Friday, July 13, 2007


My 17 year old daughter is going to a National Softball Tournament the last week of July, well, actually, all of us are going. Yea, for vacation time. At these tournaments, each team has a sister team and they exchange gift bags. The parents provide the items for the bag and my daughter's sister team has 18. We couldn't leave out our own team, so gift bags for all of my daughter's teammates - 13 here. I didn't want to spend tons of money but what can you get that is a nice gift for $3 or less (my self-imposed budget). I searched some blogs and found this
Creative Little Daisy's keychain tutorial the perfect gift. I had some ribbons, some d rings, plenty of fabric. I just had to buy some ribbon, key rings and more d-rings.

Close-up of a few

All 36, yes, 36, thought the mom in charge of gift bags could decide if our girls get the softball (really baseball) ribbon ones or the assortment.

Fun gift, thanks Autum.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Garden Shots and Happy 4th of July


Border by the house, coming along. Last year we had to have our foundation fixed and this area had to be totally replanted

Side border


One of several pillows I made today for our front porch. Puppy loves to take them off the furniture!

Back border


Coneflower and butterfly

Happy Independence Day

Thrift find, duck decoy with what I think are pencil holes. I was going to put several flags in the holes but my local Dollar General was all sold out of flags!

Monday, July 02, 2007

We Have Another Winner

Stacy just emailed me and was so excited she won but informed me as a book -a-holic she owns this book. She wante me to draw another name, so I did just that.

The winner is
Tracy from Who is Tracy? blog.
Tracy please email me with your snail mail. You will find my email in the profile information.

Thanks, Stacy.

The Winner is......

Stacy of, please email me (see link at right) with your snail mail. Thank you all for the wonderful and kind comments. A record for me on comments.