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Back in the Saddle Again

Howdy, my dear friends.  I’ve been away for a while.  I’m so grateful for the many messages from friends checking in on me, that I’ve received… and yes I am OK.  In fact I am wonderful.  But this wild horse ride of life took off on me.

I’m so happy to be back…

I haven’t had a moment to create much over the last few months… unless you count thousands of cookies in December.  So I asked my dear brother if I could share a few portraits he has taken.

Jordan is my little brother.  I have a memory of him, little towhead running, a red Superman cape flying out behind him.  He WAS Superman.  He still is, I think, deep down.

Jordan’s passion is photography and I love his artistic sensibility.

The portraits he took recently, with my mom’s quilts, are nothing short of amazing.  I am grateful to him for allowing me to share them here.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

You may remember this quilt.  It is made from scrap strips that my mom saved over many years. My guess is that it has leftover bits and pieces from a hundred quilts.

Like most of my mom’s quilts, it is hand quilted.

The portraits are of Jordan’s beautiful niece Lyssa.

I’ve shared this quilt before too.

I especially love the hand quilting of this quilt…  in long, straight rows.

Black, white and red.

You can find Jordan on Instagram, most days, since he’s out with his camera or his phone almost everyday.  (Hmmm… addiction to a passion, might be a family trait…)  Be sure to also check out his Tumblr.

Thank you Jordan for sharing!  I love you little brother.

Happy Halloween

I have just a quick post today to share our costumes.  But before I get started, if you haven’t already, be sure to leave a comment for the Hungry Jack giveaway— $175 Visa gift card plus Breakfast Celebration kit is such an awesome giveaway!

Our costumes this year are Make it Do, but still turned out fun.

Ben is a guy that survived “Messin’ with Sasquatch.”  Ben and I came up with the idea.  A good buddy of Ben’s dressed up too and his mom helped us pull all the ingredients together… like the plaid shirts, suspenders, and fake blood.   We made tee-shirt using Avery printable transfers… they read, “I Survived Messin with Sasquatch”  The picture is terrible, but you get the idea… they have to be to school before the sun rises!

He looks sooo grown up, I want to cry.  Gone are the days of Robin Hood, Knights, and Ranger’s Apprentices.

Lily and Emma’s school requires them to dress up as a historical character that they study in class.

Lily is Joan of Arc.  Luckily we were able to use Ben’s old knight costume, that I made several years ago.  I made the laurel wreath from leaves from my neighbor’s yard.

Emma’s costume was the only real sewing I had to do this year.  She is Athena.  The dress was modified and improvised from a pattern we had.  I used the cheapest fabrics I could find and the whole costume ended up less than $10, most of that for the trim.

Wishing you all a very spooky day!  Wish me luck in scoring some Butterfingers.


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