Saturday, January 30, 2010

Birthday Cakes

Here is the cake that Karlee wants for her birthday celebration(in July) :

Here is the one I want to make:

This one is probably a little more realistic, since I don't even know how to make or use or buy fondant (is that what it's called?):

And... I've got 3 birthday anniversary celebrations and one real birthday before that one. oy.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Wish me Luck!

I've never pieced anything on an angle quite like this... well, except Olivia's, but that was in a different life. Don't you think i should sew it together before the kids wake up?

This is what Megan did while I was piecing the blocks. I guess these are the rules.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Rime and Reason

I've begun doing the NY Times Crossword puzzles on my iPhone. Sometimes it feels like a waste of time, but I'm building my vocabulary and keeping my synapses in working order, right? Well, here's a confession... I can only do the Monday puzzles. It's the brain damage, right?
Well, there are recurring clues that you learn after doing dozens of puzzles. One of them happens to be "Hoarfrost" and the answer is "rime." Now, i wasn't really sure what hoarfrost was, but when i awoke this morning, I walked out in my front yard and I heard a voice actually speak to me(in my mind), "this is hoarfrost."