Saturday, November 18, 2017

Birthdays and Qsnaps

 My baby boy is 31 today. How did that happen so fast? One day he was learning to walk and the next he is a grown man, married, and living in New York. A long way from his Texas roots. Time flies by so quickly. Wishing him the happiest of birthdays and looking forward to seeing him and his bride at Christmas. (we may even have a couple of days where the 'kids' will all be here at the same time - that seems to get harder every year but I love it when it works out!)

While baby boy has been celebrating his birthday, I've been working on a Qsnap puzzle. I've got matching side pieces and clips but I can't get them together to fit the clips. I'll work on that again tomorrow.  Maybe.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

A little weekend painting

We did a little painting over the weekend

We painted the back (from the garage) entry and the stairway. We moved the 'office' out of my sewing room and into the back entry. It's not a huge area but it is big enough for the computer cabinet, a bookcase and the file cabinet.  I still have to get it organized.
I really like the green color we used here and I think I am going to use it in the living room too but that won't happen until after the holidays.

Then there is the sewing room. Yes, there is a sewing machine in there somewhere (a few of those piles need to go to the office space). Now I get to see if I can actually organize the room where I can find something when I need it. I've already found a few things I forgot I had. I haven't decided what color I want to paint this room but I'm not in a hurry to make a decision since it isn't top on the list.

I've done a little stitching but it is all gifts so no pictures yet.

Hope you are all finding time to stitch - or whatever it is that makes your heart sing!

Friday, November 3, 2017

The Birthday Girl

Tomorrow is this beautiful girl's birthday. I can't let the day pass without saying how proud I am of the woman she has become. 
The best part is how much she loves my baby boy.
We couldn't love you any more if you had been born into this family and we are grateful you joined us by choice.
Have a wonderful birthday!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Hope you have a happy and safe Halloween!

Friday, October 13, 2017

A little stitching

I've managed a little stitching lately.

Terry and I did a little stitch-a-long on this cutie (ignore the wrinkles) I think she is going to frame hers. I will probably make mine into an ornament.

 I pulled this off the stand to roll it out for a look - I really need to spend more time stitching on it. I was going to get a yard stick out so you could see how big it is but I forgot to do it before I took the picture, but it is 22 3/4" square.

 This is a pretty good shot of what the colors actually look like (or it shows up on my screen that way)

Not much else going on. Picked paint colors for the bedroom but not sure when we will get the chance to paint.
I put my fall stuff out (I don't have much) but I haven't taken any pictures yet. Maybe I will get to those in the next post.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

A little of this, a little of that.

Yes, it's been awhile. 

Seems like I'm always busy, but I don't seem to have much to show for it. 

I had a bit of a hard time deciding on a color for the kitchen.

I sampled a few colors and ended up going with. . .

 Banana Cream, which just so happens to be the same color we painted the outside of the house. 

 After trying the samples we thought it just looked better if we primed first so the kitchen basically has three coats of paint on the walls. I'm still planning to paint the bar/island with a blue/gray. Might work on that this weekend.

 I forgot to take a before picture of the laundry room but just imagine this room being the same color as the before picture of the kitchen. (all but two of the rooms in the house are that same color) That door on the right goes into the living room.

 I wish I could come up with the name of this green but it isn't coming to me right now and my sample chips are in the other room. That door leads to the back entry - garage is to the left, the doorway you see is the powder room. You can see the sun coming in from the side door on the right and then the kitchen is also to the right.

Still have pictures to hang in both rooms but haven't decided what I'm going to out back up and where I'm going to put them.

Thought I had decided on a color for the living room but after I put a sample up on the wall near the ceiling I decided I didn't like the two colors together and I don't want to paint the ceiling so . . .

I have managed to get in a stitch here and there. Had to take out some and restitch so it's not as far along as it could be.

We had a visit from the middle kidlet a couple of weeks ago. Desktop computer crashed and he came in on a Saturday and fixed it for us. Cutest tech support around. He couldn't stay the night but we took him out for a steak dinner before he headed home.

Have a new project to start on Monday. Terry and I are going to do a little stitch-a-long. 

Other than that, just more of the same old stuff.

Happy stitching!

Friday, August 4, 2017


Well, hello there! It's been awhile since I've been here. What's been going on around here? It's been hot but it really could be hotter for this time of year in Texas. 

 I've been to Canton a couple of times and on one trip I bought these (unfinished) crosses. Finally got around to painting them. Glued them together, attached a paper flower and I've got it hanging on a shutter that is propped up by the fireplace for now.

 For my birthday, hubby took me to Waco to see The Silos.

 Birthday - had to get cupcakes!

 Got some pretty fabrics (thanks Terry!)

 Last weekend the girlfriends and I went to a quilt show in Huntsville. I managed to resist the fabrics but 3 Stitches had a booth there and I couldn't pass up this limited edition kit.

 Now I just need to stitch it and sew it up. That will be a tricky one - haven't touched my sewing machine since March.

I was coming home the other day and noticed how big these plants have gotten. They are bonus plants - it looked like an empty spot when we moved in so I planted some hostas there but you can't see them from the street side now. (I can see them looking out the side door, it's just out of sight on the left side of this picture)

Getting ready to start doing some painting. I think we are going to start with the kitchen but I'm a little undecided on the color. I'm torn between yellow and blue. I've had yellow kitchens in my last two houses and loved them. If I paint the walls yellow I will probably paint the bar area blue (it is currently stained and the rest of the cabinets are white with a glazed finish) I may paint some swatches on the wall this weekend so I can ponder on it.

Okay - got things to do. 
Hope everyone has a great weekend!