Saturday, June 26, 2010

baby burps….

It is hard to believe such a sweet little lady would need so many Burp cloths….. she probably doesn’t -I think her Grammy got a little carried away ….. 21 times!! Oh well Drew loves his still and I just know little Calllie will love hers too-


        Besides they are so much fun to make!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

How do you spell C-a-l-l-i-e

I know how to spell it because I have been busy writing her name on every thing I can find!! Baby Callie will be here in 2 weeks or less. I have more sewing to finish up and cooking( to stock their freezer) Oh yeah and pack my bag to meet my little granddaughter!! How do you spell E-X-C-I-T-E-D!!!



Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Makin’ Memories…

Oh me – we really added to the memories the last 2 weeks. My niece Sarah and her Joe were home for the first time in 6 months and we packed as much in 2 weeks as we could. Now we need a vacation to rest from the staycation! But oh… did we enjoy every minute of it. Here are a few things we did. Let me warn you -it includes a lot of eating!!

We had to eat at our favorite steak house in Texas!! And even got to see Tom Perini himself. We loved the atmosphere that night – live band and all…..


DSC03201   Catfish made on a chuck wagon or

                       mesquite grilled Steak….



DSC03195 We were loving the evening… If only drew would eat a steak…. someday!??



drew decided to dance with one of his favorite partners. They were just a Bluuuuuuuuurrrrrrrr!!



The Stuteville kids alllll together again….


The cousins – they are a growing – the newest one in 2 weeks- Callie !

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One night Sarah,Jaime and I went to Art class and had a blast painting together-We have a wonderful teacher in Roxanne-Sarah was the teachers pet – she did great!

Drew loved hanging with his cousin Joe…. and Ruby Dee. I think maybe its because he flies B1s and Drew just happens to love him some air planes!!  He even said his name. We decided we all wanted to be called Joe- easy to say for a 22 month old!

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One of our last evenings we loaded up the cars and headed out to Tuscola- to eat one of the BEST burgers & home made fries around!! “Lucy’s” is a treat in this area and you can top it off with homemade Ice Cream – could you ask for more???


We also went to Albany one day to visit Josh’s Pharmacy and do a little shopping in one of the best kept secrets in West Texas! Of course we ate at the Bee Hive and had to have a soda fountain milk shake!!

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We had 2 amazing weeks catching up with each others lives and now I have to find a way to keep her mother busy so she doesn’t miss her tooo much. We are already figuring out how to get ourselves to Washington DC in the fall. Watch out DC- here comes Sarah and Joe  and a little bit of Texas!!!

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It doesn’t matter how old they get ,they still love to    have a funny picture together!

   Till we are together again….. Nothing but blue sky…

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

An Altered Day….

Monday was an altered day in that I did not work and got to spend the day with a few of my heroes. I have always said my favorite teacher in High School was my art Teacher – Katy Presswood- she opened my world to a life of  creative living. She was the kind of teacher that let me try anything I wanted to try my hand at. We threw pots, cast jewelry,did silk screening and painted-she taught me to think outside the box.I owe her a big Thank you for making my life so full- living a creative life!

Monday I taught 22 Art teachers to  Make “Altered Books” at the Grace Museum. What a fun and creative group that was! I say taught very loosely because- believe me they went far and above what I taught them! I learned so many wonderful little techniques from them and had such fun sharing ideas as they worked on their books. I just had to share some of them with you.

The altered book I am working on is all about my garden and the things I love in it.

Another book I am working on tells the story of the women in my family going back 4 generations. This book is made mostly of fabric and uses a Childs cardboard book as the base.I transferred the pictures on muslin by running them through my computer.

Every thing in my life has been a little altered – added to –taken away – torn- made beautiful- I love making these little books and doing the same thing with them.

          All in all it was a wonderful altered day!

Monday, June 07, 2010

Double Take....

Every week since Drew was born, his wonderful mother has put a picture on her blog for us to see. I have watched him change before my eyes,this week I took a double take-WOW- was it Drew or Josh?All of a sudden I was taken back - oh- about 31 years. Take a look....

Somehow time makes a circle... and we are right back where we started.

Friday, June 04, 2010


I have some new and lovely BFFs – Best Flower Friends- They are lovely girls ,let me introduce you to them!


Black eyed Susan vine –I call her Susie…You better get something for her to hang out on -cause she does like to hang out and creep around the garden….


Becky Daisies – the hardiest around – Becky is always a happy girl


Mexican Petunias the dwarf kind – Petunia is on the short side but a real doll….


I also have a true lady among the girls I call her Lady Banks and she only blooms in the spring when it is cool – but boy does she bloom….00107xf








Every girl needs a truly BFF and mine is a purple coneflower- I call her Coney…. She out shines all the others and blooms when Others can not bloom any more. She just keeps on giving….


Some of my girls have not grown as large as these pics but they are all on their way of being Big beautiful girls in my little garden….. Thanks BFFs