27 November 2011

keep calm and.....

the first automatic pop-up toaster for home use

the Continental Baking Company
introduced pre-sliced Wonder Bread

(they invented Twinkies that year too)

the Internet Toaster,
a toaster which could be controlled from the Internet

a toaster that could toast a graphic of the weather prediction (limited to sunny or cloudy) onto a piece of bread

this morning...


it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

23 November 2011

what's for dinner Pilgrim.....

pumpkin pie…..check



table set…..wait, what??

NO monograms on these linens!

so who’s the turkey here…..

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

20 November 2011

dinner is served...

They came!

65 in total—the swim/dive team, coaches, bus driver, and a few parents in town for an NCAA meet

They ate!

veggies and salad...

17 loaves of homemade bread...
18-pounds of pasta...
24-pounds of meatballs (325—I counted)...
12-pounds of fudge...
100 mini cupcakes...

8-dozen cookies...
and so on….

They brightened the house with laughter!


Then they drove off into the sunset,
headed back to their university in NY


The Hound is exhausted and not straying too far from the sofa today! The Hound will occasionally get enough energy to thump her tail a few times while we
plan Thanksgiving dinner …

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

17 November 2011

don't fence me in.....


a freestanding structure designed to restrict,
or prevent movement across a boundary

(still have a scar from getting hung up on this fencing)

and it’s come a long way from the farm fencing

pale-steel-gray-almost-invisible first barrier...
and an orange second barrier...
plus decorative blue barrier

Independence Hall Philadelphia

bright, bright colors to get your attention...

University of Rochester construction site

or in the case of the Hound—an Invisible Fence...

E is feeling a bit fenced in...

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

13 November 2011

red leaves and big sticks.....

the fall season seems to be flying by in a blur

how to get this photo-blur technique?

just have the Hound with a newly discovered
6-foot-stick clenched in her teeth...

come charging up behind you to
whomp out the backs of your knees

if planning ahead logically…

I’d string this pine with lights on this mild autumn day


I’ll wait till a bone-chilling-cold day after Thanksgiving

the holidays are flying in fast!

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

09 November 2011

wise night owls.....

perched around the library tower above the cornice

Rush Rhees Library...designed in 1920

this place is packed with wisdom,
and wise owls everywhere you look

some carved in stone

and flanking the doorways

Knock, knock……

Life’s a hoot!

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

06 November 2011

the Hound & the Rooster vs Daylight Savings Time…..

seems the Hound
and the Rooster across the street...

forgot to turn back their clocks this morn

so we rocked our walk a bit earlier
(the Hound and I, not the Rooster)

after the Hound got over the moment
of indignation of having to use the...


off we went in search of rock stacks we
heard were spotted in the area

We found four!

rock stacking

rock balancing


Have you ever built one?

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

03 November 2011

there's a bear.....

rake, rake, rake…

rake, rake...

(my incoming text sound)

a message from Nixle

Wait, what??


Ahhhh, think I’ll go admire the autumnal

colors from up on the deck,

while enjoying a cup of tea…

...with honey

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!


*Nixle is a community alert system Are you connected?

*Fall-foliage-photos taken on the U of R campus in western NY on this past weekend’s roadtrip

*also spotted this bear-abode on campus

Shhhh...that’s where I got the hunny honey