Home Schooled Tees

I took on a task for my daughter, and what fun I had designing "Tees" for my grandsons. They live overseas and are Home Schooled. When Gina go's shopping she gets looks from others, "Why are your boys not in school" kinda looks. So we thought "if they had tees telling the story" others might understand "they don't go to public school".

I bought three tees in their sizes, with an added size for growth. 


I first cut cardboard to fit into each shirt, then using masking tape to give me a line to follow for the lettering.
At first I thought of 'free hand' painting the words, then thought better of that, I'm not that good with straight lines so I used the tape. I then found these really nice 'sponge letters' at Walmart and for the entire alphabet the price was only $2.98 and for someone who has trouble with lettering this was ideal. 


I used yellow fabric paint in a dish and dabbed the paint on the sponges then onto the tees. For the lettering "Home" I braved my skills and used "Metallic" fabric paint with a tip. The first try was a bit jittery but I managed to complete all three shirts with a "not too bad" look.  I did let the tees 'dry' for the night before putting on the little 'iron on' sports guy.

I'm happy to say "The tees turned out so cute"

Now being the fun loving Mom that I am, I had to add one last thing...I found whistles made like the sports balls the boys love so much... Gina may not like the noise but I think after years of my kids noise and always telling them to shush... now it's her turn.... sorry I have to laugh at this.. I call it "pay back".... the boys will love the whistles.....
I can't wait to see the photos of the boys in their Tees. 

I'm linking to this great party


My Daughters Needle Work...

I spent this past weekend at my daughter in Palm Beach and saw the collection of Cross Stitch she made several years ago while stationed in Belgium .... She put alot of work into these designs and did the counted cross stitch...with good eyes I might add.
I wanted to share her especially good work....




Just for the fun of it, I thought I'd toss in her baby, Maya...a rather fun loving kitty that thinks she is human.



Valentines party at "anything goes here"


My idea of comfort food....

 While on a road trip to my daughters house in Palm Beach I picked up a 'cold'.. yes a full blown 'head cold'.  Somehow I got myself home and needed sugar, lots of sugar and "Cherry Pie" was all I could think of....Yummmm, warm cherry pie with Ice cream.

Although I've promised myself 'no sugar' for a week, my mind was screaming for 'Cherry Pie'... so I went on the internet and pulled some photos of 'pie' to shut up my desire to bake and eat the stuff!

 No, I did not make this pie.. I found the photo somewhere on the net... sure looks good! Then I found this 'slice of pie'....
That did it for me.... I then went to baking...made myself a pie,,, a "Cherry Pie".... and know what? I then put Ice cream on top of it.. and it had to be vanilla ice cream!

Yep, this was lunch and my bed time snack this evening... No will power here...
Thought I'd enclose the recipe in case you all would like to make it.. sure cuts the sugar cravings!

Cherry Pie

1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie

  • 4 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 4 cups pitted cherries
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place bottom crust in pie pan. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine tapioca, salt, sugar, cherries and extracts. Let stand 15 minutes. Turn out into bottom crust and dot with butter. Cover with top crust, and cut vents in top. Place pie on a foil lined cookie sheet --- in case of drips!
  3. Bake for 50 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown.
                  I'm satisfied now..... and yes,,, No will power here!