Saturday, January 21, 2017

Been working on my blog

I must say it is not always easy keeping up a blog!  I have had so many problems trying to get it listed on Bloglovin.  I ran some tests on my site, fixed a few things, and it still wasn't working.  I was about ready to switch over to Word Press, but I contacted Bloglovin and a lady there put it on for me.  Whew!  I really did not want to change and start all over again, and I do really like using Blogger.  I have also been trying out new headers and I think I have come up with one I least for now!

I haven't done any sewing at all as my husband's cold finally caught up to me and it is a dosey!  My nose feels 10x bigger than normal, and I even had a day of chills and aches.  So I am still resting up.

Let me know how you like the new header.  Till next time,

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Good Morning

Wow, so many people are having weird weather lately.  Here in Mi. it is going to be almost 40 today!  That is so unusual for January.  We have had a lot of ice so I'm sure it will melt and be pretty messy.  Hope you all are doing OK where you are at.

I am trying to work out the bugs on my Blogger acct. Also been trying out Word Press.  Don't know yet what I am going to do there.

Got the borders on the 2 charity quilts I've been working on, and that is as far as I've gotten.  Spending way too much time on my computer, and clearing ice! lol

Are we all ready for the big day tomorrow?  Inauguration Day!  I just hope everything goes peacefully.  So many "nuts" out there.    I know I will be watching.

OK, that's it for today, back to my blog site and see what's going to happen.  Have a great day!


Friday, January 13, 2017

Bad roads

Well, I decided to venture out yesterday.  The roads were just ok, I didn't go over 40 all the way into town.  I did some grocery shopping, got  material for my borders, and headed home.  I had one tire that had been losing air so I stopped a gas station, the tire was flat!.    The air pump was not working and it was the last gas station on the home stretch. Soooooo, I drove to the auto repair place on a flat tire.  Yep, I ruined the tire.  Hubby went up and ordered 2 new tires for me.  Meanwhile, I have the spare on.

Image result for flat tire in snow graphics

Anyway, I made it home and spent the rest of day inside.  I got the borders on 2 quilts.

The other part of my day was that my laptop broke.  It had been coming apart at the corner and it finally cracked and won't turn on.  (hence, no pictures)  I had a 2 year extended warranty, not sure if it is still good.  Have to call them today, in the meantime I have been trying to get my notebook set up.  Whew!

So, I hope your day is going well.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Snow, Wind, Rain, Ice!

Well, that just about says it all.  The schools are ALL CLOSED, I risk my limbs making it out to the chicken coop.  The latch was frozen shut and I had to take a hammer to it to get it open.  The shed door was iced shut and I had to work to get that open too.  Yikes!  But the chickens were out for awhile, and they are all fine.

I started a top for the Charity Quilts we are working on.  I want to put one more border around to make it big enough for a child, but I don't have the right color.  So I'll finish it after I get to the store

 So I've got soup going for dinner, and now I'm going to start a quilt top for a boy!  Stay warm folks.




Tuesday, January 10, 2017


Today I thought I'd share a little about some projects I finished or am working on. 😏

Right now I am finishing up a barn quilt I started last year and then got side tracked...

There were several project that I did and didn't get pictures of, duh!  But here are a few that I have.'
The rainbow project I did with "so scrappy".  I gave it to my granddaughter.

Here is my 365 project that I did with Quilty Folk

My BOM that I did with Quilt Doodle Designs

And there were more.  Now onto new things for 2017!  Did anyone join the  "Art Of Home Club" with Jacquelynne Steves?  I did, it's going to be a lot of fun.

So I'm off to work on the barn quilt,  Have a good night!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

I know, it's been awhile!

Hi everyone, Happy New Year!

I know it has been a very long time since I've written a post, life just got in the way.

We had taken a trip to Tennessee, Georgia and Florida to visit kids. They are scattered all over the country.  Spent some time with each one visiting and going here and there.  It was fun and we enjoyed seeing them.

I had cataract surgery on both eyes, 3 weeks apart from each other.  It went well but it was just before gardening time.  So the garden got in late and was not very fruitful.  Later however, I did purchase some fruits and veggies at the fruit store and did a lot of canning.  I also bought a pressure cooker and canned some meat and chili etc. 

We also started a new project : Chickens!  Hubby built a coop inside the shed in the back corner and cut their door on the back of the shed.  We built an 8x8 enclosure for them with a wire roof.  Well part of it was wood about 3 feet out from the shed and the rest wire.

I found a place to get my chickens and I got 3.  One turned out to be a rooster which I didn't want because of the noise factor.  So I got rid of him and got 2 more chickens.  So now I have 4.

I also had 2 grandsons up at different times.  Of course that is always fun and we do a lot of things.

Finally in the fall I got back into quilting.  I started on Christmas things, made quilts for one son and another for a daughter-in-law.  Made some table runners, hot pads and pot holders, and a few pillowcases.

Now I am back to quilting for me.  I'm working on a wall hanging for my kitchen with roosters on it.  No roosters in the yard, but they are ok on my walls, lol.

There's a new club starting up!


There is a lot offered in the club so go here and check it out!

Well, glad to be back,  I joined some new blogs and I read them all on Bloglovin.  That should keep me inspired.  So until next time, happy quilting.




Sunday, April 17, 2016

Out In The Garden Again!

The Sun Is Shining and I'm Gardening!

I ordered my seeds and I am going to plant watermelons, cabbage, carrots, pole beans, beets, cukes, spinach, red globe onions and pearl millet.  Most are old heirloom seeds and I am anxious to see them growing.  I will also have some squash and zucchini in there somewhere.

I have been out in the garden the last three days (mainly because I move a little slower now) cleaning up the yard.  Raked all the leaves I had left covering my gardens for the winter and raked the grass.  I pulled up and transplanted most of the things I had growing in an old garden spot and rototilled that up for more vegetable garden space.  I needed another sunny spot and that was it.  Also rototilled the regular vegetable garden spot and a space behind the shed.  Whew!  I am whipped.

So not too much going on in the quilting department with all that going on.  But, I still have two quilts that need binding.

 The end of the month we are going on a trip to visit 3 children, all in different places.  Tennessee, Georgia and Florida.  We have a friend that volunteered to come and stay at our house and take care of the animals and house sit.  I feel so good about that. We have 4 fur babies that are going to miss us.


And Sugar

All are spoiled rotten of course, and needs lots of love and attention.

I hope all of you are finally enjoying some warm spring weather at last.  Until next time,