Friday, July 31, 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Up North Friends

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009


My mom's bird bath

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Another "obsession"

I have been looking at needle point samplers lately. The old one's were done as schooling for young women. Claire has been stitching for a few months. She is getting better, so I thought I'd stitch along side of her.
I was inspired by this sampler that I found online. It is so beautiful! I decided to use the grid system and incorporate things that I like and find inspiring or icons from my past. It isn't done, but here is what I have so far.I will show a picture of Claire's when she is finished. Now to decide what they will become. Maybe a pillow? Framed art?


Saturday, July 25, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009


Stitching at Papa and Mimi's

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


baby grape tomatoes

Monday, July 20, 2009


Wind chime Claire's class made for the school auction. It now hangs on the play house.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Jack ready for his first boat ride.

Friday, July 17, 2009


Dad Settergren with some of his grandkids.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Birdhouse Claire made at Vacation Bible School.

Claire's New Pants

I have been in love with the children's clothing line from Matilda Jane for awhile now. It is beautiful stuff, but kinda pricey for my taste.
So, you know me, I decided to make some pants inspired by their ruffle pants.
I found a pattern and made the shape based off of that pattern. I then measured where I would like the ruffle to start and added it. The waist band is a little off and has a gaping issue, but not bad for a first shot at it.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

In Any Event Wedding Bags

I finished all of the bags for this weekend's wedding. It is going to be a blast! It is always a ton of work, but I love working with these ladies.
These bags are beautiful. I love the fabric and the bags for the flower girls turned out adorable.

I hope that Jen Kroll can get some good pictures of the bridal party with their bags. Last time they ended up in The Knot!


Have you seen the size of the Route 44 drink at Sonic? Incredible!

Monday, July 13, 2009


I bought this statue at an art fair a few years ago. She has moved with us and I still love her.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009


Claire holding Jack

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Monday, July 6, 2009

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Saturday, July 4, 2009

The Greatest Fourth in the North

That is what they call the 4th of July celebration in Lake City. Each year we come up and go to the Grand Parade on the morning of the 4th and enjoy fireworks in the evening. This year we had great weather and the girls had a great time.I used a new action on this one. I think I like it.


Friday, July 3, 2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009