Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Table Favors...



I need some table favors for Easter dinner so I quickly put these together. I saw the basic idea on a wedding show (using shells and sand) - I substituted jelly beans and a hair scrunchie and voila'!!!! I think I'll make up a few more large vases for displaying on the table to balance it out and put the smaller tea-votive holders out as place holders and "favors".

Just thought I'd share - -

*Sharon

Monday, March 26, 2007

A Beautiful Day in Our "Backyard"!



The weather has just been glorious this week!! Perfect "spend the day on the beach" kind of weather! I just couldn't resist snapping a picture of my not-so-little guy enjoying time in our "backyard". We have had some strong rip currents to beware of - (Ian got caught in a rip current last summer and managed to "rescue" himself by following what he'd been told over and over and over - "If you get caught in a rip - swim parallel to shore"!!!!!!!!!!!! Dad and I and a lifeguard were all on our way out to help him break the "pull" - but he free'd himself and made me feel a lot better to know that he had actually paid attention to what he'd been told so many times!) We also had a couple of shark sightings - "Jaws" never came too close to shore though - guess there just weren't enough yummy tourists to lure him beach-side!

Ian is still doing great with his tennis!!! Undefeated, so far!! We have a tennis break this week - tournament-wise, not practice-wise - - - so it will be nice to have a bit more free time. Next week, it's back to the courts full-force!

I haven't had much time for stitching this week. Some relationship matters have had to take precedence. Hopefully, this week will provide some nice "respite" time.

Enjoy being where you are!!

*Sharon

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Time-Out for some fun....





We decided to take a "time-off" day and have some fun at Downtown Disney. It was so much fun to just have a day to wander around and have a fun meal. We ate at Rainforest Cafe - Ian's favorite eatery in Disney. The food was really good and just to "celebrate" being together, we ordered a "volcano"...a brownie, carmel, hot fudge, ice-cream "mountain". It was SOOOO yummy - but I'm glad we walked around a LOT that day - can you just imagine the calories??? :) I just love days when we make wonderful memories!!!

I finished up my little Santa pillow design. I'll tuck him away in my finishing drawer until I'm ready to sew him up into his final "presentation". I'm back now to working on my "Come and Share" tea project. I'm also going to spend a day this week on my "Christmas Block" piece.

I also did a bit of "stashing" this week!! I bought Little House' "Home of a Needleworker", A "Flip-Flop" candle wrapper pattern (one of our bathrooms has a beach theme - this will be perfect in there!) and a magnetic needle keeper. The needle keeper is a cute little birdhouse - I just love it!!!

Ian won another tennis match he entered! I need to find some time to really get out there and work on my drills - he's going to skunk me if I don't get busy and stay on-top of my game!!! Last time we went to play tennis, we stopped to watch a mama dolphin teaching her baby how to fish in the lagoon!!! (The courts are steps away from the inlet) It was such an AWESOME sight!!! I was surprised at how close they came to us...it was great!!!!! Only problem was we didn't play much tennis 'cause we were so busy watching the dolphins - - :)

Well, I'm off to supervise some "creative" writing...I can only imagine what topic an 11-yr old boy is going to come up with!!! :) :) :)

Thanks for visiting....

*Sharon