Saturday, January 31, 2015

St Louis RV Show

My husband and I traveled to St Louis this morning to check out the RV show. It was downtown so parking was expensive and the place was packed, Normally we go to Kansas City. It's almost as big as St  Louis's and parking is cheaper than St Louis. However we still had fun and saw some really nice campers.

We looked at Class C's but we don;t like the idea of stowing everything when we want to sight see. 

St Louis Police were there

We liked this model

We liked this model

There were a lot of vendors. 

Lots of people 
These were cute but $16,888. The craftsmanship wasn't the best on the molding. Looked like I had done it myself/ 

Just not a fan of Airstreams. 

We liked this one

Another $16, 888

Monday, January 19, 2015

B is for Beautiful

My mom called me and asked I come get my dollhouse. My dad built it for me in 1975. He spent many hours working on it, after he finished his work day. It has hardwood floors and tile floor in the bathroom and kitchen. He wallpapered the walls and even laid a parkay floor in the foyer. The roof was made from strawberry containers. My dad cut and stained each one of them. This dollhouse was one of my most treasured Christmas gifts.

What a gorgeous day we had here in Mid Missouri. Temperatures about 60 degrees followed by an incredible sunset!
One of my cats looking at the house. The grass area is bleached out. 

My kids did a number on the house. There were working lights in it at one time. My mom said the piano hadn't worked for years. When I was carrying the house, it began to play. 

Friday, January 16, 2015

Another quilt

This quilt is my BFF's wedding gift. I can't begin to tell you how hard this quilt was to piece! One turn of one block and it through the entire quilt off. It took myself and 2 other people to figure this thing out. But it's finally done. There isn't a pattern for it, as far as I know. I found it on Pinterest. Half square triangle and a wall to stick it on to figure it out.

Today's temperatures are going to be in the 50's. I am working on another quilt for my bedroom but being the temperatures are going to be so nice, I may charge up my camera and head out for a drive.

Daughter's Quilt

I started working on this quilt years ago, it's the Hens and Chicks pattern. I think I started on this before my grandson was born or shortly after, I stopped working on it for some time but not long ago my daughter asked me when I was going to finish it. I think it turned out really nice. I picked up blue fat quarters everywhere I went to make sure all the blues were different. She slept with it last night. :)

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Sunny January Day

Today is my best friend's, the one who just got married, birthday. What a pretty day it is, I hope it's as sunny in Joplin as it is here today.Today;s high will be in the 30's, a heatwave compared to what we have had lately.
I had to get my zoom out after I saw a brilliant red cardinal in the tree. Unfortunately, he didn't come back but I got a couple other birds and my boys.
Tufted Titmouse

American Goldfinch

My Corgis

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

A wedding

I drove to my hometown of Joplin, MO to see my best friend get married yesterday. She made a beautiful bride and I loved seeing her family. It was a beautiful ceremony and she made a gorgeous bride.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Quilt Shop

I've been working on a quilt for my best friend's wedding tomorrow. Unfortunately, it will not be ready for her wedding but when it is, I will wash it and post photos of it on my blog. However, two ladies, that were at the quilt shop where I was, were working on Twister Quilts. And one afternoon, a lady brought in a paper-pieced quilt blocks of Missouri Plains. I enjoyed them so much, I had to share photos of their work.
Love the colors on this one.


This block is an echinacea flower. 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year!!

Well, here we are in 2015. I spent New Years day with my inlaws playing Bingo at the Elks Club. One of my sister in laws won some money but that's all of our group. We still had a good time. I hope 2015 will be the best year for everyone so far.