I live in the beautiful state of Wisconsin. I'm a wife and stay at home mom of 3 sons. I love to paint, sew, knit, stitch and create. I enjoy selling my creations at local fairs, ebay and here on my blog. When I not crafting I love to decorate my home. I'm always moving furniture, painting or switching things around. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day~*~Leanne~*~
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Okay 6 things about me:
1. I love my family, I have a great husband and 3 really good sons. I feel blessed to be able to call them my family.
2. I love fabric...I can't go into a fabric store without touching half of the fabrics and yes, I almost always buy!
3. Cheesecake is my downfall. I have yet to find a cheesecake I don't like!
4. I like to snow blow and shovel. This is a good thing since I live in Wisconsin.
5. I turned 50 this year...I've been told 50 is the new 30 so I'm sticking to that.
6. I got Rock Band for my birthday. I have had a blast with this present. I can't play the drums or guitar but I love singing with the microphone. I can't sing but the game doesn't know that! As long as I keep the game on easy I can almost finish a song without getting booed.
The new year is almost here and I'm looking forward to 2009.
I can't wait to start crafting again. I really miss my sewing machine and I know there are tons of fabric out there calling my name.
Yes, I'm a fabric freak! You can never have too much fabric!
I wanted to let you know about a new blog and a give away contest.
I belong to a wonderful group of crafty artists who sell their creations on ebay and etsy. We go by the initials CPLG...country and primitive ladies group. We have so much to say that we started a group blog.
We hope to introduce you to our variety of craft interests by way of these drawings.
The air is chilly, we have snow on the ground and Christmas is just around the corner....yippee! I just love the holidays! I love to decorate my home! I love making Christmas cookies! I love buying gifts for family and friends! I love to wrap presents too!
I started decorating on Thanksgiving weekend and finely finished on Saturday. This year I tried something different...I put tinsel on our tree. Last week my son Jack and I were shopping and he picked up a package of tinsel. Jack asked me what it was and what do you do with it. Well I had to buy it and put it on the tree. I forgot how tedious it can be putting on one piece at a time. Jack told me it was the prettiest tree we ever had! I will take some pictures and share them with you.
I found some new patriotic fabrics and when I added them to the fabrics I had well, I just had to make some Annies. These Annies are just on time for the summer. This first one is made with a pattern from Patties Ratties. This Annie is just a cutie with her round head and wild hair! I made her with a pattern from Sweet Meadows Farm...with my own touches. This Annie is my favorite! I designed her myself! I just love the fabrics I used to make her dress! And her wild hair! Can you tell I'm into hair...I used to be a hairdresser. The weather is so nice I'm starting to think about summer!
Boy, does time fly! I can't believe how long it's been since I posted.
I have been working on my crafts and opened up an ebay store. I am the "paper" manager for Jack's soccer and baseball team. I do the paper work for the team...send out schedules, email reminders and anything else the coach needs me to do. I'm a control freak so by volunteering to be the manager I know what's going on. This weekend has been on and off rain. That has made the playing fields very muddy. Jack did get to play soccer but our first baseball was canceled.
I have also volunteered to help with the Cub Scout picnic. Planing the meal and making the meal. I love planning parties so I thought this would be fun. I just found out that last year we had 250 people. EEEEK That's alot of hot dogs and potato salad. LOL We have a good group of parents so I think this should not be too bad. I will keep you posted.
Today we went to Jack's piano recital. This was his 4th recital and he did a really nice job...no mistakes that I could hear. I am so proud of him. He did a duet with his teacher...Theme from Symphony #40 by Mozart. My niece played piano at the recital too. I think this is her 8th year. I was just in awe of her piece...it was beautiful. I think she must have two sets of hands to play all those notes. I am very proud of her too. There were 2 high school boys who played for us today. They were awesome. One of the boys took state in the WMCA music competition. I like seeing the boys because I think it encourages Jack to keep playing. I have told him that he could quit piano when he's 18...this way when he asks if he can quit I say sure in 9 years. We'll see if it works. I am so happy he's playing piano because I never played an instrument but I have a love for music.
Next week is Mother's Day...it's one of the most fun days of the year if you're a mom.
Seattle home of Starbucks. I had to go the the original one across the street from the Public Market. I bought a coffee thermos and had them fill it full of coffee....yum. Now I feel like I belong in Seattle...everyone walks around with a cup of coffee.
Looking to buy a water home in Seattle. Lake front property is expensive but you can get this brown gem for a mere $300 thousand. It's one of the oldest water homes on the lake.
Beautiful lake front. I wonder whose house is next...can you tell I like looking at homes.
Oh, look it's Bill Gates home. Yes that's right. I don't think we can see all of it because of the hill it's built on. What wonderful lake frontage. I wonder who the neighbors are?
This is the aquarium. Our family loves looking at fish, eating fish, fishing...just about anything that has to do with fish.
These are just a few of the pictures we took in Seattle. We had a great time...Thank You Seattle!
Did you ever have one of those days when, at night you look back and think, that was a good day? Well today was one of those days for me. The sun was out the temp was about 65 degrees...this time of year in Wisconsin 65 feels like summer.
We started out the day going to the Brewers game. When I say we I mean my husband, son Jack and I. When we got to Miller Park the parking lot was full of tailgaters and the smell of brats on the grill. We met up with our older sons who were tailgating with some of their friends. They invited us to join them ...the beer was cold and brats were delicious! Thanks boys!
The Brewers were winners. The game was exciting...our pitcher had a no hitter going until the 5th inning, 2 home runs for the Brewers and the Italian won the sausage race.
The rest of the day was spent at Jack's baseball practice followed by the last indoor soccer game of the season and a pizza party after. They had my favorite pizza...baked potato pizza....thin crust pizza with potato, bacon, cheese and chives with sour cream on the side...yum.
The day is over and I thought I would write a little in my blog while everyone else is getting ready for bed. So as I think about the day, it was a good day, a fun day, a sunny day and a warm day spent with family and friends...what else could you ask for?
I never thought I would do something like this....but I am.
I think I will start off by telling a little about myself. I'm married and a stay at home mom of three boys. My oldest are twins that are 21 and my youngest is 9. Yes, I know this is a large gap...12 years to be exact. Jack was born after we bought a new house so when you hear the saying "new house new baby" it's true. LOL