I actually had time in the last few days to get caught up on reading my favorite blogs (list off to the right). I enjoyed reading about what everyone has been up to this summer but didn't comment much. Guess I'm just not chatty.
I want to share some new-to-me-blogs with you before I add them to my blogroll.
First, you have to meet the newest addition to our family, Jem. My cousin Steve and his bride are currently in Kazakhstan waiting to bring her home. Much cuter import than Borat, don't you think? (You must start at the beginning to get the whole story of what they've been through in the last few months.)
Oh, while you are at it, go see who just happened to be in my niece's neighborhood -- in Tanzania, Africa. Pretty cool!
Under "Other Mom Bloggers" which I'm changing to "Other Family Bloggers" you'll soon find:
Life at the Craigs
Ninny & Co.
Jayleigh's Grand Adventures
Soon to join "Creative Links" are:
The Graphics Fairy
Confessions of an Apron Queen
The Sewing Geek
At Home on the Prairie
Knitting This and That
Easily amused, hard to offend
this mama makes stuff
Have fun traveling around the global village that is Blogland. After all the travels we did this summer, I'm sure enjoying it.
The garage sale down the street was for me. Other crafty kindred spirits lived there. I bought a stash of belt buckles, random jewelry, bits of ribbon and two small painted trays.
at different times of the day. They look different each time.
And I learned a new trick on Flickr. Here is a sunflower show.
If you would like to the images in the slideshow larger, click here. And be sure to check back as I'll add more as I take them.
"but what's wrong with it?" aren't you?
Is this what I get for finding free patterns online?
I still can't follow the directions I have exactly but I have figured
out how to make some semblance of round.
I need to get some pinbacks and I think I want to make them funkier with some laces and trims.
pins, earrings and buttons I sent down there.
We even had to save some of the small, downy ones. I didn't realize their body feathers would also be brown or patterned (the fuzzy white ones are from the geese, I believe.)
Remember the thistles I collected? I bought flower drying crystals and they puffed right up. Now to think of something to do with them too...