Monday, July 13, 2009

Summer Update

I guess it has been awhile. My computer is not working so great so I don't get on here much. I thought I woud just give a quick summer update.
My newest sewing endeaver. Rag quilting.

Fun at Tina's house in the pool.

T Ball



Here is Evan as "Captain Underwear". He read my nephew Alex's book.
So that's his new role model.
Evan, Jabin & Amaya giving us some 4th of July entertainment.
This deer was in our back yard one night. What a nice surprise. We live right in town so it is a bit unusual.
Country Slash
Cole and Granpa with a turtle they found at the campground.

Hope everyone is having a great sumer.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Chopperfest is here!!

I have been "sew" busy the past few weeks!! Thought I would try and catch up. My sewing machine has sure gotten a work out. I have been sewing handbags, neck wraps, can & bottle cozys, head bands, and camera bags. I also have been making some barn wood signs. Good thing I have been bringing up goods as I get them done. I have the car jam packed and I still need room for my friend Jo's stuff, mine and Ted's stuff and a cooler. I totally realized last night that I still needed to bring display stuff up there. Nothing like waiting til the last minute.

I made some can and bottle cozys and showed them to the owner of the campground. Guess what she wants a ton of camo one's with the bar's name on them. She loved the frayed edge look. This is what I came up with.

I printed the tag on fabric that has heat-n-bond on the back. Ironed it on and stiched around it to make it secure. They have fleece on the inside. Just zig zagged around them.

Now I just have to come up with bandana's for her also that have the bar name on them. Think I will be busy for awhile.

My first project is getting some house work caught up on. My poor garage is a total disaster. Not to mention the sewing room.

I'll post pictures next week some time. We will be going up tomorrow some time. Wish me lots of sales.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Congatulation's Nicci

Introducing the 2009 graduating class of Clayton High School!!! Nicci is the second on the left bottom row.

No dry eyes hear. Justina and Nicci exchanging hugs and flowers.

Here are Justina and the "graduating girls". Nicci from high school and Amaya from kindergarten. Amaya graduates from kindergarten on June 4th.

Justina did a wonderful job on the small family get together after the ceremony. Dave's gracious parents let Justina have the party at their lake home. It turned out great.

After the ceremony we went to the trailer for the night. Amanda came with us. Today we came home early and Ted did some yard work and then we brought Amanda back to Glenwood City. She just moved there to live at her Aunt Ruth's house.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

100th post!!

Can you believe it this is my 100th post.

I made these guys last week. I worked on more red, white, and blue ribbons today. Got them cut out anyway. I also made some "Up Northy" signs with old boat oars. I have to get a picture of them yet.
Campground project!
Sunday we raked everything up in the back. We put the fire pit back there. Also the swing and picnic table. Next we are going to turn the shed and add the extra decking on. Sure opened up the lot.

You can see there were alot of leaves. That pile came from where the dirt spot is. We filled the trailer full!!

Our new campfire area. I love it. It will be nice the kids can have the whole front yard to play now.

Gotta go for now.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

"Just Horsin' Around"


You would have had to seen it to believe it! On Saturday at our campground was the spring horse ride. The local horse club stays at the campground horses and all. They go on trail rides and have a great time. There are some beautiful horses. In the evening there is music at the bar. We are all having a fun time listening to the music and in rides this guy on his horse. What a site. He came in and turned around a few times then rode off out the door. The band even stopped playing when he came in. What a great time we had.
Last week was kind of busy. We had a good friend of ours from our old campground pass away very unexpectedly last Sunday. We attended his memorial service on Thursday. Later this summer they will have a burial service at the Spooner Veteran's Memorial. I had never been to a Military Honor service befor . That was very moving and emotional for us. It made me very proud to have a friend that served in the Air Force for our country. Rest in peace Duane!
On Saturday we went to visit Ted's mom. They were having a cookout for lunch. I did get a couple of things made last week. I will post them later. Friday I got more barn boards bleached and sun dried.
Hopefully I can get some more stuff made for Chopper Fest. That is sneaking up on me fast. Eveyone is buying my stuff as fast as I get it made. I have to get more hand bags made for that also. The gals up at the campground are requesting that I have lots of them!!!
Have a great week. Next Saturday is Nicci's graduation from high school.
Oh yeah HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to you all.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Barn wood signs

Well I got up early this morning and started scrubbing the barn boards with bleach water. It gets all the "gunk" off. Our neighbors at the campground asked me last winter to make them a sign that says "It's 5 o'clock somewhere!" Well I had to get that started.

I had one that I wanted to make a flag out of so I painted that up also. I added barbed wire for a hanger.
Last weekend one of the campers asked if I could make him a door stop for his trailer. He liked mine with the bears and asked if I could do one with a deer. So I made that this morning also.

Here are some other things I have made!

Welcome sign. I added the stick today.

Yard birds

Howling wolves

Here is a sample of bags that I have made.

Wheelchair totes

More bags

Well that's all for now. Going up to the trailer tomorrow. Oh yeah, Carla the girls said "welcome to the club!" They are excited that you joined. Justina says "lefse" that's what you need to do!!! Have a great weekend.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Free Wood!!!!

I know it has been awhile. More on those things later. Last night I traveled to some friends house and got a ton of good plywood for some projects I'm working on. This morning I was painting some yard birds I had cut out of wood, and of course Justina called wanting to know what I was doing. She came across some "free" barn boards. Of course I had to drop everything. Well we had to tear them off. That was part of the fun of it. It was raining when I left and quit when I got there. We have driven by this old barn drooling over the pile of boards several times. It is not to far from Justina's house.

Poor lonely thing just waiting for a good home!

Here is Justina working hard to get a board she wanted. All the time wishing she had a cordless skill saw.

Here I am. "Give it a good kick and it will fall off!" I would make my parents proud!!
My load!

Justina's stash!

Now I have to get busy and make stuff out of it. I have been sewing also. Will update later. Gotta go.