Sunday, November 29, 2009

Coming up...

Ultrasound on Wednesday!!!

Anyone care to venture a guess?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Projects I'm proud of :)

Since mom got me a new sewing machine for my birthday, I've been putting it to good use. Piano students, Joyschool, and Behold Dance Collective have all seen some sewing from me...

For "B" day in Dawna's Joyschool, I had the kids count beans and make a bean bag... they really aren't that exciting to look at, just your basic square bag... but the kids had a great time with them!

Piano student #1 wanted a purple pillow for her complete practice chart. I got REALLY lucky at FabMo to find the dark purple background AND a matching Polka dot fuzzy purple piece. Dawna picked out the purple lady bugs and I put it all together--embroidery and all!
Student #2 wanted an "aqua" pillow... I had to do a little searching to even figure out what that color is supposed to be... in the end, I think it's still just a lightish blue and turquoise... but she said it matches her bed perfectly, so that's all that matters!
I sorta wish the blue star had another something to balance out the three white buttons, but I was working with what I had... I love the fabric on the back, even though you can't see it... it's light blue velvet with silver glitter in it... so so cute!

Student #3 wanted a music bag, and she picked out the pink and green plaid patterned fabric. The brown and blue bag I just made because I was bored one night and I liked the way the fabrics went together... not sure what I'm going to use it for yet...
And finally... the biggest and hardest project I've tackled yet... a dress for Dawna. She needed a white dress for the "Little Stars" dance in Behold the Light, so I braved up and bought a pattern, some material, and some ribbon to complete the project. That was the first time ever I've sewn something start to finish by myself with a pattern. I did spend a bit of time on the Simplicity web site defining the terms and such, but it all came together almost perfectly. It's good enough for Dawna to wear for the show and she loves it... Mission Accomplished!


Saturday, November 21, 2009

SCUBA Daddy!

Jon and I had a deal about his owning his own SCUBA gear... and, lucky him, things worked out to his advantage... so he has all his gear and is ready to go!!!

Anybody else SCUBA dive??? (Not counting siblings of mine who may or may not have done so without requisite certification... not that I'm pointing fingers or anything) Jon got his brother Weston to get certified, so they took a trip to Monterrey last weekend... and, being the boys that they are, only took one picture:
Sure...beautiful scenery above and below water... interesting and almost hilarious incidents getting in and out of the water... and the picture they come home with is Jon laying on the hotel room bed talking to me on the phone... geez... I guess I'll have to be the SCUBA photographer when my turn comes...

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Late Halloween pictures

For Halloween this year, Larry got to be a Bear-thanks to a friend from our ward. She made this costume for her son last year, and it is the softest, cuddliest, warmest costume ever!! Dawna still calls him "Lare-Bear."

Dawna insisted on being a I was going to make her the classic white sheet type costume... but then I saw this "Fuzzy ghost" costume at Food Maxx (of all places...after looking at JoAnns, Costco, and Target for a basic ghost costume) for ten bucks and I couldn't resist the prospect of NOT making a costume :)

Halloween Saturday was filled with festivities... we carved our pumpkin in the morning...

...and in the evening enjoyed Glenmoor's Trunk-or-Treat!--which of course included many of our favorite games. In honor of Adele: "Daaaawna wants another DOUGH-nut."