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29
Jun
11

its time to start making the wedding quilt!

My youngest Jake, (who some of you met in Paducah) has asked his girlfriend of many years(since they have been in high school) to “Marry him” last Saturday night…they met us on Sunday at the boat and told us…we then went out for dinner with them and Lauren’s parents, Bill and Gretchen to “celebrate”…it is so nice to come home to good news…here is a pic of the happy couple…other than this news, I have been cleaning closets and working on quilting my all wool quilt along with the BOW!

 

Keep Stitching! …now what kind of quilt am I going to make for Jake and Lauren…should it be “my style” or theirs…maybe a combination….but I better start now…there is no date yet but you know how fast it will be here…LB

16
Jun
11

TS

Do u know what TS stands for? Well here in MN it means Taylor Swift. SHe is here at the same place the Q show is at. Well sometimes when the opportunity knocks you have to open the door…so Nick and I wanted to see her concert. Me because I knew it would be a theatrical performance and Nick might be the only 43yr old who knows all the words to Love Story one of her songs…Stacy W got us some great tickets about 50 feet away from the stage about 10 rows up. The girl can sing, and change hair, and dresses faster than anyone I know….Her busses filled the loading docks and I mean lots of busses, I know it must be a small army making that show work… I was in foreign territory …. Never been around that many 8 to 15yr
old girls dressed like big girls and singing every word. It was a great show, glad I went…but don’t need to go again… It was great entertainment for the evening….here are a few pics. Today our booth was swarmed…THANKS for a great day Minnesota!!!!!!! I am really tired!!!!!

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16
Mar
11

stawberry festival

It very early in the morning, I can’t sleep so I’ve read for a couple of hours and now I am going to blog…I need to start working out so I can SLEEP! Hopefully I will not be too tired today to go for a long walk/jog…as soon as I am done here 4am is a little too early to be out on the streets in a new town.  So guess what we did on Saturday…we went to Srawberry Festival at the Hillsboro County Fairgrounds…The place was huge…it ran into the streets of Plant City Fl.  As soon as we arrived we had to have the strawberry shortcake…and i couldn’t wait to try a bunch of the “fair” food…well after the shortcake, Nick didn’t said he wasn’t hungry so there i sat with my tongue haning out wanting to try this and that, but when hubby is not hungry he is letting me down because I could be having a bite  or two of what he is having…so he totally rained on my strawberry festival fun as far as the food…so we walked and walked and saw everything….the contests, the bluegrass bands, the “cracker” village where a woman made rope,  the blacksmith made nails, the woman was braiding a wool rug…it was awesome!  We saw the cows…their were no pigs, chickens, and lambs so that was a little let down, but it was something to do… I am not the relaxing type…My sewing is done that I thought would take me my whole time down here…I’ve read : The girl who kicked the hornets nest.  the last book in the series of 3.  We saw the new Matt Damon movie and now this is the second night in a row that I am up!  We have to go to the expo center tomorrow early and finish setting up the booth, so that will be something to look forward to.  I just love to work and that is the plain truth.  I will have to find a kit in the booth to make so we have a second sample.  Wish I would have brought more of my new stuff that I really need to get ready for Spring Market…Well it is 5 am now…time to get up and burn off some energy…Here is a slide show of the strawberry festival… I would have loved to buy about 4 flats of them, they were only 8$ a flat!.  Mom would have loved making jelly and freezing these berries!  In Wisconsin we have to pick your own and it costs about $15 a flat….LB

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24
Nov
10

Pie, anyone?

Apple, Pumpkin and Pecan...mmmmm-I think I'll have a little of each...

Here is my beautiful Mother making her Thanksgiving day pies…we were all busy, making curtains, ironing dust ruffles, painting tables, putting 18 sewing chairs together today…all while Mom was in her new kitchen at The Gathering making her holiday pies…jealous?  Sorry, tomorrow’s party is for my family but you can get the pattern for these ornies and much more…see the next two posts?  Shop at Primitive Gatherings on Saturday November 27th and join in our Holiday Open House fun!

PS I promise to give you the Irish Cream recipe…as soon as I get my stuff done for this weekend!!!

LB

2010 ornies...free pattern during our shop's Open House...

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




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