Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Well, here it is....The Book. It contains all the patterns for the Dear Jane quilt you've been voting on. Not a whole lot of instruction, though. It's kinda of a do-it-yourselfer. That's me!! (Trying to convince myself). Really, I taught myself how to play a tune on the cello, I taught myself to cross-stitch, though that's not hard. I taught myself to knit.
This is calling out to be hand quilted, though. Of course, that decision is years down the road!
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Then, I saw this! He's a hoot!
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Here it is!!! A model eye!!
It was in a closet at my friend's school so they wrapped it up for her.
Dust and all!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
This one is what I would consider black background. Needed to clarify since I was clear as mud the first time! Sorry, Kapgar! See the vote button on the side? I am considering joining a group that is making this quilt. Which one do you like?
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Please excuse my son's nasty foot. What I would like to discuss today is why he always wears one sock. This has been one of his "deals" since he was little. He takes one sock off. Always the right one. Not when he's wearing shoes, but after he gets home and takes his shoes off. WHY!? Is the one foot hot? I'm sure it's some bizarre sensory issue. But I find it amusing....
Also, welcome my friend Heather to blogland!
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Homemade German Chocolate Cake Icing! Heaven.....this is a recipe from a dear friend. One year when hubby was on his second deployment, she made me a bowl of just the icing, no cake. Yep, I ate it all with a spoon. Not in one sitting, but, yeah. I'm not usually an icing type gal, give me the cake, please, but this is too good!!
2/3 cup evaporated milk
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 1/3 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Beat eggs slightly in saucepan. Stir in milk, sugar, butter, and salt. Cook and stir over medium heat about 12 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Stir in coconut and pecans. Cool completely.
Friday, April 18, 2008
That's K'Ehleyr. She's named after Worf's first wife on Star Trek. She's also known as Big K, Special K, and Big Dog.
That's Mopsa. Her name is from Shakespeare's "A Winter's Tale." A shepherdess. She's also known as Little Dog, Flopsa, and Pizza Eatin' Dog (because once I called my son in to eat and by the time he got there, the plate was empty). My husband says if she were a person she'd ride the short bus. He means no offense, it's funny.
We have lots of nicknames in our family. My son is "The Magnificent." My daughter: "The Great," (or Grate, LOL, j/k!) or "Greatness." And I'm Momma the Llama. We can't think of anything that rhymes with Dad/Daddy, not that magnificent rhymes with my sons name...but I ramble. He does like to wear a "Grumpy" shirt (one of the seven dwarfs) sometimes, though.....hmmm. He said it, not me! :)
Thursday, April 17, 2008
So, the other day mom tells me that Little Guy said and signed "Go McDonald's, French Fries." But signed, MCDONALD'S TREE. So, being the awesome mom she is, she modeled the correct grammar/signing and said/signed "You want to go to McDonald's and get some FRENCH FRIES (correct sign)?" Yeah, says Little Guy "French Fries" Signing TREE.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Well, ladies and gentlemen, this is the package I received today from Israel! Whoo-hoo! It's my second swap, and it was supposed to be a tote bag swap, but the sweet gal I was paired up with above and beyond. Don't you just love "Above and Beyond"
people? I do!! Anyway, she's Cats or Dog, no blog, but you can check out her picts on Flickr. The next swap is an organizational swap. I'm so excited!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
2. Back Scratcher
3. Don't Mess With Texas button
4. Flip Flop earrings
5. Bumblebee brooch
8. Travel Kleenex that said: I Don't Remember Signing Up for This
9. Koozie that said: Fabulous at 40
10. Miniature Fire Extinguisher for my 40 candles
11. Bluebonnet picture
14. Max Lucado's 3:16 Numbers of Hope
18. 96 Crayons
19. Tastes and Tales from Texas Cookbook
20. Paper clips
21. Dead Sea body lotion
22. Sticky notes
23. 3 CD's, Best of the Eighties
24. Winnie the Pooh stickers
25. Strawberry Shortcake doll
27. Willow tree Angel signing 'love'
28. Joy for a Woman's Soul book
29. Stress apple
30. Pedicure egg
32. Panda Puzzle
33. Foam Sheets
34. Shadow box that says: Low Rise Jeans are Just so Impractical When Flying by the Seat of your Pants
35. Texas Key ring
36. 3 boxes of Texas picture Kleenex from HEB
37. Coin Purse
39. Crossword Puzzle Book and bookmark
40. a 1968 Half Dollar and a $40 check!
Friday, April 11, 2008
We are off to dinner with some friends to Red Lobster! Yum-Yum-Yummy!! Don't worry, more pics to come!
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
First, the other day hubby and I were eating somewhere (the memory's going) and I asked for something. Hubby said, "I thought you liked ----whatever it was----(there it goes again)?" Nope, I said, that must be your other girlfriend (a running joke in our house). To which he usually replies something very sweet like: No other girlfriends, You're my only girlfriend, or something similar. Well, in this particular instance, he looked me straight in the face, and with all seriousness said "No, she doesn't like it either." Bwahhaha....
So, I've been noticing that the trees with the red ribbons are mysteriously disappearing....not being *trimmed*, they're cutting them down! All the way to the ground. We're thinking about taking the ribbon off, what do you think? I am heartbroken for my tree. So, today when I got home hubby says "Well, the tree is still here, but I noticed that the ones that are tagged they are cutting down." I said, "I told you that~" he says "I didn't believe you!" LOL!~How's that for honesty!?
Monday, April 7, 2008
But! Jeremy Camp gave a concert after the show. It was great. He has such a testimony...three days after he married his first wife, they found out she had terminal cancer, and she died four months later. Very sad. But he didn't lose faith, he grew from the experience and has had many great #1 hits since then. And he's married again and has two kids now. Now that's a strong woman!
Sunday, April 6, 2008
We also decided to try our hand at a compost pile, so I used the grass clippings from mowing the front lawn and we used some of the leave remainders to start. Here's my son in front of the finished plant bed, and that's the front porch. We don't usually plant a lot in the ground because we move often, so I like to have lots of pots full of flowers.
This is how we all felt at the end of the day and the second shot is the shrubs we chose for the back under the windows. We also spread grass seed, so hopefully it will take root and cut down on the amount of dirt and mud tracked in by the dogs!
Thursday, April 3, 2008
What I do like is the back:
Better than the front, huh?
This is the quilt I made for my husband, he loves blue! This is on our bed. The white against the blue is really great, but the white is really not great with the dogs.....sigh!
The next I'm going to get brave and try it free motion quilting rather than stitching 'in the ditch.'
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
I have been in training for two days. Very interesting, and I'm ready to try it out. Any volunteers?
I've also have a nice Spring cold or maybe just allergies. My friend says "Oh! You've got to try the Neti Pot!" OK, can I tell you friends, I have heard about this thing before, and I just cannot get past the fact that you pour water in your nose. I mean, I am a special educator, so I can do most bodily functions: throwing up, diapers, poor salivary management, but I don't do what one of my aids called "green snakes~" aka, snot. For my sanity, she always walked around armed with a pocket full of tissues.
My father-in-law uses the neti pot, he even mixes his own solution. People swear by it.
My friend gave me two packets of this stuff, and I finally mustered up the courage to try it. I figured if I threw up, then at least I would know, and the next time someone suggested it I could politely decline. Once I got over the panicked feeling that I was about to drown and willed my body to relax, it was bearable. I'm still congested, but it may take more than one round since I am already sick.
Has any one tried this? What do you think!?