Thursday, August 28, 2008

Field Trip !

Welcome to the Sonnenberg Gardens! This was the summer home of Frederick Ferris and Mary Clark Thompson. You can read all about the history **Here** .

Hubby and I went there this past weekend for a Art Show. We took a Garden Tour, the Mansion Tour and enjoyed the Art Show. I haven't been to Sonnenberg Gardens in years. The history buff in me was excited.

Even the quilter in me was excited !

And the gardener...

For more information visit

I am planning to return there when the leaves change color. Hope you enjoyed our brief tour.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Oh Look!

Because of these two creatures...

I have signed up to volunteer for this organization.****Here**** It is no secret ..I adore bassets. Miss Elly and Silly Gilly are too cute. All of my animals are rescues for one reason or another. Its just something about a basset. What am I going to do? I don't really know, yet.

I do know... fostering would be permanent. ~ yikes~

Yesterday I went here :

I am going to put together another "Field Trip." This takes me a while. ( I am so computer savvy) NOT REALLY.

Some pictures need no words......

Have a Great Day!!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Half in the Bag!!!

Not really... lol!

I am in search of the perfect tote bag. These bags will be for donation. They must be quick and easy! (mass production) I am trying this pattern.

Things I MUST DO this week:

  • Start school shopping (school starts 9/4) . I haven't even bought a pencil.

  • Extreme Makeover/ Home Edition is working on a home about 15 miles away. I must go check it out. I will take my camera. :)

Today's Photo- "Miss Elly and me."

I don't like my picture taken. (I always look ...dorky) I am stepping outside my box.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Now Wait..A Polish Moment !

As promised... here is the recipe for cabbage rolls known as "Gotompki".

1 lb hamburg

1 small cabbage

1 onion

Parsley Flakes (we think about a teaspoon)

1 cup rice cooked

Spry (which is Crisco/shortening)

salt and pepper

1) Cook cabbage in water about 20 minutes. Drain and leaf off.

2) Cook rice.

3) Fry onions in spry til soft.

4) Mix RAW hamburg, rice, onions, and parsley flakes. Add a little salt and pepper.

5) Place mixture in cabbage leaves and roll. Place rolls in a 9 x 11 " pan.

6) Dot cabbage rolls with 3 tablespoons of spry.

7) Add 1 cup of water to the bottom of the pan. Cover with Aluminum Foil. Bake at 350 degrees for about 2 hours.

At our house, we ate them with ketchup.Spaghetti sauce would be good too. I hope this recipe is easy to understand. There were NO measurements. Mom and I just guessed at it from memory.

Bath Time Photos -Some like it while others are horrified!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Whats on Your Cutting Mat?

Here is what is on mine this morning. Pepper is a naughty kitty!

I haven't completed much this week. I have done alot of hemming for others. I did manage to complete this:
Here is Miss Elly showing you fabric that will be a new kitchen valance. Notice it matches her morning treat.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Happy Monday!!

We are planning on raising the roof on our shed. ( I am not kidding.) You can kind of see the shed behind Mitzie. This means the contents of this Baby must be sorted and hopfully minimized.By 5:45 am this am I have condensed 2 large totes into one! Clothes I do not wear anymore will be donated.

Is there stash out there? - Yes

Patterns ?-Yes

Things I don't remember ?- absolutely (wondering what I will find.....) Yikes!!!!

Picture of the Day
Miss Elly ready for her close up!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Batter Up !

My Hubby and I went to Frontier Field again. I love this ballpark. Its plunked in the middle of Rochester,NY. To be quite honest, we go when the Wings (AAA affiliate for the Twins) play Scranton ( the AAA affiliate for the Yankees).
This time we sat four rows behind home plate. Too close in my opinion. I know there is a net but, that little ball is fast. Yikes! At a basketball game, I would sit on the sidelines and not be nervous.
Notice the picture on the right. That is Kodak Headquarters.

I am planning to get some quilting done today. It is gloomy here . A great day for quilting and a nap.

Yesterdays Yankee Quiz - Who is this?

If you guessed Mr. Ron Guidry .....You are right!

Picture of the Day

All tongue and ears! The photographer cut the top of Mitzies head off. Sorry Mitzie...I will try to do better next time. In my own defense, Miss Elly is 55lbs of love running at me!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Tall or Wide????

I seem to have lost a few weeks of my life. Time has flown quickly. Here I am feeling...... TALL.

Here I am with my Dad feeling..... short. Much better ...I think.**giggle**

Okay, Baseball fans ....Who is this man?

He is a NY Yankee. More on him later.

Picture of the Day

I would call this one "But What" or should I say "Butt or what." LOL!
(Working from left to right) Mitzie, Uncle Gilly, and last but not least Miss Elly.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


I am back ! I can hear the the yeahs and nae's. LOL!

I thought today, I would share a funny picture from the Air Show.

I am the pilot and my dad is the gunner. I could not be in the Air Force. The cockpit is too tiny for me. I don't care for heights either. My dad a See Bee during the Vietnam era probably would do this, if he was younger. Have a Great Day!

If you left me a message, I will respond. Please be patient. Miss Elly will return soon.