Monday, November 20, 2017

Almost Ready...

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Well,,, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.... Looks like escrow will close by Dec.1st,,, maybe sooner... Surveyor got the new property lines drawn and submitted to the county,,, the Title company has signed off and sent the paper work to the Attorny... and yippee skippee all that is left is a couple of signatures..
We are soooooo ready to get settled and start renovating and decorating before Santa arrives....
Doing the Happy Dance!

Monday, November 6, 2017

New House...part 2

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Well... here we are, still waiting to close escrow,,, waiting on  the surveyor to finish up the property lines... in  the mean time,,, here we wait... lol!
 oh,, did I mention...
 the snow came erly this year??
 Hmmm,,, wild turkeys,,, what does that remind me of? lol!
I manage to get some sewing in,,, while waiting...
2 more weeks,,, only 2 more weeks...

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Shopping for New/Old House Stuff..

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To while away the hours,,, hubby and I have been "shopping" for paint colors, flooring, faucets,,, etc..
Can hardly wait to get into the little Ranchette and give her a fresh make-over... after 33 years... she so needs it...
Also, truth be told,,, I can hardly wait to get my sewing/craft room set up....  I am missing my creative time with my sewing machines...
Well until then,,, I will continue to shop for more paint! lol!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

So, Here is the 4-1-1

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Here is the 4-1-1  on us,,,
We are temporally living in a ginormous 5-th wheel ,,, as we searched and found a home,,, well small Ranchette, that is...
We are now in Escrow on a 14ac property with a small 1766sq/ft house... we are down sizing on house and upsizing an land.. Wahoo!
I don't have any good photos yet,, but soon as I do,, I will post them..
We had an Inspection done yesterday,, and the house, is in good shape,,, just needs some freshening up (paint/flooring etc.) which we will have done before moving in.
I do want to do a bit of a remodel to the kitchen and master bath... and have new windows put in.. but that will be next years projects...
The house is 32y/o and we are the 2nd owner...
 
In the mean time,, hubby and I are waiting patiently for Escrow to wrap up... and hopefully we will be moving in on Nov.1st... fingers and eyes crossed....
 needs a little love and TLC...
 30x40 metal barn-perfect for storing my trailers in.
the view out back.. and 14ac of that is ours!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, September 30, 2017

MIA and Back to Spokane...

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It's me,,, and yes I have been MIA for awhile... Long story short... sold our home in Coarsegold, CA and have moved back to Spokane, WA...
Now for the fun search for a new home...
I will be posting in November to show pictures and tell of our fun adventure...
Stay tuned!
Krazy Kat mom hugz & Happy trails...

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Soar Above the Clouds...

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There is just something awesome about flying,,,,
I always love my trips... when I get to enjoy the view....

 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Hollyhocks and Surprize Packages...

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Saturday I popped into the Post Office to pick up my mail out of my P.O. Box,,, when what to my surprise and delight sis I find... 2 packages,,, Oh MY!
 
The first one was from my dear friend in Oklahoma,
In the package was a sweet flour sack towel from "The Mercantile" in Pawhuska,, which is owned by Ree Drumming, author of "The Pioneer Woman" (cook book)... 
I was so excited... as I so enjoy her cookbook.
 
The 2nd package was filled with goodies from another dear friend who lives in Colorado.
 Oh what goodies! vintage pillow cases, an apron, and fabric...
 is this cute or what!?!,, Kitchen Diva fabric...
 this apr was most likely hand stitched in the 1950 or early '60's...
and only a true crafter would be giddy over fabric scraps,,, perfect for mini quilts and what nots!
 Now I just need a day to myself to play in my sewing room!
Happiness is having such fabulous friends....
Thank you Devine Mz E,,, and CeeJay... you both are the 'katz meow!

More Crafty Projects....

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With the weather being so hot as it is,,, I spend more time in my sewing room then I do in my garden...
Whish isn't all that bad....
 
I made a 'Tag Blanket'  which is about 18" x 24" and perfect for a 3-6month old infant.
 
 
Then I made Chef aprons for my grand kiddos,,, I made 2  of them out of 1 pillow case and embroidered the girls names on them....
 
 but I was able to find a decent sized of scrap fabric to make one for my grandson..
even found a button with an anchor design,,, perfect for the sail boat fabric.
Now to go iron them....
 
And today I made these pennants to create a banner for my grand-son who is 6 and loves Mickey Mouse.
 I need to buy some cording or ribbon to hang them on.
 I love the cute Mickey cartoons in the primary colors.
Well I think I am all caught up for craft projects,,, well for today anyway.
I need to shop for some cute fabric to make my 2 grand daughters  a banner for each of them.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Killing Time Creatively...

