Monday, May 31, 2010

It's time for a summertime look, and red cherries make me think of summers in Ohio. At the old homestead, there was a cherry tree over the garage, and we kids, I have dozens of first cousins, would climb onto the garage roof, and pick cherries for Mom and the aunts to make pies. Yum, Yum.
One of the uncles across the street had several Queen Ann cherry trees, and he'd call all the nieces and nephews to pick them, these would get brandied. Yum, too.
Now in Fla, it's impossible to get cherries, other than black bing, which I LOVE. But they don't make the pies we grew up on.
Do you have a special summer food memory?
Happy Memorial Day

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Obviously I cannot get this right. Here's one I left out, and to get the effect I was going for, somewhat, start at the bottom.

Oh, to be better at this

I have not fallen off the face of the earth, and my sewing studio

Though if you even remember me, it may seem that way.
How are all of you doing? I have not even had the chance to check your blogs, so...Nancy, did you ever get my info? I've sent it, just making sure.
We've often talked about our sewing studios, and I took photos of mine to share with you, so here they are. I tried taking them around the room as you turn one way to the other, but I've noticed that when I post them on here, they don't go into the order I intend. Well, here it goes......

Oh yeah, what do you think of the paint job? This room used to be our DD's, and she painted it thus, just a few weeks before she moved out. My sweety offered to repaint it, but I didn't have the heart to ask him to work that hard so soon, so.... there it is.



Sunday, May 2, 2010

Where is the Time going?

I have no earthly idea how the time is flying, and it's been 2 weeks since I posted. I check to see what's happening in Blogland, but just whiz on by the posting part.
In the past two weeks, we spent 3 days visiting with our daughter and her family, that means the baby. At 14 months, her personality is shining right out there. I think this one will be opinionated, not so much strong-willed, but make her thoughts known.
When her mom scolds her, she broods for a bit, won't look at her mom, but would smile at me, kind of in-your-face like. I had all I could do not to laugh. That would have been deadly!! Mama Lion would have put me in time out! Oh, the joys of watching her grow.
Speaking of this joy, we are talking about moving 2 hours north to where they are. One thing we see alot of in South Fla is elderly who are miserable because they left the family up North to have the good life here, and especially after the spouse dies, there's no one around. The gang from the north doesn't visit much, and life ain't the same. They live in their retirement communities, and everyone aroudn them is sick or dying. I ain't having it!! Moving to be near the kids may not be the best move, but I certainly don't want what I see around me.
Have any of you made this move? Would you? Just wondering what your experience has been.
We are still having gorgeous weather, so we went to the beach this week, and a grocery store grand opening. This chain has the best of the best. In this particular set-up, they have lots of items not found even in their regular stores. Bought some yummy stuff--No Vegamit here, Cynthia!!
I also won Nancy's- of Bountiful Heirlooms- give away. Thank you again.
Finally bought the fabric for the diaper bag I'm making mom, and for some diaper cover. Finished making a couple nursing covers, all of which I will get pics of on this blog.
You can hold me to that promise.
So, what's been going on in your studio?