Archive | art class RSS feed for this section

Mosaic Tile Class Plus Other Weekend Activities

11 Nov

Mom has a friend who teaches a mosaic tile class and we signed up to go on Saturday. The class was at her house and much of her house is covered with tile. She made the above panels to hide her compost pile.

The hardest part was deciding what colors to use. I have always liked the red transfer ware dishes so I picked those as my first color. Then all the other pieces just seemed to go with those.

Assembling the frame around the mirror became a giant puzzle and after several hours I was happy with the design. Everyone in the class quietly (and intently) worked on their designs. And, everyone’s was completely different.

I have to wait 48 hours before I can grout it all but so far my pieces have remained glued on. Now I just have to figure out where to hang it.

Kerry was happy when I returned home. He had attempted to bag up leaves with Miss H ‘helping.’ Our yard looks so much better and we even have grass now. (When we moved in we were both a little concerned about the state of the yard).

Today, Miss H had a friend come over and they tried to destroy all the remaining leaf piles plus got the bikes, balls, puzzles and Lincoln Logs all out. Both of them were exhausted post-lunch time.

Kerry and I have both had it with the current couch in our living room so we scouted a new one out this afternoon. With minimal effort, we found one we agreed on. Miss H was a little disappointed that we did not buy the one that shared a name with her. She should feel trendy now that she shared a name with a style of sofa šŸ™‚

Hope everyone had a nice weekend.

Happy Father’s Day and Happy Anniversary

21 Jun

I taught Miss H how to say, ‘Happy Father’s Day’ but then she would not perform on command. It went kind of like this:

“Miss H, do you have something to tell Daddy?”

“Yes. Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!

“What about happy…..”

“No. Hi Daddy!”

“Remember, happy father’s…”

“No mommy. Hi happy daddy!”

So, it was sort of close.


Kerry enjoyed watching the U.S. Open and then we had a nice dinner with friends. Our dads were happy with their gifts. Kerry’s dad was going to enjoy his Chili’s giftcard while Dad had already spent some of his Starbucks gift card. Since DadĀ and Kathy areĀ spending the summer in Vermont, he gets to actually visit a Starbucks instead of having it mailed to him.

The pool is still the best place to be.

The second best place to be is sitting on the kitchen counter.

The counter is a good place to ‘help cook,’ eat lunch or just hang out.

Thank you to everyone who wished us Happy Anniversary today! It was nice to hear from friends and family who have such fond memories of our destination wedding. It has been a wonderful three years and we are looking forward to many more to come. We need to make another trip to Sanibel soon!

Our anniversary included a trip to the doctor’s office because Miss H was acting a little off. Once we got to the doctor, she was acting totally normal but she did have an ear infection. The office staff loved how she had to give everyone a ‘high five!’ before we could leave.

Then I ran off to my crocheting class (gift from Leigh for my birthday) and tried to learn how to make a blanket. I failed miserably (so did everyone else) but have great hope that between me, Mom and Leigh that we will be able to figure out this pattern and actually make a blanket. If not, Leigh promises she can teach me how to make granny squares. I have no photos of this endeavor because I literally started over four times and in the end just pulled everything out to start over again.

More to come on my progress.