Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Preparing For Ham Dinner

not sure if it will be ham. not asking. there's so much work involved in preparing for a family dinner. but it's not the kind of work i'm very good at. staying up late making cookies and trying to find something to wear usually leaves me wondering how everyone else does so much more.but i did make some bunny bundle kits for the girls. i used this pattern. visited Kinko's and enlarged printout 129%. some 4x6 flannel prints for the ears. some 11x12 fleece pieces for the body. i'll split up some craft stuffing and wrap it in "drum-roll-please" zippie bags. love the see-thru quality when giving small pieces. and the built-in-organizer when it goes home. the Mom's are busy on Good Friday. one working and the other finishing her taxes. so i am not sure when we will get to the clothes for the other bunnies. and one designer has changed her mind and would like to pick another fabric. so i might just throw the clothing pieces in the bag too.did i tell you that Jessica got a new sewing machine. she was brave enough to sew up the last bunny. oouch!since Jessica no longer has to wait for me my machine she has been busy. after making this heart quilt. she whipped up two more for gifts. another heart one in softer pinks for her Mom. and this great beach one for her friend. i wish i could take credit for that cute flip-flop. but we just talked about her idea until it looked just right.Eileen has a call out for Easter outfit pics. i was able to find a cute selection. but i'm off to scan them. so please come back. of course when you go looking for treasures you find them. on the left is me and my sister in matching outfits that my Mom made. it's probably not Easter but i love the cars in the background. and i found an old pic of me that i actually like. back then we wore dresses much more than we do now. and is there anyone who didn't use Joy to wash the dishes.just one more pic. when the girls were making their bunnies we took a break for that chocolate cake you make in the microwave. all of the recipes i found were pretty much the same. it was fun to watch it rise and then fall.we recommend a skinny mug and sharing and dumping onto a plate.

5 comments:

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

That chocolate looks good and messy. Can't wait to see more pictures. This is kind of fun. I'm really enjoying eileen's game.

Stephanie said...

Cute bunny kits. I recognize the flannel. I have the spotty ones. The photos are fun.

Des said...

You're still the best auntie ever!! Happy Easter to you and yours! Your bunnies will be darling for sure!

Melanie said...

What a fun time with the girls. Those quilts are great and so well made. Looks like she has the sewing bug. :-) Great job Karen!

Eileen said...

Personally I don't know how you do it! I can never think of clever things.. like making bunny kits or mug cakes. Very clever stuff.
And I do love that photo of you in the kitchen. You had a nice tan too. :-)