Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
It was an absolute riot. My best pictures were of all of the kids together but I try not to share pictures of other people kids here.
It was a fantastic way to spend the 95+ degree day. We came home about nine o'clock tired and cooled down.
I am thinking we may need to buy a boat.
Friday, July 24, 2009
But my favorite completed project of this week is this new bookshelf. Not just because I now have a pretty place to store our books but also because it's built and stained by Steve and Bub.
They did such a great job and it's beautiful! They stained it to match the in the wall ironing board on an opposite wall. I have been weeding out and getting rid of some books so it looks a little sparce. We go the the library often enough that I prefer not to store gads of books but we do keep some of our favorites that we have purchased or that were gifts. This is mostly the kids shelf in the family room with the grown up books stored on a shelf in the living room. The kids also have shelves in their rooms for books.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I anticipate these the most. Orange. Can you see the orange? Cherry tomatoes, working their way to being ripe. I mean really, orange is the new black. At least during gardening season it is.
This was the garden in early May. A blank canvas.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Side seams, sew a top pocket for elastic and a hem. I thought that it shouldn't be too hard and it really wasn't.
It came out a tad shorter than I had planned but I will lengthen it on the next one. It took me less than an hour, not too bad for a new outfit for next Sunday, eh?
I am wondering if I could make a matching hankerchief or headband for her hair with both fabrics. Hmmm, I better get on that.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Then about 10 minutes before the chicken and rice is done, I saute 4 green and red peppers and half a red onion in a little butter. A few minutes before they are done I add the remaining teriyaki sauce from the chicken. Make sure you let it boil for a bit since it was on the raw chicken.
Then I serve the chicken and veggies scooping out some of the cooked sauce and ladle it over the rice. Yum!