I first saw Emilyon Martha Stewart's web-site give a tutorial on her girls dolls...I thought they were the cutest thing to make for friends, family, grandchildren and especially my humanitarian projects. She did not have a boy pattern so I came up with one that could make any little boy happy. I rushed to put this together so my daughter Katlin could take this to my grandson the next morning. (call it a work in progress.)
I think it is because I feel a change in the weather or maybe because kids have started back to school. Maybe it is because my pumpkin patch is filling up with ripening BIG boy pumpkins..but the Halloween Demon in me is brewing up some fun projects.Scary things are happening in my dungeon!
Book groups are fun and challenging.. (for me, reading a book.. along with all the other activities and extra-circular activities, family life, church responsibilities, and slew of mundane chores of life during the month provides the challenge). My sister started a book group about 10 years ago and it is still going strong. Our group was filmed and my sister was asked to explain and show, "How to form a book group" by expert village
Take a peek at this video, My sister Jeana is very good in this presentation, she is of course a book worm and is very well read. She will and can tell you the current "must" reads, I believe she reads concurrently 3 books at a time! Thanks sis, for inviting me into your book group!
Summer in Utah is the BEST..the temperature at night is around 75 degrees and you feel as though you could stay out all night. One of my memories of Utah as a young girl was the "big event" to head up Provo Canyon to the Sundance Resort out door theatre. There, up high in the cool mountains you could see entertainment from a Review to West Side Story. Years ago Sundance decided to end their summer stock theatre. But this year they brought it back... and so began a restart on the memory train. I was excited to bring my blanket and enjoy the mountain air and the night sky of flashing diamonds. It was my summer nights dream!
I bought my Utah home in 2006. It is a home that was built in 1994 or there about. It's a "Park City" style home, (that is what the local neighbors say). It is a sided home with quaint Victorian style ginger bready features.
To get on with this story....my husband and I are "do-it-yourselfers"
we love a project. We wanted to do a few changes in the
home and one of the first was re-modeling the staircase. When you enter my home the first thing you see is the staircase. This one originally had carpet on the steps
and was built with an all oak wood banisters.
My husband is a very talented builder(it's just a hobby) he had already built from scratch our staircase in California. (it took him 8 weeks!) so he felt very comfortable with this small scale change and so he began...he laid solid oak
steps and kick boards.
We lived like this for 21 mos. (my
husband has a very busy job) but at last after a bit of coaxing to get it done..Voila! Our new improved staircase!
I am a Lefty.
I was born in the Fifties.
I am a multi-faceted non-reproductive woman.
Mother of four daughters. Married to the "swede"
Three handsome/beautiful grandchildren!
Love: Family, Christianity, Friends, Home, Garden, Cooking, Pets, Pop up Books, Humanitarian Service,the Great Outdoors,Life and a whole lot more.
Yikes I turned Fifty-four this year..... 1958-2012.. Do the math!