Thursday, October 29, 2009

Heather got a car!!!!

We went out Monday after she got home from Orchestra rehearsal.  She had been looking online and found this at the local Mazda dealership.  We went and she test drove it and said this feels like "my car"!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New kitchen faucet...

Very late Sunday afternoon, Jim (DH) decided to tear out the old faucet that had issues and install the new one...hmmm...only had the new one since the beginnig of Oct...gotta love husbands!  LOL  Now mind you he starts on this project, it is Sunday so everything closes at 8 PM, he makes a couple trips to Lowe's for some additional items and finally gets this installed only to discover at 7:35 that it is broke and doesn't work!!!  ARGHHHHHHHHHHHH and he was leaving on a business trip Monday!  Yikes all I can see is a few days with no Heather and I run off to Home Depot and get another one and some ring thing gaskets of some sort and come back and he finishes putting it in and it works.  No leaks!  Yea!!  So Monday morning I get up and turn on the faucet and nothing happens.  I mean NOTHING!  No water, no noise NOTHING and Jim is at the airport!  I do everything I can think of to get the water to come on, NOPE NOT happening!  So I walk away and hear water running and go on the search for where that is and discover that the hose outside is split and spewing water all over the place, get that shut off, however still no water in the kitchen sink.  I finally figured it out and got it working. 

Monday, October 26, 2009

Design Wall Monday....

I actually have something on my desing wall today.  I know surprise!  LOL  The blocks were from an online squishie swap I did a number of years ago.  You sent out a piece of your fabric to those that were participating, told them size block to make and they put some of their fabric with it and made you a block and sent back to you.  It was alot of fun and I have a ton of blocks from the 3? years I participated.  I got it into a top and will be marking it so I can start quilting it. 

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Week 43 Stash Report

I really had to go back and hunt for this!  I still don't have all my fabric added in that I bought while away this summer.  But I have now added in the yardage I purchased in Paducah.  So for now it isn't too bad...but next week it will not be good!  It feels really good to be back sewing if this house cleaning thing would quit interrupting me I could really make some progress. LOL 

So here goes the report:

Fabric added this week 0 yards
Total fabric added this year 56 3/8  yards

Fabric used this week 1 7/8 yards
Total fabric used this year 39 7/8 yards

Total fabric busted this year -16.5 yards

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Someone was watching me sew....

Yesterday afternoon I was working on my Thanksgiving quilt top and looked out the window and there was this little guy looking in...

And then he was standing up begging so to speak!  LOL

And then he thought he had better leave and quickly!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

OPAM Another finish for October!

This week I have spent it trying to get this wallhanging quilted.  I started out trying to wind a bobbin with Sulky thread on my Pfaff and well lets just say the Pfaff almost went in the pool!  No matter what I did it would not wind that bobbin.  So the Pfaff went over to the kitchen counter and up from the floor came my Viking #1.  Threaded it up and wound that bobbin just like it was nothing to do...hmmm...So I start on my free motion quilting, of which I am not that good yet..and the needle thread kept breaking, so after awhile I thought ok lets put in a bigger needle did that and it was working pretty well.  Then the bobbin thread started breaking...UGH...I started out quilting around 1:30 and ended at 6:30 that night.  And this top isn't that big!  Wednesday I made the binding and sewed it down.  Here is the finished picture.  So glad this project is done!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

A huge thank you to Ann!!

Earlier this year Ann had a Pay it Forward on her blog and I was one of three that signed up to be involved. While I was away this summer, my package arrived and Jim (husband) was kind enough to bring it up one of the times he was visiting. I was so thrilled to receive this wonderful package. The wallhanging I kept in my room where I could see it everyday and now it is hanging in my dining room. I love everything that she sent and it came at a good time for me, my only regret was not having sufficient time to take pics and get this posted. Once again THANK YOU ANN!
So now it is my time to host a Pay it Forward.

Ann recently participated in a Pay it Forward and I had signed on and been *chosen* to receive a gift from her, which was fantastic! One of the conditions was that I host a Pay it Forward on my blog. I have chosen to host my Pay it Forward now.

I will select 3 people from those that sign up and send gifts to them. The gifts made to send to others can be anything...maybe tailored to their likes (according to their profiles on their blogs)...or just something I enjoy making.
The gifts from me will be sent out sometime in the next six months.
Then in return, you need to make the same Pay it Forward promise on your blog. I'm not too fussed about when you host your Pay if Forward - perhaps three months from now, six months or even next year.
You must have a blog to participate and when you do host your Pay it Forward you have up to six months to send out your handmade gifts.
Don't forget to post about the Pay it Forward gift you receive.

Would you like to join in? Just let me know by leaving me a comment. Make sure you have an email on your blog or profile so I can get in touch for mailing information.

Friday, October 16, 2009

A couple finishes for October!

The first one is a Quilt for an Hour that Judy hosts every so often on Patchwork Times. I love this pattern and can see me making another one. Thanks Judy! The other one is a little wall hanging I had bought a kit for and got it finished today! Now it is hanging on my front door. Of course I had to post a pic of Eddie checking out the pumpkins...crazy cat.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I am sewing today!

Since I've been home I haven't touched my machine and Pfaffy keeps looking at me wondering what on earth she has done for me to desert her like I did! So we had a chat yesterday and she now knows what was going on.

Back in the beginning of Sept Heather(our daughter) was in an accident and the insurance company totaled her car. So she is driving mine until she gets a new one. So I have been doing some cleaning and sorting through things. One of those things was to pull everything out of the stash cupboard and organizing it to some extent. While doing this sorting I found a kit to make a small pumpkin wallhanging, which is paper pieced!! Yikes! I have 2 of the pumpkins finished. Should be a wallhanging by the end of the day.