Monday, June 25, 2012

A two day "get away"

My SIL and I decided we needed a little R and R so we took off for a little vacation away from everything. A fun short 'girl' trip.  We did not travel far.  Our original idea was to go to the Gulf coast in Mississippi but we ended up in New Orleans instead.  It was a beautiful day.  We had coffee and beignets and then a nice walk around the quarter,  It was sunny and there was a cool breeze.  Very cool considering it was June in Louisiana.  We had a great lunch at my favorite place on Decatur Street just up from Jackson Square.  Mespairos (probably not spelled right)   is one of the best places to eat if you are in the area.  Great New Orleans eats with large portions and very reasonable....Cash only place...I love it.

here is a photo I took of Jackson iphone takes great pics!

We took off to the North Shore to find the "Bra Geini', a place where they really know how to fit you with the right bra. LOL we laughed so much while there!  Very nice people and a great selection of all kinds of neat underware.....(I told you it was a girl trip!)

We then went shopping in Metairie.  We found a nice inexpensive motel in Kenner.

here is a photo of the motel pool at dusk...... very quiet and relaxing place.....

If you ever need a nice place to go to relax and/or to experience loads of history, the French Quarter is the place to go to.

We had a nice two day rest and came home refreshed!
We just might have to do that again really soon!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Outer Space Quilt in progress

I am working on making 2 quilts with an Outer Space theme.  I finally have made some progress.  Here is a photo of what I have so far......still needs a border and quilting.  I have most of the second one ready to put together.  "Making" fabric is time consuming but I really like how it looks. The lighting does not allow the true colors to show up but you still get an idea of what it will look like.

Here is a close up of the center of the quilt.   I still need to add some details to the space shuttle.  

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Our Red Hat group visits local TV Station WDSU

Today was so much fun.  I am a member of the Jazzy Red Hat group in our little community.
We take turns planning outings for our group.  This month I was in charge of planning our trip.  My DH and I have our coffee every morning while watching the morning show on Channel 6, WDSU.  I feel as though they are all part of our family. We have enjoyed their company for many years. I always thought it would be nice to meet some of the broadcasters in person. SO....... Today a group of us drove into New Orleans for one of our monthly trips.  We had a great time touring Channel 6, WDSU TV.

Here are a few of the photos we took.

Ann Bell (front left) gave us a tour of the studio.  I am so sad that I did not get a picture of Ms Lu Adams, the sweet lady who set up the date and time for our tour. Everyone there was so nice to us.

Jay Galle, a meteorologist,  gave us a demonstration of how they look at maps in front of a 'green' screen.

Diane gave it a try...pointing at a screen while looking at a map on a monitor is not so easy to do!

We were aloud to watch a live news update broadcast. 

We were all able to get behind the news desk with 
Jay Galle and Sula Kim (she is new to the station)  I think she will fit in perfectly with all the others on the news team.  

The news room was a busy place!

Susan and I were able to get a picture with Randi Rousseau.  She does the news in the morning.  She is the one I contacted to get the plans of this tour started.

Here is a photo of the WDSU TV studios.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Beautiful blocks from online Bee

I am participating in an online bee over on the 15 minute site
These are the blocks I have received so far.  I think they are so pretty.  I am waiting for a couple more to arrive so I can put it together.  Not sure how I will sash them together.  Any ideas?

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Another bag completed

I posted a photo of a bag I made a while back for my DIL...I made another one today for my younger DIL...
Here is a photo of the bag.

I also added a photo of the book I used.  This is the third project I made from this book and plan to tackle a couple of the others in the's great!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Something Lost Can Be Found!

I have an amazing story to tell.
About 5 weeks ago I lost my gold chain with religious medals and a special crucifix on it in the parking lot of our local mall.  At least I thought that was where I lost it.
I went back to check where I had parked just 15 minutes earlier and it was nowhere to be found.
I asked St. Anthony to help me find it.  After a few weeks I figured it was really gone for good.   I figured this time St. Anthony could't help me with this one. I really wanted to find it because the medals had special meanings but I refused to be upset about it because it really is just “stuff”
Yesterday my BFF sent me a text saying she read in the want ads of the paper that someone found a chain with medals in the mall parking lot and they included a phone number.   I figured it couldn’t be mine but I called anyway.   When the girl answered the phone I described my medals and she said, “yep, that’s what I found.”  Today I drove to her house to get it.  (she lives only 12 miles from my house!)  I was so happy to get it back.  She told me that her 10 year old daughter found it and that she knew she had to find the owner.   I am still blown away that I really did get my chain and medals back.  I am so thankful the right person found it.  This girl proved that I am right in saying that there are good people in this world.  You always hear of the bad things that happen around us but I thought I would share this amazing good story with my readers.
It is so true, if you loose something you should ask St. Anthony to help you find it.  I will never doubt that again.

A new online quilting bee..

I am going to give this a try.
I want to host an online quilting bee.
If you are interested please visit The Bee Balm at and leave a message.
I will contact everyone as soon as we have enough to get one started.
My plans are to wait until the Fall to get things started.
I have to learn a little more about adjusting the site and how to allow others to post on the site.

 I am not sure of the specifics of the bee yet but we will have some time to discuss ideas of what we want to do.

Hug from South Louisiana,

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Dinner, Louisiana style

There was a little breeze so it was not too  hot to be outdoors. My DH and I were sitting on the swing we have in our back yard oak tree when it arrived. Around 7:00P.M. my BIL walked over with a tray of boiled crabs. (He lives next door to us) The crabs were so good and they were boiled perfectly.  YUM!!

I do not drink alcohol very often but you have to have beer when you eat boiled seafood.  The Coors Light was perfect with the crabs.

He also brought me a few very large boiled shrimp... I had a feast.

oh, no photo of the shrimp, I was too busy eating, but take my word for it they were delicious!

What a great way to end a very nice weekend!!!!

I hope your weekend was a good one too.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Counted Cross Stitch completed!

I started this picture in 1983...yes you read it right....1983 ...
I was going through a closet and found it a few  years ago and my sweet 93 year old friend offered to finish it for me.  I have a hard time seeing the little squares.   Once she finished it I had it framed and it hangs in my kitchen... I think it is so pretty!

It measures about 11" by 20"...just thought I would share it with ya'll!