Thursday, April 30, 2015


yesterday a girl friend took me to a camera repair shop about 40 miles from here--
cause this is what my big camera was doing--
do you see that  darker half moon shape in the sky on the right side of the photo??
it shows up on all my sky or wide focus shots--
and they said it was just on the 'sensor' and they would clean it--
so my girl friend and I went shopping for a couple hours and went back and picked the camera up--
to the cost of $60.00--
and came home--
went outside to test it and now this is what I have--
I now have 2--"worms" on my photos--and now I can't even crop the photo as the new one
is right in the center of the photo---
and 'he' is trying to tell me that it may be inside the camera and that would cost me over $250 to fix--
well if it is inside further then why do I now have a second spot after he worked on it?????
I really wanted to take my big camera and equipment to Fl with me--
my girl friend is taking me all the way back down there tomorrow afternoon--
I just pray this guy can fix it correctly this time----

I think  that finally spring is here-
cause look at what I seen overtown this morning???

Friday, April 24, 2015


Spring goooooo--
has anyone seen it????
I am sooo cold today--that I finally had to turn the heat on--
my fingers and hands are down right frozen!!!

I am still working hard on that last large quilt in the hand quilting of it--
nearly done and now I have to find the fabric for the binding--
my goal is to get it finished this week end and start on another one--

I have got alot more done on the spring clearing out---
pretty much now it is doing some actual cleaning and then maybe re-decorating--
but am in no hurry on the re-decorating--will need something to do when I get back from the trip to Florida--right--why do it now when I can put it off!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and yesterday I had to start going to physical therapy again for some left hip pain--
so that will get me out and about no matter how cold the weather is!!!

Smiles, diandmissgracie

Friday, April 17, 2015


decided it was time for a trip--
on one of these--
I guess you need a better picture--

Yep--gonna go on  a trip--
to Florida to see  my 2 grown kids--
Dawn and Dan--
who both live on the East coast in Melbourne--
and will also get to see my brother, Jim and SIL, Val--
who live on the west coast near Tampa--
am going the first week of May--
and boy do I have a long list of things I want to see and do while there!!!

so if any of my blog friends live in that area and would like to get together for a chat--
let me know!!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

I thought ---

the calender and everyone --even Easter coming and going --
said it meant Spring was here--
well--it is not here--so where is it?????

Saturday, April 4, 2015


Got to do a walk outside and around town--
Went over to the quilt shop for some quilting thread and took the long way back--
and went down to the docks and the end of lake--
This picture sure does look different from in the summer and fall photos!!!
Look at those clouds????
and what is this 'white' stuff???
still some snow that is not all melted--
even with 2 days of 65 degree temps on it!!!
and they are putting in all new docks for the boats--
and I can not get over how clear and clean the water looks compared to in the summer time!!!
Hope you enjoy these photos, Sunny???
This fellow arrives tomorrow--
are you ready???
smiles, diandmissgracie

Friday, April 3, 2015


My Easter basket came by the postal service--
must be the 'bunnies' are on 'strike'!!!
Look at all this 'sweetness'--
and here is something that I had not seen before--
and I love junior mints--
buy them every week--
but only have a couple each day--
these do have a bit of different taste--
but 'yummy' just the same!!!
and along with all the wonderful chocolate bars--
I got an actual basket--
filled with lots of goodness--
and someone was going to wait until EasterSunday to eat anything from this basket--
but would you believe that the Reese's peanut butter cup is now gone missing????
and look at  this cute hanging too-
can you guess who sent this????
It was my friend Alice---
wonderful Alice--thanks again from the bottom of my heart!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


But that darn lion kept his 'king' status for the whole darn month of March--
but we are now into April as today is April 1st--

and here it is warmer and the sun is nice and bright--
and the first thing we have in April is Easter--

I have not done one thing for Easter yet--
I had soooooo many cute spring/Easter things I wanted to stitch--
and not one thing has gotten done--
I have slowly--
been moving the sewing room into the bedroom again--
but that should of been finished long ago--
I hope you are all hopping along on your spring/Easter projects????
smiles, diandmissgracie