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04
Sep
10

MENASHA WINS!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MENASHA BLUEJAYS DEFEATING THE (POWERHOUSE)APPLETON NORTH LIGHTNING.  8 TO 3.  THERE WERE 3 OPPONENTS ON THE FIELD MENASHA, APPLETON AND THE WIND.  MENASHA’S DEFENSE  SCORED A SAFETY IN THE SECOND QUARTER TO GO UP 2 -ZIP .  APPLETON NORTH SCORED AN ALMOST 50 YD FIELD GOAL IN THE THIRD QUARTER WITH HELP FROM THE THIRD OPPONENT (THE WIND) TO GO UP 2-3.  THEN MENASHA RAN THE BALL IN SCORING A TOUCHDOWN IN THE 4TH QUARTER TO GO UP 8-3 THEY WENT FOR THE 2POINT CONVERSION WITH ONLY 10 GUYS ON THE FIELD AND MISSED…THEN THE DEFENSE HELD A.N. IT WAS AN EMOTIONAL VICTORY FOR ALL PLAYERS AND COACHES.  MENASHA HAS NOT BEATEN A.N. IN OVER 7 YEARS.  I THINK THE KIDS FINALLY BELIEVE WHAT HAS BEEN DRILLED IN TO THEM…WORK HARD AND EXPECT TO WIN.  LUKE  (MY SON) HAS BEEN WORKING WITH THEM IN THE WEIGHT ROOM EVERY DAY FOR OVER A YEAR…GOOD JOB BOYS!

25
Aug
10

“I hate being ill…..”the gathering” update..

I have not been feeling well since Sunday….we had a nice day out on the boat with the kids and girl friends, until I tried something I never have done before…Looking back my Husband should have stopped me…but anyway…for some hair brained reason I thought maybe I could “wake board”.  Like snowboarding on water…the first attempt at getting up on the board I drank half the lake, and water was forced in my mouth, up my nose and some gross things were happening…after the second attempt, I pulled something in my right butt cheek…so at least then my common sense over came my pride and I decided I must be too old for this…so since this episode, I have a nasty cough, dripping sinuses and I have been icing my butt cheek a couple of times a day…the cheek is healing and doesn’t hurt as much… I only get a little sign once in awhile that I did something…but I cannot sleep…i carry a huge flour sack towel around for my “kleenex” because I have used everything in sight…Carole has come over and brought me some benedryl so maybe now I will sleep…I know I need to machine quilt some of these little quilts but it is so hard to do so with how I feel…so I have been piecing and will show you on what a little later this week…a lot of work has been done this week around here…too much going on and not enough alone time…

Jake and Lauren on their floaty

the a** breaking boat...

Here are some photos of the Gathering…it is hard to show much but I will narrate the photos….We have finished the master bathroom, and all the bathrooms…on the first and second floors…still need to to basement ones.  It is all painted except to be touched up.  The carpeting is in upstairs.  Ceiling fans need to be hung and some trim put back on where we removed all the closets in each bedroom.  The wood floor is put in as well as all the lighting on the first floor.  The kitchen appliances along with another prep sink and new tile backsplash are done.  The washer and dryer are in but the dryer hose needs to be rerouted.  The addition is started and passed its first rough in and electrical inspection.  The roof is on, the gutters and now the siding…Rick my cousin who is doing the remodeling for me is on vacation this week…so nothing is happing but the siding…which is being done by another crew… The house will have dark gray shutters and burgundy door.

the start of the addition...

part of the new kitchen...notice the new tile?

this is looking into the master shower...the next photo is the old view...still waiting for the shower door...

old master bath with corner tub and light blue paint with green counter tops...their was red paint to the left where the toilet is...

windows in the edition....we used the old windows from the back of the house and moved them to the back of the garage..door is going in...

view from halfway point in backyard....

the start of our garden...getting it ready for next year...waiting for the cow manure now

the roof has been done, now here is the siding...

siding going on....WHITE!... I am going for the old farmhouse look...

my naked house....new siding and roof going on..after that nasty hail storm...

08
Aug
10

I forgot to post…before i left for the weekend

Here is my “after” shot of the garage…on Friday.   And now here is what my basement storage area looks like now…all it needs is a few runners on the floor and it should be all set.  I know this is probably boring for you, but for me, it is a big deal, sorry…LB

21
Jul
10

new garden photos…

what can I say….at least the roof is still on the house…I only have a little water in my basement…my neighbors had big trucks over today sucking the water out of theirs…and that is before this last storm…my siding, roof and window trim are damaged and that can all be fixed….the flowers will also grow back…at least it all looked glorious for a few days… I have proof and good memories..and I will not have to worry about the watering while I’m away in Long Beach….LB

a whole new look....

