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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My Bad.

I signed up for the Fri. Sew In and I did sew but did not get my work posted.
Here they are better late than never. These are all for the pirate quilt I'm making for a six year old boy.The fish came out pretty good. But not so happy with the palm tree. But my bad. I put it together wrong . When all else fails read instructions. I hate ripping out seams :(
Anyone have any ideas for pirate a quilt?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Not My Work..

I found this vest at a garage sale last summer. I'm not really a quilted clothes person. But thought I'd make granddaughter some pot holders out of it. She's a fishing boat captain. I know she looks like Barbie Doll but she cab be a real tomboy.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Little Comparison Shopping.

Well actually it's a already purchased comparison.
Two years ago I bought a Dyson because everyone including the carpet cleaners told me it picks pet hair the best. And I yes it does a good job picking up hair. However I don't think it does that well on dirt and dust. My winter allergies have been really bad this year.Usually with regular vacuuming and professional cleaning of the carpets and I don't have a problem.
Being suspicious I tried a test this morning I vacuumed the family room carpet with the Dyson.Then put a new bag in my five year old Kenmore canister and went over the carpet a second time.. You guessed it a lot more dirt.The little row of lights on the right side light up red. Good grief no wonder I've had sinus have problems all winter !

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Krazy Kat...

After putting groceries away I put the bag in this chair.When I went to put it away this is what I found. Poo sitting in it. Cats love to be in things. And a couple of my little bud,Buddie.

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Day light saving makes me tired:)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

No! More Snow!

We thought the snow was over but this is what we woke up to.Dang!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Flash Back.

Three of our boys Brent, AJ, and Mick 1975 Tehran Iran.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Whine,Whine, Whine...

I don't get as much time as I'd like to quilt. Seems there's always so... much to do around here Laundry, cleaning ,shopping , cooking , exercising . Dr. appointments for me and DH , Church, walking the dogs, connecting with friends and family (gasp). For gosh sake we're retired shouldn't our live be slowing down!
I have recurring dreams that I can't get where I want to go ,or that I'm driving a car I can't stop. People that analyze dreams tell me this means I feel my life is out of control. Duh... yeah well how do I fix it? What does one want to cut out? Cooking, quilting, the dogs ?No No No..
My sis tells me I have an unrealistic standard of clean. Well how does one overcome that? Let the house go until it slides into squalor and the live with it until it ceases to bother me. Don't think so.
OK I'm done venting : )
Have a fun Fat Tuesday!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Paczki Season Again!

Since we have a large population of Polish descendants here these Paczki (Polish donuts) are very popular around here on fat Tuesday They are a cake like dough with fruit or cream filling..The stores here sell literally thousands this week.
I'm not a big fan, their a little heavy for my taste. So I think I'll make Cinnamon rolls for out Fat Tuesday.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Buying American

The last few years I've been trying to buy American made products when ever possible. So decided to start posting about it once a week.
These are made in Vermont I've been buying them for about four years .There excellent quality and my granddaughters love them.
Try them you'll love um!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Attacking Mount Washmore

Last week spent most of the week cleaning the basement . I'm taking on a scorched earth policy in there ,everything goes that's not nailed down I've made a pretty big dent. But have worn myself out so today I'm taking the day off vegging and trying to get laundry caught up thus "Attacking Mount Washmore "to steal phrase from Elizabeth over on Turtle Cottage Blog.
Here's a block of Trude's red and cream log cabin . I hope to work on if I EVER get the basement cleaned.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Quilts in Progress.

The infamous Batman quilt! This is going to be pretty simple.A Batman panel surround by these stars and three borders. Shouldn't take long.
And four of the turquoise and beige blocks for Milisa's quilt. Now if I can just get back to them. I've been trying to clean and organise our cursed basement, the bane of my existence. I swear we have messy pack ratting Elves living out there.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Stick a Fork in Me , I'm Done

I'm tired of facebook too much teenage drama at least on mine. I'll stick to the blogs and a little more in depth reporting :)
I'm working on three quilts at the moment ,niece Truds red and cream log cabin,Granddaughter turquoise and beige yellow brick road and grandsons Batman. Pictures tomorrow .
Today some snow pictures and a couple of the guys.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

13 YEARS AGO.,( click to enlarge)

Cleaning drawers I found this 1998 Christmas letter from my sis (Pat). Kinda fun to read it after so many years. Click to enlarge

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Am I Becoming Conservative?

I'm so tired d of TV constant parade of TV shows featuring teen sex, same sex marriage, drugs and rude crude behavior. sigh

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mama Make it Stop!

We haven't has as much snow as some others but it's stayed cold and so ever bit stays. I'm ready for spring.