Thursday, August 17, 2017

House cleaner....

It's been over 20 years since I have had a house cleaner. I'm old... tired of cleaning... DEEP cleaning. I went for it! 
She is here now doing the DEEP cleaning and then back every 2 weeks. I am now looking forward to my weekends that I usually am cleaning one of those days. So I took the day off to be here, being her 1st time ... so I washed blankets, rugs, curtains.. I have NEVER done so much laundry that didn't involve clothes. Can't wait till it's all done. Then I'll have to figure out what to bring home for dinner because, I just can't dirty that kitchen on the same day! Hahhaha 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Clock re-do...

One of our teachers has been asking for a clock for her classroom that works for a couple years. So when she came back this week, there was a clock sitting on her table.
This picture actually makes the clock look good. It is probably like 20 years old. As old as the school. It is yellowed, scratched cover, good layer of dirt and fly poop all over it. 
REALLY!!?? We thought it was a joke. But no. They say it kept time. Hahaha.
I took it and made this.

I went and hung it up, let's see how long it takes her to notice it. I forgot to take a picture before I hung it up, that's why there's a glare on it.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Sew along...

This was a mystery sew along from "my Carolina Home" blog. I used scraps I had laying around. She will have it up on her blog for just a little while longer, then she's said she taking it down. 

It was called scrap dance mystery two step. You can kinda see the darker squares , but then not so much.

It's a full size, turned out smaller than I thought it would. Oh well. Now I gotta go search for some backing. 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

2nd one...

Here is the other quilt I got back from the long arm quilter.

I almost didn't send it to her because I really didn't care for this quilt after I finished it. Not sure what is was about it, it just didn't get me excited.
But now, I love it, and I'm glad I did get it quilted.

It's ginormous. I believe it could fit on my queen size bed for a blanket.
Here's the label. I have never renamed a quilt to my own name. I have always named them the pattern name. I don't remember the name and the pattern is in the house and I'm outside. But it's something stupid. This quilt reminds me of peppermint candy cane, so I may go with something like that. I have always been bad at picking out & naming animals too... Anyone have any suggestions??

Tuesday, August 1, 2017


36 of them!
He adds 1 every year. Has done it for 36 years. 
Love that guy! Happy Anniversary to us.