Monday, August 31, 2009

Ben's Party

All party guests, minus my dad who took the picture. (Note the "tall" doctor.)

Nate and Sam chilling out before the games started.

Ben and Sam trying to drop the water balloon they just transferred into the bucket.


For the medical relay race each team had to send one member across who had a bum leg, was blind and needed to be carried. Here team one prepares to face off against....

...team two.


I have never seen someone move so fast with a walker. Even if you picked the walker up and chucked it at the finish line I think Ben still would have won.

Kristina being carried by Dani and Nate to come in at a close second.

Every burn victim needs a doctor to bandage them up. Doctor Kristina finished bandaging her patient Mary Heather in half the time.

Here is a picture of all the patients on our burn ward.

After all the fun and games and yummy pizza it was time for cake. Between Ben's premature blowing and the wind the candles wouldn't stay lit long enough for him to make a wish.

And finally the gift unwrapping. To think he thought I'd only got him t-shirts. (I'd hidden a wrapped wii game in the package. :)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Fun up North

Monday I received a call from one of my friends up in Bellingham who knew somebody with extra tickets to a Clint Black concert Tuesday night. So Tuesday morning I drove up to see her and Clint Black. The concert was at the Lynden Fairgrounds. Also at the fairground was extremely yummy dairy fresh vanilla ice cream with fresh raspberries (YUM).

This is a close up one of the many crane blocks in the Peace Quilt. I love Japanese fabric but previously had no idea what I would use it for. I thought this was a very cute idea though I probably would use it in some form other than a quilt.

On Wednesday I received a wonderful lotion massage on my friend's massage table as well as checked out all her and her mother's quilting projects. After all this fun we went Shopping! We hit up a quilt shop and a couple of scrapbook stores. I saw this really cute Cherry Sampler/Wall hanging at one of the shops. I did not purchase the pattern but have plans to add it to my wish list.

Specially for Port Townsend friend. I would like to introduce you to another new product called 3D Crystal Lacquer. Stamp up makes their own version by another name. One of the many things it can do is be added to cards/stamps/stickers to make them look 3Dish. It dries with an Epoxy sticker like shine and texture. Here is one youtube video that features it. I think I should have bought applicator pens since the bottle I bought is bigger and didn't come with a special tip. Let me know what you think. It could be the next gamsol (aka got to love, got to have).

Friday, August 14, 2009

Cute Baking Stamps

There is just something extra appealing about yummy food looking stamps.

Fellow Paper Craft Lovers

I found this new blog that I have added to my favorite blog list on the left. There are many cool paper craft tutorials. This one is suppose to be for putting treats or cookies in.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Dad's Birthday

Yesterday was my Dad's birthday. This is the card I made him. I was able to abstain from using glitter but not butterflies. :) This card was my recreation of a similar card from one of my craft magazines.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Another Fat Quarter Project

Today's sewing project was an oven mitt pot holder set made from two coordinating fat quarter I bought during the Western Washington Quilt Shop Hop. They have a layer of special insulated batting in addition to a layer of cotton batting so I think they will work well. I still need to improve at adding basting using the machine or start doing it by hand.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Pretty Storage

This is my attempt at a pretty little fabric box using two fat quarters I picked up on the Western Washington Quilt Shop Hop. I love cute fat quarter projects. This "fabric box" tutorial can be found on Pink Penguin's blog site. I used the measurements she gave under her facts and questions link to make it a little larger and did not do any patch work design on the outside.

The Promised Mouse

The finished cute little mouse pin cushion/thread holder. "Nemo"

I completed two sewing projects yesterday. The first was a pincushion weighted thread bag. Now I have some where close to put all those pesky threads I snip off during each sewing project. The fabric is from Sandi Henderson's Farmers Market line.

My coupon clutch! I am unoriginal and copied how the pattern designer laid out her fabric pieces exactly. This picture does not do the fabric colors' justice. This picture is a little on the dark side.

Sea Fair 2009

Here we are chilling on the beach waiting for something exciting to happen. Free hot sauce samples were exciting.

One of the hydro's speeding past during one of the heats. Who won? Who was who? No clue. However, when they really got going they put out awesome "rooster tails" (sprays of water). This picture does not do justice to the really big rooster tails we saw.

Kristina and Ben opted to wade into the water to get a better view of the Blue Angels' performance. When they come from behind you and you don't know they are there till they pour it on right above you it can definitely be surprising.

Due to the limited zoom and quickness of shutter speed this is the only picture I took where you could see the paint job the best. My dad's more powerful camera was able to capture some better images.