Friday, February 7, 2014


 Or brain rot ?????
Thought I had my plans for what to do in February, but I think I am just confused.

Squeaks has the solution. Chill out and eat peppermint patties!!

Hopefully by the end of the day I will have a better idea of what I am up to.
Hope everyone is more Organized than I am.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Remember Sis--Don't Show Mom!!!

I really did get a Christmas present done in January!
Woo Hoo!!!
The rest of you can show your mom's. Shout it from the rooftops!!!

He was a serious challenge I have to say, normally I really like doing paper piecing and once I got his face done I was OK.
No pain, no gain right????
I had planned on rolling out my plan for this month today, but they called me and asked me to work so off I went. I do have some ideas so hopefully I will show them off soon.
Hope everyone had a productive, fun weekend.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Wednesday is Snow Day!!

We have had two in a row!
It is kind of fun to watch and it is all very pretty

and the boy and his dog had a good time.
Once they could get out the back door.

Two weeks in a row sewing day that Lola and I planned got snowed out.
I did use my time wisely and spent a lot of time working on my One Christmas Present a Month.
Murphy helped me finish it up yesterday with 5 hours to spare.
He slept under what I was doing instead of on it--isn't that helpful.
Now silly me forgot to take a final finished photo so I will so it off tomorrow.
Just don't show Mom!!!!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Forever in my Heart

My sweet CeCe left us recently.
She was 18, so she graced our lives for a very long time.

My quality control 

 Or just morale support

My comic relief


And all around cuddle buddy.

Miss you!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Last Thoughts of Indy

Vacation already seems like ancient history.
Never long enough!
Here are a couple more of the quilt gardens that we saw on the Heritage Trail.
These are also history now as I think they were only up through Oct 5th.
There were also lots of murals scattered about.
Even the coffee shop has a 9-patch on their sign.
Now for the rest of the purchases. This was one of the fun places I shopped.
I can't remember what I bought here; that is really sad, but here are all of my goodies.



That food one is for a new point of view. Hubby was born in the Midwest so thought I might find something in there that would make him say Mmmmmmmm!
Like the one on the cover. OMG!
So, I have been reminded so many times lately how soon Christmas will be here so I had better stop fighting with these photos and go use some of the things that I bought.
Sew, Sew, Sew!!!!
It is windy and rainy out there--I think it is the perfect sewing weather as long as the power stays on.
Happy Wednesday everybody!!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

More Travel Musing

We took a real live walk. A mile out and a mile back.
OK, here is your hidden picture (I miss those). This guy was chirping away but didn't run away.
The family threw a surprise belated graduation party for Garion while we were there.
His Aunt Janet made the cake.
Spoiled child--cards full of money!
Then we left the boy with the cousins--he got to go to real school.
I got to go look at quilt gardens and all things Amish.
They start these at the end of June, so they are a bit overgrown now but still cool.
This is a cute little Amish owned shop called Little Helpers in Shipshewana. They did not have fabric because they sold beatiful handmade quilts--I did scrutinize.
I did drool and feel inadequate!
They do however sell lots of other goodies.
I got the Every Barn Tells a Story there. The mini-mosaic book I got in Lowery's Sewing Center. Their store front is nothing to look at but it takes up most of a small strip mall in Warsaw and they used their funds on merchandise instead of curbside appeal. Very fun store.
But I got distracted--back to the Little Helpers.
Got this small quilt hanger and a long one (which I forgot to take a photo of).
DH asked where they were made and the girl said her grandfather made them.
Furthering questioning about whether they were local and came to find out he lived two houses down.
So real Amish woodworking instead of an Amish design mass produced in a factory.
We also bought large jars of the jelly that we bought small jars of last time we were in Indiana. Yummy!
OK, I am quitting for now.
1. I am having to download every picture twice before it will appear--Grrrr!!!
2. And most important--I have to get in the sewing room or else!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
More later!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Driving to Indy

You know how sometimes driving long distances can be really, really boring.
Well, this trip had some amusements.
Starting with the weather.
This had me sort of clenching the armrests a lot:
But then we started having all these cool clouds to look at.
I should have let DH take pictures while I drove because a lot of mine are bad, bad some are not horrible.
Weird rolls of clouds that really did look like cotton and two different color sky amused me.
It was gray to the left and this:
...on the right. And then a little later:
It got really foggy after that and the giant tractor trailers didn't quit, so we did for the night.
Woke up to pretty skies.
We did a U-turn to check out this little war memorial in a tiny town (and no I can't remember the name)
We found all kinds of fun stuff.
They didn't finish this sign. I think it should be Needmore Chocolate or maybe by the time we saw it, it should be Needmore Coffee.
That is enough for now--I have to get back to laundry and putting the house together after being gone. Monday morning will be here way too soon.
More things Amish to come later.