know 6 bloggers so I am going to have the break the rules, and I am okay with that!

What was I doing ten years ago? I was in HIGH SCHOOL! So uhh... I think about this time 10 years ago I was applying for jobs and finishing up the school year, ended up working at a retirement home as a waitstaff and picked loads and loads of strawberries.

Five things on my to-do list for today? It's the end of the day, so I will do the list for tomorrow:
1. Pay bills.
2. Sweep and mop the kitchen.
3. Call Bro and congratulate him on graduating from High School.
4. Check the strawberries to see if any more are ripe (and hopefully beat the rabbit to them!)
5. Do something I love... work on the turquoise shorties for the boys.

Snacks I like? Chocolate, cherries, biscuits (ate them all today for snacks) and i have a really hankerin' for biscotti but I don't have any in the house.

Things I would do if I was a billionaire?
Buy a home! Visit all of our family, travel, go to Norway and visit the place of my (maiden last) namesake

Places I have lived? Better sit down this could take a while!
Billings, Montana
Cheney, Washington
Fort Polk, Louisiana
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Columbia, South Carolina
Manhattan, Kansas

I know, y'all haven't heard of half of them huh? :)

Six(err some) people I want to know more about?
Kristin of see mommy sew

Mummybuttons of sewing in my sleep

and Denise! Yes I know you don't have a blog yet but I KNOW you read this and you NEED to start one ;)

off to do my tagging duties!


Saturday, May 24, 2008

Birthday Zen

Tis Birthday season around here. We have, I think, 10 birthdays in 2 months between our families! We all know how birthdays can get: easy to go over the top, worry about everything being perfect and not really enjoying the day. Last year we were forced into simple due to the fact we were living in a hotel room! But it was really nice, Little i had fun playing and eating good food, so why not do it again (well not the hotel room part, the simple part!). I kept it real simple, got some yummy pizza, made a simple cake (the decorations on the cake were matchbox cars!) and invited a couple friends, we had a great time playing and eating 'cake? caaakkee? CAAKKKEE!!' as little i was saying all day. Oh and yes I did do a little bit of sewing for him! :)

Little i cooking up breakfast in his new apron and kitchen! The apron is lined with some cute red dotted fabric (you can see it a bit on his apron strings) Ended up being the perfect size for him: his other aprons are too long and the neck hangs low, i used snaps on the 'ties' so it is easy to adjust bigger later on and easy for him to put on/take off.

Little i's cars shirt. He asked for cars for his birthday so he got them! I appliquéd the car fabric onto a ready made tee, makes for a really fast project!

Not his birthday, but since I had some tees ready to appliqué ;) This is his lucky duck shirt. I know there are no ducks on it. When he was getting ready for bed he pointed at his shirt and said duck with a tooth brush in his mouth. No sweetie that's a dog. No mama, me a lucka duck, dog and CAR, one, foo, three, mama me! (in case you don't understand caveman/three year old: I am a lucky duck cause my mama made me a shirt that has cars and dogs and numbers and is just for me!) what a sweet kid :)

All I've finished for now, the warm weather has lured me outside, far away from my lovely sewing machine...