Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Wow seems like I say this every time I come here. LONG TIME NO CHAT~~~~~I  am not the best at keeping up with my blog. Wish I was better.

I have been busy I guess. Quilting, babysitting for my Grandson who turned 4 last month and babysitting for my Grandson who turns 2 months today :) FUN FUN FUN but they do wear me out and I am exhausted by the time they go home at the end of the day.

I have been reading a lot (winter in Wisconsin you know~~~~~~IT NEVER ENDS) LOL.  Just finished The Hum and The Shiver by Axlex Bledsoe and LOVED IT. Now I am reading the 2nd book in his series Wisp of a Thing and so far so good.

I started out this year thinking I would only work on quilting and my planners. Well comes to find out I am not a big planner girl. I am more of a lister and have my own planning systems that work pretty well for me so I am not going to get any more caught up in the planner societies. At least I am going to try not to. :) Keeping my roots with the journaling crowd :) seems to fit me better.

I also bit the bullet and hired an organizer to come and help me with my "Crafts gone a muck" LOL
so far so good with that too. She is amazing. Organizing and I don't get along very well and I am the 1st to admit it and anyone who knows me very well knows that is true.  So this is a whole new mind set for me. she isn't pushy, told me she isn't here to help me "Get rid of things" she is here to help me "Organize what I have without spending tons of money on organizational items".  And she tears into it too. Not one to stand around and tell you what to do, she starts and you end up helping. it feels good to get stuff in a place where it belongs and still be able to find it :). So that is my new adventure for the time being. we will see how it goes, hoping to get a lot accomplished in a short amount of time. I am one of those instant gratification people (NO PATIENCE).

Hoping all my followers haven't left me in the dust :) Let me know.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

What a busy week end. Thanksgiving was so much fun. WE picked up my Husband's Aunt at the Nursing Home (She is 97 years old AND SHE STILL HAND STITCHES AND QUILTS)  and brought her over. We had a ton of fun a 3 year old and a 97 year old playing go fish WHO KNEW it could be so much fun. :) We also played "Army Men" and built towns for the army men to "HIDE IN"

Then on Sat. we baked cookies and celebrated my Oldest Daughter's 32nd Birthday party. Baking with a 3 year old has it's challenges but we all had fun and the cookies all got baked so that worked out well too. We did cut out cookies for Jace to decorate, he ate 3 cookies before he frosted them because "YOU CAN'T EAT THE PAINT GRANDMA" LOL. We explained that it wasn't real paint and he could eat them once they were frosted so all was good.  Birthday Dinner went over well too. Home made Lasagna, 7 layer salad and Cheesy Garlic bread for Dinner and Dairy Queen Cake for dessert.

So cookies are all baked, Fudge, Brown Sugar Pecan Cookies, Amish Sugar Cookies, Spritz Cookies and Sugar Cut Out Cookies frosted.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Well so much for any more of our nice fall weather. Think we have about 6" of snow on the ground. It is supposed to warm up the beginning of next week so hopefully it will all be gone shortly.

It was the yearly craft fair in our little town so I ventured out to check it out. Came home with some tupperware microwaveable plates for my Grandson and then I worked on my fauxbonichi planner/calendar some more and got a few pages done.  Wishing I had something original in the crock pot or oven for supper but thinking it will be grilled ham and cheese tonight. Fast, easy and MMMM GOOD.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

So they (the weather people) are forecasting 2"-6" of snow. I just want the rest of fall/winter to be like this :). Love my Maple tree in my back yard. Now all the leaves are gone, some raked up, most blown away with all this wind we have been having lately. We really can't complain about the fall we have had so a little snow won't be bad as long as it melts. :)

Today I am planning on working on my planner/calendar for 2016. Glamming it up a little and adding the calendar. Not sure if I will do the whole year at one time or if I will do it month by month. Thinking Month by Month might be easier to keep up with.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Today is my oldest Daughter's 32nd Birthday~~~~~~~HAPPY BIRTHDAY LESLEY~~~~~~~~~and we went goofing around this afternoon. She is pregnant and looking for something to wear for maternity pictures. I remember when I was pregnant for her I would have NEVER THOUGHT OF MATERNITY PICTURES~~~~~~~~~mostly I wanted to hide. LOL Things are different now. The photo is of Lesley, her Nephew (Kelsey's little boy) Jace who is 3 and her Niece (Kendra's little girl) Piper who is now a year. This will be Lesley's first baby. Soon I will be Grandma to 3 precious little Grandbabies :) SOOO MUCH FUN.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Jeez, who ever said retirement was relaxing? LOL. Seems I am much more busy now than I ever was when I worked 50 hours a week. I babysit for my Grandson Jace (3 years old) and one of my Daughters (Lesley the oldest) is pregnant and going to have a baby (Sex unknown YAY) in February. SO much fun.

I have been quilting too. I think I have gotten 4-5 quilts done in the past couple of months. Also FUN.

I decided I would do something a little different in 2016 since I can NEVER FIND A CALENDAR that works for how I want to use it. I am making my own.

And I have been making Christmas Cards. I made 25 last night. Toni ( A girlfriend of mine) lives outside of Milwaukee and she is going to a Holiday Market next week. She is sweet enough to sell my Christmas Cards at the Market for me.

All that being said, here are some pics of quilts and quilt blocks, planner (still a WIP), and some of my Christmas Cards. :) Think I am ALL CAUGHT UP on blog posts now :) Well for the time being. This is what happens when you don't attend to your blog for months at a time. LOL.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Some New Projects

1st one is Spirit, 2nd one is Attitude, 3rd one is Hope, I am working on 5 more. Hoping to have them done tomorrow. Love the way they are turning out. 5"x7" art pieces for a friend. SO MUCH FUN