Monday, October 17, 2011

The Many Quilts of an Only Child

Being the Mother of an only child has it's advantages.  For example, no matter where I go with him, I always have one free hand if I'm holding his. Or, I only have to buy presents for one child and never have to worry if I'm being even in $ or quantity. Or, If he's with my husband, I have the day child-free. OR, I can make a different quilt for (almost) every phase he goes through.  Here are a few of his phases. . .

Thomas the Train

Monster Trucks

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

I've made a few more than these for him and have two more planned.  The very first quilt I ever made was for him and was John Deere tractors, and he has a second Thomas the Train quilt also.  He also has a crochet "snuggly", you know, the blanket with arms.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Anybody else watching the NBA Playoffs??

First, let me say I was born and raised in Ohio.  That being said, I am a HUGE Dallas Mavs fan.  My son is in love with Dirk and we want them to win the playoffs in a big way for a couple of reasons. . .

  1. Did I say I am a HUGE Dallas Mavs fan?
  2. Um, we don't much care for LaBron.  Didn't like him when he played for Cleveland, and really didn't like him after his "Decision"
  3. We also like the Bulls and since they got knocked out by the Heat, who better to knock the Heat out than the MAVS!!
So, with the second playoff game tonight and the Mavs down one.  Come on Dallas!!  You can do it!!!!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Canning Jar Hanging Lights

Recently, our local Bob Evans Restaurant has remodeled the dinning rooms to give it a more airy, country feel.  Over the bar/counter seating, they have the neatest hanging lights and the shades are made out of canning jars.  I LOVE the old blue canning jars.  I have several of them and almost always buy them if I come across them at antique stores, flea markets or garage sales.  Here are a few of my blue jars. . .

There's one in my sewing room. 
(Yes, I like the Twilight series.  The books are much better than the movies in my opinion, but I'll save that debate for another post.)

In my son's room.  He has marbles in his.

And with bamboo growing in one.

I have more tucked away that I'll often use as a vase for fresh flowers in the spring and summer.

We are remodeling our kitchen and I think I may buy some canning jar hanging lights to put over the bar.  I have been searching the web and so far, I think I like these from Lamp Goods on Etsy the best.  Plus, they are handmade! How much better can it get?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

What's your favorite quote?

One of the bloggers I follow, Regina at  Live Delightfully  posted about some of her favorite  quotes.  Go read it here Thursday Thoughtfuls 
Here is my all time favorite quote

"There are far more roads on which you may traverse life's path, than those that seem to have been preordained for you by others."

From Jimmy Buffet's book
"A Salty Piece of Land"

So, this got me thinking. . .What are some of your favorite quotes?

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hidden jokes in movies

So my husband and I watch A LOT of movies. 

About a week ago, we watched "Tommy Boy" for the 15th or so time.  Remember, this is the one with Chris Farley (R.I.P.), David Spade and Dan Aykroyd.  It is based in Sandusky, Ohio and is based around auto parts manufacturers, Callahan Auto Parts and Zalinsky Auto Parts.

Two nights ago we were watching "50 First Dates", (again for who knows who many times) with Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler and Dan Aykroyd.  When "Lucy" (played by Barrymore) realizes that she has brain damage as a result of an auto accident, her family takes her to see her doctor. The doctor, played by Aykroyd, explains that the state of the art rehab facility is fully funded by, T.B. CALLAHAN out of SANDUSKY, OHIO!!!!  

I think it is hilarious when they do this kind of cross reference thing in movies, and even better when I get the joke!

Look for it next time you watch it.

UPDATE >>> I was just searching for this topic on the web, and apparently, several other people made this same connection several years ago.  Oh well, I still got a great laugh at it.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sock Monkey

This is actually the second sock monkey I have made.  Currently I'm not selling them in my shop, but who knows. . .maybe some day.  I really enjoy making them.