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Friday, August 27, 2010

Quilt A Long

Pat Sloan is hosting a quilt a long on her blog, . It sounds like fun. I just love her patterns. The first thing you need is a charm pack and some companion fabrics. I'm going to try and do some stash busting. There are a few other things you need to gather also but you can read about it on her blog.  So come and join the fun!

Se ya there !

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Lost in Cyberspace !!

I was writing a post, wanted to add a photo, and my post disappeared.

This week I won a contest at ! Here's a pic of the goodies that were in today's mail.

Plus this little treasure

It's a vintage restaurant style salt shaker filled with little buttons, I just love it!

Sunday my Princess-in-Training turned four. She made quite a haul with nifty new things to play with but I think there's only one that will stick out in her mind... She got a Princess two-seated convertible! Now you need to understand that at her house there is only a narrow strip that is usable. But they certainly had a great time with it at the park.

I finally have my first Annie doll finished, along with a dolly-size tote bag.

Ok, so her mouth is a little crooked, she's having a bad day LOL I plan to stitch her hands together like she is praying.  She is from .  Her name is It's Me Again, Jesus, Terry Ann. She looks MUCH better than the Cabbage Patch style doll I tried to make my younger daughter. Just ask her if you don't believe me!!  I used some of the decorative stitches on my Janome 6600 to pretty up her dress.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Great Site

I just discovered a new (to me) blog called Molly's Place with a wealth of information. I could probably spend most of the day there browsing around and get nothing else accomplished! Great tutorials and many links to other sites. Take some time, get something to drink, and sit down for awhile to have some fun.

Have an absolutely awesome day!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

An OLD Photo and a Trip Down Memory Lane

While rearranging some photo albums I came across this one of my Father's family taken in 1927. It was their Christmas card that year. Since all but one of those pictured are passed away I thought it would be ok to share it.

My Father is 7 years old in this photo. One of the very few childhood pictures of him. The 24th of August would have been his birthday. I love black/white photography. Can any of you remember when you could get either black/white or color film for you camera? Or even "before color"? This generation can't even remember when cameras had FILM, I'm sure!

My 15 yr old granddaughter has been visiting me the past week. She lives in California so we don't get to see her as often as we'd like. Even though we are so much alike (Neither of us is very conversational!) I've really enjoyed having her here.

Last Saturday we took a little ride up to Mt Adams. We intended to park and hike in to one of our favorite spots after a picnic lunch. The road was unbelievably awful! It took us twice as long to get there as it used to. So we just ate our picnic and headed home. The mosquitoes were very healthy and active anyway! OFF to the rescue!

Sunday Simmerings

I'm LOVIN' this warm weather we've been having.

I almost have a little Annie doll from OhSewDollin done.

At 83 my Mother is off on another jaunt to Europe for a month.

Our old kitty (16 at least) is showing his age and probably won't be with us much longer.

I love, love, love my Janome 6600. It's the greatest!

Have A Great Week Everyone !!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Here are s couple photos of my new kitchen curtains. There is some of this fabric in my placemats and table topper also.  I keep coming back to this fabric. I think it cheers me!

There is also a white band at the bottom but my kitchen isn't large enough for me to get the entire curtain. Sorry.

I'm getting to be such an I-can-do-it Jane!  I managed to get my new weed eater put together all by myself! I tried ot out and didn't lose any body parts so I must have done it right! Bow I'm wishing I didn't need to babysit tomorrow so I could cut more grass. Oh, well. There's always more grass and another day.

Tuesday Thanks

For a day off.
Have I said for warm weather and long days LOL
That my oldest Granddaughter is coming for a visit.
For washing machines and dryers.
Electricity !!

Have a Great Day!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Busy, Not Lazy, Days Are Here!

Yesterday the weather was perfect and I thought I'd just take a day off and enjoy my lawn swing. WRONG!! There was a mini reunion at my sister-in-law's. She will be 80 on Wednesday (Aug 4) and all of her children but one were there. I should mention that she has 10, yes 10, children. So children and spouses made quite a gathering! It was enjoyable to see the nieces and their families again, some had to come from OK and CO so we don't see them often.

Today I'm putting the final touches on a new kitchen curtain. After my machine decided to have a little hissy-fit. Tip:  If the bottom thread garbles (tech term), it's an issue with the top thread. After I totally unthread the top and rethreaded it's working fine. Whew!

As soon as I'm finished with the curtain I'll get a photo and post it. I saw a retro curtain on a website and this is my interpretation of that curtain.

I must be having low blood sugar! I had the next-to-last seam all pinned on and something just told me to check it.. It would have been upside down!  Much easier to unpin than frog a long seam!

The curtain is done, Done, DONE!! And hung. Love them!

Sunday Loves

The LONG days of Summer (sad the days are getting shorter)
Weed Eaters
Hot Summer days (85 is just right for me)
Instant coffee when I'm in a hurry
Warm oatmeal on a cool morning

Have an absolutely awesome week!