Monday, August 30, 2010

Tall Ships in Chicago

The "Tall Ships" were in Chicago at Navy Pier. So Jeff and I boarded the train at 8:25 a.m. and then walked to Navy Pier. It is quite a hike. However many things to see along the way. And lots of people to watch all the way up Michigan Avenue. I knew Jeff wanted to ride the Ferris wheel so I thought it would be fine. However my sweet husband was kind enough to snap "all" the pictures for my blog. That was because I was hyperventilating with my eyes closed shut....I did take a peek here and there.You could really see the line of "ships" from the top. After Navy Pier we walked to the "Water Tower Mall" just to cool off from the 92 temperature. Had  a great lunch and dinner. We even had time to shop at "Posh" on State Street. It is an amazing store.There are so many places to choose. Rode the train back in the late afternoon with are throbbing legs. Guess we are getting old! Have a great week.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I cleaned, I cooked, I quilted....

I finished cleaning the whole downstairs and even washed all the curtains. 
The weather has been much nicerwith lots less humidity. 
I made fish with mango/mandarin salad. 
I also made our favorite bean salad. 
Everything tasted good. I do think I should have an "A" for color presentation. 
I am still working on the quilt. 
I think I am too high strung to quilt. 
I want it all done now! Maybe I will put it away and start something new.
I am very good at starting new projects and not finishing them. 
Can we blame this on menopause? Ok lets!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

New Scissors and Material

If you ask Jack and Osker (my golden retrievers that are brothers) they would tell you that it's way too hot and humid to be outside today. So I decided to stay in and clean. Well that just didn't happen. Last week my co-worker, Liz, brought in a beautiful quilt she had finished for a fundraiser. Well I am not a quilter by any means.But it did remind me of how much I love to buy fabric and cut it. The sewing part is not quite as fun. So I went out and bought some fabric and have been cutting this afternoon. I have no idea where any of this will lead. It surely won't be anything I would donate to a fundraiser. And for those of you who really know me.....I"ll have it all put away shortly and have my beads out stringing a necklace. Have a great week.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wednesday's This and That

It is raining here today, in fact a downpour! We don't need anymore rain. So I decided to snap some photos of this and that around the house. I have this old poem book from when I was very little. I taped that edge when I was not too crafty. Found a pair of these lamps at a garage sale. I passed them by because I thought the tag read $50.00 each....but to my surprise it was $5.00 each. What a bargain. This angel card was found under a box of old christmas ornaments I bought for my friend, Kathy. Bless her she let me keep it. The wooden rose wreath was a birthday gift from my sweet friend, Lauri. I love the way they shaved the wood to make flowers. Ok, so now I'm off to finish my crocheting projects. The rain has let up maybe I walked the dogs first. Have a good day.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Visiting St. Louis

My husband,Jeff and I headed out on Friday morning to see the "Cardinals" play in their home stadium in St. Louis. My son-in-law, Tony, loves the Cardinals. So him and our daughter, Christine, and our 6 month old grandson, Luke, went to cheer on the team. We crossed the Illinois river on the way so I snapped a couple shots of the bridge. It is bigger than it looks. The Cardinals stadium is beautiful. The cardinals won both games!! Did some shopping over the week-end and had some good food. On the way there and back I worked on some new crochet stitches. Have a good week everyone.

Bird Nest in Glass Bell Jar

Bird Nest in Glass Bell Jar