January 22, 2009


That's what came out of my mouth when I walked into the house tonight. The asbestos people came today to work on the kitchen. I was totally NOT expecting this.

This is the view from outside our front door.

This is the view fom just inside the front door.

This is the view from the hallway looking toward the front door. Right by the light over there.

This is the door to the kitchen from the garage.

This is the kitchen window from outside on the patio. The circle is blowing out filtered air from the kitchen. Not sure what the square of red tape is.
Kirk kept beggin me all night to go into the "containment area". I wouldn't let him. Even though he found respirators. And boots. And white Tyvek suits in the garage. Silly boy, as if.

January 21, 2009

Obamicon Yourself!

This was pretty fun. Lots of clever samples in the gallery of this website.

This one's my favorite.

January 17, 2009

One down...

I finally completed one of my unfinished projects today.

This wallhanging was a Christmas gift for my mother-in-law that wasn't quite finished by the holiday. It took me a lot less time to finish it than I thought, which makes me wonder why it wan't done earlier.
It's a Pine Needles pattern from McKenna Ryan, but instead of using Batiks, I used the calicos I had on hand. I'm very pleased with it. I even embellished it a bit with beading on the flowers, and used some bone beads I had for the hanging strings between the birdhouses.

On a different note, I'm on a new mission to sew. I've got umpteen projects I've started, and now I'm ready to start checking them off my list.

January 9, 2009


This is what I saw as I was driving home from work.

Luckily, I had my camera in my purse and the battery wasn't dead.

So there I was, driving 75+ and searching for my camera in my purse to take these pictures. I know, totally unsafe, but I've got a blog to take care of here...

So this view of the EYE IN THE SKY kinda freaked me out. Especially since we've been going through so much here at the Johnson house lately.

January 1, 2009

After Christmas...

My wonderful husband got Christmas put away in a jiffy this year. Thank goodness, because with all the excitement, I was ready to get back to normal.
We have had this sewing cabinet in our living room for YEARS, and i knew there was an old Singer inside. I had mentioned this summer that I'd like to maybe open it up and display the machine, but had never actually SEEN the machine.

Well, here she is. ISN'T SHE BEAUTIFUL???

I thought maybe she'd be all dirty. I figured she'd be all rusty and inoperable. I didn't think she'd be THIS GREAT!!!

Now I'm on a mission to finish up some quilts to drape over the cabinet, or maybe in a basket underneath. I'm squeeling with delight!