Saturday, November 29, 2008

Breaking News!

Husband in Michigan washes dishes and lives to tell about it!

It's all true! Cut finger half off = husband has to do dishes! It's the only upside to the finger slicing I did this past week! I got the pics to prove he actually washed dishes!

Now I'm not saying he enjoyed it, but he didn't even complain. I've only seen this happen a handfull of times in over 20 years. It's quite a big deal here in ReginaLand. It's definately blog worthy. He also had to shower me and wash my hair. TMI? I don't get this kind of treatment often. Gotta enjoy it while I can. On the flip side, Cindy is really sick. She's been in bed for two days. Sore throat, ear ache, stuffy nose, cough. Sound like a cold? Well, hmmmm...could it be that a 15 year old girl doesn't dress for the weather? Yep...it could be. It's all about looking cool, of course. Gotta wear the tank tops under the hoodies to get outta the house in the morning and freeze all day at school. But...it's all good if she looks "in style". I remember those days.......

Friday, November 28, 2008

I'm feelin' as stuffed as the turkey

Yep, I'm still stuffed from yesterday. Not that I won't go in and nuke another plate of turkey and dressing tonight. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. I got out of a lot of cooking/dishes yesterday since on Tuesday I had an accident with the rotary cutter. Back in Sept of 07, I cut my finger half off with it and then Tuesday I did it again. Didn't cut it quite as bad this time. Last time, I got six or seven stitches in my finger. This time, the Dr. said I didn't have enough skin on one side of the cut to sew it up. So....it's bandaged and nasty. I have a pic at the end of this post, so if you're squeemish....don't look!


Been working on my half framed four patches.

These are so simple and mindless. Just what I currently need...
After I put those together, I decided to use up some more scraps and make more with a smaller frame.


So....here's the finger....I highly suggest everyone be very careful with those cutters.... It really makes my so angry at myself when I do something like this. If I could just turn back time for 30 seconds, I know I would slow down and think before I do stupid stuff like this. The tendonitis is on the mend and I can use my right arm again. Turn 50 and look what happens! Oh well, I'm still above ground!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

50 arrived...I survived.....

See that pic? Pretty cool, huh? Do you see a young girl or the old woman. I can see both. And, I still see some of the young girl I used to be when I look in the mirrow. On the other hand, I can see the old woman emerging. Yep, I turned 50 today. Survived without incident. Garry bought me a new set of beautiful diamond earrings. The three circles representing past, present and future. They are very nice. Cindy got me a whole bag of Dove Chocolates. Does she know me, or what? I've slobbed around the house all day. We are going out for seafood after church services tomorrow. My pick of the restaurant. Should be fun. I want to thank my friend Patti again for the wonderful sewing machine caddy/suitcase/rolling tote she got me for my birthday, too. Now, we match when we arrive at craft day! I love it! Oh and I highly recommend Pecan Pie Cheesecake. Not something I needed, but it sure is good!
Hope everyone is having a great weekend. I am!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

I got to sew!

My machine has missed me. And....I've missed my "Ethel", too. I got to sew a bit yesterday! Yippeeeeee! I wanted something simple that required little thought. I came up with this block and I love it. I'm sure someone else out there has done this, but I'm tickled that I thought of it all by myself. Cindy helped me decide how to set the blocks and I like that, too. So....without futher adooooooooo.....


I want to thank each of you for all the encouragement, well wishes and prayers, regarding my son. I still haven't heard a word from him or his biological mother. Due to privacy laws and the fact that he is legally an adult, I can't find out anything. He was not thrilled with our conversation at the hospital, mostly because my husband and I don't coddle him or agree with him. I'm just praying he makes changes and has a better life than he currently has. It's pretty much up to himself how his life goes. Cindy, my daughter, on the other hand, ended up with all A's and B's on her report card. Yay! Hurray! She's a good kid and I'm lucky to have her.

Well....I'm off to make more blocks. These probably already have a name...I just don't know what it is so I'm calling them Half Framed Four Patches. I'm so imaginative....HA!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Bloggin Obligations.....

Sorry, no pics today. I've been a bad bad blogger, and I feel bad about it. I know it's suppose to be a "no obligation" thing, but it's embedded in my genes to feel guilty about everything in the world. Can't help it. September and October were such busy months. I'm glad to see them come to an end.
On a sad note, my 18 year old son is up to no good again. My husband and I adopted him when he was 10 and he's always had a lot of problems. He no longer lives with us due to safety issues. I won't go into all the history, but it's been a long haul with him. He pulled a doozie this time and ended up on a ventilator for two days in ICU. He's ok now, physically, and has been moved to the mental patient floor. He's decided not to contact me since they moved him, so I have no other information and due to the privacy laws, I can't get any information. I'm thinking I'll just continue to pray for him and remember that with God all things are possible.

So, on to the fun stuff. Our church had the annual Ladies Day last month and I actually got up in front of all those people and spoke. I heard from lots of the women that I did very well, however, for me, it's all just a blurr. I really have no idea what I said. My daughter was very proud of me and wanted to know how I could do that and not even be scared. I told her I was terrified and she said it sure didn't show. I guess that's a good thing. Maybe it will teach her to try to overcome her fears. I have been asked to give a speech next year for the event, so I guess I did ok and didn't have any drool on my chin.

I went to a craft show yesterday. I sold several quilts, afgahns, quilted notebook covers, coasters, and bags. It was a great day. My friend, Val sold homemade fruit cakes (ewwwwww) and fudge. I never heard of sour cream fudge til she made it, but it's wonderful. It was a great day and I needed the distraction.

Now, I'm off to get ready for church and next time I post, there should be pictures.