Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Summer Fun

A certain someone has been keeping us on our toes all summer.

So here it is, summer through the eyes of a seven year old boy.

Baseball (we have moved on from tee-ball, Connor has had to correct me on that one all summer)


And of course Popsicles!

And the rest of us? We are all along to enjoy the ride.

All that little boy energy can wear us out...but we all love it!

(one more sleeping baby pic because honestly is there anything sweeter?)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Kimberly for Kimberly

The Kimberly bag:

How can one not make a bag with one's same name? And I absolutely love it. I hate sewing with heavy interfacing (bent pins, broken needles...), but love the end result. This bag has such great shape! The pattern is Amy Butler's Kimberly Bag. I used the leftover fabric from Maari's rocking chair. I love the length - very modern and, even given that nasty interfacing, it was fairly quick and easy to put together.

It was nice to make, or should I say actually finish, something for myself. The sewing around here has definitely centered around baby for the past year. This was a breath of fresh air.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

In the Front Yard

This lovely lady payed us a visit a few weeks ago.

And how do I know it was a lady - because she layed eggs (Connor counted 31) right in our garden.

We stayed our distance from her - she was a snapping turtle and we don't care to be losing any fingers around here. Also, we did not think it wise to interfere with her process.

She dug a nice hole and took her time dropping all of those eggs in. After she buried those 31 eggs she found her way back to the lake. We were a little concerned at first that she was not going in the right direction, but eventually she figured things out - instinct I suppose.

It is kind of sad to think that she will never see her babies, but we look forward to maybe catching a glimpse of them this fall.