I have lots of little tidbits to catch up on – I literally have to jot them down so I remember to post. I want to talk about something in a magazine and have spent too much time searching for said magazine so I have to move on and write it in the future.
Connie and Roy left this morning for Seattle and her Tula Pink cruise to Alaska. Our good friend, Susan Henderson and her husband are also going on this cruise so Susan can sew along with Tula Pink, Stacey Day and Jenny Pedigo. This is a Stitchin Heaven cruise so we know it is well planned and this time Connie can be a sewer instead of a teacher. I’m hoping to post some pictures from her in the coming week.
While on the subject of Connie, I have to admit to an old age brain cramp – Ben just celebrated his 6th birthday, not his 5th. Connie wrote the story, I retyped it and added the age — haha! That”ll teach me to elaborate.
I have a gardening question for anyone. I have never grown such beautiful white onions BUT they are tough! Why? They are fine ground up in the relish but to slice one raw is not good. Anybody got an idea why?
While out in the garden I looked hard for pumpkins but I’m going to have to agree with Rick that there aren’t many. 58 hills of pumpkins! If we don’t get very many, Reed and I are going to be very disappointed.
Last week we celebrated Becky’s Medicare birthday. Yup – she turned 65! Since 2003 we have been passing the same birthday card back and forth. I even had to add pages!
. This is the card. It says “Just when you think it’s safe, out comes the photo album”.
“At least we’re in it together, like always.”
The picture is of two little girls in bathing suits but one doesn’t have a top on. That would have been Becky as a little kid! She was probably wearing her cowboy boots with her one piece bathing suit! Our perfect birthday card. I’m sure she and I think it’s a whole lot funnier than anybody else. Smile.
Rick is doing well – he’s outside working from morning to night and right now he’s splitting wood for our stove next winter.
The woodshed is filling up! He’s feeling good – no pain in his ankle which was the main reason for surgery. He doesn’t walk fast or well but at least he’s up and out of the house keeping busy.
One of my purchases last week with Reed was this cross-stitch picture of a bouquet of flowers. It’s framed very casually so I know it’s original.
This was not a thrifty buy necessarily at $25 but I love it. Here it is hanging with several other stitcheries.
Don’t forget Sugar Maple pattern is available for $3.00. Send a mailing label with your $3 to Country Threads, 2345 Palm Ave. Garner, IA 50438.
September 1 we will post our couch quilts.
September 27-29 we will be going to the Des Moines Quilt Quild Show at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, 4-H building. I’m starting my shopping list now.
We are also considering a junk consignment store for stuff we want to get rid of. We have too much stuff!
Guess I’m sorta caught up with Blabber. I leave you with some contented cat pictures.