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Monday, January 20, 2020

A Week To Forget



Have you ever had one of those weeks
when if it could go wrong
it surely would. 

That's what we have had . . .
 ~~~***~~~
Steve is sick,
I am sick,
the pipes froze to the point 
of calling a plumber
and even having to have the 
kitchen faucet replaced.

Then when all that was over the
microwave died.
 ~~~***~~~
I don't know about you,
but when I'm sick I rely
on the microwave and any meals
that I have prepared and frozen. 
So what a time for it to blow, LOL



The only thing other than 
laundry and dishes that I've done
this week is work on my
old 35 year old quilt.


I watched a You Tube video 
on basing your quilt sandwich . . .
the woman said to always use white thread.
I never use white thread, unless my fabric 
is a dark color.
I like to be able to see those threads
easily when it's time to pull them all out.

  
I've been embroidering.  


Adding beads  . . .



And buttons,



And playing around with different 
quilting designs.


It's going to be a timely project
so I'm trying to make it fun.

~~~***~~~ 

That's my post for today . . .
Thanks so much for visiting.

~~~***~~~ 

And please keep Steve in your prayers,
we need them.

~*~

God Bless You All!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :) 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Staying Home & Staying Warm :)


 Hello Dear Friends
&
Welcome to my humble blog. 



There is not much going on.



Just working on hand-quilting
&
embroidering 
my 35 year old quilt top. 






 
I think after 35 years
it's time to get it done, LOL.


Let's Add Sprinkles

Also I spied this adorable
little sign on 
Katie's
Let's Add Sprinkles
Visit her beautiful blog here:
Those of you that follow me
know that my time away from the
house as well as my budget
are both on the tight side :)



So I went out to Steve's
shop and gathered what I needed
to make a budget copy.






 My January mantel :)

Thanks for stopping by
and
a very warm and special 
thank you 
to all of you that are praying
for my Sweet Steve. 

God Bless You All!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)


Wednesday, January 1, 2020

New Years Day 2020




We are blessed with sunshine
and a temperature of 54 today.
What a marvelous way to start the
New Year :)


When I got up I started removing
some of our Christmas decor, 




And replacing it with non-seasonal
objects. 


Then I made one of our favorite
breakfast treats.
A big ten inch skillet
Dutch Baby.
We each had half :)


Steve had his with maple syrup,
but I choose marmalade.  

Later I went outside and removed
half of our outside Christmas lights.
I hope the weather holds for a 
few days, so that I can get it all done.

Wouldn't that be nice . . .
some years the weather is so bad 
that we don't get them down until
March, LOL. 


 I've been hand-quilting
on my 35 year old quilt project.


I decided that I would add some 
embroidery and embellishments
as I quilt it. 


Back then I did my applique 
by zig-zagging the edges.
Today I have learned how to do 
a better finish . . . 
so that is the reason why
I decided to add a few
special touched with the trims :)  








Well, that's my New Year's post . . .
thank you for stopping by . . .
please leave a comment, I love reading them 
and hearing your ideas and suggestions. 

P.S. Before I go:
If you want this recipe . . .

 I've had it for 40 years . . .
Do you have a special place for 
your favorite recipes? 


Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)