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Finally a new post!

Now i just bet you think I got lost again.  But nope I did not.  I came in here Wednesday evening to do a post and all my other things I do late at night.  But the computer crashed and I could not get it going again no matter what i did.  I ran a bunch of tests and narrowed it down to a bad operating system or a hard drive failure.  Jack took it in Thursday and sure enough the hard drive was toast.  We were going to have it repaired but decided instead to just buy a new computer.  Our old one was 5 years old and with all the updating it needed it was just as cheap to buy new.  We got an HP at Wal Mart for a little over $600.00.  It has a 20 inch flat screen, 320 Gigabyte hard drive and 3 gig of memory.  Plus just oodles of other goodies.  It was the right thing to do for us.  The only fly in the ointment is that I lost quite a few e mail addresses that are not in my g mail, 2 years of pictures and some cross stitch charts.  However most of my cross stitch charts had been downloaded already.  But it is not worth getting upset over for sure.

Okay, enough of that.  Are you ready to see my first dress?

Widdle ole barefoot me

Widdle ole barefoot me

Jack was teasing me about being barefoot as usual.  So I stuck out my tongue at him!  LOL!  I have one more pattern piece to cut out and I will be sewing another dress.  So be blessed everyone.  have a wonderful Lord’s day and know that I love you!

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Aren’t these pretty? Jack got them for me to brighten up the front porch. I can not for the life of me think of the name of them right now. Brain freeze i guess.
Here is Jack’s little cherry tomato just going to town. It has nearly 20 tomatoes on it in various sizes. Poor Jack can hardly wait for them to ripen! My morning glories are growing like weeds. just racing each other up the wire on the carport to see who gets to the top first! I will share a picture as soon as it starts blooming.
And as promised, here is a picture of my fabric made into a curtain. Jack was a big help when it came to cutting. Folding 6 yards of fabric by ones self is not easy! Once it was cut in half that made things so much easier. I was going to cut it in half again to make to separate panels but decided on one. With the high up windows, they will never be pulled open so why not one panel for more light control? I am very fussy about how dark my room is and light getting in. Even the light on the radio bugs me if it is not turned just right. We have a little fan we sometimes use in the bedroom and I even cover up the switches on it because the light in them bugs me. And also when I hung the curtain on the window to mark for length, I kinda liked it a bit longer than the window. So I just turned it up and called it good! I finished the other curtain today and now they are being washed to remove wrinkles and then they will be hung.
So that is my exciting time here. I am sorry I haven’t posted as much as I usually do. Jack has been having a bad flair up of the pain and swelling in his legs again. He has been miserable quite a few days. Today he feels a lot better with just a little pain. So God bless until next time!

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Here is Blue Moon Angel. I know it doesn’t look like I have done a lot but it is one of those projects that has a lot of color change. Makes for a pretty piece but what a lot of work!
I have also been crocheting squares for my bedspread. I really need to get cracking and get it done! LOL! Jack is working on a project but I can not show you that just now. The person it is for looks at my blog! Sorry! Now what do you think of this fabric? Most people will either hate it or love it.
It is for my bedroom curtains to replace the temporary blue ones I made. Once we repaint the bedroom blue won’t go. And since the green paint we will use has yellow undertones, we had to be careful of the green we chose. I got this in Carthage at Hobby Lobby. I love ginghams and checks since I don’t use a pattern for my curtains. Makes the cutting that much easier! The best part is I got 6 yards for twelve dollars as it was on sale! Yippee! I was disappointed though. Jack took me to Joann’s and the fabric they had was not anything I liked. The little bit I did like was flimsy and to me, poor quality. Not at all like the wonderful Joann’s in Springfield! Oh well I got what I wanted!
So that is my puny little post for now. LOL! God bless!

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I thought you would like to see the curtains I made. I have the same thing in the area of the kitchen where the table sets. I like them because they are so cheerful. I have the red gingham on the kitchen door.
Here is Jack’s chickens. Mrs. chicken is done I do believe. I haven’t done any cross stitching this past week. You know how that goes sometimes.
We went to Nevada Thursday and one of the many creeks we cross was out of it’s banks. No big surprise with all the rain we’ve had. Before they moved the road a little south and elevated the bridge, it used to flood it quite a bit. I couldn’t believe it yesterday when I was walking Katie that it was spitting snow! LOL! What strange weather we are having. I am sure ready for sunshine!


So that is our little visit for Sunday. I hope you are blessed this coming week.

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Here is Jack’s chickens. I think he will be tired of all the browns and gold by the time he is done with it!

Here is a real finish! I had cross stitched these chickens some time ago so yesterday I sat down and finished them up by adding fabric on the back and all around. Next cute buttons and ribbon for hanging. They will go over my back door in the kitchen. Now I am starting on new kitchen curtains with my apple fabric and the same fabric I used on the chickens.
Some progress on Ruth too. I am going to have to buy some more of the dark blue though. I go through it fast as you use 3 strands for better coverage with it.
I caught everyone snoozing yesterday! Couldn’t resist snapping a picture!

So God bless you all and I will see you soon!

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Sunday fun

I have to start off with this picture first! This is little Noah who decided he was going to go down the slide. So up he went, sippy cup in hand but then he wasn’t so sure he wanted to do it! LOL! There is grandpa Randy on the far right, Noah’s dad Nick next to him and there were several others trying to get Noah to come down! He finally did slide down! Noah’s grandpa is my cousin. We had a family dinner after church today and it was so much fun but I am plum tired now. I saw family I hadn’t seen in years, there must have been close to 40 of us all told. I worked to hard yesterday cooking and ended up really sick last night with a spell of vertigo which is not fun cause it makes you feel like you have the flu. But I was well enough to go today thank the Lord!
Here is the progress on my sampler. The house is done finally! I am working on the alphabet above it.

Got my first apron done to a week or so ago. Nothing fancy but good enough for cooking and work in the garden so I don’t get my clothes super dirty!
And here is a lovely PIF given to me by Sue. You might be able to make out all the seed beads she put on it. I have it hanging over my dining room table on the curtains. That way I can enjoy it all the time! The little book mark I am using in here for my Bible.

So I guess that is all for me for now. I need a glass of peach herb tea something awful! Have an awesome week!

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