I’ve been missing in action for the last week because we had a last minute visit from my brother-in-law. He comes up from down south when he doesn’t have enough work to do there and fixes up things at our house. With a few days notice I had to completely empty out the sewing room. [...]
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This is my house. Ugh, boring and ugly. We both hate the exterior. Our neighbors aren’t in love with it either. Since we’ve been doing a lot of work like new windows and a roof they keep dropping, “Have you thought about painting it a new color?” into conversation. The problem is choosing colors. I [...]
On my trip to Las Vegas I was going to have one free day at the end of the trip. I hadn’t decided what to do. I didn’t rent a car so I wasn’t mobile but I wanted to get away from the Strip. I’ve enjoyed the Valley of Fire near Vegas before. Once I [...]
I liked the words this week a lot. Still Life Simplicity Front Door In A Drawer Game Signature Mini
I’m playing along with ProjectLife365. They give a word each day to inspire a photo. You are supposed to do one every day but I’m looking at the words for the week and taking pictures that fit as they come. Day 1 Resolution I don’t have any New Year’s Resolution but Powder looks very resolute [...]
I have a conflicted relationship with Photoshop. I have a gut feeling that photographs should be “real”. That is, they should accurately show what was there. I don’t like pictures that use a lot of editing to change reality. But, a lot of pictures I take turn out a lot flatter than the reality that [...]
I have been dying to go to the Holy Land Experience every time I’ve been in Orlando. You can see if from the road and it is totally over the top. I can’t pass up a trashy, tacky Christian tourist trap. See The Creation Museum visit. This will be a long post with lots of [...]
There is a small quilt show in town during the festival this weekend. I’ve been wanting to make this pattern for years but I never remember when I’m thinking of what to make next. This was Z’s best in show vote because it is very pink.
It has been a hard few days to be a kitty at my house. First, we got a new bed. Powder used the footboard of the old bed as a launching spot to jump to the top of the armoire where she eats and sleeps. We kept this in mind when ordering the bed. We [...]
The T-shirt quilt is done!
Now I need to make the backing. I just have 1 block left over so that needs to go on the back. Not bad for making it up as I went along. Sorry for the blurry picture. The thing is big.
Meet Jules. She’s a Senegal Parrot. She’s somewhere under 10 years old. That’s as specific as they know. She seems very sweet. So far she’s just hanging out in the cage to get used to her new home. She has her favorite swing in there in order to feel at home. She just sat there [...]
The flower border on the front porch is finally starting to look like I envisioned it. This is the first year that everything is actually big enough to bloom on schedule. We can play the “One of these things is not like the others…” song since one of these phlox is obviously purple instead of [...]
I’ve been waiting to unveil the new paint job until the doors are back on but that doesn’t seem to be happening. It is officially called Malted Milk. The kitchen is a lot brighter now. Before: Almost after: I would like to be able to put stuff back on the counters so my knives aren’t [...]
My house cleaner’s daughter in law is doing a group sewing day for Project Linus. She asked for any donations. I decided to clean house. All those UFOs that I know that I am never going to finish are going bye-bye.
I’m having a personal day. Don’t tell. My grandfather died yesterday and I didn’t know the details of the services yet when I left work so I decided to take the whole rest of the week off. I have to travel and I figured on a maybe three days of festivities. My family is nothing [...]
The kitchen cabinets in this house are god-awful hideous. That’s a major understatement. I’ve hated them since I first saw them. The SO defended them until he saw Mad Men and realized that the Drapers have the exact same kitchen cabinets as us. We have put a lot of money into new stone flooring and [...]
I was playing around with some digital scrapbooking today. Here are a few pages I did of the National Horse Fair in Golega, Portugal. I started with some templates for each of these pages and then changed them around a bit. I’m starting to get the hang of photoshop elements. For these pages I actually [...]
I saw this on JewliaGoulia yesterday and it seemed like a great idea. SO “WALK IT PROJECT 52″ means that: -once a week I will go for a long stroll -once a week I will take 1 photo on that stroll (camera or iphone etc.. doesn’t have to be fancy) -once a week I will [...]
Yeah, we’re a bunch of party animals.