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I am back at blogger.  I will only use wordpress if blogger is down.  I do have a new post made a day or so ago.  Please do visit.

Ozarks Sew n’ sews

New post at blogger!

Come see me at my blogger addy.  It is in the previous post.  Huggles!

Back at blogger

Well about all I can do on wordpress is put in text. i can not do much of anything else, no pictures, can not even access help menu. So my latest post is at blogger. Ozarks sew n’ sew

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Some updates!

Jack is taking a break from all the outlining on his kitty. He is working on a couple doilies and a dresser scarf. Aren’t the colors vibrant?
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Here is the angel. I am busy, busy on her wings. Since I took this picture, I have finished the white of her wings and on now to the 2 gray colors. Then onto ribbons and the rest of the moon.
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That’s it then for this post. I am really tired from only 3 or so hours sleep so my wittiness is shot! LOl! God bless and huggles.

Sometimes you must keep going. Life punches you in the stomach. It knocks your breath out and leaves you bowed and gasping. You lose a job. . . you must keep going. You find out you have a serious illness. . .you must keep going. You have a headache. . . you must keep going. Sometimes the things in life are not serious but they affect you nevertheless. . . you must keep going. You have a big argument with your spouse. Neither of you feels like talking and maybe not even looking at each other. . . you must keep going. Your son rebels and you have a blowout with him. . . you must keep going. The bills seem to never end and the money seems to never start. You must keep going. There are times that make us just want to curl up, stick our heads in a hole, and make the world go away. We can’t, because we must keep going. Life is full of those circumstances. Many of you when you woke up this morning, for a variety of reasons, didn’t feel like getting out of bed, but you had to. You must keep going. In times like those, and we all have them, remember the blessing. The blessing is not in that we must keep going. The blessing is that we can.

This is part of a post made by my friend Dawn.  Please do visit this dear young lady.

Picture is from my collection

Picture is from my collection

All Katie, all the time!  We thought it would be funny to take these pictures of Katie last night while she was being a nut.  So enjoy and laugh!  huggles!

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In between picking away at the kitchen floor, Jack and I have been managing to get some cross stitch done. Jack is now finished with the cross stitch on his kitty and is now outlining away. I love the eyes on this guy by the way.
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Here is my angel project. I am still not working on The Rainbow Bridge. I just haven’t bothered to get the missing thread yet. Lazy, I know but I really am having fun on this one and so no rush. I am working on her wings now and need to finish the ribbon at the top that I had to tear out.
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So that is it for us. We have been enjoying some really nice weather for August and didn’t even need a/c today. So God bless until next time everyone.

Blessed Sunday all!

Jack is nearly done with the cross stitch on his kitty then it is on to the backstitching. Is there anyone out there who actually likes a mile of backstitching? Not me or Jack.
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Finally!!!!! I finished my wrap! It has been more off working on it than on since April. I mean with cross stitching and home repairs it has taken the backseat a lot. At least I will have it for the chilly fall mornings sitting out with the Bugger.
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And speaking of the Bugger, isn’t this a cute picture? She is snuggling with a teddy bear she found abandoned in a ditch on one of our walks. She promptly picked it up and brought him home. How could I take it away from her? So after a bath he looks good as new and she loves him!
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Well the chunk of moon that gave me such fits and seemed to take forever is done! Happy dance!!! I am now working on the ribbons above her head and the little bit of moon up there.
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Jack’s kitty progress. Despite another painful flair up in a foot, he has managed to feel like sewing quite a bit. I can hardly wait for him to finish it!
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Okay, I am itching to do another Lavender and Lace angel and this is the one I would like to do. It is “The angel of Autumn” I just need to work out what colors I can use blended to replace the two specialty threads called for. That stuff is to expensive for me to want to buy.
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And here are some tips for living with a smaller bathroom.  Jack and I feel it is the perfect size but if you are not careful you can overcrowd a bathroom of this size and it feels a lot smaller.  We keep our hamper for the dirty terry in the linen closet just across the hall for one thing.  Toilet paper, washclothes and handtowels are kept here above the toilet next to the sink.
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Instead of a large towel bar which would make the room look smaller and jut out into the room,  I do this.  I have two shower curtain rods.  One for the curtain and one for a couple bath towels and my decorative curtains.  It is nice to have the towels right there when done with the shower and they are not at all in the way.

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First let me apologize for the way the wall looks  in the background.  The tiles were so poorly attached to the wall that it is obvious when they were doing some repairs behind the toilet they became loose.  Well when we moved in the first time I went to clean them they started falling off!  We plan to replace the tile with bead board anyway.  So anyway I found this metal basket on sale and I keep those things you need at the sink in it.  It keeps that area from being overwhelmed and it is quite handy on top of the toilet.  Some of this will go into the medicine cabinet as soon as we own a medicine cabinet to put up there.  LOL!  All in good time.  One last tip that may sound funny at first.  I bring my cleaning cloth and keep an inexpensive shampoo in the shower  When I finish showering and before turning off the water, I completely wipe down the whole thing with the shampoo and cloth.  Keeps it nice in between a good scrubbing.  I also wipe down the sink area and then the floor lastly.  Now you will really think I have lost it.  Never mind that I never had it!  We have a fiberglass tub surround and I keep a coat of paste car wax on it.  Not the tub mind you for safety reasons, only the surround on the wall.  It keeps it looking nice and stops the soap scum from being a huge issue.  I even keep my toaster waxed!  Since it is next to the sink and the area where I mix up things, it can get really dirty and the wax makes it look good and clean up easy.

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So there ya go.  Hope you enjoyed our little visit.  god bless and keep you until next time.