Friday, February 27, 2009

Feb 26, 2009

Today was a little cooler, only reached about 82 and there was a nice breeze. Just beautiful. I did manage to get out and walk around the park about 2 1/2 miles. Then, we headed over one of the larger shopping areas today to go to a Pets Mart. I needed to get a new clipper blade for grooming.

Back at the fiver, we put the awning out and set up the folding table. I think it took me about 2 hours to groom both of the furballs. Next it was bath time. We moved the table around to the outside shower. DH had found a portable doggie bathtub at a ‘Tuesday Morning’. It is very nice and collapses flat when not in use---I guess I need to get a photo of that for you to see. Kinda had my hands full yesterday.....I think both dogs really enjoyed their bath. They were both very calm and relaxed---it was a nice cool down for them.

Cleaned up the mess outside and then it was time for me to have a shower and a fresh change of clothes. It wasn’t long before all of us were napping the rest of the afternoon away.............and yes, the puppies smell sooooo good now!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Feb 25, 2009

It is still hot, but one of our neighbors told us we have not seen anything yet. He said when they arrived here last November in was 112 degrees! He said to expect the 90’s by end of March. Well, our thermometer hit 91 degrees today. I know you hear this all the time, but the low humidity does make it more tolerable. We still have not turned on the air, but we have all the fans running.

We did make it to the downtown Farmer’s Market yesterday morning. You may recall last time we went there on the wrong day. We got there around 11am and the place was a hopping! Back in Indiana, our Farmer’s Market is mostly fruits and veggies with a few booths selling homemade pies, breads, jams, etc. This Farmer’s Market only had two venders selling produce. There was a lot of very nice jewelry, sun glasses, yard ornaments, and food venders. We bought what we wanted from the produce venders and than decided to try some burritos from one of the food stands. It was steak, onions, and peppers and it was so good----up until the last bite----then WOW! It was hot, like burn your month is on fire hot! I had a drink, but just couldn’t get the fire put out. I finally was forced to have a double Choc Chip Chunk Ice cream cone. Whew! That hit the spot. Don’t know what it was that I ate in that last bite, but sure hope I never eat it again.

Today we stayed home all day. We took the dogs out to the sand lot for awhile, but the sand was ‘hot’ on their little foot pads and they didn’t want to play long. I did manage to take a walk around the park just to get some much needed exercise. It is about 3/4 mile. I know I need to do more, but it is a start. There is a small pool here and with the temperatures rising I may have to check that out in the near future.

The temps started cooling down after supper (6pm) and we followed our usual routine of television and then off to bed around 10pm.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Feb 23, 2009

Boy oh boy, got hot today. I think our thermometer topped out at about 89 degrees. Needless to say no body was moving around much. We had the fans running, but the dogs were still doing a fair amount of panting. Not ready for that ac to be on---much prefer to enjoy the wonderful sunshine.

We both put in a fair amount of computer time. I was on Amazon looking for my next good read. I would really like to have one of those ‘Kendles’ that amazon sells. It is a device that you can download books, magazines, newspapers to and then read at your leisure. Bad news is the thing is over $300 bucks, I’m hoping it comes down in price as the technology spreads.

By 6pm it was starting to cool down. We settled in for a little tv and somewhere around 10 or 10:30 pm we were off to bed. Not a very interesting post today, just another lazy day in paradise.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Feb 22, 2009

Wow, where is the month of February going----it seems it is just flying by. Today after breakfast we decided to head over to the Arizona Market Place. It is set up like a flea market---only everyone is on concrete and everything is under cover--even the isle ways. DH was looking for some little ring type thingys for our satellite tripod--ya know to help stake it in the ground. I had found out about a bead shop that was located there. I found what I was looking for and purchased a small amount of beads. I have some “how to ” information so I’m going to see what develops from there. DH was not so lucky--couldn’t find what he was looking for......but I’m sure he will eventually.

