Thursday, April 27, 2017

Frost/My Plants!

Had to bring the plants in.

I put this plant outside every year and it just loves being outside.

Violets, so simple so pretty!

Spent lots of money for Roma and Better Boy - they need warmth!

Live in the Midwest, most people put blankets over their plants not this time, maybe snow in the next few days.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

New Deck

Having a new deck & windows I have a new house.

I love the smell of cedar wood

I love how they added a hand rail

I will put a preserver on the wood in the fall
I have lived in this home for 27 years, I wasn't going to do anything new but we are not moving for a long time and it needed renovation.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Easter Quilt

 One of my quilter ladies who is in her 80's made this wonderful quilt.

 I just love the fabric.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Kitchen Remodel - granite and subway tiles

I got my granite and back splash from Nebraska Furniture Mart.  They have stores in Dallas and Kansas City.

This was before - I had a stainless steel sink.  Now I have a stone sink.           
The stone sink is beautiful and cost $100 more but the sink was deeper and I had to pay $2000 in plumbing fees.  So BEWARE when you get a new sink make sure your pipes are level with you new one and no adjustments necessary. 

Busy with remodeling - I kept the old cabinets and perhaps will have them painted in the future.
I got a new deck - photos next time.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


What is it with Slime - it is a craze at the moment my grand children have been making it for the last year. GET YOUR WHITE GLUE NOW - stores are running out. My DH had to go to 5 stores before he found some, I went to Lakeshore Learning store (a store for teachers). On line you can order gallons.

Start by filling one of your cups up with water, and stir one spoonful of Borax into the water. Then, put about an inch of glue into the other cup. Add three tablespoons of water to the glue and stir. If you would like colored slime, add a few drops of food coloring to the glue mixture.

You can make different color slime. You tube is a great resource for direction.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Daffodils in February

See my valentine card from a dear friend

 It is 72 degrees here in the Midwest, USA such a blessing.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Abbotsford the Home of Sir Walter Scott from the Air

Places I would love to visit. Sir Walter Scott recommended by "Country House Treasures of Britain" by Arthur Foss.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Working on too many projects!

I am quilting - which is fun.

I am cross stitching - not what is in the photo.

Need to make some mini prayer shawl for purses.

I am almost finished with a prayer shawl.  

Thursday, January 26, 2017

My Valentine in the UK

This was taken at Covent Garden in London.  Great time. I believe people got engaged and married
under the Valentine.  I was walking on Oxford Rd and everyone were dressed so beautifully carrying roses, women wearing dresses, men in suits.  That night I went to see "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" for the third time.

This photo was for "Hairspray"

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Fabric Surprise!

This is my favorite!

I am fortunate to have lots of fabric donated.
This came to such a surprise and the colors are so so brite.
I might use it for Valentines!

Have a wonderful day, the sun is out and I am going swimming (I don't want to but have too).


Friday, January 13, 2017

Cold - More Winter Decoration

My DH brought his for me from "Hallmark" about 30 years ago. He spent $15 on it.  Love it with all my heart.

Love my tree and advent candles that I gave my mom many years ago.

Stay Warm we are going to have freeze.
Loving January so far, cozy.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

It is still Christmas at my house.

I am going to enjoy January, reading, listening to music and on Netflix I watched 45 episodes
of "VELVET" it is awesome.  It has subtitles in English.  It takes place in the 50's and has lots
of beautiful sewing machines but the plot is like Upstairs-Downstairs, Dowtown Abbey, I have laughed and cried after every episode.  I give it *****.