When I made something like a handbag or a pair of pants for myself I never had a pattern to tell me how to do what I wanted. The fun for me was not having a pattern!! The fun for me was figuring it out and deciding how big or small I wanted it... Deciding the fabrics to use and what design on the purse I wanted!!! Then figuring out how to do what I wanted???? That was the fun!!! I can still do stuff in the kitchen the way I use to. I never follow recipes!!!
I am getting old now and I can't figure out things like I use to do!!!!!! It is no fun to get old!!! Nothing works for you the way it use to!!!
I made this wall hanging years ago!!! This all just came from my head.
The very first quilt I ever did!!
I made what I was wearing there too!!!
I made what I was wearing there except for my hat and shoes and socks!! I even made the necklace I was wearing!!!!!
I use to make everything I wanted almost!!! Not any more!!!!!!
But I can tell you about them and show you some!!!
Love coming your way, Fern
Hi Friends !!!! I am going to try and see if this old girl wants to load some pictures for you today....
This was taken back in the spring and I do not remember showing you the blooms from our Japanese magnolia tree...
This was a purse I made back in the day when I was sewing most everyday!!!! I can not see well enough now a days to sew with out help so I don't sew any more I Blog instead.... lol
That was a wall hanging that is on my wall and has been for years. On the quilt is a squash but it looks like a pumpkin and it really isn't. It is a squash and it tasted wonderful!!!! Tom was given this squash by a customer that grew it!!! We don't know what kind it is???????????
This is Happy and she was our cat that we lost just 10 days after losing Zoie!!!! She lived to be 21 or 22 years old. She came to us one day when she was 4 or 5 years old so the vet said!!!!!
She was a very nice cat but she had demons poor baby. She loved us very much but she couldn't even sit on our laps!!! She wanted to but her demons would not let her......
It has been a fun visit with you today!!! Happy day to you all!!!
Circle, Allie, Max and Fern
My dog Circle!!! This girl is so much like a dog!!!! She is no more then 2 feet from me 24 hours a day~~~~~ See her circles on her paws??? She helps me everyday not want another dog b/c I have one
She is my other dog like cat!!! She is not far from me except when it is nap time too!!! Then she has her special places she sleeps and that is where she is but Circle will sleep near me no matter what she has to sleep on~~~~~~~~
Good Morning!! I guess this old girl-(the computer ) is going to have to go to the repair shop b/c she will not load any pictures today again. I had taken some new ones of Frankie the other day and I was going show you them and some old ones of the coons of years past!!!
Tell you about Frankie. Darn!!!!!
Well this one came up and I didn't even ask for this one!! LOL It is from the past tho!!!
Years and years ago!!! This is my Number one favorite rose I had in the rose garden!!! I worked 365 days a year in the rose garden 20 + years ago. I had my rose garden for over 10 years. When I gave the roses away I was a sick girl- from working so hard in that garden and spraying them every week!!!
Zoie!!! Such a pretty girl and so very loving. In September she will have been gone for 2 years..........
I still cry for her often!!!
I am listening to Roy Orbison as I type this to you!!! He is singing a song written by his oldest son.
The name is "the only one" so good!!!! Roy Orbison is my favorite singer--- ever!!!
Finally the coons from years ago!!! Mary is on the left and her son Jake on the right. Did you know if you call then by there name a couple of times, they will learn their name?????? Yes they are very very smart animals!!!!
There is the picture I took of Frankie the other night --- up on top of the one of coons years ago!!
Frankie has endeared herself to Tom!!!!!! She is the first and only one to ever do that!!!!
She comes on our back patio at 6 or 7 PM and wants to be feed and Tom will often now go out and feed her now!!!!! He NEVER did that before!!!!!! Tom has seen her as a smart girl!!! She is very sweet and almost loving!!!
People say don't feed the coons but when I moved here 41+ years ago my southern neighbor was feeding them!! He said they were special animals-- I was afraid of them back then!!!!
When he moved away they came over here and it took me a long time to trust them and to get to know them!!!! They kept showing me they were good animals-- smart one too. My relationship with the coons has been 41years + now and I really KNOW them!!!!!
Allie and her track!!! it is her's!!! she loves it so much!! her Bangle cat brother ( that is what they are Bangle cats) will play with it for all of 2 minutes!! then he is done --for days!!! Not Allie she will play with it every day!!!
it is the week-end tomorrow and you know how I love our week-ends b/c Tom is home and we get to play with each other. LOL happy week-end to you all and IF you can- take time to play some!!!!!
