Thursday, March 20, 2008

Blogger break!

Just a quick note to tell you I'm taking a week off. Everything is fine...just...well..its spring break for us. Instead of trying to fight everyone for computer use, I'm taking a break! I will be back with a vengeance!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Stash busting report

OH DEAR! I was doing SO well! This week I fell FLAT on my face! OH well..here is the damage:

1 bolt of white muslin
1 yd red fabric for my cheater I spy
(these two I'm not gonna feel guilty about. The muslin is for a school project ...pictures to follow in April...and a dyeing project I'm doing with friends.)

THEN I hit the AQG yearly Quilt show yesterday. I was doing pretty well...until the END! Here is my haul:
TWO kits! (rarely buy kits) I fell in LOVE with this duck. The small container has the 2nd kit: red/white/and blue baseball. That could be a Quilt of Valor...we will see...






Two cones of King Tut-in preparation for my son's quilt,a Sharon Schamber CD on unmarked freemotion. Those red and white units are this weeks clue on my QOV Mystery. I think we are about to put blocks together. Too bad I may be out of town next week...I will have to wait! Maybe we won't get out till Monday! (oh DRAT! lolol)








of COURSE I'm proud to be a quilter! rotlf (this is a t-shirt. I was happy to find it in red. I don't buy black shirts...they fade too much and too hot in the summer anyway...

How did YOU do on your stash?

Friday, March 14, 2008

Smugness

You know what you get when you are smug, dont' you? Well, here is what I got today....








here is what I got...

And HERE is what I pushed thru the machine THINKING I still was sewing. You know, it PAYS to check your bobbin once in awhile. Time for a short break, a new glass of iced tea, let one of the dogs (in or out, I forget), and CHANGE the bobbin! lolol


oh..and by the way? My sewing table is really not that cleaned off..I just tucked the odds and ends into a pile that is JUST out of your range of sight! ::;grin::::

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Thursdays offering...

I HAVE been sewing...just not a whole lot to SHOW. Here is my clue done for the Quilt of Valor Mystery going on ...






40 block A (quarter sq triangle block) and 40 EACH of block B and block B reversed.
All bagged,labeled and ready for tomorrow's clue. I thought I would never get all those block A's squared up! I think my shoulder is sore this morning from all the cutting!

Better go..I'm off to Parent/Teacher conference. Darn I wish that kid had wanted to go to a Spring training game. Don'tcha know he said , last night, 'OK, I'll GO" (like it was an inconvience, but he would go ..if he HAD to). I had mentioned that we could go ANY day but Thursday. Conference scheduled at 1:45...game starts at 1...by the time we would get there, it would be half over. Maybe next week. Better be QUICK..opening day is fast approaching!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Mental picture


Last night, I foolishly finshed up some of my son's take out food. I wont' mention where, as the food was fine. My system didn't take to it too well. So ..anyway,I was awake in the middle of the night. Heartburn...sat up..turned on the TV...surfed. Then I LAUGHED out loud! The dogs got up and LOOKED at me! The show that caught my fancy? UFO Hunters! I had a mental picture of SOMEONE digging thru my quilt studio hunting my UFOS! ROTLF...can't you just see all the fabric flying? This is one of my favorite t-shirts. I get at least one new one every year from Block Party. I also have some of their printed panels and a coffee mug. They have my kind of sense of humor!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


HowManyOfMe.com
LogoThere are
6
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?



Only 6 of us share my name! I have a friend that used to work in Labor and Delivery..she met a patient that had my name..same spelling and everything. Too funny...






nothing to post..just doing usual household chores...have to spend 3 half days with a son who has no one to do anything with...and will not EVEN go to a spring training baseball game with me. What kinda kid has to be BEGGED to go to a baseball game? I'm bummed....

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Spring!

OK, before all you living in snowy, cold, and freezing areas BLAST me for these pictures...JUST remember, you WILL get your revenge in the summer when we hit 115 for WEEKS. Disclaimer over!


Here is my lemon tree...not as loaded with lemons as SOME years, but full nonetheless! If you look right in the middle of the picture just on the right side of the trunk of the tree...you can see the wierdo lab trying to get a BIRD who teases him from the recessed of the tree! You can see his tail sticking out toward that abandoned toddler car! (that my 12 yr old will NOT let me get rid of! 'MOM, we STAND on that" GOOD REASON TO GET RID OF IT! rotlf!)
Close up of ONE small part of one branch!

getting ready to bloom! They will smell wonderful..but make my nose run!


Here are the fruits of our 10 mins of labor..and we have not EVEN started cleaning out this tree! I ran out of bags...and will try to get rid of these FIRST..then pick more! Oh..and I had already taken 2 bags to my neighbor to take to their campground.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Motivation

Do you have trouble getting motivated? I DO...especially my house! We rarely entertain...and the men that live here don't seem to care if the piles of clutter overtake us! (Actually its not THAT bad!..but I'm SICK of it!) Here are some pictures of what the 'surfaces' in my house look like!




kitchen counter (after THREE days of decluttering I might add..so don't give me ANY SLACK!)


Kitchen table (ditto the counter!)

Dining room table....


I have set up a sorting table on my side of the garage...My friend Janet helped me get the table down. ONLY the things with REAL HOMES can come back into the house...and be PUT away. I have already filled the garbage can (mostly with styrofoam peanuts I cannot recycle) and the recycle can is almost full. We may have my husband's brother and SIL visit in a couple of weeks. Good time to pare down. The back of the van is stuffed. I was going to wait till Friday when I went to Lunch Bunch (there is a thrift store nearby I like) BUT...that stuff is in the van..and its getting donated TODAY, so I can fill it up again TOMORROW! Someone warn my husband...HE has a list too! :::grin::::

Anyone have a favorite jelly roll pattern? I have a book...and a couple of Bonnie's patterns are jelly roll friendly...but do you have a favorite? Would you share with me? I have two friends (yes I have MORE! lolol) that want to do a jelly roll
project together online.


I have something 'springy' to show..so I will post again tonight or in the morning.
Thanks for stopping by!