Sunday, September 16, 2018

Just give me all the quilts and no one gets hurt

 So, I am at a sale. I find an unopened tote full of quilts. I ask the price. I started digging and sorting.  People start backing up behind me. Then they start breathing down my neck and asking me all kinds of questions. I say like three times I AM TRYING TO BUY THESE. Grrrr. If I had had enough cash or easy access to an ATM (I was in the middle of nowhere and it was a huge hike in and no way I was going to try and do it twice so I could get more money), I would have just bought the whole tote and sorted out the bodies later.

I chose the three best ones.

 Do I care that I have 9 million quilts? nope. Do I care that I have no place to put them? NOPE!
 My close up of this one will NOT save for some reason!

Just give me all the quilts and no one gets hurt.
It was a good, good morning, despite the neck breathers.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Let's paint something

 I have been watching stay here on Netflix and it TOTALLY made me have to paint something. Our master bedroom had been the same not white/not tan since we moved in almost 9 years ago and it was definitely feeling sad and shabby. (While the rest of the house has been done over many times!)
 In  a shocking turn of events I chose a blue and not white!
 I love it so much. I am still trying to finish the fluffing bits, which is taking FOREVER.  Partially because the painting took three days and partially because it requires some building projects AND we had a sewer back up in the basement today. OY.
We've been having a lot of mantis visitors on the porch still too!

Friday, September 14, 2018


 One day my brother showed up at the door with a 5 gallon bucket of pears. They are from my dad's trees. I love having fruit from his trees AND pears are easier to deal with than peaches! LOL

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Flea Market finds

 The flea market has been kind of pitiful this year. Very few vendors and most weeks I am leaving empty handed.  A few weeks back I managed to grab this quilt and that candle.  The quilt is so interesting really.
 I bought it for a crazy price.
Shhhhh. It doesn't have to know it was undervalued!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Business League Ball

 We were lucky to have one game left on the kid's free baseball tickets from the library and the weather was PERFECT.

 The kids thought it was the bee's knees that they could stand right next to the dug out and watch all the action. (Somehow that pic didn't make it from my phone!)  As soon as we sat down grant says to me, "so this is what baseball looks like! I can actually see it!" LOL
I love baseball at the small stadium.

Monday, September 10, 2018

61 mile yard sale

 Some years the 61 mile yard sale is woooohoooo awesome, some years its boooohooo sad and some years its in the middle. I think this was a middle year.  I bought teeny mushrooms for crafting.
 This is a horrible picture, but it's a sweet pink baby quilt.
 An odd wicker basket that is now a hamper in Sam's room.
 Some white work.
 Yards of a Denyse Schmidt fabric from Joann.
 A pile of flour sacks.
 Some Halloween stuff.
 Random fabric.
 Some other holiday stuff, that apple still has the tea set in it.
 Fans and honeycomb balls for the fourth of July.

 A pile of aluminum letters.
I soaked this flour sack and now it's nice and clean!

All in all it was nice day away from the house and kids!

Sunday, September 09, 2018

Halloween pillow time

 A few times a year spoonflower offers buy one, get one on fat quarters, so I always order Halloween fabric. I was really kind of mad when these arrived and I realized they were mostly chopped off an unusable. I ended up fussy cutting them and working them into a pillow to try and salvage them.
Then I traded off the extras on Instagram!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

A little thrifting

 I've been buying a few things here and there, but the junking hasn't been stellar. Maybe it's because I am distracted by Halloween stuff on ebay. LOL

Still, a pile of pretty things though!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

End of summer

 Before summer was over we enjoyed the last bits of our pool. (Which then developed a HUGE leak and is now ruined. Sob. I had hoped the kids would be able to swim after school to burn of energy. We will def be getting a new one next year.)

 We made some friends. HUGE friends.
 The kids have been playing a lot of Pok√©mon. We went to some raid (Don't ask me) at the park. It was CROWDED with a ton of adults playing pokemon. In the middle of a work day (don't ask me).
 I juiced about 20 pounds of lime. Then drank limeade for dayyyyyyyysssss.
And we worked on a Sam sized puzzle.

Plus a birthday party (sunburn for me, horrible, horrible mistake), and meteor viewing (awesome! I had never seen one before, but also, horrible horrible mistake as the children behaved so badly).

Now I am ready for fall, bring it on!

Monday, August 20, 2018

First day of school

 For the first time in nearly 14 years, I am without a kid by my side nearly constantly.  Right now it's a little strange, the house is quiet and I can do WHATEVER I want for a large portion of the day.

For the kids it's great! Grant was so beyond ready to really get into school every day. And Jack is finally at the high school where he can start to spread his wings academically.

 He is getting so tall!

 It was cloudy and rainy on the first day, resulting in dark photos.
We've had a few hiccups. Okay, more than a few. But we are getting there!

Here's to big growth for all my ducklings this year.  :)