I happened to have my camera with me (very rare when I got out) when we stopped by the fabric shop my mother used to own. The big girls were recalling all their memories of the time spent among the bolts of fabric and quilts. Their favorite memory is the button machine.
They were small enough that they would climb inside and play with all the buttons. I would have to "frisk" them before we left and return all the buttons found in their pockets.
When I asked the ladies at the counter if I could photograph the button machine, they remembered when I had helped them cut their fabric. It was fun to recall these memories, not to mention picking up a few fat quarters as well.
June is almost over and I've accomplished so little on my to do list... but then again the only real to do list is my children and that is being accomplished. Our days are filled with tennis, more tennis and even more tennis. Thankfully there is still a bit of time for voice lessons and piano (although I'm not sure who is happy about this one).
a few shots from the back yard. The first is asparagus fern. Love this plant. Wish I could get it to winter over.
I decided to document two of my favorite hobbies. I have been taking photos of most of my quilts upon completion and I decided to put them all into one place.
I used an acrylic file folder album by d.reeves design house... seriously cool (you can purchase them here)! Lots of fabric, old quilting blocks, even pulled out some rubber stamps.
You can see the entire album here.
We celebrated our anniversary last week and I have to say that I never would have imagined how amazing my life could be with this amazing man. We share a wonderful life together filled with both trials and triumphs. We have tried to build our marriage on love, charity, compassion, and faith. We have filled (quite literally) our home with the most precious children who teach us and love us. I love this man. He is a great father and husband. He's my best friend. I look forward to what the next 16 years will bring.
We are so young in this photo!
Well not quite everyone, but we had a bit of a chat about not starting the fight to begin with. It never ceases to amaze me how much the children can fight and yet they are still the very best friends and biggest defenders.
When we decided that we were not quite finished getting all our children home we knew we needed to do a bit of remodeling to our home to accommodate the two new babies. One day I ran from room to room, messes included and took photos of our home and yard in it's current state.
Shimelle's home class provided me with the incentive to finish this mini album and now it's so fun to see the before pictures. Here is a glimpse of our home a few years ago...
You can see the entire mini album here.