Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Maybe I should have brought the trash cans in before I took the picture huh? : )
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Here is a photo of the Toledo Lighthouse. I know it's not much in the world of lighthouses but we like it :) My son took this picture last spring while fishing for walleye. Isn't that water beautiful?
Friday, October 26, 2007
Sis ask me to see if I could locate him or maybe his family thinking they might like to have the clipping. Well with the help Yahoo white pages I did manage to find his younger brother. He told me Arvel was now 86 a retired football coach and lived very near him and that they had just been talking about the rescue . He was very excited and said yes he couldn't wait to get the newspaper clipping. He was a very friendly gentlman and told me interesting stories of his own Military experience. How he ,took part in the Normandy invasion and the liberation of Dachau.
These WW2 vets are leaving us everyday and they have so much to tell we really should take more time to listen and record more of their stories.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
I'm planning a Dutch Delft wall hanging there. I hope to get started on soon. I've collected some cute quilt patterns for it, a wooden shoe,a dutch girl carrying water and a windmill. I think I'll start that as soon as the nesting robin is finished.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
problems with anxiety and making these little Red Work squares seemed to relax me. I really had no one in mind to give the quilt to so was not motivated to get it done. Well finally this week here it is all quilted. Just needs a binding. Yesterday I drove to the Maumee quilt shop and purchased the red fabric laying on top for that purpose. The gingham in the quilt is not a true red it has a pink tone to it so the sales lady and I decided a burgundy red would go best. I really prefer a true red, burgundy not being my favorite but... the true reds made the gingham look faded and/or washed out. I also have a bunch of Blue Work squares that need to be made into a quilt. Still don't know who to give them to. I think I need twin granddaughters (are you listening Paula and Jenny : )
The LQS in Maumee is about a block from the river so while I was waiting for it to open I walked down and took a couple pictures.There were some big white birds flying around but I don't think I caught any on camera.
So the projects of the coming week will be the binding the Red Work Quilt and working on the nesting Robin. Dorothy's 4th pick is "Make Way for Ducklings" A really cute book and I will of course be making little ducks in a row :)
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
I made the witch dress, bought the accessories at the dollar store and thrift shop except the witch hat and braids that is a halloween hat for a dog that came from the feed store.
I took these pictures this morning but as you can see the date is wrong. Does anyone know how to change the date on a digital camera?
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
I've had this pot of geranium on my patio since May doing nothing. I swear when I bought the plants they were about three inches high and they hadn't grown at all not even an inch until about three weeks ago. Then they took off and are blooming now that killing frost is over due. The morning glory vine is on my sis's front porch in NE and it did kind of the same thing. It did grow but nary a bud until about two weeks ago. Patty's been whining that it was going to freeze before she got a flower. Then one morning about two weeks ago there was about twelve big blue flowers there to greet her in the morning. It's been a weird summer for flowers.
Now about football. For all those rabid Husker fan cousins in NE "How about them Buckeyes" heh heh heh
Monday, October 15, 2007
Don't you love happy endings?
A few weeks ago someone lost this little dog in the small NE town where my sis lives. They plastered these signs all over town and mailed one to everyone with a mailing address in the area. And guess what? Little Peanut was found and returned! The gratful owners posted a notice in the local paper of Peanut's rescue. Isn't she a sweet little dog.
I see these lost dog posters all the time.They always make me sad wondering if the owners ever find their dogs. Good to know some do.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
The fat lady on the trail is me. You can imagine how I looked three months ago 35 pounds heavier. I have twenty more to go to be in my desired weight range.
Friday, October 12, 2007
DH took one look and said "it looks like Chistmas wrapping paper!" Son and DDIL came over took one look ands said "it looks like Christmas wrapping paper!!"
OK, I confess I did purchase it off the Christmas sale shelf last Jan. at the LQS but... the sales lady agreeded with me that she thought it had an American Indian feel. But then of course she was trying to unload a bolt of this.
Oh well, today it's off in the mail (all five yards) to Sandy and her wonderful group making Christmas stockings for the troops. And my son's curtian? They picked another woodsy fabic from my stash and the curtian I made for then is hanging in their den as we speak.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
Also changed the Harolds Crayon row. Decided to replace the rick rack moutian with a "Moon Over the Mountian " block. I wasn't sure I liked it a first. It seemed really big and to dominate the whole row. But like DH says IT IS A MOUNTIAN. LOL
Now the scare-wee ( as my grandson says) part . Seven this morning I'm back in my bedroon with only a small light from the hall. Jack starts a low growl and is looking at the side window and I hear something shuffling through the fallen leaves. I peek out expecting to see a racoon,deer or some other animal. Instead I see the figuare of a tall man walk up my neighbors drive,try the garage door finds it locked , then go around the side, come back slowly shuffle back down the drive and out into the street. There are two guys that live there and I know they leave for work around six. Last year on Halloween their house was vandalised, totally trashed inside. This is usually a very quiet neighborhood. I think maybe their targeted because their gay. I will tell them about the incident tonight.
Friday, October 5, 2007
I have been participating in the Nesting Robin Dorothy's hosting. Her first two book choices were" The Kissing Hand "and "Harold and the purple Crayon". Here are my rows for those books. I'm making a childrens row quilt ,bed size or maybe throw .We'll see. I still have some details to finish like the racoon's eyes, the school bus wheels and I want on emboidery the out line of a little boy and a bed on an upper window of the house. Also teeth on the dragon (DH has false teeth so for now the dragons named George after him.hee hee hee.) Still need to sew down the rick rack mountain right now it's just pinned. But from looking at this picture I think I need to change that a little. Maybe bring the mountain all the way down. Right now it looks as though the hot air balloon is dangling from it. These rows are not sewn together yet so they look a little wonky and the horse head sticking up over the top is another project pinned to the board behind these.
Thursday, October 4, 2007