Saturday, April 30, 2011

Crafting with Buttons

I've seen several different blogs with pillows that are monogrammed using buttons.  I decided I would try to do this for a couple of friend's birthdays.  Here are the finished products.  Now I need to make one for myself!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Closer to Summer

You know it is getting closer to summer when I take off my patio table cover and put on the umbrella.

I just bought this umbrella from Aldi's, of all places.  My daughter told me about the umbrella and I didn't even know they carried these type of items.  It is the perfect color and the wood even matches the deck color.

Now the rain needs to stop and the sun come out and then Summer will really be here!  Then we can BBQ and sit outside and enjoy our new deck.

Monday, April 18, 2011

St. Louis Arch

While in St. Louis recently, I took this picture of the arch.  This picture is showing the promise of Spring.  The weather has had it's ups and downs lately.  Storms are in the forecast for tomorrow.  Hopefully it won't be as bad as forecasted.

Tornadoes sure have wreaked havoc lately in so many states.  Let's pray that the weather stays calm tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


I've been sick for the last couple of weeks and let me tell you, two weeks is way too long.  Coughing, sore throat, unbearable pressure in my ears, medicine after medicine.  Agghhh.

Meanwhile, I am scheduled to go to St. Louis to exhibit for my company.  Luckily, my husband goes with me (lifesaver) and we get the exhibit setup ... but then what happens ... I lose my voice!  It is hard to exhibit with no voice.  It did come back on the last, busiest day, so that was good.

I finally break down and go to the doctor because after 10 days of this crazy cold I start to run another temperature.  I just hate tongue depressors and throat swabs ... I gag every time.

Well I am sure glad that I went because - wait for it - I have strep throat!  I'm not sure when the last time that I had that.  Lovely.  Well I've got prescription meds now and I'm hunkered down at home ready to start feeling better.  Hopefully better news on my next blog.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


My friend went to quilting camp and put together this very nice quilting block.  She had too many blocks so she shared a couple with me.  My basement decor is hunting/outdoor.

I added a cream colored strip to go completely around the square and added a brown back and fitted it around a couple of couch pillows that I had laying around.  These will look great in my chairs downstairs.