Thursday, January 6, 2011

Heat Wave

Been up in the high thirties these last couple of days. Some of the accumulated snow is melting, and just in time for the predicted big storms coming our way tomorrow and on through the weekend.

Work was slow yesterday at the consignment shop. If my friend, Lynn, hadn't stopped in I would not have seen anybody!!! Very, very slow! I did get a lot of magazines read and some pictures of the shop taken so I can post them here. I need to get permission from the owner first, then I'll post. Want to do things right!

So, I will leave you with a picture of one of our fawns sunning himself. The deer come visit us daily, and lay out on the lawn. They feel perfectly secure here as they know we are not hunters.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Evening at jingerbread ranch

I changed my template on the header, and it seemed to have centered my blog name. Thanks for the help, Wilma and Patty. Just learning the ropes here, and hope to add a lot more to my blog page as I go along.
Tomorrow I will be working at the Chic Shack. It is a small consignment shop in Whitehall that features some pretty talented ladies. The owner gave me about 50+ pounds of fabric and scraps so I told her I would put in a few days of work for her. I love going there, and can spend hours just looking at the items the ladies have crafted. The owner makes aprons (hence the scraps), and other small fabric items. Some of the other products are: pottery, rugs, totes and purses, candles, home decor items, re-purposed household items, mosaics, magnet cards, antiques, furniture, and its all packed into a 3 room cottage! Very well organized I might add. The owners DIL who is also a consignor does all the arranging, and is very good at it! I will take some pictures tomorrow and show you what I'm talking about.
Going to make it an early night....

Monday, January 3, 2011


Another quiet day here at the ranch...I put up a picture for my "only"(lol) quilter friend, Wilma, and will add some as I go along. The picture is of our meadow last week when we had a snowstorm. It's still cold the 20's, but no new snow has fallen the last few days.
I spent most of my day just shuffling things around in my new sewing room as I just threw things in drawers and cupboards when we finished it in July. There are still a few things that need to be done...switchplates to be switched out to white, moldings and floor boards to be painted, and a foam pillow to be covered for my bench seat. I'm having a darn good time in my room!!! I'll post some pictures later, Wilma, although you've already seen them! lol. Patty and Roma, too! Ah, my faithful followers!

Another day......

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year's Day 1-1-11

Ahhhh...just a quiet day at home with DH...him watching TV, and me down in my "studio" sewing and catching up on emails. I've been working on some UFO's from last year (and the years before!). A quilting friend and I have challenged each other to do at least one UFO a month for 2011. She called to tell me what she was working on, so at least we were on the same page today. I will be able to put on my binding tomorrow, and ,hopefully, cross that one off my list. It is a smaller project, but will be done nonetheless. I have larger tops finished, but have to wait for the money to be there to be able to take them to the quilter.