Posts Tagged ‘cat help’

Putting Winter Away

May 30, 2016

I finally managed to switch my Summer and Winter clothes.  I was beginning to wonder if we were having a mini ice age.  Last week we actually had the heat on and the air on by the end of it.  It’s a wonder I don’t have a cold.  And now…it’s raining again.  I think it’s causing me to lose my mind.  I put eggs on to boil this afternoon and I completely forgot  about them.  Rubber eggs anyone?


I have made good progress with my squares.  I’m starting on four bonus blocks.  I am not making the last block.  It is all embroidery and I’m not in the mood.  I saved it in case I change my mind.  I hope to start the BOM from Australia that I joined later this week.  The fabrics are different from any that I have seen around here.  Once these are current, I have a December wall hanging to finish.  If it’s not Winter by then, there are my pants that have no pockets.  I don’t understand it.


I forgot to show the back of my new hat.  I really like this one.


And, there’s nothing like cat help.



I Thought I had Finished the Top

February 28, 2016

DSCF1054  I laid it out on the floor and had a good look.   I was very happy with the presents and trees.  But something was missing.  There was no Santa!  What ever was the matter with me?  So, I dragged the books, fabric, pencils and tracing paper back out.  Bumper!

DSCF1099  I need to find my markers to add eyes.  I had so much fun with this project.

I got out all my Christmas type fabrics for the back.  I cut out eight panels rather than trying to use one big piece.  I think I can get one piece for the batting.  If not, I have plenty of pieces.

DSCF1079       DSCF1069    Presents.

DSCF1072    DSCF1085    Trees.

DSCF1090    Chick in a Santa hat.

DSCF1091    And cat help.

Time for a Quickie

July 31, 2013

I had such a good time, I did it twice.


Little Wallet by Valori Wells.  This stitched up in no time.  The directions were well written.  Even a man could make it.  Well, my son anyway.


I only changed one item on the directions.  I used velcro instead of hand sewing a snap.  I lied.  I also did not bother to whip stitch the opening closed.  If you iron it carefully and sew along the edge neatly, it is not necessary.  These are completely done on my sewing machine.  From start to finish, it should take less than one hour to complete.  That is without cat help, dog help, or, God forbid, husband help.

Ham Today

January 8, 2010

I finally got out the ham and cooked it.  Now my kitchen smells, and so does my refrigerator.  It was good, but I could only eat so much of it.  Now I have all this leftover.  I am going to be so sick of it.  I’ll freeze some of it.  I could make ham salad, but it’s so messy.  The one thing I really like about ham is making bean soup so I guess I’ll have to buy some soup beans.  Even then, I won’t be able eat it until the day after I make it.  I’ll make some cornbread, too.  I have a good recipe that I’ve developed over the years. 

I’ve been putting my Puzzle Me This sweater together.  There is a lot of three needle bind-offs that make it slow.  The yarn is a bit rough and uneven.  After I finish, there is the front band to make.  I hope it’s worth the aggravation.

I’ve been sewing, too.  I patched my husband’s and son’s jeans.  I was a bit surprised at the way they smelled.  The jeans were clean, but washed in different machines with different detergents.  It was like the “man” smell was permanently saturated in them.  I also worked on Win’s camera case.  I sewed the pieces to the stabilizer.  If it snows tomorrow,  I may get it completed.  I have been jotting down notes and taking pictures that I will be putting on my camera case page.

There’s nothing like cat help.


November 5, 2008

Since it was raining, we went to the polls after breakfast.  They are in the local fire hall and the whole process was quick and easy.  I did get to laugh at Doug when he forgot to hit the finished key which made it even better.  Having done our civic duty, we went to Food Lion.  We were low on canned cat food and they have more varieties than Walmart.  I bought some other things that Walmart doesn’t carry and I got a nice piece of salmon.  When we got home, I made a little marinade for it.  Since it was still raining, we decided get some other chores done.  We dropped off a little package for Nancy at the post office and picked up a prescription at Happy Harry’s.  I used to go to Eckert, but they really went down hill since Rite Aid bought them.  Also, Happy Harry’s carries a lot of products that are not tested on animals.  It’s so nice to have a variety from which to choose.  OK.  Where was I?  We headed to the bread store.  They had oatnut bread so we got three loaves, two for us and one for Win.  It’s his favorite, too.  I spotted an apple pie on the dollar table and cranberry bread.  What more can use ask for?  I hope I haven’t bored the life out of you. 



Here are two reasons why blogging can be difficult.  Another is the fact that it is chilly here when it’s cold.