Friday, September 30, 2011

A Night at the Theater!

This Evening was spent with my friends at Steven Be's knitting and attendng the Theater - It was a pleasant evening spent with friends - the subject content of the play had some shocking moments to say the least but it was thought provoking in it's own way.... I'm  relaxing a bit before bed by reading my e-mail and looking at facebook.  Bed time is near - tomorrow I plan work on my sewing room thruout the day and to do some scrapbooking at Sharon's house in the eve.

My day had a very slow start to it since I had been out late to the Twins game last eve with my son and his fiance'.  but hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Early Morning Sunrise

view from my back patio!

A Brisk September Morn.

Sunrise view from my Front Porch.

Good Morn, I'm up a little early again today so I probably will sleep in a bit but yesterday was a great day.   I was up early enough to catch the sunrise.  I put on my robe and slippers and went outside to capture it - it was cool and brisk but the day turned out nice with the sunshine...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Windy Day Outside

Hi all - yes it is a bit windy outside.  I am home sewing today making a quilt for a special birthday gift...I love this quilt it is a bit different, soft, cuddly and easy enough to sew if I use my walking foot and spray adhesive...I do like the result and I do hope my Birthday Girl will love this.  Well can't reveal too much right now but will post a pic of it later next week.  I am also going to finish some of my other UFO's today too....

my home is slowly getting finished...just a little more to get put away - after I figure out where and it will shine.... I am shooting for the end of the month to be done with this movin in stuff....

watching some crafting videos on how to make paper roses - makes me want to use my Cricut to craft some of these...Next month I will be able to start on some newer projects - I want to finish up more of my UFO's 1st.... 

let me know if anyone has some great ideas - I am open to new things - take care!

Friday, September 16, 2011

New Photo

I hope Everyone likes my new photo.  I took this photo in 2006 looking over the bridge from North Hudson WI at the beautiful fall Sunset Oct 2006.  Let me know your thoughts. 

Movin' my plants inside

it feels so cold outside that I decided to move my houseplants inside today.  my christmas cactus from my patio and my plants from my porch... I thave found the ideal spots for them.  In a week I expect my christmas cactus will grace me with her numerous pink flowers like she does every fall after coming inside and my spider plant already looks like she will give me a branch of lovley litte white flowers.  The news said it will be back in the 70's by Sunday... let's hope this is too cool to soon for me.... maybe I need to winter elswhere just  like the birds....

Happy Autumn

well cooler weather is upon us - autumn is here - trees are getting ready to turn colors - the sky seems brighter and the sun further away.  The Harvest moon is on the wane? At least it was big and seemed like a harvest moon....the afternoons are more comfortable and the mornings are cool.  we had our 1st frost the night before last...a little early but so be it.  I see signs of Autum decorations going up - the Mums and Pumpkins are out for sale everywhere....Ahhh - I do love Autum....
Happy Autum Everyone

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Celebration Sunday

what a beautifu Sunday Morn, I'm off to Celebration Sunday at Church.  It promises to be an exciting day today.  I had a lovley day yesterday - spent the afternoon/evening at my Daughter Beth's for a family & friends was fun - we played botchy ball and just enjoyed the evening weather and the company of each other...

Later in the Day: Celebration Sunday was fun, I did the cake walk and won a lemon cake which I shared with family that afternoon....It was Yummy - Thank you to the Baker....Fall is here - The month I have designated as FINISH my UFO"s month (Unfinished Objects) - I have several Quilts and small projects to finish up before I start new Ones... Then I can work on items for the Ladies November "Fall Festival" Sale.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Antiques, Antiques, Antiques

good Morning.  This past week has been exciting for me.  I have been bidding on various items on my favorite auction site: and this week I won 2 items a lot of 2 boxes with various  crystal plates & bud vases and other assorted items and a set of faux marble top nesting tables.  all for a grand total of $6.  after getting my items home and cleaning off the dust I discovered some unusual items - A plate with a Bird on it in full relief, 2 Milk Glass candy dishes, A little Swan with roses on her & various bud vases and other items.  I was reserching them on EBay and discovered that the pricing for similar items was higher than I thought.  Turns out  I got some excellent buy - The Swan was a genuine Bone china item from Lefton China - The Bird Plate was a genuine item from Napcoware imported from Japan & the Milk Glass Candy Dishes were from Napcoware & Anchor Hocking.  I had them appraised by an online appraiser  ..The value of these Items blew me away.  It was suggested I take them to an antique Dealer to get the best price from them.  Total Value was placed at $110 - $170 - Wow - that was only 4 items.  now to take a fresh look at the rest of my items and see what value they have.... and to think I only paid $2 for the lot of 2 boxes.  I am soooooo pumped....

Thursday, September 8, 2011

I do hope you enjoy the picture of my antique pedal sewing machine.  I am in the process of shining her up and plan to restore the wood emblem to the  front of the drawers.  I plan to make a mold of the emblem that came off with polymer clay and create copy's to apply to the front of the drawers....I will keep you posted with pictures & notes of my progress.

My Antique Pedal Sewing Machine Cabinet

A Vignette for my Bathroom

My Newest Find Grandma's Sewing Machine

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Summer Fun

Wow it has been almost a month since my last blog.  August was a very busy and exciting month for me.  I traveled, shopped, visited and did road trips with friends and family...needless to say my regular activities such as the Y and my groups both for quilting, sewing and networking did not get the attention I usually apply to them.  Early August I decided to do a Quilt hop in explore Minnesota.  I signed up for a bus tour for the day - what an excursion.  I missed my bus at the Mall of America, (couldn't find it - LOL) and was able to pick it up in Stillwater at Charlotte's Web Quilt Shop.  Thank You Charlotte for helping me after a few frantic calls - the day was fun, the ladies on the bus were great - many shops and many ideas later I arrived back at the Mall of America where my Daughter Beth picked me up and carted me off to her house for dinner and a movie - "You know Mom she said to me if I pick you up you won't be going home right away."  True to her word we spent a pleasant eve together with her husband and three cats before she dropped me off back at Charlotte's Web around 11pm. 

Sunday was spent resting up and looking over all my Goodies from the trip.  Each shop I visited gave out a free 5" charm of the featured fabrics and a block pattern of thier own - I got so many great Ideas as I visited the shops in the Mid-Minnesota Corridor - A doll pattern for my Grand daughters, Fat Quarters for my newest projects, Books and gadgets - it was a fun trip and I am ready for the next hop already. 

I shared my new ideas and block patterns with my Tuesday Quilt Club and had decided to make some of the blocks with the featured material - since I did not pick up much of the fabric on my trip I did some side trips, with friends & family thruout the week to pick up more fabric.  I quilted a small block and made a mini quilt of it to hang on my wall as a reminder of the fun I had had.  I also started sewing some 18" doll dresses for my Grand daughter Ruthies Birthday and a small quilt pad for under my sewing machine.  So many great Ideas were gathered from the trips.  I di have fun. 

I will blog some more about my August Excursions later and put up some pictures of my work.  Till then I wish all a happy Summer.