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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Slowly but surely I have been making some items for a craft show that takes place in November.  So I have two months to sew, sew, and sew some more.

I love my new apron.red apron

My hubby took a picture of me wearing it so that I could model it for this post, but for some reason the mannequin looked better.

I used McCalls Easy stitch ‘n save pattern M9038 for the bodice and did my own thing for the skirt.  It was sew easy.

Clutch purses are a favorite item to make using an old Kwick Sew pattern 3700 , that I bought a few years back.

Easy patterns are a must, I don’t like complicated projects.

This one is good for a date night.

silver clutch

So much more needs to be made, but I will  continue to sew at my own pace.

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littlefield house austin

When our cousins drove us through the University of Texas we passed by this beautiful mansion.   We asked her to stop so we could take some pictures.

It belonged to a prominent citizen of Austin, George Littlefield who bequeathed it to the university.

Unfortunately it is not open to the public, but is used by the university for different functions.

As we continued to take our pictures two workers were passing by and mentioned that it is known to be a haunted mansion.

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korean war memorial

When visiting Washington D.C. three years ago we managed to see all the war memorials.

I thought the most striking was the Korean War Memorial.  The statues of the men, which are a little larger than life size, are walking through a field and the scene looks very realistic.

Looking at all the memorials makes you think of all the brave men and women that serve and sacrifice their lives for all of us that go about living our carefree lives without really knowing their thoughts and feelings as they go to war.

I’m so glad I saw all of the memorials. especially the Vietnam War Memorial since that took place during my era where many friends and relatives served and some died.

It was quite the experience and a good reminder of how fortunate we are to have and have had all those soldiers defending our country.

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baby pigeon

Baby dove has been wandering in our garden from one spot to another all by itself.  I did see one of the parents once, and my hubby has seen both parents once or twice.

It doesn’t look like it can fly yet, but I hope it learns quick, because many stray cats and other creatures visit our ranchito.  A few weeks back we had a family of coyotes living under our storage shed.

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morro bay fog

This past weekend our youngest daughter, two grandkids and myself escaped to the coast to get out of our Central Valley heat.

It really was our annual girl’s trip, but our oldest daughter was unable to make the trip, so her oldest son took her place.

When we arrived we were greeted with fog at Morro Bay.  Fog is my enemy because my hair  turns into one big ball of frizzy, fuzzy, uncontrollable big head of hair.

But at least it was cool and we were loving it.

The kids managed to do some boogie boarding the next day, which started with more fog but the sun finally appeared making a beautiful day at the beach.

boogie boarding

It looked like everyone from the valley had escaped to come to the beach.

avila beach

We enjoyed our little trip.  Here’s hoping we can do this again next year because it’s getting harder and harder to get together with the kids.

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