Monday, October 31, 2011


The Zoo here puts on a Zoo Boo every year during October. Wyatt loves it. It happens after zoo hours. They have a path set out with displays and treat stations. It's a great way to get in some early trick-or-treating. And my little Mario loved it!

 They even did up the reptile house. Most of the homes had something creepy in there other than the snakes.

And then there was the school parade. They all looked so cute!!! Wyatt was loving his mustache.

Friday, October 28, 2011

50 Pumpkins

It was a coworkers 50th last week and we had a bit of fun with it. There were 50 pumpkins set out on her desk in the Bridal area. I made these 4....

And yes, the tomato pincushion was a pumpkin...see....

And here is the desk with the majority of the pumpkins...

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Why can I not get back here like I want? *grumble grumble*

This past week is explainable...tons of sewing for a costume party last night. Was it worth it? Heck yeah! We looked awesome...and got voted Best Costume :) I'll have to have someone send me a pic so I can show it off. I didn't even know what I looked like until I went into the ladies full mirror at home.Okay, there is the one is Wyatt's room on the inside of the closet door. But when it's opened it blocks the light. Plus - I had not totally finished it when we left, so I couldn't peek. Did you know it's not easy to sew on buttons in a moving vehicle? Who knew!

But I really do want to get back here more. Really. Honest. I know I say it all the time. Heck, everything has slid by the wayside. Time to buckle up. I have about 30 embroidery pieces to photo and list. 30!!!

At least I still have my helper.

That was him after posing as I was testing the lighting for my embroidery. He got tuckered out. Getting in front of mom's camera is hard work.

Saturday, October 1, 2011


I have not been blogging regularly for quite some time now. Pretty much the summer...which also coincides with the new job. I still can't get over how much things changed around here with a part time job. Granted, a job that started at 20 hours a week but quickly expanded to 30. Good for the wallet, not so much for the house and biz.

I decided to start back to blogging with some catch ups.

The first is The Storm. Some pretty high winds...clocked in at 70 mph... ripped their way through here a few weeks back. Over 100 trees were downed and they collected over 3000 cubic yards of chipped wood!!!! And our city, and the affected area, is only a couple square miles. We were also without power for about 5 days. Good thing it was Labor Day weekend and we already had plans to be places that had power :)

It really was amazing to see the aftermath. We went out the next morning to go get some coffee and breakfast from somewhere with power. But we had to drive around a bit first. It was so quiet. And we were not the only ones. I saw plenty of  people walking or riding through the neighborhoods doing the same thing.

100 year old trees just sheared or yanked right out of the ground. The number of homes with giant trees just laying on the ground with the base roots above ground was wild. Everywhere you looked the ground was just littered with leaves and branches. Actually, so were the homes and cars. For a few days you could still see leaves stuck to houses.

I can't get over the fact that more homes were not destroyed. So many homes near each other with trees littered all around...and so many that missed homes. Not that there was no damage, there was. There was a sea of blue tarps on roofs, but I did not see any just, gone. Cars, yes. Many a SUV looked more like a station wagon afterwards. Our neighbors car is still stuck under her crushed car port.

Here's a peek from my front yard...

And our backyard neighbors had a couple trees that just snapped. He didn't mind too much though since no one was hurt. He did not like them anyway :P

Those were just some quick pics from my house...and we just caught the tail ends of the wind shear. If you want to see some really cool pics from this storm, check out some these articles at The Ferndale Patch:
School Cancelled ...yes, the first day of school had to be cancelled