Saturday, August 22, 2015

Saturday Snapshots: Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

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Today we are linking up with Melinda at West Metro Mommy for Super Saturday Snapshots.


Last month we drove to New York for a few days and stopped at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel along the way.


 
 Right before the first tunnel is a gift shop, restaurant and fishing pier. You can see Virginia Beach in the distance about 3 miles away.

The fishing pier is always popular with anglers.

An information board about the bridge tunnel. The length of it is almost 18 miles.

Shellie having her picture taken as a crab.

Shellie and Tim (my sister and her husband)

This is the first of two channels. There is no land visible as the shore line is well over 10 miles away.

Have you ever been on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel or another long bridge?


Saturday, August 15, 2015

Saturday Snapshots - Freedom Tower

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Today we are linking up with Melinda at West Metro Mommy for Super Saturday Snapshots.


We took a trip to New York City with my sister and her husband a few weeks ago. Among many other things we got to see the completed World Trade Center building. It truly is a magnificent building and here are just a few photos that we took.

The last time we were in NYC was 2011 and the tower was still under construction.

The finished tower dominates the city skyline

Its so tall it is difficult to get the whole building in one shot.

 A close up of the building.

What is the tallest building you have seen in person?


Saturday, August 1, 2015

Saturday Snapshots: Lap quilts for the Aussies

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My sister and her husband have been visiting us in Virginia for the last two weeks. My sister and I decided to make a lap quilt for her husband.


I cut out the squares and my sister sewed them together. Teamwork!

Tim chose the pattern that had beer glasses and beer related phrases. We paired it up with coloured blocks that matched.

 Tim chose the backing as well. It is a microfleece material. It was fairly easy to sew.

Since we were working together we finished Tim's quilt fairly quickly so we went back to the fabric store to get material for a quilt for my sister Shellie.

 She loves Dachshunds so we found a Dachshund fabric and some bright colours to be the solid squares.

The backing for this was a little harder to match but the nice lady at the fabric store found one for us.

 Tim and Shellie displaying their new quilts.

They are heading back to Australia today where it is winter so they should get plenty of use out of the quilts for the next month or two.

 Do you have a favourite quilt for cold winter days?

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Saturday Snaphots: Snow photos

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A lot of my friends in Australia are getting some of the coldest weather they have had in a while and some of them are seeing the first snow in decades. Since the snow is such a rarity there are tons of snow photos being shared on social media. I figured I would join in the fun and post some photos of the big snow storm we got a few years ago. 


Once we get this much snow we are pretty much housebound for a while.

Alex is out exploring the snow.

During this particular snowstorm we got 13 inches (33cm) of snow.

I love the effect of the overhanging snow.

Its interesting how the snow sticks so uniformly even on an angled roof.

 The snow melting sometimes causes some pretty cool icicles like the ones on this house.

Do you ever get snow where you live?

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Saturday Snapshot - Lap Quilt

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Last week I posted a picture and asked if anyone could name which city the photo was taken in. Click here if you missed that post. A few of you guessed the correct answer which was Boston.

Today I am sharing some photos of a  lap quilt that I made for a friend of ours. I kept the design fairly simple but it turned out to be super bright and colourful as I used a ton of different colours and patterns.
 
The quilt measures approx 58 inches by 52 inches (147cm x 132cm)

The back of the quilt is an orange checkerboard fabric. I kept the quilting simple but it looks nice.

There is a total of 56 blocks on the quilt.

There are 27 different prints in the quilt. All but one of the patterns were scrap pieces from other projects.

 Each print appears once in the center of a block and once as the border of a solid color block.

I used a variety of solid colours for the binding. I really liked the effect that the different colours give the edge of the quilt.

Give it a quick test run before it got shipped off to our friend.

 Which of the fabric patterns on the quilt is your favourite?


Monday, July 6, 2015

His and Her June 2015 More and Less Review

On June 1, we blogged about things we wanted to do More and Less of in June. I said I would come back on the 30th and give an update, but...well, to be honest, I forgot. Oops!

I'm here now though, so let's recap our goals for June (you can see the entire original post here) and how we did:

Amanda's More and Less for the month of June:
More - Knitting!
         I did great with this goal. Since school ended I have done a lot of knitting. I finished a pair of socks and started another. I finished one and a half squares of my Sherlock afghan. It's been a great summer of knitting so far.

More - Devotions! 
          I have been doing a devotion in the morning with Proverbs 31 Ministries and at night with She Reads Truth. I am loving both!

Less - Complaining! 
          I've been complaining a lot less this month. I'm not at zero complaints so that is my next goal.

Less - Procrastinating!
          Nope! I am still a procrastinator. Sean's sister and brother-in-law will be here next week and we have not cleaned any rooms yet. We have got to get going on this.


Sean's More and Less for the month of June:
More - Running!
          It has been so hot and we have been so busy that I have not run in a while. Something I want to do more of soon.

More -  Biking! 
          See above - no biking this month either. Too much heat and not enough time. 

Less - Snacking!
          This I have been good with. I eat some ice cream at night as a snack but other than that, no snacks. :)

Less - Procrastinating! 
          As Amanda said, we have not cleaned before my sister gets here and the yard definitely needs some attention. We both have some work to do with this one.


Check back tomorrow to see what goals we are setting for ourselves in July.

Happy June,

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Saturday Snapshots: Old Glory

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Today we are linking up with Melinda at West Metro Mommy for Super Saturday Snapshots.


Happy Independence day to all of our American friends. Today's photo is one of my favourites of the American Flag. 


Can anyone guess where this photo was taken? What are you doing to celebrate July 4th?


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