Friday, March 16, 2018

One Year Later-Ringo the Dingo

One year ago, I got the phone call.....
 Moooom, this dog needs you.
 Really? I don't think so!
 Gosh he is cute isn't he......
Look at those pretty eyes-he looks like he has eye liner on!!

 Weeeelll, I don't need another dog......
 Somebody will claim him I'm sure-I'll check and see if the vet can detect a chip......
 We got him an appointment for shots and neutering.....
 And here it is a year later......We've loved having Ringo be OUR dog.
Happy Gotcha day!
Saturday, March 10, 2018

Saturday Running Around

 I stopped at the library to get return/get some more books and this Jeep Renegade was parked next to my Jeep renegade. A Burrito Utility Vehicle from the Dept of Burrito Relations! HAha! Panchero's does have really good burritos! After grocery shopping I drove out to the Johnson County Fairgrounds for the annual Kiwanis Antique Show.
 This notice was posted on the door-I guess we're going to have some dancing in Oxford on Sunday evenings!
 I always keep my eye open for Jadite for Darling Daughter. She says he doesn't need mugs though. This booth was asking $12 each for them!
 Pretty quilts seemed to be everywhere. Some are actually old, but a lot are newer machine sewn reproductions. At least it seems that way to my untrained eye!
 This booth was only asking $8 each for the mugs. It pays to shop I guess!
 I do enjoy seeing all the old "junk". This basket was unique-they had it marked as a sewing basket. Seems like it would be tippy with the narrow bottom.They were asking $58.
 And I changed the runner on top of the fireplace. I saw this bunny pattern and thought it was cute.
 The pattern, called Easter Parade, is free at Center Street Quilts. 
I don't think I have good contrast, so I'm not really crazy about it. I didn't put batting in it, just backed it with some scrap flannel. But it will do for the short time before Easter is here!
Time to move the clock forward!
Monday, March 5, 2018

Darling Daughter's Birthday Semi Surprise

 SO Dannie's pal arranged for a surprise birthday celebration for her. It was really very fun. I chatted with kids I hadn't seen in years!
And anytime you can enjoy family time, it's a good thing!

Dannie and her friend Susan-we've known her since she was just a little girl!
 And me and hubs.....

 And here's the pas Kayla-she really did a nice job of organizing and getting things ready and she made the BEST cookies ever!

DD wasn't entirely surprised, but she was surprised enough to see so many of her friends! SO that was all worth while! Happy Birthday to my baby girl!
Sunday, February 25, 2018

Home Show with Jean

So, a couple of weeks ago I went to the local Iowa City Home Builder's Home Show with Lovely Jean. I always come away with a lot of stuff...pens, shopping bags, a snow scraper,and a T shirt too!Jean and me both need more shopping bags, right?!
 There's a lot to see at shows like this. These guys had ways to make your cement floors look great.
 I just had to laugh at the name of the roofing company....Malarkey!
 Pretty furniture from the folks at Amana...always so nice to see.
 OOOO, look at these beautiful tiles! I'll take some! Wouldn't that make a wonderful back-splash in the kitchen!
 And take a look at these beautiful glass shower doors. A gal can dream, right? We worked up an appetite dreaming about all those great home products!
 We stopped to have lunch at twelve01-it's inside the Hampton Inn. I had a Cuban sandwich and Jean had the Shrimp Flatbread. It was a pretty good lunch.
Twelve01 has a nice menu and is not too crazy expensive. It was nice to go to a place with no crayons for a change!
Monday, February 12, 2018

Disposal Disposal

 So, the garbage disposal broke-the little teeth things broke off from the retaining pegs and were banging around in there-YIKES! SO I did  some on line shopping and found a great deal at Costco.
It's a big one and only $89.99!!
And they had it at the store so i didn't need to order it and wait! WIN!
 See I got the old one off-it was a tiny 1/4HP and look at the new one I got, on the right, it's a 1 1/3 HP that thing will grind!!
 So they stress that you have to put it together the way it's shipped! So I took pictures.

 Lookie there! It's all going well!
 Except that I need one more hand to get it up there. You have to be able to push it up and twist it all at the same time. KIDS to the rescue.
 Dannie came over and got it up there-she had to go though, so I was going to finish it myself,  then I lost a screw for the connector INSIDE the housing!! Ben came over and un installed it for me and got the screw out. Pretty good plumbing for an electrician guy!
We're all good now! I have a tiny drip on the P trap dang it, now I'll have to get under there again. Poor old knees!!
Friday, February 9, 2018

The Hits Keep Coming

SO this is my employer. Sad News indeed. Here's a link to the news release.The Gazette
I had high hopes for 2018, but maybe not so much. Or maybe this is just one of those doors opening that I've heard of. Who knows.  I'll keep you posted.
But in better news lookie here! I finished this quit! Sewing keeps the mind occupied!
I started making blocks back in mid January, I found that I couldn't close my scrap fabric boxes, so something had to happen!
 I used a block that I saw on Cluck Cluck Sew.
 Bob helped, he's very good at holding down blocks.....

 I set the blocks on point-I hadn't done that for a long time....and I love the way it came out!
 When you make the star blocks you trim off a corner and so I sewed them together and used the scraps for the outer border.

 I know they don't make triangles like a professional might do it, but I really like the random non fussy look!
I just did a big meander quilting job on this one. I was anxious to get it done-therapy I guess.
 I used this really cool fabric for the back-I've had it for quite awhile, so it was time to use it up!
 I think I'll sleep with this one for awhile!