Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Little Banjo Humor

Earlier this week I tried sharing this pic but it didn't work. so once again....
Preparing for my A to Z April Challenge as we speak.
But this time I'm using this blog. Hoping for user-friendly options with my audio. 
I've also lined up a good picture source or two. Thanks in advance to those who agreed as my pictures aren't as plentiful this year.
Now off to practice that banjo!
Link :A to Z Blog Challenge

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Above you will see me beginning the unloading of Salt and Pepper Shakers. I have a post about my cabinet on this link. But that's not really what I'm talking about this time. Although the unpacking of the cabinet is tedious and time-consuming.
I'm on the 2nd shelf as of this writing and the excuse to write this post was much more enticing than finishing another shelf.
Mainly because Kirsten walked in with a plate of these cupcakes. I'm definitely taking a break now from the salt and pepper project.
Thanks Kirsten for the diversion.
I needed that!

Saturday, November 8, 2014


Upon careful reflections, I have decided to use this blog again. I hope Blogger won't disappoint me but I'm hoping to give it a whirl. Now what will I talk about??????

Making up for lots of lost time.
You're welcome :)

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Changing to

Katy Trail Creations This is my new blog address. Hope you'll check it out!! Thanks for all the fun Blogger but it's time for a change.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

In Love With My Lil' Piece of Americana!

I went to the Saturday Night Auction and lookie what I found! My mother doesn't even know yet!!! It's a little dusty in these first couple of pics.
And here's the inside....

The machine was stored fully threaded and with fabric under the presserfoot. Thanks 'somebody'!
Inside the drawers it even had the original owners manual and all these parts that were options in the manual. Somebody loved this machine.
Hope I can continue the love.

Here we are at last with it cleaned up at least 1/2 way. I took some Pledge Revitalizing Oil to the cabinet and a damp towel to the metal. (Not the machine itself.) I'll get some Car Wax for the machine as I'm told by a good friend, Osage Bluff Quilter, not to use household cleaners on it.
 Last step is a belt.
And to answer anyone curious enough,
I Have used a treadle machine before.
Thank you, Grandma Hunter!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Where Have 6 Weeks Gone???

Kirsten ready for prom April 20th......
Rachel graduating from State Fair Community College May 17th.......
My glowing baby sister and beautiful mother getting prepared for the "big moment".
Congratulations Barbie & Scott!
So that I did not offend the "professional photographer" I kept my photos to a minimum.
I only took some pre-wedding moments. So hope you enjoy...

My violinist daughter and her accompianist...Hannah.
They played Canon in D & the Wedding March.
Ron & I
Nancy, Kirsten & Rachel.(Rachel was a candlelighter)

I am proud to say this was my first wedding as the on-duty dress tailoress.
Thank goodness for safety pins!!!!
Thank goodness I survived all these major life events with my sanity.

Friday, April 26, 2013

What the Hay?!!

Venting post.>>>>>
First my doctor tells me I need to schedule a visit......for my water pills??? Really????!!!! I just had blood work done in January and everything is Improved!!!  Time for a change in physicians???

Second, my email tells me about an expansion grant.....for non-profits only. Really????!!!! Slap in the face to home providers who are able to embrace smaller group settings and better nuturing of children. (we really want a safe room built)

It always comes in 3's......What will it be next???

I am now stepping off of my soap box and putting it up for now.

Well anyway, here's a pic of my Auction Score.
Got this King-Sized quilt for a steal.
Thank you Kirsten and Zach for helping me hold it up on the Katy Trail!! In case any of you wondered, chivalry is Not dead at least :)