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I had some time to kill so I rummaged thru my wool craft basket and decided to make a 'wool feltie' as I like to call them..
then I searched 'pintrest' to find this 'quote' and I did and lookie what I did after printing it up...
 I embellished it and then laminated it...

attached some ribbon and now it's on it's way to it's new home...
 and today,,, I made a "'pack of wild ponies for the pasture"... ok, so they are not wild and they are not going out to pasture,,, but they are going to be cute drink straw covers..
 they will be headed up to Spokane in a few weeks.... they are my version of (mini) Stick Horses...
 I got the idea from an old 2005 Better Homes and Garden magazine.
 
what a great way to use up scraps of felt and bits -n- pieces of ric-rac...
I love making wool felties projects,,, great time filler and cute lil projects taboot!
 
 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

More Minis...

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Here are some more minis...
this is our 'animal' themed mini apron swap... I made the pink & black cat one and the faker fur one...

Now to start on the next one,, "Party Hostess' themed ones...
 

Ginger,,, knows how to swim...

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Well we learned that Ginger is a born/natural swimmer...
she is toooo funny!
 

Kayaking on Bass Lake,,,

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Took doggie daddy and lil doggie,, to go kayaking on Bass Lake,,,
Ginger was in her cute life vest... which by the way works great,,, especially after she decided to jump into the lake from the kayak! lol!
 she sooo loves to play in the water...
 when we beached, she was as happy as a clam to play in the water...
mean daddy,, said time was up... lol!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Playing Hooky Again....

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One of the nice things about being retired,,, is you can play Hooky any and every day you want to...
So we did,,,
Since Yosemite National Park is just 45 min up the road we took the dog and headed up there to get out of the 100+ heat...
 we stopped off at Look Out Point... you can see the famous 'BridalVeil Falls in the back ground as well as Half Dome mountain...
 Ginger was happy to be along for the ride....
We stopped off in Wawonna Valley to enjoy the creeks and wildflowers...
All in all, it was a good day to play hooky!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Melting Kat and Hollyhocks...

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It is soooo hot today,,, my poor cat is melting... lol!
poor 'mamamoo'... she is slowly melting on the chair,,, we are now in the 100's degree weather.. oh joy!

Last year a friend let me dig up a couple of Hollyhock seedlings,,, one survived the winter and this is what it did,,, mind you, it was only 2ft tall when I transplanted it.

as for the Flamingo,,, it loves it's location.... it scares the quail away... lol!

And More Aprons....

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I had some down time,, while the new flooring was being installed,,, so I stitched up 3 more aprons..
 unfortunately the true colors are a bit washed out,,,
 this one is more of a teal/purple and rust color... the floral part is a giant pocket, stitched down the middles and a small hankie pocket  is on the one side...
this one is a combination or rose and burgundy,,, again, washed out photo.... I trimmed the little pocket with pink ball fringe...
and as always, yoyos to trim the waist band...
I love using up scraps  of fabric...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Aprons are poping up everywhere...

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Aprons are popping up everywhere in my sewing room..
I was able to get 3 more completed yesterday...
Sewing is great therapy...
 got to use up some fabric scraps from the cobbler aprons that I stitched up...
 I make really long ties and embellish with yoyos....
 I love being able to use up fabric bits...
I used 3 different fabrics to make this full/wide pocketed apron...with a hankie pocket on the large pocket...
I also finished up another cobbler apron and 2 repurposed aprons last week...
 my cobbler apron,,, luv the full pockets...
 I made this sweet hostess apron from a pair of sheer cafe' curtains...
and this fun one use to be a pillow case...
Gotta love repurposing....

Friday, June 2, 2017

House -4- Sale

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Well it is official,,, we have put our house on the market for sale...
We have decided we miss our grandbabies way to much... to stay here.
We have 2 plans in operation but for now will focus on Plan-A... 
Stay tuned..... heeheehee!
In the mean time I may be a bit MIA from my blog until Plan-A unfolds...
 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Mini Aprons...

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Here are a few of the Mini Apron swap aprons that we made..
We are a group of about 10,,,, we each make 10 minis and end up with 9 plus ours...
 such cutie phatooties...
 YeeHaw!
 BBQ anyone?
 I even did a quilt one along with the wild cat one!
 and of course, a Scotty one...
wine cooler bib... w/a straw holder!
We did Red White & Blue Patriotic ones and just finished an animal themed swap.. sorry, forgot to take photos....
Minis are fun....