Sunday, October 26, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008

I quit!

This is my new blog: Ozarks Sew N' Sews
Several things have made me decide to give up on Blogger. First I have people tell me they can not view my blog for some reason or they can not leave comments. I don't like that because what good is a blog like that? Second for a while now Jack and I both occasionally can not access our e mail accounts or our blogs. It can be a frustrating day or two trying to figure out what is wrong and how to fix it. This past week I was locked out yet again. I was able to get e mails as they go to my incredimail also but blogger was no go. All the usual tricks were no good at all and I hesitated to try and ask google for help as that is always a big zero as well. After trying everything from Wednesday evening until Friday I gave up, filled out the form and sent it to google. The next morning I got the standard form letter saying they had no idea why I was having problems and they were sorry but there was nothing else they could do. But I could make a new account! Oh brother like that really helped! Well I tried the last thing I knew to do. I decided to sign out of my home page knowing I might lose that as well. Instead of signing me out it sent me to a page with all of googles products and I wondered what I had done. But when I got back to my homepage, there was my gmail and I could access blogger again. But enough is enough and I am making the switch to my wordpress account. It is hard for me to leave blogger because I am familiar enough with it to be comfortable doing all manner of thing but I will become that way with wordpress as well. I only hope I don't put you all out to much with the change and I hope you continue to visit me. Huggles.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Blessed Sunday to you!

This is the last of the pillowcases in Jack's stash. We won't have to worry about having any for some time to come! This one is called party line. So cute with all the little birds!
I have finished the dark blue below their feet and now I am after the border. Thankfully it goes much quicker than all the large areas of blue. I hope I can have more progress next time.
Sort post I know but not a whole lot going on. Have a blessed and wonderful week.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Dogs On Thursday

Oh the life of Katie! So much to do like take care of your dad when he is sick. What a good little nurse she is!
Steal yourself a chunk of dads afghan while he is using it. If you must sit on his feet so he will move them then so be it!
And don't forget to wash your face at bedtime! It would be a shame to go to bed dirty!
The End!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

A busy Saturday

This is me with my cousin Dale at his dad's graveside service Dale has Multiple Sclerosis and Muscular Dystrophy. I was thinking(which is dangerous for me) that we are about the same age but he is 48 which is a year younger than me.
Afterward, we had a family dinner at Dale's older brother Les and his wife Glenna's place. Les is the big fella on the left with the beard. Yes he does Santa and he and Glenna are rein actors. Les shoots black powder guns. That is their daughter on the end closest, granddaughter and sons and his mom in law. Glenna's mom is a sweetheart and a riot. I just love her!
There is mom telling on me behind Glenna and Glenna's sister in law with the dark hair. I was threatened by Glenna after I snapped the picture but I just laughed!
Les surprised Glenna with some lovely mums.
The punkin patch. There are some big ole punkins too!
I really like Les' raised garden. Jack is gonna do one for us. He got some plastic drums and cut them in half and bolted them to the wood frames which set on concrete blocks.

That was our Saturday and I am pooped! Busy days wear me out but I saw some people I haven't seen since I was a child such as Les' Uncle Fred so it was worth it. Blessings until next time!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Stitching, a gift and Katie

Here is Jack's quilt squares done in pink. I think it just may be my favorite of the three.
I am back to working on my Ruth project. I am hoping a change in stitching will get me motivated to cross stitch more. I am working down along the bottom.
Here is little Miss Katie-Bug today sitting oh so pretty.
And now my best part. First I need to apologize to my friend Susan in OK. I won this in her 400th post contest and it arrived several days ago. I have been very bad at keeping up with anything. This is a wonderful book and rather than try to explain it to you I will give you the website and you can check it out in detail. The Shack Book
You owe it to your self to read this one! Love and huggles and until next time.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Bapple Bread

This is a recipe from Mr. Food. I think it sounds so good. I plan to try it later this week or next. Just thought I would share it with my friends.

