Monday, July 20, 2009

Christmas in July

Recently I was asked to be part of the Design Team for Rocky Mountain Hobbies. I was very excited and honored to be asked. I have been a member of the community there for 4 years, and have shopped in the store longer than that. Cindy always has current products and great customer service.
RMH is doing some Christmas challenges to get help you get your stuff done early. They asked me to make a banner that could be hung on a mantel. This could also be hung across a window or entertainment center...or anywhere else you might have. I got out some old tole painting books for the paper piecing patterns. I hope youll come over to RMH and join in the challenges!

Since I had a hard time getting a good picture, I scanned the stockings to show them off better.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 6, 2009

My fire pit

I have had several requests to show a picture of our firepit that we put in our backyard. We have been trying to improve our backyard so that it is a place we like to hang out. We built the shed on the cement pad weve had since 2002, put sod in where the swingset used to be and put in a firepit. We had everything to do the firepit, just finally got around to doing it. We got the idea for how we did it from the Rupps. Theres is bigger and has a rock circle before the brick starts. Last night we roasted smores and enjoyed sitting around the fire in the backyard.
I will try to do better to update more often...summer has kept us really busy. Hope you are all having a great summer.