Thursday, June 30, 2011
We have a new store in town. It's a consignment/thrift shop. I hadn't been in there yet, so last Friday I stopped in on my lunch. A quick look through the store and I spotted something that looked quite interesting to me.
After work the conversation with Wade went something like this:
Me: we have to stop at the thrift store
Me: they're holding a sewing machine cabinet for me
Wade: you have a sewing machine cabinet, and yours you can drop it down inside, why would you want a different one.
Me: I didn't say I was putting my sewing machine in it
It's now sitting in my son's old room which is in the process of becoming my second craft room.
Um, yes, those walls are red. Yes, those walls will be painted. I hate those walls.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
I spotted a display of Ott lights that were on sale. I've been wanting one of those but haven't been willing to pay the price. Well, let me tell you that I found a $59.00 Ott light for $19.99. It went home with me.
And that my friends is why I Ott rather than ought, to have light in my life. Boy I love a bargain.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Saturday was rainy here but I was busy doing some things around the house and I managed to sneak in a little shopping trip. A post is coming on my incredible bargain.
Sunday we did our early morning errands to the grocery store. We went out to breakfast. We did yard work. We went to another concert in the park. Some time this week I'll post about that.
I've have something really exciting and a little scary coming up soon but I don't want to let the cat out of the bag on that one just yet.
Some time this week I have to come up with either a poll so you can vote or I need to make a decision myself on which quote or word to use on that picture of Duke.
Then to top all of that off, it's a three day weekend coming up that I'm sure is going to be a busy one.
If anyone has a spare day laying around could I use it. I need an extra two or three.
Monday, June 27, 2011
She wanted me to give you a message today. She said to tell you that she'll be spending tonight catching up with emails, and blog reading. She also said to let you know that by the end of the week she will be making a decision on which fantabulous quote or word to use on that picture of me.
OK, I'm going back to working on that yummy chew stick mom gave me. You have a good night.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
I dug this picture out of an old file the other day
Thursday, June 23, 2011
When he had his fill and got out Wade took the opportunity to enjoy the raft for a while
Appears someone doesn't like this plan.
How about a compromise?
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
I had something else in mind.
Now I didn't intend to buy anything but when we got there they had all their plants reduced. I've been looking for a lilac bush so I asked the girl that was working outside if they had any. It was my lucky day, they did. Even better, they had two different kinds. I opted for this one. Nice size and only $19.99
Happy as a clam I headed into the store to find Wade. He didn't stick around and wait for me, all he could think about was "shopping, get in get what you want and get out". He is so NOT a shopper.
As I was saying I headed into the store but just before I reached the door I spotted this.
Don't you just love the colors? Want to see the whole thing? Well of course you do. Here it is
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Recently I took this out with me
When I was done playing I had this.
For anyone who crochet's here's how I did it.
I don't recall what size hook I used but it was a small one.
With 3 strands of crochet thread held together chain 45 (more or less depending on the size of your wrist). Then single crochet in each chain across, fasten off and weave in ends.
Attach ring to one end and clasp to the other. Sew a button in the center of bracelet with matching thread and you're done.
Now you've got a brand new cute bracelet for summer. Perfect considering today is the first day of this wonderful season.
Monday, June 20, 2011
One friend in particular did the sweetest thing the other day. I was visiting Helen's blog Let's Create and I commented how her friends must love getting cards from her. The next thing I knew she was asking for my address so she could send some to me.
This pretty little package arrived in the mail the other day
It contained two of her beautiful hand made cards.
Thanks again Helen. I loved the cards
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
I dug through folder after folder of pictures and settled on this one.
I opened it up in photoshop and made some adjustments and got this.
Then I noticed that the way the shadow was laying on the robin it looked like a blue stripe. An idea hit. I give you the most patriotic robin I have ever seen.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Boo, Hiss, Ann waited far too long to get her pictures. I swear I had ideas in my head and I meant to take those pictures but I waited far too long. I was going to do them last night but it was dark and cloudy and the light inside was just horrible.
Playing is the theme this time around. Now, depending on what your interests are, just about anything could be considered playing.
How about role playing
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Here's a picture of one of the older ones and the latest.
The first time I showed you the purple one it wasn't on a chain. Now I've put that one on a silver chain. The round one that I did before I put on a black cord and that one went to my friend Debbie.
I don't know about you but I like the idea of the wood disc a whole lot better. My biggest problem is I'm not real good at the jewelery part of it. I had no problem attaching the jump rings and the clasp to the chain. My original plan was to just put a ring in the wood disc for the chain. Blan B went in to effect when I discovered that the hole was drilled too far away from the edge to do that. My problem came in when I had to wire the wood bead to the disc. I made that first little loop in the piece of wire, slid the wire through the bead then through the hole in the disc. Now to wrap the wire under the bead to hold it in place. I realized how uncoordinated I can be some times when I was doing this.
The rest of the night I'm going to spend catching up on my emails, working on my necklace and a few little odds and ends that need taken care of. I'll catch up on all of your blogs tomorrow.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
After I did the weeding he finally left it alone since he could tell where he needed to stop with the mower.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
I did a little bird watching out my front window and these two were quite accommodating.
I also did a little bit of playing around with Photoshop
Monday, June 13, 2011
We drain it and scrub it then refill it. Now this seems like a lot of work but I have never had a year where you take the cover off and it's crystal clear ready to go. With the pump we have it would take all summer to clean it up so we just drain and scrub.
By 4:00 p.m. Saturday I was a little on the pink side and felt like I had been wading in pond scum all afternoon but we were done and ready to start filling it back up. Duke had a hand in the work too. He couldn't stand the fact that both Wade and I were down in the pool without him. He stepped onto the ladder then jumped in.
Needless to say, Duke is very happy that the pool is almost ready. He watched the hose and prayed for it to fill faster. Yes, we do fill it with the hose. It's actually cheaper than having water hauled in.
Happy pool boy waiting for his first dip.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
My weekend isn't the only thing that didn't last long enough though
On June 4th I noticed that the peonies had bloomed, Not only are they beautiful but their scent is heavenly.
We had a pretty bad rain storm last week and by June 10th this is what my poor peonies looked like
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Most of the day was eaten up by working on the pool. Duke better appreciate all that work.
Yesterday I got the following email:
Now if I can direct your attention to the sidebar you will notice a rand new image. It's Duke's puplic service announcement with the link to Adopt-a-pet. Duke is all about helping those less fortunate than he is.
I managed to get photographic proof today that Duke is NOT deprived of his bacony yummies.
Friday, June 10, 2011
That was the official start to my weekend. You're hearing it a little late since the gun went off at 2:30 this afternoon. Just consider this the instant replay.
So many things to do and only two short days to do it all.
Duke and I are going to nose around and see what our options are
Then we'll weed through those options and pick out the ones we want to do the most.
At least I got the number one most important thing done today and that was calling my daughter Amanda to wish her a HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Can you believe I have a daughter who is 28 years old? I know I can't