July 29, 2013

Great Grand Parents / Grand Parents

As I was watching my 8 year old niece hug my grandmother this morning it hit me again how very lucky my nieces and nephew are - I mean besides the fact that they get to be related to me.  

All joking aside, I never got to know or meet any of my great grand parents but my nieces and nephew are lucky enough to have three great grand mothers and one great grandfather all still living and in good health.  
And they have three grandmothers and three grandfathers.
And not only that but those grand & great grand parents love them unconditionally and still are able to have the kids stay with them and participate in their lives.

I know the kids are very lucky to have such large families with many grand and great parents alive but we are all so lucky to have them too.  They are the lights of our lives. 

Love my babies.  
With one set of grandparents and great grandparents and me and their momma of course. 

July 11, 2013

Owl Themed Baby Shower Items

I have looked at ordering all different items for an upcoming Owl themed baby shower that I am having.  Then I decided, I have Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat, I think I can do this myself. 
So I tried...and I believe that I succeeded. 
It was much harder for me to figure out how to embed a link on my page so that you could download these items for yourself.  I ended up using Scribd.  Let me know if you have any issues getting these downloaded for your own use.
These are all intended to be for your personal use and are not for sale or to be used for profit.
These should print on an 8.5 *11 sheet of paper or card stock in color.
I plan on having mine printed at an office supply store.    

A list of wishes for baby:
A blank bingo card if you want fill in your own (2 per 8.5*11 sheet):
And 5 Bingo sheets (8.5*11) with 2 bingo cards on each. Each of these 10 cards have the "baby items" scrambled in different order so that you have 10 different cards. If you have more than 10 people at your shower make extra copies of each but know that you could possibly have more than one bingo winner. Here are the 5 sheets:

And last but not least - the list of words that are included in the bingo games. Whoever is making the list of the items that the mom to be is opening might check off of this list and call out any "bingo squares" that the opened gift might represent:

So Many Babies

As you may have read in an earlier post EVERY lady I know seems to be pregnant.  Now they are all getting into the stage of knowing whether they are having a sweet baby girl or boy.  Some have picked names and some haven't but regardless I have been sewing along and also getting baby shower ready.

Here are a couple of the sewing projects that I have done:
 A blue jean banner for baby boy Brewer. 

  A pink and grey monster bib for one of the many baby girls on the way.  

Both of these projects were a great way to use scrap fabric.  I can't wait to make more monster bibs.  
I found the pattern and tutorial for the monster bib on Stubbornly Crafty.  Lisa has some great tutorials so be sure to visit that site.  

I made the banner from scrap blue jeans.  I didn't really have a pattern.  I have made a banner before from a tutorial but I just winged this one.  It was fun to do...If you're winging it no one will be the wiser when you mess up!

Sew on.  


July 9, 2013

How to keep your ferns watered.....

We have a front porch that has columns.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE to have four beautiful baskets of hanging ferns on my porch every year.  I am always so proud of them....until they die of dehydration because I have quickly forgotten to water them.  My grandmother that lives next door can keep the most beautiful ferns nearly year around.  She waters day and night....my poor ferns are happy if they get watered twice a week.  
So after seeing this blog on My Place to Yours I knew I Russel needed to do this. I probably could have done this myself but Russel is such a great handy man I knew he would be the better choice.  

It was really pretty simple: 

At Lowe's there is even have a "kit" with the 1/4 inch irrigation pipe, T's, pipe hangers, and stick sprinklers included.  We went ahead and got the 2 hose timer so if we wanted to add other plants - or just a regular hose to water trees with - we could do that easily.  
Now all we have to do is figure out how much and how long.  I have been varying it to see what works best without wasting water. 
This is truly cool for the gal that wants beautiful plants but isn't really mindful to remember that they need water.