Back at the fiver, I decided I was not in a ‘painting mood’ so I ended up reading some of my next book, “Tick Tock” by Koontz. At first I was not sure I was going to like it. The plot read like an old version of a Twilight Zone episode, but I kept reading and a new character was introduced that I really liked. At any rate, the book ended up being very good and I especially liked the ending. Anyone out there that likes a good supernatural story with a bit of comedy thrown in........this is the book for you.

After I finished my book, I did spend a little time on my painting. Not a very exciting day, but then some times excitement is over rated..........

Peter, Thanks for the shower tip we will give it a try!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Feb 21, 2009

Did very little today. I did fix DH bacon and pancakes on our new griddle. MMMMM good! After breakfast we took the furballs out for a walk in the desert lot next door to our rig. Just a big open area surrounded by agricultural field. They can run and kick up their heels a little.

After that DH found a movie on the tv---’City of Angels’. I got interested in it and was really enjoying it. DH decided to make a trip into town for some odds and ends. I’m sitting in my easy chair watching the movie and in the last 30 minutes of the show comes a knock at my door. Don’t you just hate that.......right when it is all coming together......all things are about to be’re on the edge of your seat......and then......knock, knock, you-hoo any one home. Well, the door is open so there is no hiding out. It was a neighbor, a very nice one, who was having trouble setting up her satellite tv and had lost her cell phone to boot. That was that, I’ll catch the end of that movie another day. I let her use my phone to call the satellite guy who installed her unit. She reach his voice mail. I walked down to her rig and tried to help her, but I know nothing of these systems. She just wasn’t getting any signal at all. Anyway, long story short, we gave up. I went back to our rig and a few minutes later she was knocking again. This time to tell me that somehow the thing had finally started working so all was well in tv land once again. She used my phone again to call the satellite guy and let him know all is well. This time she got him in person and he told her he would be in the area tomorrow so he would stop by to go over things with her again. Nice guy!

After all that, DH shows up grinning from ear to ear. It seems he had found the elusive taco stand we had been searching for the last few days. We had heard great things about this little taco stand. He got 8 tacos for $10.00, we had a ‘taco feast’ last night for dinner. DH had the hot sauce, I passed on that. DH took anti-acid later that evening......just in case.....

Watched a few re runs on the tv and then off to bed we went.........

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Feb 20, 2009

Oh what a beautiful day in the neighborhood! The temps are in the high 70's, plenty of sunshine, and just enough of a breeze to keep things comfy! Oh yeah, this is what it is all about :)

Here is my big accomplishment for the day. What you are seeing is about 1/2 of the cornice. I'm feeling very good about it. I have been "in the zone" for the last couple of days. So, the painting has come easy. My mind is already working out the details of the next cornice---I found some really cute photo references of squirrels on google image that may come into play--and you can click on this photo to get a larger photo. I am also documenting the process on my art blog,

DH went to the post office to mail some items to his brother and he has also been working on our taxes. Good news there is we should be getting a refund. I think we will put that into new counter tops for the kitchen in the stick house---that should really help as a selling feature. Our current counters are really an eyesore. Sure hope it sells this summer. It is a nice little house, modestly priced, and in a very good neighborhood. Now, if the dang banks would start loaning qualified folks money again, I think we would be in good shape for a quick sale........keeping that 'happy thought' anyway........

One last bit of info, the park here in Yuma we are staying at is under new ownership. It seems the rent will be going up----we currently are paying $325.00 and they are increasing that to $400.00 for next year. We think that is quite a jump, but it is still cheaper than most of the other places in this area. The exception being the SKP park, but it fills up quickly during winter. It was full when we arrived in January and it didn't show any vacancies til just about a week ago.

We may explore southern Texas next winter--seems there are quite a few rv dreamers in that area so we know we would be in good company! We figure on checking that all out at the rally in October. We will head over to Florida for the holidays and then back to Texas for the winter----at least that is the "jello" plan for now.....