Bapple Bread

4 ripe bananas
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9" x 5" loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Place bananas in a large bowl and mash with an electric mixer. Stir in sugar and let stand 15 minutes. Add applesauce and eggs and beat well. Add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.

  3. Pour mixture into loaf pan and bake 55 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes before removing from pan. Cool on a wire rack

Monday, September 8, 2008

Been awhile I know!

I fully believe this little girl in this picture was saved by a miracle. Last week she was out playing with the families 3 dogs while dad watched her and talked on the phone. The girl and the dogs went around the side of the house and dad went inside for a few moments. His wife told him supper was ready and he hollered at the little girl. No answer, so he went outside and hollered again. Then he saw one of the dogs returning from the direction of a pond and he took off running. He was just in time to see the dog in the picture pulling the girls lifeless body from the pond by her hair. Dad started CPR and got her breathing. He then threw her over his shoulder and ran for the house so the wife could call 911. By the time they got to the house the girl had stopped breathing again so dad did CPR again and got her breathing again. She was still unconscious when lifeflight arrived to take her to Springfield Mo. She woke about 3 or 4 days later and is doing fine.
On a lighter note. I wanted to share a book I have from the 1930's. I bought it at a flea market in Nevada Mo in 1993 or 1994. I just love to look at the patterns and the pictures.
Don't you love this afghan?
How about the mens sweater and hat?
Nice Ladies sweater.
And I had to show this little girls outfit.
Okay you can scream now! LOL! Yep, yet another picture of more blue but I am closing in on it. At least this chunk.
Jack has one pillowcase done. Now he is working on his quilt square.
So there you have it. I hope I am not so long in my next post. God bless you all.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Here I am!

I was going good on my stitching until the bulb in my lamp conked out only leaving the lowest setting. So no more stitching for me until I get a new one Wednesday. Poor me! LOL!
Jack is doing some pillowcases. Love the purple flowers! He is still working on quilt squares as well.
Well we are not done with this room yet. Jack bought a couple new outlets for it and rocker style light switch. He ended up using one of the outlets in the kitchen and bought another to replace it. Well, he installed the one for the computer but seems the other outlet ran away from home. We have torn this place up trying to find it. So after Wednesday we will be able to finish up in here. I just wanted to give you a sneak peek. A messy computer desk.
Here is the south wall. Yep that is Jack and I in a picture taken in the late 1980's.
This is what a rocker style light switch looks like. Great for folks like me with nerve damage and weakness in the hands. They are so easy to turn on and off and don't hurt me to use like regular switches.

So that is what is going on with us. We are also anticipating a big cool down and much needed rain. In the last 2 weeks we have only gotten one day with rain and not very much then. Also please pray for my Uncle Pat's kids. Uncle Pat was my uncle by marriage and he passed away at the age of 86 yesterday. My cousin Dale is who I worry about. He is 6 months older than me and has had Muscular Dystrophy since we were in the 3rd grade. They thought he would not live into adulthood and he will be 50 in January. He and Uncle Pat were at the nursing home here together. When Uncle Pat became to frail to live at home and continue to care for Dale they both had to move. Thanks and god bless.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Little Update

I am going to be absent from posting any meaningful blogs for a couple days. Jack and I have been trying hard to finish up the second bedroom or den as we call it. Everything is painted except for a bit of the trim around the closet and main door. The inside of the closet needs painted but that will take some time as it needs a lot of work to get it ready. And poor Jack with the pain he has in his feet can not do much and not everyday either. He does good doing as much as he does do. We need now to give everything a good cleaning, new outlets and switches in a nice white color, hang curtains and pictures and place furniture. So I will see you all this weekend with all the news that is fit to print. LOL!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Stockton Lake

