Friday, March 14, 2014

A finish.....

 This is so funny and so me....this little table topper was a class I took over 5 years ago...FIRST quilt class ever.....I made the blocks and never sewed them together, stuck them away, and there they have sat with all the other UFOs, and there are lots. It was my first try...its so not perfect...but since this is the year of the F word, I decided to drag it out......and guess what!?!?!?! It took all of about 2 hours to finish it LOLOLOL...that which I had put off for YEARS!!!! ok...lesson earned.....FINISH!!!!
 I have so many birds in my yard and they are NOT shy either...love this little bird feeder from Amazon!
 During the rains we craved comfort food and this is about as comfy as it gets, do you remember these, made with Nilla wafers?????
 Wind took care of all my tulips but at least I got some pictures....
 My gardens not doing great...not enough sun:(
 My herbs are awesome tho, they are in pots in the sun....
 These 2 magazines are worth the $$$$$$$$ if you like prim gardens!!!!
And last but for sure not least....this is a canvas we made for hubbys birthday...arent they the cutest? Im also excited to see my grandaughter in a few days from Seattle and spend some time at Disneyland with her!!! CANNOT WAIT!!!
Spring seems to be here.......and Im loving it....how about you?

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Garden Goings on.......

 We havent had much of a winter here in So Cal....its mostly been springlike, we are in the midst of a bad drought...although we are expecting  big rain this week. I dont have a lot of planting area, my backyard is mostly pool, but I have a HUGE planter on the side of my house that I like to play in. It does not get much sun so Im not sure if my vegies will do well...but everything else is growing like mad. Here are the first 2 tulips to open...Stella and hubby planted a 100 bubls of tulips and ranuculeous, and they are just starting to bloom.


 These are radishes, I can always count on them. I also planted cucambers, spinach, kale , and collard greens......no sign of the cuckes yet but everything else is popping up. I put in 3 raised beds....I guess if theres not enough sun for vegies I can always plant flowers:)
 I have lots of herbs and lavenders and rosemarys there too, and some different kinds of fragrant sages and mints, and  a lemon verbena, which is my favorite thing to go out an smell!
 my basil seeds are popping up in the tomato pot....dreaming of caprese salads......
 all done with 2 of my projects except for the quilting and binding,,,,my favorite part...NOT!!!!
 playing with bunnies this week........

this is but one of the darling goodies Ms. Red sent me for Valentines day.........isnt it adorable!!!!

Still drinking my green juice, walking too, except for a nasty cold this week keeping me down......but not for long, Ill be out on that trail soon!

Hope you are all staying warm out there, we are all praying for RAIN here in Cali!!!!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Progress.......

Still keeping my resolutions!!! Starting everyday with a green drink....hubby makes a version of the Dr. Oz green drink and its YUMMY!!! not as yummy as my coffee...but its pretty good!
 Working on a few table toppers...little fun projects...they are all put together just waiting for some stitching!
 I have had this tote kit for YEARS....since this is my year of finishes I really hated making it but its done.....and it has a mistake...but ya know what...I DONT CARE LOLOLOLOL...some will, hahahaha...maybe even talk behind my back LOLOL........but if I have to be perfect, I dont wanna play!!!!!  SO this might be my new farmers market bag...its huge! and guess what...its FINISHED!!!!!
 This is where Iam very lucky to walk every day...there is a nature preserve right behind where I live, and I LOVE exploring it!!!!

 Planted some things in some raised beds I put it.....I get little sun here but Im hoping its enough to grow some kale and spinach, and some lettuces....
AND since I cant have real chickens (YET!) I found this guy to watch over things.....

Have  agreat day....I'am!!!!!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The F word

WOW its been a long time and frankly I have been debating about even blogging anymore, but what the heck...I like to look back and see what has been going on...so I will blog on lol.  So the F word...or words, because I broke ALL the word rules and I have TWO words for this year...FIT and FINISH! I WILL get fit, and I WILL finish! so far I have been working on kits I keep buying and not making, this year I VOW to finish all of them! Heres a darling little table mat  that I did yesterday and now I just have to stitch the design on.
 THIS is a tote bag  kit I bought YEARS ago, and I have not wanted to cut it out, well, I did Sunday and now half the battle is done!
 I had a sewing day last saturday and we made this cute little heart project.
 These are some of the goodies I got a the road to california quilt show.......HA! more projects!!!
 OK so thats the FINISH part...........now for the FIT part.......meet Cali, a darling Auusie that is the newest member of our family....and DONT say it, I KNOW we didnt need another dog but hubby wanted an Aussie bad....and how could I say no? I kind of wish I had LOL, it has been VERY hard, Im used to little wussy dogs, and this one is only 6 moths and weights 45 pounds! we got her at 6 weeks, maybe thats why I havent been blogging LOLOLOL.....anyways...she is our new work out partner because lemme tell you, if she doesnt get a workout everyday...its HELL!!!!!
I have become a regular at the dog park, where I have met a lot of new friends lol, and I spend a lot of time there!!!! its a soap opera all in itself lololol......

OK so theres my new words for the year.......so far so good, I have lost 15 pounds, but I still have a ways to go.......but I know with Cali I can do it!
and I WILL finish all those projects.
my new interests this year.....chickens (someday)  vegetable gardening (soon) and healthier eating (NOW)........I bought a fitbit and Im ready to face the new year....!!!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Before and After

 So I have not been very motivated lately to sew........
 I wonder why?
 I dont even wanna go in there.....
 It was a nightmare!
 BUT NOW........
 ahhhhhhhhh..........

nice and clean.....ready for business!!!!!!!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Why yes its been forever....

We had our monthly craft club day here at my house...we made Halloween wreaths and had all kinds of fall goodies.....

I made this Halloween candy bark...it was YUMMY!


Did a little decorating, Ill share more this week...

A big thank you to Sharon for all my Halloween goodies including the darling pillow on the bench...

 Doing a little crafting....
and heres the reason Ive been so dang busy...Cali the Aussie joined our family  a few weeks ago....and here she is being held by Ms Red herself who along with Mr. Red stopped by for a visit when they were in Vegas........

Hopefully things will get back to normal soon, a puppy is a LOT of work!!!!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Its been a LONG HOT FUN summer!!!!!!!

Some how my pictures got ALL out of order:( 
 Seems like forever since Ive blogged, summer is just to busy and HOT to blog lol........
We went up to Oregon to visit friends.......this is a market where the first mill is So. Oregon is located, and they mill all kinds of flours.....I LOVED this store...very old fashioned...and you go downstairs and you can see the old mill which still runs to this day.....
While we were there our friends took us to see Crater Lake....now I have flown over this lake many times going to see my daughter in Seattle, but I had never seen it in person..........STUNNING!!!!!!!!
Our friends live on a 10 acre piece of land that is bordered by a creek...up there they call it a creek, here in cali its a river.........Mai grows everything you can think of in 3 40x40 plots...they also have peach and apple trees, and lots of wild blackberrys..........she is living my dream!!!
this is just one mornings haul of a few things.........the grapes were YUMMY!!!!


 we picked berries and had a cobbler later made of of them!

 this is part of the creek out back of thier house.

this is Mai's new toy........when she has too much produce she hauls it up to the road and sells it along with her fresh salsa and jams and zuchinni bread...she has a loyal following. We go thru her slasa like mad here, they bring it down when they visit.
LOTS of other things going on but I will post the rest of the vacation pics later.......just didnt want anyone thinking I fell off the planet.
Summer has been a blur of visitors and swimming and trying to stay cool.
I have exciting news I will share soon....until then...heres hoping for temps lower that 100 SOON!!!!