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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

I Like Thursday #46

Last Thursday I picked up the kiddos and brought them over to earn some $$

On the way over, I explained what a side hustle was.
School is their main hustle and earning money is a side hustle.

We believe in teaching the kids about hard work and the rewards of that work.

We also believe that some jobs are because we are family
and that's what family does. 

Wood is their summer side hustle.
Gramma and Poppy couldn't be prouder of how hard theses kiddos worked.
Lunch, fresh made chocolate chip cookies and ice cream made the day a bit more special!

I don't like to mend but I do it.
And when I do I remember time spent with my Mother in Law as she taught me
"the proper way to mend".
She told me as a young couple, we didn't need to spend our hard earned money on new clothes
for her son to go to work in and rip up.
So for our 46+ years of marriage, I've mended work clothes. 
I like remembering that day.
I miss her a lot.

Friday we went to the beach for a few days.
I was ready for some sewing time.
I grabbed Betty Brother and a bag of batik scraps.

Channeling Victoria Findlay Wolfe, I started making fabric
and cutting with my Drunkard's Patch.
I have lots of parts and pieces ready to make blocks.

Tony Stewart did really good riding in the new car.

On the way home we stopped for gas and Daisy decided it was her turn to drive.

Little Jessie's bed fits perfectly and Daisy gets to have her head on the arm rest. 
Dogs are so funny!

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

I Like Thursday #45

I took a bit of a blogging break.
I really missed my Thursday posts.
So here I am again. 😃

I like using my clothesline.
When I asked hubs if he would tighten it up,
we figured out these posts have been here over 43 years!
She really needs a new coat of paint.

I'll be saying goodbye to my beloved Honda soon.
She's served me well for over 17 years, 
only leaving me stranded once.

I hope this one serves me as well.

I love baking bread.
This is my favorite recipe.
I added some Herb de Provence to the dough.
Oooohhh yummy! 

I love my container garden.
The big ole Steller Jay loved my lettuce seeds.

I love how happy Elliot is that he is taller than Aunt DeeDee.
I also love how big their smiles and hugs are when they are surprised to see her.

The library is a magical place! 
I'm stepping out of my quilting comfort zone with some of these techniques.
I'm pretty excited about that.

Tomatoes on the vine.
I can smell their deliciousness! 

Have a wonderful week.
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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Where Have I Been and What Have I Been Doing?

 Here's a big ole post with all kinds of stuff that happened around the farm.

May is my birthday month and I buy myself all kinds of gifts.
I was in Walmart one day and took a wrong turn looking for thread.
This Brother SE625 sewing and embroidery machine was on clearance for less than 1/2 price
and jumped right into my cart!

We spent Memorial Weekend at the beach with family.
S'mores are a must!
I love our beach time.

I've been loving my wicking tub garden.
Yesterday I harvested my first kale.

We did a major front yard make over.
It all started with asking Ernie to take a walk because
I have a plan and would it work.

I've wanted this to happen for a very long time.
This is only Phase 1 and Phase 2 will happen soon.

While at the beach,
I cut all the parts for a mystery BOM project.
I sewed them all up when I got home.
I'm excited for the final clue.

We went to town to look at a used car.
We came home with a brand new shiny Honda CRV.
This is my very 1st brand new car.
I keep my cars forever.

This was another of my birthday gifts.
Fresh pasta is the bomb!

Hubs cut down a bunch of trees.
They were rotting and dying.
Better he cuts them and lays them down where he wants before
they fall over onto power lines or fences.

I have baby squash!!!
Super excited.

Last Saturday was the annual hunting club picnic.
It's one of their biggest fund raisers for the year. 
I DID NOT make the quilt, but daughter Crystal did.
Her dad was quite proud of her and
the gal that won it was super excited.

So there you have it, 
4 weeks of catch up.

I hope to do better.

Finish #11

It's been a minute since I've posted anything.
I think about it but that's as far as I get.
I'm hoping my blog break is over for a while.
I'll catch up in another post.

I worked on this Stars and Stripes Wall Hanging kit at retreat last month.
When I was getting ready to baste it, 
I notice that my stripes looked weird.

I had given away the instructions so 
back to Connecting Threads website I went in search of the kit.
It was still there so I took a picture of  it and got out my seam ripper.
(It's no longer on the website.)

It was all fixed good as new and I got it and another wall hanging basted.
In 2 days of little bits of quilting time,
I now have finish #11 of 20 Finishes Before 2020.

Now to figure out where to hang it.
I'm thinking in the trailer or the bus or the house.

Next up is a cute basket wall hanging 
then a special new pink and purple quilt.

And then I plan to get caught up on my 2019 UFO Challenge. 
I'm only 4 behind. UGH!!
There is a plan.
The tops are all out, the backings are made or bought,
thread and designs are chosen and noted
and a new roll of batting at the ready.