Sunday, March 27, 2011


Well not exactly the jackpot, but a good haul! I went to the local Quilt Guild quilt show on Saturday. I arrived much later than I had hoped because Mom duty called. The quilts were beautiful. I'm sorry I didn't take any photos. My friend, Martha works for a local sewing shop, and was working in their vendor booth. They had several quilting and embroidery machines to try. I was able to embroidery my initial onto scrapbook paper for the cute keychain. Now I want one of those machines, but it will have to wait awhile. I found the bracelet and Volume 3 of Apronology at another booth. I have been looking for Apronology for over a year! I was thrilled! I love the apron made from neckties! Y'all Come Back, Lorilee

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Rejoice and a redbird

This is my latest banner in honor of Easter. I made 5 to add to the prize bags for my Bunco group.
Several cardinals have been coming to the fountain just outside our living room window. I was only able to catch this one with my camera.
Sadly, Spring Break is now over, and the long countdown to summer begins! I stayed quite busy eventhough we didn't go anywhere. I worked in the yard and started my spring garden. We had Bunco at my house since March was my month. This afternoon, my 25-year-old came over. We washed his car and my trailblazer. Then I told him there was ice cream in the freezer left from bunco. He said, "I might have to start coming over for bunco." I told him he would have to play. He said, "OK, what is bunco?"
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Clogging weekend!

It was a clogging weekend! I attended the Texas Clogging Council's Clogging Rally in Waco with my clogging group, Stars and Stripes Cloggers. We had a wonderful time. We took two vehicles and 5 junior cloggers with us. One of the vendors was selling foot and body massagers. We thoroughly enjoyed the demonstration! See the huge smiles on our faces!
The Rally began with dances being taught on Friday afternoon. Friday evening was the Fun Dance. They played songs from the "Texas Dance List" for clogging, and called the steps to the dances. I tried hard to keep up!

There were dances taught all day on Saturday. Martha and I were really concentrating to remember the steps. We also went to a class on the "Drag, Slide" technique. The instructor was great, but I am not sure I am ready to work it into my steps yet!
A friendly fellow rally goer took a photo of our whole group. On Saturday night there was an Exhibition Program. The groups that performed were wonderful. Thank you, Martha for letting me use your photos! I was too lazy to get my camera out most of the time!
We left on Sunday morning after having breakfast at Cracker Barrel. I found some chicken goodies to bring home with me at the gift shop!
Every chicken owner MUST have a chicken coffee mug!
AND a rooster tassle!
FUN FUN FUN, but on Monday, I was TIRED TIRED TIRED! I'm so glad it is Spring Break.
Y'all Come Back,

Monday, March 7, 2011


I'm making progress on the Japanese Flower Garden shawl, but it is slow! I don't get to crochet every day, so I think I am doing pretty well!
Update: The pattern can be found
I fed my yarn addiction with some yummy yarn. I plan to use this for some dishcloths.
It is definitely starting to look like spring in South Texas. I saw this Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on my Carolina Jasmine.
I'm thrilled with the sunshine. I'm torn between gardening and crafts. Gardening wins when the weather is this nice!
Soon my Cannas will fill this corner. I can't wait. I'm tired of the blahness of winter!

The chickens just want out to taste all the tender green shoots!
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