Saturday, January 13, 2007

It's the Weekend - Yeah?????

Sat. morning, have to host the den meeting for son after dropping daughter off at friends. Then lunch quick and off for hair do (a most relaxing time). Then home to get daughter so her other friend can come over for a Heeley's sleep over. Oh yeah, somewhere in there son will have a friend over but I'll be gone and husband will be on duty. I think when we reach the point of the Heeley party I will retire to my sewing studio to machine quilt. (I'd lock myself in but one of the corners we cut for cash purposes was no door on that room) Bad idea, as after the kids had friends over I found my rotary cutter rather close to my machine and a bunch of cut up paper. They didit right on my sewing table top not on the rotary cutting board. Miraculously it is fine but the blde is much duller:( I hide that stuff now. I WANT A LOCKABLE DOOR:)
By the way I switched to the new blogger just before this post. I figured that being so new if I lost everything it would be no big deal. It was very quick, easy and painless. All my stuff followed me and my template stayed the same. So I wouldn't be so nervous it went very well.
Off and racing:)

Friday, January 12, 2007

O.K. I've been tagged by the Bare Foot Cobbler and I'll play :)

The Page 123 Meme
1. Grab the book closest to you.
2. Open to page 123, look down to the 5th sentence.
3. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog.
4. Include the title and the author's name.
5. Tag 3 People.

O.k. No laughing. The first book I grabbed didn't even have 123 pages. That's what I get for grabbing Flat Stanley :)

His mouth twitch in a scowl, but he persisted. "My mother told me Anneke was quite disturbed when she learned of the engagement. And since you and Dr. Granger's sister are such intimate friends, one naturally assumes-"

From An Elm creek Quilts Album, The Runaway Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini. Won't be tagging anyone because the people I would be comfotable tagging have already done this:)

The poor sock is still in limbo. /sometimes I think I hear it crying at night - not. But do feel guilty about not working on it. If I just worked on it as much as I think about it it would be done:) Off and racing :0)

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Me do a MEME???

Five things people don't know about me. Hummmmmm, that's not easy because I have a mouth that should have a muzzel on it half the time because sometimes it has a mind of i'ts own :)

1. My Paternal Grandma taught me to embroider.

2. My Maternal Grandma taught me to crochet.

3. My MIL gave me my first knitting lesson. I made one slipper that was WAY too small. She also started me on quilting.

4. I have found actual arrowheads in a tobacco field in Tennessee.

5. I have learned to NEVER EVER mess with a ouiji board.

There, that wasn't too painful. Had to dig way back, though. Don't know who to tag because every one I read has already done this.
Almost done piecing that wall hanging. Should be woking on it now so maybe that's what I will go do. Off and racing:)

Thursday, January 04, 2007


Sometimes it is just easier to read blogs then to post one. Not much nw scince yesterday. Worked on the wall hanging some, only three more borders to go before I can start quilting it. Reluctant to pick up the sock because the heal flap on the second sock is knit tighter than the other one. I know, I'll get past it sooner or later.
Work was wicked today. Good money but it REALLY cuts into the craft time. Eight dogs today and didn't get done until 5:45. Didn't even get lunch, but it's my own fault since I'm also the scheduler. I just feel so sorry for those poor animals that are in need and very uncomfortable. Of course the extra one I took today was seriously GROSS!!!!! Can't tell detail. just really gross! I felt so good when that poor dog was all CLEAN and brushed out, she was beautiful and you could tell how much better she felt. So happy too. If hadn't taken her in I could have been done at 3:30 and been able to craft until I had to pick up the kids:) Glad I took her in :0)
Made the mistake of downloading the movie Cars on to my laptop and now I'm being begged to watch the movie by my DS. So I'm racing off to Radiator Springs.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Back to the Grind

Well, it's over for another year. Kids are in school again and I'm back to work. Five dogs today. Had a little yorkie that everybody was making over, he is a really cute dog. A bichon, a sheltie, a cairn terrier and a portugese water dog (Oscar, he was my favorite today). Nice light day for jumping back in.
Have been working on my sock. G-girl gave me advice that it is just a sock. Sooooo, I will finish it with the mistake in it and chalk it up to my fisrt pair. There will be others, right??? My feet won't care and I will still love them. But advice to other first time sock knitters. If a non matching pair of socks will bother you, don't start out with self stripping yarn:)
Have been doing quite a bit of quilting lately. That's where the UFO thing would come in handy for me. Almost have a crib sized wall hanging done that I started about three days ago. It is to be a thank you. A little incentive to get er done quick.
Hope everyone has a happy new year:) Off and racing!