Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Sewing at Round Lake Retreat

On my table was a kit to make a draw string bag. I said I have lots of patterns 
but never made any. A friend said Lucille you make it right now. And look it is
beautiful and I even put fancy stitching at the top
 

 This is the next thing. I sewed with 5 gold fish appliqued on took me all day to sew it together.
Those green and yellow corner stones  16 of them.

  I had bought this kit at Fields Fabric in Kalamazoo, Mi. to make Fishy Fishy Runner for my son who is a great fisherman and he has gold fish in his 2 ponds in his yard.
 Now I just have to layer and quilt it so he can enjoy it.


One day I quilted all these pot holders
and the next day was spent putting on the binding
 

I had a wonderful time sewing and meeting new  and old  friends.
The food and fellowship was great no dishes or cooking to do for me.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

NOVEMBER

November is here and I am going this week end to the Fall Quilting & Crafting Retreat
for 4 days at Round Lake Sponsored by Parkview Christian Church. Now no
dishes, cooking, or cleaning just sewing and  seeing  friends.
I have been busy this week  fixing things for my husband to eat
Sloppy Joes, Potato Salad, 3 Bean Salad, Chicken & Noodles
Jello with fruit cocktail.Deviled eggs,Blue Berry cobbler and Vegetable Soup
I am looking forward to going since last year I did not go. and this is a 
great place and such wonderful friendships  have went many years to this.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

OCTOBER

October is here and I have not posted what happened in September
We went up to Michigan 2 times so Dick could go fishing with Clark our son.
They had a great time..

Here is Dick with a perch he caught that is 11 1/2 inches.

Here are pictures where he caught 2 at a time  two different times.


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

LABOR DAY HISTORY

 Labor day is one of those holidays like Columbus Day or President;s Day. You don't really celebrate them, but you have them because it means a day off. It also represents the end of summer. It's the big weekend for the last cook out. Public pools close. We put out white cloths and shoes away and start pulling out our sweaters and boots. What is Labor Day really supposed to be about?? It's a day  to celebrate workers. On September 5, 1882, Union leaders decided to have a labor festival, including a parade. Only a few people showed up on the morning of the 5th, but by the end of the day over 10,000 came and marched in the parade.Oregon was the first state to declare it a holiday in 1887, and it was soon followed by New York. It became an official national holiday in 1896 under President Grover Cleveland.While it's not as talked abut as the Macy's Day Parade , many cities in the country do still have parades on Labor Day, I HOPE YOU HAD A BEAUTIFUL DAY AND A WONDERFUL FALL.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

MARVELOUS MINI MONDAY

I  got behind with my Temecula Quilt Co Blocks.
 so here are   Block 11 & 12
    Block 10 & 8
These are very challenging to do.                  







Wednesday, August 9, 2017

BLOCK 9 OF TEMECULA QUILTS MINI MONDAY


                 I had to make 5 of these with 1 1/8 inch blocks and took me for ever to get them done.
                 and I was so pleased with how they turned out. Now I am behind   Blocks 8- 10- 11 I' have                  to do to get caught up.

AUGUST

 Sorry I have not posted. My husband has been in hospital with gall
stones and inflamed pan cress  and is home now but can't lift any thing 
going to see surgeon this week. The garden has been kept me busy and
I could not sew. We did 4 days of green beans and 4 days of shell beans
and carrots. Dick snapped the beans and shelled the beans He is getting his
strength back  and his sugar is finally coming down.
   




Monday, July 10, 2017

SNOW BALL BUSH

This bush is growing and more beautiful each year. 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Mushroom place mat.

I just had to make  so far 2 of these  One for each of my sons.. They love to
hunt mushrooms. Click on  picture to see the great print.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Rail Fence blocks with a STAR


 I made these Place mats for Justin  & Stefanie.







