Saturday, September 29, 2012

Hoofbeat Plantation

So, on Tuesday we went to the park for a relaxing afternoon and a picnic

On the way home from that park there is a really cool WMA
(wildlife management area)
it's a deer farm consisting of red and fallow deer

it is VERY cool!

we got to see a bunch from the road 
and as many of you hunting savvy folks might know the rut is on!!
we got to see the bucks chasing does around and calling to one another, it was so cool!

Here are some pics I took from the truck:

This guy was staring straight at us.  

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Things I Learned Yesterday

Yesterday I kept Tristan out of school by request of my Dad and his wife, Linda.

(and before I hear anything about it being irresponsible to keep him out when he's not sick, 
let me say that some of my fondest memories are of my mom keeping me out for a "mental health day"
and it never did me any harm.  
in moderation i believe this is a good practice.)

We went to spend the day having a picnic at Hamburg State Park
I had never been there before and it's a really nice park.
Seeing as it was a tuesday the place was completely quiet and empty.
Which was ideal.  
Because Maggie-Moo got to run around free!!
I learned that she was supposed to be on a 6 ft leash in the park
But what the park doesn't know doesn't hurt them.  

Walking Stick

Yesterday morning I went out to our shed to grab a couple of folding chairs to take with us to the park

On the door jam was this little guy

We've seen him around the house/yard several times
how do we know it's the same one you might ask??

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Croc Blanket Progress & a Small Project on the Side

Hello Lovelies!

For anyone Interested in my progress on my Croc Stitch Blanket
Here is a slightly up-to-date photo of where I am on it.

(nevermind the poor lighting and weird coloring in this photo, I took it from my phone inside @ night.  
So obviously, the worst possible conditions)
It's to the point now where it makes me hot to work on it
(get your mind out of the gutter!)
This thing is getting so big and heavy!  
When i lay it on my lap to work on it i'm completely covered and I get to sweating!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Vintage Chalk Message Board

I bought this old message board at a local thrift store for a bank-breaking $0.50!

It was pretty cool anyway, but definitely needed a little help.
The chalk board portion was really suffering and the cork part was even worse.

So i taped off around the chalkboard portion and spray painted it with Chalkboard 

Copper & Bronze Chalkboard Trays

There is a lovely lady named Rosie who bought a quilt from me a few years ago and loved all my craft stuff that i make so she asked if she could sell some of my items in a booth she had in a very nice upscale shop in town here.  

I of course was completely flattered!  
like whoa!  

Anywho, she would always keep an eye out for cool things for me at shows and stuff and found me these awesome trays to make magnet boards out of...

Well it turns out these were NOT magnetic so we had to think of a new plan

Friday, September 14, 2012

Fried Ravioli

I found this recipe on Pinterest and thought it was worth a try. 

I rarely fry anything, but i thought this would be a great idea for leftover ravioli
(when there actually are any)
and so i pinned it to my noms pinboard use later.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Rag Quilt for Violet

Just last year my 90 year-old Grandmother gave me all of her fabrics and craft supplies...
I can't even BEGIN to tell you how much stuff that is!

She requested only one thing of me 
And that was to make a quilt for my cousin Rachel's little girl for Christmas
Her name is Violet (adorable) and my Grandmother had already picked out a bunch of pretty fabrics with purple and lavender and, duh, violet to make it with.

I was so excited about this project!  
The fabrics she picked out were amazing and I couldn't wait to get started!

Here is little Violet with the finished product
A toddler-bed sized quilt made ESPECIALLY for her!
 Grace (my daughter) and Violet are only a month apart!  (Violet is older)
Here's a pic of them together at our Grandmother's 90th Birthday Party
(Sept 29th 2011)

Friday, September 7, 2012

Me and Maggie at the Bus Stop

This is our dog "Magma"
(we call her Maggie)

She is an Irish Wolfhound and believe it or not, she will get bigger than this.
She's only 7 and a half months old and is larger than the average "large" dog

Waheezy fo Sheezy - A Tradition

For those of you who don't know, Waffle House is a southern staple. 
They started in Avondale, GA 
(which is only about 2 hours away from where I live)
It's probably one of my top 3 favorite restaurants of all time. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Bunny is Ready to Hunt!

My husband likes to deer hunt, and in the particular county we live 
(which as you may already know is VERY "podunk")
Deer season is super long 
(like from the beginning of september to mid january!)
because the white tails over here mate like rabbits!
(meaning there are tons!)
The limit is typically 11 does and 2 bucks....
per hunter....

it looks like
Bunny is ready for deer season!  
Her Daddy is so proud!

Finished Skull Motif Scarf

Well, I have been working on some Skull Motifs the last couple of days.

I love these and posted some progress photos on the 3rd 
But now, I have officially finished my scarf!

I love this!  

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Ship Shape @ the Post Office

Today I went to town 
(which by the way is 8 miles away from my house.... I wasn't kidding when I said I live in the country!)
Because I needed to ship a Hiding Hollow Book that I sold on Etsy over the weekend.
(whoop whoop!!)

Monday, September 3, 2012

Lovely Roses for My Kitchen Table

I went grocery shopping the other day and since we live in such a rural area there are always great deals that no one has snatched up yet

This was one of those deals, 
I haven't had fresh flowers in forever 
and these were only $4 for a dozen so I had to get them!

Skull Motif

I love this motif!
A few weeks ago I bought this pattern on Etsy 

The pattern is for a skull motif scarf, so I'm gonna do that first
But I was thinking I could probably piece some together to make a throw or something!  
Like for Halloween 
(or just whenever really)

This is how I am spending my morning/day
Coffee & Crochet

 How cool are these?

 Bunny "helping"....

I love this color, it's called "Ocean"

The pattern is super easy too
 So fun

I look forward to getting further along on this project today!  

Saturday, September 1, 2012

High Speed Ballistic Art

My husband is a very hard worker and puts in about 60+ hours per week at his job
so we try to make his time off as fun for him as we possibly can.
So as a way to combine some interests of ours my husband and I have started a new activity together... 

We have decided to call it "High Speed Ballistic Art"

My Husband loves to do long-distance shooting, and I love to take pictures
so we combine his love for recreational long-distance shooting and my love for photography.

We explore, up-close, the effect of terminal ballistics on stationary colorful objects by capturing it on film.  
(in other words, I take pictures of stuff exploding because my husband shot it)

As I have posted before in my Photography section 
Elliott bought me my very first really nice DSLR camera for my birthday a couple years ago.
I absolutely love it! 


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