Thursday, February 19, 2015

Birthday, Sewing, Hearts, and Snow...

Yesterday was my oldest daughter's 20th Birthday :)  She is a quiet and beautiful girl who tends to take after me, personality wise(sorry sweetie).

Samantha is my artist, she is crazy good at drawing and painting and in a year or so will be making a career out of it.  Not in the conventional way, with paints and canvases, but as a tatoo artist. She is currently apprenticing and will be liscensed within the year.    
That is her boyfriend of two years in the picture with her... it drives her crazy when he tells her how much she is like me...I think it is hilarious!

  Happy Birthday Sweetie!! We love you and are very proud of you.

 She moved into her own place in December, so I thought it would be nice to make her some things for her kitchen...  I started with some cloth napkins(that is what we use and I know she didn't have any)... and yes, the fabric is the same as the quilt I made in January, I thought she would like the funkiness of it.

And then some potholders, with her and her boyfriend's first initial on them.

And last, an apron... she isn't much of a cook yet, but she can bake :)  and she has been texting me for her favorite recipes... so she is trying.

I already took town the Valentine decorations, but I forgot to post about them. I didn't do much this year, just pops here and there...  this was on the dry sink in the half bathroom downstairs.

And this is by the entryway in the mudroom...

And my Valentine tree in the kitchen...

We got MORE snow last night, about 8" or so, luckily it's light and fluffy.  The picket fence is almost gone...

 There is a grill underneath that lump...

At least it's a pretty view out of my kitchen window...

Thank you al for the advice on my quilt... I'm still not sure what I'm going to do, the house is driving me nuts at the moment. Nothing looks like I want it too and I feel the walls closing in.... cabin fever is here!  Hopefully I will figure things out and once the morning sickness is totally gone, I can get more done.

Have a lovely day,



  1. You have a right to have a smidgin' of cabin fever! I was looking at your quilt again (oh NO she exclaimed!) I think the problem might be trying to hang it from the pegs. I hang all mine with teeny nails ... gasp .... doesn't hurt the quilt a bit and you can get it nice and squared. Use a template like I mentioned before to get the size. Hang the other somewhere else in the room and draw on those same colors .... just a little color, though, mostly white, and perhaps you'll achieve "the look" ~ but hurry you only have 7 ~ 8 months left. : ~)

  2. Happy birthday to your sweetie! Love peeking in at your Valentine Decor. Wish it would warm up here...reached a high today of only 3 degrees and it is suppose to be worse in the morning...too cold for Michigan even. Brrrr. Janice

  3. ACK! My comment disappeared. I HATE when that happens!!!
    I do hope your morning sickness passes quickly.
    Your DD is a beauty. From the pics I've seen, I think she even looks like you. Happy, happy belated birthday!
    The snow pics are gorgeous, but enough already. It is snowing here in Ohio as I type, but nothing like the amounts you have gotten.
    Stay warm.
    Hugs :)

  4. The potholders are so beautiful, and your photos are gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing.


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