Monday, August 24, 2015

UP since 3:30am

Roasting my roma tomatoes time to cook (feel like Breaking Bad) my sauce/gravy. House smells wonderful.

I have been busy making totes for WOCS.

& pillow cases, eye class case for Seniors.

LuLu bags are great for recycle, my son loves this store, I can't afford it.
Lots going on today, grand daughter first day in kindergarten and did not cry.  That is why I have been up since 3:30am.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

"A Long Time Gone" by Karen White

Do you belong to a book club?  I belong to 2 of them and I am so so happy I do.  Last night Karen White the author of "A Long Time Gone"  Skyped with us and answered all of our questions.  Authors are very very busy people so to take time out for a discussion is a gem.  Check out her Facebook page; she is training her new puppy.  We all loved her book, the writing is knowledgeable, her research is incredible, characters are who we would have loved in our life or get to know better.
The book takes place in the south and it is about family situations.

Her new book in hard cover is:

The Sound of Glass

The book club I belong to is at  Knowles of Mercy retreat center, 25 acres of beautiful country.  We have a delicious dinner prior to the discussion.  

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Stitching, Beeswax and Canning.

I am having lots of fun stitching.  I told my husband if you see me stitching that means i am HAPPY.

I love beeswax for candles and also for sewing, it makes my thread stiffer. A new book by Petra Ahnert has lots of good information.

 I brought in lots of tomato but it only made three jars.  But that is okay.
 I also got in exercising.
I hope you are having a great day.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

A Good Day!

What is a good day for you?  A good day is when I get up, had a good nite sleep,  a good cup of coffee in the morning.  I love it when I don't have to go anywhere - "yes" I have to water the plants at church, go exercise, visit a dear friend and bring her a meal.  My "to do list" is minimal today.

Starting a new project.
Brenda Karls-Nace is a great designer.  She makes quilts, cross stitch and an active jogger and lots of other creativity.

Red White & Blue - check her out on Blue Ribbon Designs.

I love doing projects with sections in it, applique quilting is not one of them.  

I am in my happy place - did my chores outside and I am going to stitch for an hour, read "A Long Time Gone" by Karen White, then work on my charity quilts - need to bind a quilt today.  Freeze some corn and then tonite watch Season 5 of "Breaking Bad".  Netflix is an addiction so I just watch at nite.

Make sure you have a good day.



Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Been Enjoying Nature

I have been on a retreat in the country and it was so so peaceful.  Sometimes you need some solitude, the bad part is you have to come back to reality.

I had a lovely time, read two books and did some sewing.  In the evening a glass of wine was in order.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Puzzles summer fun

I brought a book with six puzzles in them - challenge is the pieces are all the same you go by the design.

I brought an Angel Food cake, put cool whip on it and the children decorated it.  It was delicious.

This one took us 3 nights to do.

 It is fun to do things with grand kids that I did when I was young.

Have a great day I am taking a nap - I deserve it.


Monday, June 29, 2015

Hexie/CSA and Taking a Brake

I have my hexie quilt on my dining room table, I want the grand kids to see the finished product.
My grand kids loved helping me.  they would clue the template, thread my needle, do stitching, cut the hexies and fabric.

I am going to take a brake from blogging, family are coming in for about 2 weeks.  Today I made stuffed cabbage, pork roast and tomorrow baked ziti.  I need some meals on hand since we will be busy and I don't want the oven on - it just get to warm in the house.

I am so excited about joining the CSA - I received broccoli, cabbage and wonderful lettuce.
 Make sure you sign up - it helps the farmers and I am prepping meals ahead of time.

Have a great summer!