Thursday, December 25, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
I probably should have taken this closer up so that you could see that those little gold lines in the seams are actually fancy embroidery stitches but its too late now. you get the idea"
Friday, November 28, 2008
We had a nice Thanksgiving dinner with my hubbies son and his family. We all ate wayyyy too much. Hubby cooked a turkey in his newest toy" Its called a char broil oilless fryer. essentially it is a large pot type thing that you put a turkey or anything else in that you want to cook and it cooks faster and without oil. He cooked the turkey in two hours. The turkey was very moist and so far we all love his fryer! We had wayyyyyyyy too much food: We had turkey, ham, a potatoe casserole , mashed potatoes, gravy, collards , spinch dip, yams, creamscicle salad, pumpkin roll, several different cheese cakes and dump cakes rolls, and all the things associated with thanksgiving. And like all good people we ate and went home to lay back in our chairs and watch t.v. lols It was very nice but I soooooooooooo miss having my daughter and my grandkids around too. You would think that being able to spend three weeks with them in July would make me miss them a little less but I think it makes me miss them even more. Being with them for that long gives me a chance to get to know each one of their personalities. Before this we would go back and fourth twice a year for three or four days and they would drive over to our house once so we saw each other three times a year. That is when we only lived about seven hundred miles from each other. I had my own beauty shop so it was difficult to get away any longer at a time then that. Now I am working as a child nutricianist for the school district so that I have my summers off and can fly back for three weeks at a time. I can't wait untill July gets here again.!
I would love to show you all some projects that I have made since my last post but I just haven't managed to get any sewing done. I think between work and the house I am doing good to keep up with my emails. I am hoping very soon I will become inspired to get something completed.
The allergy season is here again. It seems soooooooo strange to suffer from allergies in november but I guess this is normal for north carolina. back home you would suffer durring the summer time. Well I think this is about all that is new around here so I will stop rambling on and hopefully the next time I post " there will be something new to show you. Take care and hope you all had a very nice Thanksgiving!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Is she not just the cutestttttttttt thing you have ever seen!
I also have to add one of my most favorite pictures of my handsome grandson" Isen;t it strange how a certain picture just seems to grab at your heart strings. Well this one is the one that does mine . Not sure why but it just really says Daniel too me"
The next one is Kristina She is another love of my life. Sooooooooooo sweet and sooooooooooo smart. To know her is to love her".
And of course the little blonde is the other love of my life! She can tell you anything and everything you ever wanted to know about bugs! ohhhhhhhhhhhh how I miss these guys!
Hopefully I will feel much better here soon and be able to post some projects. Untill then I am wishing you all a happy holliday season.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
And last are my square in a square blocks" these too are addictive! I loveeeeeee scrap quilts there is just something so interesting about them" they are so unplanned. I have never been one for purchasing a certain amount of planned fabrics for a quilt" To me it is just boring to use the same fabric over and over. Now this dosen't mean that I don't love seeing the finished products " I just don't enjoy working on them.
And last but not least is my cat" She loves being around to watch what I am doing. At one time she would have been right in the middle of all those flowers as I was laying them out! But these days she is content just watching.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Also a bag for one of my girlfriends christmas gifts and then two bags that I made for my granddaughters. Have been working on some cloth christmas books for newest granddaughter Kaitlin. They should be finished this weekend and on the way to her in Washington.
The weather is beginning to cool down here in North Carolina. We are enjoying the cooler temperatures. But thankfull that we are not having snow to deal with. Between hubby and myself it would be a huge problem to have to shovel white stuff these days.
Oh I almost forgot. we went to the local fair yestarday after work. It was fun as we saw all the animals and are considering getting some chickens for our back yard. The quilts were a dissapointment. There were only about five of them and they were someones older grandmothers quilts. Evidently there is not a lot of people interested in quilting here in this warm climate. On a brighter note the funnel cakes were great! Not that either one of us needed the caleries. lols
O.k. I am off to go watch americas most wanted. Hope everyone has a great week!
