Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Pray for Your Schools....

Yesterday we had a scare in our school when several kids were arrested with handguns. It really can happen anywhere folks. I know none of us are perfect parents, but please take time to stay in touch with your kids. Get the computers out of their rooms and into a family room where at least the kids are with other folks. They may think you're lame, but they'll know you care. Sometimes if things aren't going well at school, their connection to family will be what gets them through a tough time. I'm just rambling here...they don't know what happened in this case, but there has to be some hurting kids on all sides of this issue.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Here's one side:

When I saw Magda's key rings on her blog I knew I had to try making some. I don't have a supplier for wool felt around here, so I used some that I had made by washing and drying thrifted suits and sweaters. I like how this worked out because the extra thick felt really makes the little embroidered piece feel substantial. I also used all six strands of the floss--gives it a really bold look I like. I think these would make nice little secret pal gifts.

Here's the other side:I like them all except the little house. I want to do a house, but I'm just not crazy about how that one turned out.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

"New" Car Excitement

It's been an exciting week around here for the kids. Both of them got new used cars. Colleen's is her first...and she looks so happy because she's been sharing a car with me for the past year. I promise you I look that happy too! It's older and has a lot of miles, but I think it's going to be just right for a high school student. She put a little sticker in the window that reads "It's a blond thing."
And Mike bought a truck that pretty much looks brand new. If he keeps up this polishing the dirt and dust won't stand a chance!

Friday, August 17, 2007

New Mural in Town

Pontiac is getting a new mural painted by Diaz Sign Art. This mural celebrates Route 66 in Illinois and is being painted on the building that houses the Route 66 Hall of Fame, Livingston County War Museum and Old City Hall Shoppes. Fun for me because I get to watch the progress every day when I get to work! It's sure to be a wonderful addition to our town.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Meet Me at the Fair

After Harvest Days we visited Grandpa and went to the Lake County Fair in Indiana. It's such a nice county fair...lots bigger than ours.
We all had to play the mouse game...which was grandma's favorite.

We admired the horses and watched the mail races and flag competitions. We admired the livestock. This is my neice the budding photographer.
And my nephew who likes my favoite fair food almost as much as I do.

As we were walking, I spotted a standard poodle and talked to the owner. Later Joe spotted him and this is Joe (in the yellow shirt) moving in to get a poodle fix. We miss Louie. Maybe we'll have another before too long.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Superman, Band Camp and Dinnerware

Yup, those are the subjects of this post. Colleen has been trooping off to band camp every day in this heat. Monday was superhero day....
Apparently the flute section has been kicking butt at camp. Go flutes!
And this is the dinnerware...we are carrying Feed on the Word dinnerware at the shop now. Each piece has a different scripture. I love the idea of having the word before you at each meal.

PS. Our hearts go out to all in Minneapolis...such a tragedy happening there.