Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Wednesday - October 23, 2019.

 The colors are starting to change here and the days are perfect with sunshine and blue skies.  The breezes are balmy with leaves floating out of the makes me so happy!
  Yesterday I was sewing most of the day......finally.... but I can't show you until Sunday as they are gifts.  Today I had to go out and get some supplies and I stopped at the Thrift Store and the Antiques Store and got some "treasures"...............I love the old hand embroidered linens............
 they need to be washed and ironed but I just love them!
 This was a tablecloth that was too good to pass up.....dining room I'm thinking!  Or it could end up as curtains! LOL!
 I also got this 8" square pan....mine finally gave out and I bought a new one only to discover they now make them 9" square but my recipes all call for 8" square so I grabbed this one!

 At the Thrift Store I found this for .99...........a yard of this cute Thanksgiving fabric that will make a perfect table runner................and the patchwork "look" will make it easy to quilt.....SCORE!
For supplies I picked up a paper cutter which I have needed for awhile now............
and I got some plain cards and envelopes..........a gentle foray into card making?  Stay tuned!
When I got home I forced myself to go out and paint a bit................this shows the white with no paint, the middle with one coat and the brown with 2 coats............the other 2 sides are done.....if it stays nice I should be able to finish before the snow flies...........big IF though....that first coat looks really bad! LOL!  
I defrosted the pork roast for pulled pork in the crock pot tomorrow and now I'm off to do more sewing!
Happy Trails!!!

Monday, October 21, 2019

Monday - October 21, 2019.

We had a doozy of a storm early this morning.  There was a tornado watch and it blew my Adirondack chairs over and my heavy rocking chair.  I couldn't sleep so I got up and made a cup of coffee in case the power went out but it didn't.  By the time I was awake it started slowing down...figures... but I just stayed up.  Now, I am tired! 
The pest control guy was coming at 11:00 and it was his first time here so it took 1 1/2 hours.  He saw 'fresh' evidence of mice in the basement so I'm glad I hired them!  And my spider traps all had brown recluse in them.  I had leftover traps from when I had Terminix.  Yes, I am glad to have pest control especially down here where nothing freezes and nothing dies....except whatever I plant. LOL!
My Parmesan garlic bread sticks did not turn out at all.  They didn't rise the 2nd time and baked up like rocks so out they went!  From now on it's King Arthur recipes for baked goods and maybe I'll hire a new gal in the kitchen! LOL!
I did work on Santa Sunday last no attention to the yellowing fabric...the camera did that for some reason...........
 Treasures came today!!! From Thrift Books.......just in time for this one as I am about done with Fudge Cupcake Murder..................

Remember all those books you drooled over but couldn't bring yourself to spend the money when they first came out at $27 or more?  Well, how about $3 - $5?  Sound better?  You betcha!
 This one even has embroidery transfers inside............
 I'm working on another Nature's Walk square.........
I've gathered the garbage together and need to get it out to the street and I cleaned the tub and dried and folded a load of clothes.  I unloaded  and loaded the dishwasher, cleaned the sink and washed the dishes, counters and table.   I also brought the salt in from the car and filled the water softner.  I picked up a huge branch that came down from one of my trees in the front but the ghosts are still floating out there thank goodness!
I think I am done for the day and going to put my feet up!  How was your Monday?
Happy Trails!!!

Sunday, October 20, 2019

YOP Week #16


I am behind but I don't will probably get worse before it gets better! LOL!  I have 5 of the 8 Nature's Walk squares done and I think I have another week but maybe not...........

I did manage to stay pretty much on top of the cross stitching days except for Fall Friday.........this is Monthly Monday............
and Witchy Wednesday..............It looks like I'm almost done but I'm not.......there is a border that goes around the whole thing too.....................
 Stars and Stripes Saturday got some love last evening..........I'm using my new Wonder Clips to hold the excess material out of the way and it works slick!  Thank you, Kimberly at FQS!  (Fat Quarter Shop)

Today is Santa Sunday and this is what I did last week............
That's all for this week.  It's been beautiful here and I've been spending some time outside getting things ready for Winter.  I also planned a few projects for the grands for these cute little Ghost Hands by my friend Anita over at Aunt Nubby's Kitchen
I also have a few other projects up my sleeve but we'll see if I get them done! LOL!
I made a delicious Oriental Chicken Salad last night with the leftover chicken from the one I roasted the other day.  I have a big enough 'bag of bones' now to make bone broth this week, probably.  I also have dough for parmesan garlic bread sticks to make today.........
..and there's football!  Yesterday I was able to listen to the Iowa Hawkeye Homecoming Game in Iowa City and they beat the Purdue Boilermakers!  Go Hawks!  I'm hoping to watch the Bear's on t.v. but we'll see.....they show the southern teams here it seems.  I told you I have to move back North! LOL!
 Please stop by and see all the other fantastic projects that other YOP'ers are working on.
I hope you got to work on your favorite projects this week!

Happy Trails!!!