Sunday, March 27, 2011

more trip news

My friend and I have arrived where it is warm and dry.
we are having a very good visit and seeing lots of interesting stuff.
went through a couple big antique stores/malls yesterday.  the only things I was looking for were any items that were tatted, had tatting applied to them, or was a tatting shuttle.  
Not a single tatting related item was to be found.  crochet and knitting, but no tatting. 
Sheesh,  what a backward location  he he he  :)

gotta go have more fun.  see you later

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

today and trip news

this is out my bedroom window this morning.  notice the snow frosting on the outside of the window?  that was on all our windows last night and this morning. 

the trip has been moved back until tomorrow,  too many bad roads to try to drive today.

while out taking pictures this morning,  Shep insisted that it was his turn.  so here he is.

back to life in winter in North Dakota until Spring decides to come back.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


So, I changed my travel plans from  6 am thursday to wednesday afternoon to miss the spring fog crossing the Sisseton Hills in NE South Dakota.  That meant getting more work done on tuesday so I could leave work at noon.

Now we have a major winter storm kicking around here. 
Thunder and Lightening snow storm.  Yes, Thunder and Lightening .  It started with rain most of the day, then turning to freezing drizzle and sleet balls, then to snow.  very very windy.

So,  depending on how the weather and roads look tomorrow,  it is likely we are back to leaving on thursday, but to avoid the dreaded fog and ice roads going over the hills, we will have to leave later in the morning, so we most likely will miss the Terry Redlin Museum in Watertown. 

Oh Well,  just gives Barb and I a good reason to take a day trip and go there some other time.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

getting ready

This afternoon while washing the dishes,  my brain was busy thinking of all that I have to do before leaving later this week.  One of the things that popped into/out of my brain was the following song.

did you know that Twinkle Twinkle Little Star has more then 1 verse?  Well, it does, so without further ado.....

Sung to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle little star

Barb and I are on a trip
Not a hop and not a skip
North Dakota and South too
Nebraska, Kansas we go through
Barb and I are on a trip
Not a hop and not a skip

Oklahoma's in the way
Into Texas one more day.
There is Sarah there is Jeff
Visiting them's just the best
Barb and I are on a trip
Not a hop and not a skip

now we're having lots of fun.
Tired when the day is done
it is warm and dry down here
chilly floods at home we fear
Barb and I are on a trip
Not a hop and not a skip

homeward bound lets turn around
through the states we first came down
going on a trip is fun
getting home we're glad we're done
Barb and I are on a trip
Not a hop and not a skip

Barb and I are on a trip
Not a hop and not a skip

I am not a song writer, so sorry if I have taken liberties with an oldie but a goodie.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

not hiding, really I mean it

I have been tatting, but nothing to show.  some for myself and some as a test tatter.

I tossed most of what I had done for myself, as it was just a ramble. 

but the test tatting went very well.  Obviously I can't show what, but Crazy Mom Tats was kind enough to allow me to test one of her patterns.  It went very well.