Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Sailor's Dream

Last summer I did a bit of embroidery, and I had forgotten how much I enjoyed it. Here's one I finished up last night. It's based on a Sailor Jerry tattoo that I saw online.

Any tips for photographing embroidery??

Saturday, June 7, 2008

The Game

The Game
Originally uploaded by WaldeckDryGoods
The name of the game:

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd's mosaic maker).

The Questions:

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One Word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Having a 9-Month-Old is Hard Work! (And we also had a snapping turtle in our yard)

Ava and I have been home alone together a lot lately, as Mr. Bird's second summer job is in full swing. This kiddo is so, so busy. All. The. Time. She is still only when she's sleeping. If something is within her reach, she explores it. Every day she finds something new that I have to put up, secure, hide, etc. We're having a lot of fun, though. She is learning some signs (her favorite and most frequently used is the sign for "milk") and even says a few words: buh (bye), mama, and muh (more). And on a completely unrelated note, look at the big, ugly creature that Hank found in our yard the other morning:

This huge snapping turtle was laying eggs in a muddy spot by our creek. I assume that's what she was doing, anyway.

Summer Apron Swap:: Sent

Also titled "I Can't Believe I'm Posting This Photo on the Internet" This photo was taken in a hurry before Mr. Bird left for work the other morning. I'm in my jammies and my hair is unbrushed. And the baby is trying to eat the flowers.

Here is my Sassy Apron Swap- Summer apron for my partner. I haven't heard whether she's received it or not, so I won't tell who it is yet. I made this using the pattern recommended to me by my swap partner, Amy. It was so much fun to make-- I think this is my new favorite apron pattern.