This is a good bye post and a post just for me to remember the best cat I've ever owned -- and I add to say ever KNOWN. Hands Down. Chloe came into our lives in July 2009 and has been a re-occurring feature here on the blog. What made her so different from all… Continue reading Sad Day Here – We said goodbye to our 1 in 2 Million
I decided to take a photo every day this week to record the progress of our melting snow! Monday... Tuesday... Wednesday... Thursday... Friday... Saturday... March...in like a lion and out like a lamb. Though here in Chicagoland the wolf can show up any time! Happy Spring everyone! ~Cathy
I went to another Estate Sale this morning. This one was only a few miles from my house so I figured why not! I could tell from the pictures that there would be plenty of things to interest me.. Things like fat quarters... ...and more fat quarters... ...and more fat quarters, along with this singer… Continue reading Affordable Sewing Finds At the Estate Sale!
We brought in the carpet that's been in the garage and unrolled it. It will take a few days for it to relax and remain flat. Jim finished the painting of the trim and hung the door to the basement yesterday! For our cat Chloe Jim installed a cat door and I spent the morning… Continue reading Another Home Improvement Post – Family Room Near Completion!
We have been (mostly Jim...I just help lay out the boards and cut an end every now and then) working hard to get the floor finished in the family room. This room took 3 days to complete. First, Jim had to work the transition from the Kitchen into the room. There were a lot of… Continue reading On The Home Improvement Front – We Have a Floor!
A fairly infrequent occurrence in my lovely part of the country are bursts of very intense storms.This happened on Friday afternoon. In about 20 minutes the winds whipped up so severe that whole trees toppled over and large limbs fell. I was driving home when the storm hit and I pulled over in a sheltered… Continue reading Big Day Yesterday
I've heard of this ride but always find out about it too late! This year I saw a blurb in the village newsletter and made sure I put it on the calendar! This is the Sweet Ride. It is a bike tour around my little town with stops at participating shops. This year the beneficiary… Continue reading The Sweet Ride! A Fun Chocolate Themed Bike Tour!
The tomatoes are starting to ripen and daily I have been picking 3-4 off of the plants. The yellow ones first, then the red. Now I've got quite a bit and need to make something quick! Fresh Garden Tomato Salsa!A perfect salsa to eat on it's own, with chips or top a hot dog! Recipe:… Continue reading Tomatoes Tomatoes Tomatoes!
I actually forgot to take a picture of what it looked like when I pulled into the campground. Here is a photo after Roadside Assistance came and cut off the 7 pin connector that was just hanging on by the black rubber... Somehow I managed to pinch the cable in between the tow hitch and… Continue reading Ever have one of those days? Severing my 7 pin towing cable! But having a great trip!
Here are a couple of pictures of one of my readers' restored Singer 201. When I wrote my blog post "Why a Singer 201 will always be a favorite" way back in 2008 I had no idea that I'd have so many people comment on that post and share their own love for these old… Continue reading Dwasifar’s Restored 201!