Friday, February 20, 2009

Feb 19, 2009

Today’s project was a leaky shower. I was getting something out of the basement while DH was taking a shower and I notice a slow drip, drip, drip coming from that general area. We had this problem once before and it turned out to just be a loose connection at the drain area. DH figured it might have come loose again as it is difficult to get a hand or tool up there to tighten sufficiently. He got everything apart and then put back together tightening it as best he could----next we ran some water and ‘bummer’ still dripping. DH looked up top and determined that the drain itself might be leaking. He took the drain cover off and decided to re seal it with new plumber’s putty. This is when ‘it’ happened. DH was cleaning the old plumber’s putty off with ‘googone’. I hear a big ‘oh noooo’! That’s not good! Unfortunately the googone was doing too good of a job and had actually taken off some of the finish. We were both just so upset at this new development. Not much we could do about it. DH put everything back together and decided to let it cure overnight before doing a water test. Next morning, he checked it after our showers and all was well. Now, we just have to figure out what to do about the cosmetic damage. The color is still there--it is just the shine that is gone. You have to catch it in the light to see the damage. I think we are going to try just applying some paste wax to restore the shine. I know I will have to re apply it periodically, but I don’t see to many other options. We will keep an eye out for any type of finish we could re apply, but I think that is a long shot. Oh well, in the grand scheme of things this is hardly a blimp on the radar screen. The sun is shining, the birds are a chirping, and my two furballs are wagging their tails----so all is not lost after all...........

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Feb 18, 2009

Today was laundry day. As I said in an earlier post, the laundry here at the park is painfully small and not as clean as I would prefer. One of the park folk told me about a laundry in Summerton that was large and reasonably priced. Summerton is only about 11 miles from the park---so we loaded up and headed to Summerton. Once at the laundry mat I did my usual inspection of the machines. The machines were front loaders and the detergent and softener is added into a compartment on the top of the machine. Well, I looked at several machines and it looked to me that those ‘compartments’ had never been cleaned. Some of them even had mold. That was it for me. We headed back out the door and decided to look around the town to see if there were any other laundries. We were fortunate to fine another. It was a lot smaller, but the machines were top loaders and reasonably clean. We thought we had crossed into Mexico for a moment, cause most of the signs there were in spanish. At any rate, we got the clothes clean and that is a ‘goode’ thing. By the by, I had already checked out Yuma for laundry mats. They are few and far between and the price----between $2.50 and $3.00 just to wash. OOCH! It is times like these that I wonder if we should not invest in an on board unit. I really don’t want to go there and this is the first time we have run into this problem. Most of the time the parks we stay in have very good laundries. Time will tell on that one.

Back at the fiver, I put everything away and turned my attentions to a new book I have started. It is another Stephen King book entitled ‘Cell’. The premise of this book is simple: a signal has been sent to cell phones by some unknown entity and that signal sends those that heard it into a murderous state---all those that did not have cell phones are now fighting to survive and take back the planet. I’m about half way thru and it is a pretty good read.

We decided on Beef Manhattans for dinner and then settled in to watch a little tv before turning in for the night.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Feb 17, 2009

This is how I started my day.......French Toast complete with fresh blackberries. It was so good, but not at all waist line friendly. I made this on our new griddle we purchased yesterday. We found the griddle at Wally World for about $30.00 (Presto Grill n Drain). Its cooking area measures about 15"x15" and has a Teflon coating. The top also has a tilt feature, so if you are cooking bacon, for example, you can drain off the excess grease as you cook. That was our big excitement for the day---using the new grill. After breakfast, I did at least take the furballs out for their morning romp in the sand lot--but I think they did most of the romping!

