Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Summer Reading

        I finally picked my summer reading.
This is the first book from the series The Bregdon Chronicles.
I have been reading a review of the series and am excited.
You can order from

                                                               I will be sure to give you my report on what I think of the first book. So far all that I have read about and from Ginny Dye is very good.
Are any of you reading this series and if so I would love to hear your opinion.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Where do I begin?

So many emotions, how do you get them sorted out and put into words?
I could just do a reporters job, just the facts. How many acres burned, how many homes and business destroyed.
Maybe try to explain how it feels to be told you have to go and have to go now!  Nope, no words for any of that.
          This was the first sight.
        There was no way to know at this time
     just how bad this was going to get.
          With a change of wind, we could
      see, fire had hit the town.
           A fire storm hit an area of
          high end homes.  

         Wind blown embers from the fire
      started the fire at Michelsen packing,
     Which caused embers which spread the 
fire to Northwest wholesale, Stemilt growers and Bluebird.

          As of now, it smolders.


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Special outfits!

I love doing special sewing for the holidays.  These are a few from the past.  
                                 Zoe was ready for the holidays
                       she wore this outfit on memorial day
                           plus on the forth.

                            The Forth is a special day for 
                                 all of us.

         I did these two, so her cousin Chloe could also
    have a special holiday outfit.  Since Chloe is younger, she got the top and short set.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

My trinkets are not just trinkets

              They are memories

I am not the type that shops for trinkets.
Every trinket holds a memory, every one of them came into my home for a reason.

            Like the roosters

                     OK, so she is a chicken. Her name was Charlie.  Why was her name Charlie?  Because that is the type of sister I had.

                               That is my sister, master gardener,
            master decorator and best of all
                  MASTER SISTER.

It is all her fault that roosters came to live at my house.  

          This is another chicken story
           it just seemed to fit the topic. 

So roosters live on the hutch

They bring me happy memories.  The rooster here is, yup!  a gift from my sister. The clock is something I found in her collection, I guess she liked clocks and I like them now also.  The sewing cabinet is also from my sister's collection of old furniture.

so these are not trinkets to fill up space. These are memories, well loved memories.
My sister can't be far away, I have her 'stuff'

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Starting at the front door

           Which is also the dining room

Instead of having a separate dining room. My dining space is right there when you open the front door. 

The table takes up most of the space, so there is where I will begin.  
Remember I promised to embarrass myself, so here goes.
Because the table is at the door, it becomes the place to dump what ever you have in your hands as you walk in.

 First try, my crystal cake plate.
        The doily is way to small

So I went with a larger table runner. One I made in quilt class.
I love my cake plate,  it is one item that is useful, and should not be tucked away.

Friday, June 12, 2015

You dare me!!

  I am trying to follow some ideas stemming from the book,the nesting place. You can follow her blog Here.

I know I have posted before, this time is different.

In fact this will be huge for me.  I love my trinkets but according to Myquillyn Smith, I have enough trinkets, in fact I am in trinket over load.

So, I am to start with one room.  Quiet my space! Yikes.

I have chosen to start with my dining room, which is also my entry way. I hate that about this house but it is what it is.
So to force myself to get started.  If I can get 10 comments saying I dare you!!
I will embarass myself and take before and after pictures of my projects.

You have until Monday!  I am going boating.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The year was 2012- the diagnoses NOT GOOD

I still do not want to write, talk, or even think about it.   I now think in order to move forward this is something I need to do.
It has now been three years since my diagnoses of cancer.  I so want to write the "c" word but I think it is important to actually use the word Cancer.
so here goes:

June looks pretty peaceful, just a few hair appointments.  The reason for that is, I was in the hospital.  What doctor's thought was pneumonia was actually lung cancer.  I had to be flown to Seattle for a emergence operation of inserting a tube so I could breath. 
 When July rolled in, the calendar looked a lot different.  In between those marks on the calendar, I slept.
            A typical appointment card

I am in my 7th month of going my first full year with no appointments.  My next test's will be in November.
I admire those that can talk about their experience of going through their treatments.  I am trying, I just shut down and am still not open.  So I hope this helps.