Friday, January 31, 2014


This is the afghan I'm currently working on.  I call it Candy Stripe.  I'm using the yarn from the big bag my hubby got at a rummage sale, plus some extra I already had on hand. 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


This is the bell in our backyard.  You can see the fog rolling in.  There is also snow in that fog. 

Sunday, January 26, 2014


depending on what you consider to be art.   I googled art and this is what I got.

"the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power."

So I guess you could consider this as art from Bella and Luke.

They are busy working on their art.
 The results of their work.
Bella is on the left and Luke is on the right.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


I am currently working on 2 quilts.  Sunbonnet Sue/Overall Sam quilt.  Sue and Sam are a 12" block.  I have all the applique work done.  Just need the filler block.
Sunbonnet Sue Block
Overall Sam Block
The other quilt I'm working on is Under the Sea.  The blocks are 9" and I'm still appliqueing them, I have a lot more to do for this one.
Fish Block
Shell Block
Turtle Block
I need to get to Joann Fabrics, but can't at this time as there is still snow and ice out there.  Have to wait for it to melt.  One of my worst fears is I might fall and break something.  With no insurance it would be a major bill we can't afford. 

Monday, January 20, 2014


kind of a basket.  It's actually the laundry hamper.  The kids use it as a toy and they are redecorating it with crayons.  Mostly they like to get in the hamper.  You can't see Bella very well, but she's in there.

You can see her feet sticking out.

Saturday, January 18, 2014


The better part of 2 hours is what it took to turn this....
into this....
I like my yarn rolled into balls when I'm crocheting.  And before anyone asks, no the twins did not help, I did this while they were taking their nap.

Friday, January 17, 2014


Bella and Luke were playing around in the front room and watching Blues Clues.  My hubby came back to the computer room and told me I needed to take a picture.  So I grabbed my camera and this is what I got.
They were in the toy box watching Blues Clues, one of their favorite tv shows.

Thursday, January 16, 2014


The sky was such a pretty color yesterday evening.  Snapped a picture of it.  I should have known it was coming.....snow.  We got a couple inches today.  Just enough to make the roads slick. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


I took this picture after our winter storm went through.  The birdbath is behind that blue ball, with the 7 or 8 inches of snow on it.  It's mostly all melted now.

Monday, January 13, 2014


do the funniest things.  Bella and Luke don't get along all the time.  Actually most of the time.  They play by themselves most of the time.  But they do play together until one of them gets tired of it.  But I caught them doing something I hadn't seen them do before.....


Sunday, January 12, 2014


Billy, our miniature dachshund, is about as domestic as they come.  He's a laid back, easy going dog.  When we were have our snow storm a couple weeks ago, he got all snowy when he went out for a potty break.   I captured some of the snow that was on him.

"It's a little snowy out there"

 "It's melting fast."
"Are we done now."
Love the look on his face.

Saturday, January 11, 2014


Bella and Luke love Ice Cream, they would eat it at every meal if we let them. 

Bella has finished hers, see her ice cream face.
Luke is still working on his ice cream.
All done....
And if Luke leaves any ice cream, Bella comes along and finishes it for him.

Friday, January 10, 2014


We got Tommy a new hat for Christmas.  He lost his old one, it was a Car Hart hat.  He really liked that hat.  Well, the new one needs broke in, but he says it's too thick.  So Heather is breaking it in for him. 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

ARTIFICIAL....or real

I took this picture back in October.  Didn't know quite what to use it for.  I really like this picture, if you didn't know the difference you would think they are real.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


well, it's kind of a domestic animal.  Bella was about 1 year old when the hubby brought home a box full of toys he got at a rummage sale.  Bella went straight for a pink pig bank.  It's missing it's plug so you can't put money in it, but she plays with it all the time.  Today she was playing with her pig.  She was carrying on a conversation with her pig, don't have any idea what she was saying, and then she kissed her pig.   

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


Bella and Luke play alone most of the time.  But they sometimes play together.  Running, jumping and romping, it's all part of their play.  This picture shows them romping.  It looks like Bella is beating up Luke, but she's tickling him.

Monday, January 6, 2014


The next generation of cooks in our Bella.  She's helping daddy make dumplings.
Here she is helping daddy.
In the pot they go...
Daddy and Bella....

Sunday, January 5, 2014


Remember the black wooly worms I told you about?  Well, I think they were right about winter being bad this year.  Another winter storm is here.  6 to 12 inches for us.  With 23-30 mile an hour winds, making the wind chill's down to minus 35-45 coming tonight. 
This is our current radar.  That's all heavy snow.  They are saying 1-2 inches per hour.  It started snowing about 7:00am this morning.  There is already another 3 inches on top of what we already had.  It's a wet snow and it's sticking to everything.

Saturday, January 4, 2014


Luke under the blanket with grandpa.  I kind of cut grandpa out of the picture.  But you can still see part of him.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


We had Cabbage Rolls, Fried Potatoes and Corn Bread for out New Year's dinner.  It was delicious!  I'm going to try and do the recipe.  But it's kind of tricky.  It's done from memory of my mom doing this.  So there aren't any regular measurements.  First thing to do......soaking a head of cabbage in hot water for about an hour or more.  Before soaking, cut down the sides of the core. 
After soaking, pull the leaves off one at a time.  Pull off as many as you want.
Next, mix up your hamburger mixture.  1 pound of hamburger, about a cup of uncooked rice, and 2 eggs.  It's kind of like making meat loaf. 
Now at a scoop of mixture to a cabbage leaf and roll it up.  Place in a pan.
Cut up what's left of the cabbage and place in the pan with the cabbage rolls.
Add about 3 16oz. cans of tomato sauce.  Then add enough water to cover the cabbage rolls.  Cook until the cabbage is done.  Then enjoy the meal.