Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The last one is really off

It's really just be flying by here. September 6th just seem like last week not a month plus!!!

Let's play catch up. Not that I have much but
There's been fires in our fire pit. Made from stuff around the property. Cost ten dollars for the sand that keeps the fire break. 

My Kris turned 14!!!!!
And then proceeded to scare the crap out of me. She came into the kitchen and I was in instant momma bear mode. 
Little stinker was playing around with make up. She is really into special effects make up. She go me good. Here is some more of her work (she uses nothing special either)
Bite mark

Burned zombie thing. Wish I had a better picture it was amazing 
Face peeling but she couldn't stop smiling 

Crazy right

And *sniff sniff *. My baby went off to pre k. We got the call that a spot opened up on October 3rd. I was so not ready for this. Cried my eyes out after I dropped him off. He did what the others did just went off with out a problem. 
And my favorite time of the year is here. Fall and winter yeah. Though today was 85. Nope no climate change happening (sarcasm big time)
Was cutting apart a curtain I made back when I was a teenager and found two pins stillin the fabric. Memories flooded back. Those pins were my grandma's. She taught me to sew and I made that curtain on her machine at her house with her help. It took this long to reuse the fabric and then I found the pins. Crazy pants people. (It was one of those scarf style curtains about 2.5 yards long from the 90's)
And knitting happened!!!! I made a ball :)
I bought this book a few years Arians I love the balls in it. So the best way I figured is to start with ball one and just go through the book. There is maybe 3 I am not really into making. Just need to steam and stuff it. Figured I could do them in bunches 

That's pretty much it I think

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The last one is off

My funny boy had to pose

Number 2 out the door

My lil 9 th grader. I am not handling the fact I have two in high school

Happiest time of the year

First day of school!!!! 
So this first day all three are leaving at different times
First out my new 7th grader

Sunday, August 7, 2016

What I have been up to

This is card weaving. Something I learned back in high school 
These are just test pieces to get back in the hang of things. 

I was telling my girls about it and about all the different things we learned how to make. I still have many of the things I made those years. I had a great art teacher. Mrs. Levine. She taught art through all my elementary year and high school. I only had a different art teacher in middle school. I started wondering about her and Googled her. :( sadly she passed away a few years after I graduated high school. Amazing woman she was. My junior year she left for part of the year to fight breast cancer. She asked me - me out of all her students- to help the sub art teacher to teach her students. Mostly it was basket weaving and bead making. I was honored then but of course looking back I realize how much of an honor it was. 

My thoughts are with you my dear art teacher. Your memory lives in me with all I learned and still make and in my children who I have passed your teachings in to. Where ever you may be - Thank you

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Passing the torch

(Kris is making a face as she usually does)

That's my Kris learning how to spin on my old wheel. Both my girls learn to spin on a spindle. Tonight Kris bugged me to learn and so I dug out my old wheel and she picked it up really quickly (like she usually does)

Tomorrow she'll learn how to ply :)

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Mug rug done!!

Used nothing but scraps and leftovers from other projects

Big hexies:). Sorry I'm vague there is a reason ;)