Saturday, June 28, 2008

Beautifull Day"

Its me again bet you thought I disapeared" Not a chance " I have this lovely little bug in my ear by the name of kerrie" Shes my lovely daughter and she is a good reminder that I need to make a post every so often. She is feeling responsible because she was the one who helped me set this up. So I guess I had better let you know what is going on today. I have been working on two dresses for the latest granddaughter and searching the net for easy patterns to take with me when I fly to spokane in a few day that I can sit down with my grandkids and let them sew!

I think it will be great fun. Have already promised my grandson that we shall cook some great dishes. With all of this going on " I want to be able to get my hands on the new grandbaby and I have come up with a great idea".My daughter has created a sling to carry her in and I am thinking that maybe I could just wear that sling myself and still keep up with the other kids. Did I mention that she is a breast fed baby? Wellllllllll I wonder if she will notice that I am not mommy????

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

Patchwork bag"

Hi guys I am back again" Have been busy around here watering plants, cooking , sewing and all the normal things one does durring the day. We have had some excitement today as the lot up in front of us has sold and they moved a home onto it today. We were amazed as the house took up most of the lot. I don't think they are going to have any yard left at all. The piece they are on is 1/4 of an acre but the back part which is in front of us is a creek so it dosen't leave them anything for a yard. There are two other homes down here as we are in a bit of a culdesack I guess you could call it. We are on two acres so have plenty of room for yard and garden. I believe the other two have the same. I have been doing something today other then watching them move in the new home. I managed to get a bag made. A friend of mine (thank you Char) shared her pattern with me . That seems to be about all I have managed to get done today. I had planned on going in and getting something done with my hair but I guess that will have to wait. maybe tomorrow.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Life is Good!

We have started picking tomatoes and cukecumbers from the garden " I love this time of year!I swear that for about two or three months out of the year hubby and I live off of sliced tomatoes and cukecumbers. This year we have added cantelope, and watermellon to the list. Our zuchinni isen't producking yet but it should be soon. Have you ever deepfired zuchinnie??????? ohh you haven't lived untill you try that one. Just slice up your zuchinni dip them in egg and milk then dip it into flour with a little ceyanne pepper and garlic powder added then back into the egg and milk mixture again. Deep fry it untill golden brown yummmmmmmmmm

Friday, June 20, 2008

watermellon pickle recipe

Just received permission to post this recipe from the lady that gave them too me from one of my groups here goes: If any of you get them made before i do" please let me know how they turned out.

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.

Recipes going around in my head:

Did I tell you that I love recipes too! I wish that I could say I have cooked as many as I have collected but alas that is not the case. I did collect one today that I haven,t heard mentioned in years. Watermellon pickles! Will have to go by the store tomorrow and see if I can find some canning jars. will let you know how they turned out once I get them made.

Another one of my hobbies is gardening and today we have been outside working in the yard. will include pics of the veggies. They are getting so close and about the time they start comming on strong I will be flying off to Spokane to visit my daughter and grandkids. My hubby will enjoy them while I am away and I know that he will call me daily with full reports on how yummy they are!.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

New Granddaughter

For those of you who know me" Know that kerrie is my daughter and that she just gave me the most beautifull granddaughter on the eighteenth of may. So yes sweety I will post a picture of the baby quilt that you designed and I made for her. It was a group effort. The very best kind!

Gift pillow finished

Sometime ago I joined a gift making group. It seems like we have groups for just about everything these days. Anyway: I have been making all kinds of things to fill up my gift box. Today I managed to finish a pillow that I had started some time ago. I have this terriable habbit of starting things and getting them almost finished and then they are set aside while I start something new. So I actually feel quite good to be getting this out of the way. I got the scrappy border idea somewhere on the web and love it! Helps me use up some of my stash and I love the look. I will be making more of these!.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Blogging Profile

Everyone keeps telling me how easy this is so I guess it is about time I come into the newest computer age. I convinced my darling daughter to check this out for me and she created one so now I have no exscuse.
I am currently from N.C. and I have ten grandkids and twin great grandsons. Today is our 25th wedding anniversary so we have been together quite awhile for a second marriage. My hobbies are quilting, gardening, embroidery, chrochet and I am recently trying to teach myself to knit with help from some great vidios.
Since it is our anniversary , it might be nice of me to go spend some time with my hubby . will check back here soon.