Monday, July 25, 2011

Friendship Bracelets

Friendship Bracelet

Ah friendship bracelets, you caught me happily by surprise.  I loved making these when I was younger.  Picking out the colors of embroidery floss was the very best part.  

It all started a couple of weeks ago.  Heather posted a link to this Purl Bee tutorial.  Then last week Jeni posted a great guide to picking colors.  The next thing you know, I was pinning strands to my knee, happily knotting away my evening.  Crazy fun!

I still have these summery, sherbety colors on my mind.  I might make a few more while the kids splash around in the sprinkler.  Maybe I'll try the chevron stripe.  I never could do that one.  : )

Isn't the slower pace of summer great?

Friday, July 22, 2011

Meet Daisy

Our New Puppy!!

Meet the newest member of our family... Daisy.

Daisy was born on a ranch in the Sierra Foothills near Yosemite.  I had been looking for weeks for just the right dog for our family.  When I called and talked to Mitzi, the owner of Kellybar Ranch, I knew I had found the perfect match.  She said she had three Labrador puppies available.  I decided to take my family on a little adventure to pick out our new puppy.  Three hours later we found ourselves up a dirt road, in the mountains, overlooking a lake.  It was beautiful!  We spent a lot of time playing with the puppies before we picked our girl.  That turned out way easier than the four of us agreeing on a name.  Here is a glimpse of the last five days:

Clementine: 1 of 4
Maggie: 1 of 4
Puppers 1 of 4
Mayshore: 1 of 4
Padme: 1 of 4
Goldie: 2 of 4
Lucy: 2 of 4
Penelope: 3 of 4

Daisy: 4 of 4  WINNER!!!

Daisy is such a sweetheart and we love her so much already.  She loves to play outside with the kids.  The more water the better!  When it's time to settle down, she finds a quiet spot at Daddy's feet.

Puppy (still with no name)

The cats are not too sure but hopefully they will come around.  : )

Trial Separation

Have a good weekend!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mermaid Mug Rug

Sneak Peek

Mermaid Mug Rug

Mermaid Mug Rug

A small finish... but a finish! We had a blind mug rug swap at our last guild meeting. I had so much fun picking out these fabrics from my scrap basket. Isn't the mermaid the sweetest thing you've ever seen?! She's from Kokka's November Books collection.

Next up I've got to finish quilting my Modern Peel quilt so I can bring it to show and tell.


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