Autumn song

Sunday, June 22, 2008

There is a (John) Deer in the house!

Papa has a brand new ride!
Yesterday DH got his new lawn tractor.
You know boys (men) and their toys.
He has decided to let the guy who usually mows our grass go and
do it himself!
(Which is fine as long as he weed eats after he mows.)
The last time he did this, he purchased a walking mower. I was not happy with the results. He was not neat with his mowing & weed eating(if he did any). So we will see how long & how neat this new job goes.
I am behind with my Blocks of the Month, 2 to be exact!
This afternoon will find me trying to catch-up.
Hopefully you will see the results.
Happy Sunday!

Thursday, June 19, 2008


Gee, I'm dreaming of being way down south...
I've been back from Key West now for what.. 3 days...
I'm wishing to be down south again!
The last two days I have been at the shop
(and have one more day to go)
teaching "Kids Camp" at the LQS where I
work. There are 6 young girls ages 8 - 12 years of age. A few of the girls have no sewing experience at all.
Things are going well. Yesterday was spend getting to know their sewing machine (Berninas of course) and cutting out their patterns & fabric for their projects.
Today they completed a zippered bag and got the pocket to the apron attached.
Tomorrow brings the completion of the apron, a pizza party and watermelon for afternoon snack.
I will be one tired lady by the time 3pm rolls around
the girls will be on their home.
(Pictures tomorrow of the finished aprons, as long as I don't forget the camera!)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

My Point of View

The past seven days this has been my point of view,
and mainly this!
DH and I went to Key West, Florida for a few fun, restful days to rest and regroup. He has been under a a lot of stress with work and moving his mother into a retirement home
over the past few weeks.
He laid by the pool and spend a lot of time just floating in its cool water.
On the other hand I am a sand, surf & wind person.
The resort had hammocks tied from one palm tree to another. Many days that is where you would find me if you were looking for me.
(Over the seven days there, I read 2 1/2 books. - Nothing is more restful than to lay in a hammock with a book , also a few z-z-z-z's were worked in .)

Each day we would finish at the pool bar, drink a toast to another great day,

go to the room , shower, change clothes and head for

Duval Street and Malory Square to watch the sunset and have


Yes, Ms. Goodneedle "Life is good"!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

And it was HOT... HOT... HOT!!!!!

For the past three days DH has been participating in the
Gold Cup Challenge at Virginia International Raceway.
Friday and Saturday I joined him. And the heat was unbearable!!!
NO man,
or woman for that matter,
needs to be sitting out in heat as hot as it has been over the past three days.
Lucky for me, I had a bridal shower to go today for my future D-I-L.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Meet Bama

This is the newest member of our family.
(No he doesn't live at Fernleaf Lane.)
However he will be visiting a lot.
My son & soon-to-be D-I-L has purchased a six-week old
Golden Retriever Puppy.
They have named him "Bama".

Of course Papa has fallen for him, hook, line and sinker.
(he will never admit it!)
The next step will be introduce him to his cousin, Bently.
But that will be a while.
Have a good Tuesday.

Monday, June 2, 2008


These are the dishes I fixed for the Quilt Ministry picnic last Thursday. (The same picnic Ms. Goodneedle wrote about. And yes there was a dish to explode for no reason, we could figure. )
The first was made from my grandmother Merritts Coconut Pie Recipe. This was always on the menu at all family reunion or just the family get-together on Sunday. My brother and I would race threw our meal to make it to the dessert table for a piece of this. M-m-m-m.
This is a recipe I got from Quiltkemosabe. Macaroni Salad. Simple. Simple. Simple. I have tried many, but just did not like them until I got this one. Thank you Quiltkemosabe.
Pot luck meals always are the BEST in my book. The food and catching up with friends (or family) are always fun.