Sunday, April 24, 2011

THE JUST SAY HEY! WINNER IS................

The entries...

Big Mick....

drum roll...

Shocking look...

Winner is...

Winona!!!  Congratulations!!

Winona said...

Hey Billie, I just found your blog. It looks interesting. I love Connecting Threads, so this would be a good giveaway to win. (grin)

Boys and girls this was just so much fun.  Maybe I'll do it again sometime.

He Arose!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

What do Big Mick, Copperheads,Foxes,

Black Birds, and Black Bugs all have in common.  They have all been to my house within the last 24 hours.  Big Mick came home last night and found this baby snake curled up by the plants on our backporch....Yuck.

Day old dead body

A little smashed in the middle.  Snakes are bigger when they are alive....REALLY!!

These black bugs invaded while Mick was gone.  He's in charge of all bugs, but what can a girl do.  I killed about 20 in the house with my shoe.  I'm mostly not too bright anymore, so I was bending over and smashing them with my shoe, while screaming, and threw my hip out again.  Of course, when I called screaming to Big Mick to come home and kill my bugs, he advised me to put the shoe on my foot and stomp the bug and then it would not  hurt my back...............LOLLLLLL
Light Bulb Moment.

He did request that if I kill the bugs to do it on the tile itself and not in the grout.....giggle.  At least he cleaned them all up for me.

No pictures of the fox and the black birds....sorry.

I'm laying in my bed this morning watching the movie Independence, and I saw a big shadow go past my window.  It was a giant black bird.  Our black birds are so large, I call them black chickens....grin.

I sat up a little straighter to see what was up, and the black bird and his buddies were chasing a gray fox out of my backyard.  It looked like they had already pecked some hair off of his pretty tail.  The birds chased him all the way through my lot and across the street into the woods and then stood guard.
Too Funny!
I wished they would do the same with my cooperheads.

Mr. Hawk just flew over, he does like snakes.  Maybe he'll help out today.

That's enough excitement for this old lady for the day.
Have a Blessed Easter with no critters.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

My Redeemer Lives!

Wonderful young girl singing to the Lord.

Just say Hey!

Alrighty boys and girls lets have some fun!

You all know I love winning giveaways, but today I'm having one.

Just leave a comment and say Hey!  That's all.  I'll need a way to get in touch with the winner.  If you are set to no replies, leave me your email address in your comment.

You can click on the picture for a closeup of the Connecting Quilt Kit I'm giving away.
I'm sharing my bounty....grin.

I'll have Big Mick draw a winner on Sunday.

The giveaway has closed.  Watch for the winner.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fabric, Fabric, Fabric.......................

No sewing going on in this house.  One shelf redone....grin.

Sammie's secret place when I sewed :(((

What a mess!

Finished this box.

 I was collecting red fabric to do Esther's Red Delicious Mystery.  Maybe someday
It is a beautiful pattern.
Most of the bottom row is batiks.

Mom is feeling better and has decided she is not going to move into Assisted Living.  She called the place today.  She is definitely a woman with her own mind.

Big Mick is in Midlothian taking care of the grandkids and my DIL.  She has CVS...some kind of vomiting syndrome, and he took her back to the hospital today.  The AC went out on the truck, so he was really hot on this trip.

Me???  I'm still missing my puppie.

How Sweet is that!!!

Don't forget to click on the picture to the wonderful card Linda G at Stray Stitches sent me along with the cutest gift.  Thanks so much Linda.  It definitely made me smile.
Soooooooo Sweet

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

What is the Gospel?

I just found the greatest little video about the gospel.  Go check it out at Vimeo.

A Great giveaway....

at Oops-lah.  Go check it out and get your name in the hat.

Beautiful Flowers from my Shelley

and an offer for a Night in San SWEET!!!

More Goodies!

I won two Inspired by Tradition books with CDs one from Maria Michaels Designs and one from SewCalGal , so Kay Mackenzie sent me Easy Applique and SewCalGal drew another winner for the book tour.  Thanks to all!

Another win from Vintage Sheets arrived also.  How cute!

I won these cute, cute fat quarters from Jackie's Art Quilts.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Are there Squirrels in Heaven???

Today we said a sweet goodbye to my Sammie!  Well he WAS suppose to be my Sammie...grin, but Big Mick stoled his heart.
Due to complications after his back surgery, we decided to say our goodbyes.
Sammie was the most delightful, happy, lazy dog we have ever had!
He sured learned how to roll over, so Big Mick could rub his belly.
I'm so grateful to have had time with him.  It just wasn't long enough.
Love you Sammie!

Sweet Giveaway

Go check out this giveaway at Pudra Studios.  You can enter, but remember he's mine...grin.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

What a sad day today.....

Sammie's back legs are paralyzed.
Sweet Sammie made it through surgery for a ruptured disk, but the Vet only gives him 40% chance of recovering.  We won't know for sure if he can walk again for 8 weeks.

Keep sweet thoughts for my puppy.

A Beautiful Giveaway

Go checkout Raggedy Station for a new giveaway.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Domestic Abuse..............please read

Abused Woman ..............please read.  You don't have to be hit to be an abused woman, wife, or ex-wife.

The following is from the above site:

"Domestic abuse:

Are abused women and battered women the same?
Many people think that battered women have black eyes and broken bones. However, domestic abuse encompasses a whole range of ways of controlling and hurting.

Intimate relationships are so intense that sometimes its hard to tell the difference between legitimate anger and a dangerous pattern of wife abuse. And you don't have to be married (or living together) to be a victim of domestic violence.

This site is dedicated to helping women begin to figure out if they are in abusive relationships - and what they might want to do if they decide that they are! And to aid the counselling professionals and friends/families who are supporting them."

Don't be abused.  Please protect yourself and your children.  Find your local shelter for help and advice. 

Friday, April 1, 2011

Galactic Explosion...what happened to my stars???.....grin

I pulled out my fabric to do the last border on my Galactic Explosion quilt.

Yummy Fabrics

Left overs after cutting pieces for my stars.

48 little stacks to make stars.  See the little lone blue square to the far left.  It's 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.  I was suppose to get 48 of these from the fabric and got one.....grin.....
Mick took me shopping and I'm adding some more fabric to the mix.

Mom's here for the weekend.  I'll be starting on my stars on Monday.