Monday, August 24, 2015

Looking out my back door

Back in the spring we had a storage shed built to house the lawn equipment and bicycles. It is not as close to the house as it looks - I actually took the picture from the edge of the patio since the patio is a mess and I didn't want to show it! Hubby is trying to make room in the garage for a juke box. At one time it was in the grocery store his parents owned then it was moved to their house. It has been in storage since his mother moved in with his sister but now it is time to move it here. It currently does not work but we are going to see about getting it fixed. Anyway, now instead of seeing an empty yard, we now have this cutie to see when we look outside. I still have to hang a few things on the front - I have the house numbers from our last house (we removed them and put up a plaque - have no idea why we saved the numbers but found them in a box) I'm going to paint them black and put them over the doors and I want to get some barn quilts to hang over each window. I will be waiting to get those at the International Quilt Festival in October so I won't have to pay shipping - just need to decide which ones I want.
This week is proving to be a busy one for me, hope you have a nice calm week ahead of you!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


Picmonkey is not playing nice today so I am repeating a picture from last fall - the last time our little family was all together. I hate myself in pictures but it is good of the rest of the family. :)

It happens so seldom, but they are always on my mind and heart.
Love you all.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Option A

This is what happens when you don't finish your work in a timely fashion.

You run out of thread. I'm not sure how long this has been kitted up, but as you can see it was a little too long. The thread I was using is discontinued.

After an extensive search, I thought I had something close enough. When you just hold it up to the already stitched part it looks like a pretty good match but when I actually stitched it, not so much. The difference is more noticeable in person than in these photos. So, option A is keep stitching with the not-quite-right thread or option B is taking it all out and starting over with something I can get now. 

In other news, it is just too hot to do much around here. My little weather text this morning says 'record breaking heat'. Ugh. Hope you are all indoors with the a/c cranked up!