New project!!!


Since I have two finishes under my belt, I figured it was time to start a new project.  This one has been on my mind for over two years.  I bought hand dyed from Vicky Welsh so now I’m cutting and sewing strip sets.   I will keep you posted on progress.   My goal is for an April completion…..later

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Welcome to 2011!!

I have been lost.    Not literally lost in the woods with no way out….I’ve been lost in life.  I for one an glad 2010 is over as we had many changes in our lives, some good and some not so good.    But on with 2011.

I usually don’t make resolutions but this year I am….not so much resolutions, but goals I want to accomplish.     Goal #1…..finish 12 UFO’s, so far I have 1 done and #2 is right behind it and it isn’t the end of Jan yet so I’m still on track….let’s hope it keeps up.

Goal #2…….to keep my closets clean.   I’m such a slacker, I just shove what ever I need to have out of sight in a closet and soon, they don’t hold anymore and I can’t find what I need to.   Yesterday was my first closet cleaning session and I got 3 1/2  of them done…..only 5 more to go and then the mission will be to keep them straightened and organzed…wish me luck as I’m going to need it.

One of the good things about 2010 was our acquiring our pet Izzy, shown laying on UFO #1.    She was the best thing to happen to us since the birth of my son 13 years ago.   She has been good therapy for all.

Short and sweet on the posts for 2011  and I promise more of them!!!

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Testing my phone post….n


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Izzy Alert!!

This little sweetheart came to live with us last week.     We weren’t planning on getting another dog, but when I seen this little lady I just had to have her.

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Needless to say, changes have been made, its just like having a newborn in the house again, I did forget how much time pups take, but we are adjusting and soon life will be normal again.

200 A much needed nap was taken…..not the pup needing the nap….but the babysitter!!   Do you see the plaid shirt the pupsitter is wearing,  he’s always in plaid with snaps, no buttons for him!!!

356 2 an extremely rare moment when I’m sitting, if I’m awake, I’m moving.

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This is how fast she moves!!

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later…..da’ new mama

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basketball tournament


That’s my son with the ball!!!!

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Wonder Mutt

This is my main mutt……Scooby Doo…such on original name…001 …my son named him and as you can see from the picture his attention span for picture taking is zero.    He lives outside…..I refuse to have another dog in my home…….way to much work.    Anyway we adopted him from the pound……he was about an hour away from being put to sleep…….when he came to live with us, he was a very little dog with very long legs and tail.    He grew and grew to what we have today.     We aren’t exactly sure of his parentage…….we think black lab, with some great dane and greyhound.


Anyway Scooby is a hunter……he keeps the squirrel and rabbit population in check…..terrorizes the cats on a regular basis…..and scares away any nasty varmint that tries to claim our home as there’s.   


Anyway,      this is what I found in our yard this week…024 …we think it used to be a wild turkey……probably one that died over the winter….but when the snow melted he decided to make it lunch for himself….this was all that was left…….feathers… bones no  nothing.


He’s actually a very nice dog that is my son’s best buddy….I think we’ll keep him around.


And who else does he terrorize……Troubles…….the fat cat, I’ll save his story for another time!!



later……..Mrs.  Dog Adopter

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Rotten Pictures

If you go back and look at the pictures on my sight… will see rotten pictures…..I’ve known this for awhile and I just thought it was my ability as a photographer…..but it was my camera. 

Last week I got  a new camera …..I found out it wasn’t me… was my camera……you have to understand this was a hand me down camera from my daughter……about 8 or 9 years old. 

So I’ve been having fun taking pictures with a great camera and I’m amazed at the quality of the pictures.   I still have a bunch to learn about digital photography but I am making progress.   023   Today I took some pictures of Daffodils that my DH bought me….do you all have Daffodil Days where you live???

later……Mrs. In Camera Heaven

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Line in the sand

As some of you know….we are in our annual Spring flood……we have no gauge here to measure how much the water has risen….its all done visually based on the geography we have.   My DH last night decided to draw lines in the sandlinesandflood ……normally this is the road we take to town but right now its a bit deep….like 6 1/2 feet deep in some places and with the curves and all its not worth taking a chance driving thru it.

The good news is overnight it has gone down (crest #1) so we are breathing a sigh of relief over that… means we don’t have to pack up our shop, but we were ready if we needed to.

Todays picture looks much like yesterdays…signflood …but our phone line is real close to going under but isn’t that why they have call forwarding and cell phones for?


This morning, seeing how it crested in town, I went for a joyride to see how it was coming along on our next crest……water, water, water everywhere….this all has to flow through my back yard.   I was in my first flood 40 years ago when I was 11……this is all that remains of that farmsteadsec19 ……that bunch of trees right of the highline pole notice how its surrounded by water……that year the snowbanks were taller than the windows on our house…..bad bad year….it was 1969.  The water moves thru this section of land….breakout from the Rabbit River that is 2 miles south of this location.   Here you can see the water leaving the river channel.


So in a few days when this water finally moves to the main river we will have another crest…hopefully lower than the crest we had last night.

Why does my area flood……we have two rivers….the Bois De Souix River coming from the south and we have the Ottertail River coming from the east…breckwahbridge ….they meet here in the center of my town to form the Red River of the North.   The Red River is not your normal river…..most rivers in the US flow generally from North to South…….our Red River flows from South to North…..we just like to do things backward in this area…..


later…….Mrs. Breathing a Sigh of Relief

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On the rise……..

Welcome everyone to our annual “creek is on the rise” event……This annual event is getting old in a hurry and i wish it would stop.    So for the next couple of weeks we will be in flood mode with our expected high water level on Wednesday……we hope…..the National Weather Service does there best to predict how high the water is going to go but as was said this morning at a meeting……”they don’t have a model that can be used to predict our part of the country”……duh… what they do is try to give there best guess as to what Mother Nature is going to throw at us.   Here’s last night012 ……..this looks rather calm and peaceful doesn’t it…..I live on the back side of a flood…..this is all backup water out of the river……..but as we have learned in the past this calm water can cause massive damage and a royal mess to clean up.





By Wednesday, I’ll have my own private island… roads will be  cut off by water… know I’ve always wanted my own private island…..I was just hoping it would be someplace warmer.  So I’ve got the supplies all ready so I don’t have to leave my home for awhile.


later all…..Mrs. In Full Flood Mode

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