Thursday, September 24, 2009

Never send a man to the grocery store

I wish I knew how to embed videos in my post, but I don't.... so click on the address and go check it out.... TOO FUNNY!!!! A friend of mine shared this link to another blog and the video is too funny.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Please don't feel neglected...........

but I don't always get the chance to read all of your posts.

Now that school has started, I really have to budget time and make choices. One thing that may be neglected is reading blogs and/or commenting. I skim through the post titles on my Google Reader and if something really catches my eye, or you are one that I read regularly I'll open it up.

But please, I hope you don't feel neglected or offended if I don't comment all the time. I do love reading all that I can and seeing all the lovely quilting and things going on. Almost makes me jealous LOL

Happy Fall!!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Saving greeting cards and notes

Don't fall off your chair, but I moved the sewing room around again and I honestly think this is the one arrangement that will stick. In doing so I found some notes and cards from friends and family.

Do you save things like that? I can remember finding my baby book and it was full of cards from people that I didn't even know and honestly.... I didn't care to keep them. I guess they meant something to my mother.

Anyway, I'll find a place for them. Until next time I come across them and wonder what to do with them.

Sunny fall day hugs to you all!

Think before you answer......

Kevin asked: "What are you girls doing this afternoon?"

Beth: Working on my English Essay.
Me: Grading Papers
Abby: Checkin' my farm on Farmville.

Guess who gets to help Dad clean the cars. LOL

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Farmville on Facebook

Do any of you play Farmville on Facebook? A friend of mine introduced me and I am totally hooked. Now I've got students as neighbors............ and I'm waiting for my wheat and cotton to ripen so I can go harvest it.

What a hoot!!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sidebar Penguins

Look at my penguins!!! Pat found them for me.... aren't they the coolest thing???? I love 'em!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Giveaway - First Runner Up

Anya has not emailed me about the Weekender Bag giveaway, so I have asked one of the twins to pick another winner (sorry, can't post a picture cause I can't find the camera.)

The winner is...................... Judie!!!!

Quilty hugs on a rainy day!!!


It's 9-11......... many of the blogs that I follow have posted about it.

I remember that morning vividly; my oldest daughter was nearly hit by a car in front of our house after the driver chose to ignore the bus lights. After returning home from the District office I was on the computer and a friend messaged me and said 'Turn on the TV". I couldn't believe it. I thought about going to get my children, but I didn't want them begin living with panic and uncertainty.

Today I showed a power point in my classes that another teacher made. I also gave my kids an essay assignment...... no right or wrong, no research to do........ just about 9/11. They need to start expressing themselves and voicing their views. This is the Pearl Harbor of their generation and will live with the aftermath of it for the rest of their lives.

Hug someone today............. pay it forward............. smile............... remember.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Nancy Rink BOM posted

Nancy Rink is a very generous quilt artist. She creates a BOM and then makes it available to quilters for FREE. If you like stars you will like this one... it is called Galactic Explosion. Click on the name of the project and check it out. I have my folder created on my laptop and have the first two installments downloaded. Both of the color-ways she shows are lovely... I can't make up my mind.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Addicted and in love

Do you like coconut? If you do and you have Edy's ice cream products available in your area, you have to try these. They are Whole Fruit bars. I LOVE the coconut ones.... totally addicted to them. Not sure where this love of coconut came from; when I was little I wouldn't touch the stuff.

Anyway.... back to sewing. I'm taking some time for me this weekend before I have to think about school again.

Labor Day hugs!!!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Giveaway Winner

We have a winner!!!! Smokey wouldn't cooperate after she discovered there was nothing edible in this little bowl (that we never use for her by the way) so daughter Beth stepped in and chose the winner..........................................


Anya, please email me with your mailing information and I'll get your tote out to you after the holiday weekend.

Thank you to everyone who left comments. The school memories were wonderful and actually got me to thinking back.

Thank you for the well wishes

Thank you all for the get well wishes. I think it is the building; I'm not the only one that is sick and one of the teachers said he gets sick every year during the first week of school. I guess I'll be spending the holiday weekend drinking a lot of water.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The bug is here

The first week of school isn't even over and already something creepy and cruddy is making its way through the building. My throat is scratchy, my nose is.... well, like it's catching a cold and my ears are itchy and I feel achy.

What's the deal here????? I've still got 176 days to go!!!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

September UFO Challenge

Where does the time go???? All of the sudden I realized that today is the second day of September; time for a new UFO Challenge number to be chosen.

I'll be honest.... I fell off the wagon months ago. I did manage to get four of them done, but something told me that with teaching school and getting used to the schedule there was no way I was going to get something done in a month. When I'm tired, or after dark, I don't like to quilt.... something about the light I think.

Anyway.............. the number for September is #2.

Good luck all!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Finished in one day (well almost)

I still have to buy the button for it, but otherwise I have it cut, sewn, and ready in one afternoon/evening.

A teacher I work with loves flamingos. I found the fabric this summer when our guild went on a shop hop down to Annapolis and Gaithersburg, Maryland. I was originally going to make it like the scrappy Weekender Bag, cutting up the flamingo fabric with some other FQs that I bought. But the more I looked at those goofy birds I knew I couldn't cut them up.

So the bag is totally Flamingo, inside and out. The inside pockets are the bright green like the palm trees and I quilted it using a bright green Masterpiece thread I had leftover from another project.

Oh, I also used regular batting instead of fusible fleece this time. I quilted the first two pieces and it just didn't seem to have enough stability. So the outside pieces are quilted with double batting. Needless to say when I top stitched around the top, I had to hand crank the needle through the side seams or I am sure it would have broken.

I love this pattern. I can some more of these being made as gifts down the road.

I'm here!!!!

My web provider was experiencing technical difficulties yesterday. Isn't it amazing how attached we have become to the internet???? Today I found 181 blog postings on my reader, and I must apologize........... I didn't go back and read them all.

Today was the 2nd day of school and things are going well so far. Flexibility is the key during the first week.

Now I am off to catch up with my email and giveaway comments.

Internet hugs!!!