We did head out to get some fresh water and quarters for the laundry. I also needed to pick up a roller for applying the contact cement to my canvas window treatment. Once home I applied the cement to the back of my canvas and waited for it to get tacky. Wow, what smelly stuff that is-----but it does work. I think next time I will prime the back with "gesso" (canvas primer). I ended up needing two coats of cement because the back of the canvas is so porous. Anyway, I opened up lots of windows to get ventilation so we didn't all die of suffocation. Now, a couple hours later, I can still smell the cement on the canvas. I'm sure hoping once it is cured and dry that smell goes away. If not, I'll have to go in a different direction. I only prepared the one canvas for just that reason. I want to make sure all my little ideas work before continuing on with the next one. I did it inside due to the weather, but I think I had better wait for better weather and do the next batch outside.....

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Feb 16, 2009

Ok, here is my accomplishment for today. I finished the sketches for my window cornice. I basically am showing you the points of interest. The painting will measure about 50 inches long by 7" high. I'm very pleased with the way it is coming along so far.
I cut a piece of canvas 50" long by 14" wide. I'm going to double the canvas and use contact cement to bond the two sides together.
That will give it the needed stiffness. I'm going to post a more in depth analogy of this on my art blog for those of you that are interested. Give me a day or two to get that done.

We did manage to find another farmer's market today. We got some great yellow and red peppers, lettuce, broccoli, and cauliflower. That is the really cool thing about being in a warm climate all winter--you have access to fresh produce all winter long!

Guess that is it for today----

Monday, February 16, 2009

Feb 15, 2009

Inspiration finally came up and made itself known to me. I have been sketching my first window treatment cornice for most of the day. It feels good to be back at the old ‘drawing board’ once again. This piece will go above my sofa. I’m doing a mama robin and a couple of juvenile robins with crab apple tree blossoms. Think Spring!

I also got notification of the annual Artist Magazine’s competition. I have been thinking of entering some of my work in various venues and this might be a good place to start. I have to admit it that it scares me a little though. It is not so much about winning or losing as it is about acceptance or rejection---most importantly that acceptance or rejection comes from your peers. Artist whose work work you know and respect. Artist’s egos are really vary fragile things. You see, we put it all out there for you to see---our heart, our soul if you will---right out there, unprotected and raw. I don’t need to win this competition (ok, it would be nice to win), I just need to know that I’m good enough to compete. That the judge at least hesitates---for a moment---long enough to say “not bad, not bad at all”.....

Well, that is where my thoughts have been on this day. The weather here is overcast and kinda chilly. We both stayed in--me with my art--DH with his computer. I do declare DH should be the most knowledgeable man on the planet--all that time researching on the computer---sure hope his head does not start to swell up with all that knowledge---LOL! I know.....’I’m a very, bad girl’!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Feb 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day everyone! We did nothing special today after almost 30 years of marriage we don’t feel the need for flowers and such. Oh don’t get me wrong, I love it when DH surprises me with some romantic gesture. But, I’m not disappointed when nothing “surprising” happens either. I’m safe and secure in the fact that he loves me---he may not say it very often---but he shows me everyday in all the little and big things he does for me. I’m so very blessed to have him in my life. I’m one of those “dreamers” and “schemers” and DH has gone along and supported everyone of those dreams. And even when I fail, he continues to encourage me and support me. I won’t say it was “love at first sight” for us, but it was darn close. Even after all these years, I still find him irresistible! He is truly my ‘soulmate’.

We did take a hike this day. Headed out to those sand dunes I had talked about yesterday. We did a total of about 3 miles. Both of us were ‘pooped’ when we got back to the fiver. You definitely use different muscles when walking in the sand and I’m sure my body is gonna let me know just how many different muscles I used in the morning :)

For dinner, we did pineapple burgers on the grill with a side of fried potatoes. So much for my 3 mile walk. DH did a superb job on the potatoes and I on the pineapple burgers. Pineapple burgers are just take a hamburger patty and when it is about 3/4 done you add a slice of your favorite cheese, then a pineapple ring, then a little BBQ sauce to top it all off. Very tasty and easy!

I spent the rest of the evening pondering my window treatments. I have the canvas out---now I just need that little thing called inspiration to hit. That inspiration has been doing some gnawing at me, but nothing definable as of yet............

