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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

This is an untitled post. For some reason whatever I try to enter in the title bar turn to gibberish. I don't know what's happened.

I got news today that I have won two different contests. Now if I could just remember what they were!! I know the one had to do with breast cancer awareness. I've been searching through my blog list trying to find it again. So far, no luck.
Getting older and having those 'Senior Moments' is so much fun. NOT.

So what have I been doing lately? I've started the cutest little oven mitts. They are little hens. I only have the wings done so far or I'd show you.

I got my new issue of 'Quick Quilts' and want to make part of a winter wall hanging. It has a polar bear family next to a sing that says Welcome to the North Pole. Since I'm always cold I thought that would be very fitting to have on the front door!

I re-arranged the living room and now have an extra piece of the sectional I'm not sure what to do with. It's not very attractive as the center piece in the middle of the floor. Keith said it would be very difficult to put it in one of the other rooms. (like there is space anyway!) I hate being the teeny tiny woman in the teeny tiny house!

I intended to paint on the kitchen ceiling for an hour today but my arms had a different idea. But I did get about halfway across the room, so I don't feel bad. If you count the set up and clean up time it was probably close to an hour. I hadn't noticed how dingy it was until I started with the fresh paint. What a difference!

While I was browsing through my list of saved blogs I came across the perfect purse. But the pattern comes from Australia. It just looks like an ordinary bag but opens WIDE. It's called a Stable Bag. I don't know why it's called that, but it's just what I need. Whatever I want is always in the very bottom of my purse.

Tuesday Thanks

That it's almost November already

That Winter won't last forever

That it's almost bedtime

That sometimes you don't really know who your real friends are, until they're needed

That Fall colors are so beautiful

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Scrambled Thoughts

Only mending done this week, nothing fun or exciting. asking a question on one of the quilting groups I belong to I did find the applique portions of a wall hanging I would like to do as a Christmas gift. I think I can figure out the rest of it. That's a big plus!

I've been 'trying' to get sick this week. Fever and chills, runny nose, just a touch of a sore throat, general malaise. Thursday I felt like I could go to bed and not wake up until the alarm went off on Monday morning. Unfortunately, the body won't cooperate! I did tell Keith that he was on his own for lunch today. I just don't feel up to cooking anything. Now, if I just had a nice thick book to read!

Do any of you readers cross stitch or embroider? I'm searching for a better method of storing my hundreds of flosses. I'm toying with designing my own. I have stored them on those little plastic bobbins in a fishing tackle box. It works but then every time I get a new color, sigh, I have to rearrange them all. When you have as many colors as I do, that's a time consuming job. I need something that will hold many many skeins. Please let me know if you have a system that works for you. If my brainy idea works I'll post a picture

As Bugs Bunny said, "That's All Folks!"

Thankful For

Puffs Plus Tissues

Warm Clothes

A few days off from babysitting

That I know this too shall end!

Online Quilting Groups

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The sun is shining, the skies are blue, but don't let that fool you! If you're old enough, hear this in Bing Crosby's voice! If you're not, you're going to say, "WHO?"

I'm so cold and would really love a nice hot cup of coffee, but I really need to sleep tonight. GD says, Grammie, no nappin', when I doze off watching Elmo for the upteenth time.

I told myself that I was going to work on getting the foot stool finished today. Hasn't happened! But I have taken a nice long nap. Does that count? And watched most of a NASCAR race. But anything productive, like even putting some paint on the kitchen ceiling? Nah. Aren't some sunday's just meant for lazing around?

I did get some applique out, look at it, make sure I still have all the pieces, and arrange it. Does that count?

Does paper multiply at your house? It sure does here. I have stacks and stacks of papers that are needing attention. The recycling guys will love me when I finally get it all taken care of.

Sunday Simmers

Thankful for the electric furnace that always comes on

Thankful for the ability to take a day off from the hussle and bustle of life

Thankful for understanding, caring friends

Thankful for my youngest daughter who has a birthday today (hard to claim 29 when your 'baby' is 29!)

Thankful that the huge SUV didn't damage my car any worse than it did

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Rainy Days!

Yahoo! It rained! Well, to some of the rest of you it was a sprinkle, but it was enough to make the eaves drip and the big dog all wet. (uck! and then she wants me to pet her?) That counts as rain here.

I've been in a sewing slump lately. Browsing all my bookmarked blogs has me inspired again. I did manage to get one teapot cut out. Now to fuse it onto the topper before I lose track of all the pieces!

We've come up with another plan to fix Heidi's coffe table cover. I'm going to put wide elastic diagonally on the back side of each corner. That's on the top of my list for tomorrow so I can take it over to her on Monday.

Today we are going to spend the afternoon with friends. There will be eight of us if everyone shows. If I had my "druthers" I'd stay home and take a very long nap! This kind of weather does that to me.

If you recall, a while back I made a pin cushion for a swap. Mine came in at sixth place but was the first one chosen. Now I've started collecting pin cushion patterns! I saw the cutest ones made to looks like toadstool houses. So cute! I printed off the instructions but don't remember the website so I can give the creator credit. Found it. . They are Toadstool Cottage and Mushroom House. I'm afraid if I make them I won't want to give them away. So, does that mean I need to do two sets?


For friends we can get together with

For the rain

For a warm house

For my sweet little dog (except when she's naughty)

For my little yellow canary car up and running again

Have an awesome weekend!