Monday, October 16, 2017

2 pumpkin patches...

Started off going to a pumpkin patch that we went to last year and it was awesome. This year not so great.

Trash everywhere, rotting pumpkins, and 3 school buses with little kids and all there mommies and siblings. It’s funny, with all those people there, I managed to take pictures with no one in the back ground.
We left there and stopped at another on the way home.
8 bounce houses, petting zoo, power wheel tractors to ride on and games to play. Only bad thing was... it was 100 degrees! Yes, 100 degrees!

So by the time we ate lunch and made it to the 2nd place, he was hot and tired.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Mammoth 2017...

Warning, picture overload coming...
My husband had his annual 'guys fishing trip' in Mammoth a week ago from Tues-Fri. So I had the grand idea of driving up on Friday and staying till Monday.
Mentioned the idea to some friends and then they wanted in. 

We had a blast... went to like 5 different lakes to fish, didn't even make it to 1/2 of all of them... fed the deers...hiked...just did some plain ol' relaxing...
And for those who don't fish.... you make a bed out of rocks and sleep in the sun.

Just look at these trees... unbelievable!!!

Thursday, October 5, 2017


I am not a big fan of Aurifil thread at all. And maybe this is why.... I think I have been using it wrong all along. This answers a lot of questions. 
I have no idea why it's blurry, it's looks fine in my pictures. You can google aurifil thread chart and it will come up. I do have some in my drawers, can't wait till I use them up. I just think it's overly priced and I'm not happy at all with it. Who knows, I'll try again and use it the right way this time.
My go to thread....
This is theeee most amazing thread.. I think I have it in all colors just about. I started using it when I was doing my machine appliqué and then I just got hooked. It is my go to, everyday thread. Love it..

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Leaders and Enders...

I cut the pieces to this quilt and set them by my machine. Every time I sewed something and in between, I stuck one of these pieces in and sewed instead of cutting the thread each and every time.

This was the outcome. Had no rhyme or reason what was the outcome to be, but here she is.

As soon as I finished taking the picture, guess who came over and wanted a belly rub.!?

Friday, September 29, 2017

Happy Birthday...

Even though I'm technically not working, the show must go on. Our school is 20 years old this month and since I'm social committee.... we had a party.
I forgot all about taking pictures, but I did snap a few before the show started and after it ended. This is the invite that I sent out to anyone and everyone.

Each teacher got a bag that contained program, water, and cookies and napkins for each student. We sang happy birthday and even had the bubble machines going up on the roof.

In the 20 years we've been opened, we have only had 3 principals and that the 3rd just being started 7 weeks ago. We've been very lucky! We even have 7 original teachers here on staff with me being one of them.
Midge on the right... 15 yrs... Kristina on left, 5 years.. and Mike 7 weeks in...

We had a new school song for today's performance, we had all our dignitaries, past and present that have graced us in our journey. I had all the students paint a rock, we're setting up a rock garden. We even have a time capsule to bury.
It was a lot of fun. 
Everything was perfectly placed and laid out... even the water bottles got a little touch up...I'm so mad that I forgot to take pictures... everyone else did.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Let it snow...

This was a free 'mystery' quilt from Stacy at Buttermilk Basin. 

It was from last year, but just now getting around to quilting it.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Uh oh.... oops!!

This was a first...
When quilting, of course you lay it all out, make sure it everything is big enough, load it up and start quilting. I know I did that but look...

Got to the end, and I was SHORT batting... that's a first for me!

About 10" at that! Did some finagling and it all worked out. Shoved a piece in there, quick little stitches to hold in place and whoa-la...Phew.


Missed another homespun quilt that never got photographed. 

This is Bonnie Hunters pattern and it's huge! Extra long.
It is extra long, I think I made it for the twin bed to be used as a blanket. You know, where it's long enough and it can snuggle up around your neck to where you don't pull it untucked from the bottom. 

I think I may still have 2 more that missed the photo opp. I'll keep looking...

Sunday, September 24, 2017


Here it is all washed and crinkly.
And then the housekeeper...
First let me say... my house is not dirty in no way... 
They showed up about 11:00 for the first cleaning (deep cleaning) and did not leave till after 6:00. There were 3 of them coming and going throughout the day, the whole time. Have no idea why.. I didn't ask. 
They did everything! Very professional. She's a keeper!
Then my hand... surgery was wonderful... still sore.. working on strength and flexibility now. Still off work, I feel good but there is a major project going on at work and I know I will screw my hand up if I try to do my job right now. 
For anyone who is thinking or procrastinating about getting carpal tunnel release surgery done... do it. Night and day with results. I can't wait till get the left one done.