Thursday, April 30, 2015

quilt show pictures

plaids on point ...

see below

quilting detail ... full quilt is above
all done on sewing machine ...
thread killer -- lots of thread


Cheryl's 2nd (ever) quilt -- block detail

freeking gorgeous

and after all that hand applique -- the quilting was also extraordinary
okay peeps with the super fast www service this entire post including commentary took less than 3 minutes -- needless to say I'm leaping with happiness.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

today is the day

   high speed internet should arrive on Daisy Lane --

   the party will start at that point.


Monday, April 27, 2015

stupid pills

must be the Monday for everyone to take "stupid pills" and then call and irritate Marie.

just saying.

just wonky ...


Sunday, April 26, 2015

Eureka! (warning lots of pictures)

we travel with a lot of stuff
Jane contemplating her next move ...
and these two have even more tools
note ----   I brought the iced coffee on Friday ....
Mrs. B resupplied us on Saturday .....
#1 ... orange & lime green  40 x 50ish
#2 2 1/2" strips ... fence railed .. it's 40 x 40 but adding a thin brown? border and a wider pink polka dot border
#3 .. a fat quarter bundle of something I've had a long time ... 6 x 6 blocks .. next step thin brown border and wider border w/coordinating fabric I purchased with the bundle
this heap became

this ... 42 x 52
I think my favorite of this sewing binge
and a bunch of yellows/grays became this
40 x 50 also
I took the "mystery scrap box" I bought in March and just started cutting and sewing based on similar colors ... more to come from the box of treasures
and the super scrappers (sewer) .. the youth group at St Peters Catholic Church sponsored the day as a fundraiser .. there were only 10 of us (total) for the two days but we had some productive hours ...
We were posing with our "completed" projects ... I was working on a crochet project at the time .... hence the hot scarf strangling me ....
Off to the Deep Valley Quilt Show today ....
edited to remove the super huge picture of us .... dang technology .... never sure what's going to crop up and where.

Saturday, April 25, 2015


it was a freeking awesome productive 15 hours at the sewing machine.  5 crib quilts started .. and ready for the next step. 

50 cards whipped up .....

and it's 8:00 Saturday night and I'm at the office!

'tis good to be me.


Friday, April 24, 2015

thursday night travels

peony's are popping up (as is the grass)
one of the barn cats ... she's got a orange collar of fur ..

it's been windy ....

Thursday, April 23, 2015

So, to quote Bob

  as in Bob H -- you only live once --

  so, I just got back from the Verizon store -- fast internet will be arriving on Daisy Ln next Wednesday -- it comes with data limits and $$$ but it will be nice to be better connected to the rest of the world (or to the office).

  I scored big at Kohls this morning -- 6 t shirts 3 pairs of shorts, sneakers and jammies for $135 ..... love my 30% off coupon.

  next on the agenda -- packing up the sewing stuff for a crafting gig Friday night and Saturday -- our friends at the Vatican are sponsoring some quality crafting time. 

  also on the agenda

1.  wash/vac Ruby --
2.  basement bathroom at the farm
3.  laundry
4.  finish the current book
5.  clean out closet ... it's a disaster.
6.  move bedroom furniture around and remove the dust bunnies.

see -- I  have lots to do .....



Tuesday, April 21, 2015

thank you

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.

I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.

I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

I wish you enough loss to appreciate all you possess.

I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.




Sunday, April 19, 2015

plotting and planning ....

took a mid-afternoon walk over to Karen's -- yes, I'm still working on Sunday
These gizmo's caught my eye ...
might need to plant some ...
oh verbena -- how do I love thee
let me count the ways ....
the lime-ness of the coleus was fantastic ... it was cloudy ..

and here is the patch -- plotted and planned via an excel spreadsheet
not sure how it'll translate to the actual space but need to start somewhere!
puts me in my happy zone.

Friday, April 17, 2015

just a normal night on the prairie

yes, we grow cats in pots

rhubarb -- hopefully the manure will spice it up

pussy willows have already "blown" out to leaves ...

getting a feel for the size of this years "patch" ... looks larger than I thought
next up tonight is plotting the rows
and looking south towards town

got Bessie out for a ride.

ducks in the neighbors pond.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

and on the day of rest

she worked most of the day (and is still at the office at 8:05pm) ...

I had an early morning meeting in Gaylord ... nice drive in Ruby ... a trip down to the local Shopko for some binders and $100 later it was a couple of bags of stuff ... Mom and I went to Mankato for lunch and a spot of shopping ... 28 yards of fabric in 1/2 hour and $100 later (it was a good sale!) ... a haircut from family friend Keith at his new shop (it's a nice place!) ... and back to work.

tomorrow is another day.



Wednesday, April 15, 2015

the big day

it's kind of dull around here today.  we (I) like it that way -- clean up the messes, get the shit tossed that needs to be tossed, file things away and make plans for the rest of April.

tonight is a meeting in Mankato (I get to leave town) .. will pop back into the office to check the answering machine and the computer -- the efile acceptance confirmations have been slow to non-existent today (overload).

tomorrow is a ditch meeting in the metropolis known as Gaylord Minnesota (population 4 -- well almost 4) ... at 8:00am ... need to leave by 7:15 --- it's a pretty drive thru the countryside.

lunch with Mom.  maybe a haircut and a eye job.  and back to the office to work on the projects. 

I'll sleep in on Sunday.  More time then.


ps.  the garden got tilled today!  big plans for the patch this summer.  retirement was short lived (really short).


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

by the numbers

1370 hours and still counting

just tomorrow to go ... I think we're going to make it .....
I know we're going to make it .


Saturday, April 11, 2015

the end is near

it's been a 105 days of work.  lot's of work.  and there is much more to do.  but the end is close -- really close.

I couldn't do it without  Robyn, Meagan, Kevin, Jeremiah and Cindy ... they rock!  Other than a spot of drama on Thursday -- we've been a drama free work zone!

4 more days and I'll be sleeping in -- or rather sleeping in until 6:00 instead of 5:00 ....


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

the chant

I can I can I can

no drama no drama no drama

7 days, just 7 more days

Saturday, April 4, 2015

blood moon

is awesome -- enjoyed the view on the inbound commute ... I'm the only one up and functioning ....  ever.

11 days peeps 11 days ...