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Sunflower Bag

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(Last Post for today)

K made this a couple of weeks ago for her AWANA leader for “leader appreciation day” as a thank you to Ms. Karla

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I’m out of here and off to walk and homeschooling! ta-ta

have an awesome day ya’ll     I THINK WE MIGHT GET SOME RAIN.

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Catching up time…

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Gracie got made at me taking her picture

Gracie got made at me taking her picture {sour puss}

Lacey, let me take her picture and wagged her tail!

Lacey, let me take her picture and wagged her tail!

Fred made a fire for s'mores

Fred made a fire for s’mores

grandson's stuffing their mouths with s'mores

grandson’s stuffing their mouths with s’mores

it got dark, papa and grandson E roasting marshmallows!

it got dark, papa and grandson E roasting marshmallows!

I was baking and watching Iron Man 2... relaxing in the recliner with a drink!

I was baking and watching Iron Man 2… relaxing in the recliner with a drink! aaahh!

This was the Easter Eggs I 'made' this year...not

This was the Easter Eggs I ‘made’ this year…not

THIS is what M got for Easter this year....AN ENGAGEMENT RING

THIS is what M got for Easter this year….AN ENGAGEMENT RING ( I see my feet and K’s)

So, looks like, we will be having a new son-in-law and he has 2 sons….grandson count will be up to 4!   I do have nice Easter pics but they are not ready to show yet.

K eating her cookies n' cream bunnie

K eating her cookies n’ cream bunnie

Day 5 last day for Spring Break

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K and her friend wanted to go to the Mall, so I went fabric shopping while they ran around. Let me back up…we did get the ‘snow’ it was not much, I have a picture to show you, I almost didn’t get one before it melted, it is in the 30’s * F today. On the way to the Mall (we only have one) I saw a salt truck, then I saw another, and then later at home one drove down our street, yes, they are using salt on the roads, is there still something I do not know? I guess we might once again get snow or ice? Well, okay.

snow this morning

snow this morning

tea this morning, I was thinking of flip flops  :)

tea this morning, I was thinking of flip flops 🙂

So, the girls and I went to the Mall. I purchased pure white fabric (2 5/8 yds) and cocoa brown fabric 1/2 yd) . I had coupons, never shop with out them if I can! So, I  spent $22.91…..I have a pattern I bought a while back and so I needed the back ground (white) and the brown for the dress stand base. Quilt is called Pretty Dresses by Black Mountain Quilts. I have so many quilts waiting to be finished or made, I will  be starting this one and just work on it here and there when I get the time. I have a friends quilt to make first and my sister’s quilt to make.

The girls found clearance, duck tape and billfolds that hold their cell phones. Very cute! 

As for this evening, Hubby and I are alone {with dogs} he is napping. I think we might go grab something to eat…I think I will get a nap for a bit. Came home, watched basketball, some old Red Skelton DVDs and I worked on my quilt.

Day 2 Spring Break

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Woke up to a cloudy morning, 32* so far today, I have full day planned! I am going to do all I can to get ALL of it done. I live a simple life of a mom, no flash but that is alright with me. I am healthy. My kids and grand-kids and husband and parents are healthy! I will take the simple life with good health. here we go with our day….

Starting over on my nails, had to do ‘nail repair’ one was breaking way to deep and it would have hurt to trim it so I got out my super glue and gauze. I cut a tiny piece of gauze first, laid it aside while applying a drop of super glue to both sides of my broken nail then laid the gauze on top of the glue. I let it dry really well, then ‘sanded’ the rough edges and top off to make a smooth nail, applied my nail strengthener and polish. 

K, did her school work, then went to visit a friend this afternoon of spring beak. I worked on editing and buying senior pictures of  son C. Now to buy announcements tomorrow. We watched the Hobbit tonight at home  and had popcorn while drinking sweet tea. I had to work on the afghan and do some much needed meal planning. 

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“meet me at sunset”

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And that was our Day #2….oh, I did walk for 30 minutes! I plan to keep telling you that one so I keep myself accountable, it’s more for me than YOU! So, I am now working on 2 items on my 2013 bucket list, weight loss/eat healthy and my daughter’s afghan! good-night, it is 1:00 am  for me.

I’m Back

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I HAVE PLANS TO CATCH UP ON BLOGGING THIS COMING WEEK….WE HAVE SPRING BREAK (SORT OF) WE DO HAVE SCHOOL WORK BUT I PLAN TO HAVE EXTRA FUN TOSSED IN THE MIX OF SCHOOL! AND I HAVE MY LIST OF “to-do-s”……

  1. FINISH A QUILT AND START A NEW ONE
  2. THROW SOME JUNK AWAY
  3. PREPARE FOR GRADUATION
  4. PAINT A DOOR
  5. CLEAN OUT MY KITCHEN
  6. CLEAN OUT MY CLOTHES CLOSET
  7. NOT SURE WHAT ELSE 🙂
  8. {Welcome Spring on March 20, 2013}

    {Welcome Spring on March 20, 2013}

Cat, Quilt and Sunday Afternoon

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Here she is last Sunday taking over my quilt! I went to do some work on the center of the quilt and found Ms Gracie Cat taking a Sunday afternoon {all day} nap! This writing is mostly about me trying to get my quilt and table back and not  forcing the issue. I went back upstairs after making Ms Gracie go through a photo shoot.  Yes, I did get to quilt finally, she wanted to eat and had to leave to come up stairs for dinner.

TAKE 1  I'm napping!

TAKE 1 I was napping!

TAKE 2... rub my ear

TAKE 2…washing my face

TAKE 3...what do you want?

TAKE 3…what do you want?

TAKE 4...Can I help you???

TAKE 4…

TAKE 5....yawn
TAKE 5….yawn

TAKE 6...

TAKE 6…

TAKE 7  ...gotta an Itch!
TAKE 7 …gotta an itch!

TAKE 8
TAKE 8

TAKE 9...nap time again

TAKE 9…nap time again

TAKE 10...Good night

TAKE 10…Good night

She woke up!

She woke up!

I went to sew!

I went to sew!

{ Did I tell you I got flowers this week?}

{ Did I tell you I got flowers this week?}

Behold, a Saturday at home sweet home

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What does this day hold? Our son is off to the near by college, about 40 minutes drive, to try for a scholarship with his clarinet. I do not think he will know the results today.

Our long 3 hour drive to basketball games were cancelled yesterday, due to the large amount of snow (heard that Hays had 17″) now I have a Saturday to clean and do some much desired sewing! I plan to come back and fill you in on what happened to my day!

update #1 eating chili and cornbread and looking at blogs; then checking out a tutorial on machine quilting….sun is out but it’s only 19* 🙂

update #2 {again} I did this and can’t find it {sad face for sure} Caleb did well with his clarinet!!

had a great time chatting,sewing and laughing with friends this afternoon. finished c’s quilt top, cut some more 2.5″ squares.

Had a nice evening with hubby and popcorn, talking basketball tournament (while I was sewing) Here’s a pic of the quilt we designed:

C told me the colors and the block shapes. Fred and I did the math and figured the yardage, Oh, now to buy backing!

C told me the colors and the block shapes. Fred and I did the math and figured the yardage, Oh, now to buy backing!