Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

How do you like the colors?

Just experimenting with backgrounds. One of them didn’t work correctly. But my daughter helped me figure it out. I’d really like one that is more fall looking. Better get going, I’ve got a long weekend ahead of me.No computers!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Livermore Quilt Show


Hope you  can see these pictures OK. I am just learning.

I put them together on Picasa.

Friday, September 25, 2009


  • Never allow yourself to complain about anything — not even the weather.
  • Never picture yourself in any other circumstance or someplace else.
  • Never compare your lot with another’s.
  • Never allow yourself to wish this or that had been otherwise.
  • Never dwell on tomorrow — remember that tomorrow is God’s, not ours.
  • Thursday, September 24, 2009


    I was hungry tonight. I had coffee in the morning, forgot breakfast. Started making applesauce, then made apple pancakes and ate one with applesauce and whip cream. Then had some Starbucks on my way to San Jose. I arrived dizzy with low blood sugar. There were delicious apricot, ginger sausage and potato and onions.  Mmmm…. That seemed to do the trick. I’m fine now.

    Monday, September 21, 2009

    Fall Coasters from Patchwork Pottery


    I was checking some of my favorite blogs while waiting for Spybot and I found a great idea for coasters or maybe even potholders.

    Thursday, September 17, 2009

    You may judge a man by his joy;

    as a man rejoiceth,

    so is he.

    ~C. H. Spurgeon~

    God is Good!

    Monday was nice and I stayed home almost all day except to get printer ink in the morning and maybe Walmart. Tuesday, however, was not so fun. I gathered up all my things to meet with three students during the day and headed for the car. Hmm… the tires look a little too low to be driving in the mountains.  Hmm.. this one doesn’t sound so good. But msh gets dressed and checks it out and says take the blue car. The other has a nail in the tire. Well, I’m out in the hills, driving up hill when I have this feeling that the car is going slower and the car is trying harder. I think it felt more like it was in neutral ready to go backwards. I couldn’t find the emergency flasher. Oh, no!! There aren’t lots of cars out there in the morning so I didn’t worry to much about being hit. I quickly found a spot to pull over and located the flashers. Then I checked my cell phone. I knew it, no bars. I was not going to make this appointment. My knowledge of car problems is not very extensive since our Hondas rarely have issues so I wasn’t sure if I should drive it or if that would damage anything. After reviewing the options I decided that it was mostly downhill so I would try and make it to phone service. Hallelujah! Several phone calls later I was on the road heading for the Honda dealer. I am not going to bore you with the rest of the day. Today the car is fixed and mine has nice new tires thanks to James and James my wonderful son and son in law.

    These kind of stories are not really allowed on this page but I didn’t have time to make anything this week……..

    Saturday, September 12, 2009

    Oh, my feet need a rest!

    Let’s see. Today I watched the sweet grandchildren, visited with a friend (who brought me a pretty wool sweater to shrink), made a batch of hummus, a caramel apple cake, and 4 loaves of six grain bread. It would have been seven grain but I couldn’t get soft wheat to grind anywhere (around here). Then I made a bunch of salsa with the tomatoes from the garden.

    Monday, September 7, 2009

    Sunday, September 6, 2009

    Blog Experiment

    It’s Sunday night and I’m trying something new. It’s been a long day and a busy weekend and its not over yet. Yeah!!Micheles camera 070

    Tuesday, September 1, 2009

    Monday is Gone

    I got started working by after lunch. I had to help take the car to get fixed and get a rental for Rob. Then we ran a couple quick errands. Time flies!! Then I took 3 long phone calls, worked on orders, etc. And researched online curriculum resources. And checked facebook. The day is gone. It is already tomorrow.

    Sunday, August 30, 2009

    Sunday Afternoon

    No pictures today. I did pick nectarines and make a batch of jam. I think I prefer the less sugar variety. The sweetest guy I know escorted me to Walmart to get more pectin and sugar at 10:30. I think I will wait til tomorrow to make more jam. Its a little late tonight.
    I would like to can apple sauce and tomato sauce. I'll let you know if that happens.

    Now I am watching a movie. I'm sure you've heard of Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus.