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Feb 13, 2009

Thanks for the invite to the March Kerrville gathering, but DH and I will have to pass this time around. We will not be heading back east until the end of March and then we plan on taking I40. At this point in our lives (still paying a mortgage), we can’t justify those little side trips in our budget. I can’t wait till the day when we are truly free and can go where the wind and our desire take us.....but for now, we have an agenda and we need to stick to it. We originally thought we might go over into San Diego for awhile before heading back, but after running all the numbers we decided to wait till next year. DH’s social security starts in May and hopefully we will have sold the house by next fall. Those two things will make a world of difference for us. We will be attending the rv dreams rally in October, hopefully we will see many of you there then.

One thing this new lifestyle has afforded me is the simple pleasure of reading a book. I love to read, but I always felt guilty for taking the time to read. Once I start a good book it is hard for me to put down. I like mysteries and if they have a supernatural or scary element to them..........all the better. I just finished a Stephen King book entitled ‘Duma Key’. It was sooooo good and a real ‘edge of your seat’ thriller!

I also am going to start walking again---long overdue. I walked the park and found that once around is about a mile. I think I’ll start with 2 miles and work my way up from there. We also heard about some sand dune trails not far from here so I may check those out in the near future.

I guess that is about it for today. Reading, walking, and oh yeah---enjoying my sweet little hummingbirds that stop by to feed. So tiny and so precious----isn’t life truly awesome. All you have to do is stop, look, and will be amazed at what awaits you............and best of all, it doesn’t cost a dime!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Feb 12, 2009

Today DH suggested we check out the farmer’s market in downtown yuma. He was sure it was going on today between 10am an 3pm. After breakfast we headed that direction. This time we mapped out our journey before we left and we still manage to take a wrong turn---somehow we drove right by “main street”. Any hoo got turned around and managed to find it and a parking space. We saw several venders, but it looked like they were just setting up their booths. It was already past noon so we were not sure what was happening. I finally went into a local coffee shop and asked the owner. Apparently, DH had his days confused......the market is on Tuesdays. Today folks were getting set up for a craft and art show this coming weekend. I would like to see that, but I doubt I get DH to go for that.

Came back home and I decided to bake a pie. A very wonderful apple, walnut, raisin pie. I used splenda so DH can enjoy it and it cuts down on some of those nasty calories. After the pie was out of the oven, DH took over the kitchen. It was time to make the furballs their doggie cookies. One nice thing about a day of baking--the rv was all cozy and warm by evening and smelled absolutely delicious!!

We did make the decision to stay put here in our little “sand lot” for another month. The weather is warm, the price is right, and the folks here are great---just not ready to move on as of yet. Maybe it is because I know once we start moving we will eventually end up back in Indiana. Not that Indiana is a bad place, but there is work waiting for us there. Our house needs to be put on the market this spring. We did a lot of painting and cleaning out last summer, but we still have a bedroom and bath to paint, new kitchen counters to put in, and some trim to be put up in the dining room before we put the for-sale sign out in the yard. I’m tired just thinking about it......

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Here are the photos of the "mansion" mural I promised. As I said yesterday, this was a 40 foot mural. It was done on a curved wall--so noway to capture the entire mural in one photo.
The style was very loose and contemporary. I usually paint much more detailed and realistic. It was fun to do a more relaxed style--almost cartoon like for me.
The mural depicted the four seasons. I have winter, fall, and spring pictured here. I think I'll put up a page on my web site with more info and photos. That will take a few days, so I'll let you know when it is done.

