November 19, 2007

It was a Party Party Weekend!

Sorry I haven't been around for a while, but my machine is out of commission for another few weeks, it apparently needs a PART of some sort, eek!! Poor little machine.  Mom's doll will be done by hand and maybe a bit on the treadle??

With Aine's party on the weekend, I did a lot of errand running for supplies and not a lot else! I got a bit of my Dear Jane quilting done, a bit of dad's quilt binding sewn down, and some more bath scrubbies worked on, but not a very exciting crafting week. No finishes to report...

I did a small amount of craft like activities for Aine's party though:

Some Snoopy invitations.

Birthday Cake
A Snoopy cake.

Snoopy PInata
An ubersimple pinata like Snoopy Pinata.

Can you sense a Snoopy theme?

The kids also made some goodie bags from simple brown bags I got at our local Chinese takeaway! I bought foam letter stickers and we put their names on their bags and let them decorate them. They seem to have a good time. Here is a photo of Aine and a few of her friends at the candle blowing stage.
Blowing out the Candles!

Only 4 more squares to finish on my Dear Jane, then it is time for the triangle border, eek! Hand sewing projects for the next few weeks my machine is gone: binding for Dad's quilt, mom's angel doll, Dear Jane... bath scrubbie knitting (one of these days I will get a new knitting project going, I swear!!)

I leave for Oregon in 3 weeks. Anyone want to make the trek to Bend or Sisters for some quilt shopping ? I think I will bring some Dear Jane blocks to sew for my swap with Katy. And more bath scrubbies supplies, lol!! And I think I may bring my Dear Jane in my carry on if I can manage it... I am looking forward to meeting up with Kristin while in Bend!


Lucy Locket said...

Happy Snoopy Birthday Aine! Hope you had lots of fun - being five is great (according to Fred!) Lucy x

Angela said...

Oh the party looks like such fun! I hope your machine gets back to you quickly!!!

Beth said...

Happy birthday to Aine! I probably will be going to Bend in February, maybe you can come and join me! LOL My husband was talking about maybe our next big trip going to Ireland, maybe I can meet you then!

Evelyn said...

Happy Birthday Aine! 5- Wow! The Snoopy party sure looked like lots of fun - you girls sure do know how to keep your Momma busy.



ruthsplace said...

The party looks like a blast! Happy birthday Aine!

Verry Sherry said...

Need a day or two to recover, eh?
Im so envious you get to go to Oregon...will talk to you before then though.
sorry for your machine's sickness-that sucks!

Sarah Nopp said...

Oh- I would love to come meet you face to face! I really love that area.
But the drive over Mt Hood in winter is no fun at all. A friend just came back from Bend this past weekend and he was on the pass for about 4 hours- they closed it while he sitting there! I think they had to clear the roads.
Be safe driving! (Or better yet, take a flight in to Redmond LOL) I know once you get up top, it is smooth sailing.

lisakingsley said...

I found your blog a few days ago and really enjoy reading it. I'm from Oregon. Hope you have a good time while you are here. I love the snoopy themed birthday party. Good job.

sunflwgal said...

what a great cake!!! your girls must have had soo much fun!!!

And keep up the work on your DJ - I'm soo impressed!

Jeanne said...

It looks like a fun party! The girls are all so cute. The cake looks delicious. Chocolate is my favorite.

Sonnja said...

Happy birthday to Aine!
Kind regards,

Sonnja, from the Netherlands

Andrea said...

I didn't know Snoopy was still doing the rounds - lol !! Looks like a good time was had by all. Hope you're coping without your machine - mine is not better yet either !

MOM said...

Hi Aine and Dave Happy Birthday month to you.
We are Aunt Marys and Uncle Keiths. then on to Bobby's so will not be able to write a lot. Hope your package comes Cathi. We are fine had a great Thanksgiving. We will stay here another day til Sat. Morn then off to Portland via 84...hear the pass is snowy so will take the high road from here. Will write more when I get to Bobby's. MOM

Jenni said...

What a great party - Snoopy is a beagle, and we love beagles here. I also see some 100s and 1000s on the cake. You could have made some Fairybread!

julieq said...

Looks like the babies had a great time!! I enjoy your progress on dear Jane...