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  • How Soon We Forget--Sometimes
    on Mar 5, 2011
    I found this photo on Terry's (of Enchanted Makeovers) Facebook page. I just love the pink hard hat. Today is Pink Saturday over at Beverly's How Sweet the Sound blog. And I am also declaring today "Thank a Union Member...
    on Mar 4, 2011
    Attention! Last chance to sign up for the drawing for a $45 CSN gift certificate. Go to this post and leave a comment if you're interested. I will be drawing later this evening.
  • UFO Bust: Week 9 Progress
    on Mar 4, 2011
    I didn't get that binding made like I'd planned, but I did get five backings stitched up so that I can send my five unquilted tops to Debra to be quilted. They're all small quilts, but UFOs all the same....
  • Slow Going
    on Mar 3, 2011
    Nothing exciting is happening at The Yellow House these days. Oh, Skipper, he continues his excavations, and I have to wash his feet several times a day. And right in the middle of an exciting scene on "Criminal Minds," or...
  • Allergies in Bloom
    on Mar 2, 2011
    They're a sight to behold, I know. That is if my eyes weren't so swollen and itchy that I can barely see them. The beautiful Bradford pear trees, among other things, are blooming all over the place. I shot the...
  • March? Already?
    on Mar 1, 2011
    The trees are blooming, the birds are tweeting, my eyes are watering and itching. Yep, spring has come to Alabama. And to celebrate the new season, which doesn't officially start for several weeks yet, we're having a giveaway here at...
  • Those Treasures I Mentioned
    on Feb 28, 2011
    I promised to show my thrift store finds that I scored last week on my way to the doctor's office. I had left home early, so I had time to stop at one of our Leeds thrift stores that I...
  • Tea Pots & Pretties
    on Feb 27, 2011
    My friend Celia has an extensive collection of vintage tea pots and accessories. She brought her collection out this weekend and decorated the tables for our Women's Spiritual Conference. Thanks, Celia, for helping bring us joy.
  • He Turned My Mourning into Dancing
    on Feb 26, 2011
    Our beautiful dance team Think women don't have power? Then get yourself into a room full of them, all praising God and singing his glory and you'll think different I bet. Last night was the kick-off of the Leeds First...
  • UFO Progress Report: Week 8
    on Feb 25, 2011
    <<<< Doggies in Time Out? Or just dog-tired doggies? I'm a little later this morning than I wanted to be getting Mr. Linky up. It has been quite a night here at The Yellow House. Around midnight, we were hit...
  • The G Is for Gynecologist
    on Feb 24, 2011
    One of my favorite things to do in the early evening is sit down at my jigsaw puzzle or on the sofa with the doggies, tune in "Sanford and Son," and rest for an hour or so. Racist and grumpy...
  • 15 Minutes Could Save You 15% or More
    on Feb 23, 2011
    Much more! A whole box full, in fact. I have a big box of fabric scraps! I mean a biiiiiiggggg box! Big enough to choke a horse--if, that is, I was of a mind to choke a horse, which I'm...
  • Sweet Success Has Made Me Bitter
    on Feb 22, 2011
    "What's that she's got now, Sophie?" --Skipper *** OK, guys, here's the deal. Mama's got a brand new table for her Featherweight sewing machine. Loretta and some other girls had their's at retreat, and I wanted me one. Mine has...
  • Happy Birthday to Andy!
    on Feb 21, 2011
    Today is my Andy's birthday. She has reached that age (anywhere over 21, for a woman) when we no longer want the number of our birthdays told, so I won't. But let me say that no matter how old she...
  • Dream
    on Feb 21, 2011
    I feel compelled to write down the dream I had last night. I so often don't remember enough about my dreams to write them, but this one is still very clear, so here goes. A recurring theme in my dreams...
  • New Pinks
    on Feb 19, 2011
    I was lucky enough in the door prize drawing at the quilters retreat to win this pack of pretty pink-and-brown fabrics. The package included a pattern, but I think I'll use them to make pinwheels or stars for an upcoming...
  • UFO Progress Report: Weeks 6-7
    on Feb 18, 2011
    Since I missed filing a UFO Progress Report last week because I was at retreat, I'm combining two weeks into one So anything you've done in the past two weeks is fair game for this report. I picked up two...
  • Bunny Book &amp; More
    on Feb 17, 2011
    Some of you asked for the name of the book from whence came my bunny patterns. Here it is, Bunnies & More by Darcy Ashton from Ashton Publishing. I got mine at a local quilt shop, but you should be...
  • The Clue on the Cutting Table
    on Feb 16, 2011
    A Skipper Lou Blue Mystery I smell goodies. I was enjoying an afternoon snack of granola yesterday when Skipper came into the sewing room to see what I was doing. Immediately he caught the scent of granola. I, just as...
  • Grandma, What Big Teeth You Have!
    on Feb 15, 2011
    When you play, you pay. I know, I know. It's a time-worn old cliche, but true nonetheless. I'm so far behind with everything, I feel like the wolf is on my tail. One would think that a retired widow, living...