Monday, April 30, 2012

ONE TRIED POST--

Writer tonight--
must be the last two months caught up with me today!!!
But---
I did get one project all caught up to date--
this is the "pockets" one from Homespun--
I was like 3 weeks behind!!!!
It has been fun working with this line of fabrics for something different!!!
And just so you know how hard I have worked on the 'steps' program--
and do you see what is at the bottom--
Yep---I am still not toooo 'old' to get foil stars on my reports!!!!!!!
But I think I ran out of  'gas' today--cause when I got the 'pockets' project finished--
I crashed--
sat in the rocker and finished reading a book on my Kindle--
then went in and took a nap--think I was asleep before my head hit the pillow!!!
but I did do a walk outside today--so that counts for something -right?????


And I did some work on a counted cross stitch project once up from the nap--
and I always do some hand quilting every morning after breakfast--
so--maybe I was a good girl after allllll!!!!!


How did your last day of the month go??????
And do you have any big--big plans for the month of May??????
Hugs, Di and her favorite baby--miss gracie

Sunday, April 29, 2012

TODAY'S POST IS BEING--

brought to you by the number '3'!!!!
but first I need some more Chocolate--
be right back-
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Ahhh--this is better--yummmmm!!!!


Back to the number '3'--
had 3 things on the to do list for today--
#1.decorate dry sink
#2.take care of and sort the '3' containers in front of the China cabinet/desk!!
#3.do lots of steps for the last day of the reporting!!!


#1--a before picture--
this is on the small wall between the kitchen and dinning room--
and is the first thing you pretty much see when you enter the apartment--
now look--
Very country/prim!!!
Nearly everything came from my country shop over town for here--
including the dry sink!!!
(all boughten last year sometime!!!!)

#2. the 3 piles of paper and cards and whatnots in front of the china cabinet
forgot the before photos--
but look here--
floor is clear and clean--
everything was put away or throwed away--
we are not done yet with this project!!!!

#3. was the 'steps' program--
to day I did the most steps yet--12,493 and counting
(not in bed yet!!!)

My average for week #1 was 6,347
and todays average for this last week was--10,854 steps per day!!!!
Now to keep it up--:-)

I lost 6 lbs at least and have really lowered my blood pressure--
to below 120/80 even!!!

these photos are from my walk today!!
So I got my list done for today!!!

And Yesterday--- I also had another 'H' story--
with those bunnies--Hannah and Harrington--
Wow--Harrington--
can you believe that 'Di' got us stitched "with in the month" that Mom  gave out the pattern??
Yea--for once, Harrinington said--she did get on the 'stick'!!!
Ah--Harrington--you are still on the right side--???
Ahhh-Miss Hannah--the surprise is on you!!!
You see when walking down the street with a 'lady' the gentlemen is suppose to be on the right--
side!!!
Ohhhhh--Harrington you think of everything!!!!!
Even getting an umbrella for us that has my favorite on it--
hearts!!!! Thanks Harrington!!!!
 
Well--tomorrow is another sewing day--
I hope!!! One more day of April and I do have couple more projects I would like to finish!!!
What about you???????
Hugs, Di and Miss Gracie



Saturday, April 28, 2012

STORY TIME---

This story is about some 'silly' geese and their 'pilot'!!!

When the 'pilot' got out of bed this morning--
she thought--
wait a minute--those 'strips' of geese are longer than 5 inches--
so she popped into the workroom and measured one strip--
sure enough they were over 7 inches long!!!!
Now she is asking herself--how can you cut 5 inch strips from charm blocks, when the 'flock' of geese measures over 7 inches!!!!


So out comes the directions to the Schnibbles pattern--
and this 'stupid' 'silly' pilot, who must hate to read--
discovers that there is only suppose to be '3' geese

 to a flock--not '4'!!!!!!

Soooo--out comes that 'seam' rippin frog--and away we go--
dividing up the flock--you should of hear the 'screeching' that went with it--
but finally the geese settled  down--and we got some work done---


And then 'Sweet' Pink Betty really got  a work out--
and after a few hours of 'sweet' talkin the geese--
we came out of the sewing room with--
some silly flying geese---
and here they are--
only this pilot is still  shaking her head--


AS---

these poor stupid geese still don't know which way to fly---




North, South, East or West!!!!!!!
THE END!!!!


Hugs, Di and---


that Miss Gracie!!!!

Friday, April 27, 2012

IT'S FRIDAY!!!!!

And I had really hoped to get this month's Schnibbles top--
all sewed together today--
but--
First we had to 'square' up these goose's!!!
And most of the geese where good birds--
And after some 'wing' clipping and some 'beak' clipping--
we had this nice pile of 'leftovers'--
But we also had a few geese that needed to go back to the 'factory' for some repairs--
But by then the 'noon' whistle blew and it was lunch time--
then a doctor appointment--
and then we did the 'surgery' on these poor uneven geese!!!
and then the  'newly' repaired geese got to go into the flock of geese--
waiting for the next 'flight'!!!
But first this 'pilot' had to work on her 'steps' program--
and as someone seems to have turned down the heat and turned up the wind outside---
we did that 'walking' stuff inside to get our steps for today!!!!


after a refreshing nap--
we were back into the geese flight school--
and today's results are--
some are into a '4' unit flight pattern--
some are into '2' units--waiting to join into 4's--
and some are partnered up for the first test drive!!!!
Soooo-even though this pilot had other plans for tomorrow--
I guess she will have to keep working with the 'geese school'!!!!


Hugs, Di and Miss Gracie

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

TODAY'S LETTER IS "F"---

and it being Wednesday--
the first 'F' word is --Flowers--
Hexie flowers at that--


and Sandra is holding them this week to show you!!!!



The second "F" word is --Finishes--
the first finish is--
 the dolly quilt with the baskets--
we are all hand quilted and the binding is all done!!!!
I am now working on quilting the Sunbonnet Sue quilt!


the second --Finish is--
the counted cross stitch 'wordplay' for March--


the third 'F" is--
for 'found'--
Look at what I found when I was moving furniture around and cleaning on Monday---
first hiding place--
and then a second hiding place for--
none other than this gals toys--
Now, Mom you wouldn't be talking about me--
your very sweet loving, Miss Gracie, now would you???????



Sunday, April 22, 2012

IT HAS BEEN AN 'H' OF A DAY!!!!

Cause this afternoon found me doing these--
as this box was empty--
needed to fill it so I can make some more of these--
H = Hexie's !!!!!!!
there is alot of cutting to these when you use the freezer paper method!!!!
cause first you have to print off the hexagons and cut them out--
then press them to the fabric and then cut them out--
but I did it--
it was just too damp and chilly to go outside today--
so was a good day for 'cutting' up!!!!!!



And I did get this bom block done--
My Hannah and Harrington block--
had me a hard time with these rabbits this month--
they were having fun running around and around the birdhouse poles--
I finally said--'Simon says to stop' and they did--
but Hannah was on the wrong end--
but she just wiggled her ears at me and said--
"keep me here--I want to keep Harrington guessing as to what I will do next????"
and I am not one to argue with a rabbit!!!!


So this is my 'story' for today--
Hugs, Di and her ball of fire--Miss Gracie

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