Thursday, February 21, 2008

Cleaning House- Fly Lady To The Rescue

I am hard at it cleaning this house!!!!!! I am doing really well this week and have help. The is now coming. I am just about done decluttering so I can start on the "zones" next week!!!! Tim is waiting for the drawers getting cleaned. He has spent time cleaning out his office. Things are looking better around here every day.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Spring is around the Corner, -29 tonight!!!!!

It is predicted to be very cold tonight. Instead of going out tonight this is what I will be doing tonight. I got mine out of my closet and started knitting a headband to wear out in the cold. BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

P.S. Be cure to click on the chicken!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet♥

Today's Happennings

The weather was blustery today, we weren't able to go to church or to the dinner after the baptism. It was a long day, I didn't even touch any of my projects.

Geranium Wallhanging

This wall hanging will be made available March 6 from The Quilted Jewel in Morden , Manitoba, Canada. It is so much cuter in real life. I bought the reds to be used in Fargo last week. It will be a fun project to finish in time for spring.
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Halloween Wallhangings

This project was done earlier this fall. It is hand appliqued! Finding the right color of orange is the trick to this!

Birthday Candle Cloth

Posted by PicasaThis pattern from BareRoots is very quick and easy to make. I added the beads at the last minute, they don't show up as they really are here on my blog. In real life, they are pearl-like and really add to the design. My friend Brenda got this for her birthday present this week on February 14.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

I have two of these projects to get done. The fabric was purchased earlier in January and the pattern comes from a book called Bits and Pieces. It has several very cute projects to complete.
It is snowing outside today and the supper is in the oven, so I am going to work on this. I have very similar fabric and it is also great fun.
My sister made this beautiful quilt called French Roses. I have started the same project only I didn't read the directions before hand. Now I have to rip apart all of my blocks and trim out all of the underlying fabric. I wish I had purchased more of the project so I could have made a queen sized quilt for my bed. If you want a fun project, then try this one out.

Lilac Torte Plate

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This was one of my favorite things to china paint. Lilacs are a fairly easy flower to master as a beginner, so not only did I do one for myself, I made one for my Mother and sister-in-law Susan. The design came from a class which Andrew Orr taught here in the area.

I am going to try and do a watercolor of this!!!

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Pink Peonies in a White Enamel Pot

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This is a beautiful basket of flowers. It reminds me that spring is on its way.

Friday, February 15, 2008

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HI! It has been a nice day here in the Dakota's. That is if you like cold temperatures and blowing and drifting. It didn't stop my friend Brenda and her daugher Beth and I from venturing out to go shopping in a nearby community. We had a wonderful time at the flower shop and the local pharmacy which had many fun items to see. We stopped and had a light dinner at the Caribou Grill, they had the best Tuscan soup!!!!! Since this is the first time I have blogged, I don't know how to add pictures yet, or add the finer parts to my page!!! I will figure that out tomorrow.