Thursday, May 24, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

Project couch cushions

So, the couch was well loved and still needed to function, at least for a while longer. Excitment ensued and the project launched, recover the couch cushions! (Little do you know, my sewing capability! just ask my daughter!) A trip ensued to F&M Fabrics where lovely paisley cut velvet fabric was purchased and with much anticipation brought home.
First step...enough fabric was purchased...that is a good thing! Laying out the fabric is exciting, but a pattern was needed. Out came the seam ripper, whew, there were a LOT of stitches taking these cushions apart! Down go the previous cushion fabric patterns and a, a, I have to CUT the fabric...that is always a little intimidating to me...

Did I say it has been a while since I've sewn anything? And I don't even own a sewing machine anymore! Have to figure out how to thread this new one, tension test...still haven't lost my patience!

One done and down!

A long break ensues?.. You know, life moves and I have to keep up! And the excitement wanes...

A few weeks go by...back at it again...
Sewing again!

And even bent pins can't stop me now!

Almost done!


Wednesday, April 11, 2012


So, a few weeks before Easter, extended family came to town. When I say extended family comes to town it could mean from 'North Bakersfield', or the LA region, or even say as far away as Selma! But this time the extended family came from France. It was a good occasion to celebrate my step dad's birthday and welcome the France family! As the previous post states, we were meeting Jerome, Meredith's fiancé. A bridal shower was given in her honor! Congratulations!

Table decorations inside

Table decorations outside!

A little styling of the hair

Good eats...and lots of love!

And lamo me... Didn't take pictures of the family... I guess I just left that up to her sister!
Congratulations Meredith and Jerome!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Spring Break Road Trip

A visit to The Savoy Cafe, because we saw it on Diners, Drive Inns, and Dives, and enjoyed yummy food!

A new favorite store on State Street!

And what is a trip to a beach town without a view of the sand and ocean! This one included sailboats!

Annnnnd a few painting ops! For the hubs!



Sunday, March 25, 2012

Celebrating Jerome and Meredith! LOVE!

A Friday night Family celebration, to meet and welcome Jerome, and celebrate the upcoming wedding of Jerome and Meredith! This is only a small part of our mix of Family, and thank you to our folks for making this all happen! (all of this...crazy mixed up family, happen!)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Welcome Spring!

Great way to celebrate spring! Don't mind my finger in the picture, I was trying not to fall down! Cause that would not be a way to welcome spring!