Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Blowing milkweed seed pods

Ok, I'll admit I am a child at heart. I went for a walk Sunday and was blowing these seed pods. Luckily, my neighbor has children and allowed them to go along so we could all blow seed pods together. Monarch butterflies love milkweed so we are helping them out!

My sister's first marathon

My sister ran her first marathon on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton, OH. My niece and I hung out in the 80 degree sunshine. Her time was 5 hours and 16 minutes. Not something I'm going to try. She looks and feels great and has lost a lot of weight, too!


I've finally gotten around to making some ATCs. They are 2 1/2" by 3 1/2" which is the size of baseball trading cards. These are cards I'm sending off to friends.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sewing Sleeping Bag Slipcovers

My sister is retiring from 20 years in the Air Force and they frequently drink Crown Royal. Well, she gave me a whole laundry basket full of them and asked me to make two sleeping bag covers. It took forever to cut the bags apart and pull out the strings. Then I used my rotary cutter and tried to make them into similar size rectangles to sew together. I used 5 spools of thread on this project! No, I wasn't weaving!!!! Anyhow, velcro is used to secure them in case they need to get out of their sleeping bags quickly. I guess our military works hard, and when they have time to play, they play hard. I've never had Crown Royal and don't care if I never see another bag in my life!