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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Winning is Wonderful!!!

I won these 2 books from


She is an independent book reviewer

And she would be happy to review your book(s)!

Her blog is just lovely on Monday she host(( Blue Monday !!))
And she always has a number of books you can win, go check out her blog !!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Ribbon Bargains !!!!!!!

LOOK at my haul !!!!!!!!

Aren't the colors gorgeous !!!!!!!

The other day I was in a local grocery store that has a floral department , I was told later they were closing that dept .

I was shopping and walking around,I was nearly finished picking up the items on my list, and I spotted a shelf full of reduced articles, I could see ribbon in there, so I walked over and I HIT THE JACKPOT!!!!!!

The spools were reduced to 99 cents, 50 cents 25 cents and 10 cents!!!!!!!!
NO KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!

I was beside myself I was so happy,took me maybe 3 seconds to scoop all the ribbon up into my cart before someone else saw this steal of a deal.

Its all Offray ribbon, all kinds of colors.Half of them were FULL spools those were the big ticket items at a buck each !!!!~~~~~~~((YEAH I KNOW))

Offray ribbon is anywhere from a buck a yard to many bucks a yard, each of these full rolls has~~~~~~~ 100 yards.~~~~~~That dear ladies is a penny a yard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was over the moon happy!!
I don't know what I will do with my haul of ribbon but I am just thrilled, I LOVE RIBBON!!
I have a huge and I am talking huge box of ribbon already bursting with goodness and prettyness, now I feel ribbon rich!!!!

Does anyone know of ribbon crafts ???


Sunday, January 18, 2009

Started a quilt !

Its not much to look at yet but this is the beginning of a new quilt,I saw this pattern somewhere on the web and I fell in love with the pattern, its called Gramma's Garden.

Its been keeping my little fingers busy these last few days during the cold snap,and I get to use up those bits of material I have had forever.
Everyone has bits of pretty material hiding in boxes here and there, they cannot bear to throw out,I had started making yoyo's I have several hundred made but that was a few years ago and many projects ago,this appeals to me right now not the yoyo's.Sigh........
Do you know what I mean????

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sitting in a freezer !!!!!!

This morning as I type this the temperature is minus 37 with the windchill its near minus 50!

Were experincing freezing fog.... what is that you ask.....

What is freezing fog?

Learned a new weather term today. It's 'freezing fog.'

First noticed it when I was checking the weather and saw the words 'snow freezing fog' applied to the description of what's going on up there right now.

Well, I'd never heard of that before. (And after having lived in this region all of my life, I thought I'd heard all the weather terms there were.) After a vision of a B-horror movie kind of vicious, snow-freezing fog, I decided to google it.

A definition from the National Weather Service:

Freezing fog occurs when the water droplets that the fog is composed of are "supercooled". Supercooled water droplets remain in the liquid state until they come into contact with a surface upon which they can freeze. As a result, any object the freezing fog comes into contact with will become coated with ice. The same thing happens with freezing rain or drizzle.

And it looks a little something like this...

It means ice crystals are in the air, you breath it in .When its this cold you cannot expose skin too long,its very serious weather.~~~~~~Just lovely stuff ........

I am dreaming of a warm place in the sun right now......... oh well only 4 more months of cold left I can do this... I think.... been doing it 57 years,its getting harder as I get older!!

I will have a second cup of coffee and visit all of you this morning ,so put the coffee on here I come!!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Winter Up North !!

Were in the middle of a blizzard right now, more snow than you know where to shovel !!

Living up north is like that, you either accept it for all its beauty or move south.

Summer we have back flies and moskitoes that plague every moment we have outdoors.

I was born here and would not live anywhere else...........altho I love to go have extended visits in warmer climate.Wont lie about that... LOL!!!!

This is the great white north I love it here!!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

What chore do you hate most???

Couldn't stand it any longer ............I had to tidy up and spit shine the house.I don't mind doing it at all, hubby vacuums for me I do the all rest and I do it all at once at least once a week,more if it needs it.No problem and I don't even complain about it either.
I have 2 chores I hate doing so much one is cleaning the oven the other is bathroom duties~~~~ yuk to both of them!!

Today was the oven, my next oven will be a piece of modern space age loveliness that will make all foods taste like angels from heaven came down to make it for us and it will clean itself afterwards quick as a wink.

Its worst thinking about cleaning it than the actual doing it.I had that baby licked spotless in less than an hour.
Sigh...........I am done now for a little while, I don't let it get all gungy and icky, I do it regularly, but its not my favorite chore that's for sure.
Which house chore do you hate most???( Just nosy here)