Sunday, May 30, 2010

Another Milestone Reached

Our Granddaughter, Alex, will be graduating from high school very soon.  Her other grandparents, Grampy & Grammy will be hosting the after grad party at their home in the Sierra Mountains.  I am helping Grammy with the Candy Bar.  For those of you not familiar with what that is...come on back for a visit in a week for the photos.  Believe me, it will be worth the trip!  Her colors are HoT PiNK & LiMe GReeN, and what fun we are going to have shopping for those colors....!  

The invitation arrived in the mail and I wanted to share it with you.  My daughter, Susan, (MOG - Mother Of the Graduate) designed and printed them.  Yes, Alex's eyes are THAT blue!  They have not been touched up. Everything but her eyes was taken to black & white (well sort of!).  Alex will be heading to culinary school later this summer.  She is the resident chef in our family and her latest creation was the beautiful 3 tier wedding cake for the marriage of her sister, Krystiana.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Book Markers for the M.O.B. Squad

I made these Book Markers for the M.O.B. Squad to use in their favorite Cook Book..."An apron is like a woman.  The bib is the bosom, the skirt is the lap, the pocket is the purse.  And like an apron's human counterpart, it is the variations on these parts that make each one unique." 

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


My seedlings are up!

M.O.B. Squad Badge of Honor

I wanted to honor my daughter Susan's  M.O.B. I put together these badges, using 2 layers of white utility cloth, 2 layers of stiff interfacing and a layer of poly quilt batting in the center.  I machined embroidered the lettering.  The heart is attached using a free form stitch on my machine, as are the 3 outlines on the outer edge of the badge.  Sew a pin back to the backside and it's all done!  Quick, artsy and very easy.  

M.O.B. Squad Aprons

I completed the M.O.B. (Mother Of the Bride) Squad Aprons for the Kitchen Helpers at Krysti's Wedding Reception.  They were a hit with everyone.  The one thing that I did not get a chance to do was take a photo of all of them hanging from a clothes line....bummer.  But, I will try to get photos of the completed aprons for all of you to see.  I have to say, they were amazing. 

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Spring Has Sprung!

Today is simply gorgeous and I wanted to share some photos from my garden with you...
My Mr. Lincoln Roses are especially intoxicating. 

Aprons for the Wedding

Granddaughter Krysti is getting married on May 14th and I have taken on the duties of making "retro" aprons for the kitchen helpers.  I chose cherries, polka dots and checked fabrics in red, pink and black & white.  My thought is that the helpers will really stand out from the guests and that they will have fun with the aprons long after the wedding.