Saturday, June 27, 2009
My big giant enormous tree!
We had a good time making these blocks. There are already six months of blocks up on the site, so this will move along quickly, I think.
I'm also giving up an old hobby. Since Garry has found guys to ride with, I don't have to go ride anymore. I just would not let him ride in the woods on the trails alone and the older he got, the more all his riding buddies from their younger days, quit riding. So, being the awesome wife that I am, I took up riding. I rode a dirt bike for a year, hated it! Then bought a quad and rode it for a couple of years. It was not fast enough to suit me, so I bought this!
So, I'm selling this. Yep, it's fast. It's a Raptor. 660cc's. I have mixed emotions about selling it, but it's just been sitting in the barn for five years. It's in awesome condition and just think of the fabric I could buy with the money! Yep....that's where my head is!
It's a beautiful day here in Michigan today. Not too hot and not too cold. Just right! Think I'll just have myself a great day today! Why don't you have one, too!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I woke up this morning with a song in my heart....if you've heard me sing....it ain't necessarily a good thing! Ha! I love days when you're feet hit the floor and you just feel happy! I've been a big blue blah for a couple of weeks. Some family stuff that just irritates me from time to time. For the most part, I just don't have anything to do with any of my immediate family. I know it sounds mean, but it just works best for me to stay on my own side of the world and they can stay on theirs. So....back to the happy day part. Wanna know what I think caused the happy stuff today? It's a play date! Yep, my friend Patti and Sharon (no blog) are coming over on a Tuesday to sew today! Yep....a play date in the middle of the week. Can life get any better than that? Well....I suppose it could if YOU could all come and play with us. I'll try to take some pics today and have something to post about. Wouldn't that be nice?
Have a great Tuesday! It's the only one you'll have for a whole week! (This post is the result of being manic. So begins the roller coaster ride of the week. I do enjoy the upsides...giggle!)
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
This is for a friend....she'll know who/what/why/when/where....or at least she better! We've both needed some laugh time. Maybe this will help......
Cosmo Kramer: You're wasting your life.
George Costanza: I am not. What you call wasting, I call living. I'm living my life.
Cosmo Kramer: OK, like what? No, tell me. Do you have a job?
George Costanza: No.
Cosmo Kramer: You got money?
George Costanza: No.
Cosmo Kramer: Do you have a woman?
George Costanza: No.
Cosmo Kramer: Do you have any prospects?
George Costanza: No.
Cosmo Kramer: You got anything on the horizon?
George Costanza: Uh, no.
Cosmo Kramer: Do you have any action at all?
George Costanza: No.
Cosmo Kramer: Do you have any conceivable reason for even getting up in the morning?
George Costanza: I like to get the Daily News.
In our case...we like to read blogs?
Second....I won a give away! Barb had a give away a short time ago and I'll be darned if she didn't pick my name! It was so sweet of her and just in time for the July 4th! Thanks Barb!
I borrowed the pic from her blog, cause her pics look better than mine do....giggle.....
My Sapphire should have a clean bill of health on Thursday and I can go get her. Ethel has been greatly missed for the past week. I am so bored I even cooked and baked bread today. Still not smoking, but ... I don't think it's getting any easier yet. I'm hangin' in there, but I'm not all that happy about it. Garry's doing better most of the time than I am....go figure. That's all my news. Think I'll go call Patti and see how her day was. Later ya'll!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Hey Ya'll! I'm some better now...didn't want to end the day on such a sour note. Jen's been putting some of her photography on her blog so I thought maybe I'd post a pic or two of mine that I took a few years ago..... Here ya go.....
I'm far from good at it, but I used to like to take pics and play with 'em. I'm also a lighthouse freak in case you couldn't tell. I love lighthouses!
There. I. said. it. I still haven't smoked. Garry's friend Pat, commonly known as husband number two, asked Garry why he quit smoking today. Garry could not think of one reason. Number Two called me to let me know this. We've laughed quite a bit about that. We know there are good reasons, but they seem to have escaped us during our withdrawl period. Garry got home, we discussed it, and we're not going to smoke for now. We've decided to give it two months. August first, we'll talk about it again. Actually, I think if we just keep setting dates down the line to discuss it, eventually we won't need them. I think it's the mental part that's getting us. The finality of it all...
Yeah...I've been sewing some. I can't finish anything though. Can't wait to get my Sapphire back.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Anyone who know me at all, knows I have to have my nose in everything. Since Amanda Jean over at Crazy Mom Quilts decided to do a nine patch quilt along, I had to join in. I think I'm a few behind, but I'm not sure how many I'm suppose to have at this point. I, also, don't have a clue how many I have finished so far. I just do a few at a time, whenever I feel like it. As the kids say....that's how I roll......ha!
There's also a quilt along going on over at Old Red Barn Co. Yep...of course I needed to do that too! I thought it would be a great way to use up some of the boatloads of fabric I thought I needed to buy when I first started quilting. Good plan and I'm glad to be using some of it up! Making room for more/new? Hehehehe....always good to have a plan. I'm trying to stay busy with the "not smoking plan". Today is day nine and so far...I haven't killed anyone or filed for divorce. All good things. I am eating way too much. Garry, on the other hand, just sleeps all the time. Anytime he's not working, he's nappin'! I guess we just deal with stuff in different ways. I'll deal with the eating later, right now I just need to distract myself from wanting to smoke.
I'm working on a scrappy Bento Box, too. Just mindless sewing right now. I love making these blocks. I think I could just do these for a very long time, but then I'd learn to hate 'em and who wants that?
Have a great week! I should be getting Ethel back in the next week or so, but Lucy is doing fine for piecing, so I'll just keep at it......
Monday, June 8, 2009
Keep Ethel in your prayers. I don't know how long I can go on without her. It struck me when I left her, that I'd rather have her back running smoothly than all the cigarettes in the world. Wooohoooooooo!
Edit: Just got a call from Sewing Repair Woman.....minor repair really....motor pulley? ....maybe a week to a week and a halp to get her back...good news....about 30 dollar repair bill. I did pay them to do a "tune up" and clean her already this morning. They seemed quite amazed at the amount of junk inside her. I use her a lot!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
1) Blue Ridge Beauty...king size top done, needs to get quilted and might need borders?
2) Blocks....quilt for me ... king size top done, needs borders and quilting
3) Happy Hour....blocks done for a couple of quilts.
4) Bento Box Quilts.....bought fabric and cut it for 3 tops. That's as far as I got on that.
5) Boxy Stars....got a bunch of blocks done. Hate them. Need to just throw them together and gift to a child or two from church.
6) Jake's Quilt....needed by end of month! quilting half done, and bind!
7) March Quilt....blocks cut out and started piecing
8) Jewel Box...blocks cut out and started piecing
9) old red barn co. quilt along. Have to do this one as steps are posted.
10) Crazy Mom 9 patch quilt along.
11) Bag for Sam (female Sam)
12) Bags for Craft Show
* Havest Spice....needs border when it arrives!
Ok...I'll add more later...I know there are more, but that's all I can think of right now.
Monday, June 1, 2009
Anyone else out there who smokes and has wanted to quit....email me, leave a comment. We could do this together. I am a mess, but I do know that I am strong and can get thru it......