Have a wonderful week-end dear friends!!
Love coming your way, Allie and Fern
Today Tom took me to see my thyroid doctor today. He has been my doctor since 92.
B/c money is a big deal to us he is now my only doctor. He likes me, so he treats my blood pressure too.
He treats my whole body. Today I was 13 pounds less then last year!!!! My blood pressure was 121/69 !!! An excellent blood pressure for a 78.7 year old........ My thyroid was so good that I will be taking a lower dose for the next year!! He was very impressed with everything with me...........
Tom and I were very pleased with my visit~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The photo is Allie playing with her track!!! Of the 3 cats she loves it the most!!!! Circle likes it too but she doesn't spend the time Allie does playing with it. Allie will take the ball out of the track and then we spend 2 or 3 days trying to find the ball!!! That is what is going on now. Last night she took the ball out of the track and now Circle and are looking for it!!!!! It is not easy to get that ball out of the track but she can do it when ever she wants!!! LOL
I tried for over an hour to load pictures and no deal!!! It just sits here and loads and loads and loads and then after an hour it says it can not load pictures!!!! It doesn't say why ???? It just says it can not!!!
We go to the doctors on Wednesday to see how the blood test was. The cost of the blood test has gone way up and the doctors bill will be higher then last year and it was up last year!!!
Everything gos up in cost but our income never gos up!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I really do not know how people live the way they do now a days. I see all the new cars driving around. We could never afford a new car!!! I don't know how people can buy new houses and cars????????????????? Everything cost so much!!!! Of course we don't have a house payment or a car payment if we did we wouldn't eat much!!!!
Anyway, I 'll be back to tell you how things went at the doctors on Wednesday!!
Love coming your way, Fern
For those of you that do not KNOW----- I am losing my sight slowly---but surely!!! I am losing my hearing as well but I have a very healthy body for an old woman!!! It is going to be awful awful awful when I can't see enough to be on the computer!!!! It will be awful when I can't hear
any more!!!!! I will be so isolated not being able to see and not being able to hear!!!
I will be so lonely!!! I am trying to mentally prepare myself for this and that is how I do it by telling you all about it!! I don't want you to say oh you poor thing!!!!!! REALLY!!!!
I just want you to know that when I get to your blog and leave a comment I have worked very hard to do so!!!! VERY VERY hard!!! So I may not always make it to your blog but know as long as I can I will blog!!! So long as I can!!!!!!
It scares me a lot what is happening to me!!!!!!
I love you all so much!!!!
I have tried and tried to get a picture of Tom and I taken 32 years ago on our honeymoon on this blog to show you what we looked like then but it just will not load and that is the the way this old computer has been since the start!!! it just has moods I guess!!! Some days it will load pictures and some days it will NOT!!!!
I want to thank you for your comments about our 32 wonderful years together!!!! I wish everybody could find their soul-mate b/c then this world would be a much nicer- happier place!!!
It has been a wonderful ride Tom and I have been on together!!!
Yes--- it is Tom's and mine's Anniverary to day!!! We have been hitched and loving it all 32 year.
Tom is my favorite person in the world!!!!!!
We will not go out tonight and Tom is working today and he has already made his trip up to do for Lynn and John-- his sister and brother in-law. It will be just another work day. We will do our celebrating this coming week-end!!!! YES!!!
We have had a very good marriage the whole 32 years of it!!!! Tom is a good man!!!
Tom as fixed my cook stove!!! It really pays to have a good--smart hubby!!! Tom order a new control panel for my stove and now everything works good again.
But it will be a while before i get a faster computer..........
A customer of Tom's had given us a TV set a year ago b/c his wife didn't like a fat TV screen one. -- she wanted a plat screen so he got her another one and gave us the fat screen one. Our old one was really old and we thought it would die any day now so now we have the other one so all is good!!
We don't use a DVR in the summer time-- we don't record anything in the summer.
The phone was fixed the very next day after the lightening strike!!
we were so lucky it was not worse . It didn't burn the house down!!
If you have not read my Coleslaw post yet---- please go back and read it!!!
We are suppose to have a hot and dry 4th. We are lucky most of you are not.
I love our week-ends b/c Tom is home!!! I have a good husband people!!!
and there he is!!!
I don't know yet if Tom will work tomorrow. He doesn't know yet--it depends on how his work gos today.