Saturday, August 13, 2016

August..........how did it get to be AUGUST ????........... We have had quite a bit of HOT weather this year......and mosquitoes !!!!  ........they are crazy !!!  My poor flowerbeds..... it is a wonder the perennials  can even grow.... I am hoping for some cold weather so the skeeters will leave me alone so I can clean them out.


And...... I am launching into my "getting ready to move" phase.......this is going to be a long phase....and an ugly phase...... I do not change well.  Just ask my husband and friends.  LOL
One box and one room at a time.......that is the only way I know how to do this.  I have wonderful friends who keep encouraging me along.......and I do really thank them for that.  This is a process that I pretty much have to do myself. 
 So.......today the foyer looks good !
 You should have seen this linen closet before !
 Moved the mother-in-law to a small apartment in town........just a few of her things left to deliver
And an empty closet !.........that I haven't seen since we built the house.  I know not very exciting, but.......it is a start !

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Busy, busy, busy

Just a quick post without a picture today.......
I hope your summer is going well.  We are working on our "plan C" house plans.  Been thru "A and B" and have made changes........so that brings us to plan C.  On the home-front I am going through things and de-cluttering.  Those of you who know me know that I like "stuff".... LOL....not quite to the hoarder level....but I sometimes feel that way.  I came from a family of "savers" and then they left this earth....and left ME all their savings....and I am NOT talking money ! 


So....as go thru boxes and drawers........ I find all sort of funny things. 


Off to work today and then back to my sorting ...........
I will keep you posted !

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Building has begun




The other day they tore off the old deck.......both the top deck and the lower deck.  Can't believe how "wore out" that wood was........doesn't seem that long ago that we built it.....  
Poor dogs are so confused as to where their deck went !And  now they just about have the new deck built...... waiting for the cement guys to come pour a slab and then they will build the steps.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

I got a picture on here !!!


Well, I finally got a picture to post !!!........
Now see if I can get a post on here..... Someone mentioned that I had not written on my blog for a long time....... I had trouble getting pictures on it and could not get my posts to post......so  this is sort of a test run to see how it goes.

The cat in the picture.......is Tiger Lily.......better known as "Ti - Willwee"   She was quite the girl !!!  She passed away several months ago....... I still think she will come around a corner.... She was almost 18 years old.

Still have 4 cats and 2 dogs...........
Let's see if this post shows up.
Keep your fingers crossed !

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A Very Long Time since I have posted.............................

It has been way too long since I have posted......so I am going to try and get my blog going again.....besides being busy - things had changed with posting on the blog.....could not get any pictures posted.  I am going to work on it and see what I can figure out.


So.....Happy St. Patrick's Day to you !!
We had 76 degrees last Sunday.....and then cold yesterday. North Dakota weather......it can change at any minute.


If you read my blog, please leave me a comment.  I have so many other blogs that I like to read - and many of those are not posting anymore either.  I hope I can get pictures to post here again....blogs are much more fun to read if they have pictures.


Have a good day !!!
Be a bit Irish today.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

I have been very bad about blogging .... Too much going on.
And something has changed with posting here, I can't get any of my pictures to post... So have to work on that .

Just want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving...... Stay warm and safe....
We will chat again soon.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

October 8, 2014

October is here... The weather is changing ... We are preparing for winter...  I hate to think of days and weeks of snow.
I went on a bus tour to Des Moines, Iowa to a quilt show.  Had a great time ! Looked at so many beautiful quilts and I always admire the talent and the time it takes to make them.  I have never entered anything in a show and probably never will, but I love to see what others make.  Of course I did some shopping too !  My girlfriend and I decided that we want to learn wool appliqué.  So... We got a few kits and patterns and now we just need some more time to learn and sew.   I also want to learn to do hand appliqué.. And of course I have a pattern all picked out that I want to make.
Now our shopping sprees are our way of "stash building for retirement".

Quilt Market in Houston is coming soon... Quilt Market is a great time for shop owners to see all the new things and plan the coming year for their quilt shops and plan classes and projects.  I am always amazed at the new fabric and patterns to add to the shops and make available to the customers to foster their love for sewing and quilting.  I wish my Grandmothers could see all the fabric and tools and patterns that we now have to design and sew our quilts.  I wish that I could show my Grandmothers the quilts that I have made and that they would know that is because of them that I wanted to learn to sew and knit and make things like I saw them make. I am lucky to have quilts and doilies and things that they made.. I treasure those items and they are very much a part of me.

Time to get busy and see what I can get done today.