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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Latest project...


One baby blanket for my new nephew that will be here on October 1st.
Thought it quite funny when I got home with the fabric that the name of the collection it comes from is Mariner, considering the daddy is in the Navy.
The fabric is much prettier in person.
I couldn't get the lighting right.

My boy and his beer bottle

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Ok my dog loves beer. I mean he LOVES beer.
If he sees you with a bottle he will hunt down to find an empty one and try to trade you for it.
And the only other thing he loves more is squeaky toys.
Well his Nana found a squeaky beer bottle at Tuesday Mornings and got it for him.
And he loves to drive us nuts with it.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Multimedia message

These are the bomb!!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Jelly Making Well I got my first batch of jelly made and it is gorgous!! Not to mention quite yummy!

Well got my first batch of jelly made and it is GORGOUS!!!
Not to mention quite yummy.


Cooking it all up.

All jarred up

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

one step closer


Well last night we started making juice out of the prickly pears.
It is the most beautiful fuchsia color! I think it would be great for some natural dyed yarn.
We are looking at close to two gallons of juice from this batch of pears. Then comes jelly making time!!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

My harvest

Of prickly pears. Now to get them ready for jelly.

Friday, August 14, 2009

My husband...

The new home for wayward cicadas!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Two generation pillow case

My granny gave me and my mom all of sewing and embroidery things. This pillow case was in there with the pattern my Mammaw drew on and started but never finished. Well I couldn't find the color she was using, and I didn't want to rip out her work I just stitched over all her stitches with a verigated floss. I love how it turned out.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Beauty of Nature

My yard is alive with butterflies and dragonflies dancing in the air. I have been watchig them all morning.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

What's for dinner?

Cooking up a mess of squash with garlic,onions and butter. Nothing better! Going to pair it up with grilled steaks and green beens.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Meet Cheyenne

This is my great niece Cheyenne. She is 7 months (or close to it) and is the spitting image of her daddy. And she has her momma's (my niece) temper. But she is a sweet baby.

Thought for the day...

If my calculations are correct; SLINKY + ESCALATOR = EVERLASTING FUN

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My bathroom is done!!

I finally got the shower fixed, everything REscrubbed(stupid plumber making a mess on my walls...grumble grumble grumble) I got my granny's old Neil the Frog canisters, napkin holder out on the counter. And I got a great deal on eBay for two Neil the Frog hanging planters/candle holders which look good hanging from the hooks in the ceiling. Oh and I FINALLY found a cheap 84" long shower curtain for the shower in there, most I found they wanted $120 for. I think not!!And it is so AWESOME to have my very own bathroom(for the time being)
No nasty boy messes, my own personal sanctuary.








Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Beginnings of my Bolognese sauce

Quilt top #3

My mom got me this for christmas 2 years ago. I need to finish this one too.

Quilt top #2

this is a quilt i was making for our "shag van". I already made curtains out of the center fabric and blue tiger stripe. And then this was going to go on the bed hommy made out of the massive speaker box. But the motor blew up before i could finish it. Do me thinks i will add another round to it to beef up the size then finish it.

Quilt top #1

My granny made me this back in 89. It never has been finished. And trust me the pic does no justice(or maybe it does) on the color. Magents and navy. I need th finish it off but then again i have two more tat need it too.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Tex-mex Stuffed Squash

This is a reciped from Everyday Foods magazine. Pretty freaking aazng!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Ronnie got me an iPod for my b-day!

This was my birthday card from my sweet,sweet man.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Another canvas bag in the hoop!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Awesome!!

We are finally home. The show absolutly rocked!!! One of my top 10. ZZ Top blew me away, I enjoyed them much more than I expected, and Aerosmith,what can i say...they blow my mind everytime i see them. A great time was had by all, we even enjoyed the Krystal burgers after the show. Now i am off to dream land so i can go to work in the morning.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Hubby's new trailer

Ronnie is running a trailer race on the 25th. The rules are 15 laps around the track, first to finish with thier trailer still hooked on wins. They want he trailrs to be decorated, or you can pull a boat or a camp trailer or a pop up tent but it must be popped up. His sister is making two dummy's a man to lay on the couch and a woman to sit in the chair. It's gonna be a mess!

Way to go sis!

