Saturday, July 31, 2010

After the rain pretties

Even after weeks of rain we can find some prettiness outside. I took these this morning while it was still misting out. At least the mugginess has lifted. You can actually breath out there now. A bit cooler also. Just nice to off work today. The last 3 weeks have seemed long. I don't know why, just as many days in a week as other weeks lol. We are picking so many cukecumbers now that I am taking them into work to give to co-workers. I guess they have liked all this rain and muggy weather. Best year for the garden in a few years. I got all my shopping, etc done today so hopefully I can work on mini's tomorrow without interruption. Life is good. Hugs, Teresa

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Flea Market

It was so nice out today. No Rain!!! We went to the Shawano, Wisconsin flea market. It is usually a big one and wasn't disappointed at all today. It is so much fun to look around. There were so many things that I loved like the crocks and old bowls, etc. But no where to put them. I did buy one House Of Miniature kit. A Chippendale canapy bed. I thought of a lot of you when I saw some of the antiques, etc. BUT........ we did get an old fashioned water pump like farmers had in their yards or likes ones that are in some of the waysides and parks. It's about 5 1/2 feet tall and is painted green with some red showing through. I'll have to get a picture when we get it set up. Won't be until we get a tree cut down though. We wanted one for our yard. WHOO HOO!!! I love antiques and just wish I had more room in our house for them.
I am also still looking for patterns for making miniature Raggedy Ann and Andy's. Or ideas of different items to use. I did pick some fimo ones up at the Chicago and 3 Blind Mice shows in april. I would also like some soft ones. These will go into a littles girl's room roombox, I want to make it girly. Way different then what I wanted as a little girl.
Hugs, Teresa

Sunday, July 11, 2010


I am so stressed out trying to do anything in the Bellingham or the HBS contest. I don't know why. I have never been this indesisive about working on the houses that I have done before. I think that part of it is that I am trying to hard to make things too real. I think with the contest house I need to just work on another part of it and stop trying to figure out the furniture placement....I don't even have the rest of it done yet. I have most of the logs on the outside. Just need to finish the front side yet. Maybe once I get the second floor installed things will come together better. I am just jumping the gun for some reason. Over thinking the build. I promised myself that I wouldn't stress out over this contest, but for some reason I am having trouble with this.
The Bellingham is an ongoing project. I have alot of the rooms "done". I think Aunt Gertie is ready to put on a construction hat herself! It's funny as I don't have alot to do on the inside yet, but the second floor hallway floor is still undecided on. It is like I have writer's block, but more like builder's block.
Anyone else get this way? What do you do?

More rain today! The creeks and rivers are really getting full. But all the gardens look great. The cucumber are looking the best this year then the last fre years. If even half of the blossoms turn into cukes we will be giving everyone some. Actually the whole garden is doing great. This rain has been great for the daylilies. They are just huge this year and still have alot of buds on them. We will have to get out there and stake up some of the other plants as the wet ground has made some of the tallest ones fall over. Especially some of the daiseys and queen of the prairie. I can tell some will have to be seperated next year as the middles are starting to die out. But it is so great to see so much color. I'll have to download some of the pictures I took today between rains.
I am in Heaven. I found a sub sandwich bun that has only 28 carbs! It will be great to have a different kind of bread for my sandwich at work tomorrow. Plus I can actually eat some fruit or pudding with it! Life as a diabetic! Little things can make me so happy! LOL!
Well guess that is it for my day. Teresa

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Need to build an ARK! Pictures.

Jeff took some pictures while I was at work tonight. After days of rain the ground is getting pretty saturated. We got another almost 2 inches of rain within an hour. Some of it has soaked in, but it is going to take days for it all to soak in. Now it is raining again. It is suppose to rain off and on tomorrow again. I hope none of the plants drown. The walkway in the first picture looked like a river running into a lake. The second picture is another river running between the bird feeders. In the 3rd picture the mulch is almost all under water. The "lake" was almost to the back fence. BUT at least we didn't get the tornado sighting and touch downs that part of the state had. Thank you God! I haven't seen this much rain in years. Teresa

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Welcome new followers

Welcome to everyone who has joined lately. I have let it get away from me. Just lazy lately and then Jeff and I both got the flu followed by bad colds. Been here looking at blogs, but doing little else. Jeff missed a week of worked and I missed 3 days and am glad that yesterday and today are my days off. But back to work tomorrow.
Jeff did some stone work done on the Bellingham Farmhouse. I did a little done on my log cabin, but not enough to show. I just got the paneling on the walls and stained and sealed it. I also marked some places where I need to do some cutting with the dremel. Other then that it has been a lot of resting.
The gardens are doing great. It is so colorful out there now with so much in bloom. The veggie garden is doing great also.
The dogs are getting to use to us being at home.
I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday/weekend. Hugs, Teresa