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Oct 15, 2018

Busy Me

I've been very busy lately with hay season winding down, creating & maintaining a web page for our community center, aiding in sponsoring a community-wide luncheon on Saturday & just finished up with my church's annual homecoming service. Mrs. B. & I posed for a quick photo amid the celebration. Whew! I'm exhausted but happy everything went well. What's happening in your world? I'd love to hear from you.

Oct 9, 2018

Change of Plans - Part 2

The second pumpkin is almost ready to take its place. I'm running low on orange fabric. You know what that means...wink!

Oct 2, 2018

Why Not.....Well, Change of Plans

Ok, so after thinking and then sleeping on it, here's what I decided.....
Here's the Jack O' Lantern I chose but.......well you'll see.

Most of you know my methods of using Heat N' Bond or Steam A Seam to trace off the design pieces then fuse them onto the chosen fabrics so I won't go into that. But I will show pics.

I use the original design to see if I like the placement of the fabrics.

So far so good.

Here I've placed all the parts onto the black background. Now here's where I've changed my mind.....again!!!! I decided to make pumpkins instead of the Jacks. The grandbabies liked that idea more, so I'm going with what they suggested. I'll do a bit of handwork for the tendrils and the veins in the leaves later. 
What are your thoughts? I'd love to hear from you.  BTW, Mr. Cowboy is out in the hay fields doing more cutting. I thought this part was over. Thank goodness he has help and I'm not involved this time. I'm keeping my fingers crossed on this one. I've missed getting in the sewing room, fondling the fabric and making a good mess!!
And another thing. Since Blogger is sort of messed up with the comment thingy, I have started responding to comments on the comment pop-up. So if you needed an answer from me, I try to answer there.

Sep 30, 2018

Maybe...I'm Thinking, Why Not?!

Here's the fabrics from my stash that I'm considering using for a Jack-O'Lantern table runner. If you'd like to join me, I'll be posting each design weekly until Halloween.

Loads of Blueberries

My cousins were given several containers of blueberries & of course immediately thought to bring then to me right in the middle of the end of hay season around here....sigh. So I put aside my other duties & plunged into canning. I looked online for easy recipes & thank goodness, found one that said boil them until there was a sort of thick brew, add a couple of cups of sugar & boil that for awhile. I them remembered my friend Gene's recipe adding gelatin, so I threw some of that in & proceeded with the jars/lids/hot bath thingy. After the lids popped it was suggested to put them in the frig. I had a better idea. I gave most back to my cousins to enjoy with toast & coffee or whatever....whew!

I did save a couple of jars for me and Mr. Cowboy and wow is it tasty!!

Sep 25, 2018

How I Spent My Tuesday Morning

Went to Ennis first.

Wound up in Waxahachie.
Mr. cowboy was under the weather but that didn't stop him from roping me into driving him around to get tractor parts all over the place. He did perk up when looking at the new tractors but I reminded him of his purpose this morning....hehehehehe!!
BTW.....Thanks Gene for the tip about adding a caption to photos. I really appreciate it!!!

Sep 20, 2018

After A Good Rain

 Well, it's been very dry around here but the other day we had a good bit of rain. About an inch and the next evening the mushrooms were popping up everywhere and the grass sprang up as well, which meant it was time to mow the yard again. I was a steamy, sweaty mess afterward but I'm not complaining because we needed that rain!!!

Sep 15, 2018

Road Trip

The other day the "wackies" went on a road trip to Waxahachie, Texas to Common Threads. It's one of our favorite quilt shops. Of course we had a great time and managed to purchase some, ahem, fabrics.  After that it was time for lunch. The Dove's Nest was our next stop. The sandwiches and soups there are to die for and the blackberry bread pudding........well, I have no words.
If you are ever in the area, drop by to both places.

Sep 13, 2018

Mr. Cowboy

Greetings friends!!
Mr. Cowboy laughed a bit when I allowed him to read your comments about the dozer problem.
He thought Gene's comment was a good one because he mentioned "sprocket" as what the "thingy" really was.  He thought the ladies overreacted about the dangers of heavy equipment & accidents. That comment was from Magpie's Mumblings and Barb.
To the Left-Handed Quilter, the guy who loaded the thingy/sprocket had some sort of front end loader or forklift thingy of which Mr. Cowboy doesn't have.....sigh. And to Needled Mom, yes there is always something exciting going on around here even when I don't want any excitement.

Sep 12, 2018

I Can't Leave for a Minute...

This is what I drove up on the other day.  The guys were attempting to remove a 400 lb. thingy for Mr. Cowboy's dozer from the bed of his truck with the tractor fork.   Can you say eeeeeeeeeK!!
I could see crushed bodies when I closed my eyes.
They had tied the thingy with a heavy rope and were trying to back it out but I quickly suggested that they should drive the truck forward to remove it.  Sigh.........they listened to me and all went well.
Old thingy and new thingy.......every heavy indeed!!

Tracks off the dozer in order to place said heavy thingy where it belongs.

Close up.....look in the background to see where it's going.

Sep 7, 2018

Rain & A Pineapple

I know you can't really see the raindrops but it did rain a whole day here in central-ish Texas. I was so happy about that.

And now, Mr. Cowboy and I plucked the lone pineapple from its stem and cut into the little guy. As you can see Mr. Cowboy approved. The pineapple was sweet and tasty. It will be another 3 years before we produce another......LOL

Aug 28, 2018

Down A Long Road

Greetings everyone!
It's been a bit since I've posted. Mr. Cowboy is in full swing with hay baling these days and I'm the cook and fetch-it girl. So life has been very busy and fast paced.
Each day I try to get into my sewing room but someone always manages to get my attention for other things. The other day Cowboy & I did manage to take a drive around the community. The drive was quiet and peaceful. Mr. Cowboy & I always enjoy those times and cherish them. No cell service, no tractor noises, no one asking what to do next.
What are your peaceful moments like? I'd love to hear from you.

Aug 16, 2018

My New Pot

I know, I know this sounds a bit crazy but...... I love cooking and am always looking for different things to cook with. This little pot is heavy and I love the feel of it. It will be great to cook rice, oak meal, veggies, heat soups.....well you get the picture.

Here are a few pics of my new pot.

Notice the bottom of my new pot. It is made to heat up quickly and hold the heat, as well.

Look at the top to my new pot.......love it!!!!!

Ok, this is the last pic of my new pot. I'll have to cook something to show off my new pot very soon. Thanks for be patient with my somewhat boring post......wink!!

Aug 15, 2018

Happy Birthday

The other day was "Wild Child's" birthday. She enjoyed a ride in one of those cars at the mall. Don't let that cute angelic face fool you. She is something else for sure but GoGo loves her to pieces!

Aug 13, 2018


Can you see the fog? Not impressed or excited? I wouldn't be either but it's the middle of August in central-ish Texas, 73 degrees, rainy & this type of weather is quite unusual & noteworthy. 
What's the weather like in your neck of the woods?

Aug 12, 2018

Where I've Been

Greetings all!! Wow, it's been a minute since I've posted. I've been busy working with my girlfriend, Dorothy on our 2nd Annual Conference. We had a fantastic time with some wonderful ladies uplifting God and one another and making plans for the next conference next year.
Hopefully I'll get back to sewing soon.


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