Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Ive been tagged!

I've been ...TAGGED! by Kris

8 Things I Look Forward To:
1.my cherrios in the morning.....
2. my hot bath at the end of the night
4. my trips to New England
5. new magazines
7. dates with hubby
8. grandchildren????????
8 Things I Did Yesterday:
1. gardened
2. made macraroni salad
3. went to the market
4. got pissed at Joe Jackson
5. watched the kids sign papers for their new home
6. sewed..finished my americana table topper
7. cleaned house
8. ate too many chocolate covered almonds
8 Things I Wish I Could Do
2.lose weight
3. play the piano
4. keep my big mouth shut....lol
5. find a church like I used to have
6.go back to New England more often
7. Eat whatever I wanted to w/o gaining weight!
8. create everyday
8 Shows I Watch:
1. clean house
3. CSI
4. Food Channel
5. Grey's Anatomy
6. garden channel
7. American Idol
8. history channel
8 People I Tag: Glenni...Tracey.....Nancy...Debbie.....Chelsey....

mini reunion.....and a sewing day

Got together for a little mini reunion with my old high school bffs a couple weeks ago.....went to a jazz club in old towne Pasadena.........it was a blast, I love you my girls.....we have stayed in touch all these years and get together as often as we can!

Got together with Nancy nobloglast saturday to sew....we were hoping our other sista could join us but she said something about it being too far for her to drive?????? we missed her and she was there with us in spirit! Cali will never be there same without you!

Notice the piles of fabric squares....guess which one is mine....lolololololo

Nancy surprised me with this darling little glass bee skep....she knows I collect these little pedestal glass domes, and this one is so cute, look at the little bee on it!!!!!
The weather has turned ugly here and I spend a great deal of time watering my garden........and praying for summer to be over!!!!!!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Scrappy/Sewing room

As promised, pics of my sewing room, all done....pardon the shots of me in there, but I had to take pics into the mirror, its a small room, and the project table takes most of the room up, but there is a lot of space in the shelves.....
I could not fit everything in the so I still have a big cupboard in the garage holding fabric and paper......I think I just have too much stuff!!!!!!
Its a happy room......I do like to stand up to scrap so the table is perfect, I can sit to sew or stand to scrap.
The yellow Ikea cabinet is the one I put together all by myself....I LOVE it........I do still have some room in it, hopefully for all the quilts I will be making:)
whatta ya think?

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Lots of "stuff"

I cleaned out my garage yesterday and while I was at it I washed this cute little convertible, I think I will take it our for a spin while its still cool enough, soon it will be too hot......

This is what Im working on right now, Sharongave it to me when she moved, all I have to do is sew everything down, I want it done by the 4th of July....any bets?

For Fathers Day all Joe wanted was some pics of his beloved pets....here it is.....

Look how my garden grows!

I was supposed to go to Glen Ivy Spa today and relax all day, but its tooooooo cold...here in Southern Cal its toooooo cold!!!!!

I had a few over ripe bananas hanging around attracting fruit flies yesterday so I made a cake!!!!!

Summer reading.......I admit I have no grandbabies yet but when I do I need to make quilts, and this book is adorable....love it!

Heres Chelsey and Joe on Fathers Day......
Today I plan on putting the finishing touches on my new sewing room....I will post pics soon!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Some cool bling.....

My new favorite saying.......

If you haven't tried these Rainier cherries from Costco.....do try them....heaven!
I had the pleasure of meeting Lisa of Vintage Bling fame.....yesterday...I had worked with a gal that was wearing the coolest bracelet, made from vintage enamel earrings, and I asked her WHERE did you get that...turns out the artist lives right here in my town. I emailed her and she graciously invited me over to her home.....which by the way was amazing....and we hit it off right away. She makes the coolest jewerly...click on her name and it will take you to her site......I could not decide which one I wanted so I bought THREE!!!! You know how much I love daisys!!!! These pieces are art! I thought it was adorable that her little girl made me a bracelet out of pipecleaners while I was there, and also played a song on the piano for me!

Aren't they so cool!!!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Uff Dah..........

In case you do not know what uff dah means, its Norweigian for I cannot believe I put together 3 pieces of furniture by myself, and Im so glad Im done! Its what you say when you throw your rather ample ass onto a chair and you just are so glad you are done....Uff dah.....it has many meanings........let me just say this, if I ever want to buy another piece of furniture that has to be put together, knock me upside the head.

BUT I do love the red bench from Ikea.........so I moved my cute little oak $5.00 at a yard sale piece down the hall and put the red bench in its place........
So now all thats left is lugging the other Ikea piece, that darling yellow, not so little, cabinet up the stairs, that I CANNOT do by myself..as soon as I get it up there, I will show you....
The weather here in Cali has been odd to say the least...downright cold today, and the sun did not come out AGAIN....June gloom has taken on a whole new meaning around here...BUT Im not going to complain about the cool weather, I will be complaining about the heat soon enough.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Has it really been a year????

Happy 1st Anniversery .....I wish we could go back and do it all over again, it was so much fun!!!!!! We Love you!!!!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Rancho Cucamonga Potato crop......

Thats what they call all the rocks that we have here, and these are the rocks my sister and I dug out of my front planter this morning. My sister has a green thumb so I enlisted her help in plotting out my front planter, that was never really planned out in the first place. So she came over first thing this morning and took a look and off we went to the nursery, where we bought gardenias and azaleas, and hostas, and lavenders.....and it is totally transformed, Im so happy with it. But oh these rocks.....

It will look s pretty when everything is all filled it....and she also brought me several plantings of blank eyed susans from her yard.....now I think I will just fill in with some annuals........

We have not seen the sun here in Cali for over a week.....June Gloom more than usual, but you will NOT hear me complain because the heat will be here soon enough and I hate the heat.
Now Iam going to soak these aching bones in a HOT HOT tub......digging out those rocks is hard work.......thanks to my sister Linda for spending her saturday off helping me..........I love you!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Before...and after

I have had this in my house for 20 years, now it resides at my neighbors.....

I just put this together yesterday.......I cannot move this morning.....what do you think? I still need to go get the baskets that go in the cubbys underneath.....
The picture above it is temporary, just needed something there til I figure out what to put there?