Saturday, September 25, 2010

Back online

Wow, what a week. It's really crazy when you are without Internet. We are really so spoiled. For over a week now, our Internet was out of whack and we had to wait until last night for a repairman to come out and fix it. I must admit, I really got spoiled on DSL and am not really super crazy about this Hughes net. To many limitations and the slightest weather change can through it off. Oh well, that is the prize to pay for wanting to live in the country. But I do love, just LOVE living here. Really enjoy my daily walks with the dogs and to watch how the summer is turning into fall. Can't wait to see the trees turn and show us their beautiful colors.

Haven't done much crafting this week either. We have been working hard on putting the roof on the house and working on cleaning out the crafts room. Plus I worked a couple of days. So sorry to say I have nothing crafty to show you today. But I will share a couple of other interesting things with you. Hope I don't bore you all.

 Houseplants enjoying the last days of summer.
They are very healthy now.

Did you know?? :

The Liberty Bell got it's crack the first time it was rung?

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning? (oh NOOO, love my cup of Java to much for that, lol).

In parts of Alaska, it's illegal to feed alcohol to a moose, and in Oklahoma, you're subject to fines and / or imprisonment for making "ugly" faces at dogs. ( haha, who would have thought? Some of these laws here in the US are to funny)

A bee can travel four million miles at 7 m.p.g. on the energy it would obtain from one gallon of nectar. Bees have five eyes - there are three small eyes on the top of a bee's head and two larger ones in front. Out of 20,000 species of bees, only four make honey.

To clean tarnished copper bottoms of pots and pans, spread a little ketchup onto the bottom. Let it sit for about a minute. Wipe it clean and rinse. ( Good tips, I think)

The phrase "sleep tight" originated when mattresses were set upon ropes woven through the bed frame. To remedy sagging ropes, one would use a bed key to tighten the ropes. (That's the first time I have heard that).

Well Folks, that's it from my part of the woods for today. Hopefully I will be able to stay online from now on and ones again make regular entries. For now I wish you all a wonderful weekend and say, see you soon. Bye!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Checking In

Thought I would say a quick HALLO to everybody. Hope you are all having a wonderful day so far and that it will continue.

I got to tell ya, living in the country is wonderful. It really is. Except for the Internet. That is becoming somewhat of a problem for me. It isn't that I can't get on the Internet, no, it is the fact that you can't get nothing but Hughes Net, a satellite dish, out here. They give you limits. During the day I am not allowed to up- or download more than 375 MB, which is nothing when you want to upload your pictures or watch something on U-Tube. One picture and you are done. You can up- or download all you want during the hours of 2 AM and 6 AM, but honestly, who is up during those hours? Not me. I like to sleep than. But I guess I have to bite in the sour apple every few days and either stay up or get up really early, so I can do so. Otherwise I will not be able to show you what I am working on or even work on my web site. You would think that they would make it more convenient for everybody. That goes to show once again, how spoiled we get with the Internet and how much we really use it.

But I didn't get on here to gripe, but to show you a little bit of my surroundings as promised. So here we go:

This is our lovely deck behind the house, where I have been enjoying my cups of coffee in the morning. It is so peaceful, just listening to the birds and watching the sun come up.

You see that little white building right there behind the porch? Well actually when you walk in it, it isn't that small. It has been used as a craft room by it's previous owner and there are still crafts left behind. Most are not usable anymore. This weekend we are planning on cleaning it all out, tear down the walls and floor and put all new. After that we are adding some nice shelves and a sewing and cutting table, and it will once again become a craft room. Will take before and after pictures, so you all can get a looksy too. As you can imagine I am very much looking forward to that. Can hardly wait to be able to use it.

This is the wood shop, where the previous owner built kitchen cabinets. It needs a lot of work. Next week it is supposed to get new walls, new siding and a new roof. After that it is going to be used as a wood shop again. It still has all the saws anybody could need to make yard signs, etc. There will be plenty of time this winter to work on new things. Something else to look forward to.

This is the country road we live on. Every morning and every evening I have been waling with the dogs and they just absolutely love it. Lots of places for them to check out and sniff and plenty of space just to run and play. For me it is good exercise and I hope it will help me drop a few pounds.

So this is it from my little corner of the world today. Make your day special and keep on smiling, because than the world will smile with you!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tuesday Question

Another Tuesday has rolled around. It's a beautiful day outside, not to hot and not to cold. It's the kind of day you just want to go for a long walk and enjoy the outdoors, before Fall make it's appearance with rainy weather. We have had some really good downpours over the last few days. I do love Spring and Fall weather and just love when the Tree's turn orange, red and yellow and show all their glory. I call it Nature at it's best.

