Sunday, May 29, 2016

My week in pictures - May 22 to 28

So excited to find a desk this past week on CL that will work for both my sewing and scrapbooking.

Austin attached an LED light under the top shelf which will be perfect and for sewing in the evenings or overcast days when the lighting isn't as good.

 
Austin's helmet didn't fit quite right so after some online research and a trip to Lowes, I was ready to start. I used a foam work mat about 1/4" thick for around the inside base. 

For the gap in front of the chin I used spandex fabric and warm and natural batting rolled up for the filler.

I attached it with velcro on both edges so he can still access the tab when he is wearing the helmet. 

I decided this year it'd be fun to try at least one new recipe a month. 
 Chicken Pot Pie in the crockpot.

I was going to use mom's recipe for biscuits but I needed a recipe that used lard so Pinterest was my friend once again.

Working on a log cabin lap quilt. It is a super easy and fun pattern. I only had to cut out the first square of each block and then sew one side to the strip. When you get to the end, you just have to cut the strip between the blocks and another part of your block is finished. It saves so much time compared to cutting each piece separately before sewing.


One finished block. I'm making 25 and then will add a border around the edge.

 Austin had an old motorcycle tire to drop off so I was able to see where he use to work and meet several of his coworkers.


 After we heading out to the farm where Austin's sister works and we picked up a flat of fresh strawberries. They were so juicy and packed with flavour! One of the many awesome things about OR is the abundance of fresh fruit.

Date night. Snack foods and a movie. :) 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

My week in pictures - May 15 to 21

Pressure washed the motorcycle trailer. The moss grows like crazy on stuff here but it came off fairly easy with the pressure washer and looks so much better. 




Made several blankets and a few burp cloths for a friend from church who just had a baby. 



Watched my neighbour's horses while they were away. Fed them in the mornings and put them out to pasture in the afternoon. Brought back so many memories of when I had horses - the smell of hay, worn halters with a strong horse scent, gentle nickers...
 


Austin needed to replace the back tire on his motorcycle so he did that one evening. I mostly kept him company and watched as he swiftly moved through each step of the process. :) 
 


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

1st Anniversary Photos

I love covered bridges. Our engagement photo was taken at the Hannah bridge. We decided to go back there for 1st Anniversary photos. This might just turn into a tradition. :) 
Thanks for taking these, Echo!











Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Honeymoon Trip - Part 9

 OR

 Back to snowy roads...

and some more scenery again.

 
First time to eat at Mongolian Grill, it was very tasty. 
Bend, OR



 We took a scenic route way home from Bend.



Home, Sweet Home. :D

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Honeymoon Trip - Part 8

 Leaving Salt Lake City


 
 Thankfully the speed limit was 80 because there was no scenery to enjoy most of the way. lol.







 Austin had heard about this place so we ended up stopping to see the area since it was right off the interstate.



 Mint oreos from the package Mark and Ruth put together for us. :D

 Nevada



 A farmstead in the middle of nowhere.



 Elko, NV... also in the middle of nowhere. Bleak would be the best way to describe it.





 And, finally heading north towards OR