Thursday, January 31, 2008

Anxiously waiting?

I know you are all sitting on the edge of your seats to hear about my loot!

But I have to tell you --I am a little disappointed. There was tons and tons of fabric but no cotton. None at all. A lot of polyester, some silk, and some other things I can't even describe. The one thing I am excited about is there was some vinyl. I think I can stiill make some bags out of the polyester and maybe a little dress for E. And some fabric looked good for lounge pants. Any other ideas for Polyester? I will try to get some pictures up later today or tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

My ship has finally come in....

A friend of a friend is giving little ol me bags and bags full of fabric! I have no idea what kind of fabric but he has had it stashed in closets and bookcases since his Mom died, not knowing what to do with it! My friend says she has 1 large black garbage bag full and at least 1 other garbage bag full (so full she can barely carry it!) I get the goods tomorrow and I can't wait to dig for treasures! I don't know how I am going to sleep tonight..... I'll let you know what I find soon!

Monday, January 28, 2008

warmer days...

It finally warmed up to above 0. It got up to 40 degrees today- it must be summer! E and I took the dog for a walk around the block (a big block) and she made it all the way!

The rest of the day, for me, has been spent at Bloggy Giveaways! I have no idea how many of these I have posted on but hopefully I'll win something... There are some great prizes! I feel a little guilty not doing a giveaway myself but I have yet to send my Pay it forward swap. So I guess I'll have to catch it next time. Plus, my 100th post should be coming up and my birthday is in 2 months!

The earrings are irrelevant except that I bought them on etsy at sulu's -- I can't wait to get them!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

wish me luck...

I decided to try quilting my quilt. I may end up ripping it out and asking amandajean to do it but it doesn't hurt to try... I am going to go to Joann's tomorrow morning to get thread and binding and then start... Yikes!
I have to keep reminding myself "it won't be perfect but that's ok, it won't be perfect but that's ok......" wish me luck!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

More sadness and moving on...

I don't want my blog to turn into gloom and doom but while in the process of researching my friend's death I found out about 2 more deaths. My old supervisor and friend lost her daughter on Monday. She had a brain aneurysm. Very sad... And another aquaintance from that job died at Christmas from the flu. And then Heath Ledger. Why is everyone dying at such young ages????

Anyway... I am taking one day at a time. Maynard, I found out, died from an infection that started in his throat and then moved to his brain. I think knowing this will help with the closure.

Thank you everyone who commented on my last post... it is nice to have friends like amandajean and mr.monkeysuit have blogged about... friends I have never met.

I am hoping to baste my quilt. Then I need to decide if I want to try to jump into it myself or elicit the help of a professional to quilt it...

Here's E's "teetee" (blankie)
It really isn't relevant except I just want to cuddle down until this week is over....

Sunday, January 20, 2008

a dear friend...

I lost a dear friend this weekend. He died on friday. We had one of those friendships you kind of take for granted... you think he will always be there, we hadn't talked for months, almost a year, but now that he is gone he has taken a part of my heart with him. good-bye maynard... i miss you...

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Finally Finished...

I started this quilt top in September-- and today I finally finished it! Hopefully I will get it basted by Tuesday! I LOVE IT!!!

It has been SO cold here. I ventured out early to go to my exercise class and was surprised to see the Y very busy. We have Church tomorrow and then the Packer game tomorrow night . Go Packers!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Snowy Day...

Today is a snowy day and although I would like nothing more than to cuddle in and watch movies all day. I have bundle up E and myself and veture out to the grocery store. As if that isn't hard enough without snow! But it is nice to look out the window and see fresh white snow instead of yucky brown snow.

I don't have anything craft wise to show you but I do hope to finish my funky quilt and E's quilt by the end of February. I am, hopefully, going down to Indianapolis the last weekend in February for a "sibling weekend"(no kids!). I have 2 sisters and 3 brothers and we haven't spent the weekend together forever. We are driving which is not my favorite thing- i'd rather fly-but it would nice to be able to cuddle with my blanket!

Funky Quilt....

E's Quilt....

**I got to go grocery shopping without E! Yay! Thanks amandajean! It sure is messy out there... Yuck!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

middle of the week with E....

My son always hates the middle of the week. But the good thing about it is you still have 2 1/2 more days of routine. I like routines. Our is get up, get M2 to school, an hour or so of computer/movie (for E) time, playtime, lunch time, nap/craft time, M2 home from school, pre-dinner, dinner, downtime, bedtime. Not too bad. I have been trying to spend less time on the computer and more time actively playing with E. It has been fun finding out what she loves to do. Her absolute favorite thing is books, playing with her brothers toys while he gone is a close second, crafts and train. Hopefully, there will be doll playing soon. :)

Aren't these feeties so cute?!

She loves her puppy! Isn't puppy so patient?

Monday, January 7, 2008

Blah winter days

I really hate these kind of winter days where the weather is warmer but at a price- the snow is melting... it is slushy, wet, and messy... and I really dislike the smell of wet dog!

Friday, January 4, 2008

Catalog bag and sneak peek

Hi.... Well, I have started on my 2008 Project list. Here is the Catalog Bag I made today... some of you are wondering why do I need a catalog bag? I am a Southern Living at HOME Consultant and it is a good advertising tool! The workmanship isn't top notch....

But it serves it's purpose!

And here is a sneak peek at E's quilt for her "Big Girl" bed.... I am loving the colors!

Also, we started the potty training thing! Oh how I dislike Potty Training!