After all the stuff that has gone on this month it hasn't been a real fun month. Add to it the fact that the lawnmower pooped out this week. Makes you want to scream! LOL! So off to Springfield to borrow money on an account that was 2 payments from being paid off. While there we treated ourselves to frozen custard with chocolate and strawberries in it. Even Katie got a free vanilla custard. They do that for puppers. And I decided on the way back to make a detour to Stockton Lake for a little stress relief. Jack has never been across a dam or seen a spillway so I treated him to that. So on to pics I think. This is from the observation area looking at the intake area.
Some Canadian geese on the beach where I used to swim as a child. The sunperch like to nibble at you when you are in the water. It smarts sometimes.
It isn't real clear, but the object on top of the dead tree is a heron. You can also sometimes see quail, dove, squirrel, raccoon, rabbit, deer and turkey plus duck and geese in the fall.
This is the area below the spillway. It is a long way down from where I was.
Isn't this view gorgeous?
Here is the spillway. From the streamway to the top is 131 feet high. The dam is 10,700 feet long. Stockton Lake has 298 miles of shore line and the lake itself is 24,900 acres.
This is one of the 6 limestone cores they took from the area when building the dam. Behind is the power station that is used when we have peak power usage. The lake was begun in 1963 and completed in 1969.
Another shot from the observation area.
It was so peaceful out there and good to visit.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Plenty to share.

I have gathered some seeds from my morning glories. If you would like a few just e mail me at I will be happy to send some your way with instructions and other pertinent info. They will look like the morning glory in the picture below.

Thought you would like to see what the finished kitchen cabinets look like. Also you can see the white we chose for trim and doors. It is a nice crisp white with grey undertones. Just the kind of white we like!
Now we are working on the second bedroom that we use for our computer and hobby room. The walls will be the same green as in the hall. I am afraid it doesn't show up real well. I love the color but when it is wet and you are painting with it it is not real pretty! It looks more like a chartreuse and almost hurts your eyes to work with. But once it dries it is a very soft and nice green.
Is this not funny? I made breakfast for supper the other night and one of the yolks broke. When I plated it up it looked to me like the eggs where sticking out it's tongue! So I added ketchup nose and eyes! LOL!
Okay finally I will show you our stitching. I have been working on the moon and the rows of blue seem to be one hundred miles long! But it beats doing one stitching and tieing off! That I hate!
Jack is working on the large center rose on his quilt squares. I like the green he picked out to go with the yellow. I can not wait to make pillows out of them!

So be blessed and i send you loving huggles!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Word-filled Wednesday

Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him. ~Psalm 34:8

This is something we need always remember, keep it in your hearts at all time. Visit Amy for more. God bless you all!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

A lovely weekend!

Well, this has been some week! One of those that can really drive you to your knees--in prayer. It can also, if you are bi-polar, knock you into a depressive episode. I am in more of a funk then a big depressive episode. Stinks though! It started out with Jack having another flair up with his foot. Then we got a call Monday about Tina. She had just been placed in a wonderful assisted living for mentally challenged folks about 50 miles from us. We were worried about her because she said she was homesick and missed going to church with us. Well she ended up swallowing some batteries and this time they had to cut her open to remove them. So she is back in a lockdown facility and what happens now is anyone's guess. Then we got word about a friend passing away and the very next day we learned a lady I knew as a child had passed away also. Then today Jack's cousin let him know that his estranged mother's husband had passed away. He was not a nice person and we neither one liked the way he treated people, but we hated to see it happen to his mom. At least Jack did call her and is going to try to stay in touch.
Now onto stitching. Jack is doing more quilt squares in yellow this time.
I am working on my angel again. Not a lot done but I am gonna tackle that moon big time!
Doesn't this look like fun?
I was blessed with some awards and I am long overdo in saying thank you and showing them to you. This one is from Nancie and I can not thank her enough! I am passing it on to the following bloggers:
A kiwi stitching

Contemplating my needle & thread

Sharon's cross stitch obsession

Teeny tiny cabin
And this I received from Terry. I am passing it on to the following folks:
A home away from home

Connie's thoughts

Covered by grace

Double nickel farm

Penless Writer

HsKubes haven at home
Have a blessed Sunday.

Thursday, August 7, 2008