I did finally get all the window panels done in the fiver yesterday!! YEAH!! Of course in true "Debbie style" the very last panel I somehow manage to do backwards. In other words, the pleats were in the wrong place. A simple fix, but just when I thought I was done---it was back to the sewing table. LOL!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Feb 10, 2009

Well, here we are again. I did not get a lot accomplished today. We had a few errands to run and I decided I wanted to have lunch “out on the town”. That is a treat for us because we do eat most of our meals is just too expensive to make a regular habit of eating out. Plus I do enjoy my own cooking.......maybe a little too much---if you know what I mean :)

We knew that most of the restaurants are located by the mall shopping district. We had been there before, so no problem---right? We got lost and it was my fault. I just couldn’t seem to get orientated to the map and our gps was not being of any help either. DH did finally manage to get us into familiar territory and somehow we managed to stumble upon the shopping district. We found a restaurant and had a nice lunch. We had started out for an early lunch, but ended up having a late one.

Once we made it home, I just was not feeling well. I ended up taking about a 2 hour nap. When I got up, I did feel a little better. Decided I had better get something accomplished in the window treatment workshop. I ended up covering all the buttons for the last 4 pair of panels---all 16 of them. I had hoped to get them sewn on, but that just didn’t happen.

I received an email from an rv dreamer about window treatment advice. So, I thought I would let everyone know, I am more than happy to offer advice on windows or any other decorating dilemma you may have. I’d be happy to look at interior photos as well. I did interior design and window treatments for many years, including 3 decorator show houses. One of which was a 20+ million dollar mansion in Indianapolis. Myself and another decorator friend of mine did a forty foot handpainted mural in the mansion. I’ll try to post some photos of it tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Feb 9, 2009

Oh yeah, I’m still here. Just needed a little “blogging break”! I have been stuck at my sewing table and there is now an end in sight. I have to sew the buttons on the last 4 pair of window panels and then I can start the “fun” stuff. The painting of the valances. I will post some photos of the painting process for those of you that are interested.

The weather has turned a little on the chilly side this week. We will still be in the 60’s during the day and I know I should not complain, but it is below average for yuma this time of year. So, I guess I“m complaining :) just a little....

I have to confess I have been bitten by the ”beading bug“. I thought sure I had escaped it, but my creative side just can stand ignoring all the beautiful beading projects I have seen. I have been doing some research and so when I do buy--I will do it right. Now that we fulltime, I need to be careful about my purchases. I used to ”stock up“ on project supplies. Now, I only buy when I’m ready to actually ”do“ the project. Can’t afford to have those” I’ll‘ get to that someday“ projects waiting in the wings. Although I must confess, I do have a couple of those on board right now.......shhhhh....told tell DH! Old habits are hard to break!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Feb 5, 2009

Today I did not sit at my sewing machine. DH decided he wanted to check out the local flea market. So, we took the dogs out for a little playtime in the field next to the rv park and then headed out to the flea market. What a disappointment. Last year we went to a flea market in Florida that was tremendous. Along with all the “junk”, there was booth after booth of fresh produce, great prices--that’s the reason we go. We expected to find the same here. There were only two booths and not nearly the variety or prices we had found in Florida. We did buy some lettuce, bananas, and some pears. We found the prices and the produce here to be not much better than the grocery stores.

Big Thank you to everyone that emailed or commented about the parks in San Diego. After much research, we think we have made a decision to stay at Santee Lakes. It has hiking trails, a nice area to walk the furballs, and the price is far better than anywhere else we have looked. We will have to wait till the end of March to obtain the spot we want, but that’s ok. As always, our plans are often set in “jello”!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Feb 4, 2009

Just another day in paradise. Not much to report. I am still working on the window treatments.

We are starting to discuss our next destination. We will have been here in Yuma a month Feb 22. I want to go to San Diego and see the zoo and such. DH knows that will be expensive, but I think we are both ready for a splurge! If anyone knows of a nice park in the San Diego area would love to hear from you......

Tell then.........

