Tuesday, May 26, 2009

All in knots

I finished up this little project a couple of weeks ago

A 'Listen Honey' chart - I changed the colors - I think the blouse was originally purple but I don't know what I did with the chart at the moment. (and I threw away my working copy)

This is what my needle looked like when I finished all those knots

I threw it away too. :)

Hope you had a great holiday weekend!

Friday, May 22, 2009

A little behind

And by that I mean I'm a little behind on sewing and posting - not that I have a little behind! If you know me, it requires no explanation. :) Nope. I'm just getting around to showing a picture of the March squares from my Thimbleberries quilt.

I have the April sections, but haven't worked on them yet. The shop where I am getting them seems to be behind - I need to check on the May section since it should be available by now.
Somewhere on this computer I have pictures of the last cross stitch project I finished - I just need to find them again so I can post them. I've been working on a set of pillowcases instead of cross stitching lately.
I've been having trouble commenting on blogs. I can read them in my reader, but when I click to go to the blog page so I can comment it loads the page, then comes up with a message that internet explorer can't open the page and when I click 'ok' (which is the only option it gives) it closes the page out. So frustrating for a computer challenged person.
Hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Table linens

Thought I would show some table linens I found in a box of stuff when we were cleaning out MIL's house back in Feb. (the sisters-in-law left it there and told me to go through it and see if I wanted anything)

The pink and green ones are in excellent shape

This tatting is on the edge of a large tablecloth - unfortunately it is missing in some places and not in good shape in others. I kept it though, thinking that I could take the tatting off and use it elsewhere and then either use the cloth w/o or put some new kind of edging on it. (I don't tat so it will have to be some kind of pre-made something!)

Love these faded cloths. They are both in good shape as far as holes but both are stained from use - you should have seen them before they had a bath!

This one has a lot of small holes in it but I love the embroidery

This one has blue embroidery and has napkins to match.
Not sure what I will do with any of them - I guess I will figure that out when I figure out where I'm going to be living!
We have had some great weather the last few days - I have had the windows open most of the time. They promise the humidity will return tomorrow along with the heat. Oh joy. It has been nice while it lasted!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Oh Happy Day

It has been awhile since I have posted, hasn't it? I guess between not having any stitching to show, I have also been a little discouraged with the house issue lately. It has been shown, (quite a lot actually) but no offers - nothing. nada.
Also - I was completely locked out of AOL last week so if I owe you an email and you haven't heard from me you might want to resend it. Even though in theory everything should still be there, who knows if it is or not.

Anyway - I pushed all that to the back of my pea brain so I could enjoy this on Saturday

SFA is celebrating 85 years and this is the largest graduating class to date. It was crowded - as in standing room only - and it lasted a LONG time but it was worth waiting to see this

Kinda blurry - I can't ever seem to get a good picture when I use the zoom on my camera - I'm waiting on better pictures but for now, trust me - that is my baby boy there getting his diploma!

Baby boy and his bride. She still has to finish her internship and this time next year she will graduate. (they will be moving to Minneapolis in August so she can intern at The Guthrie)

All three of my boys. This mama is proud and feeling very blessed to have all three boys graduate from college. Very blessed indeed.

This group of 'kids' has spent many an hour at our house.
Amanda, Travis (these two are getting married this coming weekend) Brian, Jason, Timothy, Devin and Ashley.
All of these kids (minus my oldest two) graduated from high school together. Amanda graduated last week, of course Jason and Travis this past Saturday. Ashley and Devin will both graduate in next spring. It took Devin a year or so to decide exactly what he wanted to do so he is a little behind, but once he figured it out he has been working hard and he will graduate with a nursing degree. Ashley, as I said, will be doing her internship during the coming fall/spring semesters.
Hope you are all feeling blessed today.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Rockin' with the old folks

Whew - the last 4 days have been busy! This is probably going to get long - sorry!

