Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

I wanted to send all of my friends a Halloween greeting. We will having company here in a while because our grandsons are coming by our house while they are trick and treating. It has turned off pretty nice after a terrible day yesterday with the wind and rain. It was pretty cool coming out of work to the sunshine, rain, and seeing the double rainbow. It would have made a great picture, but you never have a camera when you want it.
I have been playing with a new photo editing program trying to improve my pictures. I am still learning. Please meet Spot and Shorty. They are my oldest two grandson's dogs. I was please with the way that the pictures turned out. It is very time consuming, but it is fun to know that if the picture is crooked you can straighten it or cropped out what you don't want like fingers in the pictures.

Have a Happy Halloween.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I just finish embroidering my tea towel. I thought she was cute. It is a very old pattern that I found in a box I was going through that was my mother-in-law's. To give you an idea of age, it had a dime price sticker on the package of patterns. She had never used them so I decided that I would. It is done excepting for the border around the edge, which I haven't decided what color I want yet.
The fall color picture is the trees in my yard. I wanted the sun to be shining so very bad, but no such luck. It has been cloudy, damp, and very cool. We had frost on the windows this morning when I got ready to go to work. It only warmed up into the 50's this afternoon. It is warmer at the moment then it has been all day. It is amazing what our weather can be like. You just never know from one minute to the next.

The color would have been so much brighter if we would have only had sun. At least it wasn't like the day we had to go to the city for my husband's iron infusion. It was rainy, foggy, and rush hour traffic. When I looked in my rear view mirror all you could see was three lanes of head lights bumper to bumper. I was glad that I had made a trip previously so that I knew where I was going.
We did get to go to my high school alumni banquet where they honored different graduating classes. Our class was one of the honored classes. Northwest won their football game in over time. They don't do homecoming like they use to do, where there would be house decorations besides the floats. Some of the floats didn't really have that much decoration. Well tomorrow is another work day getting ready for the end of the month. I really don't know where the time has gone. I have four tea towels ready for borders that I will be adding to my etsy shop very shortly. Have a good week.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Hooray its Friday

I was really glad when 4:30 came today. It has been a very hectic week for me, but I have two days off and hopefully, we will have some sunshine and warmer weather.
Tomorrow is homecoming for our local college and next Saturday is homecoming where I went back a lot of years ago. We will have a High School Alumni dinner in the evening for all the people who graduated from the high school on the college campus, before they closed it. My year is one of the years to be honored.
My latest creation, Would you care for a cup of tea. It is a table topper and I was really happy with the way that it turned out. I still have problems taking my pictures and that is one thing I keep getting told. At least, I don't have my finger in the picture like I use to do it.
We have had a week of raining, cool, weather and they are talking about snow. I definitely don't want that. You all have a wonder weekend.

Monday, October 12, 2009


The day started in the 30's, misting enough that you had to have the windshield wipers periodically to clear the windshield. We finally about 5 o'clock hit in the low 50's. Usually it is cool enough to need a jacket and by afternoon you could run around in a sweater.
The fall colors are really getting pretty in our area. There is the greens, yellows, red, and oranges mixed with the trees that have already lost their leaves it makes a great fall picture. It is my favorite time of the year.
I was really happy how my Halloween tea towel turned out and it sold very quickly after I listed in my etsy shop. It was so much fun making with the help of my grandsons giving me instructions to the colors that I should use. We definitely had to have a black cat. We have to go for a drive to see the decorations for Halloween. They have some really nice ones. I have been known to do more then one so if you like it and would like to have one for yourself, I would be more then happy to make you one.
My daughters mother-in-law decorates for every holiday. Her front porch has a scene that works both for Halloween and fall.
It has been a long day and tomorrow is another working day. I will work two days and then it is back to the city for more doctor appointments. You all have a wonderful week.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


If you like rainy, cool weather, then welcome to our area. If you don't like it, then stick around because it is sure to change. It has been raining all day and the temperature in the 40's. This is just the first week of October. It is not suppose to be that way yet. We aren't ready for the cooler weather yet.
We will have our pumpkin festival this weekend. They start with the lighting of the Pumpkin wall that is made of jack-o-lantern that people have carved. Some are really unique. They will have the parade on Saturday where the kids get to wear their Halloween costumes. My middle grandson pre school class went to the apple orchard for a field trip. They got to pick an apple off the tree and pick out a pumpkin to take home. He was going to paint a really scary face on his. . They got to ride on the bus, which they thought was fun.
It is amazing what entertains kids. They don't forget what you tell them. We took our youngest grandson to the park to see the buffalo, long horn cattle, and the deer that they have in captivity. He saw another little boy feeding the cows leaves, so he had to do it to. He wanted to go down the slide, but it was higher then he liked. Nana had to go help him down, if that wasn't a scary sight. I am not use to doing that especially when you backing down steps at my age. We managed to get safely back to the ground. I decided it was time to go home.
He went fishing in top of his sand box lid, the fish were leaves, and his fishing pole was a stick. He had fun and that was all that matter. He had fun and that was all that mattered. I hope you had fun.
If you need a lap quilt for a little one, then drop in at my etsy shop where they are on sale through tomorrow. Have a great day.