Sunday, September 30, 2012

EYE LASHES AND PINTEREST

When people say " I read it on Pinterest" it is almost like it is from the Bible and we should take it for the truth. So when I read that if you smear your your eye lashes at night with Vaseline your lashes would be thicker and longer.  I thought, "What?"  So, since I use Vaseline on my lips anyway, and an eye cream at night, I thought what could it hurt?  Well, I am here to tell you after a few days my lashes don't look like the ones in this picture, but they are thicker and fuller.  So this time Pinterest wins.

Monday, September 17, 2012

A LITTLE PLACE IN THE COUNTRY

I really like living in a neighborhood where I can see my neighbors house lights and see their children playing.  Especially in my current neighborhood, no one has fences, the children run from one place to another.  I like it, it seems like a park where everyone plays.(My son and brother hate it.) I like being close to town, and places where there are sidewalks to walk on.  But sometimes, I think a little house in the country on a small parcel of land with a path leading to the back like the one above would be nice....with a little garden shed out back....trees all around.....a place for a cat to roam.....places for my grandchildren to explore.  My friend Bonnie has a place like that,down a little country lane.  My other friend Lora has one too, her's off a side country road.  Perhaps I could find a place like that to retire.

Monday, September 10, 2012

TRUCKS, TRACTORS AND FRONT LOADERS

My little grandson will be 4, so amazing where the time goes.  All of the grandchildren when turning 4 have gotten a twin sized quilt.  So far, 5 down, 2 to go and perhaps someday a few more. The pattern for this quilt is called, Those Crazy Kids by The Buggy Barn.  The blocks were really fast. I thought about how long before these little ones grow out of their "4 year old quilt" and decided that by the time my current little guy turns 4 my oldest one will be 12 and probably need a new quilt.....then maybe one for graduation and of course we will start on marriages....SO!  I have a lot of years ahead to make quilts.  Hurray!  I was afraid I would run out of people who need quilts.

The best part of making a quilt for someone else is that I think about them the entire time I work on it, not just my grandchildren, but for my kids or others too.  I am blessed to have a talent that I enjoy and hopefully it brings joy to others as well.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

RECTANGLE?

You and I know this as a hexagon.
My grand daughter was at a pre-school screening.  The teacher showed her different shapes and asked what each one was.  (None were a hexagon.)  When she was shown a rectangle she squished up her brow and thought really hard, then suddenly burst out,


"It's a mex -a-gon."  
Oh the joys of youth!