Saturday, July 31, 2010

Silver Falls

This summer we are doing staycations, instead of doing one big vacation. Last weekend we went to Silver Falls near Silverton, Oregon. It was a hot, but beautiful day. I loved the fields of flowers on the way there. The last time I went to Silver Falls, I was a teenager, this time I was there with my hubby and four boys. Jason's brother Matt and his wife Heidi came with their kids, plus a couple of their nieces. We kept the hike short, just down to the falls and back up. The kids had fun climbing on the rocks under the falls with the little caves. After our climb back up the kids cooled of in the swimming hole. Afterwards, we all went out to pizza together. It was a fun day!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Mini Square Runners

I made two mini square table runners using one charm pack, Mary Engelbreit's Basket of Flowers. I found an inspiration picture then did my own thing. They each measure about 15" square.

You can see the design better on the back. I just zig-zag stitched on the binding to match the other zig-zag stitching.

Four year olds are so cute. Preston does all kinds of funny things like this. Two different shoes on, playing outside in his underwear, a toy he's using as his weapon stuffed in his undies, playing under Grandma and Grandpa's camper. He was wearing that stocking cap earlier too, even though it's 90 degree weather.

Last weekend we went to the Portland Zoo. We had a great time, we started off with a picnic.

Giraffes are always my favorite.