Saturday, September 20, 2008
O.k. will be back later and hopefully be able to post some pics for you. take care Linda
Monday, September 8, 2008
October is an easy one but now I need to find something for this month. I am thinking this could get to be fun! Nowwwwwwwwww I wonder who has my name????????????
Friday, September 5, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tomorrow we are taking my hubby in for a knee surjury so that he can hopefully stop going through a lot of pain. He tore a ligiment this summer just walking the dog. Getting old is for the birds. Anyway we have been put on hold for a lot of things waiting to get this done. If this works they are going to look into his other knee next.
I am back to work for the school district and that has been keeping me busy. They have something they do every year called a secret pal program. You sign up and fill out a paper letting them know what your favorite color is, your hobbies , likes and dislikes. Then they will have a drawing and pair you up with someone else as a secret pal. you know who your pal is but they do not know who you are. Each month you leave some little surprise in their school mail box and at the end of the year you get to meet them. One of the girls in the kitchen that I work with has done this several times and was complaining that no one else from the kitchen participated soooooooo I said I would. It should be interesting. I have already started. we were at wallmart today and they had already put out the halloween things. I found two adorable halloween candle holders so that will be my october gift.
We are also waiting to see what hurricane Hanna is going to do. If she decided to hit North carolina we could get wet! Hopefully she will skirt right on past us. This is the worst part of the season for the hurricanes. After this month it should start calming down as the ocean waters cool off.
I have been working on the infimas grandmothers flower garden quilt so it is growing , and along with that I have started an applique square of four hearts and some smaller hearts joined with vines. If it turns out I will post a picture later.
Have also been working on suduko puzzles. Do any of you do these? I swear when I was in Spokane this summer my daughter mentioned it and I told her that I had tried one earlier and just could not figure the darn things out. Wellllllll my little eight year old granddaughter happened to be sitting at the table and said Grandma Linda I can teach you how to do them". Wellllllllllllll I thought" IF she can do these then by gosh I can! so she proceeded to teach me how. I have been hooked ever since! These really are quite fun too do! I have them all over the place including in my bag. They come in very handy at the doctors office and anywhere else you are caught waiting.
Take care untill next time. Linda
Friday, August 22, 2008
Have wanted to get out and play around in my garden but the chiggers have been sooooooo bad this year that they are eatting me alive. They seem to like some people better then others. Hubby can be outside all day long and they don't even attempt to bite him. Now let me stick my nose out the door and they have bitten me all over my body. And anyone that knows anything about chiggers knows that they itch for a good week afterwards. It is as bad as getting caught up in poisin ivy. One of my friends from work said she sprays herself with off and that seems to keep them away so I will have to give that a try.
My daughter called and told me that my granddaughter is gaining weight Yessssssssssss we are so happy for her! She is such a cute little thing. Can you tell I am a proud granny? She sent me this picture of her the other day . This is a doll that I made for her two sisters before her, its one of those topsy turvy dolls that has a dolls head at each end, anyway she says that Kaitlin dosen't want to let go of it. She has a very good grip on it for her age. So now that she is getting to the age where she is noticing things I was standing in line at wallmart and this cute little baby doll just jumped into my cart! Hubby asked where that came from and I told him I didn't know it was just there. He said yeah it just jumped in all by itself right? Hmmmmm wonders upon wonders. Anyway it is on the way to my sweet little grandbaby as we speak.
Well I had better go get some breakfast as the tea I drank this morning is wearing thin. take care untill next time.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Creamsickle Salad1 small sugar free orange jello1 cup boiling water1 small sugar free instant white chocolate pudding mix1 can mandarin oranges8 oz. cool whip1/3 cup sour creamDissolve jello in boiling water, add juice from oranges. Let cool. Stir in pudding to dissolve then add oranges. Fold in cool whip and sour cream.I am diabetic so I get the oranges in their own syrup and feel I can partake of this delicious salad without too much harm.If you don't like this salad I will refund twice what you paid for the recipe......
