Tuesday, May 6, 2008

A Few Quickies (No, Not That Kind Ü)

Hey, happy day--long time no talk. It feels that way. Yesterday was my oldest baby's birthday--he turned 15 (which I might have already said he was 15 because I have thought of him that way for a few months--since he started the driver's ed thing!). We had to go out for Mexican food since he is my Cinco de Mayo baby. He brought his friend along. It was a fairly quiet night. I only do birthday parties on even birthday years for my kids. Not that he wanted pin the tail on the donkey, but I suppose I will do a sweet 16 party next year, maybe bowling or bunco. It is weird to have a kid that is 15 and one in kindergarten. It either keeps me young or makes me old very quickly--it depends on the day.

I did manage to get these few quick projects done. This is a recipe holder (or a photo or business card or scripture holder). Simply cut a piece of fabric, or in my case a stained vintage tablecloth to fit a frame. Use spray adhesive to attach it to the frame backboard piece and then use epoxy to glue a fork on it. (The red thing on top is a bottle of wine in the background--oops!)

The next quickie is a bulletin board. I painted an empty frame a got at a yard sale, cut a bulletin board that I bought at a thrift store down and covered it with a quilted sham I got for 50 cents at a thrift store. I slapped some coordinating paint on the frame first. I secured the sham with a staple gun. I will glue some buttons on tacks to match, but didn't get to that yet.

Margo at http://robolady.blogspot.com/ has tagged me to tell you seven random things about myself. So here goes:

1. I had poker straight hair as a child and got perms to make it curly. After having babies, my hair became curly and now, most days, I use a flat iron to straighten it. Hmm-go figure!

2. My real name is just Becky. My parents figured everyone would call me that anyways, so they decided to just to name me that. However, as a child, most people called me Rebecca.

3. While we are on the name subject, I wanted to be Heather and my second grade teacher let me call myself that.

4. I have to watch news for at least five minutes before I get out of bed. I never used to be that way, only since 9/11.

5. I worked in Glacier Park and would purposely try to find grizzly bears ( I was often successful too).

6. I cannot or will not put cold syrup on pancakes. The restaurants love me!

7. I have an amazing memory of my childhood--it drives my siblings crazy. I can remember conversations and I can walk through places and houses that I was only in once or twice. I remember where my furniture was placed and the exact layout of my first home that I moved from at the age of 3 and a half.


  1. I love the recipe holder idea...I might just have to copy that one!

  2. I love the recipe holder as well. Will have to try that. That was fun reading the 7 facts on you. Thanks!

  3. Hi, Becky! You have an award to pick up on my blog!


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