Tuesday, December 23, 2008
This is what I have been working on. I love these little babies. One is for Christmas. My granddaughter is getting a new Cradle Purse and baby. She loves to look at my babies as I am making clothes for them. She ask's to hold one and does so ever so carefully. I was able to work on this one for her while she was around. She thinks it is for someone else. I told her that after Christmas I will have to see about making one for her and she wants one just like the one I worked on. Boy will be ever be surprised on Christmas when she find out it is hers.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Melissa thought it was alot of fun shoveling snow, she shoveled all the way down to her dad then of course just had to pick it up and throw it on dear ole dad.
Little Mollie Ann having fun in the snow. Her first chance to throw snowballs at her papa
Papa is having a blast with both the grandkids and the snow
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
While I was in the truck I snapped a few pics.
These are of Mt Adams in Washington State. We were done with the delivery and was headed back towards Hood River, Oregon so whilehte truck wasm oving I snapped these shots.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
We have already started stringing lights. First thing was to get the totes out of the attic and test the lights, grrrrrr. It never fails that we have strands of lights that quit working, well atleast half the lights quit.
This yr was no different except seemed like every strand had half the lights out. Of course couldn't find the light tester as usual. Well, we took off and went to the store to look at new lights. This yr we came across a different tester than the normal. The one we found was at
Target and ran almost $20. I mentioned there was one at Home Depot that I had seen from the last time we were there. Well, it was a little cheaper but not much.
We decided to take a chance on the new tester. OMG, it was the greatest thing when we got home and started using it. It has this great feature that you take a light out of the socket and plug the socket into the handle of the tester, plug the light cord into a power source and then pull the trigger ( this tester is shaped like a gun) after a few pulls of hte trigger, the lights on the one end of the stand lit up. It was totally awesome. It has a great light puller once we figured it out.
We were able to salvage all the strands of lights but one with very little frustration. I would definately recommend to anyone who puts up lights for Christmas to buy this awesome tester. It is so well worth the $20 already.
We have so far 1600 light up on the outside of the house with ooohhhh so many more to go. It's not as large of display as many on the web and around the country but it is ours. We usually have somewhere between 10,000 - 15,000 lights. It's our little gift to the community.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
I did it!! I can't believe I actually entered 10 entries and recieved 10 Blue Ribbons. It was a lot of fun doing this for my first time. I am already making plans for next yrs Fair. I have a big goal and that is to get a Bedspread or Tablecloth done.
You can see the bedspread I am working on here I will try to update how far along I am on the bedspread. Right now I have 1 square done. I have 3 Roses done. I am going to make the Roses different colors instead of all one color. It will be more like a Rose Garden then.
Hope you enjoy my entries.
The Cradle Purse patterns used were Blueberries and Raspberry Clouds and are available in my Etsy Store
I found the little dress for the doll online at Etsy and have fell in love with making doll cloths so I will be trying my hand at that also.
Monday, July 21, 2008
It's been over a week now that my daughter, her hubby and the 2 kids arrived back here at home after she has had to live in Norfolk, VA for over 5 yrs. I am having a blast with Mollie and Michael being so close.
I have been working busily trying to get my crochet stuff done and ready for the upcoming Fair. This is the first time I will be entering stuff so it's real exciting.
Life is also good with now having all my kids close. Soon, Melissa will be done with the Navy. Both of my kids will be Navy Vet's as well as my Son in Law. I am very ready to be a Navymomvet now. It has been a long 8 yrs with the 2 of them.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
In the mean time I did a google on 1999 Dodge Durango Transmission Problems and found there seems to be some issues with certain parts. Monday he is taking it to a Transmission place and see if they can find the problem.
It's funny, he added an independant extended 2 yr warranty to the vehicle when he bought it from a non Dodge Dealer and all the stuff that Dodge Dealer is now saying needs fixed isn't included in the warranty, yet the transmission has a serious problem and would be covered under warranty and no one so far can "find the problem"
Interior and looks of the Durango are great, I love it but mechanically as far as I'm concerned it sucks, just like the last Ford we owned
Boy do I love my KIA
Monday, March 10, 2008
The daffodils are sure blooming and they are so pretty.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Our roses are opening up their greenery, my Chocolate Columbine is coming back stronger than last yr, my Bleeding Hearts are really coming up. We have mini Daffodils in bloom. It's definately getting time to get some bark dust down.
I'd really like to have snow, but since we are basically past that and it is sunny warm out, I am ready for spring. Guess now we will have to start working in the yard and whipping it back in shape on the nice days.
Time to think abt getting the patio ready, furniture out, BBQ grills prepped for what else but BBQing. Can't wait to sit out on the patio swing and crochet on a sunny warm day.
I started this project abt mid January and just finished it up. It really turned out nice. I am planning on entering this project in the Fair this yr. This will be the first time to enter anything at the Fair so am looking forward to it.
This was so much work with all the single crochet stitches but was oh so worth it. It's one of the projects I worked on in between testing patterns for others.
It's layed out on a Queen size bed to give you an idea of how big it is.
I purchased this graph at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5248618
Next came the Bald Eagle, oh was that ever beautiful. Was close enough to the truck that I could alomost reach out and touch, it was awesome.
Then came the turkey's, we noticed these birds fly in front of us and when they landed on the other side they were turkey's. It was so funny watching them. The 3rd one had to get some altitude or he was going to go smack into a rock wall.
Then came the Elk farm. We stopped so hubby could do his safety check and I took advantage to get s few pics.
I love trips like that. Watching the wildlife is always so much fun. I miss my Big Horn Sheep along I 84 in Oregon.