Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer Rolls Along

June 29, 2010

Summer Rolls Along

This summer our yard is a bird haven.
It has been a great thing.
I have learned more about birds this season then I have learned in all the years of my life.
Oliver and Freya are quick with a book or the computer to answer any bird questions we think of during the day.
And there are a lot of bird questions everyday.
I hope my families bird fixation stays healthy.
I'll watch for signs of weirdness.
(Like Freya wanting to play birds and me to chew up her food and feed it to her).
(Yes, she really asked that).
(I didn't).

Chris takes a milder approach to all things birds and snapped these sweet photos of the quail family living in my shrub roses.

I have been taking my handwork sewing outside for the last few nights.
It is nice to sit outside after the kids have gone to bed and immerse myself in handwork.
I listen to the night bugs and the trains.
I like the feel of the day cooling off and the smell of night settling in.
I love the rhythm of my hands and how it calms my brain.

I am very grateful that I have this little space of my own.

A super ginormous moth flew in this globe last night and I wanted to take a photo of it.
I didn't catch him but I really like how these lantern photos look.

I hope everyone is finding a little time for themselves this summer.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Best Weekend In The History Of Weekends

June 27, 2010

The Best Weekend In The History Of Weekends

It was a wonderful, stupendously fun weekend.

Friday my brother moved his grandparent - in - laws to a new home.
These tins were to be thrown away and he thought of me.
He even brought them to my house.

I have never seen a tin shaped like a circus tent.

My momma found these Dutch dancers last year at a yard sale.

I finally found a home for them Friday.
Now they dance above my headboard.

Friday night I started making tea towels out of an old, old table cloth.

I cut all my binding 2 3/4 inches.

Saturday afternoon while I finished my tea towels, Freya made paintings with glitter and glue.
Oliver and Chris watch the World Cup.
USA v Ghana.
(Normally I don't let Freya play with bowls full of glitter but I needed a super duper craft to keep her attention while Chris and Oliver watched the match).

The finished paintings will make great greeting cards!

Saturday morning I went to two... only two yards sales and found all this amazing stuff!

Vintage fabric.
Lots of it!

There were a few more cool albums that I sold to Greywhale.
The money I received in credit at the record store covers the cost of all my yards sale finds times five!

Today we went to the Utah Arts Festival.

Freya and I in our original homemade skirts.

Spell Talk

I am designing Jared (the bassist) a Nudie vest.

This women looked like she wasn't wearing a shirt.

I love this guys hair and sandals.
Cheers to a new week friends!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Yahtzee and Pet Sounds

June 24, 2010

Yahtzee and Pet Sounds

I love Yahtzee!

We listened to Oliver's new favorite album.
He has good taste.

I collect vintage games.
This Yahtzee is copyright 1956.
See the circled R above the third game?
We have a 'redo' turn you can take in our special family rules.

Extra pads may be purchased at better department and stationery stores.