Just a little note (I know you all will think I am crazy), but I am back up north. This time on the other side of Memphis, in the Arkansas Countryside. Houston was not for me. I am to much of a country girl.

Over the last week I managed to finish 50 pairs of dishcloth. I had a small marathon and am glad I got it done the way I had planned. They now come in a rainbow of color. Since I am on such a Roll, I have decided to make potholders for the Rest of this week. It's hard to believe it is already the middle of September again and the Holiday season is approaching fast. Hopefully we will all be able to make it a successful one.

Tuesday Question: If you sell your crafts during the holiday season, which are all the ways you sell them? Privately, through Etsy, Artfire or on your own web site? What are your Best and Worst experiences? Do you have any advice for all of us novices out here?

Well of I go now, back to the great outdoors. Will take some picture for you all today of my new surroundings and share them with you soon. For now you all have a great day!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Something different......

Hallo again..... As I mentioned in my previous post, I almost didn't work on anything but the dishcloth. Now I have a huge stack sitting here, in all different colors. One thing I still have to do is sew in the ends and make 4 more and 2 colors I haven't used so far. Pictures will follow in a couple of days, as I still have to sew in the ends before they are completely done.

I did work on something completely different in the last two days. Something I used to love to do in the past, but hadn't done in about 5 years or so. I had almost forgotten how much fun I used to have making them, but that will change in the future and more projects will see the light of day. You are probably wondering what the heck I am talking about. OK.....I will show it to you. Hope you like it.

Well....what do you think? Now I didn't do the cutting out part, that my friend Anita did, but I did the painting and it took me 2 days to complete. Anita also did the sanding and assembly. She does some nice wood work, don't you think? It was so much fun to do that again. I will have these in my shop shortly as well.

The next one Anita made all the way. It is a little different and she has already hung hers in the kitchen.

The next 2 pictures are of something I will try over the next few days.....something I have not tried in the past, but always wanted to. Have you done anything like that before?

With this I will leave you for today and hope  have a great evening!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

On a Roll.......

Hallo my Bloggy Friends. How is everybody on this fine weekend? And a Holiday Weekend here in the US to boot. Do you all have plans for a good BBQ or a last summer trip? Well whatever you do, I hope you enjoy it to the hill.

A couple of days ago I went and bought a bunch of cotton yarn, from which I will continue to make dishcloth. Hope you all won't get to tired of seeing them on here. Actually with it being September, I have put myself on a strict schedule of what things to make for my shop and maybe a crafts fair or two. One week I will make nothing but dishcloth and potholders, the next probably hats, the week after scarves. You get the point. Without a schedule I will never get anything done the way I need to. You know how it is, we start to procrastinate, or at least I can do it easily. Personally I hope to have a good season in my online shop and other outside orders. Hopefully I won't get to many orders coming in to late, as last year, and I had to rush to get quite a few things done. But it should be fun as well and from time to time I will need to remind myself of that. So for today I will share a few more pictures of the dishcloth I have made in the last couple of days.

Ok, now I wish you all a wonderful and crafty weekend and we shall see each other again on Monday for Link-Yourself Day! Toddles....

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Humpday and a little something.....

Howdy.......Once again it is Wednesday and with that, what we call "Hump day" here in the US. Most people look happy upon this day as it signifies moving toward the end of the week and the weekend. Oh Joy!  Now we have something to look forward to. 2 more days till Friday! Just think....YOU can do it, it's almost here.

Some of you knew yesterday was my Birthday and send me Greetings. For those of you who did a "Big Thank You". It made my day.

Yesterday evening Mausi had a wonderful surprise for me. I went to walk the dogs, as I do every evening and when I came back and walked into my room, there was a big surprise on my desk. She had made me all these lovely things on her looms. Included where 1 hat, a long bag which is used for plastic bag storage, 2 potholders, 1 square scrubby and 1 round one and last but not least, a soap safer. Next to it was this very lovely Birthday Card. To top it all of, it was all made in my favorite color Red with white stripes. I must say she got quite good at it and just LOVE how everything turned out. For sure everything will be used in my kitchen in the future. Thank you once again was an absolute wonderful surprise and one I will not forget.. Here now I will share some pictures of those lovely things with you all.

Well off I go now.....will do some chores and hopefully do a little bit more crafting on my own stuff today. See you all soon again!
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...