Wednesday, February 17, 2010

More Tucks

Recently I finished these 2 tucks. I cross stitched the tops and coffee stained them and then stuffed and sewed them. I love primitives!

Happy Valentine's Day!

On Thursday, these gorgeous roses arrived at work for me. With 12 pink and 6 red roses, they were the perfect I love you.

On Friday, Andrew brought home these incredibly yummy fudge-dipped strawberries and fudge-drizzled raspberry cups for us to enjoy...and did we ever!

On Saturday, we spent the entire day in Park City. The highlight was going to Color Me Mine, which is something I've been wanting to do for a couple years now.

At Color Me Mine they have probably hundreds of ceramic pieces so you choose what piece(s) you would like to glaze and then your color of glaze. I chose a salt and pepper shaker set and a cute heart plate. Andrew did a coaster for his desk.

The glaze on my salt and pepper shakers looks almost like kitty litter right now,
but when it is fired, the "litter" bursts and creates a great pattern.

The trick is to envision the finished color because the color now is not what the finished piece will look like. Once you're finished glazing, you leave the pieces and the clean-up to them and come back a few days later to pick up your fired pieces. I'll be sure to update this post when I get my pieces back for a look at the finished products.

On Sunday, I made the traditional pink pancakes with pink milk and gave Andrew an iTunes gift card for his present, which is exactly what he wanted!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Super Bowl 2010

We enjoy Super Bowl Sunday for the game and the commercials and the company. Andrew's favorite NFL team is the San Francisco 49ers, but since they haven't been so great in recent years, he has been rooting for the Colt's this season as the Colt's have rookie wide receiver Austin Collie that has been doing really well for them and used to play for BYU just 1 year ago!

I also made my now traditional Hot Artichoke Dip (see original post here).

Even though the Colt's didn't win, we still had a great time!

State and US Territory Quarters

Since 1999 (the year Andrew and I got married), Andrew and I have been diligently collecting the 50 state quarters. In 2009, six more quarters were added including The District of Columbia and 5 U.S. Territories. We finally completed the entire set just this weekend in fact. This has been something that we've really enjoyed doing together and something that we enjoy looking at.

Valentine Kits

I recently got some Valentine kits from The Idea Closet and put them together. They are so cute!

Penny Rug

At our last ornie swap, my SIL's mom Lewaina got us started on another fun project...a penny rug!

Each circle is called a penny because in days gone by, people would use coins as a template to cut the different size circles out of wool. Our project was to cut these pennies out of felted wool and then make a candle mat. I LOVE how mine turned out!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Shooting Range

Andrew recently had the opportunity to go to SLC and go to a shooting range with a good friend of his and shoot hand guns. This was the first time Andrew had ever shot a hand gun (though Andrew is a very good shot with rifles and shotguns. A few years ago when he was Scout Master he attended a week long summer camp and won the clay pigeon shoot. Everyone was very impressed that a supposed "city" boy was such a good shot! Afterward he told everyone that he had actually grown up in a small town. ;) ), but he had a great time...though I don't know if this is good for me because now he'll probably want to buy a hand gun!

February Ornies

Last Thursday night was once again ornie swap night! Our theme for February was Valentine's Day.

Several years ago my SIL's mom, Lewaina, found an old quilt from years gone by at her house (see her post here) and recently used some of it to make these darling heart ornies. She gave us each a set of three at swap night and I used an old piece of tea-stained fabric to tie them together. They are so cute! Thanks again, Lewaina!

I also recently made these Valentine's magnets along with some others so I thought I would show them off! :)