Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wednesday............. May 10, 2017........ Looks like a nice day !

Been very busy around here.... have had "builder guys" here working .... fixing doors, building a new porch.... all kinds of jobs.  It will be a big boost to get these done... then back to my sorting and cleaning out. 
And I have been doing a little sewing here and there.
So this week it is baskets....


A bright happy summer basket....


Have a good day !!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Dreary, cold day..........

Snow ???..... there was snow out there when I got up..... Brrrrrrrrrr.  We better not be going backwards in the weather. 


This is NEST...... a new quilt pattern...... no borders. just blocks.... It was fun to make.. went together very nice.  AND I quilted it on my Babylock Coronet.  This was the first large quilt I did on my Coronet... and I have to say I LOVE that quilting machine.  It is easy to operate..... and very sleek and quilts like a dream. The Coronet does not have any computer capabilities and that is one reason I like it.... I do free motion quilting and I am learning to use rulers... I just am tired of computers. and having to learn more computer stuff.  I have enough computer stuff on my embroidery machine... so this is GREAT... AND I am going to get all those quilts finished !! ........ok.... eventually !     I hope you are all having a good weekend...... and please leave me a comment if you read my blog.....

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Rainy Thursday

Rainy day........ normally I LOVE to nap on rainy days.... but I have a list of things to do today !
I am sewing and quilting and want to do a million other things............
I have lazy dogs laying here .......... they are not excited about going out in the rain either.....


Looks like Gus has the right idea...... sleep till the sun comes out.    My rhubarb is very happy it got some rain !...... I expect that I can pick it much earlier this year... maybe about 3 weeks.. and I can make a rhubarb dessert...... or just cook some rhubarb "sauce"...... So tell me....... what do you call a can of peaches.... when you open it and put it in a dish ?........... Peach SAUCE !!....... my husband and I have had that argument for years...... Peach sauce, Pear Sauce...... maybe we called it that because we put it in "sauce dishes"...... but... to me it will always be sauce.  What do you call it ????
Hope you have a good day !!!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Spring is "flying" by....................

Took down the snowman quilt and hung up this one......  Looks much more like spring. 
Been busy in my projects.......... sewing and sorting...... sorting and sewing........


Not much to blog about at the moment.....
I will be back soon !!!





Saturday, March 18, 2017

March 18, 2017


Another project....... there is just so much to do !   I want to chalk paint  !  So I have been reading and researching different paints.... and I am using Annie Sloan's chalk paint and wax.  This is my very first piece. 
As I was going through some "stuff"... I found this board..  it is the hymn board from my old church.... this hung in the church for many years.  What makes this special is - my dad made this.  And when they left the old church building and build a new church... or course all the old stuff had to go.  They were good enough to give if back to my dad...... and like everything else.. we saved it !  But now I am glad to have this.. and I am going to chalk paint and find a place to hang it in my home. 
This is just the first coat of paint on it.... I will work on it again today.


For those of you who know I retired..... I am really enjoying it !  I am working on so many different projects and it is great to have the time to spend on going through things and deciding what I can part with.... believe me - it is a big job !  But so far it is going pretty good.


I will show you the finished hymn board when I get it finished.





Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day !!

Wishing everyone a Happy Valentine's Day...
Today was my parent's anniversary...... they were married in 1941... they spent 5 weeks together and then my dad went off to the Army.. he was gone for 3 years.  He spent most of that time in the Philippines.  I remember every Valentine's Day he brought her red roses...... that was always so special to me to see those red roses.   
My husband is out of town this Valentine's Day........ he was concerned that he wouldn't be here to be with me today.... but that is OK.. we will have Valentine's Day another day..... It is just special to be with your special person.... no matter what day it is.


This is one of the quilts I like to display for Valentine's Day.............
I don't remember when I made this , but it was quite a few years ago........... you know.... I should have labeled all my quilts.  I would like to have pictures of all the quilts I have made..... something to do another day...
Enjoy your day !! ...... Nice here today.... going to be 34 and sunny.  Good weather for February in North Dakota.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Snowy day..........

  Didn't take a picture today..... everyone knows what blustery and snowy looks like...   We are having a cold spell again... I suppose... it is only February. 
I had a fun sewing day last Sunday..... worked on some UFO's  and today I am trying to sew up a drawer full of scraps !  I have 3 different scrap quilts I am working on..... so I get a few blocks done and some day I will have 3 big scraps quilts ready to quilt.
Oh yes, quilting !!.... I have several tops to quilt and will have more - so in the future there will be "quilting" days. 
Still sorting...... some had asked why I am not done with that ?...... LOL....... that is funny !!   There is 4 generations of people's stuff to go through.....sorry to those who think I should just chuck it.... that is not the way I work..... and... I will get through it.... it will just take longer than a week or two. 


I will keep you updated.  You have to start with the little projects and then work your way through it.


Tomorrow Gustov goes to the groomer..... poor guy , he is getting so stiff.... we figure he is 13 or 14 years old now... that is a long life for a  Large Munsterlander.  It just isn't fair that large dogs have a shorter life span than smaller dogs. 


My lunch time is done..... and I am going to sew for awhile and then sort for awhile..
Have a good day !