Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Heres my long arm thread and tools cabinet, spice rack and new curio in the back corner behind my frame.
I just my laces from Susan! I just LOVE the venice laces sooo much! I cant wait to have a plan and be able to dye them colors,wont that be alot of fun!
An anemic start of dahlias, pansies, petunias and lillies. I got a late start and they are just now starting to bloom. And I have this odd creeping type weed that keeps trying to overtake the flower bed.
the side of my yard next to neighbors driveway has now offically been planted with EIGHT rhubarb plants! I still need to "neaten" up the back where the plastic is to keep weeds under control but I was losing my morning shade and cant work in the sun.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

a new toy!

Heres my bedroom ALL FINISHED. old white stained carpet that was yucky and gross when we first bought is now officially GONE. and then we painted the tan stucco looking walls with a nice shade of mint green. the big light spot on the wall is the Mirror reflecting from the light and flash of my camera by the way....Then made a box frame under our bed out of old waterbed boards. No we can store the hunting equipment under the bed, free from pets and dust balls.
the waterbed boards making a box frame under the bed
Long lost old friend, we used to all hang out 20 years ago but then we moved to Idaho and he stayed in seattle. Look! Hes old , fat and bald too just like hubby! Hahaha. Lynn you recognize this geezer?

While cleaning up the garage and driveway of our dear neighbors I found this lovely little curio cabinet type thing. The doors open and it reveals 5 little shelves inside. PERFECT to store my smaller spools of thread! I just Love this little treasure and it will always remind me of my lovely neighbors Grant and April.

what have I been doing lately?

helping a friend get packed and ready to move to Texas. I will miss them alot! I made a huge pan of strawberry rhubarb crisp and we went over to visit and have dessert a couple nights ago. His wife has never made it or ate it but she sure did love it! SO....I packed a couple rhubarb rhizomes into a flower pot and soaked it really good and sent it with them to Texas and instructions of how to care for the plant and also the recipe they loved so much!

Heres the recipe :)
Rhubarb Butter Crunch , 9 x 13 baking pan
preheat oven to 375 degrees

Chop up 1 inch pieces of rhubarb stalks,
enough for 3 cups.
3 cups of fresh strawberries or frozen ones, no need to cut if they are smaller than 1 inch.
3 TBS flour
1 cup white sugar

Layer rhubarb and strawberries in bottom of the baking pan, mix up flour and sugar and sprinkle it evenly over the fruit.

1 c brown sugar
1 c oatmeal
1 1/2 c flour
1 c butter (I use I cant believe its not butter and it works fine)

Mix the dry ingredients together so that it is loose clumps and the butter has been blended into the dry stuff.
Spread evenly over the fruit mixture in the baking pan.

Put into the oven and bake for 45 minutes or until the top is lightly browned and crispy.
Sometimes we serve it warm with ice cream, some times whip cream. Most times we just gobble it up fresh from the oven and dont worry about the creams!

Busy Busy Busy!

hot pink!!! I love it!!
Bop A Dips concert stage set up
Bop A Dips concert
Men in dresses!
my friend Lynn's dog Cocoa with her bear, she wants to play but has arthritis and cant hardly move nowdays
This is me and my darlin Hubby Pat on a lovely sunday ride a couple weeks ago. I rode for 2 hours and had a smile on my face the whole time! Such a lovely day!
Post Falls Days and River City Rod Run, the commencement of the parade with the infamouse Clydesdale horses! They are HUUUUGE!!!
The backside of the Budwiser wagon pulled by the Clydesdales, see the dalmation dog running around on the top of the wagon? He was Cute!
A 1950s Idaho State Patrol , mint condition privately owned by an idaho resident
Rubber burn outs. I stayed to see 2 or 3 cars smoke out but the stench was making me realllly dizzy and migraine was coming on so I had to leave that area.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Here is an American Hero quilt I made for a woman soldier. It is giant red roses and blue and cream for the strips. This pattern is called BQ by Maple Leaf. It is such a quick and fun pattern to use! I had this done in one day of constant sewing.
Close up of the roses. And you can click onto the picture itself and it will become a larger image than this!
This is the quilt that Lynn was working on. She didnt get much done because thats when all her family came to the house to wish her happy birthday , bought pizza and brought in cake and ice cream. But she had fun!
Here is the purchase I made at Joanns while there visiting with Lynn. That butterfly is metal and almost like a cloisonne type finish. about 2 inches wide!
Heres my silly girl Canayla. She snagged my "emtpy" corn on the cobb off my dinner place which I accidentally left on the end table. Thats HALF of a cob, see how big she is next to it. and by the way she cleaned that bugger good! And wanted MORE! But Meanie me say no more.

Friday, July 6, 2007

June 30 my first BIG trip!

all geared up and ready to roll!

The trip was a wet and messy affair on our way down to Lewiston friday June 30th. My first real road trip. What did I get? RAIN! WIND! HAIL! THUNDER all 120 miles! And a Semi truck flipped upside down in the ditch from the wind. Scary sight. But I survived the nasty weather and passed all my tests from God! hehehe. Although I arrived to my destination thouroughly DRENCHED! I ran into the house and stripped all my clothes and even had to wring out my socks!
This picture of the storm is over skyline mountain 30 miles north of Moscow Idaho

This is between my house and the casino which is 2o miles out of town, the weather was still nice at that time
This is just after the storm we drove through and we thought we were done with the rains and winds. NOT
Top of the Lewiston Grade, looking down into Lewiston , which is where my friend Lynn Lives. No rain, finally starting to warm up again.

This is on our way back home, beautiful and sunny weather the entire ride.

This is Grangeville grade heading out of Lewiston up to the prairy again. Lovely drive!

Heading back home again with lovely warm weather, I think I had a smile on my face the whole way! This is right before the casino going to Coeur d'alene

My Buddy my Pal my biker partner, Pat! Thats my hubby! He rides a Honda spirit 750 that is dark purple with light purple flames on it. Cute! The bike. Well he is too! hehehe