Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Just a quick one....

Mostly pics! What I did on my summer vacation! Ha!

Hope you are all enjoying your summer, too! And now....back to the sewing!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New Bags....

Sew....Moneik posted a new bag on her blog last Saturday and, of course, I just had to have this pattern. I made two so far, but I love this one! Lots of pockets and it zips closed. I liked some other bag patterns, but none of them actually closed. I don't like my purse left hanging open, so having one with a zipper ... well....it just rocks! The second one I made, I finished in under three hours and that's while I was watching General Hospital....giggle! Actually, I don't watch them, but I turn the tv on just for the noise when I'm sewing. Anywho, thanks Moneik for letting me know about this pattern. I love, love, love it! I'm making a trip for more zippers tomorrow! Wooohooo!

Oh! I suppose I should mention that it's a Lazy Girl pattern, Margo! I love Margo! Heheheheee

Friday, July 9, 2010

Hey...YOU! Could you do me a favor?

Cre8tive friend, Jen, has a quilt in a contest. It's a bomb-diggity quilt, too! Go to her blog HERE and check it out. I'd appreciate it! She's kinda like a cool person and all. I sorta think she's ... you know...."special". Ok...seriously, this Chickie has done a whole lot for me in the quilty world of it all and I'd love to be able to help her out with this. It's a very cool quilt. Just go look...and vote! (pweeze?)

P.S. Jen doesn't know I'm posting this, so don't tell her, k? (giggle)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Cell phone pic....best I've got right now....

Nice, huh? Ok...I'm talking about that wonderful pic. Didn't crop it. Just posted it like it was. I'm lazy. It's hot. Heat makes me even lazier! But I love making these blocks!
Due to high temps and the fact that I own a Heating and Cooling Company, no cabin for us this week. We'll survive....and perhaps even be able to put a dollar in the bank! Wooohoooo! That means no complaining about being home this week. Like most of us, if we don't work, we don't get to play, so I'm just choosing to be thrilled that the phone is ringing!
Stay cool, Ya'll.....

Sunday, July 4, 2010

A no pic post...ughhhh

Happy 4th of July!

Got home from the cabin a bit later than planned last week. The plan was to come home on Monday night, but I ended up staying until Friday night. Garry and some of his friends came up while Patti and I were there, so Patti rode home with one of them and Garry, Cindy and I just stayed the rest of the week. Got some flood lights up that have been sitting up there forever. I found an Amish/Menonite bulk food store and bought too much there. They had fresh butter and it was good. I hear other women complain about "retaining water" but....I am retaining butter! Found some really really good corn on the cob, cantelope, and a few other goodies. I ate corn and cantelope for four days straight. I just couldn't get enough. Patti and I worked on some disappearing 9 patch blocks. Patti and I also found an amish footwear and fabric store. I didn't buy anything because most of it was at least 65% polyester. They did have some other notions at great prices so I got a few of those. It really was a great week. Relaxed beyond all belief at this point.

I spent yesterday with Val. Our hubbys went to an outdoor Motocross race. Yay! We met at Curves, worked out, went to Joann's, out to Applebees for lunch and then we sewed until about 5:30. I was on a mission at Joann's. I've been seeing Eleanor Burns' new pattern, Day and Night, everywhere I looked. I bought the book/pattern/template a week or so ago and wanted to pick up fabric to make one. I stuck with the color scheme she has on the front of the book, red, black, white. I only got two blocks made yesterday, but I'm in love! What a great pattern! I would post a pic, but I left my camera on the table at the cabin. Oops!

Plan to head back up to the cabin again this week. We were going to head back up tonight, but it's hot as blazes outside. No air conditioning in the cabin and it would be miserable. So....holding plans loosely...as they say. We'll go when we think it's a good time to go. Maybe Wednesday.....we'll see. In the meantime, I'll be making Day and Night blocks. Woooohooooo!