Thursday we drove back to J'ville. We weren't 30 minutes away from here when the 'check engine' light came on. Great. Nothing we could do about it then so we just kept on truckin. Of course it was too late by the time we got in to call anyone about it then and hubby had an 8am meeting on Friday so it was going to be Friday afternoon at the earliest. So - I dropped him off and had 2 hours to kill before my haircut appt - I went shopping, naturally - what else would you do? There isn't much open that early in the morning so I ended up in Kohl's (got a gift) then wandered around Target (got things I didn't really need). After my haircut I noticed that the check engine light didn't come back on so I called dh (he was going to call the mechanic first break he had) he had already set up for us to drop the van off on the way out of town on Saturday. (we were bringing a U-Haul back anyway so we had wheels) I was meeting Sherry for lunch and as soon as I finished there I headed back over to pick up the dh so we could make it back in time to get the truck. (they aren't open on weekends and close at 5:00 on Fridays - small towns like roll up the sidewalks early!) Got the U-Haul, then went by the mechanic to see if we still needed to leave the van - they can't run the computer check unless the light is actually on so . . . it hasn't been back on and seems to be running ok. Who knows. So - back home to start loading the U-haul. They are coming to get the furniture from the apartment this Friday so if we didn't bring some things back we would be sleeping on the floor and eating with our fingers! We had already planned to be on the road fairly early on Saturday but an agent called and wanted to show the house on Saturday so we had to speed up the process!

After we were already in speed mode, we got a call from a friend (here is where the rockin' part comes in) who had tickets to see FLEETWOOD MAC on Saturday night and no one to go with him, did we want to go? Sure - but we have a 3 hour drive and a U-haul to unload so we had to up the speed mode to super-speed! We got everything unloaded and in the garage - but not upstairs - returned the U-haul, showered and were on time for the show. Now, I have no pictures of the concert. The 'rules' were no recording devices and I didn't try to smuggle my camera in - there is no way you can get a good picture from a small, point and shoot camera in that kind of arena anyway. (not that you would know it from all the flashes from cell phones taking pictures - which I'm sure didn't come out worth a nickle, but whatever) Anyway - the show was great. They rocked for a good 2 1/2 hours - and they are all considerably older than me! Tired me out just watching them. We had floor seats and nothing has changed since the last time I was at a concert with floor seats (25 years ago - my feet were much younger then) No one sits down! Since I am short and couldn't see the stage anyway about halfway through I decided me and my feet could see the screen just fine sitting down even if everyone around me was standing up. (and no, I was not even going to try standing in that chair!)

So, this is the only 'rockin' picture you get. The rockers on my front porch. :)
The crowd was as interesting as the show. Do you people-watch when you get in a crowd? The majority of the audience was older than me (and I am closer to 50 than 40) Some of them either never grew out of their twenties or just regressed because of the music and beer. The couple next to us needed to get a room for the first half of the show - I guess they 'got it out of their system' by the second half. One girl up in the stands needed a pole to go with the dance she was doing. Then, there was the younger (twenties) girl who had new boobs. They had to be new because she seemed to be afraid of loosing them and kept checking to make sure they were still there! It was an interesting evening.
So Saturday was a long day. Sunday, after we hauled up enough stuff that we could get one of the cars in the garage, we went looking at open houses around here (on the off chance that we ever sell ours and get to actually buy one) We looked at 9 houses. There was only one I would go back for a second look. The outside wasn't my style (as in brick - red brick, but most around here are brick at least on the front) but it had a great floor plan and could be workable. The rest were either too big, needed way too much work for the money, or just plain wrong. I've got the one on my list to watch and we will see what is open too look at this weekend.
So that's it. Today I've been trying to put things away so you can walk through here. I've got to get things separated too so when they come on Friday I don't have to hunt for the things they are going to pick up so there likely won't be any more post than what has become normal lately. (I also have 776 unread posts in my reader - I may never catch up!)
Until next time. :)