Tuesday, January 25, 2011

We've been watching the bluebirds

Hello there, my friends. I hope you're having a nice week. We had a bit more snow today, but nothing compared to last week. We have piles and piles of snow in our back yard!

I'll be posting more design team projects in the next few days, but I was just *so* inspired by these adorable stitched mittens (using our Pair of Mittens set) created by Julie Ann Shahin. Julie Ann has been on our DT since the beginning and each month she outdoes herself with her creativity. She is truly an inspiration and so wonderful to work with. I hope you enjoy these photos of her mittens.

She used an embroidery pattern from Sublime Stitching by Jenny Hart that she modified. It says, "We've been watching the bluebirds". Simply adorable!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Winter Wonderland

Brrr.. it's cold outside! So, it's not even noon yet and we must have a foot of snow outside! My kids have been looking out the window all morning saying, "Look at all that snow!". The cat keeps trying to go out and when I open the door she turns and runs away!

I hope you're having a happy new year. My kids are going through new schedules and we're trying to get adjusted. Mr. Max is sitting up and sleeping much less. Stevie and Bella are getting ready to start preschool in the next few months after then turn three. It's amazing to me how much more grown up they are. They were doing puzzles the other day (Stevie's a wiz) and he was helping Bella and he'd say "Great job, Bella (which he pronounces more like Beya), Great job, Beya". Too cute.

This year I'm inspired to do a little work to our rooms. We've been in our house 8 years and I'm afraid to say some of the walls were painted just after we moved in and I need a change. I've been feeling very inspired by this blog, The Stories of A to Z. She posted a few Winter Mantel Ideas on her blog and I'm loving it! There are so many great blogs out there!

I hope you're all staying cozy and enjoying the day.