Monday, March 23, 2020

Quarintine Quilt's


This is "Northern Lights" named by my friend Merrie. It will be a Log Cabin pattern.

This is "Dawn to Dusk on Route 66" also will be a Log Cabin pattern.

Got the Jazz II set up.

Also planted some cherry tomatoes. But something has eaten 2 of them off. 

Sunday, January 26, 2020

1st finish for 2020






Machine quilted as well as free motion quilting.
My first attempt at free motion quilting. Machine sewed the binding.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Thursday, January 11, 2018

SUMMER 2017

We've gone camping...  The view from "Bella" our 5th wheel.  I finally came up with a name for her.  Definition from the Urban Dictionary: 
"She's beautiful, she is perfect in an imperfect way.  She's fun and outgoing.  She's  good with nature and animals.  She's just beautiful in her own way."

Jefferson Ridge at Dierks, Arkansas.
It was Leah's 7th birthday...



I made a new purse...



out of Kenneth's old jeans, a shirt I never wore and a scrub top for the lining so I have pockets on the inside too.


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Would you apply for this job?

Homemaker:

Job duties include but are not limited to the following and can be accepted on a part-time or full-time basis:
  • Running of the Household – The homemaker is responsible for all aspects of taking care of the home from cleaning and maintenance to overall general upkeep of the family dwelling. All decorating and overall living comfort is a key aspect of this position. All meal planning, laundry duties and organization of the home will be part of the daily tasks.
  • Food Preparation – All family meals, lunches, and entertaining is the responsibility of the Homemaker in charge. Shopping and planning within the budget is expected. All food storage, preserving and light gardening will be required. The Homemaker may delegate some of these duties to older children or a spouse as needed.
  • Cleaning – Cleaning duties may include dishes, bathrooms, floor cleaning, vacuuming, dusting, windows and laundry and may be asked to perform lawn maintenance as needed. The Homemaker may delegate some of these duties to older children or a spouse as needed.
  • Financial Officer – The Homemaker is responsible for maintaining and overseeing the family budget. To include all banking and household finances. It is expected that the Homemaker review the budget monthly and review with their spouse any unseen expenses and future planning needs.
  • Childcare/Adult care – If the home has children, the Homemakers role is to be the primary caregiver to all children and to coordinate all activities and homework responsibilities. The Homemaker may delegate some of these duties to older children or a spouse as needed. At times may also be required to provide assistance to the elderly family members.
  • Nurse – The Homemaker is responsible for all basic first-aid needs, which includes small cuts, scraped knees, the common cold, flu and headaches. Doctors, Dentist and Eye Doctors should be contacted, and services rendered when needed.
  • Errands and Appointments – The Homemaker is charged with running errands and scheduling appointments when necessary. May be called on to arrange home repairs and service on all vehicles as needed. The Homemaker may delegate some of these duties to older children or a spouse as needed.

From: http://oursimplehomestead.com/

Monday, February 27, 2017

Weekend Update...

Posting again from work...
We went with Amanda, Charles and the girls to Shreveport Saturday to the Krewe of Gemini Parade.  It was wonderful weather, not too hot...not too cold.  We ate at a Greek restraraunt for lunch, something new, Kenneth had a lamb gyro, it was Delicious.  For Supper we had Vietnamese Pho bowl.  I had a tooth pulled last Thursday so I was on soft foods, but was able to eat a bowl of rice noodles.  i will NEVER buy packaged Ramen ever again.  Everyone had a wonderful time, with about 50 pounds of beads and stuffed animals caught!

Sunday we worked outside before the rains came and got all the front beds weeded and trimmed.  Still need to work on the south bed.  Considering digging up all these bulbs and replanting them.  This bed is pretty much overrun with bermuda.  Something to consider.  When the rains came we ended up loosing electricity about bedtime, for about 1 - 1 1/2 hours.

Checked the bank account yesterday and saw our Income Tax return was in...the amount was almost the exact amount of what we paid to redo the septic system... GOD provides.  thank you...Amen.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

JUST A QUICK UPDATE...

I'm at work posting this so sorry, no pictures, just wanted to check in and let you know what we've been up to.  

We did get the shower enlarged 6" and the new wall rebuilt.  Kenneth got the plumbing for the shower moved from the back wall to the wall on the left.  So now we can open the door and turn on the water without getting wet. YEA!  We were getting ready to wrap the new plumbing lines and put the insulation back into the attic when we started having water back onto the floor or come up in the kitchen sink whenever I did laundry.  Hmmm that's not good...

So, we tried blasting the line out thinking we had a clog or something in the drain line going out to the gray septic tank.  NO LUCK...  So we had a friend come over and we dug out parts of the line and discovered it was completely blocked, we only put in 20' of perforated line back in 2004, and we needed to replace the whole line.  The more we dug the more problems we found...  The steel line coming out from the house was completely rusted out and we had to reroute the line coming from the kitchen sink which ment drilling through the brick.  The lines going into the septic tank were only being held in place by the dirt and weeds and they had shifted over the years, Kenneth got to where he didn't want to keep digging but I was like "We have it all dug up so we just as well fix it all now or we'll be back out here again in a few years."  So 10 days later... we now have 50" of perferated line and a completely new septic system coming out from the house with multiple clean outs. We also had the tank cleaned so its all brand new.

Needless to say the bathroom remodel had to be put on hold, but now that its finished, except for the mess in the back yard...  which will take a while to get all the rocks picked up, I told Kenneth to mow away from the house for awhile (maybe 5 years or so, "grinning")...  So last night I was able to do laundry again  YEA!

Unfortunately since the money I had saved for the glass shower door is now burried in the back yard, the new shower, when it gets done, will only have a shower curtain.  But thats OK too.  Because I can do laundry. SMILE :-)

This weekend we'll take a break and go down to Shreveport with the granddaughters and celebrate Mardi Gras.  "Laissez les bons temps rouler!"  Let the good times roll...