Thursday, October 22, 2009

This 'n' That

It is still raining up here, well it could be worse, it could be snow.   I finally decided to just ignore it and go outdoors anyway..Chance and I looked like drowned rats.  

I hosted the cousins group here on Tuesday night.  We have decided that our quilt squares this year will be redwork..and we will all use the same color red embroidery floss.   Cousin Evelyn stamped all the squares for us, she brought her own iron.  I got out my dusty old ironing board..I keep it stashed next to the was pathetically dusty. Good thing I got it out before everyone got here, since I had to vacuum it off.   I made the Lemon Cake again ..and took some pumpkin bread out of the freezer.   We made cards..I drive them nuts with this on going project..I give them buttons, a piece of paper and some embroidery floss..they have to design the front of a card, then I attach them to a piece of card stock .. instant card..Evelyn sends them off to cousins and Aunts or Uncles in the hospital.  The biggest whiners, like cousin Hilda " I am no good at this card thing."  Make the best cards.  We should have enough until the next time we meet again at my house.   Chance loved all the company, and kept sneaking down from upstairs..he and Far Guy were hiding up there. 

Far Guy is reading a manuscript that was written by his bi polar friend.  I started reading it too, it is pretty good, I was impressed.  I have a hard time not editing it, not for misspelled words..although they irritate me, I look for continuity..and stuff that doesn't make sense. Run on sentences don't bother me a bit, or punctuation.   I guess that is just how I read.   This is a hand typed manuscript..Far Guy and I have mini reviews now that I am reading it, we have had some very interesting discussions.    Tom  left for Mississippi,  he called the other day just to say "Hi" and tell Far Guy that he got his car out of hock.  It will certainly make his life easier..he is a house painter..he can use his car to get around instead of the motor-home.  

Yesterday we were we went into town to run a few errands.  We stopped by two antique shops in town.   Each delightful in their own way.  The first one was free of dust, and the displays were perfect.  I purchased a small box of black and white photographs.   Then we went to the very large, dusty, unorganized shop..Linda ( I went to school with her) is a NUT..she had a huge box of black and whites just for me!    What fun, looking at these old photos..I don't know any of the people..but I find the photos interesting just the same.     I now have photos from all over the United States..some even have names on them!  I have started a new blog called Forgotten Old Photos..I will be writing about old photos and maybe even learning a thing or two.   A new adventure for the winter! 

We got an ad the other day in the mail, it was one of those you have won!! But what did you win?? You have to take your special key and your extra special secret number to the local Car dealership to claim your prize.   The fishing rod, the big screen TV, the money or big drum roll..a car!!   I won a fishing rod, I figured as much, they handed it over after I told them I was perfectly happy with my vehicle and had no intention of buying anything... I just stopped by for my prize.  

I checked my email this morning, someone from Ghana has almost a million dollars that they just need a little help spending.  They found my email address alongside the road.. in Africa.. funny..I wonder how it got there?? 

I have procrastinated so long that the sun is nearly blinded me..I am off to take photographs of the Larch ( Tamarack) :) 


  1. I watched show on TV about collecting and old photos can bring great amounts of money. My 19 year old was watching it with me and said he'd love to go to one of the swaps. (I would too.)

    Anyway, I would love to be a cousin of yours. I've always wanted to do redwork..and I like to make cards!

  2. It started raining again last night here in Missouri and is not suppose to stop until Saturday. We had only three days on sun before it started again. I've been trying to clean out my flower gardens. Your right...could be snow or worse like those retched ice storms we get here.

    Have a beautiful day and enjoy every ounce of that sunshine!!!

  3. Ya, I wish I was a cousin too!!!! Bet Hilda's card are beautiful. I need to stop at Linda's one of these days too. Always need extra time when going there to visit for awhile. Hope you get some good pics today.

  4. i also have a million dollars that you won. if you would just deposit $50,000.00 in my account i will get it right out to you!
    i love old photos and rain! hey i could live your life and love it! have a great day- don't forget to deposit that money.

  5. Aren't people named Linda just the best! A box of old black and white photos! I just love looking at old photos!


  6. What fun it must be to get together with the cousins. I hope you will share the red work quilt. I'd love to see the cards too. That's a great idea! I would love to ramble thru antique shops with you two. Congrats on the new blog - I'm on my way to visit.

  7. Working backwards on this comment, hey I won big in the British Pound Lottery, millions, I just need to send some money over for shipping.

    A fishing rod, hey that sounds cool, at least you won something. And you didn't need to listen to the spiel.

    Last time we went into a car dealership up in Armstrong, we were assured that the car could be home in White Rock in our driveway, before we even got home. Sounded like a deal to me,....except they wanted us to pay for it.

    Now I am going over to take a gander at your new website. My fav, old B & W shots.


  8. I like your card idea. It sounds like a neat thing to do. The quilting get together must be fun. It would be nice to spend time with family like that.

    Those antique shops are wonderful. You just never know when you will find a treasure. I can spends hours searching through things, but it drives my husband nuts. He whines and moans every time I go, but when I try to leave him at home he insists on coming. Go figure?

    I've got to go check out the new blog. I hope it has a touch of Wistful Wednesday in it.

  9. I could use a new fishing rod,did it also come with a reel? I myself prefer a closed bale. Now about the rain, we were rain free for three days now tonight after being in the 70's all day it is now raining and has dropped about 30 degrees. Enjoy the sunshine . lilly

  10. Connie, can I come to the spending party too? :) Glad the sun came out. We're heading to Camp Wilderness this weekend. I'll shout out to you as we're driving past your town. :)

  11. Would you like more, old black and white photo's? Turn of the century? I have quite a few that were my Grandmothers and no one can identify them. You would be welcome to them if you'd like.

  12. It's interesting how many of us have money coming from somewhere in Africa! I got one of those, too. Isn't that a coincidence? And I agree, antique stores are fun, but if you are not the shopper, going into one without any desire to be there can be deadly. I used to follow my mom around in them...

  13. You are just a blogging machine!! I'm the queen of run on sentences, my sister, who is bi-polar is a pristine, anal sort of writer that has to have everything perfect before she'll let anyone read it.

  14. I better email you some of our old photos to post

  15. You actually won something? Unbelievable


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