and on to the end, we have constantly been surrounded by awesomely colored trees and bushes.
I'm hoping Mother Nature will bless us with an equally beautiful winter. Off to finish raking up those leaves!
|I wanted to paint the wood paneling, but Brian did not. We've waited so long he may be right anyway. It should be coming back in style soon.
|Shells were purchased. One goes to Ocean City, Maryland for the great beaches, but not for finding great shells.
|The shells with the long points are perfect for "grooming" the sand. This bowl is for Keegan and Pep.
|This one is for Kiefer and Jordan
|I baked the sand at 250 degrees and sifted it to get nice smooth finished product. Baking dried it to the point that it didn't hold a design well at first, but just being out solved that problem in a couple of days.
|Shells with shell design--must be Jordan's handiwork.
|Since Kyle is in Minnesota for a year of post-graduate work and Melissa's still in Mongolia with the Peace Corp, this one will stay with me until they settle down. Did I mention that they got engaged this summer? Now if we could just get them on the same continent... Soon!
|Under the plastic is the old desk that is about to get a make-over.
|Some of the recent goodies ordered with more on the way as noted in the shipment email shared below.
|I'm gonna be doing some strip quilts. I HAD to order this stuff!
|This roll of Metallica Strips is so much lovelier in person. The "metallic" part isn't popping with my camera (or is it skill level?).
|This is my second bundle of white strips. I have great plans! Now I just need to get to work on said plans.
|I'm seeing one of those cross kinda quilts using these and the white strips for each block.
|These were free! I am a sucker for bling and cutesy. These happen to be useful, too, which makes them a especially nice.
|Design (mine is slightly modified) is from Green Bean Baby's Etsy shop