Now with Antlers!

June 1st


A wolf shirt not on amazon

Remember when you took this pic in Yellowstone after we read that now famous wolf t-shirt review on Amazon? I should have bought the shirt. I totally could be grocery shopping on a scooter, riding sideways.  I am not going to lie, I really wish we were back in the park right now. I’d love to have a handful of Red Vines, a telephoto lens on my lap and a herd of buffalo headed our way (in the form of delicious burgers.) Instead, I’ve got a handful of thank you cards to write for this weekend’s fundraiser, a stack of grant applications on my lap and a herd of appointments headed this way (in the form of a busy week.) Then again, without this job I love, I wouldn’t be able to get away for such hilarity.

So, let me just reminisce the fun for one more second before I dive back into non-vacation life:

Might not be entirely sober in this photo

Why am I laughing this hard? Because the waitress, as sweet as she was, asked me if I wanted Chardooooonay or Chablish. Of course, when chablish is offered, you must order the pink wine.  Thankfully, I had the manners to wait until she was out of earshot before this wave of laughter crashed. And Shelley had the manners not to push me off of her, although I think her look is telling.

The girls

Lumberjills in the morning.

What a great May this was! We had some excellent entries to the sew along as well, and I’m a sucker for adorable children. I’m pretty sure we have three winners because I love all of these. Zarah — your Russian doll fabric was a perfect choice for this project and I want one of those shirts. Lori, the embroidery? Are you kidding me? Wow. And Alevin, your daughter is about as cute as I’ve ever seen. Love the outfit you made her!

Winner, winner chicken dinners. Brava!



For June, I was thinking we’d get crazy with three projects again. As you know, I’m a fan of cake and these carrot cake cookies look divine. I’ll have to break my “no oven until September” rule, or perhaps I could just put the cookie sheet outside at about 4 pm and watch Mother Nature do her thing. You know, that could work… In the meantime, I’ve got lots of cereal boxes in the recycling because oatmeal first thing after my morning run makes me so hot I can’t blow dry my hair for an hour. Seriously. And what better way to put those boxes to recycled use than these great containers? And while we are at it, a bit of a sewing challenge for us all: stenciling. I love these Lotta projects and thought it would be fun to see what everyone could sew and create with fabrics they have stenciled.

So, carrot cake cookies, cereal box bins and stenciled sewing projects. This shall fuel the creative fires for June. What do you think Finny? If you were crazy crafty, and let’s be honest — I think we’re 500 miles past sanity — you could stencil fabric to cover the box to be filled with cookies. Just a thought.



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9 Responses

  1. Whenever an opportunity to buy a shirt with wolves on it comes your way, you must take it! 😉

    Looks like an awesome trip, with lots of fun. This project sounds perfect for summer.

  2. Those cereal box containers look too darn cute. Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with. 🙂 (I just recycled a bunch of empty boxes too last week. Bummer!)

  3. Yes, yes and yes! I love all these projects and just got some carrots in the farmshare that will go into these cookies. Plus, I know many things that could do with some stenciling and I did just finish my Kashi cereal, so I’m ready to make some containers.

    We did have a good May, didn’t we?! I got to see you twice in one month! Too good 🙂

  4. Wow, that’s good stuff. Loving the chabish. I asked Alessandro (resident wine expert) when I got home, “What exactly is chablis, anyways?” and he equated it to some kind of pseudo-wine. I can’t remember the whole story but I remember thinking it was the equivalent of wine in a box or something.

    Ah, our trip was such bliss. Let me tell you. I would MUCH rather have you losing it on my arm about chablish instead of having to deal with a whiny toddler who has suddenly decided to wake up at 5:30 am for no good reason. Antlers! I’d even eat Outlaw’s Pizza again just to go back on vaykay with you two. *Sigh*

  5. How great that y’all had so much fun. I laughed when I read about the poor waitress’ pronunciations.

    The June Craft:Along projects sound wonderful. I meant to also get the clock done but didn’t quite achieve my goal. At least I did do the embellished shirt. I do have the clock supplies but am waffling on which card to use. It will get done eventually. In the meantime, I’m going to pop over and read about our new challenges.

  6. Woo Hoo! I’m a winner! I’m a winner!
    And I got my letters in the mail today. So very sweet. Thank you for sending them. I’ll pass them on to my girls.

  7. that looks like a ridiculous amount of fun!

  8. Yay! I am super excited to be one of the winners! Now I just have to wait for it to get above 47 degrees so my child can actually wear shorts and a short sleeved tee. I love all 3 of the June projects, too!

  9. Yay, fun projects! It was raining too hard to go to the recycling center this morning, so luckily I have a bunch of cardboard boxes!