Wednesday, July 5, 2017

A New Friend....

The first time I met my new friend, I was turning the ground over in the garden and he came to inspect my work. He didn't seem to mind that I wasn't a frog. He listened while I worked and talked to him... and he waited while I ran into the house for my camera. Then he gave me his "Suave Frog" pose.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Fourth of July!

                      Happy Fourth of July! Have a happy and safe holiday!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Herbs & Honey Sampler

The "Herbs & Honey " Sampler...a display of  green and dried...with accents of honey bees, a honeycomb, a honeypot and a hive. Several bees and ladybugs are looking through the display. The soft natural colors of the icons on this Sampler are set off by the  pale grey background mat, the woodgrain mat and the herbal image mat.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Taking Up a New hobby......

     I'm not looking for another new hobby, at least not right now......but it looks like Cory is considering taking up knitting to fill up extra free time.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Darby and Me.....

                Darby and me.......the day she was born.....just discussing things.

Monday, June 19, 2017

An Adorable Threesome at Home

                                                Hayley and her two little ones....Connor and newborn Darby.  I love that Connor is smiling at Darby and Darby is smiling right back at him.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Darby Kruse McInrue

                                Beautiful baby and beautiful mom.  Darby Kruse McInrue was born June 13 at 12:14. She weighed 8 lb 10 oz and is 20 inches long. Her Irish name means "Free of envy" and her middle name is a family name.  She already has everyone wrapped around her tiny fingers.

She's Here!

                       The proud Daddy holding his newborn daughter.

June 13, 2017....Getting Ready..........

                        Matt all suited up for the birth of their new baby.....

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Andrea and Michael....Prom 2017

              Andrea and Michael.....Lake Zurich High School Prom 2017.
              It rained most of the day...but someone did something right, because it stopped in time for pictures and for the rest of the evening.   Andrea was so beautiful...I loved her dress...and how happy she and Michael looked together. I hope they had a wonderful time!

Monday, May 15, 2017

A Couple of Reasons Why Mother's Day Was Fun....

                                 1. Morgan♡
                                 2. Andie ♡

Sweet Stitches Sampler

                                                             The April "Sweet Stitches" Sampler....shades of taupe with accents of pink, turquoise, blue, yellow and green. The Sampler units are....a silver Thimble and Scissors; a nine patch Quilt Block; a Pincushion with Pins; a clear Button Jar with Buttons; a Sewing Machine for the center unit; a Cross Stitch Hoop with Embroidery Floss and a Needle; a "Made With Love" Label & a Spool of Thread; a Fan Quilt Block and a Dressmaker's Mannequin.
                                                              I should have photographed the Sampler instead of scanning it....the silver pieces would have come out silver and not black...but you can still see and enjoy the tiny details on each unit.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Spring Flower Sampler...March 2017

                                     The Spring Flower Sampler from the March 2017 Class......containers of flowers that we love to see when they finally appear in the Spring months. Bright blossoms in a pair of wellies, Forsythia branches blooming in a large glass jar, Hyacinths in a china tea cup, Crocus in a berry basket, Seedlings in an egg carton, a bulb bowl filled with Daffodils, Peonies in a colander and an old metal toy truck holding a pot of Tulips.  I wish that I had half of these in my year I will.