Favorite Photo Friday

Friday, November 20, 2009
I love this picture of Jeremy and Odessa so much. Although raising little ones is downright hard work - these little moments make it oh so worth it.

Alpaca Farm

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

We headed out to the Alberta Rose Alpaca Farm early Sunday morning to visit with the animals and check out the yarn and knitted items they had for sale. It was such a great morning! Odessa and Stella enjoyed watching the animals...at a safe distance, of course (apparently, they spit!). The alpacas are very, very cute, and they all had names - all fifty of them!

I thoroughly enjoyed looking at the yarn they had for sale. I came away with a 100g hank of 100%, undyed alpaca yarn.

My mom also bought me this beautiful scarf which is so soft and very warm.

This kinda makes me wish I could keep some alpacas in our backyard. They would like that, right?

Birthday Quilt

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Our family decided to give only handmade gifts to each other on our birthdays, so this will be my gift for Odessa. I wanted to give myself lots of time since Christmas falls right in between then and now, so I got started on it this weekend. I had purchased this fabric a while ago and was saving it to make something extra special, and I found the perfect pattern in a quilt book my grandmother gave me from the '70s. The color combination and prints remind me so much of Odessa; very fun and cheerful, yet delicate. I've decided I'm going to have to get it professionally quilted though, since I don't think my sewing machine can handle one this size.

Odessa always gets excited when she sees a quilt now. She likes to sit on my lap while I'm using the sewing machine and "help". This "helping" usually lasts for about four minutes and then she gets all squirmy and wants to get down, but it is really sweet. 

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Hope you all had a happy Halloween!

We sure did!

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