    Saturday, August 29, 2009

    Well, I decided to keep track of fun things I get to do now that I don't have to work so much.
    Kind of like a journal. Today I started getting the kitchen ready for September. I began by cleaning out under the sink. You might be wondering how I got started on that. I was looking for my red dish soap. I found it along with all kinds of cleaning supplies dating back to 1995 at least. So I had a clean out fest I washed my kitchen windows inside and out. I really like clean windows. I got rid of some of the plants that moved into my window sill while I was too busy to care. I decided on red and yellow for my apple time colors this year.

    After working in the kitchen I peeled apples and made an apple blackberry crunch. I substituted apple and blackberries for rhubarb. That reminds me of the rhubarb yogurt we ate in Scotland. I wish we could buy that here.

    I also got my wonderful husband to cut two boards for my old picture frames. I painted them with chalkboard paint. They are going to be little chalkboards for my office.

    Yesterday I finally cut up one of my shrunk wool sweaters to make a purse. In the car I sewed the handles and sewed the main bag together. If I get time tomorrow I may take pictures for my next blog.

    That's all for now!!! Time to go to sleep.

    Monday, June 8, 2009

    I finally found out how to put crocheted edges on a blanket or pillowcase!

    Saturday, May 2, 2009

    Wednesday, April 15, 2009

    Tea Towel Bag

    Tuesday, April 14, 2009

    I think Id like to make a basket for my door next Easter. Not quite like this one. But it will remind me of the idea

    Friday, April 10, 2009

    Very pretty pencil cup!
    Nice idea for those sweaters in the sewing room taking up space!!
    This looks so happy and fresh from This That and the Other

    Tuesday, April 7, 2009

    Cherry cross-stitch.

    Saturday, March 21, 2009

    Fabric Easter Eggs from Retro Mama

    Friday, March 20, 2009

    Friday, March 13, 2009

    I know its not Christmas but they were old and pretty. (and cheap)

    A crocheted apron, a red apron, two old Christmas tablecloths, and two potholders.
    Can you find them all?

    There's one potholder. Not necessarily for Christmas.

    Some pretty silver pieces. Fifteen cents each! The footed bowl was black! The jar was for Rob to make a terrarium in. We saw beautiful terrariums in large jars at the Smith & Hawkins Store but the jars were too expensive. So this was just two dollars.

    That's all for now!

    Wednesday, March 4, 2009

    This is from Happy Zombie's Picture Link (see below)

    Happy Zombie Pictures Link
    So many pretty pictures and inspiration. I hope she doesnt mind!

    Saturday, February 28, 2009

    I like these placemats too! These pictures were from a quilt store, Quilter's Coop, on the Red Geranium Cottage page.

    I like this idea for a baby quilt. I think this material was used on those stockings below that I posted.

    Thursday, February 26, 2009

    Saame as below.
    This is from the same place as the last blog. By Janelle Wind
    I loved these stockings!

    Sunday, February 15, 2009

    Wednesday, February 11, 2009

    from Simply This That and the Other another table topper.

    Monday, February 9, 2009

    Table Runner Tutorial Link.
    I'll have to check this out. Font tool.

    I love this cup. Well, I would put different fabric. What a good idea! Did I say I collect ideas too?
    She bought the cup at Target.

    Saturday, February 7, 2009

    I plan to remove this picture soon but I thought it might have been a good idea this week.
    You're fast. Go to Joy's Hope from my blog (A Time for Everything) and read her February 4 blog. I thought I had linked to it but I just had the picture!
    Amber check this out. I wonder if Cameron would use it.I wish I would of had one when the kids were little.

    This looks like too much fun! Tammy Gilley sure does happy stuff.

    Thursday, January 15, 2009

    It's just an experiment

    It's just an experiment. I clicked on a link for the background fairy and I followed the directions. WAH LAH

    Wednesday, January 14, 2009

    I found a stamp I liked. It reminds me of the little houses Mary Englebreit has but it is by Clear Art Stamps.

    Tuesday, January 13, 2009

    How do I add a tag?
    Okay fine, I don't know how to move stuff around on a blog. The words underneath the picture go on top. There is a class on how to make this cute heart. Anyway, it is from Tammy Gilley Studios.

    Well, I really shouldn't be on here so I'm going to add one thing then go back to work. This sure is a cute heart.

    Sunday, January 4, 2009

    My Sweet husband gave me a subscription to Romantic Homes for Christmas. I'll be waiting for this issue.

    Saturday, January 3, 2009

    Cute bookmark. Chic Country

    Wish I had a white fence. I'll have to hang them somewhere else!! Daisy Cottage Blog