Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tickled Pink Tuesday!

Not Tuesday you say!!!...I'm away for a bit this week and just happened to be able to check the computer and my scheduled Tuesday post didn't post so here it is!!! Also, our thoughts and prayers are with those in New Zealand.

Happy Tuesday everyone....time to share some happy!

We woke up Saturday morning and here was the view...SNOW!!  I know there are lots of you that are really, really tired of your snow, but we only see the white stuff a couple times a year, so this was a real treat.  It managed to snow all around...but not on our street.  Still, the view was so pretty.

......then there were these!!! Two car seats for my car.  The Dots mom and dad decided I needed my very own and surprised me with these.  No more switching back and forth.  Plus, for sure little Dot is going to love facing forward finally. Notice the cup holders..how cute is that!! The boys will be stylin' in Nana's car.

So what's got you Tickled??? Join Allie and myself in sharing the happy!!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

YIPEEEEE!!!! It's Friday Night Sew-In ----UPDATE!!

FRIDAY NIGHT SEW-IN UPDATE!!!  Loved sewing the mug rugs....so fast and easy.  I started out wanting to make two, but then as I was sewing I started thinking of other friends I could give one to, so two became six!!  I got three completely done, and one with the binding almost on, and the last two just the handwork left. I had one jelly roll, and with that I cut the wedges, borders and bindings.  I still have plenty left in the jelly roll to make several more for sure .....that's a pretty economical way to make a number of quilty gifts!!  Guess the Valentine Mini will have to wait for another day!!  Happy Saturday night everyone.
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I'm so excited tonight is sewing night...just hanging out and sewing with 168 friends. Thanks Bobbi for hosting this fun night.  There has not been much production around here so I'm ready to roll.  Here's a couple things I hope to work on::::::::

 The first thing will be mug rugs, Xmas gifts for some quilty friends.  I found this GREAT tutorial here (not to mention many more great tutorials)! This  project will be my finish for Allies' monthly Christmas Through The Year Club......finishing a Christmas present each month.  Check it out if you haven't already. Then, I plan to start sewing on these CUTE monthly mini Quilts by Kim Schaefer....tonight will be the Valentine one.... behind as usual :-)!!!!
So off I go to get the meatloaf out of the oven, eat a quick bite and settle in for a wonderful night of sewing... and of course taking breaks to see what the other Friday night gals are working on...happy sewing everyone!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tickle Pink Tuesday

Happy Tickled Pink Tuesday. A friend sent me this forward and it gave me a good laugh!!  Enjoy!
~I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
~Nothing is worse than the moment in an argument when you realize you're wrong.
~I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
~There is great need for a sarcasm font.
~How the heck are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
~Was learning cursive really necessary?   
~Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I know how to get out of my neighborhood.   
~Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.  
~I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.
~Bad decisions make good stories.
~You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.  
~Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.
~I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to the ten-page technical report I swear I did not make any changes to. 
~I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.  
~I think the freezer deserves a light, as well.  
~I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.
~I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Construction" routing option.  
~I have a hard time discerning the fine line between boredom and hunger.   
~How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?  
~I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!
~Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.
~Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.
~Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey but I'd bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in less than 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!  
~The first testicular guard, the "Cup," was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974. That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important.
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Keep On Stitch'n On!

Friday, February 11, 2011

A Little Somethin', Somethin' and my Friday Night Sew-In Report

Opps....I linked my Friday Night Sew-In  post on this post...had a brain fade I guess...but for what I'm working on tonight, 2/18,  please check here!!!  Happy sewing everyone.

Just time for a little somethin'!!  It's 24 X 24, and will have a tiny red polka dot flange, outer border and scrappy binding...that's about all I could squeeze in this week.

I have to admit there was a morning outing today with a friend to visit a couple quilt shops.....a quilter has to shop after all!

Friday, February 18th is the next Friday Night Sew-In.  If you'd like to join in, hop on over to Crafty Vegas Mom, aka Bobbi, and sign up with Mr. Linky.  It's so fun to visit all the links and see the amazing projects people are working on.

For now, it's back to my binding business.  Happy weekend everyone :-) !

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tickled Pink Tuesday

I'm a little late in posting today.  My day started with hanging out with the Dots while their mommy had a training class...lucky right there to spend the morning with them.  We have a nephew who left over a week ago to teach at a school in Kenya and this last Sunday he was finally able to get connected to the Internet so I know that was a huge relief to his mom and sister, as well as the rest of the family.  We are so proud of him and the work he will be doing there.  Quite an adventure for a 19 year old, all the while doing his college classes online.    Then good fortune would come to another nephew....being promoted to Engineer for the Fire Department he works for.  Hard work, perseverance and a dream sure paid off, and we are just over the top thrilled for him and his family.  Today arriving home from my play day with the Dots this was
waiting for me in a box at the foot of my mailbox!!!!  WOOHOO, my friend Terry from here in Cali sent me this bundle of Swell!!!!!!  She knows this is one of my all time fabric fabrics. Thanks bunches Terry.  I'm taking you up on that sewing weekend. 

Allie and I are taking Tuesdays to report on things that tickle us... happy, positive things in our lives......."Tickled Pink Tuesday".  If you would like to join in feel free to grab the button.  Wishing you all a Tickled Pink Tuesday.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Busy, Busy, Busy

The first few days of February have just been plain busy...nothing quilty to report, but there are sure some wonderful things going on elsewhere!!

 Robyn at Daisy Quilts is having the most wonderful February Hearts sew-along...and a great tutorial to go with!!  It keeps calling me and I suppose by the weekend I will have given in.  Only problem TIME....where or where can I buy more hours in the day?!  She is a lover of scrappy quilts (my favorite), and so much  scrappyness to see on her blog!

Last night I was doing a bit of blog hopping and hopped over to Cluck Cluck Sew....a peek at her quilt closet and buffet...yummy eye candy and again wonderful scrappy quilts....hmmmm more hours in the day pleassse!

Allie is hosting Christmas Through The Year......the challenge, every month to make a Christmas present.    Yesterday she posted some wonderful tutorials (click here), including one that gives you links to the top 100 tutorials of 2010.  I love this idea of actually getting things done ahead of time..what a concept...and there's no pressure. You only join in when you want!  There's even a giveaway each month!  Mr. Linky is part of her club, and you can pop over and see what participants made for January.  

Now back to that time thing!!  Happy end of the week everyone!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tickled Pink Tuesday

Today is Tickled Pink Tuesday!!!  What, you ask??  Last
Tuesday I couldn't come up with a post title and I used Tickled Pink Tuesday.  Allie commented that she liked it and wouldn't it be fun to write about what Tickles us on Tuesdays, and even offered to make us a button.  So today Tickled Pink Tuesday is born, thanks to Allie and I love the cute button!   Now here comes the "Tickled Pink" part!

I belong to a friendship group that does a yearly quilt exchange.  The beginning of the year (last January 2010) we drew names, well actually envelopes  It's all top secret till the big reveal dinner. In the envelope is our name, a couple yards of fabric of our choice and any notes about quilts we like.  We have all year to make our quilts, including having it quilted.  Then we have a quilt exchange dinner.  A local restaurant has this wonderful back room that we have all to ourselves. Let the quilt show begin!!! Such amazing quilts, and I am Tickled Pink about the center quilt....that's mine made by the sweetest friend anyone could ever ask for, Metta!!  There's a few quilts I didn't get pictures of, but at our March meeting we are bringing them all back and I'll get those pictures then.  Click on the photo to enlarge.

So what are you Tickled Pink about??  If you like grab the button and join in!  Thanks Allie for this great positive idea!  Happy Tuesday everyone.