Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wednesday Feb. 15, 2012

Rick is coming along with the 2 rails on the stairway.  One (the lower) is almost completely constructed, just needs to be put up.  He still needs to construct the upper rail and a longer rail on what is already up at the top landing.  Also, Rick took the carpet off the very top, cuz that's always been where I fall.
Yesterday was Valentine's Day.  Rick brought me bunch pink tulips to surprise me.  I love tulips much better than roses.  Lilies are my 2nd favorite.

Tonight, while flossing my teeth, one of my temporary crown popped off.  I need to see if I can get in to my dentist tomorrow.  Hopefully it won't be to bad.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Wow, It's February Already...Can't believe it!!!

Ground Hog Day, the groundhog saw his shadow.  That's means its suppose to be 6 more weeks of winter, not that we have had any winter here.  We had more snow on Oct. 29th, 2011, than anytime since.

I bought a Juki short-arm sewing machine from my friend, Jenn.  I am so excited, I have want some kind-of "-arm quilter" for a few years.  This one just fell in my lap and is helping her and her family out.  If Rick wasn't getting a bonus check for his unused vacation hours from last year, I wouldn't be getting the new machine.

Update on quilt blocks:  I haven't cut any more out since last week.  I spent most of last week getting ready Rick's brother and family's visit Friday night.  It went better than I expected.  I always stress out and then everything goes fine in the end.

I hope to cut more blocks  this weekend and start sewing them soon.

I think I would like to try English Paper Piecing and maybe Applique.  I'm not sure about the applique, but I do want to learn how to paper piece.

We have decided to stay in this house for the next 5 yrs.  Tristan will be in college by then.  When we do move, we will only have to decide where to move it won't be more for us, unless the kids go to college in VA.  Not that we want to leave the state anyway, we have always dreamed of living in the Williamsburg, Norfolk, VA Beach area.  I have decided if we put a rail up on the left side of the staircase and can get upstairs safely then I would go up to get a full body shower 3-4 times a week, sleep upstairs that night.  Then come down when Rick comes down in the mornings and spend then next day or so sleeping downstairs.  To that end, we are going to buy the material for the rail this weekend.  May go to Joann's also as I need 1/3 yd more of the blue-grey fabric I am using in my ABC quilt blocks.

I need to start making a menu for each week.  We have so much food in the pantry and big freezer.  It will be so much easier.  I'm going to take a page from Jenn and start posting them, so I can be accountable to myself.

Super Bowl XLIV (46) is this Sunday and  I am so excited!!!

Have a blessed day,


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

More fabrics choices

Today is the first day in days we have had temps above 32 degrees out and was partly sunny.  Yesterday our house was incased in fog all day!!

My friend, Jenn, sent me a quilt that I sent her the fabric to make. It arrived yesterday, and it was so nice sleeping under it last night and it was so warm! LOVE IT, LOVE IT.


It's a Soduku quilt.

She made me this personal quilt tag.  Normally they aren't embroidered.

Here's one of the 9 blocks:

Here is another block:

Now on to my fabric choices for my ABC Quilt:

Eight Pointed Star Variation

Greek Cross

I don't have "P" picked out yet.  It's called Planned Patchhood, I will use the extra fabric from what I've used before.  It has 4 fabrics x 4, so I don't think it will need to much of any one fabric.

That's all I have for now.  Have a wonderful Tuesday evening.


Monday, January 23, 2012

Re-match of Super Bowl 42

Now for Super Bowl 46:  New England Patriots vs NewYork Giants.  Giants won in OT ruining the Patriots perfect season.  This time I doubt the Pats will allow the Giants to win again!!

The kids are home today...teacher work day.  Rick went in early, I think he left around 6:30 am.

It snowed a little (maybe 1 inch).  I took a few pictures, but forgot to post it.

Here is one: 

I'm sure we will have more this winter, last year by this time we had had at least 2 feet.  So far besides the freak snow storm on Oct 29th of last year, we have had a mild winter, hasn't even been very cold.

 I hope to cut out one or two more blocks today 'e' and 'h'.  BTW:  I will be updating my blocks today.

Have a great day.


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Life's Good

I've decided I need to start looking at the world through God's eyes.  Mine becomes clouded to much with my moods, the weather, what day it is or what color shirt Rick is wearing.  Not how I want to be, I know better.

My Dr's appt on Friday, did tell me anything I didn't already know.  Dr. Kavanagh wants to see me in 3 months just keep an eye on my shoulder.

Yesterday we spent most of the day cleaning.  Allen, Ruth, and their 2 girls will come on Friday evening instead of on Saturday.  Shannon's thrilled.  She's taking Bo to his 1st horse show (at least with her as 'his' owner).  Rick will most likely take her, so we won't see either of the that day.   At least I can relax.

Today cleaning was minor.  Rick worked a few hrs today and yesterday, so he wouldn't take any vacation time.

I spent today watching football games, cleaning my 'sewing' area and printing block patterns, 'cuz I changed my mind on quite a few.  I will update my list tomorrow.

My New England Patriots beat the Baltimore Ravens to get to the Super Bowl. I'm watching the last 1:18 left in the SF 49ers vs NY Giants.  The score is tied at 17, the Giants have the ball.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


I'm sitting here taking a break eating a sandwich and I see a streak of white (with a little brown) go by the window.  Shannon miniature horse (Toodles) was trying to keep up with her 15 or 16 hh horse. HH (hands high).

This is a picture of them our other horse, Nellie, that we sold last fall.

How cute is she???


Fabric choice for quilt blocks..

Here is the fabric I used for the Brasstown Star block

Here is the fabric I'm going to use for Calico Puzzle

Dutchman's Puzzle

and Eight Pointed Star Variation (without the brown)

That's all I have for now...