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Where I Create

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Good Morning,
     There is a really beautiful blog that I love to visit called My Desert Cottage.  Right now she has a link going on for bloggers to show where they create.  Blogland has some  amazingly creative people.  This is one of my creative spaces.  This room is also used as an office for my husband's contracting company.  So I am only allowed about 50% of the space.  He will tell you that I am using 90% but that is just not true LOL.  last winter when I asked him to add on a room for my sewing this was his solution.  We have counter space along one wall with cabinets over the space.
I have Dollar Tree (I love that store) baskets that hold ribbons, buttons, just general sewing stuff.  The shoe laces hanging out of the basket above I have a special use for.  I will show you in a later blog.
This is a big table that I use for working on my photo albums.  I also use it for my small ironing board.  It is great to have it handy for small pressing jobs (hubby would prefer…

Simple Sunday

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Rich had his 33rd birthday yesterday.  We celebrated today with a family dinner and ice cream and cake.  When the boys were little we always had a family party.  All grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins came to celebrate.  Rob's birthday is on the 20th so we had a big blow out party for them on the Fourth.  When they were really little I think they thought all of the fireworks were just for them.  One of our traditions was to make home made ice cream.  After they got older we stopped doing this because another little one joined the family and he was born on the Fourth.  We turned the holiday over to his mom and dad.  As the family has gotten bigger we have less big family get togathers, but now that we have Bodie we are back to doing these fun things again. 
This is Bodie watching Papa make the ice cream.  Bodie is very intriged with the process.  So is Jess, she is learning how to do this.  Roger did not like this picture.      Papa is this really good stuff.  I can ha…

Quilts

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Hello Everyone, I hope wherever you are it is nice and cool.Yesterday when I was putting fuel in my car the thermometer across the road said it was 106 that is just crazy hot as far as I am concerned!
     While we were off on our journey west(sure glad we could do it in a truck rather then one of those awful pull carts) I talked Roger into stopping at a few quilt shops.  My favorite one is in Sisters Oregon.  It has amazing stuff and a bench for husbands to sit on and visit.  When you go in there you immediately go into fabric overload.  It is really hard to decide what you want.  However one thing really stood out to me it was this quilt that had already been made up for display.  I talked two ladies into holding it up for me so that I could take this picture.
     This picture really does not do it justice.  The center piece says a Friend is a gift you give yourself.  How true is that.  Really the theme of it is a tea party and whoever made this put tea cups in the border.  As luc…

Watering,Watering, Watering

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It is hot and dry here at Ladybug Cottage.  In fact I have not even seen a ladybug since we got home.  All of the flower beds and the vegetable garden was looking OK but not great.  Rich watered for us a lot but with no rain it was still pretty sad.  We are suppose to have a break in the weather over the weekend, but until the we have to endure 100plus degrees for the next three days.
     I wish that I could say I have a wonderful green thumb, like my sister has unfortunately that is not the case.  I think some of this needs to be dug up and spread out.  The summer flox look like they are dying from the bottom and the rose bushes look pretty bad.  I am going to tackle some of this when it gets cooler.
Also I have to remember that just about everything grows better in the Pacific Northwest.  Have You ever noticed that the beautiful gardens in magazines are almost always in Washington or Oregon.  Just saying!
This looks pretty good except for the sucker coming up out of this half dea…

There Is No Place Like Home

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We got home about 6:30 and home was a welcome sight!
The trip was wonderful and we had a great time visiting with family.

    We ate lots of good food which Uncle Don cooked.
Soto was very happy to see us leave!  To much activity from the Doxies and Rusty just did not look like he could be trusted not to take her chair.


 We enjoyed Aunt Janiece's flowers and just generally had a great time.  But it is really good to be home.  Tomorrow I will get to see this guy.
   Hugs to everyone
Suzan and Roger

Day 22 I think

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Sorry I did not post last night.  We had spent a long day of driving then we had a lot of trouble finding a place to set up for the night.  We were beginning to think that we were going to have to try the Wal-mart parking lot.  I see a lot of people doing that in Danville and I have always wondered how that works for them.  I thought for sure I was going to find out last night. 
     Today was another long day.  We left Cheyenne at 8:30 this morning and headed to Omaha,it is a long treck across Nebraska.  There were a lot of cool mesumes but neither of us wanted to stop.  I think after 22 days we have had just about all the fun we can stand.  Wow it is hot here!  It is very hard to believe that this time last week we were freezing our rear ends off and trying to stay dry.
I have to admit I was disappointed that Roger did not get a good view of Detroit Lake. And neither did any of you!  Anyway with any luck we will be home tomorrow night.  the dogs will all be happy to get out of thi…