We had the opportunity to celebrate our fall birthdays at the beach last week and I gifted her a "sassy chick for a sassy chick".
The pattern was from Fat Cat Patterns and I used Lara Buccella's Crafted Applique technique to applique the chicken pieces. I love this technique as there are no frayed edges and the fabric has such a soft "feel" to it.
While we were all together to celebrate birthdays we took a side trip to the Santa Barbara Zoo. It is such a nice little zoo and they had just introduced their newest baby giraffe.
Isn't it sweet?
I wonder how long I could stand like this - much less, take a nap.
Nice kitty....... good thing there was glass between us.
Of course we had to drive down to the docks and see what was being brought in for the daily catch. This boat delivered 150# of sea cucumbers - slimy looking things, but I didn't get a picture. ;-( They looked like chopped off octopus tentacles.
I watched three little ones yesterday and one little one during "quiet time" yesterday managed to push enough buttons on the alarm clock to set off the alarms last night. It was invigorating to know that it was 12:00 a.m, AND 4:00a.m.!!!! Since we never use the alarms, we had to fully awaken (both times) and locate the eyeglasses to figure out how to turn them off. I will have to be sure and thank the children when I see them. ;-)