Friday, June 24, 2016

Interesting Friday

Had some friends over at lunch today.  One noticed my dish washer liquid.  She asked what it was.

I told her it was a new mix I had concocted called the Dawn of Joy.

Actually it was the leftover blue Dawn mixed with the new bottle of yellow Joy.  It does look weird I guess.

We had a great lunch, traveling down to Middendorf's in Akers, LA  for thin friend catfish!  And you know how I feel about that!

Last night we spent in Addis, LA at Jason's momma's house with Jason and "his" Carrie and ALL 5 boys!  They drove from Denver to Panama City Florida, spent the week and then drove over to Baton Rouge.  In a Dodge Durango no less!  I can say they are better parents than me, I would have stopped the vehicle and put somebody out before I got to the Colorado State Line!  And by the time I got to Florida I would have been kidless!

But It was great to see them.  And even better that we had some of the best crawfish ever.  They were HUGE!

The guy in the white hat is Rodney.  He is retired, has a Cajun Music Band that tours the US and Canada, rebuilds old cars and travels the US doing those old car shows.  He wins all kinds of awards.

George was cooking the mudbugs.  He is the one sitting by the big fans.  And of course Carrie and Jason.

Bridge on the way to Addis
I know I miss Jason, but when I see them, I REALLY know how much I miss them!  they are getting together with "my" Carrie and Andrew tomorrow for some cousin bonding.

Bridge looking from Addis on the way home!
I am almost finished with the Cotton Robin piece.  I put off doing the quilting until the last minute because I was afraid to make bad quilting.   But now, fear of failure is FUTILE.

They need to be all mailed by June 30th, so the BIG REVEAL should be soon!  I can't wait!

I still don't quite know what to do with the Triangles.  I didn't intend it to be a baby quilt, so I guess I need to make it larger.  More modern would be with no borders, but I have no desire to do 30 more blocks.  Actually, I guess it would be more like 18 blocks

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Cool Triangles

My work at the Quilt Haus today included the putting together of these cuties.

I am debating if it needs another row.  I think it does.  But I can also put on a border of of that grey, or a beige.

I am leaning toward a border and no more rows.  But then I like the additional row and no borers


Oh, happy, I need to look in my list of quilt names and come up wth a great one!

And......Jason tonight!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


I met with the termite guy, we don't have termites, I just wanted to change contract companies at the rent houses.

So when I was over there, my renter and I discussed binding.  She was amenable to trying it to see if she liked sewing it.

If she does, I can keep her busy, if not make her rich!

Two days to CRAWFISH! And Jason!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Family "Ties"

My cousin Jason who got married last year (remember all those 5 boy quilts I made for the Colorado wedding?) is in town this week to celebrate our family news with us.  So we are excited to see him and his Carrie and however many boys they bring with them.

So exciting to see them again.  And his momma scored some crawfish!  I am amazed since the season is pretty much over. So I get more crawfish.  Maybe I will remember to take some pictures this time.

Wait till you see what I have been playing with!


Scraps too good to toss work beautifully here.

And I have an idea to use it.

See the corner of the table there?  That was courtesy of the Fabulous Bonnie Doon.  She hated square corners and went on to round every corner on everything we owned.

That plant in the picture is a succulent I thought was called staghorn, but I can't find it on the internet.  Hmmm.  More research.  Given to me by a dear friend who is no longer in this earthly plane.  As the "arms" break  off you just lay them on some sandy soil and they take root and grow and grow and grow.

And I am meeting with my renter to "talk" about binding.  LOL.  I think I can sway her with the money! 

Monday, June 20, 2016

Monday Madness

I hope you had a chance to see the painting of DiNozzo.  (click there to see it)  My friend Julie has been working on it for the last year, I would say.  It is spectacular!  I am so impressed, it looks just like him!

So.  I hope you had a good Father's Day with your significant Father. 

We celebrated with Carrie on Saturday, she spent the whole day with him.  Our lunch at Bass Pro Shops was good, until we hit Hobby Lobby and I spent some time in the very clean bathroom.  And when we got back to the house, Carrie spent time in our very clean bathroom.  The boys were fine.  The only thing Carrie and I had in common was the fish.  I had a salad but nibbled on a few pieces of the crumbly batter on her fish and chips plate.  There was nothing else that we had that at least Frank or Andrew had as well, but didn't get sick.

Meanwhile we enjoyed sitting in the back yard.  The  caladiums are amazing!  I bought them from some place like Happiness Farms or Rainbow Farms.  I could look it up if I had to, but whatever it was I am full of  Happiness at the Rainbow of colors!  

And what did I tell you?  Carrie went into my sewing room and looked at the bunnies on the wall and was not impressed.  We shall see.  They may go to someone else anyway.

I am working with my renter to convince her she wants to make some extra cash by sewing my bindings down..........

I  am trying to convince her she can make millions doing the job.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day!

This is what the dogs got Frank.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Sewing for the Dogs

Certainly you have seen that Pinterest photo:

this would be our new puppy...every time I turn around he has destroyed something!:

Well, this seems to happen a lot to beds that McGee sits on.

When I run the Roomba, I move the dog beds to the sofa.  It was perfectly fine.

When I looked at him yesterday afternoon, the foam center was showing.

Huh?  And he happened to be on it at the time.

So I decided to replace the cover since it is a bed that Chloe likes a lot.  And the darn thing was not cheap.  Why are dog beds so expensive?

When I got to taking it apart, I decided to just replace the bottom portion.  In McGee's defense, it did seem to rip easily.  But, hey.  McGee was on it.  You know.

He is the one who cannot have a crate pad in his crate because they are prone to exploding as well.

You can see why this fabric was 50 cents a yard.  LOL   Great for dog beds since it is just mis-pinted on that one line.

It is now in the washer getting washed before it goes back on the foam pad.

And here is DiNozzo modeling the Hoodie I made for GrandDog Hugeaux.  He wears one when he dines here at my house.  But at home, Carrie has to clean his ear hair after he eats.

It is technically called a Snood.  And McGee and DiNozzo each have their own Hoodie when they eat.  But try to put one on Chloe, you might get yourself bitten!  She does not cater to that!

I think it makes a nice preppy statement for an up and coming Spaniel.

I am going to link to NinaMarie's Off The Wall Friday.  So go check out what other great artist are doing this week!