Sunday, June 16, 2019

Day 2...

Have to get rid of this...
And this...

Took one really good coat of paint, but we did touch up some spots... so really 1 1/2 coats of paint.  The blue was harder to cover up than the pink  fuchsia.  Within a couple hours, it looked like a new room.

Scrubbed all wainscoting and baseboards. Don’t think they had ever been done. 

Then..... because I couldn’t stand it anymore... I painted the toilet room, I guess you’d call it.
Discovered when I was taking off the 90’s bathroom fixtures, they painted over striped wallpaper.  Mmm-hhh.. yep. So, I also painted over it. It was like a sea foam green paint I was covering up. Eeekkk, yuck. 
This was the after picture from yesterday. I think tomorrow we are getting cabinets ready for painting and assembling bed frames. Appliances are being delivered also tomorrow. 
We have to replace some wood where the dishwasher goes... they had a leak and didn’t do anything about it. Joy!

Day 1...

We got in... first order of business is to take ugly, cracked 12” square ceramic tiles up.
 I forgot to take after.... I’ll do that today. 
Today’s order of business is.... PAINTING..
There is a FUSCIA colored wall and a wall with a baseball on it that has  bright blue accents... oh boy.... let’s see how many coats of paint it takes.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Cutter quilts...

I went to a garage sale and spied these 3 quilts thrown on a chair. Asked how much, he said $3.00. Sold! I didn’t know what shape they were in, but I felt I had to rescue this poor Grandma’s quilts. I’m sure she has been long gone for a while and these ‘kids’ don’t know just how precious these are. I washed, pre treated the stains..... and nothing. At least the stink is gone though.
Not sure that can be done. Here they are drying after being washed.

This one, with all these half square triangles...Grandma had hanging on display somewhere. She must have run out of blue triangles and used white down at the bottom. It has a piece of Velcro along the entire top of quilt. It’s the best of shape out of all of them.

This one, not sure there is one square that’s in good shape. Either has a stain or rip in each block. But also, hand stitched throughout. There’s no binding on it either. Just sewn and kinda tucked under. Weird. 

This is beyond hope. It’s made from feed sacks, beyond repair.  Stains and rips, tears, just plain worn out,  hand sewn and frankly I don’t know what to do with it. It’s like a flag, you just can’t throw it out! So I don’t know what I’ll do. Any suggestions?? Maybe hold on to them and use as cutter quilts for other projects. Not sure... But at least I rescued them from the bottom of someone’s garage floor!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019


Made these cute little pillows yesterday.
These I bought at Marshall’s. Plain Jane, to go on twin beds for accent pillows. Then the more I shopped, the more ideas I got. Came home and did these next day.they are going on twin beds for each of grandkids.. should I say grandsons.  
John John will get a kick out of see his name on his bed on a pillow,  and when Sloan gets older, he will too!
They are 16”, feathered pillows. Extremely soft and comfy. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Play day....

Today was a play day with my friend Sandy. She has a cameo machine.

I tried to put them on Instagram but it cuts off the sides and I can’t figure out how to make the smaller. Well, I can make make the smaller, but can’t get them to stay small.

These all have hidden zippers on the back, but... the pillows that I ordered are so plump and full it pushes the zippers out. Oh well.

These are little zippered make up bags. Or anything you want to use them for.
Our quilt guild is having a challenge and members get to vote on their favorite. I have a chance to win money! Yahoo! Count me in.

Monday, May 27, 2019

JJ Graduation...

We went to Abilene on Thursday for John John’s graduation.
We were asked if he could come home with us. SURE! We have been going non stop all weekend!
Creating sculptures... hikes, museum, swimming, BBQ’s... and the list goes on. Tomorrow we have water day at Kelly’s school with a fire truck getting everything and everyone wet!

This smile tells all! I LOVE it at Gamma’s house!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

We closed...

I posted this on Facebook yesterday but I am posting it here also so I can look back on it in the future and think about just how lucky I am.

Easter Sunday, 1987... the Levesque’s bought their first house in California as a family.
Easter Sunday, 2019... we made an offer and it was accepted  and we bought our first Texas home. 
May 22nd, 2018... we arrived in Texas to start our new chapter in our lives as retired Texan’s I guess you’d say. 
May 22nd, 2019... to the exact date!!! we closed Escrow on our forever home in Texas.
Weird how all the dates all matched... I guess it was just meant to be!
We can’t move in for a couple weeks due to the sellers needing to rent back. Their house is not quite ready yet. I see my Summer being extremely busy. It’s a good thing though!

Saturday, May 18, 2019


It’s been a while, I’ve been busy with all kinds of stuff.
My machine was acting up... took it in for service, still not 100%. I believe it’s the table now... not level. I have to move it back and forth when I use it so I think it’s screwing the leveling up.
I quilted 5 more charity quilts up. They were given to me sewn up and boy oh BOY! These geriatric people in the guild sure can sew up UGLY quilts. I would be embarrassed if I was giving them away. I am going to suggest that they have some restrictions on making them... it’s a lot of wasted time quilting up something that looks and smells so horrible. 
Sewed these pillows up tonight.
They have an invisible zipper. Zippers and I do not get a long, but these were easy after I did the first one. I mixed up the backing pieces on of them.. oh well. I have extra pieces of fabric so I’m going to make smaller ones. These are 24” and there going on my bed I think.

There is a tutorial on Lisa Bongean’s blog post on how to sew them up. 

2 more baby quilts were made for the girls at Kelly’s work. The lady bug one was requested with specific colors. 

Escrow closes on Wednesday, and we have our final walk through also...but they are renting back for a couple weeks. So, maybe June we will be in. 
I have bought an enormous amount of furniture in the last week... due to the fact that we sold 90% of our furniture when we moved here to Texas.
There is still more to buy, but I have to get some measurements on Wednesday before I can do any more.

Then there is this guy... momma did a great job on posing him on his quilt I made him. Alright.. it’s after 10:00 at night and I am pooped! G’night y’all!

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Vintage fall...

I think that’s what it’s called.

It’s all krinkly... didn’t want to iron it for the reason it was gonna get folded and put in a box till after we move. I need backing for it anyways. Turned out pretty cute. Working on a pattern called Cream and Sugar now... since I can’t long arm... I’ll sew then.