Monday, December 26, 2016

CHRISTMAS 2016: Parents' Gift

It's always hard to find a gift for my parents, so when my mom mentioned liking one of the Bucilla wall hangings, I ordered it....and began another journey to complete a sequins filled gift.

And the final result:

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Saturday, December 24, 2016

FELT STOCKINGS: Christmas 2016 Gifts

So, not sure how it all started but somehow...making Tony a stocking last year turned into making stockings for the nieces/nephews whom do not have an old fashioned Bucilla felt stocking with sequins. And agreeing to do half, turned into me doing a majority as stockings kept randomly being delivered to my house.  (Even created an extra one to spare).
So let the fun begin....
#1.  Ava's "Sugar Plum Fairy"

This by far was the least favorite one to create.  Why?  It was beyond tedious and way to many steps and tiny details.  (Good luck to my sister who is making Hadley one)
#2 - Spare (possibly Sophia's) "Nordic Santa"

#3 Brendan's "Santa and His List"

And to add to the fun, my mom requested customization of a few; hence adding in sports elements to this one.
#4 Aiden's "Santa and Snowman"

Another customization of Lego's and a stuffed dog for this one.
#5 Emerson's "Princess"

This one wasn't as tedious as the Sugar Plum Fairy, but still more details than desired.  The hair strands were left off as they were not cooperating with me.
Hope the kiddos enjoy and realize how much love & work went into each detail.
(and yes, there is puffy paint used on each one.)

Saturday, November 26, 2016


It sure was a gorgeous day for Thanksgiving...
yet, not a day to be waiting in the car for....

2 hours to pickup our Thanksgiving meal.
But it was worth it!
And then we simply relaxed.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

VOTE 2016

Voted Early in Charlotte, NC!
#hillyes #ImWithHer

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

NCRPA CONFERENCE : Uptown Charlotte, NC

The NCRPA Conference was held in uptown Charlotte, NC at the Convention Center.
Therefore, this means employees of MCPRD are in charge of hosting/working the event.
I was on the Wednesday morning shift which meant an early, up-before-the-sun start.
Parking at the Aquatics Center, I enjoyed the walk of about 3 blocks. Anything for free parking :)
Once my shift was over, it was time to walk I left the building, my timing was perfect to get a scenic shot of the lightrail going by.
Love My City!

Monday, October 24, 2016

IT'S HERE!!: Typecast Typewriter

The day has is here.
Oh, the plans I have for you!