Saturday, January 31, 2009
Since I've been doing apron swaps I always wanted an apron package from Val. I've seen the nicest and cutest stuff in her swaps and now I am the proud owner of one.
She sent me a valentine print apron with little polka dot print on the pocket and ties with eyelet trim on the pocket. And it is lined. So very nice and cute. And she tops this great apron off with a crocheted heart hot pad and scrubbie. And there is even more. A crocheted heart book mark and heart pin. Wait I am not through. Look in the pocket of the apron. She sent me flower seeds in 3 little envelope packets. Even the flower seeds were grown and picked by her. There is also a magnetic note pad with hearts. And a cute valentine dish towel. And of course a little box of chocolates.
I have learned something from her package to me -- That handmade items are the best!
This is the apron package I sent her. A heart apron, heart magnets, heart bookmark, heart picture frame, and little box of chocolates.
Friday, January 30, 2009
friday? technically yes, but not the answer
end of the month? technically yes, but no
brrrrrr cold? technically yes, but no
pay day? technically yes, but no
it's garage sale day on the way to work!!
today I went to 2. i bought a basketball goal for $1.
it is the red round iron goal. it has a almost new net on it and the screws are in a bag taped to
it. It's a heavy duty one with the triple hooks that holds the net.
why I wanted this you ask?
we always had one at home when the kids were growing up and it's still thee. I loved playing it just by myself while the kids were at school. and me and the kids would play horse and stuff with it. And then when their friends were over they would all play. I like basketball. Since we moved a few years ago, we never put one up. I wanted one again. Now I can play by myself and when the kids come we can play a game. Now I just have to buy a basketball.
Yippee! I can't wait to play.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
This set of glasses and pitcher caraffe are from the 60's. They were my grandma's. And she gave them to me many years ago. She collected them out of Duz detergent. I can remember her coming home from the grocery and emptying the detergent to get her next piece to add to the set. I have 10 tea glasses and 6 juice glasses and the pitcher. I don't use them but they do claim front row seating in my china cabinet with other treasures from my grandma!
The pieces have etched leaves on the glass with silver trim around the top edge and the pitcher has the wood handle with a built in silver metal holder around the pitcher. I have come across a few glasses like this in antique stores and flea markets, but never purchased any extra ones.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
1. I have a fear of the dentist. I will cancel appointments 4 or 5 times before I actually go and then when I get there I hope they tell me they have to reschedule.
2. I loved school. Some of my teachers would even let me teach the lesson in front of the class. I had to have straight A's. Once I cried all night because I got punish work in Jr. High. My first punish work ever. And it wasn't even my fault. The whole class had to copy part of the dictionary for someone's misbehavior.
3. I have to have peace and harmony in my household. I will do what ever it takes to have it.
4. I have to have Coca-Cola everyday, the real thing!
5. We have 3 kids, had 1 miscarriage. Wish we had more kids.
6. I do not like grocery shopping. You have to take groceries off the shelf, put in cart, take out of cart, put on checkout, take off checkout, put back in cart, take out of cart, put in car, take out of car, put on kitchen counter, take off counter, put in pantry, take out of pantry, cook. That is too much work involved.
7. In the last 4 years I have had 5 jobs. And was unemployed some of that time too. I have to confess I am a job hopper!
8. I like 99 degree weather all year long.
I'm suppose to tag 8 others. Here they are:
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Poor Poochie, she tries to help too much.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Don't you like it? Wouldn't you have paid $5 for it?
She is so sweet. I gave the lady $5 and carried my new baby to my truck.
She will have a special place in my spring garden in a few months.
I may place a flowering vine in her bird feeder, instead of having birds peck on her while eating bird feed. So the owner of the shop got the business deal that day and a I think I got a steal for a few dollars more!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I went over to the house and loaded up my truck with large pretty ceremic flower pots.
See how pretty. They all look this good.
I ended up with 10 large ones and 4 small ones.
And even a few lamps were loaded in my truck.
These 2 lamps date back from years ago. I like them.
And this one is a pretty light light blue with that embossed design you see. The camera was held crooked because I had to stretch my arm out to get to it to get the picture.
All in a days work!!
Monday, January 19, 2009
Two swaps are ready for the mail. I signed up for a valentine apron swap at Aunt Pitty Pats. And an Easter swap and a Winter Basics and Baubles Swap. Plus a couple of to-finish projects for myself.
These are two quilts I plan to quilt in the next few months. I made the quilt tops a while back and need to get them quilted and finished.
This is a Dresden Plate pattern. And can you tell this is an airplane?
I have a person waiting in the wings with 1 of her own quilt tops she made that I volunteered to quilt for her.
See this quilt picture sample. I am determined to get this made in a single twin size just in time for Easter. It's a pattern for a wall hanging, but I'm going to tweak it a little for my project by adding a lot more blocks just like these. Cute huh?
It calls for 8-12 different coordinating fabrics and fusible web for applique. I should be able to machine quilt it, so it should go really fast, fast, fast. Which is what I need -- something fast and easy. This should do the trick. And if goes as planned -- quick and easy -- I would like to make more than one!!! Don't worry, I'm always like this. My eyes are bigger than my stomach or my goals are bigger than reality. I'll let you know how many gets made.
All these projects will keep me busy till spring and will keep me out of trouble!!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
This blog invests and believes in Proximity- 'nearness in space, time and relationships.'
These blogs are charming and the bloggers aim to find friends and BE friends.
They are not interested in self-promotion.
The hope is that when the ribbon of these 'awards' are cut, even more friendships are made.
With that in mind, please take a moment to visit the blogs I have chosen. We are to pass this on to 8 bloggers whom we consider friends. So, here you go, read on!
Gin Gin -- We found each other's blog by both our names being Gin. You can't help but be bloggy friends having the same name.
Sharon -- Her blog is so sweet - all about family and home.
Peg --sisters are friends forever.
Bobbie--sisters are friends forever. She's been blogging quite a while and I know she has made friends thru blogging far and near.
Holly--another new blog friend.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Your giveaway is sooo beautiful. I am amazed at all of You being so generous. Thank You and a Happy, Blessed New Year.
A winter white table runner made by me with satiny lining and tassel fringe ends, with Cambridge 4 piece spreader set, 6 winter fragrant candles, 6 napkin rings, and 6 linen napkins all stored in a keepsake box. Congratulations Kaye. I have contacted you via email. Please reply back with needed info. This was such fun and very enjoyable. I will plan to do another giveaway soon.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I think I will love the lavender. I have never grown any. But it looks so pretty and I like purple and the stuff you can do with the fragrance. I like roses too. I really like climbing roses for some reason. And the passion flower you see here I want to try. I also want to order clematis. I didn't get a picture of it from the book, but it is marked and I difinitely want to order some.
Aren't you excited for spring to arrive?
Saturday, January 10, 2009
This is what my winter yard looks like today.
There are still leaves falling from the trees.
There are still flowers blooming.
There are still shorts and short sleeves being worn.
There are still cook outs on the grill.
What can I say. I love summer weather all year long.
Friday, January 9, 2009
And why not look at the den while you are looking.
You've probably already seen the dining room in my Thanksgiving and Christmas post.
And downstairs bed and bath. Oh there you are Poochie! It's time to get up, naptime is over.
All these pictures (except the refrig pics) were taken last summer. So now you've had the tour of the inside living area except the upstairs.
Thursday, January 8, 2009