I have a history of shitty birthdays, 16 had to go bowling with my drunk father(I LOATHE bowling) 18 had to bail my mom out of jail, 19 my niece got ran over, 21 first car wreck and it just keeps going, up until last year when we had to sell our house and hubby got fired.
Well this year looks to be different!!!
My sister called last night and asked if we wanted to go to the ZZ Top/Aerosmith concert tonight, of course I replied HELL YEAH!!!
Some guy she works with had 4 tickets and then something came up and they can't go so he GAVE them to my sister and her boyfriend, so they called and invited us!
And the best part is Ronnie is actually going to go!!!
Usually I have to beg him and the only ones he agrees to is Jimmy Buffett and Rob Zombie but he is excited about seeing ZZ Top!
Anyway this week is looking to be a good one!!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Babies cause braces

Ok i am not trying to ignore my blog. It just that not much is going on. We took my mammaw to the omni imax to see a grand canyon movie. Then i have been working,still not used to full time work. And now what little crafty bits i have been trying to finish up will have to wait longer. I was putting a baby down in the crib when i felt a tendon in my wrist pop. So i am in my ols reliable wrist brace for a week. UNluckily for me i have done this around six times so i know what it feels like and how to treat it. If it is still bothering me in a week then i will go to the doctor because that will be tendonitist setting in, and he can shove a needle in there and pump it full of steroids. I did tell you i have done this before.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Old projects

Keep finding me. This is one of the canvas shopping bags i started and then squirreled away. I had to put the old quilting project up for a while just to hot to work on it.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Meet Chulo, my niece's new dog.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Lazy day

Still quilting in between dinner prep-work. Mom just got back from vacatio and she brought my mammaw home. They are coming over for dinner so mammaw can see our new place. I am making homemade chicken pot pie and I am poaching the chicken and root vegs. It smells wonderful in my house, dinner is gonna rock!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Our house guest

One of the baby buns we rescued from the dogs. There are three. I am waiting for the bunny rescue to call this morning so i can take them to them.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

new old project

I found an old quilting project i started oh...six years ago! So i figured i would finish it.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

spring cleaning

I went thru mu fabric stash and weeded out all the fabrc i will NEVER use. Like the double knit polyester. I am giving that to this lady my mom knows who usws it. But my stash went from two BIG totes,one under the bed tote and two boxes to one big tote ond the two boxes. Well that is until i start unpacking my craft boxes. I know i have some more in at least three of them, not to mention the yarn and crochet scraps.

Someone needs a manicure

This sun bear was eating breakfast. I just love thier little sqish face.

Great idea

Now this fellow has the right idea for 100 degree Texas day. Made wish we didn't have to fill our pool in.

A day at the zoo

I decided to go to the zoo today. I ended up going alone, everybody else had to work or had other plans. But i had fun. This picture here is one of last years cubs. It just looked to cute sleeping while momma and its siblings were eating.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Ready for race night

To think I almost used that green paint to paint my ctaft room!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Great deal

I got all this, at a gas stationin town that has an organic grocer in it, for $6. The bag of potatoes was only $1.49. And the tomatoes are not hothouse ones either, but nice, lovely vine ripe.I could have gotten a lot more radishes for a lot less but who needs a 2 pound bag of radishes? I just needed enough to make some good macaroni salad. That does it that is the only place i am going for my fruit & veg.

sharing

These are some yummy squash that a guy that hubby works with gave us. Hubby is now in love with patty pan squash.

yummy biscuits

My first homemade biscuits ever. I used the recipe from MaryJane's Farm magazine.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

How not to grow tomatoes.


This is ONE cherry tomato plant. It covers an 8'X8' section of the yard. My MIL planted it and watered it everyday. Big mistake.
As long as she was watering it all it did was produce vines, no flowers. Finally after three months of watering it and no flowers let alone tomatoes she decided to just forget about it. Well that was when it turned white with flowers! Then by the beginning of October it was COVERED in tiny red tomatoes.
Needless to say we had plenty of late season tomatoes.

Oh and that is my handsome, 6' tall, hubby Ronnie picking some of the stragglers.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Photos of how we left the old house.


We took every window and door out of the house

And some of the brick off the outside too. Some frineds came in and ripped all the interior walls out for the wood and took the hard wood floor out too.
This is where the garage was, but we took it. Now hubby is thinking of calling the city and complaining about the how tall the county let the grass grow. Anything over 4" is a code violation. LOL we just think it would be funny.

my sewing/craft room before




And after, we are still looking for some kind of compromise on the flooring. I want one thing hubby wants another. Men!?!