Well, I'm trying to get back into the habit of blogging again.
I was so busy this summer with the boys and trying new things on the farm . . . a garden, cows, chickens, etc., that I wasn't able to blog every week.
Now that school is back in session and I'm back in my office, I'm hoping to get back into the blogging routine.
Even though I wasn't actually blogging . . . I did take lots of pictures of the many projects I started (and haven't finished) with blogging about it in mind, so I will probably write about some of those.
This summer I stayed home with all 3 boys and didn't work in my office at all. It was a rough summer! :D
I couldn't be a stay at home mother. The boys drove me crazy! Ha!
My birthday was in July, and Dave gave me a wonderful present. Here we are posing with it right after it was delivered by UPS:
As you can see by the mess, I love to sew. I was busy making some nap rolls for Michelle's grandsons when the special present arrived.
Dave got me an embroidery/monogramming machine! I was so excited! But the person who was the most excited was . . . Dave! He couldn't wait for me to use it so I watched the c.d. that came with the machine and got busy.
Somebody was hovering around with the camera and it wasn't me this time!
I love it! And sweet Dave helped me rearrange our bedroom so that I could set up both my machines on a long table in there and get the mess out of our dining room.
I've been sewing and embroidering up a storm!
Here are some pictures of Michelle's grandsons' nap rolls that I made them for their birthday. . . .
They are big hunters so I made them using a hunting theme.
That huge deer head was my first applique . . . The boys loved the nap rolls, and I loved making them something they could actually use. They started K4 this Fall and needed nap rolls.
Of course, I couldn't make the boys something and not make Taylor Grace something as well.
So I made her a purse . . . out of a pair of Dave's old jeans . . .
She loved it! The owl was my second applique! I like doing appliques now. :)
Here's the reverse side of the purse . . .
You can't see it too good, but I put her monograms on the pocket. I love my new machine!
Well, I've got to go. The Ferrell boys are on the floor in my bedroom in their sleeping bags . . . and they won't go to sleep until I put my laptop away . . . so goodnight my friends . . . until next time . . .
from the Ferrell Boys and me!