Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Good, Bad and Worse

Yesterday started out with Bible Study at church and then off to a sheep farm no less. Friends of ours made a Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixins and invited us to see their 48 acres of land and sheep. They have a beautiful house and scenery that is pretty in every direction you look. We learned some interesting facts about sheep that I never knew before. They have many lambs that are born every year. One night nine were born in an hour.

They have many Rams. Some are sold for $800.00 a piece. The bigger the horns the more valuable they are. One ram can mate about 100 ewes. (busy fellow) I bet you didn't know that tidbit. lol Their horns are 32" or more from base around to the tip. I think you can see the horns in pic below.

The houses in the background are rentals on their property.

They can have anywhere from 200 to 400 on the farm at a time. They sell the rams to hunting preserves.

That's for the good news.-- The bad news is while we were there, hubby got a call from the cardiologist about a stress test he had done on Mon. There was an abnormality showing on the back side of the heart and he wanted us in the office by 3:45. ( If you remember he had heart surgery this past Oct. and had been doing very well and in rehab. )
At the dr. office he explained that there may not be enough blood getting to the back side of the heart.
He is going back into the hospital tomorrow (Thurs.) and have a heart cath. done to see exactly what is going on and what they need to do about it. They will take care of it while he is in though. We would appreciate your prayers if you think of us. I'm not sure when I will get to post again but will update you as soon as I can.
The day did not get better when I received a call from my best friend Ceekay telling me results of her dr. visit. She has been battling ovarian cancer for a couple of years now. She has some new growths which will require more surgery. She needs and appreciates our prayers.
I hope you are all doing well and enjoying your week. I appreciate each one of you!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Time To Put Snowmen Away

I'm getting Spring Fever, how about you? I've gotten a few projects done and have a few more waiting, but that's always an ongoing thing. Oh well, back to the post.
I decided to pack away my snow friends. They have been out since I did Christmas decorations in November. ( I make it worth my while) lol
Here's just a few that were scattered around the house waiting to get packed away.
Got our the blue tubs. Blue for cold, I color co-ordinate the tubs so I know what's in them. You know, red & green for Christmas, black and orange for fall, etc. My big guy, the gourd, takes up half one by himself. I just love him.

My little peace guy from Ceekay. I still put some back in the same boxes that they came in for safe keeping.

All stacked up ready to go on a shelf in the garage.

Someone just hopped in from the garage as I opened the door. I heard them saying, "My turn, My turn!"

Aren't they too cute? A present from my sister when she visited a few years ago. They are made from paper mac he. They are so detailed and look so happy that they got out of that box.
He's painting his eggs getting ready for Easter. Paint brush in hand and two spare ones in his bib pocket. A little baby bunny in his cart.

She's doing some decorating on her own with her Spring tulips and basket of eggs.

This is their new resting place for the next couple of months. I think their smiles say they're "hoppy".

Stay tuned to see if they multiply and scatter around the house.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Tupperware Party

It's been years since I gave or have been to a Tupperware party. I ran into a friend that is a rep. and she asked if I would help her out and I said yes.
A couple of wks. ago I had a few ladies over and we had a little party.

The rep wants you to keep it simple so it can easily be duplicated if you get a booking from your party. I had brownies, pound cake cut up to garnish with strawberries, a cheese ball with crackers, and chocolate candies.

I still had my snowmen out and used one for the center piece.

I should have had the lids off the glass wear for better viewing. Sorry.

I put the refreshments on the kitchen island so the rep could use the other counter for her display. (Hence, the empty counter below)

The brownies (always with nuts for our family)

The cheese ball had a vegetable flavor to it. (Very tasty)

The pound cake.

The drink area set up with the Keurig so they could get tea, hot chocolate, or flavored coffees.

Having the party was worth all the freebies that I got. Here's just a few.

These are the heat and serve containers.

I used some of my new modular mates to organize the pantry. They take up so much less room.

Look at those labels girls, they are all readable. I told hubby he was sleeping with the enemy. Yikes!

I've been busy on another sewing project that I'll post in a few days.

Have a great, safe, happy weekend!

Friday, February 13, 2009

More Projects

I don't know about you, but I have been in the cleaning, reorganizing, and updating mode. Trying to get drawers, closets, and sewing projects done. Last week I showed a couple of table runners I made for the dining room. This week I'm showing one I did for my office. I put it on top of the antique library table in there.

I've had the material for three years (found it in a closet, smile). It was the left over from my curtains.

Out came the machine and the sewing began.
I used the fabric on the right.

I could have left it plain but at the last minute decided to add the bow to match the chair covers.

The chair covers are reversible so I featured each one on the chair backs.

I can easily remove it if I have to work on the table. It's purely for show.

I usually am at my desk talking to all my blogging friends, like you. smile

Thanks for taking a look today and don't forget to visit Kelli at There is no place like home for more Show & Tell.
Have a safe and happy weekend!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Out to Dinner

We have some wonderful, dear and, I might add,very generous friends that wanted to take us to the opening night of the new Ruth Chris restaurant in our town. We had a great time and an unbelievably good meal. The staff could not have been nicer or more attentive.

Here we are at the front entrance.

In the lobby waiting to be seated at our table.

Fresh flowers were abundant everywhere.
The dining room is simple yet elegant.
We had a great time with our friends, staff and the owner of the franchise. She was in from Atlanta for the opening We were their first paying customers so the four of us signed a dollar bill for the owner to frame.

The Staff
The food was delicious and they were so willing to split things for us.

Of course we couldn't end the meal without something chocolate. It was divine!

It was delactable!! I'm like Oprah, I have to have a little chocolate everyday. smile

We are so thankful for wonderful friends!
What have you been up to this week?

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Winter Storm

Here in SC we rarely have snow. When we do it is usually only a dusting on the ground. We may get an ice storm but our temperatures quickly rise above freezing and melts it. Of course, the damage is permanent.

We've been fortunate so far this year and have not seen ice or snow. A couple of years ago, however, we did. While I was busy in the house, hubby disappeared for a while and then asked me to look out the window. I couldn't believe my eyes. His creativity never ceases to amaze me. He had wrote (or I should say stepped) me a message in the snow large enough for airplanes going over to see.

I asked him how he got by without footsteps showing that connected the words. He just smiled and said he hopped over to the next word. You can see how he started his path from the patio in the pic above and below. He's a very funny guy.

Jonas had never seen snow or been in a snowsuit before. Normal temps can be around 50 here in the winterhere. He could hardly move and didn't want to walk in his new get-up.

When he did, he couldn't stay upright.
Notice the pansies in the background. It's amazing how they bounce right back after ice has covered them.

I think Jonas started to enjoy a little of the hooplah,-- eventually!

I hope those without power has had it restored. I have been praying for you.
Have a happy weekend! Do something fun.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I thought I would do a tablescape in the Dining Room today. Last week I made a couple of new runners. One for the table and one for the buffet so I decided to bring in all their colors into the tablescape.
I used red chargers, black plates, and green salad plates.

I put them on black place mats.

I used a fruit centerpiece with candles.

Gold napkins rolled in the goblets.

A votive candle in a square glass bowl.

Thanks for stopping in today and please go take a look at other beautiful tables at Between Naps On The Porch
Have a happy week!