Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween Friday

Here is the apron I just finished using a piece of vintage fabric that I have had for a long time and wanted to use. It will be nice to have a new apron.

I'm just on my way out the door to Sally Reeve's birthday party.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Here is a cute cake that you could make into a Halloween cake maybe. Cake I just happened to run across it. I was having trouble getting the underline to stop so I change the hyperlink place and now it seems to be fine.

Last night's photoshop class was much better and I learned lots of things. The man teaching it had a lesson plan lined up and we were able to walk through a lot of things.

Dad went and watched Hunter go down the slide. Will probably post a couple of pictures.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I got the stitches cast on for my slippers and one row knitted. Yay!

I have been working in bits and pieces on the basement getting the guest room set up. And the storage area cleaned. Dad and I worked down there tonight and I vaccuumed everything in that area and we reorganized and cleaned. Certainly not too terribly interesting... The storage room probably cleaner than it ever has been in its life!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Monday, Monday

I have a yen to try the hyperlink thing. I know it's not hard. Well, I'm a knitter (not as good as a tri-athlete, but...) Here's the slippers I am going to try making Its supposed to be a beginner pattern. I got the yarn this morning at Wal-Mart.

In other news, Tim got back safely and timely last night from Kentucky, a little weary but otherwise fine and is very busy at work today. Lots of calls from people wanting fall work done, so he has to keep the crews working hard.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Saturday's events

I went to a beginning knitting class at the library this afternoon to see if I could get stimulated to knit something. There sure are some neat yarns out there now. Saw a really cute dog sweater.

Anyway, not to be too outdone by Carissa's many many projects, I must display the table runner that I finished this evening. I wanted to get it done before fall has disappeared.

Friday, October 24, 2008


Guess what I am having for dessert, Carissa? Some of that espresso gelato that you made -- I spotted the container in the freezer and thought I just better use it up and get it out of the freezer.... ha

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Dad has taken the camera to Kentucky, so I probably won't post any pictures for a few days, although his old "work" camera is upstairs in the bedroom, so I suppose I could remember how to use that and put the memory card into the computer. This morning I went to Millie's and cleaned - she is my one cleaning job now. Her daughter, whom I have met several times, had mentioned she had gotten a sewing machine and it wasn't working - the tension was messed up. So I offered to go to her house and look at it - turns out they live right across the street from Dave and Beth Bolin. Anyway, there was nothing wrong with the machine - I threaded it up and sewed a seam and it worked beautifully. She seemed very happy and was going to get to work on some projects.

I am finishing up a fall table runner today - if I get it finished I may try to put up a picture of it.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Our beautiful fall

Fall is especially beautiful this year. The leaves are golden on our street and golden and red on Country Vista.

Free Coffee

Thanks, Carissa. I got my free coffee coupon for Barnes & Noble from Slick Deals. (It's from last Thursday good until the end of the month). I may go to Barnes & Noble today and drink my coffee and look at a magazine!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Here's how your room looks. No closet!! Dad took it out. The walls look beige on this screen, but they are actually the green color. Dad is putting up trim tonight.

I had a long afternoon with Clair involving various stops, didn't get home until almost 6.

Friday, October 17, 2008

My Goodwill purchases

My Goodwill purchases for the day. Some books for Hunter, a book for dad, some Mary Englebret note cards, and a wall quote - which says "Family - a journey to forever" which sounds slightly Mormonish -but I thought I might use just the Family and put above our family picture.

This quilt was just stunning (in my opinion). The colors are wonderful. It was my favorite and I hope you can see it okay.

Quilt Show 2008

I thought sometime I could do a four-wheeling wall hanging along this line.

Quilt Show 2008

The lady who did this quilt was the featured quilter this year. A man was installing new cabinets in her house and she did this quilt - notice the cell phone and other details. I am going to get out my quilt of my mom sitting on the rock and work on it! She said he came every day with a latte - hence the coffee cup in his hand.

Quilt Show 2008

This lady said she traced pictures from a coloring book and made them into quilt squares. It's just darling and hopefully you can see it by clicking on it.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

How do you make a link.

into a hyperlink? Thanks

Kitchen Aid Mixer Cover to Make

Here's just one web site for a Kitchen Aid mixer cover to make, which I have been thinking about doing.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Thread tension for sewing

Here's the information I was telling you about that has been helpful to me for years, mostly helpful in quilting, but sometimes in general sewing as well.

"If you can see the top thread on the bottom, then the bottom is too tight (and pulling the top down). If you can see the bottom thread on the top, then the top is too tight (and pulling the bottom to the top). So, see the top? Either loosen the bottom or tighten the top. See the bottom? Either loosen the top or tighten the bottom. "

Righty tighty, lefty loosy.

How do I..............?

Does anyone know how to get rid of that blue strip across my picture? thanks. Or,... I would like to put it at the top with the name of my blog... which at the current time for lack of better inspiration is..... Daily Ramblings. By the way, I'm sure you already know this, but just in case, you can click on the pictures to make them bigger.

Thanks, Carissa. Changing the template did it.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tuesday afternoon trip to St. Maries

Tuesday afternoon I rode with dad to three appointments that were all on the way to St. Maries. One was the Casino again to try to get to talk to that guy about the Christmas lights. We went on to Todd and Amy's property to cut some more of that wood. This is how the river looked at sunset. Beautiful, isn't it? Then we ate at a little hometown cafe. Got home 8:00 pm

Monday, October 13, 2008

A very helpful thought of the day

Here's a sister worker's post that I just read and thought it was very helpful. Maybe you will too.

Hunter's sock monkey

Here's Hunter's sock monkey. Hopefully soon to be completed.

Here are the ducks - mama and baby. The book is our boat.

By the way, the post office is not open today so I can't mail the package - but will do so in the morning.
You can see the plastic spools, which I thought we would have fun threading - that they turned into "pets," that needed to be walked. Grandpa stopped in for 5 minutes on his way from one job to the next and took the one picture. We had a blast!!



Sunday, October 12, 2008

Saturday, Sunday

Ok. This is the third time. I wonder how many blogs I have created out there.....

Here is a picture of the quilting that I have done on your quilt. Not sure you can even see the quilting.

On Saturday Dad and Jeff and Todd went four-wheeling in Liberty Lake. Here is how dad acts when I'm not there. hahaha You can't really see the wheelie very good.

Well, the postings are not exactly by the pictures, but you can get the idea.

I will take the camera to babysit Hunter today and see if I can get a couple of pictures.