The bidding will all take place on my sister Whitney's blog. My sisters have made some really cool stuff to donate as well, so if you don't want to bid on the bunting, bid on one of their items!
All proceeds go to the Nielson's and we continue to hold them in our prayers and thoughts.
Long live Christian and the Nie!
For other auctions to benefit the Nielson's go here.
I'm enjoying my pregnancy so far. Aside from the night leg cramps and bloody noses and general moodiness, I would say I'm hanging in there. I have this nesting instinct that is out of control. That means today I will clean, make something (hopefully--if I can decide what to make--throw pillows?) and do my best to "feed" the other birdies in my nest.
Little changes make me happy.
My ever-evolving mantle. The runner across the top will be on the table at our Enrichment service auction next week.
And I'm in the process of making these beads and baubles into a garland for the mantle. I had an image in my head of what beads I wanted and I found the exact ones at a yard sale this morning for a quarter. Little finds are so great.
So, this morning, after a hearty breakfast of leftover chocolate cake (from last night's barbecue with the neighbors), Finn, Lucy and I went out to the back porch to make some birds.It started with the whole group participating, Finn making balls of aluminum foil and Lucy wadding up big sheets of butcher paper.
Then, our neighbor, upon returning home from the gym, offered them some ice cream bars and it started going downhill. I basically scrapped the idea of 18-month and 3-year-olds helping on any sort of messy project and threw them in the bathtub.
- Vintage fabric
- Sprinkles cupcakes
- Cooking magazine
- Tags for everything
- Seam binding
- Corner rounder
I love the blue pom-pom-like design on top (what is this called?).
I made little clues by drawing pictures of places around the house. The jackpot: the stash of coins hidden in the laundry basket!
And, in case you were wondering what this body of two is morphing into, get a lookie here. I'm due October 21st, so I guess that makes it two and half more months left. But who's counting?
I got this unfinished quilt topper at a church rummage sale several years ago.Now I'm making it into a quilt, probably finishing what a lady who's passed on started fifty or more years ago. I hope she's proud right now. I will be when I get it done.
Speaking of little ladies, here's one here with her new sparkly shoes and purse. It's fun to have a little girl interested in wearing shoes and walking around strutting her little stuff. $1.25 couldn't have been spent better.
She is funny and loves the outdoors. She goes hiking, camping, biking, running and exploring in the wilderness and I love reading about her adventures on her blog. She recently ran the Moab Half Marathon and once played on a co-ed collegiate water polo team. I am always impressed by her tenacity and involvement in so many different activities.
She is a great aunt. Whenever I am out of things to do with my kids, I think, "What would Emily do right now with them?" She's that good. She does all the fun things the "favorite aunts" do with kids: plays games, paints, draws, goes on exploring adventures, and shows great interest in her nieces and nephews.
Happy Birthday, Emily!