Sunday, September 9, 2007

Country Comforts

I suppose I am a bad blogger. Between traveling for work and soccer starting we haven't had a whole lot of time at home. For Mother's Day I was surprised with two baby ducks, Howard and Henoda. We now have added three hens and two guineas. Emily loves Ginger. She frequently sings to her as she rocks her to sleep. (As far as we can tell Ginger loves the attention.) Myriah is holding Howard, who we originally thought was a male. We sure have grown attached to our feathered friends!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Bird Gourd

Here is the gourd after the wood burning. Although I am happy with the outcome, I have to admit that I don't know what to do next. Should I just stain it or put some polyurethane on it and call it good? Hmm... it will have to wait until the weekend. Off to work.

I have have had 3 birdhouse gourds for several years. Last night I decided to have a try at wood burning on one of them. My first design was quickly wiped off but thought I would try this one. The wood burning pen is dated 1993 and has never been used. It didn't take but five minutes for me to burn myself. Wow! That sure woke me up! After icing my boo-boo I changed the tip and it sure worked a lot better.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Camp Sleeping Bag

Myriah had a great time at horse camp this summer. This is her sleeping bag that we embellished. We loved it but hubby thought it looked like a tombstone. hahaha I think it's great that Myriah is in a skull and cross bones phase- I get to relive it with her!

More Pictures

We originally purchased this wine barrel to catch rain water at our previous house. Now I am glad we procrastinated because now it's a a place to place beverages while playing pool. Now I need to find some bar stools! (The downstairs is not fully decorated just yet.)


Well, I have been wanting to start a blog, so here I go. Please bear with me while I learn. I suppose I will start by adding some pictures. Here's a picture of my girls,they are growing up so fast!My Emily lost her first tooth today! While we watched "High School Musical 2" tonight, I made her a softy for her to put her tooth in. It turned out pretty cute.