Monday, December 31, 2012
Aside from the bus ride, Chritmas was so much fun and I felt so loved and spoiled. Probably the most unusual thing that I got was a beautiful hot pink cuckoo clock. It sounds horrendous...A cross between a horse neighing and a sick crow but oh so beautiful. Seeing the kids was the best part. Big and little...(my children and grandchildren.) I made the most awesomest (I know, I know, it really isnt a word but it fits ok?) prime rib! You coat it in spicy mustard, salt and pepper and rosemary then roll it in rock salt. When it is done you break the salt shell with a hammer. It is yummy.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
I leave tomorrow and I have so much to do yet! Luckily I leave late at night for my daughter's house so I have all of tonight and the whole day tomorrow! I have two quilts to quilt and bind and three mini quilts to make. This is when I wish I had my quilter set up. I can quilt fast, but my shoulders get so tired pushing all the fabric thru a regular sewing machine! Ok, instead of whining about what isn't done, I will show pictures of a few things that are. I finished the blue wreath and mailed it to my daughter. She got it and called me all excited. She told me she had just been looking at one that was 60.00 and mine is way prettier! I thought that was the best compliment, I always worry that not everyone will appreciate my homemade things. So here it is....
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
There should be more because I am frantically working away trying to get more Christmas things done...Here is todays projects though...
Thursday, December 6, 2012
In an emergency I am your girl. I go into some kind of zen place until things are taken care of and then I get the jitters and shakes when it is over. When my little sister split her chin right open, my mom called me to take her to the ER. I came upon a really bad car accident one winter where one lady had died and another was in shock. I wrapped the second woman up in a blanket and held her still and had the second passerby call 911. I stayed with her until the ambulance came...Total calm. Really. You get the idea.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
First of all I just want to say, get your mind out of the gutter girlfriend! The balls I am referring to are vintage Christmas balls...More of that in a minute! (haha) This is the first time I am linking up with Work Table Wednesday. If you are new to my blog, then welcome and don't let my opening statement scare you. So what is on my worktable? Let's take a peek.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
I have participated in Jenny Matlock's Alphabe Thursday once before and also her colorwriting prompts. It is great fun, I just was struggling so much that I could'nt commit to anything on a regular basis. Things are better so here I am! I love to write and tell stories and this gives me an outlet and lets me meet a lot of other bloggers too...Go check it out, it is a lot of fun. http://www.jennymatlock.blogspot.com/ A is for attached. Several weeks ago, I pulled up in my driveway and the security light came on and I saw a tiny little black kitten under my porch. At first I wasn't even sure it was a kitten because it was so small. I dropped my groceries and ran to get a better look. There was a tiny little hole in the siding and as I went to grab him, he tried to wriggle into it. The kitten was terrified of me and I could tell that he was starving. Leaving the groceries in the rain no , I took him inside where I could look at him. He not only was tiny, he was young. It looked like his eyes had just opened. I have a back porch with a pantry area. It has no door so I covered it with a quilt and I keep my kitchen door open for my two cats. Their litter box is in there and there are also some storage boxes. The minute I put him down, he dashed for that pantry..He was so small he could'nt get in the litterbox even if he wanted to so I made him a tiny one in an old dustpan. I set some wet cat food out on a little plate. Hunger overcame the fear and he came out and dove in watching me to make sure I didnt come to close. Someone must've dumped him.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Thank you so much to all of you who helped Taylor have the kind of birthday she deserved. She was so excited "That people she does'nt know would do that for her..." I was as touched by generosity as she was. Giving just feels wonderful does'nt it? I have to show a couple of pictures just to show her off... Here she is in the Christmas dress I made for her. It started as a thrifted "bigger" sleeveless dress. I cut it down, added sleeves, an underskirt, a handsewn rose and ribbon trim...I think she looks so pretty.
Monday, November 12, 2012
The quilt that I mentioned in the last post is almost done. It will be finished tonight and then I can get it mailed. It feels good! Jean at quiltingranny.blogspot.com organized a quilt drive for the families who lost people in the theater shooting and the survivors. (she still needs a few quilts done. hint, hint.) The family I am making this for lost their husband and father. He was in the navy and saved someone by throwing them down and lying on top of someone. His quilt is done in Nautical fabrics.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Halloween was very quiet. I missed my grandkids, but I adopted the little girl upstairs, Taylor.
Friday, October 12, 2012
I have been continuing to make my new life. I have discovered thrift stores...I have found some of the coolest things to redo for just a few dollars. It lets me "shop" too, so I dont feel so deprived. I will show some redo's on my next post. I have been doing house things and work. Also reading a lot. The library in Ogden is huge and I am really enjoying it. I did finish the zombie swap...Now that it is over I can show you what I sent.