Tuesday, July 4, 2017

JULY HOT & DRY

July is here and we have had to water
our garden almost every day.
  We went up to Clark's and Dick is enjoying fishing in Michigan where they
    have big fish. If you click on the picture you can see the smile on Dick' face
and see that he knows he has a big one.

  This is Dick's first pike 25 1/4 inch not near as big as the ones Clark has caught.\\
    But it was Dick 's first and he was happy
  Now they had to have a little fun So this is how Clark had his dad pose for
  the cat fish he caught. Sun glasses and mask


Friday, June 30, 2017

Mini Monday Blocks

This week she had us make 4 blocks I picked the same border
for all of them.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

MINI MONDAY

These are 4 inch blocks by Temecula Quilt Company
I have never sewed any 1 inch blocks before
This is a real challenge and fun and beautiful blocks.
Click and see how that middle block is with
the half square triangles.


Friday, June 16, 2017

64 YEARS OF HAPPINESS

June 14 was  my 64 years of marriage life. So I got up and rode my exercise bike for 1/2 hour while
I watched the weather channel. Decided I'm not going to cook or do dishes today. So I picked to go
to Huddles for Breakfast had sausage biscuit gravy. Then Dick and I went for a 2 mile walk in Creston Park.  Then we watered the garden with 2 gallon jugs each  by that time Dick picked to
go to Red Lobster for Lunch. Then we water the garden some more and Dick went to Popeyes and
brought Chicken home for Dinner. I mixed up some rolls to bake since I was out of bread. My daughter and son in law came up for a visit with watermelon.So I had a day with no COOKING and just a few dishes from the roll baking. Then I enjoyed reading on my library book.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

JUNE

June is busting out all over. The sun is shinning and it is to be 
in the 80's this week. Maybe our rainy days are over. May
had April showers almost every day.

Monday, May 29, 2017

GARDEN JUST COMING UP

We have had  10 gallon of lettuce for all our friends and children.
and now the  spinach is coming on too.
This garlic was planted last fall. It growing great/
The peas were planted this spring.
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These beans are green bean, yellow beans , red kidney
horticultor beans and lima.  Click on pictures to see better.

 We have 15 plants of broccoli and 15  plants of green pepper plants
      Here are 2 rows of sweet potato plants that I started from 4 sweet potatoes.
                We have 60 tomato plants planted and here is one row of them
              One tomato plant a long time till August and we can enjoy them.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

FISHING IN MICHIGAN

We went up to my sons and Clark and Dick went fishing My husband got this
27 1/2 inch cat fish 8 lb 7 oz
 He also caught this 19 inch large mouth bass 3 lb 6 oz.


 They got just a few  blue gills the next day.  We came home because it was rain on the news
for the next couple of days. Better luck next Month   we hope.

Friday, May 12, 2017

MAY 2017




 Just look at all the good eating there is here. The mushrooms came up early
                                               this year.


Sunday, April 23, 2017

SPRING SEWING RETREAT

I went to Parkview Church Spring Retreat and had a great time sewing, seeing friends
from other retreats and had a very good time; I made this April BOM from A quilting life Sherri.
  

This the April Sew can She Mini Block by Caroline  I just need to put the binding on.    
Have it all quilted


This is a petit basket  I made with foam, a new experience will make a nice gift.   I will be teaching how to make these to the Rittman Stitchers in June.
You tube Fat Quarter Shop

These are placemats I designed my self from 3 inch blocks made with l 1/2
inch strips.Now I need to quilt and put the binding on.
I did all these things in 2 days of sewing.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

PINK SHOES

My Son Eric got me these shoes to match my kitchen curtains. Now I have a pink kitchen
and years ago he bought  pink eyelet material in Brazil and I made kitchen curtains with it.
 And here this week he took me shopping and bought me these shoes. click on them and see they look
just like my curtain material.  How exciting is that?




HAPPY EASTER TO ALL

These daffodils are a sure sign of Spring and Summer . The sun is shinning great today . Hope you all are having a great day and doing something you will enjoy.