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Monday, March 30, 2015

A sewing kick

Many years ago I sewed most all my clothes and my daughters but then she grew up and wanted to wear what the other kids wore and knit went out of style so fit became more difficult to accomplish but now that I am an older lady and am tending to like the loose flowing things I have decided to jump back into my fabric stash and if nothing else whittle it down and maybe hit on some things I really like while I am at it....
Here is my first one:
Hubby and I are going on a Viking cruise down the Danube in June and I wanted something to sit out on the balcony that was a little like a kaftan.
This is from fabric that I have had forever and thought I might like to wear a sundress this summer instead of shorts...
I had bought this fabric thinking I would make a cropped top to wear over a black dress and then decided I liked the fabric enough to just make a whole blouse (can still wear it over the black dress).
This is one I may not keep for long but for now it's okay..
I have been enjoying sewing and am hoping to hone in on a few patterns and maybe then get some new fabric with some new ideas....we shall see.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

It is what it is.........

Well as you can see we skipped spring and went right to summer. The bees decided that that pop out would make a good hive and fortunately they hadn't gotten too far with their plan. Here it is the middle of March and already getting up to the ninety's.

On a sad note had to put my little dog down yesterday. He was 13 years old and worn out. It is a hard thing as most of you know first hand.

On a funny note, I have danced with my hubby for over 50 years barefoot....
and he has never stepped on my toe but last week he got me good!

Friday, March 6, 2015

This and That

I am not sure why I haven't been motivated to post but it is a fact. I took these pictures to post but it has been a while so it is "old" news. Oh well here it goes...
My modem went out so I had to get a new one and more important, set it up.
With help I got it done and wow!! So much faster and clearer. I should have thought it was time because I had the old one over nine years.

I had a favorite candle in my kitchen and used it all up so I was on the hunt for a replacement. I don't like a lot of the ones they have but low and behold I found this one...
at Walmart and I LOVE IT!! Most interesting, on the side it says "Made in the USA" and as I read it the people began this business in Fayetteville, Ar. We were there as posted here. I am going to have to make another trip and get some more because I really like it:)
Hubby brought me a bouquet of roses and Star Gazers (my favorite flower). It was so very pretty and the star gazers lasted for a week and a half.
If only I could sent the scent  along:)
Here is my little parakeet
                                                          Rico, my pretty baby blue bird.
Here is a quick as a wink Frito casserole for one.
Put a layer of Frito's, then some can chili. Let it sit for a while or over night and then heat it up in the microwave and put cheese on top. I love to add shredded lettuce.

I leave you with this gorgeous sunset from my Arizona skies.