Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Puddle Duck

It seems like our South Dakota puddle duck is adjusting to Minnesota puddles just fine.  Oh, and apparently he is pretending to be a moose, which I suppose is appropriate for our new place, too.  

Easter 2017

So not much has been going on here.  Right after our trip to Bismarck, I broke my middle finger on my left (dominant) hand.  It halted all progress on all crafting fronts...no crocheting, knitting, cutting fabric (I couldn't hold my rotary cutter), or quilting (couldn't wear my gloves).  Sigh.  It was a long 6 weeks.  I would like to say that my housekeeping improved with all of the free time, but it didn't really happen.  ;)

But, I am brace-free for the last couple of weeks and things are feeling better.  My first project back was a set of bow ties for my little guys for Easter.  They turned out pretty cute.  It helps that they were worn by cute little boys too.  :)

We had some really nice weather this year and we did our egg hunt on Saturday in the yard.  I am pretty sure daddy is going to have to start burying eggs to make it hard enough for Timothy.  We even played a few rounds because it was just SO much fun to find them!

Benjamin gladly shook every egg before adding it to his pile.  And then he got 4 eggs and was done.  Ha.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Be My Neighbor, Blocks 3 and 4

Block 3

This is without the appliqu├ęd mailbox opening and bird. I just haven't gotten around to the opening and the birds on this quilt I think I want to look like actual birds.  I am still toying with the idea, so more on that later.

Block 4
This one seems really plain to me, so something may appear on the right side.  We will have to see once it is all together!

Winter Break

 Last weekend, we had the chance for a quick trip to Bismarck to meet up with Jared's family.  We had tons of fun and hours of pool play.  Poolside rooms and a table on the deck meant a pretty stress free time and no lugging pool stuff back and forth from our rooms.  It also meant hearing arcade games all night, but a quick room change helped everyone get better rest on night two.

The big kids spent most of their time doing this:

The little kids spent most of their time being cute:

We even had lots of fun outside of the water.

It was also a welcomed break for the really big kids too.  ;)