Friday, August 28, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
(fun but GRRR, whine, whine)
Scott says he has changed his mind and he doesn't want him to go. I don't think there has been any mind changing there - that's pretty much been the case all along. When I pointed that out, Scott's reply was "Now I forbid it." I'm pretty sure those days are over.
Considering the number of little ones at dinner it went pretty well. I wanted a picture of Adam with all his nieces and nephews to help the kids remember him while he is gone . . . . so he won't be a stranger to them when he gets back. It seems not everyone was focused on the task at hand . . .
There were several cameras in attendance so I'm hoping someone else got a better shot!
Monday, August 24, 2009
Is beating up on Motivation
I can't get anything done
And I'm not having any fun
There're so many seams to sew
And dust everywhere I go
There are cupboards to be cleaned
New quilt patterns to be gleaned
Must go back to making a list
so I can do my very bist
Gonna make that list right now
Honest, for sure, I will, right now
Then look out - I'll be moving
For my sanity it will behooving
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
I collected all the months for Sweet Tea a couple years ago.
And a little purse.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
I love this part. The Father of the Bride is still hanging on tight. Rocky is looking at the minister as if to say "would you hurry up and get to the part where he has to hand her over?!"
During the ceremony they released a group of balloons to represent all the loved ones who weren't there. Especially touching because a close friend of the Bride's family had passed on this morning.
I want to say this is the whole fam damily (just cuz I like saying that) but it's no where near. This pic does include the parents of the bride and eight of their children.
These are the harp players having a chuckle about the goofy woman that complimented them on their beautiful music and then said "These look really big and heavy. Do you have to have a big car?" Duh. Yes, it was me. I got a look that said she was thinking "Here's your sign" but what she said was "Yes, we use a van." Talented AND polite.
All in all a very good day.
Congrats Rocky & Ryanne.
I pray that you have a blessed marriage and a life-long friendship.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
We also saw Cooper FOUR days this week! And he's still here with his mom and his herd of elephants.
She's working on a Cooped Up original design and it turned out so very cute.
This quilt got loaded on the frame. I decided on gray thread and it looks really good so far - I think it was a good choice. I'm having trouble deciding what to do for the red squares. The rest is all over loopy and goes well with the design of the fabric.
I made the binding for this quilt.
Almost finished some curtains / drapes for a couple windows.
AND . . . MS has its ups and downs, its good days and bad days, and this week we enjoyed nearly FOUR pretty darn good days in a row!!! Just awesome!
Monday, August 3, 2009
These packages arrived. They contain necessary (to us) items to help us during Adam's "trip". They contain a map of the country he will call "home" for several months, a National Geographic video about the country, and a personalized blue star flag for the window.
We're "arming" ourselves!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
I love my long arm machine and frame. I so enjoy free motion quilting. I can't make tops fast enough to keep the frame loaded. Want to help? I'm looking for quilting work and since I don't have customers that I can use as references (except for niece Karen), I am willing to quilt your top for half price. Typical price in the current market is $0.015 per square inch.
So I will quilt your top with an overall meandering or loopy loops for $.0075 per square inch!
If your name is Karen, AND you happen to be my niece, price is $0.00 per square inch.
Several quilters have taken me up on my offer and here's what they had to say...
"I got it yesterday!!! It looks great. Thank you so much. If I know of anyone who is looking for quilting services I will certainly send them your way!! I can't thank you enough."
Offer still stands. Leave a comment if you are interested, or get my e-mail from my profile page.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
An auction just two doors down. How convenient! There were a lot of pretty quilts, most of them handquilted, but they sold for over $100 each. A few went for $180! So I just admired them. Lots of sewing stuff, fabric (had to like blue) and quilt blocks and little squares of fabric. It all went for more money than I was willing to spend.
I did spot this accordion file. The boxes of stuff on this rack were only bringing a dollar or two. I'd pay $5 or more at the store for this so I bid.
As often happens, if you don't pay attention you are suprised at what you have successfully bid on. The file was part of a box and they threw in two more boxes as we were bidding. Wound up bidding $3 'cause I thought they were asking for my number. I raised it up for them to see and apparently upped the bid. Still a bargain on the accordion file. But now what do I do with all this other stuff?! Anyone need a bunch of magnetic deflectors for their forced air heat vents? A binder or two or three?