Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Header and Background for my blog.

I created a new Header and Background for Christmas. The hard part was getting it set up on my blog. No matter what I did the one I had previous used off a different blog that had them free to use wouldn't go away. I finally found the html for that one hidden under a different widget, once I found it and deleted it then my new one could show through.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

New Christmas desktop background

A couple of Christmas desktop backgrounds I made for our computers featuring our precious Grandchildren.

Time sketch for Bird is the Word

December 4, 2011 Sketch for The Bird is the Word Challenge blog

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

New desktop Wallpaper

I made a new desktop wallpaper for Thanksgiving featuring my two sweet Grandchildren.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sewing Machine Pin Cushion

I made this pin cushion after viewing one on I love that site! I find so many good ideas there and I wanted to share one just to show myself that I don't just "look" at all the great ideas but that I do actually put them to use.

I cut the fabric scrap that I had to 6 X 5 1/2 inches, 5 1/2 is the length of the cushion, 6 inches folded in half is the width. The elastic is 1/4 inch by 13 inches. For the stuffing I just used a scrap of quilt batting, cut 3 pieces 4 1/2 X 2 inches.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Adore sketch for Bird is the Word challenge blog

November 6, 2011 - Adore

I made this sketch for the ADORE challenge blog at

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

WISH sketch for the Bird is the Word challenge blog.

Wish sketch for the Bird is the Word challenge blog at

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Together sketch for the Bird is the Word challenge blog.

I made this sketch for the challenge word Together at Bird is the Word. Head on over to to see all the beautiful pages the talented design team has posted for this challenge.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

ribbon organizer

I made a ribbon organizer thanks to the inspiration I found on (I love that site)

When I was putting my ribbon on the organizer I came across some old ric-rac that my Mother-in-law gave me. The packaging was so cute I almost couldn't open them. One of them has a date on it, 1969. I scanned the vintage tags in so I can use them on scrapbook pages at a later date. Look at the prices and the color names, cute!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Football fan, not really.

Funny story. I want the Vikings to win because they are our team and Tim enjoys it. That said, I am not a football fan I just don’t get into it. Well Tim talked me into playing ESPN pigskin picks with some of the guys. You pick the teams you think are going to win each week and your scores are based on that. I have the high score for the second week in a row! Lol! Not that I know what I’m doing, I just pick the favored each week. But it bugs them so I think it’s hilarious, Ha! Next year they might not ask me to play, lol.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

the mouth of babes

I just remembered something hilarious Lexie said to Grampa this weekend. He was going on about something (I don't remember what) and she said, "It don't matter Grampa, it just really don't matter!" So funny!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Time flies when your having FUN

Too much FUN, I don't think so. Tim and I both took last week off, it was the first time we ever did that. I can't beleive it's over already, it went by way too fast. Time flies when your having fun- that's the truth. We went fishing, caught our limit of sunfish. Went to visit Wendy and family, spent lots of time cuddling with Tristan, (I need some more of that). Went to the new Target field and watched the Twins game, yeah they won! Played with Alexis all weekend, she is so adorable. She even got Grampa to join us for a tea party, he wore a silly hat and all.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Bird is the Word sketch

I have joined the design team at Bird is the Word challenge blog. I am trying my hand at making sketches for the challenge words. I have never made sketches before and am a little nervous about it but so far I am having fun making them.

This is my first sketch~

You can find my sketches on the word challenge blog at

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Tea Party

My Granddaughter, Great nephew and I celebrated Friday with a Tea Party.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Together with Family

We spent a great weekend visiting with family.
Tristan laying on the blanket his Great Grandma Marie made him, in the doll crib that Great Grandpa Arnold built Wendy when she was small.

Cousin Alexis holding baby Tristan.

Uncle Andy gave Tristan his first 4-wheeler ride.

Baby Tristan with his Mommy and Gramma.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

desktop bkg

I made new wallpaper for my computer desktop.
My very sweet Grandchildren.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Tristan Alexander Otterness
Born Aug 11, 2011 at 7:24 pm
7 lbs 15 ozs 22 inches long

He is adorable! He was sucking his fingers, he thinks he should be eating all the time.
He shares his birthday with Austin P.!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Another busy weekend

Friday night we went fishing on Sullivan lake. The fish weren't biting but it was pleasent to be on the lake.

Saturday Lexie was visiting us while her parents were at a wedding. We took her with us to the Brausen family reunion.

Sunday Chad, Kelly and Danny stopped to visit.

Then we went fishing on Hanna lake. We caught some sunfish and Tim caught a big bass. Afterward we had a nice visit with Bonnie and Stuffy.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

More Baby Chicks

We have 4 more new baby chicks in the hen house. They are so tiny, a small bantie hen hatched them.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Moms B-day party

Another busy weekend; Saturday we went to Amanda’s wedding, it was beautiful. The girls wore red dresses and Amanda was lovely in a dress very similar to the one Wendy wore. Dinner was great and we had a good visit with allot of the neighbors that were there. Sunday the family got together at Mom’s for her 85th birthday. Everyone had a wonderful time playing with all the kids, even if we did melt a little, it was so HOT.

Friday, July 8, 2011

gone Fish'n

What a fun and busy summer it has been. Weddings, Grad parties, birthdays, something going on every weekend. It hasn’t been easy but we did sneak in some fishing time.

I made this digital layout for my computer desktop.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Gone Fishing

Last Saturday Andy, Alexis and Dominick went fishing with us. It rained almost the whole time but we had a good time and caught quite a few fish, mostly sun fish.

Alexis caught a SunFish


We seen a family of ducks