Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Homemade Christmas

I am making presents for everyone this year. It is so fun! And, it is actually easier than dragging Gillian around to various stores. I can't post most on here, lest the receiver sees it. I'll do a post after Christmas with the gifts. But, here is the apron I made for Gillian. You can see that now, 'cuz I know she doesn't read this blog.

The Big, Round Ball

Here it is. My pregnant tummy. Krista took this picture last night at A.J. Spurs. Hence, the cowboy decor.

Here is Gillian saying hello to Peyton.

He Did It!

My brother David graduated from Fire Academy yesterday. Wow!!! He attended Monterey Peninsula College, & now he is done & off to find a Fire Fighting position!

It was a good ceremony. I cried a number of times. I've never cried at a graduation. I am very proud of my little brother.
Here is David at the front of his squad, standing at attention for uniform inspection.

My Dad took us all out for dinner afterward, to celebrate. Gillian is very proud of her Uncle David. David looks a little shocked. He's finally done...

Monday, December 17, 2007

In Answer to the Demand

Krista has commanded photos of Gillian. Here's what I've got -

Last week, I got this picture of Gillian, looking out the window, watching her doggies. They had to be sent outside, because she was eating snacks, & one of the dogs (Buzz....) tries to knock food out of her hand...
This is Gillian, a few nights ago, fresh out of the bath...

Sunday, December 9, 2007

The Critters in our Tree

Scott loves critters. I do too, especially when they are like these - just cute, requiring no work on my part!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Sew, Everyone, Sew

I have added a new link to my site. My sister told me about the daily Christmas gift projects posted on Sew, Mama, Sew. Today I have decided that I will make the Fabulous Fifties bib. I have the exact fabric they use, just sitting in my closet...

I also love the baby shoes listed today. But, I don't think I'll take on that project right now. Maybe later...

An Outing

Gillian went on her first outing yesterday, without mommy & daddy...

Grandma & Grandpa took her to ice cream & for a walk along the slough, to see the ducks. I think she must have had a great time. Because when they came back home & my parents started to leave, she started screaming! She really likes grandma & papa.

Monday, December 3, 2007

The Stockings

I have finished Gillian's stocking. Hooray! The ones I made for Scott & I a couple years ago are hand-pieced & stitched "crazy quilt" style with vintage fabrics. That took me a long time. At that time, I was on bed-rest. So, I had the heaps of time. That is what I had.

I tried to do a coordinating one for Gillian, but make a way easier one. This one has a little bit of embroidery, but not much, & not much piecing of fabric. And, its bigger than the first set. The ones I made for Scott & I barely fit a DVD. Oops. Merry Christmas - enjoy this pair of underwear. Sorry - but I couldn't fit anything else in your stocking...

Christmas Time is Here

We got our little tree this weekend. I love setting up the Christmas tree!

We went out in the morning & picked out a little 4 footer. We set it up at home, while Gillian took her nap. She was so excited when she got up & saw her transformed living room. Christmas with her is going to be a blast!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Fall Fundraising

The CFT auction was last night. It was fun! It went really well. But, it feels good to have it done. Here are some photos of some of the flower arrangements I put together for the event.