Thursday, September 09, 2010

Same ole', same ole.

Hiya friends!  I hope everything is well in your world!  Not much new here, school is still going well for all the boys, I'm trying to adjust to getting up with the birds instead of going to sleep with they get up!  Things have been calm and quiet, relatively---as quiet as it can get with 3 boys with raging hormones, LOL!

Labor Day was a blast.  The family came over and we ate.  And ate.  And when that was done, we ate some more.  We had a huge bonfire, well, so they tell me.  I was lying down with Seamus trying to get him asleep and I missed it.  Oh well, the rest of the day was great!  Here's some pics of the food Jeremy and I made:

We had BBQ'd pulled pork shoulder, homemade rolls and coleslaw, 7 layer salad, Pasta Caprese, Baked Beans, Zucchini Appetizer, Artichoke dip, My brothers' fabulous Ribs, and NY style Cheesecake for dessert!

Homemade buns for the pulled pork and coleslaw sandwiches.

The beautiful pork!

7 layer salad, all mixed up.  YUM!!!

Pasta Caprese---bowties with fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzerella with a olive oil/lemon/garlic/shallot sauce

My wonderful baked beans---lots of bacon and onions!

I didn't get many pictures, since I'm always busy with the food, I'll start taking pictures and then someone will need something and I'll forget.  Oh well, take my word for it, we had fun, LOL!

So, fall is here, basically--I know, 21 more days but it's feeling like fall now and I'm LOVING IT!!!
Anyway, now that fall is here, I'm feeling the pull to be crafty.  I think my muse is returning, I hope so, I've missed making things!  I've got 3 tops in boxes, waiting to be pieced, I've got 4 quilts that need to be quilted and bound.  I've got 4 Halloween/Fall cross stitch projects to get started and I want to start crocheting again, and attempt to learn to knit again.  Lots of stuff to happen, not much time to do it all---so I'm going to pick one----the cross stitch.  It's more portable than the quilts ATM.  I'm wondering, though, I haven't made a sampler in probably 20 years---and my eyes have changed considerably.  I'm hoping I'll be able to see AND that my carpal tunnel doesn't force me to stop---I acquired that in the last 20 years as well.  Ah, the joys of getting older!  Here is the project I'm thinking of working on:

I'd like to make the pillow---but as a wall hanging instead of a pillow.  Actually, I have the supplies to make all of them, but for this year, I'm hoping to get one done!

I had to bring the bunnies in the house, one of them wasn't looking too good after the last heat wave.  She lost weight and was just lying in her cage, not eating, not doing much of anything.  I brought her in, cleaned her up and gave her fresh food and water and she's been eating real well and seems to be getting her energy back.  This summer was SO hot, the hottest I remember in a long time---I'm sure it was really hard on the rabbits.  Our other rabbit is fine, she seemed to get through the heat waves ok.

Our poor sick bunny Oreo, she's looking better everyday!

The dogs are wondering who this new animal is---and is she tasty???

Sean and Oreo

Cream, not liking being held.

I don't think I ever posted a picture of the finished cubicle shelves loaded with stuff---here they are!

Here's the shelves next to the cubicle, all full of magazines and fabric!

My wonderful cubes, I am in love with this shelf, I want to marry it----no, I think I'd rather be married to it's creator---wait, I already am!!!  I'm a lucky gal!  (and a weirdo, I know;-)

Seamus with his foot in the stove pipe thimble.  His favorite activity is to see how much of mama's fabric he can throw down the hole until I notice.  Luckily, it lands on the couch in the living room.  I can't wait until Scott can remove this thimble!  I usually have it covered with my knitting basket.

Ok, that's it for tonight!  Thanks for stopping by---do me a favor, drop a hi to me in the comments section, I love to hear from my readers!  Thanks!



Carin said...

Beautiful pictures !! Love the cubes for storage and your new project for cross stitching. I too love to cross stitch and quilt, esp. with a halloween theme :-)
I reply to the email you send to me about the candy corns. Thank you so much !!!

Carin said...

I came to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas !!