Saturday, June 30, 2007
Friday, June 29, 2007
In England, where this originated, it is a very secret process. No one tells what their personal stamp is and no one knows who the other Letterboxers are... In America it is a much more open society.
There are Letterboxes in Gainesville at the park.. one in Ardmore.. some in Sherman and Denison... The clues are found here. Who knew?
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
This is the first postcard I ever made. I really wanted to use the flowers on it, so it would have had to be mailed in an envelope since the cards cannot be over 1/4" in depth. But I still have it and will not be mailing it anyway...grin
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Sunday, June 24, 2007
In the 1700's pincushions were given as gifts. Is this one not lovely...and such lovely needlework... but... it's not needlework. I was shocked! The design is put on the pincushion using pins! Here's a little more information toward the bottom of the page. And here's another historical page saying that the pins were used for diapering the baby and as a result very few of these can be found today.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Yesterday I talked about some fabric that I picked up at Jo Anne's a couple of days ago to make me some clothes for the upcoming LRRP Ranger Reunion. Welllllll..... yesterday was just one of those days... When I shortened the pattern to make capri pants, I also did not get my cut correct and now these would fit my daughter...lol They hang beautifully when I have them on... it's just the getting them on...lol And the bad thing is that I cut the taupe ones at the same time and in the same way. Anyway, I will pick up some more fabric today and try again....
And Patti... I have read at least one book since I changed that photo...lol This one by James Patterson is one of my favorites and I have read it at least twice before, but am reading it again.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
The colors don't show up very well in the pic, but I think they will be very pretty. And I sure need some clothes for the LRRP Ranger Reunion in August. Sooo... I have spent most of the morning clearing a spot in my workroom so I can get to the sewing machine. I have my "try out the pattern" pair finished except for the hemming and have cut out the other two pair of pants. Can't wait to finish these!
And Patti... this is just for you. I had a bad day yesterday with some serious fatigue that lasted all day. Sat in my chair and spent lots of time laying on the sofa. Today... way much better. Appt. with gastrointerologist is next week.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
The night before, I turned the shop light on as I stepped out onto the porch and there was another racoon. These I don't recognize individually since there are several who come up to scavenge the sunflower seed and corn from below the feeders.
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Don't you just love it when you almost finish a job and find that you are 50 short...
So now we are back at the pc and printer running off more to begin the cycle of collating, stapling, folding, stuffing, labeling and stamping...again.
Saturday, June 09, 2007
He showed me a picture (still in his camera) of a quilt he made for Allison. It is so adorable. He took the Disney and Pooh character fabric pillow panels and used them as blocks, put strips between them, quilted it and used contrasting binding. So cute.. and she loves it.
When he was home last time, we talked about the knitting boards found here.. He said he bought this one. As you begin your knitting on this board, he said the instructions are to lay a long piece of heavier yarn across it to pull the first 2 or three rows through and keep the loops on the board. He said that doesn't work really well and suggests using a tiny dowel rod that you can attach yarn to each end and in the middle to keep the tension even as you pull. He also said I really need to get me one of these...grin
After 18 years in the Marines, he is finally at the stage where he has bought his home in Yuma, AZ and will be instructing until he retires. Ask me if I'm proud of him....
Friday, June 08, 2007
The weather cooperated and was very nice if you discount a little wind and we actually got to sit on the porch and visit. Lilli learned to bind off her knitting and Allison got a new WeaselBall that instantly became her "Baby" and was watched constantly and cared for over the next 36 hours...for a total of 3 AA batteries..lol
Allie got to see the squirrels and birds and could not keep from locking and unlocking the screen door. She got help water the birds and my flowers... What fun!
With the waves goodbye this morning, quiet returned. What a joy it was to have them here.
Thursday, June 07, 2007
We can form a blogging chain all around the country and share the beauty of this land with photographs or words or a mixture of both … on the 4th of July."
For more information about it, see this post.
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
I always have a problem identifying Queen Anne's Lace... but not this year, with it growing in several places in the back yard. I love it. Who knew??!! So as I'm trying to get a really good picture of it, who comes wandering by but 3 Pearl Crescent Butterflies. Talk about a fluttery surprise as you're looking through your camera..lol Anyway, I finally had the presence of mind to "just click it !" and got the picture... Aren't they pretty? I kept thinking they were Fritellary butterflies, and of course when I tried to look them up on the net, I came up with Frittellaria lilies...grin But I finally did find an identification site.. and according to that site, we can look forward to seeing these beauties until late August... (The pictures are all clickable to see them in a much larger format... as are all the pictures on this site.)
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Monday, June 04, 2007
I didn't have to rip the binding completely off... only around one corner and down the next side. I finally did have to give up and trim the top about a quarter of an inch in and about 3 inches down the side. Even with the trimming, when it is folded corner to corner it still comes out square... so I have to wonder if the back was straight and the top was off...lol Oh well, it doesn't really matter anyways....does it? A close up photo of the embroidery is here...
Sunday, June 03, 2007
Saturday, June 02, 2007
Not much to tell about the tests yesterday. There wasn't much that was bad about the Upper GI at all, except the very first part where you have to drink what looks like Alka Seltzer powder with only about an ounce of water...all that fizz fizz going up the nose and then having to hold all that fizz fizz down and not burp it up...whew... And then the table leans back and the doctor uses your knee to guide you around... turn this way, turn that way... There were only very short glimpses of what he was seeing on the monitor... looked like a big ball of white Silly Putty rolling around.
I would assume everything is pretty good since the doctor leaned over me and asked... "Why are you here?"... a couple of times... I am going to happily assume that means he thinks there was no reason for me to be there.... and could find none...
What with the rain (which is wonderful...we are not complaining!) there has been precious little mowing of the grass. It is now at least ankle high in both the front and back yards and it rained again last night. This has absolutely nothing to do with coffee or Upper GI's... just mentioning....