Friday, August 27, 2010

Starts September 1, 2010 to March 1, 2011


Stash Manicure Challenge

Sunday, August 22, 2010

ALmost forgot!

Ooops I almost forgot to show the pics of the granddaughters with their new quilts granny made for them! I think they liked them"

Sunday 22nd

Heyyyyy its me again" Bet you never thought I would get here. I have been so bad about posting but it just seems like the older I get the longer it takes me to do things and for some darn reason there are always more things to do".
Just found out that my stepdaughter is comming for a visit. She is planning to stay with her stepbrother as he has more room. Should liven things up around here as she is always interesting to say the least. Right now she has pink hair which is usually purple. I am sure she will be remembered by all. It will be good to see her as we haven't seen her since leaving Spokane three years ago or has it been four.? I swear the time goes by much too quickly.
Wellllllll I managed to get my doll quilt finished" although I don't know how. It seems like everytime I start looking for something I get sidetracked by something else I have run into. I found a quilt on the net yestarday and spent a good half hour figureing out the pieces so that I could make it. It is just two simple blocks but if you don't sit down and color them out on a graph paper of sorts then you loose them.
Then I ran across some other blocks that I had started a eons ago and put them up on the design wall and added a few more. Anyway the doll quilt wound up 16x `12 1/2"s This is the smallest quilt I think I have made. I might possibly have made this size for my darling granddaughter but I don't think it had as much detail. Let me tell you it requires your full concentration! Have also been working on an afghan" Did I tell you that I am always going in many different directions at once.  The doll with the doll quilt was made by a very nice lady named Pam" She has a blog called creative dawn and she does some gorgous work!
Well its about time I close for now as I have a lot of things to get finished before going back to work tomorrow. How depressing is that! I only just got home and started relaxing lols .

Saturday, August 14, 2010

deck pic.

The new deck"

Saturday the 14th

Boy am I ever glad friday the thirteenth is over with! I have never been one to fall for all of that: but I have to tell you after yestarday it made me wonder if there wasen't something too it!
First of all hubby went out to start the tiller as he wanted to put in some winter squash. It wouldn't start and then he noticed that there was someting caught in one of the tines so he pulled on it to get it out. well his hand slipped and he ran the tip of his finger right through the tip of one of the tines. He was a bloody mess and having all those nerves in the tips of your fingers sure didn't help any. He got the bleeding stopped and bandaged it all up and we didn't have to go in and get stitches like I thought we would. It probably could actually use a couple but when you have a stubborn man: I have learned after all these years together that there is a time to argue and a time to just walk away. This one looked like it would mend on its own and he had taken all of the precautions of washing it out good and soaking in peroxide so I let it go.
Then we were stitting outside on the finished deck that hubby build for us when the guiennie got upset because tripod was allowed on the deck and he wasen't. He is joined at the hip to tripod whenever he is outside. welllllllll he flew onto the grill and I shooed him away from there and he went over and landed on one of my planter boxes that contained herbs that I have been starting. welllllllll when I headed towards him he flew up to the roof of the house but not before knocking over my whole planter box. what a mess! Not too mention my herbs had just poked their little heads out a couple of days prior too this. sooooooooo I cleaned it all up and replanted. The rest of the day went fine so it wasen't a total loss. I worked on some small five inch squares for a baby quilt . I joined a small quilt group and have been playing around with the little blocks. very time consuming but fun! Will include a picture of the deck and hopefully by the next entry I can get a picture of the afghan I am working on and some of the miniature blocks.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thrusday August 5th

O.k. will someone pleaseeeeeeeeeee tell where in the world the time is goingggggg?????? It seems like I just returned home and before you know it I will be back to school. The boss called and said we have to meet on the 18th for breakfast and then the 20th  for a luncheon. I suspect the second one is to meet the new principal. So curious to see what she is like and if there will be any changes with her in charge. We have a new kitchen this year so that will be a huge change in itself. before we were in the dark ages so this new one should take a lot of the heavy lifting off of us. or should I say continuous lifting. before we had a very small freezer so whenever you needed something it was usually to the back of the freezer which meant you had to unload the whole thing to get too it. This would go on and on all week long. wellllllllll now we have a decent size freezer with shelving units so it should make our lives much easier.

At the home front we have been working on the deck that hubby started while I was in Spokane. It is almost finished and I am loving it! we went out and bought two white rocking chairs which is almost a southern tradition but I love them anyway so they would have been here regardless, then we bought two other chairs that will relline back along with a table in between. After that I picked up a barbeque grill " Just a little one for the deck. hubby has a nice one out in the yard that seldom gets used but this way we will have no exscuse not to grill.
I already love sitting out there and reading books, doing saduko puzzles and bird watching. Its like having an extra room".

Now I feel guilty that I don't have anything to show as far as crafts. I haven't managed to get back into sewing yet and the only thing I have been doing is a little bit of chrocheting on my afghan.  Next time I hope to have pictures of the front deck and will try and remember to get a shot of the afghan too. And hopefully I will have something started in the sewing dept also. take care