Thursday, July 23, 2009

Just another Sunday

Today being Sunday it has been one of those busy days.
First off to church, then to Holdrege to meet friends at the Mexican Restaurant for lunch. This is the first time I have eaten shrimp at an ethnic restaurant and I must say it was alot of food for the money. I normally eat mexican when in mexico and Italian when in Italy, and of course beef in NE.
Have fallen behind on my blogging, but will try starting tomorrow to be better about it. It is amazing how easy it is to go back over each day and read what I have done and smile.
So until I have something to say, I will sign off

Monday, July 20, 2009

Time to get to work

Well this is Monday and it is time for me to get back to work. With all the GK's and DILs and SILs coming around I had put my machine up and have not been working. Now to get so of my jobs done, as that is the only way I am able to make any money is by running that machine.
Until I win the lottery or find a money tree, guess I am stuck.
I am also going to make some purses and small items to sell along with my garden goods at the farmers market.
Have a great Monday!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Michael this is for you


I am passing this on to you because it definitely works, and we could all use a little more calmness in our lives.

By following simple advice heard on the Dr. Phil show, you too can find inner peace.

Dr Phil proclaimed, 'The way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started and have never finished.'

So, I looked around my house to see all the things I started and hadn't finished, and before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a bottle of White Zinfandel, a bottle of Bailey's Irish Cream, took a couple three or four Vicoden, a package of Oreos, the remainder of my old Prozac prescription, the rest of the cheesecake, some Doritos, and a box of chocolates. You have no idea how freaking good I feel right now.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Off to the Fair We Went

Well some friends (fellow quilters) and I went off to the fair this morning. First we went to Arapahoe for donuts at the new bakery. Pulled up in front of Cunninghams at 9:30, got out of the car and the lady at the door who was washing windows informed us that they were out of rolls. The whole case of donuts was empty! What a rude thing to do, sell all the rolls before we got there. So to the other coffee house (Take 5) we went. No good rolls there, but much better coffee.
We arrived at the fair and to the Open Class barn we go. My quilt was at the end of the table, folded up and without the bag I had taken it in. I was nervous as we approached the quilt, and low and behold it had a Blue Ribbon (first place) in the Machine Quilted. That was nice as that is the business I am in. Just that silly little ribbon (probably pays $4 or $5) gave me alot of confidence to enter in other contests. I know I will not be so lucky again, but Hey what the heck.
One sad note, my two Shih Tzu's were outside this morning by themselves (which is a bad thing). I went to the door and called them to come in, and they came from around the car both licking their chops. I put them in the house and walked around to where they had come from and there laying on the ground was one of my Red Bantam Chickens, head gone and chewed up. I went to the house and spanked both dogs, as I knew they had killed the chicken. I am mad at them, and will not let them stay outside by themselves again, as they will ofcourse do it again. I feel terrible, but what do you do?????? I love my dogs and my chickens, so will protect the chickens from the dogs.
That's Life in the Country,

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Quilt off to County Fair

I haven't entered something in the fair since I was very young, but yesterday I took this quilt down and entered it. Doubt if it will do any good, but at least I enjoyed making it and taking it to the fair.
When I was at the fairgrounds, I saw about 15-20 chickens that youngsters were showing. Boy were they a hoot, and so very neat. I got the feeling I should have entered my Barred Rock Rooster, Bert, as he is a stunning specimen of a true stud. He has 5 nice young pullets following him around. Hope they start laying eggs soon to pay their way. Bert is a very gentle rooster, fun to watch and to have a round.
I will go to the fair tomorrow to see how many other quilts were entered.
Until tomorrow------

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Alone at last

Well we are alone at last!! Took the last one to meet his DM my soon to be ex DIL. Too bad, but what can I say.
A friend of ours died Friday morning, has been really tough on all concerned. We will go visit the Funeral Home on the way home from Church. My DH will be an honorary Pallbearer, so will be a hectic few days.
My DGS wants to move out with us, so took him to see the School. Here is a photo attached showing him by the flagpole. Quite a bit bigger school then what we were use to in our day. I really hope he can come back, he is a really fun young man
Enough for now.
Will take a quilt to the fair next week to see how it rates. Am anxious but not too hopeful.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

One more left

Well I still have my GS here from Omaha, he is 15 and such a treat to have around. He says he will return home of Friday, so we will see.
Yesterday he went out with his Uncle Dewey and rode on the combine then in a semi to the elevator. Such fun for an Omaha boy who has never been on a farm, let alone ride in big equipment. He did enjoy himself and vows to come next summer to work for his dear uncle. I would really like to have him here for the summer, he is so low impact.....
I am now finishing up a quilt I did for a High School girl who had started the top in the 8th grade. I must say she did a wonderful job, even though he has had very little instruction for the last couple of years. Why they let her put a piano key border I don't know, but she learned some valuable lessons. Will photo it upon completion and post them.
I also have to get a quilt finished for the Furnas County Fair.. It is a log cabin I made using Elenor Burns instructions. Great pattern and turned out fairly well, so will enter it into the fair.
Better get to the chickens, have a great day.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

This has been a very full day. It started out trying to cook for a meal with friends in Wilcox which my DH has agreed we would bring the meal. Now I love to cook, but it is not easy with four very bored grandkids underfoot. So at 9:30 off we went to the parade in Arapahoe. Now in years past, it starter at 10:00 and ended 10:30 maybe 11:00, well not this year. it was 11:30 before we pulled out of town. Now that really isn't too bad, but we were to be at their home 45 miles away by noon. I still needed to make a cherry pie, potatoe salad and pasta salad.
Well we got there at 12:45 without the cherry pie. Oh well, but we did have a nice time at their concert in the park with local talent from the area. One of the singers had the most incredible voice I have ever heard. The locals said that he had had about 3/4's of his tongue removed due to cancer. The doctors said that he would never sing again, but he proved them wrong. What a voice. I can sing in the shower, but that is it. So refreshing to see such a recovery.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Busy - Busy - Busy

Has been a very busy couple of days. With four grandkids, the meals and laundry never end.

I am teaching my granddaughters to sew. We are making aprons that as of right now are not complete, but will be soon. All that is left is to attach the ties and neck piece with rings. They really love to come and sew with me. I have several machines, but I choose to use only one so that I can sit with them. They are very good to take turns and wait patiently for their turn.
We will venture to Arapahoe in the morning for their parade then off to Wilcox for lunch and a singing festival, then supper. Hopefully we will be back in time to go again to Arapahoe for the fireworks.
Happy 4th. of July to everyone.....

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Today we had a delightful trip to York to pickup the four older grands. It is really delightful to see how they have grown and matured. I last saw them all at Christmas time in Omaha which was almost a half a year ago.
We cooked hotdogs outside over a wood fire, let the chickens and ducks loose then the girls tried to catch them. They are getting ready for a animal chase that goes on in Omaha every year. You get to keep what you catch, they usually catch rabbits. Oh well, now maybe they can catch a chicken.
We then had smores over the same fire, what a treat.
Other then that, not much has been going on here.
MH, did you get the internet back?

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