Wednesday, December 29, 2021


 Can you look at him and not smile?  He is living the life!

I was in the sewing room , trying to rearrange some things and came across this fabric. I sent a pic to Lorelei and ask if she wanted a pillowcase.  This is basically the only sewing I have done since working on the curtain panels.  I am not sure when my daughter is coming back for us to finish them.  

I got new puzzles for Christmas besides having some I have bought myself.  I am trying to make up my mind on which one to start.  I want to work my photomosaic of the wolf before I die, but I know it is going to take more than two or three days to do it so am trying to decide whether to start on it or choose another one.


I have had no more problems with vertigo since right after my previous post.   Hopefully it won't pop up again.  


I told my Jeremy if I were made of money I would get this for him, but it would be an awful expensive t[shirt for a grease rag.  The part that cracks me up is that last line 'living the dream.'

Thursday, December 23, 2021


Copper's mom sent me this last week I to expand the view and look at his face closely.  He was talking back to her about something.  You can see it when you look at his mouth.  He is a funny boy.  She had to get a new fridge last Friday and after the guys left, he barked and growled at it.  And for two or three days continued to go bark and growl at it when he heard the ice maker.  

Notice his ears...they tend to say 'Go that way!'


These are a couple of my favorite ornaments.   I have to put up a Christmas tree till I can use them.  LOL


I have been dealing with a touch of what I assume is vertigo.  It happens most when I roll over in bed, or first set up.  It did happen once when I tipped my head back to put in eyedrops.  It never lasts long.  So though I call it vertigo, not sure that that is what it is. It is not like when you get dizzy.  And last night it hit after I went to bed.  I was just laying there as still as could be when it started.  It did not last long.  But it sure is a funny feeling.... and my body feels like a dead weight when it hits.   
I have been trying to get this ready to post for about three days.  I am taking a break from some much needed dusting in this computer corner.  Where all kinds of paperwork sits.  I just do not know how much stuff I should keep up with.  Most people I know have never needed anything like insurance statements, and I have had to have them at least 3 times I can think of off hand.

I bet when we die the girls will have a big old bonfire and I don't blame them.  I wore out a shredder going through my mother-in-law's stuff and finally resorted to burning a lot of it.  But I do try to get rid of stuff....when I am sure I will no longer need it.  I have even managed to let go of a couple things in doing this.  On another day I will do more in-depth going through the papers again.

I know I am planning on going the paperless route on some things....
I need to go sew a couple lines on curtains Rachel and I are making.  Then will fold it up and put it away till after Christmas.  

If I don't post again, I hope you have a Merry Christmas....

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Short and sweet

 A house a couple mile from here, in the 1995

I just have one little thing to share right now.  If you read nothing else today read I'll be Home for Christmas by Sean Dietrich,,,,it is worth the few minutes it will take.

Thursday, December 9, 2021

This and that...

Just thought I would put up a few pics...above is Copper looking quite handsome.  Don't you love his ears?

Above is a new Christmas ornament from Lorelei's mom...

There are two there, believe it or not...they are finished. The backing is denim from an old pair of jeans.  I like to use denim...I only use the ones that don't have any stretch to them.  It wears like iron, but not the prettiest.

And above is another handkerchief from the box. 

I got these ready to post last night and actually thought I had.  But I got to thinking I haven't got a single comment.  So thought to look and see and I had forgot to finish the post.  So here it is...I still feel it is incomplete, but shall publish it anyway.

Saturday, December 4, 2021

from the box

Success!   I tried and tried to upload photos last night with no success.  I so was in the mood to share these.  They are hankerchiefs from my mom.  She loved pretty hankerchiefs.  I have a small box of them that she had kept through the years.  The one above was one of the first ones I pulled from the box, and I must say one of my favorites.

The above and below are pretty, too.  They all need washed and ironed but not sure they would last through a washing.  I know some of them are at least 60 years old, and probably older.  The fabric is sort of delicate.  I remember looking at them as a child.

I do not know how many times I have looked in that box.  I don't remember noticing the below clipping that she had saved.  It was upside down is the only thing that I can think.  The back did not have printing on it.  Anyway, you should be able to read it if you click to expand the view.

I have no idea who wrote it...but I have only did a light search.  

I made a couple of these blocks.  They are going to be potholders.  I just got to get busy and work on them....They are made from scraps except the light gray triangles.  And I will use scraps of batting plus insulbrite for the padding.  I usually use old jean denim for the backing but not sure I will on these.
 I have a pot of navy beans and ham cooking...I have been so hungry for them.  I am always glad to have something to cook that at least one of us wants.  

I have a little video to share with you....I think you are going to love it.