Nov 13, 2009
Nov 11, 2009
Okay...so the fourth picture is the ONLY two blues in the place with gold in it. One is navy and the other is a brighter blue. Hell if I know. But the numbers are not the same. The girl said the numbers could be different then yours because it is a different pattern. The numbers are not inclusive to a line.
Nov 1, 2009
Oct 24, 2009
On to better news: I had my cholestrol taken on Oct 21st at a clinic held at the pharmacy. My total cholestrol was down from 9.3 to 4.08..... Oh yeah baby.... mama has been getting her
Did I ever mention that I never thought I would live to see the day that I no longer smoked..
I am so so thrilled that I no longer smoke. I hope I never ever never ever put another smoke in my mouth.
Have a great day!
Sep 24, 2009
Sep 9, 2009
Sep 4, 2009
We became friends just after I moved to this town. Marie's daughter played baseball with my daughter and that is how we met. Marie worked for Carmen at a (then larger) restaurant that Carmen owned and asked me to come work with them. I was told by many that "I" would not get along with Carmen because the two of us would butt heads. I remember the first thing Carmen said to me " Just because you managed at a big restaurant with a head office - don't think you can bring that "chain restaurant" attitude in here" I looked at her and said "Wow, you really can be a bitch". She said - YOU ARE HIRED!.
We got along great and we have been friends now for 16 yrs.
But I still don't want to help her with the garage sale.
Have a great weekend.
Aug 25, 2009
But if my BFF from out of province reads this then I know she will be over there toot sweet!.
So go on over and check out her wonderful blog http://ankastreasures.wordpress.com
Jul 29, 2009
I know many designers let us into their creative space, offer free designs, tutorials and advice, and we all appreciate it, probably more then they will ever know. That said ... I still go bat shit crazy when I buy fabric with an obvious straight pattern like this one
Now this is only a fat quarter and look how much waste there is. When I see an obvious "straight" design sewn on to the sides of a block ...it is the first thing I notice when it has been cut crooked and sewn on. It sticks out like a sore thumb and takes away from the quilt.
So do you think designers have a say with the fabric manufactures that would correct this problem or not?
Jun 26, 2009
Jun 23, 2009
If anyone reads this and knows how to make my links smaller please let me know!!
Have a good day
Jun 14, 2009
Mar 3, 2009
Feb 19, 2009
Jan 31, 2009
Hmmm..out of province BFF just had to call me today to tell me the fabric that I covet was on sale for 3.00 a yard. How am I to overcome or even manage my addiction when they provide me with this information?
I am weak..I had to order it..I love it...and now I shall wait for it to come..from Honey Fork Fabric. It is Gentle Grace by Danhui Nai and is an older line from last year but I love it as much this year as I did last.
Addictions are not easy to overcome.
Jan 19, 2009
Jan 17, 2009
And the back. Love that wrinkled look!!
Next up is a Cottage Blossom by Kim Schaefer for Andover Fabrics. The pattern is really simple and little waste which I wanted as the pack only had 15 fat qtr's in it. Enough for lap size.
Jan 13, 2009
I started on the BOM from http://elliesquiltplace.web-log.nl/ that I mentioned in the last post. The snowman's arms do not show up that well on camera but show up just fine off camera. I made two in case I want to keep one, and I did not want to go and buy fabric for it. I have lots of fabric in these colourways that would work for the entire quilt. Now I did not finish the blocks off yet as I want to wait and see what the next month will bring. I like to plan my scraps...but I set aside the fabric for the border of this block.
I started on the Bunny Hill BOM, it is all ready to be sewn to the background but I am waiting for the next block of that one too.
Such a procrastinator!!!
Jan 8, 2009
I am behind in my work now..so must get busy so I do not have to stay late...I have some sewing to do!!
Jan 6, 2009
Go visit her site..you will enjoy it.
Jan 5, 2009
Jan 2, 2009
The cards below (one from last year and one from this year) are made by my sister in law in Nova Scotia. I think they are the cutest things but I am not going to make them. When I was visiting there in October - she has an entire room filled with products - stamps -card stock - embellishments..it just went on and on. And you know you can fit alot more scrapbooking stuff into a room then you can fit fabric. We all have our stash eh, in some sort or another.
Jan 1, 2009
This morning at 6 am the phone woke me up. It's my son.
Son: Mom, the ambulance is on its way
Me: WHAT? What happened
Son: My bowel movements (a.k.a. bum urine as he calls it) has too much blood in it and I am having trouble breathing
Me: WHAT? Why did you not call me...I am getting dressed..I am leaving and I will meet you at the hospital.
Son: I don't know what hospital they will take me to.
Me: I will find you - no worries...(Mothers just know that stuff)
Get dressed in 30 seconds flat..go to the car..OH MY GOD..I forgot(too lazy) to get gas last night. It is New Years Day and there are no gas stations open until 9 am.
So wake up friend who drives me to daugters and took her to work and made it to Cambridge Hospital by 7 am. Not bad timing actually.
In the meantime his girlfriend had been at work (she is a prison guard) and since she was on escort duty she was also able to leave an hour early since she would not be escorting anyone in the next hour.
He was put on IV for the day with antibiotics and to get fluids in him as he was dehydrated. He has had the diaherra since Sunday but just gradually got worse. So he did not actually have trouble breathing it is just that whatever illness he has and the dehydration caused him to be so weak and it was exhausting for him to walk from the bed to the bathroom so many times during the night. The doctor says he probably felt like he was running marathons due to dehydration.
While I was driving over I had checked my cell phone and he had left me a text message at 4:30 am that said "Mom - I need to go to the hospital" Seriously, a text message? You called me at 6 am - you could have called me at 4:30 and saved yourself $85.00.
So they let him go around 4 p.m. without knowing what it is. Nothing showed up in his blood work and they will test his usual urine and his "bum urine" as he calls it. They will call if something significant shows up, and of course..if you get worse - come back to the hospital.
So at 11:00 tonight I called him and he said he had woke up around 8 completely soaked, so that would mean at least his fever broke.
So I am puppy sitting for a few days so he can rest and get better.
Did I read somewhere " a bad start to the new year means a good finish"? Hope so.