Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Simple Things Challenge

The Simple Things is Rebecca Cooper's blog. There is a challenge every Sunday by Rebecca Cooper to share a photo of what you consider a simple thing that has brought you joy in the past week. She is a talented photographer, writer, etc. You name it she is creating and loving it.

There is nothing as simple as creating with rocks.

We went to Waterton National Park and all the toys in the world are not equal to the joy of discovering rocks and what you can do with them. You can admire the wet rocks, build with the flat ones and stand on the big ones. All are simple and more fun than toys.

Check out more beautiful simple things photos on Rebecca's website called The Simple Things She encourages us to capture memories and moments that make us happy.

One of my favorite quotes is:

"The best things in life
are not things at all"

~author unknown

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Victoria's pieces another quilt top

At the first of May or June 2011 Victoria and I went to a quilt show at the Lethbridge Community College. While there we bought some patterns and and kits. She bought this kit and put it together. This is just the top and we still have to quilt it but it is pretty. She had this put together by July 30th. When Natalie came to visit she loved it so home it went with Natalie.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Photographic Challenge #39 - Bloom

Kristi and Melissa challenged us to do a "Bloom" picture. I have been amazed by the crops around our area. There are lots of yellow canola fields so I have been looking for the blue flax fields. Their blooms are really short so when you see one you had better have a camera with you. I only had my little one on me when I came across this field. I think you deserve to see the individual bloom but it was a windy day so ingnore the front two blooms. Have a happy day!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Apron for Akina

I finally finished this apron for Akina's birthday. Sorry, Akina, that it took me so long to design and make. Hope you enjoy it.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Photographic Challenge #38 - Water

This is a fun challenge!!! Kristi and Melissa are offering us a water challenge this week! There are lots of things that can be done with this challenge. I had hoped to be able to do some fun things but it didn't rain unless it was night time and thundering and lightning, there are no kids here and I haven't had a car. So my favorite water picture comes from a trip where I could see the rain making ripples on the water. It makes such a fun pattern. It is just a dark, cloudy, rainy day in the forest.

We just got a new car so we went for a drive and I finally got my water picture for the week. It is the slew where my husband grew up on the farm.

There is a funny story that goes with this slew. Mike's two older brothers built a raft then they place him and his older sister on the raft, they were both wearing gumboots. They then pushed them out into the slew. The raft wasn't very good and started to sink when they were in the middle of the slew. The two little kid's gumboots filled up so they sank with the raft. They had to be fished out of the slew by the laughing older brothers, mischevious soles that they were. My husband must have been 5 or 6 at the time. Memories!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Printable Coloring pages

I just found this blog called Love and Lollipops that had a post about making coloring books for our kids. Georgia has some links to free printable coloring pages. Check out her post here.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Photographic challenge #37 - Imagine

This week's whole prompt, from Kristi and Melissa, is "We are what we Imagine ourselves to be". I sometimes over think things but this is certainly a challenge. There are so many ways to imagine. Kids are the best at it. We seem to loose that as we grow up, its a shame.
My entry represents a little girls imagination. She has tea parties with her grandparents over skype. I tried to get her to call me so I could show you how it is done but they were getting ready for a "stay-cation". (A "stay-cation" is were you have a vacation by staying at home. Her dad's family does this quite often. All of his brothers and sisters and their families get together at their parents house, which for two of them is just across the road. They plan activities for the kids and adults and do fun things over a long weekend. It's fun!) Imagination or what? That's even more about imagination than my photo. Enjoy!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Summer Colors Week - Red

The last day of Summer Colors Week is Red. This was the red I could find today.This looks a little more pink than red but it really is red. I can't correct the color, no photoshop :( Or we could go with the picture below . . . preparing for July 4th.