Monday, June 13, 2011

Kangaroo Farm

Yesterday we (my sister, nieces, nephew, J and I) went to this cool little farm in Arlington, WA called The Outback Kangaroo Farm. They have kangaroos (of course), llamas, donkeys, chickens, tortoises, and ring tailed lemurs. J liked looking at the animals, but he would not pet any of them. Maybe next time.

J looking at a mama kangaroo with a joey in her pouch.

I've also been working on some embroidery (oh, I didn't win the Prudent Baby contest). For the kids' rooms in our new house I want to try to decorate them with themes. For J-space, for C-fairy tales and for O-animals. Here is one that I finished for O. I'm going to have my hubby make a simple frame that I will wrap the fabric around.

Called the Sunburst Lion, I can't remember who designed it, but it was a free pattern online.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Me, Blogged About!

Guess what! I was blogged about! Check it out at My Taylor Made. Shan of My Taylor Made created the cutest Bubble Romper pattern and was having a contest to see who would test it. Well, I was chosen! It took me a little longer than expected to sew it up since J decided that was a good week to be sick, but I did finish it. I wish I could show a picture right now, but I'm not on my own computer. Again, check out the posting here and see pictures of my little cuties.

Oh, if you didn't already know, we are in the process of moving to Texas. Right now I am staying with my parents in Washington (yes, the state) while my hubby packs up the house (isn't he a sweetie). In a week or so he will drive down and together we will embark on the long drive from here to Texas, with 3 little ones. So much fun, so many unexpected "adventures" ahead.

So, I won't be posting here as often as I'd like, but I will try to keep you updated, show pics of the scenery, tell you what does and doesn't work to keep 3 kids happy and quiet on a week long drive. I also kind of put my etsy shop on semi-vacation mode. That means that the only thing that I have listed is a knitting pattern that can be sent through email. I may try to make some flowers here and post them, we'll see how that goes.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Embroidery Contest Entry

I entered a contest on Prudent Baby with this:

I'm new to embroidery, but I already am loving it! One of the conditions of the contest is that the embroidery contains some words. I love this quote (Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability-Sam Keen), because who doesn't love when laziness is okay! The prize for the contest is an Embroidery Machine! Fingers crossed!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

All Better

We are all feeling much better now. Yeah! We've had some nice weather and some beautiful tulips to play with.

Boys! Oh, I did that embroidery on O's shirt. It's based on a board we have, I can't remember the name.

Deep purple tulips, my favorite. Kind of hard to see against her purple shirt.

And now that we are all back to normal, I can get some work done! Well, for a few days at least since this Sunday the kids and I will fly down to WA with my mom and then in a few weeks we all will move to Texas. Big changes ahead!