Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Train Show and Primitive Ruggers

Hi Gals, I hope the weather is behaving for you this February.
The weather has been unusually warm this February in Southern California. It seems like an early spring so it's hard to steal some moments away to hook except when I am in class. My garden is blooming so there is a lot to do between weeding and changing plants around in my garden.I am still trying to reduce watering plants because its so expensive.

It was a beautiful weekend as we drove to Del mar near the Pacific Ocean to a train show. There is something about trains that bring out the kid in all of us and I was no exception. Little Jack insisted I walk around with a conductor hat too.So there we were little Jack and his Nana walking around enjoying ourselves looking silly but having fun.

Hubby found a friend Tony who was in a train group he use to belong too so they were chit chatting away about trains.I guess he is joining the club again which will be good for him.

                                                      Taking a break from looking at trains


                                                       I had to wear a conductor hat too!

                                                          Grandpa Jack and little Jack

                                                                          Look at all the kids

                                                                Little Jack loved the Popcorn

Hubby was home for three day because of a holiday on Monday.Perfect day to run around pricing gravel to put next to the porch. Today I have been weeding and throwing cement out in my paths to keep the weeds down.

                                            I joined the Quilts by Cheri Friendship Group
                                            on Facebook. Check it out !!
                                            I am going to show this quilt I made with her pattern.

                                                       A new primitive Rug hookers first project.
                                               I think she is doing great!

Ladies working away


 Pumpkin Thyme pattern

Love Susan's hooking

I will get caught up with my blogger friends 
posts tonight!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Cheri Payne Class



                                            Saturday was a relaxing day of working away
                                                   on our little Love Bowl Fillers

                                         Cheri doesn't teach classes very often because she's so busy
                                          so this was a delight. Enjoy the pics of what the ladies worked on

                                            I caught a lady from the first class as she left



                                                                        Teaching away

                                                    Susie jumped in to show a stitch



                                               I loved this pin cushion but it was not needed
                                               No freezer paper!


                                               One lady got three fronts of the pillows done


                                               I am painting these metal bed rails yellow

                                                   Oh I also have lost followers so just a reminder
                                                  you have to sign up with google to follow my blog.
                                                 Then sign up again on my blog.I know it's a pain.Sorry

                                              I am off to work in my garden it's a beautiful day!
                                                                        hugs Cheri

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Every Day Life and thinking positive no matter what

With the help of Georgia her sister in law in Pennsylvania
Janet has the face on her cat!!

Darling quilt by Pam

Well I spent a couple days with my daughters family last week. Megan and little Jack were both sick but now this week it's worse Megan's cough has developed into Bronchitis.

I am thankful she got in to see the doctor to get medication and hopefully she will be feeling better soon.
Hubby is at the dentist this afternoon and coming home hopefully with his tooth feeling better.I am again thankful.

Between Rug hooking last week being at Megan's and a quick trip to a nursery in North County I was busy gal.  Then there was a horrible storm.
                                                      Janice working away on her stocking

Jan knitted her sweater

 I was impressed

We had a severe thunderstorm a couple days ago it was crazy. A young lady was killed by a tree which hit her car while she was driving and some reporters were hurt by a falling tree.San Diego county never gets winter winds like we have been having lately. Blame it on the El Nino .

I am looking at my garden today with all the yard mess of the high winds of a couple nights ago.I am blessed. I  went around my yard picking up my broken yard umbrella. A broken patio table. One birdhouse was destroyed and some were off their wooden stands.Two slats in our front fence got broken so hubby has that to fix that but at least none of our trees fell.

I was so scared  a couple of nights ago! The wind was so loud and just continued to blow and blow heavy gusts thru the trees. I finally got up and told hubby I was going to sleep on the easy chair in the front room.It was every man for himself I thought sheepishly.  The back bedroom is closest to the large Eucalyptus and they were blowing like they were going to come down. It did sound like a mini train. I put my ipad on and my earphones in my ears.I turned  on a Christian podcast station and blasted music til I fell asleep.This was way worse then a couple weeks ago.

I got the window hooked

Every day my life is so alive with one thing after another.I feel like I am constantly changing my hats. Being positive is hard when Life keeps throwing you hard balls but what is the alternative?
So because of my role models I see in my daily life I trudge ahead making the best of situations. Not having the answers to love ones who are in the middle of health struggles is heartbreaking but as I say to friends and family I am praying for you and hopefully it will get better soon.

Last night I was talking to my cousin on the phone and she was teasing me of how excited I get over common things most people take for granted but for some reason silly as it sounds It floats my boat.So I am going to list a couple of routine things that I am Thankful for dumb as it sounds.
Maybe you can think of common things in your life that make you happy and thankful for. First I love my I pad and I love that I can download books and audio books for free from the library.
 Second I like my new large garden trash can it is huge and closes up nicely. The wheels are great when moving it around my garden. I am happy that green apple ice plant might have a fungus and has been dying around Crest and in my yard.I am happy for my endless supply of wood which hubby has cut up so we don't use our heater. I am thankful for my Vermont Casting wood burning stove and how warm it keeps us.Lastly I sure loved my nails getting done at Christmas and how fancy I felt. Lol.

So there you are simple me when things get difficult and I am feeling a little sorry for myself for a quick second.I think there has got be be something I can be happy for. I will reach into my memory bank and say to myself  Is there anything to be Thankful for and there is always something to be happy about and off I go again.

     This afternoon I am making chicken soup and as I do my dishes I am listening to a audio book called A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson . It has really kept my attention as he describes the Appalachian trail.
He makes you feel like you can see the beautiful Smokey mountains and it gives you an appreciation of what it takes takes to take off and really get tested by nature.It's a humorous book at times.

I am taking a class by Cheri Payne on Saturday it should be fun.
I will take pictures.So enjoy the quick pictures of what the ladies are working on.

                                                 Last week Marjorie was doing nicu caps
                                                 This week it's chemo hats!

                                                             Michele is cross stitching away!!

                                                                            Pam quilt

                                                                    Karen made this sewing tote

                                             I went to a North county nursery and loved these
                                             planter boxes!
                                             I have to go the soups done! I am going to freeze some of it.

                                             I will be sure and take pics
                                             of Cheri Payne's class on Saturday.
                                                    hugs cheri