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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Stash–Feb 28, 2010

Rotten week…..I used nothing……not a thing was moved………..the fabric is still sitting the place I left it the week  before…….but then I did get massive amounts of paperwork done….DH’s paperwork.     I do hope ot accomplish something this week.

Used YTD                        15.0 yards

YTD purchased             11.75 yards

Net used                 3.25 yards

later…….Mrs. I truely hope to use more fabric that I have.

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Its home….our big orange fish house…the titanic.

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My son playing…he’s in the green with white shirt….#32.     They won the final game of the regular season….now some time off and then the start of the backcourt season.

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Week 8

This is actually a three week report, as I have been missing in action the last couple of weekends.     Sometimes my family insists that I have a life that’s not completely consumed with quilting.


The fabric I purchased is here…….I have managed to so some piecing…..girlquilt their are babies that are expected (not by me I’m to old for that) and I’m all out of baby quilts so I’m going to get the stash of baby quilts built back up so I’m ready on a moments notice.   Please disregard the rotten photography….soon I will have my photostand set up in a place where it won’t bother if its up all the time….plus I need to take a picture with something other than my cell phone, but its so easy to use it cause I can just email the picture to my home computer….but that’s another story.



This weeks report is as follows.


Fabric used this week              2.25 yards

YTD fabric used                     15.00 yards


Fabric purchased                     5.0 yards


YTD purchased                      11.75 yards




Net busted 2010                    3.25 yards.


I’m hoping to bust more this week.


later……Mrs. trying to bust fabric.

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