Friday, November 21, 2014

This person decides what's fashion?

Not for the first time this week, I have noticed that many a fashion guru or editor is sooooo poorly dressed that I just want to crawl into my tv and smack them.

I am no fashionista, but even I know when something is butt-ugly and I'll fitting.

Zanna Roberts Rassi, you were so very, very...well....Ew

Poor fit....tent like..sandwich board...bra strap showing....monstrosity of a dress. How can you even tell people what is fashionable when you wear something like this?

Am I wrong? What is it that I don't get?
Believe me...I don't get this dress?

As for the designers..yawn city. Every single dress..snooze-fest except the winner.
Although, I think the dropped sleeve would drive me nuts. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Engineered hardwood goin dowwwwwwwnnnnnnnnnn

I may have slid around like a 6 year old on the new, slick surface. 
I may have almost slid into the window because I couldn't stop. 
There is no proof, just sayin......

Saturday, November 8, 2014


Bobbins and Bits charm pack.
Good ol' half square triangles..
What to do...what to do.....

Squaring up the blocks

84 blocks---feels like a million

New tropical colored olfa

Did I need a new cutter?
Did joanns coupons make me do it?
Kinda sorta maybe
(Sheepish grin)

what's on your cutting table?

Friday, November 7, 2014

A Little All Hallow's Eve Sewing

My granddaughter wanted to be Sleepy Beauty for could I not make her a little costume??? She wanted daddy to be her Prince Phillip and mommy to be "fernifiscence".
Mommy did a great job making her Maleficent costume and her make up....woweeee

I made the prince and his princess.....

A few shots from my phone....mommy has some on her good camera...can't wait to see them.

A whole lotta dress for such a small size

Grammy's little princess

Family shot

The royal couple...

The prince cheating on his

I wonder what she will want next year????

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

And the Remodel Saga Continues...

A few updates from whydidwestartthisremodelduringtheholidaymonths front....................

The hubs went rogue with a paint choice....a bad paint choice..... and God smiled down upon my retinas and that stuff peeled like a ripe tangerine....Thank you!

New's more yellow in person

The front on my apron front sink came with a gouge. I know SS will scratch, but it should be my family that does the scratching...gouges don't buff out so easy. Back it went and a replacement is on its way. 

a cat may have stepped in the paint

Finally, the floors and cabinetry arrive 

I am one cabinet short and one cabinet over and my correct cabinet is waiting for me at ikea.

We hope to be done by Christmas, barring any more issues. We still need to pick a faucet and a stove. We will get a new fridge after the first of the year.
We are looking at one of these babies....

That's right....freezerless. I know, right.
There is a whirlpool/kenmore that is similar, but the inside is just a smidge different..I am leaning toward that one.

Hope your holiday season is less stressful but just as exciting!

Monday, October 27, 2014

A little bit of this and a whole lotta that

Hello blogland....

I am still here just gotta lotta action in the real world and not much in the digital world. That needs to change....time to up my blog quota

warning.....lotsa pics......

Started the new floor redo and the kitchen redo process
2 layers of brady bunch linoleum

sub floor stapled every few inches....hubs was explicative heavy..
oh yes he was

Hubs hard at work

The staging area

my current flooring while my new floors are just sitting at the docks.....
darn strike

livingroom...not yellow anymore


Old green, new gray

Current kitchen

possible new stove

the look I'm going for...ish

my sink...36" of ss farmland heaven
Hahn™ Chef Series Handmade Extra Large Single Bowl Farmhouse Sink

Epic fail....the hubs went rogue on me.
It will change...oh yes it will!
A little quiltie fun in Livermore 

Possible new fabric storage solution

A short vaca in the middle of all this....

View one

view two 

Had to....wish it was worth it  *sigh* 

Had worth it

shasta had some snow 

the truck crossed a milestone
300,000 miles

got stung by a wasp

made gluten free bread...not bad 

best mileage yet


Today, I am making prince phillip and princess aurora costumes for my son and my grand daughter.
and blog a little and play a little.  And picking out a new yellow that doesn't look like a canary swimming in a jar of mustard....oy

Well, those are the highlights. What's happening at your end?

Time to get myself into gear....the 31st is just a few days away and I got a lot to do.