Thursday, June 26, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
snickering, do I hear snickering??!!! How about some bloggy support here! My mojo seems to be on vacation again. Saturday night I will be sewing with the gals and getting some sewing done!! We shall see as someone I know says :-)!
Today I had lunch with Sharon at our usual Mexican restaurant sitting in our window seat as usual. We were the only people in there eating. Really weird. Normally the place is packed. And before lunch we went and shopped at my all time favorite store (and hers too), Crackerjacks, only to find out after 19 years they are closing. Very sad. Some of my very favorite Christmas goodies have come from that place. They are sad to say that due to the economy, Internet shopping and the big chain stores business has really declined. Very, very, sad!!! Here's my grandma package from Miss Sharon to help me on the road to happy hooking! Check out the bag...tooo funny!! Tomorrow Megan and I start our knitting/crochet class which I know will be lots of fun. Great visit Sharon!! Well there's my couple of days wrapped up in a nice hot sweaty package!!! Hope the your week has been running smoothly and that your mojo is way better than mine! See ya later alligators!
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Pay It Forward!!! Anyone up for a Pay It Forward Challenge? The rules are that the first three people to join the challenge on my blog will receive a handmade gift from me. I will have 365 days to make and send you your gift. In turn, you must do a post on your blog inviting 3 more people to join in and receive a handmade gift from you. If you would like to join, please say so in your comment that you leave. I originally joined Jackie, at Canton Village Quilt Works, PIF the end of March and forgot to post on my blog, so my 365 days will
Megan and I had a shopping/lunch day on Friday and we signed up to take a knitting class. I have always wanted to learn how to knit. There was this really cute felted knit purse hanging in the shop we visited, and the sweet lady helping us said it would be really easy...hmmm, we'll see. Megan plans to knit a small blanket for her sister's baby. Then on Friday afternoon we had this wonderful sighting out front of our house ........it's the Katie mobile.....yeah!!!!!! Katie was home for a quick Father's Day visit. Dad and Katie got in some Mario Cart playing and a round of racket ball and then she scooted back home this afternoon. A whirlwind visit but always nice to have our girl home!!
I may not be getting much quilting done, but I sure have been doing a lot of blog hopping. I ran across this challenge on Eileen's blog. She is taking sign ups for a Summer Stash Challenge. No buying of fabric necessary. Just make a quilt from your stash, any size you want. Deadline is August, beginning or end. You just need to put the logo on your sidebar and post about what you are working on and your progress...easy, smeasy and hey, USING YOUR STASH! What a novel idea :-)!! Check out her post from June 10!
Sunday, June 8, 2008
The work shower last Sunday was wonderful. Photos you ask?? Well, seems as though my camera was set on video and pictures that were taken for me were not able to be downloaded to a file ....I am sure they can be I just can't figure it out! My friend Pat who was there taking pictures has a disk for me that I will get tomorrow, so pictures coming soon! So many wonderful friends were there. It was very overwhelming to Megan and myself and we are very grateful for all the work the girls went to for putting the shower together and to all those who came. Here's a picture I took before the shower of The Very Hungry Caterpillar quilt I made for Megan. The kit was from Fons and Porter and worked up really fast.
d my sister-in-law Joanna. I always wanted sisters growing up. Who knew I would end up with two amazing sisters later in life who always are there for me no matter what! Here's Katie with a box of blocks that Matt and her use to play with at Grandma's house. John's mom presented them to me. All the great grand kids have played with them over the years and now it is time for our grand baby to use them. My kids loved these blocks and the box has been all taped up and kept in tack for all these years. It was such a thoughtful gift and OK, yes I got teary eyed over it! Thanks Mom...this meant so much to me!
Love this Ocean Waves quilt .......
And I know you all know the poem "When I Grow Old I Am Going To Wear Purple". Well I have a new one......When I Grow Old I Am Going to Wear Two Different Shoes!!!! Yep, I showed up to sewing wearing two different shoes and of course I had to point it out to everyone! Hey if you can't laugh at yourself......? !!!