Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Vacation Review

Well last week was vacation and we started out in Fort Dodge, IA at Brushy Creek State Park love it when you can make reservations.  We had a rainy weekend  with a lightning storm that really showed off some fireworks. DSCF1427

Then from here we moved on to Daly Park up by Mapleton MN. It is a beautiful campground but unfortunately the Minnesota sate bird tried to carry us off.  Have to mention a barbeque place we found in Mapleton MN called Token’s the food there was wonderful and the owner a fun person to visit with.

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mosquito

So after two days we move back to Iowa to Pilot Knob State Park that is near Forest City. We had thought about a smaller park but with us being there for 4 days we decided a park with a shower house might be better since having enough water for that detail is kind of important when the weather is hot and sticky. 

Fair

I belong to two quilt guilds and today the smaller guild Fayette County Quilters and Piecemakers are going to be at the fair to offer a booth for children to color quilt blocks then the next year we put them into some small quilts and hang them up and raffle them off for a fund raiser for the local historical society to use the proceeds on the old school house that is on the fair grounds.

That seems tobe our community service type project and goes pretty well.  I will see if I can get a couple photos of the blocks and activities there to put on line tomorrow.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Time to work on Binding

Well today I am going to work on the binding of a King size quilt. It has been sitting and waiting for me and it is time to get it done. So Say after me I am not going to play on the computer I am going to go and get something done.

Oh well we will see.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

High and Dry

Wow a day with out rain how nice. Busy day tomorrow at work have a cake to decorate on Sat. so I need to get it baked tomorrow along with and order for cookies, 16 doz. Buns and an order for Donuts.

Can you tell I work on a bakery it has been a busy week with lots of bread sales I think the nice weather has boosted sales along with the fact that it has been warm and steamy I think no one is in the mood to bake for them selves.

I tired making a hamburger bun with white flour an putting sundried tomato paste and cut up fresh basil in it they did not raise very well not sure why the definitely had a basil taste. Hubby said they smelled like sausage.

With the nice weather I ended up doing the doggy walk we found a crescent wrench that belong to the neighbor across the street so delivered that back to it’s home and then went down on the trail along the river. I thought the water would of been up on the trail more then it looked like after all the rain. We did not go all the way to the park only part way and turned around. The humidity seems to be down so it was a nice evening for the walk.

Well I need to go do some cutting out of binding for a quilt that I want to get finished up. It is going to take a bit to get the binding sewn on since it is King size.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Will it ever stop raining and the Bathroom project is about done.

Well it rain again this morning cats and dogs. I bet we got 2 or 3 inches maybe more. We live about 2 blocks from a river that most of the time you do not even think about being there. Then it rains and it rains and we all start thinking about high water.

After one flooded basement about 10 years ago in 1999 it really makes you think about high water at times. If the storms miss us tonight I think we may make it thru. Sure would be nice to see some sun shine for a few day or weeks would be even better.

For the doggy walk today I went along and took some pictures an posted them on you tube. 

New Kitchen

Well last weekend we started the empting of the kitchen. Boxing up stuff and moving some things to the camper that is going to be the summer...