Thursday, April 24, 2008

A Do-over, please

I made some Adorables ...aren't they sweet?
Lazy Girl Designs

I was going to tell you that I did not forget to blog....but I well, ....I forgot to blog. I have been working on different projects this week and I have them all over the house and just when I get on a roll and KNOW I will finish 'this' one today, I don't have what I need to I move on to something else, happened to me all week. (insert appropriate curse/frustration word here)

These are the meatball subs I made for dinner Tuesday night...they are HUGE
and this is only one plate of them, made on French bread...and the two bites I took
were DELISH....and then....I felt pain like I have never felt before...
I had broke a tooth or something because I was instantly dieing!!!! My mouth
went crazzeeee and I felt my blood pressure go up and away....the Burn didn't
know what to do, he thought I was having a seizure! I ran for HOT water with salt and swished my mouth for 30 minutes trying to get enough relief to be able to tell him
what was going on...finally I can go look in the mirror and one of my back bottom
molars had lost it's mind you, these fillings have lasted mom was a dental freak and I was at the dentist before I had teeth so believe me when I say
these were some GOOD fillings. But I forget how old I am and my new dentist never mentioned they might someday need replacing and all because I chowed down on some of the best meatballs I ever made. I will not be having meatball subs for a long time, if ever!

And now for 2 of my favorite has gotten really hot here
and Jiffy the Cat decided to snooze under the flower pot, while
I went in to take a shower with the ever refreshing Candy Cane
shower gel...oh, how I love that stuff and I am on my last bottle until
it comes out again next Christmas....

...such a rambling posty...but it's been a rambling, awkward, frustrating
kind of week.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Some pincushions

I have always hated cutting ...I wish pieces could magically be bought the way I want in the fabrics I want...or the Sewing Fairy would take care of that task for me at night while I get my precious 3 hours of sleep. I can spend half my time cutting and then sew thru my project quickly...but I am such a sloooow cutter-outer. ok...done with rant for the moment.

I made some pincushions this morning...they looked hard to me...but I made them. I used the pattern from BH&G Quilts and More Summer 2007 , by Heather Bailey...tooo cute!
I will use cuter, brighter fabrics next time.

Have a great day y'all!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

My fabric will travel

I LOVE making, sending, and receiving fabric postcards! I went to get a few to send out this morning and found I only had 2 my Saturday morning project will be making up some more fabric-travelling postcards.

I send them out for kid hellos, grown-up hellos, Mother's Day, Father's Day, birthdays...whateva!

I shrink paper-piecing patterns down to mini size, fussy cut motifs from fun fabric, embellish with ribbons, strip piece, applique, rubber stamp, draw...just about anything goes. I'll show you some new ones hopefully tomorrow.
I was left alone too long again...and I lightened my hair. When will I ever learn?
It's not bad, it's just not what I thought I was's definitely lighter (and I guess it could still fall OUT)!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Finished the apron

...and BEFORE noon too! I haven't sewn, other than quilting and household stuff (curtains, pillowcases, stuff like that) in a loooong following a pattern was ...umm, wierd to me...So when the first part, the bodice and the skirt, did exactly what it was supposed to do...I thought ooo-easy, I'll make it longer and ...the waistband totally threw me... I could not get it to work and match up and took it out 2 times...then the lightbulb came on...I had been using quarter inch seams after I got cocky and threw off the whole waistband...anyway...I worked with it and...

"made it work" for me...and I like it...and I will have to put BIG letters on my machine when I am making aprons with a pattern... 5/8" I can make some with fun embellishments (rick-rack!) and cooler fabric. Pattern was Simplicity 3752, View B...but I made it longer by 3".

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

A little change of pace

I need to do what's on my list, well, I work well under pressure.

I have at least 10 quilt tops that I need to finish... but the spark isn't I (ADD me) started an apron today...and I hope to show it tomorrow. I forgot how much I hate doing

AND since KANSAS WON...that means I won the family (betting) I get dinner anywhere I want! Thanks KANSAS.....sorry CAROLINA.

Here's a pic of sunset and sunshine..hehe, he would roll his eyes at me for that.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

I interrupt this self-imposed

five-day computer fast to bring you pics of my most darling twin grand-daughters, Olivia and Haley. You will note there are no pics of son and dil, as well it should be, because they are in deep do-do for not sending pics of my other grand-daughter Kaylin (who is 4), and for not getting these photos to me in a timely manner. May the 'force' be with them BECAUSE THE WRATH OF THE"MIMI" (THIS GRANDMOTHER) IS FAR-REACHING.

GO CAROLINA ...even tho I may win a dinner from the family 'pool' because I went against the 'Heels and wrote in Kansas....oops (heh-heh).