If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.William Morris.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

My Week

It has been quite the week, the man of the place was home Monday and Tuesday 
Our anniversary was Tuesday and we were able to get away for a day.  We went to Pawhuska, Oklahoma to Ree Drumond's Mercantile store. I had been there back in the spring but he hadn't 
It was warm that day so it was perfect for a drive.  It is about 2 hours from our home and for the most part a nice drive. He said that it was diffidently a woman place, seeing how 95% of people there were women. While there her husband Ladd aka Marlboro man was greeting and getting pictures made with customers he is very friendly and just as cute as his photos she posts. 
Picked up a couple gifts and fun things and had dinner at the restaurant 
Wednesday took mom to get a PET scan and Thursday I had my annual dermatology visit, good for another year.
Friday I was back in Tulsa to get a hair cut and run errands 

You can guest not much sewing has been going on, mainly all piecework. 

Finished the slippers and started on the Spicier life CAL. Started this on our day outing and got this far with it when I just could not get it to lay flat.  This one part wanted to ripple, as though it was stitched looser than the rest. 

So I went ahead and ripped out the stitches and remade it. 

Better now, even thou it doesn't look it but I really do need to check tension of the stitches, even thou I made sure I used all the weight of yarn but some patterns of stitches do feel thicker or looser

Part 2 came out Tuesday and I'm almost at the point, couple more rows. 

Did get another section of sashing appliqué, with only one more left. Then it will be the outer border to prep and start appliqueing 

Did that and started another diamond while waiting for mom to have her scan. 

And here is a sneak peek on what I am working on now and I'll show more tomorrow.

One of the things we did while the "man of the place" was home, he helped me remove some of the trees that had sprouted this past year. It's amazing how fast this one tree grows its first year. I know it as Tree of Heaven aka Ailanthus altissima

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They are what I call a weed tree. 
Now it's a start on getting the garden area back in shape to grow veggies. I had not done much the last two years and the garden spot shows it's. So from now on until it done, I'll be getting it ready. 


  1. Rees show looks great.........been foloowing her blogs for years now........whats the other building they are transforming? Do you know?

  2. I can't wait to see the finish of your CAL.

  3. I used to read the Pioneer Woman's blog but I must admit I tired of it after awhile - she certainly turned it into a big business and it always sounded like they had a ton of money to start with - I will probably stop to see the place sometime if we are in the area but no special plans for it

  4. Wow, you have been busy that was quite a week.

  5. Happy anniversary! We've driven by the Mercantile, but we've never been. It's a pretty big place. I hope it's bringing in business to the town. It's sad that the downtown as declined so much, they've got some fun old buildings there.


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