Sunday, April 28, 2013

car remotes

One more story about YESTERDAY...( you can get ready for less soccer stories..they lost today 5 to ZIP! Ugh..not a great way to end the season...)

Coach wants the boys on the field, ready to go, an hour before game time. They spend most of that time warming up and stretching. Some short drills..We dropped Sports Guy off and since it was getting  hot, decided we didnt' want to sit by the field (yet) so we would go to Starbucks. As he got out, the car beeped. After he shut the back gate, it quit and off we went. Took us about 10 mins to FIND a Starbucks (even with a smart phone!)..the one we were headed for, while still THERE, was closed for remodeling. Dh decided he wanted to stretch his legs, so he and Sports Guy's buddy, Swimmer, got out. I complained that he left me in the car with the windows rolled up. As he walked away, he said 'you can put them down, you have the key.'  ...hello? WHAT? I dont' have a key!? He had car troubles last week and I barely got a vehicle to take anywhere. I sat...dumped out my hand work project tote...my purse...NO KEY.
I tried to start the car. All you  need to do , when there is a remote in the car, is push the start button. If you dont' have your foot on the brake, then the accessories come on (and hence the windows would come down) ...NADA. DH and friend return with drinks...DH tries...NADA. Called Sports Guy. Do YOU have a key to this car. Well, YES I do. What do you want ME to do about it??? Find the key...find an adult from our team, hand them the phone with ME on it ..and the KEY! SHEESH! (I want you to start hoofing it over here to get us...) The moral of this story is: If you dont' have the key in the car, DON"T TURN IT OFF! lolol...the end

PS a nice soccer mom came to our rescue and would not even let us buy her a drink! Time to keep my 'pay it forward' eye out...

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Off to soccer

Can you BELIEVE it? OUR family? at a soccer game? You must have us mistaken with ANOTHER family!? HA! I'm not sure I can handle NOT going to a game every weekend!

I wish I had a picture..but the cutest thing happened this morning on our way to Sports Guy's State Cup game (against his best friends team I might add...UGH!) We were on the freeway, when Sports Guy's buddy( who spent the night..not the same friend, this one lives across the street and is a swimmer), said "Um...I think the ladies in the car next to us are trying to get your attention." As a matter of fact..there were 3 ladies in that car all trying to wave at me. When they got my attention, one lady mimed sewing with needle and thread (ie Quilting!). If you have read my blog long enough, I blogged about my quilty license plate.  The ladies had apparently read and understood my plate...and were quilters themselves. They looked so proud that they 'got it'. All 3 men in my car kinda rolled their eyes...They better WATCH it. Any more eye rolling and I will stop cooking ...
HARRUMPH! (hehehehhe!)

Friday, April 26, 2013

I'm still here!

:::tap tap tap:: Is this thing ON? I have been reading blogs FAITHFULLY, but never seem to get to post on MINE. SO busy. 4 out of town soccer trips in 6 weeks (and one of the weekends off? Easter)
Sad days in lives that touch ours. You don't realize how much things that are not YOUR life, affect your life. I"m not here to rain on  your day, just to encourage you to hug your loved ones and friends. Tell them EVERY chance you get what they mean to you and that you love them. 'enuf said.

TA DA! Here she is! my new Innova (as yet unnamed...altho we are GREAT friends already!)
Here she is just after arrival. I think that is the 1st practice piece (bound for dog bed heaven!)
on the right.

and with a QOV loaded. Last practice before the real work begins!
I had picked up 3 of these panels at a discount fabric store.
Not sure why except I found matching fabric for the back.
The 1st one I just meandered; getting to know the machine, how thread, wind a bobbin,
where the start and stop button is  (!), etc.
2nd one I did light custom on. Each block was loosely outline stitched and
a different background fill. If I liked a fill, I repeated it if that fabric
was repeated. One I didnt' like, so I didn't do that fill again.
Such a cute panel! Wish I had bought more...



 Just curls
this fill is hard to see. I just followed the honey comb
design. You can see that better in the worm below.

  flowing water


loopies
 I was at a loss. Not sure where I saw this or if I thought it up

 close up...looks like wall paper to me!
just vertical lines with little squiggles in it. I didn't even mark the
vertical lines
continuous leafy border.
 Here is the same background fill as above. I did better on this one!
Love that worm!
The last panel I used a pantograph:
Labybrinth by Jody Beamish
I historically have more trouble with pantos and that is why I did it last.
Some can just panto right off the bat, but I need better control of the
machine to follow someone ELSE's line.
Just me!
Lots of pictures so you know I have not been eating bon bons!
too bad I could not take the frame with me when I travel
with the soccer team! I would get lots more done. Heheheh
Thanks to Jill and Julie-No Blog for spurring me to post.
Jill is having HER new frame delivered TODAY!~
(can you say 'hard to get work  done at work knowing
what is waiting at home'??)