05
Apr
10

Big quilts from Summer Gatherings

Timeless Rose w/wool appliques- 66"x66" Kit $150 wools only-$80

Fireflies 55"x67"-2 1/2" blocks Kit $97 INCLUDED THANGLES

Northern Lights-94"x105" KIT$150

22
Mar
10

Vacation…

Secrets Silversands- View from out room

Well we have been home for a few days now, but i left the day after we got home for quilt retreat on Friday.  Our trip was great, wonderful weather, met a lot of nice people, lazed around a lot, ate a lot and read all three of those books i brought.  Played beach volleyball for hours some days, with the 20 year olds.  They didn’t think I was too bad for someone who was as old as their Mom.  I even got Nick to play and he hates Volley ball, just because he isn’t a star athlete at it.  I think he was tired of watching and wondering when we were going to be done, so he just joined in…
We met some cool people and spent time in the pool and eating with them…Noel and Jamie- the honeymooners from  GA.  He is originally from Boston and she from Pittsburgh, so this gave Nick and Noel a lot to talk about with that baseball rivalry between NY and Boston…so they are buds now and have ongoing text conversations…bets about next season and other stuff guys can harass each other about.  They were the cutest couple.  I just love them both…the more time we spent with him the more he reminded me of “The Rock” Dwayne Johnson….this photo below is the one where he looks like him the most…

Lisa and "the Rock"

Jamie and Noel our new friends from Atlanta

Heather & Mark from Minnesota

So after Jamie and Noel left, we just happened to find more new friends…Heather and Mark from MN asked us if we wanted to go deep sea fishing…sure that was on my list-NOT, but oh well, what i don’t do for the men in my life…They found another couple from Detroit to go along, so we got up at 5:00am -to drive to Cancun to go fishing….I will let the pics tell the rest of the story…I don’t want to rub it in too bad…

still looking for that big one...

What the "girls" caught....

the "boy's" catch....but they were prettier!

Monica and Brett were the other couple who joined us on this excursion.  After the day of fishing Nick and I had a lobster cruise planned on a Pirate ship called the “black pearl”  It was a lot of fun…more than catching the fish…

the other pirate ship-we had a fight and the black pearl took the booty....

Nick Sandwich..

the old chick and the young chick...

Nick & Noel----hmmm sounds like bothers names....

Pirate fight!

Last Night....in Mexico---Pedro and Mama Ceta

01
Mar
10

Winter Weekend In Wisconsin

Hello World….I’m baaaack!

No serious…I can only concentrate on book things at “book” time…and I am done with my projects…Carole is finishing up the pincushions and we are proofing directions and photography is set for Thursday…I love all the projects! Can’t wait to share them with you.  But below is the only thing I did in February, beside “book” projects…We went up to Mark & Debbie Field’s (Granola Girl Designs) home on Rice Lake…we had a blast…Nick set up his portable “ice house” to fish as soon as we got there, we went tubing on Friday night, played snow golf, sledding, and snow shoeing on Saturday.  We had a wonderful Valentines Night dinner and played games the rest of the night.  Their log home was just awesome, all of her quilts hung and it was decorated totally “Northwoods” tastefully, though…i might add.  It was a nice break for Nick and I…I think he was tired of me…Kitty from Landauer Publishing and her husband Jake were the other couple who attended the “up north olympics”…I hope we are invited back next year…Thanks Debbie for making sure we had a great time…we sure needed it!


14
Jan
10

sunny california

Nick & I by the HOLLYWOOD sign

nick & i took the metrolink and subway to hollywood on tuesday.  it was a beautiful day as you can see by the photo here.  Yes! that is the sun in our eyes…you can’t tell but we are wearing shorts!  It felt so nice.  Notice the past tense.  It now if cooler and a little overcast and some rain, but we are working now.  We spent most of the day yesterday setting up the booth.  Today the show will open and we are so excited to be here at Road to California!  I was actually surprised to get a connection so i will blog about the show…each night.  Here is another pic of the view from this senic overlook looking toward LA. 

cool view...except for the smog...i never seen this before...

26
Dec
09

the family album

Nick & I and Lance, Jake and Luke-our family

Mom & Me

My niece, Addie & Me- I am saving this for when she is 16- I think she' pick'in???

6" block from 2010 Newsletter Block #1

Here are a few photos from Christmas Day…I did sew a little this morning.  I sewed the binding on the Dolly Madison Quilt and finished the 6″ block from the newsletter.  Did you make yours yet?  Maybe after looking at mine and you will want too!  Time to get in the shower and get ready to work at the after Christmas Sale at the shop!

26
Aug
09

boating fun!

DSC02139DSC02142DSC02149We had a wonderful weekend boating!  Our first outing since Nick’s many surgery’s…My brother, Mike and his family joined us for their first day on their new boat on Saturday. Here I am with my 1 year old niece Addison.   Saturday night we watched the Packer game with our “dock” neighbors and few other friends….Sunday we spent the day relaxing out on the water at Waverly Beach.  I made a great salad on Sunday that  I will share the recipe with you in my next post.  I found a little time to sew, but did not get enough done to show you any of it yet!




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