Sunday, December 30, 2007

Sunday Report

My stash has grown quite a bit over the past couple years and I think it is time I get in on this Stash Busting! LOL My report for this week isn't much, but it is a start.

Here's my report:
  1. Using 3 yards of background fabric from my stash for a New Years Day Mystery I am doing!
  2. Found some off white fabric to use on a snowman wallhanging I am working on.

Now I need to make a list of my UFO's, PIG's and projects that I have fabric for. That should help me concentrate on what I need to do this year.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Wishing everyone a blessed and joyful day. Opening presents was a hoot today. Unknown to each other we all disguised our gifts to each other. It was so fun to watch each other grab a present and have absolutely no clue what was in it! There was a tie this year for the best gotcha! Tim got his Dad a new computer and put it in a suitcase to give to him! Poor Dad had no clue!! And was shall we say overwhelmed. Then Heather packaged up some unique brands of beer for her brother and each one was wrapped in purses and all kinds of boxes inside one huge computer box! She really had him going! Twas a fun morning around the tree!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Eve is here

It is hard to believe but it is almost Christmas. Where has the year gone? For me it flew by...faster than previous years. Well the shopping is done, still need to wrap a few presents and dinner is cooking. Kids are in front of the tv watching Pulp Fiction I believe! And Jim is just finishing shredding the cabbage for the coleslaw. Scalloped potatoes are in the oven and the honey baked ham is in the fridge and tastes awesome. This was Day 11 in the gift exchange I am participating in and I opened up the cutest buttons! I can't wait till tomorrow to find out who my Elf was. She sure has spoiled me rotten this year. I am behind in my picture taking and will get that caught up tomorrow and post a few. Guess it is time to start thinking about New Year's Resolutions...both quilty and personal. Will post those later on this week.

Today at the restaurant this couple came in with twin first I didn't recognize them and then Andrea came over and said remember those twin babies that used to come in all the time...well it turns out these boys were those babies! They are so adorable and they had their dog with them, who stayed outside the door tied to the wagon that the boys were traveling in. So cute, the dog had a cute hankerchief tied around his shoulder and was so good when people walked by. Never barked, nor attempted to bother people. Very well behaved. And so were the boys. It is going to be fun at their house tomorrow.

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

It's crunch time!

This week has been a great one with the 12 Days of Christmas Swap I am participating in! Today was Day 7 and I got the most awesome 2 1/2 inch strips! I can't wait until Christmas Day to find out who my Elf is! She sure is spoiling me! Here are a couple pics of some items I have opened....

Well today is the 20th and I have so much to accomplish.....have no clue how I will get it done....We have 2 parties this weekend, plus I will be working the 23rd and 24th! And our Son comes home on the 22nd and Jim returns from a week of traveling on the 21st. Yesterday Heather and I got our nails done, she had asked to get a manicure while I was getting mine done. So we did that and then off to the florist to order flowers to be delivered to relatives and then the candy supply store to purchase some bags and boxes for her presents for co-workers. The rest of the day was spent shopping and cleaning. I have been enjoying the cooler weather this week..but it is now starting to warm up in the afternoons...

Monday, December 10, 2007

Blonde moments! Or maybe I should say Senior moment!

Sunday, one of our Son's friends came over to have me sew a couple of patches on his pants for a karate type of class he is taking. I look no big deal...pant legs wide enough to go around I have Heather get out matching thread while I start setting up the machine. So I thread it and start to sew the first one on and it goes crazy...thread bunching up, making all kinds of noise! I'm like what the heck it wasn't doing this I tell Heather to go get the viking and I set it up and sew the patches on with it. Worked like a charm...but my pfaff I'm like what is going on....later on after getting groceries and all that I sit down with the manual to read the troubleshooting section....hmmm....nothing there! So I go to the front and start reading....find the section on threading the machine and go oh CRAP! I threaded it wrong no wonder it wouldn't work! Then this morning Jim is making a breakfast sandwhich and goes Honey! you threw out the wrong lunchmeat!!!!!!!!!!! Well another blonde moment last night....we had a little bit of lunchmeat in the fridge that had been around a little too long...and I swore we threw it out and put the new in the fridge...well we did the reverse! Threw out the new and kept the old! So now today I get to stop at the grocery store again and buy more lunchmeat and also cheese as that went in the garbage also! I give up! Sure hope today goes well at work...I've had enough blonde/senior moments!!