Friday, April 29, 2011

French Fantasies

My dear friend Mary just returned from a fabulous trip with her two high school friends, Anne and Connie. They visited London, Paris and Amsterdam! They had a terrific time. Mary reports that the gals in Paris, even those very casually dressed, all wear wonderful scarves to top off each outfit. I thought to myself, what a great economical way to enhance my wardrobe and stay fashionable with the seasons. Who knows? Maybe I'll be touring the continent soon.

Since Pat and I share this French fantasy, I plucked these perfectly sized pashima's for the two of us. The lime and the purple/blue for you Pat?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Making Peonies-W.I.P

So, I'm taking a week off!

What do I do?

Start a new mural, with the help of my trusty sidekick.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Trying to Get a "Nice" Picture

Pop looks innocent, doesn't he?

But he's the one tickling and nibbling...

...and saying things that will crack Annie up right before the camera snaps.

All I want is one "nice" photo!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Dragon Dress

Annie was given this little Easter dress from her friend Autumn.
It fits perfectly! It's lined, has taffeta, tulle, and a pretty ribbon on it.
Annie said it was too "girly girl" and that she would only wear it if it had a fierce dragon on it.

Annie sketched out the dragon, and I used ribbon, embroidery floss and a small blue bead for the eye. I'll try and take pictures of her in it tomorrow!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Who Loves Easter?

Easter is still a big deal around here! At ten, Annie is as enthusiastic as ever, begging us to dye eggs and bring out the decorations. Her friend Robert (see below) at 12.5... not so enthusiastic. I wonder how long it will last around here? I hope for a long time.

Oh! We learned something new this year about boiling the eggs. Annie Googled it while we were in the kitchen getting ready. Start by putting the eggs into the pot and do not boil them, or they will crack! Slowly cook them on medium, we did it for at least 45 minutes and they turned out perfect. I ate one to check.


My beauties last Sunday in San Juan Batista.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Razzle and Dazzle

I love these pictures of Annie during tonight's performance of the play Aladdin. It's a local children'sproduction and Annie played Razul the guard. She was fantastic! She really hams it up and uses her body, voice and face to express herself. What she really wants is a reaction (laughs) from the audience, and she got some tonight.

(Click on the above to enlarge. Great expressions!)