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 !





Saturday, February 4, 2017

A tisket.........a tasket......... I made a pretty basket......

I have been busy making baskets....... the two blue ones are quite large......... they came out bigger than I thought they would.  I really enjoy making these... each one comes out different...  I will be making more of these and having them for sale at the  "Lake Sale" in June....  so between making baskets..... all my sorting and packing....... and sewing...... I will be busy.... or I should be....  


Just had a little snow shower and now the sun is coming out....... looks like a nice Saturday for us.  Still cold temps, but not bad.  
Lots to do today ......... so I better get busy..........
What are you up to this weekend ???.....

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Time to get serious about this sorting stuff....... I am not very good at it.  But I decided the first thing I need to do is gather the stuff that I know will move with me..... you know... the important stuff.....like my "stash"... so that took me a couple days to gather that.....it should fit here...... in this half of the room....... ya right.
ok..... got most of it together....  Now I can start going through other boxes and see what wonderful treasures I find.  Still not sure if I am going to do an estate sale........ or auction....... or sell it piece by piece... I have a lot of furniture that will not make the move. 


BUT........ I am loving my retirement.... my time is my own....... and I can do what I want...... get up early.... take naps....... eat at odd hours.......just about anything goes.
Well, my coffee break is over now...... the boxes are calling me......



Friday, January 13, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017

(He really does have ears)...... Sitting in bed the other night working on my New Wave Crochet afghan... and I always have help.
Been very cold the last couple days..... last night I picked up hubby at the airport and it was -24 at 11pm... and poor guy came home with a horrible head cold... so he is feeling under the weather.  I made him chicken soup and hot lemonade... he feels a bit better tonight.  Now I hope I don't get it.


The weather man says it will warm up in the next couple days.  Maybe 30 ABOVE !!!
But I would rather have the cold temps than ICE.... I hear them talking on the weather channel about the impending ice storm further south..... YUCK.... Ice is the worst !


My tea is ready so think I will have to cup and hit the recliner for the evening.
Stay warm and stay safe.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

January 10........... Day 10 of RETIREMENT

Today is January 10, 2017...... and I am retired !!  I guess I have been loafing the first few days......trying to get into the swing of things. 
Husband went back to work......so this is my first week home......... alone......... to do what I please !


So......... I had plans today to do some sorting and some sewing....... then I woke up and saw this.....
SNOW.........way too much snow !! ........
so I guess snow-blowing is on the schedule for today.
    But the great thing is................ I can take all day to do it..... because I don't have to go anywhere !!
  How is your New Year going so far ??
I will be seriously starting on my "down-sizing" very soon...... but always good to take a couple days to just veg.........and blow snow.
Have a good day !!!