Friday, October 28, 2011

Embroidery project #1

I took this picture with my phone so it is kinda blurry, but this was my first project/sample with my new-to-me machine :)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

So you know i like to quilt - when this machine showed up for sale on a site on facebook i was super interested. I have never embroidered anything but i could see some neat possibilities if i owned a machine like this :) It's a long story, but nonetheless i now have it in my house and I plan to play around with the fonts and graphics on it tomorrow. It has a touch screen and an extra font cartridge. Should be fun to personalize items without paying for it :)

Friday, October 14, 2011

dabbling in photography

I have always loved photography - i still remember my favorite 'wind up' pink 35mm camera my mom got me. Those wonderful trips to Walmart to pick up my developed prints! Photography has exploded in the last 15 years with digital cameras and editing software. I don't have money right now to spend on software to 'correct' photos. So I focus hard on making each picture perfect as I take it. Doesn't always work but that's okay. I am learning. I took Sarah's senior pictures for her (of course, making sure she knew I was not a professional) Had so much fun hanging out with her!

Saturday, October 08, 2011

a few days at 'home'....

Rylee pointing to the giant 25 foot flames of the bonfire.
Gramps holding his two grand babies!
Riding mom's new pleasure horse, Rocky!

Saturday, October 01, 2011

quick trip to san diego, ca

So we never did get a good photo of all 4 of us, but oh well. memories were made on this very short and quick trip to san diego. My sister Danette accompanied us and was a tremendous help with the kiddos which allowed Jay and me to go on a couple dates including one on our 5 year anniversary.
Taking Rylee out to the waves - the water was wayyyyy tooo cold for her little feet so we didn't take her into waves.
5 years with Jay. Time flies when you are having fun. Love you!