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A casual blog highlighting my life with kids, grandkids and kitties...Also an avenue to show some items from my etsy shops.

**Please note..The other half of my life is dovoted to helping feral and free roaming cats in Walnut and the surrounding areas. You can learn more and follow our activites there at Walnut Iowa's Feral Cat Program! **

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Please enjoy...

Please enjoy my old posts, as I will be away from my blog for about ten days or so.  I am on my way to see my very best friend from high school in Pensacola Florida.  Larry will be here to take care of my kitties and be close if the kids need us.  I am so ready for some girl time and some time in the sun and on the beach!   These pics were from the last time I was there.  Jeff was there too, attending A school at NAS Pensacola.  I wish he was going to be there again.  We are planning a trip to the base and the Navy Museum.  Maybe if we are lucky, the Blue Angels will be flying again.     Will post details when I return. Be Safe!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

What could make a Nana more Proud?

Than to see her Grandson on the cover of the Rolling Stone????  If you want to see the video that will crack you up!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Post Weekend Post

Oh There's No Place Like Home!

Lucy and Ricky are perfect examples of how this last weekend went for me!  We did absolutely nothing that didn't include watching TV, sewing, eating or just "hanging".  Honestly, it was lovely to have nothing we had to do and nowhere we needed to go.  We did head out for Chinese food in Atlantic on Friday night, but after that it was hibernation time.  

Check out my Elsy shop, I added a new piece of fabric for you toile lovers.  Also, yesterday I made a Kitty Quilt that is getting some looks.   I still don't have my kitty play pad perfected, so that isn't up yet, but maybe today.  

Larry is working from home so I plan to sew again today.  Not planning a trip to the big O until Friday.  One last chiropractor appointment before my ten day trip to P-cola.  Looks like the weather there will be in the 60's.  I'm "down" with that!   Have a great day!

Quilting Tip of the Day!
Continuing from Beverly Blessing's Article on Care and Storage of Your Quilts (Am Patchwork & Quilting 10/95)  

"Proper Prevention Methods:  Prewashing all fabrics when you make a quilt helps assure washability of the finished product.  ( I dont do this, as previously admitted to...unless the fabric is one that I think might "bleed")   Also use washable batting.  Each time you piece or quilt (either by machine or hand), thoroughly wash your hands to remove all oils, acids or salts that easily can be transferred to your fabric.  Avoid working where food, drink (my coffee too???), or pollution could stain, attract insects or leave unwanted residue on your project."  Happy Quilting!

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