Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Random Tuesday....the ugly truth!!!

Ladies and gentlemen!!  We have finally landed into September and another Random Tuesday!!!  Woohoo!!  But I really don't know what is thrilling about it?  I waited for so long for summer...and now she has/is slipping away!  What a bummer!!  Sigh!

Sunrise September

Lots of projects were are trying to finish up.  One big one is painting our back patio fence!  It was pretty gnarly due to the sun and wind and rain!!

See!?  Gnarly!!

Awwww!   Better!!

Well, I thought I would share the ugly truth with you.  It isn't pretty but I do believe in sharing works in progress.  This may shock some people so if you have a weak stomach, then turn away now.  I have been working on the baby dolls and I thought I would share a few of the pics of the painting process with you.  Here we go!!!

Skin tone details yet!

Details have been added...shading and creases!

Shhh!  Sleeping!!  Long process!!

Our tomatoes have finally shown up!  But will they ripen?  Well, our morning temps have been in the 40's, so we will be surprised if they do!

The one plant that is doing well in our garden is the mint!!  I had to grow mint.  For my Mojitos!!!!  Ha!

Regular mint and Peppermint!!

Pumpkin world is progressing nicely.  We have found two more pumpkins and the Pumpkin King is growing by leaps and bounds.  I am so thrilled!!

Pumpkin King!

Pumpkin Queen???

And baby...prince?

After we get the fence painted, we have some flowers we purchased to plant!  Found some daisy's that are amazing in color.

After all this work, we decided to treat ourselves and go to a new restaurant that just opened up here in the mountains.  It is called Pete's!!

Home of the Half Breed is not a racial slur.  It means you can get a burrito here with red and green chili!  Called Christmas!  You can also get a mean steak...Hueravos Rancheros!!  Yum!  I got the combination plate.  Chili Relanos, Cheese Enchilada and a Chicken Taco!  I could only eat one bite of each.  Ha!  Oh well!  Lunch for Dr. John tomorrow!!

Oh!  Have to throw in an amazing spider web we discovered while painting our patio fence!

Well, this is about as Random as I can get!!  Don't forget to stop over at The Un Mom's and visit with Keely and all the other participants in this Randomness!  Join up! 


It has been a pleasure visiting with all of you.  Have a blessed and magical day!!

Hugging you


Brian Miller said...

nice. i am def hungry now...the pumpkins look nice...almost time for them...the WIP is a little scary this time...all the body parts...esp after you are done painting them as you do such an excellent job...a bit too real...

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

LOVE your sunrise and sunset pics! Gorgeous! :)

The baby doll parts didn't gross me out - but if the hubby wouldn't have left for work already I would have grossed him out by showing him. Since I do custom doll repaints on Barbies and restore old composition dolls, I usually have doll parts hanging out in my unorganized craft room. He gets freaked out when I put a Barbie head on my finger, or stick a needle in her eyes to give her eyelashes. ;)

That restaurant sounds cool - and yummy! :)

Your pumpkins look awesome! :)

RTT: Old Wine, Grapes, Winemaking, Noisy Neighbors

Andrea said...

AGHH! Alien babies! That's pretty cool actually. How you have the patience for the painting and details is beyond me.

mmm. Mexican food...

♥Georgie♥ said...

oh my the dolls did kinda freak me out a bit LOL that last photo is amazing!

Hilary said...

Wonderful photos. The only thing I found a bit unnerving was seeing the doll body parts next to the Cuisinart. ;)

Velvet Over Steel said...

Wow, those baby dolls parts look so REAL! They would have freaked me out if I had scrolled down without reading first! LOL

Your fence and pumpkins look awesome! & the Pictures take your breath away. Beautiful!!

I feel the same way about summer and it's SAD end. I always tell myself that he have winter to appreciate Spring & Summer again when they come back! :-)


Bossy Betty said...

Must Stop Bad Dreams From Coming. Baby pictures! Yikes!

Loved the other pictures. Yes, summer is leaving us! Wahhhhhh.....

Tabor said...

What an interesting hobby with the dolls. I did not know that much work went into them. Absolutely love that last photo!!

pinkglitterfae said...

has it been a cold summer in your parts? We've had a bizarre really hot one this year, and I would give just about anything for this to happen next summer! The last 2 were awful! cold and rainy, yuck!
I got a kick out of those undone baby dolls of yours, especially the arms on sticks, lol! You better hope a nosy neighbor doesn't see them, lol!

ellen abbott said...

OK, the baby arms and legs on the sticks is a little creepy!

You may not get tomatoes but you certainly got pumpkins.

And the sunrise and sunset pics are awesome.

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Kristina P. said...

The doll heads scare me!

TechnoBabe said...

You are so talented, I didn't know you do dolls too. Dang. I like the color you are painting your fence. I looks so clean and crisp with paint on it. The Mexican restaurant sounds right up our alley. We really like Mexican food.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Nice job on the fence. I like the color. Fence painting is on my list of chores to get to this fall.

Your last photo took my breath away! WOW.

Happy September, jj

Denise said...

Okay, so now I'm craving Mexican food! Yummmm! Your pumpkin is ginormous and it looks like you are staying busy with plenty of projects.

Keely said...

I'm not sure how I feel about all those body parts surrounding a Cuisinart. Quite the montage.

Beautiful sky pics!

She Writes said...

Never do I know what I will find here :)!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Awesome post! Love the fence, love the sunset, baby doll pictures may give me nightmares and now I'm craving some authentic mexican food. Thanks. Do you know how terrible British Mexican food is? (sorry, it's true).

deb said...

the sunset photo is magnificent.

sorry for the delay in commenting, some sites have been having trouble loading for me lately, I think our computer is on the fritz.

SandyCarlson said...

Your random is my beautiful. I love all that you have going on. Good luck with the back fence. I think you need Tom S. on the job! The dolls are gorgeous.

Joe Todd said...

This comment is coming to you from Lancaster,Ohio.. Enjoyed my visit to your blog. Really liked the sky photo. You might consider linking a "sky" post to

SkyWatch Friday.. I've got some photos from the top of Mt.Pleasant I'm going to use

Sniffles and Smiles said...

I love your randomness!!! I get a glimpse into your EVERYDAY!!! And each day is an adventure and inspiration with SueAnn!!! Can't wait to see where you take those baby dolls...Love, love, love that paint color for the fence...and what a garden!!!! Love you! Janine XO

Maggie May said...

Love the blue fence and I'm fascinated by the baby dolls. I wonder if we will see them from start to finish?
Pumpkins too make great photos.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Jillsy said...

well, i'm kinda creeped out now after seeing those baby parts, but i'm also glad they came BEFORE all the other lovely photos so those were not the last for my eyes to feast on. that cloud photo is amazing! and we're going out for Mexican tonight, too!

Monica@The White Bench said...

Looove the blue fence, Sue Ann! And the amazing sunset!
Thanks for the lovely comment about my haircut!:))) I'm veeery pleased with it!

SandyCarlson said...

I enjoyed this again. Thank you!