Sunday, August 14, 2016


As John John says...
We were driving to lunch, and Kelly sees this power wheels tractor stuck in a front yard, in some bushes. It's all over grown, dead cars out front.. You get the picture. "Stop the car, she yells". Go up and see if they want to get rid of it. No, I say. I am NOT going up to the door. We are in Hemet for gosh sakes! Aunt Margie, 84 yrs old, is just laughing at us. 
So we ate, and then she INSISTS I drive by that house again. We drove  by 3 times before I could see it in hiding. Aunt Margie never saw it till it was in the car. She told me again to stop & she'd go up. Holy cripes! I do another couple of drive by's before I get the nerve up to stop. So, I park car where I could see her every second, my phone in my hand ready to call 911 if needed, hahha... She does her speel and walks away... But then crosses the yard and picks up the power wheels. Holy cripes again! She talked him into GIVING it to us!
He said it didn't work anymore.. Ya, I can see why. Do we REALLY want it? Hmmm.. Where can we dump it I'm thinking..
We took it home, showed Mark, he said he'd look at it.
He worked on it yesterday while I was away playing, and this is what looks like now.
Everything works now! John John will be so excited this weekend when he comes.

Sunday, August 7, 2016


For the past couple years, there is this parent that ALWAYS brings me a succulent planter/dish for every holiday or occasion. She sells succulents for her business. I am one lucky person that's for sure. There have been 3 or 4 times that she invites me over just to go shopping. Uh, YES PLEASE!!!!
Her name is Lina...
I had this sign made for her and gave it to her the last time I went shopping.
On my last trip over, this is what I got, enough to redo my little island.
I am still re arranging a little here and there. But for the most part, it's a keeper! Hope I can keep them all alive!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

New sew along....

Lisa From Primitive Gatherings has joined in on the fun of sew alongs and it's a going to be a beauty!
Go check her website out and get ALL the details. Be sure to print pattern up fast because it will not be available forever for the reason being that she says this will most likely be turned into a pattern.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016


When my daughter was here for that week, she saw a quilt on Pinterest that she just HAD to have. So we went and picked fabric out and she got sewing. I just did a little, like 10% and she did all the rest. Ok. I guess more because I did 'long arm' part. 
It's a queen size. Her goal was to make a "summer" quilt. When we were in Canton last summer, we came across a 1930's summer quilt and it was unbelievable, just beautiful. We thought about no batting but the black threads were too strong and too many. We could see every single one. So we tried thin flannel. Worked good, still a little too heavy but I think it's because of the size of the quilt. 
The picture almost makes it look green, but it's not. Black, grey, and white are the colors with teal binding. She did an awesome job!