Saturday, February 28, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
This is my little green box from the TS. It will go in my bathroom after the remodel.
I had a bowl that I had picked up last summer, and I had painted it blue. I was very lazy, and I had painted it without sanding it. It rubbed right off. So we sanded it and repainted it. The bowl and the box are the same color-- They are the color of the bowl. The box in the picture didn't show up correctly. I used Acrylic paint, the color was Goose Feathers, and then I stained it with Minwax wood finish, Red Mahogany 225. These were just colors I already had. I loved the way they turned out. I wanted to repaint everything that color! :-)
I wanted to share with you, a little needle keeper.
My daughter in law had made herself one and I loved it! She is always making the neatest things! One of these days I'll get the widget on my side bar to download a pattern or two, but in the mean time, here's all you need to make a needle keeper for you embroidery box or bag.
Contrasting inside fabric
Needle and thread
Cut your fabrics and batt 6 1/2" X 3 1/2"For button loop, cut on the bias 1" X 51/2" of inside fabric
Finger press again, and sew down the center of your keeper. This will be your fold. Sew button on the outside, making sure to sew through only the top fabric and some of the batt. Do not catch the inside fabric at all. These were so fun that I made another one and then another one and another one and another one........LOL. I instantly put mine to use! They are a fun fast easy useful little gift for anyone who does hand sewing.
Here are the promised pictures of the "view". This is what the Basin looks like this February. This is looking west from the yard, where only this morning a couple of big big coyotes ran past and across this Field towards the creek.
This is looking southwest, over the mountains and Indian canyon, is Price.
We live surrounded by mountains on all sides. Hence the "Basin". The Great Uintas are beautiful Mountains . While I have been sewing or painting or folding that endless mountain of clean clothes, or vegging, I have been watching some of these.......
Thanks for staying with me through this very long winded post this morning! Hope to see a needle keeper or two..............Lewaina
Friday, February 20, 2009
This is a 100% linen shirt. It will become a pre-1840 ladies cap to be worn at Rendezvous the end of summer. But the paddle was a real treasure!
I like this little box. I think It should be painted.
These are the kind of glasses we use for everyday around here! I love them. I have been lucky enough to find then from time to time in either green or amber. They are nice and heavy, and match all of my old Syracuse ,Shenango, Homer Lauglin and Iroquois China that are my druthers for everyday use.
Have a great Week-end Everyone! Hope you are enjoying the beautiful sunshine!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
These next few are at Mesa Falls
Meet my sister, Anne
This last one is a track of a huge black wolf......
Now, I don't know about you, but that puts no small amount of fear in a person.....
We have no snow compared to this, and to me, the non snow lover, this looks so inviting! It is Beautiful!!! ( except for the wolf....) (did I mention before that I am a coward?) So , what do you think?
Have a great day! ♥ Lewaina
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
There are so many flavors to choose from! LOL Here we have Orange Cream, Cow Drool, Some kind of Delight, and a peanut butter one I love but can't remember the name of. Yummy yummy! They also have a pretty good selection of Sugar free fudges and candies as well.
1..MILK- I love milk. It is by far my favorite beverage to drink. Everything tastes better with a glass of cold milk! I've been know to almost stagger to the fridge in the morning, in desperate want of a glass or two or three of milk. LOL
3. MOON LIGHT. There is something so pleasant about moon light isn't there? I love to be out side on a moonlight night. Where we live, there aren't many other lights around, and so the nighttime sky is so visible and open for gazing. Moon light cast a creamy glow over everything. No matter which season we are in, I love the moon light.
4. MOVIES. I am a Movie lover. I enjoy watching Chick Flicks, Adventures, Mysteries, Westerns, Musicals, and even Drama. As long as it's clean in both language and morality, and it has a plot......so OK, I think I have to add a disclaimer in at this point, because I like spoofs and satire too. And I must admit, though it will shock some of you, that I like Napoleon Dynamite. Why? I'm not sure other than maybe..... it's because the teenage years are so awkward and he's OK with his totally awkward self....Yeah I know, I'm grasping for straws here. I just like it. In all it's dumbness and everything. When I was little I wanted to be Cat Balou. I love She's The Man, but on the other hand I love Winterpeople and Hamlet. I love Christmas Movies and start watching them as soon as Halloween is past...LOL. I'm not however, a fan of Animation. There are a few I like, but for the most part I prefer to watch people.
5. Having MAMMOGRAMS..... JK!!!
5. MATERIAL. I'm talking about the kind you sew on! Can you ever have enough?
6. MUSIC. I can't imagine life without it. Can You? My family always sang in the car whenever we went very far. My mom had an old spiral notebook filled with handwritten songs. Just the words. She played the piano by ear and she would sit down, open up her notebook and play and sing, song after song. Her fingers moving up and down the key board of that old up right! There is nothing that can compare to music. It can set a mood or bring the Spirit faster than any else.
7. MOM. I am so very blessed to have my mom living just down the lane from us. My dad is gone, and my DH parents are gone as well. I'm so glad mom is healthy, and alive! I can not even express my feeling and love for her and do them justice. I am so many things today, because she showed the way yesterday. Does that make sense? Mom made holidays and family traditions "magical". I always loved being Home. I love you Mom!
9. MODERN MEDICINE. This one is self explanatory. My DH is an 18 year cancer survivor. I have a son with Type 1 diabetes, not to mention a plethora of other breaks, illnesses, scopes, surgeries, and other common aliments that besiege families everywhere. I'm so grateful for the medicines we have today, from the simple antibiotics to the more complex. I'm grateful for Medical knowledge . Wow. Some of us would not be here with out it!!!
10. MIRACLES. Need I say more? They do exist. They are real.
So there are 10 of the things I love that Start with letter "M". What are some of your "M"loves? ♥♥♥
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Here he is at work, up a pole. ( I wonder if this is like up a creek without a paddle? For me it would be.)
Twenty Years ago on his Birthday, early on a very cold snowy morning, this is the gift I gave to him. ♥♥♥
This is Little "Roo" Otherwise know as Landon. I never have been able to top this gift! He is also a food lover, and like his dad, he eats everything including french toast, but excluding runny eggs and oysters in the half shell. He is also a workaholic and as a boy, he would rather dig post holes or pick rocks out of the field than sit in the house and read. He is also tenderhearted. He is however by far the best button pusher in the family, and can stir things up faster than anyone. He is an avid snowboarder, wake boarder, four wheel/dirt bike rider, and wrestler. He doesn't care to dance.( I think it scares him. he he he) He can ride a horse break neck speed, get thrown off and jump back on and finish his ride. Out of all six of my children, he is Mr. Clean. He has a funny sense of humor, but tends to worry about everything too much.
Scruffy Guys! Dad and Roo, climbing the key at Cedar Springs going after wood .
Three generations. Grandpa, Dad, Roo Their hands are alike.
Wax museum Roo and John
Thanksgiving in sunny CA.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETHEART, Happy Birthday Little Roo
Monday, February 2, 2009