Thursday, August 28, 2008

bridges, school and pillows, oh my!

bridges, school and pillows
oh my!

we went out to a picnic today for stan's squadron... whenever we head out toward the base we always cross my favorite bridge in washington. so we stopped to walk across it on our way back. it's such a beautiful and amazing bridge surrounded by the most amazing landscape that seems new every time we pass it.

stan & the girls on the bridge


torrey & emma checking out the story behind deception pass

school starts next week... so we went to check out the class lists today, meet the girls' teachers and drop off their school supplies





and guess what i've been making...
you guessed it... pillows

i picked up some funky fabrics from the fabric store the other day to make some throw pillows for my living room. i am loving how they've turned out. they add so much color to the living room... not to mention how much cheaper it is to make your own! yowza! but now that i'm in the pillow-making-groove i'm thinking i should make some each season just for kicks. (we'll see if that actually happens... but it's a fun idea anyway!) the best thing about them is... you only need to know how to sew mostly straight lines. :)

and the side shot is just another dose of kudos for my fabulous husband. i picked up these end tables (and a couple of others not in the pic) from a couple of antique stores and a garage sale (thanks jennifer!). my wonderful husband stripped and painted all of them this cool turquoise color for me. isn't he the greatest!?! :)

hope you had a great thursday, too!

21 comments:

Veronica said...

My kids have been in school 2 weeks now!! Yay!!!!! Love your pillow colors! They add that "piece de resis tance", uh, perfect touch!! LOL
I think Christmas pillows will look just as great!! ;-) Good luck with that. I'm sure by Valentine's they'll be ready! hee hee. Hey, Valentine pillows?! Better get started.
Love the bridge pics. a Spectacular view!

joscelyne cutchens said...

I love those pictures! The bridge looks awesome! the pillows are cute and double kudos to stan for the desks and the tables! :)

my boys have just finished week 5 of school! :)

angie worthington said...

love the pictures of the girls on the bridge....you do a great job with their hair, enjoy it while they will still let you touch it!...

we are in our 1st week of school here...new principal...lots of changes...the jury is still out...

the pillows are awesome!..i really want to learn to sew better...LOVE those tables...so, you gonna show us the rest of the house sometime?...

Tezra Williams said...

School Days again :) You're girls are just too cute!

I LOVE those pillows! Great fabric choices :)

Sara Ancich said...

I have been in teacher trainings all week. Can't wait to meet all 70 of my new middle school students. Its always to fun to see the start of the year through other family's eye.

Kay said...

I love bridges! It's one of the great things about living near Portland. Tons of great bridges!

Those table are fab!! Great job Stan!

Those pillow are too cute. Love 'em! Wish I knew how to sew.

Amy said...

Love it all Noel! The pictures, the bridges, the girls hair, the pillows and the tables! And great job Stan... he's a keeper, but you already knew that! wink ;)
Hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend! =)

THE FAMILY OF OAK said...

Ok. That bridge IS awesome and I love how you did the check boxes with the "Outside." I love love love the turquoise tables they are SO pretty and I love it with the black. Your pillows are awesome, and make me want to learn how to sew. I have a machine, maybe I should just get it out? The girls are just too precious, I bet they are just so excited for school. Is it kind of bitter sweet for mama? Your girls make me want to have girls becuase of how cute they are and how well behaved they always seem. Such princesses. I love it. I find out in a week what I am having, and I so hope it is a girl.

Anonymous said...

the pillows are very inspiring; especially since i've been scrapping all summer ( i sew often). thanks for sharing. i think i might just go and finish my daughters quilt one of these days :)

Anonymous said...

the pillows are very inspiring. i have been mostly scrapping this summer and this is refreshing; i might just go and finish my daughters quilt one of these days. :) thanks for sharing

anna

Anonymous said...

ooops :)

Liz McCoy said...

your girls look adorable in their trench coats!!!!

Tina said...

Great pictures Noel. It looks like the girls are excited for school. I love those throw pillows. I have been wanting to go to the fabric store and put some things together. You might have given me the extra push I needed. :-)

Have a great long weekend,
Tina

Lindsey said...

I love that bridge too! I have taken many pictures on that bridge...one time I even hiked to the bottom to get pictures on the beach...I miss it! *boo hoo*

Latrice said...

Loving those side tables!! Mine would be lime green maybe though!! Awesome pillows and the bridge is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing girl!

heidihappyscraps said...

Wow Noel, you all have been busy! I miss Washington so much, especially for it's beauty! I'm hoping to get back in a year or two.
I absolutely love your throw pillows. They really brighten things up it seems! Too cute! Have you thought about selling them? :) I love pillows. Can't get enough. lol

One thing I miss about WA is that school starts after Labor Day usually. Here in Kentucky, my kids started school Aug. 4th. To me it just seems too early to be going to school. Summer is still in session in August, especially that early! Anyway, I hope that your girls enjoy their first day of school and have a fabulous year in school! :)

~Heidi

Sabrina said...

You are such a wonderful person. Thanks for making my day when i opened my mail. Thanks for caring sooo much. I sent you a Thank you in the mail too!!!

Sabrina

Traci said...

I love that bridge, too. I haven't been there in years but your fantastic photos are inspiring me to visit again before the weather turns.

Those pillows are great! The fabric you chose is so cute.

Stefanie J. said...

Love the pics!! Got my package of Glitz stuff......Thank you so much! I can't wait to use it.

I was thinking of making some pillows too. I'm just concerned that my pillows will not resemble a square at all. :) Love the fabric you used.

okanogangirl said...

great pics -- Deception Pass scared the bejeebers out of me, that's so funny!!! Love the pillows!

Aartee said...

cute pillows! I have always thought about making some but never actually gone through with it!!

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