Friday, June 29, 2012

That Favorite T-shirt

C'mon,
you know you have it.
That favorite t-shirt
that should have been long ago "retired".

Actually,
I have a few,
but
this was my favorite.
You can't see it in the picture,
but,
when I put it on yesterday
the armhole ripped out
and sadly I knew
our relationship was coming to an end.

Long sleeve,
roomy,
soft,
cozy,
paint stained,
long enough to cover my derriere,
patterned enough
to
not
wear
a bra!

At home, of course

So,
hoarder that I am,
I could not give it up completely.
I mean
after all,
I had
been in the relationship
with this
t-shirt
longer
than
I have been married to JWS.

So,
in the effort to maintain this relationship
it
became
COASTERS!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Three more finished.

The little pennants have been partially finished for over a week.
Number three.


Rug finished.
Number 4.

The big pennants.
Number 5.

Ann is way ahead of me on this challenge,
however,
I am really happy to have at least finished something
or
some
things.

This is what we call the
Casnabberfort
on our deck.
Named by the carpenter that built it.
The name stuck.


After the untimely death of the camper,
(more on that in another post)
I decided to decorate this
area
with the collection of camper decorations
that I had started.

Getting mixed reviews.
What do you think?

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Challenge & Two More Finished

Ann
at
issued a challenge to me to see which one of us could finish the most projects
by
Friday!

Always up for some motivation..
I accepted! 
If anyone else wants to join in
just comment here and
we will link your blog and sign you up.
There might even be a prize!

So that being said,
the two pillows above are one and two.
Of course, it would not be fair to have yesterday's finishes.



A few more blocks on the stash buster.

And if you saw yesterday's post,
you might recognize the disaster
rat's nest of fabric.
All organized, that should speed things up.


And a project in progress.
A bath mat throw rug that I started awhile ago,
got a few more rows this morning.


So any takers?

Let's see how many things you can finish this week. 
Comment here or over on Ann's blog,
and join in!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Finishing!

Once again, I have something like 47 projects started,
and
nothing finished.
So...

it is time to finish some projects.
Pillows above,
I think I have 5 or 6 more of those started.
And these flags...
just started on Saturday,
I had four more waiting to be done.


This apron,
I started a month or so ago.

And this tangled up mess on my sewing table...

is a stash busting project.

My mom showed me one that she was making

and I just had to START that also. 
Really,
just a block a day for let's just say two weeks
should finish that up.

Hope that everyone has a great week.
Mine is wide open for the first time in weeks.

I am loving it!
Nothing like a blank calendar!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Ahhhh, Summer

Loving it!
Outside sitting spaces,

Tons of flowers,

A little embroidery,


Some painting.

And some knitting.


Along with a lot of
mowing,
weedeating,
and
watering.

But all fun!

As a side note,
the painting was for friends that are redoing a room.
He is a plasterer and does ornamental plaster work.
I have been on mission trips with him,
but have never been to their house.
They asked about colors for a room that they are doing
and I told them that if they brought a sample of the plaster to me,
I would paint some "ideas" on it.

The perk for me?

I got to visit their home last Sunday
and
WOW!

It was so interesting!
It made me want to rip all the drywall out of my house and start over,
but
we all know that is not going to happen!




Thursday, June 14, 2012

My New Friend, Dixie

Where is my summer going?
Well, one night a week is spent with my new friend, Dixie.
I am here to tell you that when we first met,
I did not think that we were going to be friends.
She was way too "fast".
I tried to keep up with her,
tried to be just as fast,
but really,
I am just too old.
It was her or me,
one of us had to slow down
if this relationship
was to continue smoothly
and grow into a friendship.
Personally,
I loved her speed,
it was fun,
a bit wild and bumpy,
but it was going to be a nasty break up if we kept up that lifestyle.
So we slowed down,
a little.

We fine-tuned our relationship.
We even got a few "counseling" sessions,
and now our friendship is growing.
We meet up every week
at the fairgrounds
and spend an evening together.
We are learning our boundaries
and beginning to work as one.

Oh we still have our battles
and
some I am embarrassed to say,
have become a bit abusive,
but
I am determined to make this friendship
work!