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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Busy, Busy Sewing & Stitching

It has been humid & hot so I have been working inside.

Getting quilts and fleece ready for quilt class on Saturday at church.  I give those church ladies lot of credit.

These quilts are ready for Senior Center - I have7 more to go.

Working on a cross stitch by Blackbird design.  Wanting a cross stitch for each season. 

I should be cleaning house but hey I am retired and I love what I am doing.

Do something you love today.


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Summer Fun for kids

I was baby sitting and we had such a great time - it was too hot outside so we did lots of things inside.

"Summer Camp"

We made a banner "Summer Camp"  It was over 100 degrees in TX so we had to 

find things to do inside. 

Made a calendar from Target.  Girls love to play teacher & organizer.  Their ages are  6 & 8.

Hot wheels rug so campers sat on before festivities began.  No computer for 2 days.

These were our campers.  

We played Life every morning & at night we played Monopoly.  I even had them sew up squares.

We had a blast and this is what summer is all about - swimming in the afternoon.


Saturday, July 30, 2016

USA Swim Trials - heading for RIO

Omaha has the swim trials for the Olympics - it is awesome.

When someone wins the race and is going to RIO they come up from the lower level standing on a picture of the USA flag.

I love the water sprouting from the floor & then fire works.  People you see are past Olympic swim winners.

When we walked into the arena, they had shirts on each seat to take home.

God Bless USA!

I wish them great success and luck.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Date Night - 45 years

My DH & I were in Texas (hot hot hot) babysitting and we had a grand time.  Love playing games, Life, Monopoly (2 days) my grand daughter brought a hotel.  Memory card games had a 1000 piece puzzle & I was not able to put pieces together after the border.

 We have been married 45 years and it was a little celebration.  My husband has not asked me out for awhile so it was time.  The place has brick walls with barrels of wine surrounding you.  The music was perfect - Nick was his name and he came over & we had a wonderful conversation.  My brother in law is an entertainer, he was in the "New Christy Minstral" way back when.  "Everybody loves Saturday Night" - Kenny Rogers, John Denver, Linda Ronstad were originals in this group.

We are home in Nebraska and it is still hot, I am not a hot weather person.  Keep cool - sew.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Monday, July 4, 2016

Corn Palace

I have never been to the "Corn Palace" but my grandchildren enjoyed it.

The palace is located in Mitchell, South Dakota, same state where Mt. Rushmore is.
I still remember my family trips as a child - driving across the country is  a great gift.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


I love my coffee and my husband makes a pot in the morning but by the time I get up it is practically gone.  So I have this great filter from World's Market.
Millita Coffee funnels have been around for a long long time.  When I was a little girl and went to Germany that is how they made their coffee and probably still do.  I love my electric boil kettle, put
a Millita filter in your funnel, measure your coffee (weak, strong) and pour the boiling water and in
a few minutes you have a great cup of coffee - and it is nice and hot.  My other machine is "Mr. Coffee" - I never did care for the Keurig brand machine.  My way is very inexpensive the funnel cost me maybe $4.00.

I just make a cup at a time but you can make a whole pot of coffee.  I still have to admit the peculator coffee was also wonderful Faber ware.

This is my own recommendation I have not been paid by any company.

Keep Cool.... I am back to knitting

I am making a pumkin scarf that I started last year and hope to finish it by the fall.