Wednesday, September 12, 2007


I'm heading up to my parent's tonight after I get out of work. I have a dentist appointment up that way in the morning so I figured I'd take the two days I've got off and spend them up there. After that it'll be at least 2 weeks before I can go up again because of my work schedule.
It's a beautiful day today! Clear and sunny but with that almost-fall bite in the air. I love this time of year when I get to pull out my sweaters and sweatshirts, I like to feel all snuggly.

Here are three aprons that I finished over this past weekend. I've got about 5 more cut out just waiting to be put together but that probably won't be done for awhile because I'll be working alot the next two weeks.

Monday, September 10, 2007

My Darling Niece

Her name is Arlexis and I often call her "A Piece of Work". She is funny and amusing, annoying and sarcastic, loving and imaginative. Arlexis is an 11 year old farmgirl living in the city. She has always lived in the city but has spent the majority of her summers, and many weekends during the school year, in the country on a farm with her grandparents and that's shaping much of who she is. I read over her first assignments in Language Arts the other day, telling about herself, and it was neat to see how she made sure to add her experience showing cows in 4-H and how cows are her favorite animal.

Those are some photos with her cow from this years 4-H Fair. His name was Prancer Pants and she loved him so much! She'd taken a cow to the fair the summer before and didn't have much of a problem when it came time to sell him, partly because some family friends bought him but even when she knew he was going to be butchered she was okay with it and even wanted some of the meat from him. When it came to time clean up her stall area and to see Prancer Pants for the last time she became very upset. She cried while she finished cleaning up her things and gave him several big hugs.

Here she is working hard on the farm...

And all clean and pretty...

Above all, she's my darling!