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
The other think I have been working on is a pin cushion I found while searching the net on the better homes and garden site. I thought this was sooooooooo cute. so I finished it this morning for an addition to my gift box. I already have someone in mind but will not mention any names in case she happens to visit here and see this post.
It won't be long before I have to go back to work as school starts back in the end of August so I am going to try and get as much as I can done between now and then.
If you have read my previous posts you know that I am looking for a picture of a lizzard " I still have yet too see one. I wonder if they tend to disspapear when it gets hot. Its been in the ninties here last week so maybe once it starts cooling down I will be able to get that picture. I sure hope so as I hate dissapointing my granddaughter. Well I am back to the kitchen in my quest for the perfect body. I am going to make some low carb meatballs. Take care and will hopefully be back soon.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
Thought I would post a couple of different bags I have made. There is something so internal about searching for the perfect bag! I love bags the way most women love shoes. Lazzy girl designs have come out with some really cute bags that are easy to construct. I am also so thrilled with all the vidios out now that walk your through everything" It is so great to watch it being constructed right before your eyes. I am one of those people that likes to see the object in front of me" Not much of a pattern type person so all the tutorials are great too.
Another thing I love making are quilts"This one is still on my design wall. One of my problems is that I am always finding new patterns that i want to try before I finish the old ones. so like many other quilters I have several unfinished projects. I have only recently began trying to finish up some of the unfinished projects. One is this table runner which I have down to the stitching of the binding in the back. almost finishedddddddddd. In fact that is probably what I should be doing right now. You all take care and have a great holliday.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
We are on the count down for the trip so have been checking out all the current rules for flying. My girlfriend who is going with me as she has family in spokane also so we thought it would be great if we could both fly together. Anyway she sends me an article on how they are not taking care of the airplanes and all the things that can go wrong. I wrote back and explained to her that we will be soooooo much safer in a plane then we would be in a car that the statistics are in our favor by a huge margin. She wrote back and said she wasen't really worried anyway. ha she was too! I am going to have to stay awake on the flight to keep her occupied I can tell" and this is only my second flight. I kind of enjoyed sitting by the window and watching us leave the ground the last time. It was equally exciting to watch us decending. It is really amazing when you stop and think about this hugeeeeeee heavy airplane flying in the air . It still blows my mind how this is accomplished.
Did I tell you that we have an adopted three legged dog we call tripod? Well we also have a guiennie and the guiennie and the dog have become good friends. They jump all over each other the dog gets the guiennie down on the ground untill you think that he is killing the poor thing and then about the time you can't hold your breath any longer he lets the guiennie up and then its the guiennies turn. He comes at the dog wings and all and jumps all over him. If anyone witnessed these two they would think they were killing each other (we did the first time we saw it) but they are actually playing together. We take the dog for a walk every nite up the driveway to the mailbox. we live on two acres so its a block or so to the mailbox and the highway. The guiennie has taken to walking with us. People are amazed to see him walking along with us like another dog. He dosen't seem to realize that he isen't a dog so all goes well.
O.k. I had better go figure out what to fix for dinner and hopefully get back here soon with some more news. ohhhhhhhh will include a picture of hubby , dog ( tripod) and (pretty boy ) our guiennie. Now anyone that has ever seen a guinnie up close knows that is the furthest thing from the truth but he likes the name so it is what I use.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Rind of 1/2 melon,
Cut off skin and pink part, then cut in small pieces.
Soak overnight in salt water (1 tbsp salt to 1 qt water)
Make syrup of 2 cups vinegar, 2 cups water, and 4 cups sugar. Add 1 tbsp cinn, 1 tsp allspice and 1 tsp cloves all in a bag. Boil 10 min. Pour over drained melon rind which has been cooking in water until transparent. Pour into hot jars and seal.