June 14, 2018

A Crafty Interruption...

I realize I was in the middle of telling you the story about our May parties, but I'm going to show you a quick couple of #Silhouettemakes that I was able to squeeze in:

First up are the arrow signs my dad & I cut out of scrap wood. (These were for routing the grad party traffic to the back yard...)

My parents' anniversary was a few days later, so I made this for their entryway:

While visiting the shop a couple weeks ago, I saw that Bob had acquired a bunch of skeleton keys.

I knew my anniversary card for Keith was going to need to utilize one of those! So the next time I worked, I had to buy one...

(...of course, the back says some mushy nonsense about the key to my heart & all that jazz...)

Nothing gives me more joy than making our 18-year-old squirm by utilizing (proper context, too...) the words "woke" & "lit". He rolls his eyes & says, "Mom, just stop."
So you know he loved this shirt I made for my daddy's Father's Day gift:

Even after I added this important part, he just shook his head & walked away...

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May 17, 2018

today is **PIE** day

( I was never good at mathing... I'm a little better at calendaring -- so I DO know that today is not March 14th )

Fortunately I was able to get to my mom's to use her mighty Cuisinart for the pie crusts.
While I was there she loaded me with pecans from my dad's trees.

(Just look at the difference between his & Costco's!)

I also figured since she'd been baking her way to Daddy's heart for some 60 years now; I'd nab her secret family recipe for his favorite pecan pie.

...turns out the secret recipe belongs to the Betty Crocker family! posted from Bloggeroid