Saturday, April 19, 2014


The fence around our pool got finished this week.  It looks really nice!  See our dirty cover from the winter?

We are very pleased with it.  It has a nice gate that shuts on its own.

It was a beautiful day to work outside. 

Tom and I scrubbed the cover and pulled it back to see what the pool looked like.  Just a few leaves and some dirt.  I am going to call the pool company next week to schedule an appointment to get this cleaned up and heated.  I put my hand in it and it seemed as cold as Lake Michigan. 

Have a Happy Easter! 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Monkey Quilt

The Monkey Quilt is coming along nicely.  I sit in the sun room and do some applique each morning while drinking my cup of coffee.  These flowers and leaves are covering up spots on this old block.

There were quite a few spots on this area.

If you look close at the upper leaves I have embroidered the embellishments.  I am going to do yo-yo's for the middle of the flowers to add a little bit of height .  I haven't decided whether I am going to applique leaves on the sides or embroider some leaves. 
It's been a fun project. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Dirty Trick

Mother Nature, you're not funny.  This was Saturday morning sunrise.  All is right with the world, the grass is turning green.  Some buds are out.

A happy moment.

This morning, Tuesday April 15th.  Snow, brisk winds, wind chill 15 to 20 degrees. 

At least we know, we don't have a cold winter ahead of us.  Tomorrow, 45 degrees and Thursday in the 60's. 

Hope your weather is warm where you are. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014


I want to share with you two plays that I went to recently.  I took a couple of nieces and a nephew  and then most of my family to this one, Willy Wonka.  It was very entertaining.  If you don't know the story of Willy Wonka it takes place in a small town in England where there is a candy factory.  The town used to be employed by the candy factory but one day Willy let everyone go and closed the doors to the outside world.  Candy was still being made but they don't know how it is getting done.  A contest was being held that if you found one of the five golden tickets tucked into a candy bar then you would get a tour of the factory.  Charlie, a very poor boy from the town received a golden ticket at the very end of the contest.  There were 4 other very quirky kids and their antics inside the factory which were entertaining.  One by one the kids are sent home for not following the rules until Charlie is the last.  A wonderful thing happens to Charlie by the end of the play.  It was a charming musical. 

This play I went to with my sister last weekend.  It was a two person play based in the hills of West Virginia.  The elderly woman (Grace) had been released from the hospital because she had been treated for cancer.  Her nephew dropped her off at home by herself and went back to work.  A volunteer (Glorie)  from the hospital stopped by to see how she was doing.  Of course she was appalled that Grace was by herself.   They eventually developed a friendship of two totally opposite people (are they really) and each one learns something from the other.  It was at a new stage where the audience sit quite close to the stage.  It was funny and sad and very, very enjoyable. 

Next month-The Sisters of Swing-The story of the Andrews Sisters.