Sunday, February 27, 2011


When the Flower Girls came over to get us to go to the movie they brought me a present - a table place mat. Will I use it? You bet I will.

The Flower Girls (Zinnia and Dahlia), their dad, my wife and I all went to see GNOMEO AND JULIET in 3D yet. An exciting afternoon. After all, the last movie I went to was Dances With Wolves or something like that. Its been a while. And believe me, the "sticker shock" at the costs was extreme. The tickets were $57, with the senior discount. The flower Girls dad paid for those, since we were their "Date". I bought the popcorn. Lets just say that I could have filled up the gas tank on the van for what the popcorn cost. But it was worth it. The movie was in 3D and it was fun. Fun even though it was basically a kid movie. Near the end my wife must have got something in her eye, as she had her hankie out, and using it. It was also a great success, because the youngest of the Flower Girls stayed awake for the whole movie. Yep! a fun afternoon.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Tomorrows The Day

Tomorrows the day! Gnomeo and Juliet with the Flower Girls.....Report to come.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Snack Time!

Dang! This can get expensive. Sun Flower seeds at $18 for 50#. I think there's 5 deer in the photo that you may be able to see, but there were 3 more out in the trees.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Gnomey Is Getting a Puppy!

Decided to whittle Gnomey a little puppy. Puppy is 3/4 inch long. The next puppy will be whittled "cleaner". The first whittle of something is always rough for me. But whittling small things lets me do them over and over until I get it down.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Crate Training For Children - Really!

This is not Quilting nor Carving related, but it's fun!
One of the fellows that I eat breakfast with has a really neat 12 year old boy. However, being like most 12 year old boys, he ocassionaly agrivates his dad. His dad has been sharing some of his concerns with us fellows. Well one day a few weeks ago he brought his son to breakfast with him due to a snow day at school. One of the guys asked the son, "what's this I hear about your dad and you"? The young boy looked up to his dad and asked, " can I say the word"? Dad answered, "OK"! The boy answered by stating, "dad said he'd whip my ass if I didn't straighten up". After most of us snorted coffee out our noses, and stopped laughing, someone mentioned how lucky he was that was all his dad did. Someone else asked how much the boy weighed. The lad responded 70 pounds. The fellow next said that his dog weighed 85 pounds, and whenever he screwed up he locked him in a cage/crate, to learn a lesson. He went on to say that kids could be put into a crate/cage. Well at this the young lad said, "no way, that's against the law". I piped up that back when my kids were his age we were allowed to "crate" them to teach them a lesson. He said, "no way", but I think he was beginning to wonder.

The next day I give this photo and the Permit to crate a child to the dad to show his son. I'd say the boy may have some serious doubts now. In fact his dad says his son has the beginnings of a new attitude. (If you click on the permit, you can read it)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Movie Date - Gnomeo and Juliet

NO! I will not wear a tall pointed hat....period.

Monday, February 14, 2011

And The Winner Is------!

In this little scene, the BLUE HAT! Course, if I ever get the others painted they too might be Blue Hats.......Yesh, I hate painting......

Monday, February 7, 2011

I Have a Big Date Coming Up!

I was just invited on a date by two of the most beautiful girls. Two mind you! The "flower girls" invited me to go to the "picture show" (movies) with them to see GNOMEO AND JULIET. We're excited......I am carving small carvings of Gnomeo for each of them.......