January 25, 2010

Day 1 of Retirement

When I retired in 2002 I slept in until noon. What did DH do on his 1st day of retirement .............

Goes to the YMCA

Putz around in the barn

Checking tools

Quilt room vacuum

Unload the upstairs TV room

Remove the carpet

Cleaning the floor, remove baseboards

Cutting wood pieces

Laying the new floor

Finishing off the day with some fun


Retiring the wardrobe

January 20, 2010

I'm Dancing, Dancing, Dancing


CLOSED winner posted below

The World knows why he's kissing her BUT do you know why I'm dancing all around my house?????????

I'm off to my Wednesday Quilting Group and I've just decided to do this giveaway. The first person with the correct answer will win a prize. I don't know at this moment what it'll be ... a book, fabric .... who knows.

1. You MUST have a working blog with email.
2. Sorry United States residents only.

I'm Dancing, dancing, dancing and the SUN is shining ... WOW double WOW

OK not many guesses but then not many read my blog. So let's see
1. has nothing to do with quilting
2. it took place in the northeast
3. I removed guideline #3
4. if you read a couple prior postings you'll know


The winner is Paula from Latte Quilts.

I'm dancing because Scott Brown won ... I'm broken hearted what's happened in my Country this last year ... and tired of the person who blames everyone else for all the mistakes this past year .... I hope the tide is turning. Just so I'm clear and you're not wondering, I'm a registered Democract who voted Republican and would again.

January 19, 2010

Happy Birthday ....

WHOA it's your birthday ..... Happy 63rd ... you still look 19 to me.

Jan. 2010

Interesting session and good information.

2010Jan Buckeye

January 18, 2010

Masterpiece Classic

I love the Masterpiece Classic on PBS. I just finished watching (again) Return to Cranford ...... splendid.

January 17, 2010

Big Big Sale and GiveAway

This is a giveaway and sale you don't want to miss ... honest. I've purchased fabrics from Suzanne's Knots and Bolts store and am always thrilled with the fabrics. Shipping is fast and reasonable.

So jump over to Suzanne's blog for her big big giveaway.

Then run over to her shop Knots and Bolts for a great sale on fabrics and yarns. Be sure to pick up a couple of Baker Dozen fat quarter sets ... you'll love them.

Also Suzanne has a terrific forum MQResouce which includes longarming, free videos, classes, articles, kits and more. It's a website not to be missed.

January 12, 2010

You Decide

This was sent to me via email and it's just to damn good too pass up.

George W. Bush had been the first President to need a teleprompter installed to be able to get through a press conference, would you have laughed and said this is more proof of how he inept he is on his own and is really controlled by smarter men behind the scenes?

If George W. Bush had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take Laura Bush to a play in NYC, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had reduced your retirement plan's holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the unions a majority stake in GM, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVDs, when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches, would you have thought this embarrassingly narcissistic and tacky?

If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia , would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to the non-existent "Austrian language," would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?

If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current in their income taxes, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to "Cinco de Cuatro" in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the 5th of May (Cinco de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried again, would you have winced in embarrassment?

If George W. Bush had mis-spelled the word "advice" would you have hammered him for it for years like Dan Quayle and potatoe as proof of what a dunce he is?

If George W. Bush had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single tree on Earth Day, would you have concluded he's a hypocrite?

If George W. Bush's administration had okayed Air Force One flying low over millions of people followed by a jet fighter in downtown Manhattan causing widespread panic, would you have wondered whether they actually get what happened on 9-11?

If George W. Bush had failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout the Midwest with more people killed or made homeless than in New Orleans , would you want it made into a major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and incompetence?

If George W. Bush had created the position 32 or more Czars who report directly to him, bypassing the House and Senate on much of what is happening in America , would you have approved.

If George W. Bush had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?

If George W Bush had proposed to double the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had then proposed to double the debt again within 10 years, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had spent more than all the Presidents combined since George Washington, would you have approved?

So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive? Can't think of anything? Don't worry. He's done all this in 10 months -- so you'll have 3 years and 2 months to come up with an answer.

January 6, 2010


It's official .......

... DH will retire Jan. 22 ...

Now the "real" fun begins .......

January 2, 2010

Stashbusting Photos (HGTV)

This is it for the Year of 2009. I'll miss tracking our progress every month but we all have some new and exciting ideas for 2010.

HGTV Stashbusters whipped out close to 80 items for December. WOW

To view the full shot of a photo ... click on the photo.

Come join us over at HGTV message board... we'd love to have you.


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