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Feb 3,2009

Today was busy once again. It was another shopping day for us. I wanted to check out the local Jo Anns. DH needed to stop in at Lowes for some screws and brackets. He decided he wanted to add some extra support under the cornice frames he made me. We also stopped at the visitor’s center to get a yuma map and some brochures on AZ attractions. Last but not least, we stopped at our favorite Wal Mart to pick up a few odds and ends and fill up our 7 gal jug with drinking water. Some of you may or may not know that the water here in Yuma is high in sodium. Dh says he can’t really taste it, but I do. It is not a strong salty taste, but it does have a different taste and “feel” in your month. Plus it really makes for lousy coffee!

At the Jo Anns, I found some really nice fabric that went well with my new drapery panels. I’m going to make some “doggie covers” for the furniture. Our dogs don’t really shed all that much, but they do bring in their fair share of the great outdoors. Sometimes it gets deposited on our furniture. I’m not quite sure of the design aspect yet, but I’ll post photos once I have them done. I know a lot of us travel with furbabies, so maybe these will be of interest to some of you. The design needs to be simple, stay put, and above all washable! Ok, back to the sewing table........

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Feb 2, 2009

Big Thanks to those of you that posted on the window treatments for the fiver. I’m glad you liked them. I do have a bit of an edge when it comes to window treatments. I ran my own window treatment workroom for over 10yrs back in Indiana. I don’t miss the “work” part of that job, but I do miss the “satisfaction” I would get the day the window treatments went up. They make such a huge difference in a room. That is one of the reason I choose to go with a totally beige color scheme in the fiver when we purchased it. It gave me a “blank” palette to work with so I could add virtually any color or design to make it my own. My only problem is time. I should have plenty of it, but somehow it is lacking. Hard to sit at the sewing table when the sun is shining and temps are in the 80’s! I do have a goal. I want to have all of this done before the rv dreams rally in October. Again, more feedback. I would love to put together some type of seminar on “interior design 101 for rv’ers”. I’d like to share what I have done and give others some ideas for their rvs.

Today I did take a break from the sewing table. I went down to the clubhouse to get with the “stitch, bitch, and craft” ladies. I took my dog portrait down---yeah still working on that dang thing! We had a great time, lots of chatting and solving of world problems. One of the ladies provided us with a special treat. Hot from the oven---friendship bread. Don’t ask me for a recipe, but it was delicious!

Back at the fiver, I worked on a blog I’m putting together for my choral club back home. When it is finished, I’ll post the web address and you all can tell me what you think.

Guess that is about it for happy

Monday, February 2, 2009

Feb 1, 2009

Here are the photos I promised on the window treatments. I spent the whole day working on them. I know---they are different. Just like me! I always try to put my own little special "twist" on things. I love stripes, I love pink and green, I love checks. So, I just combined them all. These are stationary panels and I will add a valance in between
the panels. The cornice will be painted canvas. I'll will probably do something involving nature. You can "click" on the photos for a larger photo. I have 3 windows done, only 7 more to go. LOL! Once all the panels are done I'll start the valances. Oh, DH made the framework for me to attach all this to and I'm using velcro. That way, they can be easily taken down for cleaning or whatever!

Any questions, comments, or ? Always welcome......

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Jan 31, 2009

Sorry no entry for Jan 30, I have just been too busy! I am finally in “sew mode” and working on my curtains for the fiver. They are looking so good, but taking a lot more time then I thought to complete. I will post some photos when I’m a little further along......

We did go up to the clubhouse for the pancake breakfast this am. We heard the clanging of the pan as the breakfast volunteers went up and down each lane to “call” us to breakfast. They set up a large grill for the pancakes and sausage, so your meal is served to you right off the grill. NO STEAM TRAYS!! Fresh and hot and mmmmmmm so good!

The rest of the day I spent at the sewing machine and I’m probably looking at another 5 to 6 days to finish! I should have some photos for you tomorrow.......

Almost forgot, remember I told you about the “military bombing site”......well we got surprised by one of those today. I was sitting at the sewing machine and DH at the computer. It shook the entire trailer, in fact for a moment we thought someone had actually “hit” us with their vehicle. Sure did get the old heart a pumping---better than aerobics!