Thursday, March 27, 2008
and we taped, till our fingers were sore from ripping the tape
But, in the end, Lucy and Ethyl were born again. I'm too tired to glue all the fabric nice and neat like I originally planned, so I threw on a blouse and pinned fabric at the bottom, and viola
If you sew any clothing at all, I recommend this very highly, I am boxy and lumpy, so off-the-rack or out-of-a-pattern always has to be altered. I have become a wiz at elastic and darts over trhe years.
This is easy, fast, (about an hour and a half for each) and cheap. Now you're talking my language!
Hope all your mini-me's are fast and easy! tee hee
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
I have to admit, my DH was as excited as I was and he peeked before I got home. So, I had to re-wrap for a picture, (they are so like children, aren't they? tee hee)
She shared some awesome fabric, a crochet coaster, and lots of I-can't-wait-to-plant-them seeds.
Her stationary is perfection!
Thank you, Finn, You are so giving,
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
so we could have pretty flowers and butterflies, while we have a wonderful picnic,
then we can work inside,
and after the girls went home, we found notes all over the house,
(plese Don't thro this tisho Box a way)
because tissue boxes make the best Barbie doll beds.
Maybe we'll quilt tomorrow?
I hope the sun shines on all your picnics!
Monday, March 17, 2008
- Where was I ten years ago? in exactly the same place. I love it like that, I'm not a mover or a shaker, so if you give a good rut, I will wallow in it till the cows come home. I wish I still had the first house I ever bought, but I ended up with too many bodies and had to build a new one, this one is home, but that one was "back home."
- Things on my to-do list for today? I had to take DH to two Dr. appts, one was three hours, one was about an hour, in between I went to the fabric store to buy batting for DD#1's quilt, so I was even later to work than I thought I would be. Then I ran home for "the eatin' of the cabbage" since it is St. Paddy's day. then I ran my DD#3 to work, came home to the puter, then I'll work on my other DD's quilt, in between Dancing With The Stars.
- What would I do if I suddenly became a Billionaire? First I would build a new church, so our roof would never leak again, then I would build new homes for all my children on the lake, then I would supplement the state funding for our Area Intermediate School District so they would have enough funds for a water bed in each room. I would go to Good Will, and buy all the prom dresses for my dress-up-tea-parties, I could even afford to have them sent to the cleaners! Finally, I would split up all the big cities into little towns like mine, because we never have crime bigger than a tipped tractor.
- What are my 3 bad habits? Procrastination, first and foremost! after asking my DD and my DH, I would have to say #2 would be procrastination, and # 3 would have to be procrastination, in that order. (After some deliberation behind my back, the list is #1 procrastinator, #2 I'm stubborn, and #3 I'm a sucker.)
- Five jobs I've had? 1. I went around to all the independent gas stations around town and read their meters twice a day, it wasn't exciting, but I could drag the kids in the car, so I didn't have to pay a babysitter. 2. I started bookkeeping for my mother when I was 12. I'm still an accountant. 3. I was a Nurses Aide 4. I cleaned houses. 5. I taught migrant children in the summers through the Red Cross. Loved it!
- Five things you don't know about me. 1. I have crusty moles. thank goodness they are in spots that don't see the light of day, but they are still there, lurking on my body. 2. I collect clocks. I love clocks, I think they are fascinating! Each clock is like a child, with it's own personality. Every face is different, the chimes sing to my heart, and just the thought of watching time is a miracle to me. In the room I am sitting in now, the last count was 47. 3. I met my DH online. I know, it does not sound like me, but I wasn't one to go out "men shopping" and anything I met on the blind dates were either a drinker or a druggie, being raised in the 60's, it was very hard to find somebody my age who was "normal." This was in the mid 90's when it was odd, not fashionable like now. 4. I was Michigan's Foster Parent of the Year in 1986 and I was a single mom. 5. I am the worlds worst pack rat. Thank goodness I built this home, because I built in lots of storage. I have the oddest things, but if anybody needs leather hair curlers from 1882, send 'em my way.
Whew, that was harder than it looks!! If you have already been tagged, you are excused on this one, BUT YOU! yeah, you, you're it! get busy, and let me know when you have it all done, so I can get all your nitty gritty!
have a thoughtful day,
Sunday, March 16, 2008
My beautiful daughter is coming home from Kentucky for a week during Spring Break and is bringing her three boys with her. These three are my oldest grandchildren, Chris is 19, Andrew just turned 16, and Blakey is 7. My poor little "Sissie" is a single Mom and is so wonderful with her children, she's buying her own home, paying her own bills, working full time, and fighting the Mommy wars all by herself. I was thinking the other day, (a chore for me these days): Tonia's three stars (her wonderful boys) Tonia's quilt, three quilted stars, I should make a quilt for Sissie with three stars floating in the center square. So, I put aside my purple passion, and off I went on a tangent, only a couple hours later, I ended up with these three stars. I have to go shopping to finish the rest of the top. So far I've only used scraps, but I need more of the background, and I might as well pick up some FQ's to make corner patches that signify all her siblings. It is an easy-peasy pattern, so I should have it done in a week. I have figured it all out in my head. Danger: slippery when thinking!
Hope all the stars in your life are shining bright!
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
Spring is on it's way and it's time to get my seeds planted, I save all my yogurt cups through the year and start my own. Am I the only cheapskate in the crowd? I feel that God has given me these seeds free, and I"d rather start them on my own than pay $9 a flat at the greenhouse.
We can't put them in the ground here until Memorial Day, so I usually start them now, so they're bloomin by the end of May. These are Debbie's Dream marigold and I have plenty, if anybody wants a few just e-mail me and I will gladly share.
Free Flats of Flowers! Get Your Bouquet Here!
As I tell my DH, I'm not cheap, I just enjoy "free" alot.
The little quilts are practice squares from scraps for my messy, uneven, etc. machine quilting. Yes, my dears, I still need practice.
Does anybody recognize the Cubby Bear? Baseball Season is also on it's way, and we love the Cubbys and the Tigers, (even when they lose).
Happy Planting Everyone!