Friday, April 22, 2011

Recent projects

I've been in the sewing mood lately and it's been wonderful to get some projects accomplished.
Here is a picture of an owl purse that I actually finished at Christmas, but I thought I'd show it with the kitty purse that I just finished this week. I think I got better with practice, or maybe I just like the kitty fabric better..... or something. The owl was for Heidi who is not into pink anymore (sniff...sniff) and the kitty was for a sweet 5 yr.old friend of mine.
I sewed 2 pillows for Hailey and Heidi's room- the other 2 are from TJ Maxx. We've been working on their room lately, trying to make it more to a 13 year old's liking.
I started the flower pillow quite a while ago, but wasn't sure how I wanted to finish the edge. I wasn't happy with the zigzag applique look. I ended up doing a blanket stitch for the edge. I didn't get any photos of the Shakespeare costumes I've been sewing-- I will have to take some pictures tonight at the play. Torsten and Hailey are in "A Midsummer's Nights' Dream" production and it's playing at the Oakley Opera House today and tomorrow. I used to DETEST sewing costumes and grumble and moan the whole time, but now I find them kind of fun. Kind of. At least I find satisfaction in them when I am done instead of looking at the finished costume with resentment!

Currently I'm working on a baby quilt, bibs made from my scrap bin, and trying out scrappy paper piecing blocks . These are my favorite types of projects to do!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Lower Malad

Taylor and Joel went over to look at the big flume at the Lower Malad power plant. The flume, which is a deep concrete ditch-like structure that normally transports water to the intake of the dam, was empty because the water was being diverted. So, of course, Joel and Taylor wanted to see how it looked without water in it. At the intake the water is usually about 30 feet deep.The water is sent down the hill to the power plant in this big pipe. Actually, Joel informs me the more accurate word is penstock. :-)The view north from the flume. The next dam down the line is the Bliss dam.
Joel strikes a pose.Grandpa Pearson, I was thinking of you when I posted today. I thought you'd enjoy seeing a bit of Joel's workplace.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Leif loves to put on his little yellow galoshes so he can go outside and pet the dog or splash in the big mud puddle in our backyard.

Other times, he puts on Reagan's snow boots and stomps around the house, just for fun.
But his most favorite thing of all is daily rides with Dad on the motorcycle.