Thursday, December 30, 2010

Bring It On! A Farewell to 2010

Helloooow to everyone.  I hope this finds everyone out there still basking in the Christmas glow and gearing up wholeheartedly for a grandiose New Year.  I knew I'd mess around and miss out on wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and sure enough I did.  My apologies to all.  I didn't even get around to posting our holiday pics or anything.  I suppose it's too late now anyway.  It would kind of be like being the house in the neighborhood that left it's decorations up until February.  Enough is enough.  lol.  Plus I look really, really fat in our pictures this year so I don't mind not sharing those ones.  he he.  We had a really good Christmas and loved every minute spent with family and friends.

Actually the last month or so hasn't been the greatest on earth but I have to say it's certainly not the worst either.  I don't make resolutions but I always look forward to a New Year and associate it with a fresh new start.  Like a chance to do better, work harder, accomplish more, etc.  Don't know why that is but I do.  We don't have any plans for tomorrow night.  My oldest son and his wife are having a party.  A friend of ours invited us down to another friends place for a party and we just don't know if we'll go anywhere.  I certainly don't have to go anywhere but I think it would be kind of neat to go do something.  But in the end I know I will pull my usual stunt and chicken out of doing anything anyway.  lol.  I just hate that for hubs.  He still likes people.  lol. 

First, only and last minute Christmas shopping did not freak me out this year like it has the last two.  The pressure I have felt in years past to spend and splurge on the kids is virtually all but gone this year.  The youngest was only 18 last year and I had this hang up about it being maybe his last Christmas at home and I didn't want him recalling it as "cheesy" so I put a lot of pressure on myself last year.  But this year I have watched him grow as a young man and get a job and take care of his own needs and I just don't feel like I have to provide him with the world anymore.  He does still stay at home but his staying at home usually consists of sleeping and showering.  lol.  Plus, I don't care if he's here until he's 70 anyway.  That's my son.  But that doesn't mean I don't want to eventually see him sprout his wings and fly either.  The time will come but it's rough in this economy and I'm not throwing him out there to sink or swim.  I wasn't (and probably should have been.  lol.) and I will eternally be grateful to my Mother for her role and support in my life.  It "scurs" me to think where we'd be without her.

I'm really happy to report that my husband and I have both gotten over our sickness.  Finally.  It took a good 3-4 weeks to be back to top notch.  I never though my nose would dry up.  I was so bad I thought about praying for boogers.  lol.   And if that was the flu then I'm glad it's over with and hopefully my immunity is better for it.  I hope no one else gets it out there in blog land if you've managed to escape it thus far.  Here's to all of us a healthy New Year too!!

Before I go tonight, I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year.  May it be wonderous and safe.

God Bless,


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Again-Merry Christmas

I liked this one better.  I can't help myself.  lol.

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Merry Christmas From Our Family To Yours

My good friend Rhonda sent my family one of these about five years ago and I've been hooked since.  My family is sick of them.  Lol.  Just wanted to show the goofy side of life.  heehee.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Phew-What A Day

I've been at this stinker for the bigger part of the day and I had to piece borders and press and repeat til I can't think straight.  lol.  The yellow borders aren't attached yet but hopefully they will at least be on before the night is up.  I am tired.  I feel like I've done something today.  Here is the latest progress with the new pops of color I've mentioned earlier.  Never dreamed this thing would turn out like this but I am having loads of fun.  Can you tell I don't use patterns?  lol.

If I don't make it back tonight, hope everyone has been busy today.  Have a good night.


What Now?

Well, I had to sew an entire new row of red for the border here.  I didn't have enough made up so that took some time but I got all the red borders on and now I'm wondering what to do next.  Still have that new splash of color to put in it but it needs to get longer and not wider so I really have to think about what I am going to do here.  Here's the latest:

Have A Good One!


Bright And Early

Yep, by 5:30 I was at it this morning and I'm not getting very far.  lol.  But some progress is better than no progress right?  Right.  Hope everyone gets in some sewing time today.  Have a good one.


Sunday, December 5, 2010

I Just Can't Stop Myself

Hee Hee.  Boyz, I'm on a role now.  lol.  If I could just get my phone to send my pics through the email fiasco I have myself in, I'd be all set.  I got wayyy too many email addresses and this just might prompt me to see about consolidating some of them.  Crazy.  I'm too old to remember so many passwords and usernames and such.  lol.

Here we go, I got them finally.  It's been about ten minutes.  And it's late so I think I may stop for tonight.  I made some different colored borders to throw in it too but I'm saving that for tomorrow.  It's a surprise.  lol.  Stay Tuned!!!  lol.

It felt good to do this tonight and I'm looking forward to tomorrow to start all over.  Good Night.


Slowly But Surely

I'm getting there.  I had to pause for a supper break and I'm about to get back at it.  I have to walk thru my sewing room to get to the back of the house where the second bathroom is, the laundry room, and our bedroom.  Well, since I added that last row, I've been traipsing back and forth with laundry and going to my room and I am just at the point now that I can't wait to put on the next batch of color already.  There may be some green end up in there as well before it's over.  It is a scrappy project and I've never made just a plain old colorful quilt before.  Usually two or three, maybe for prints/shades and that's been it really.  I'm thinking awful strong about giving this to someone dear to me as a gift and the more I think of giving it to her, the more I think she'd like all kind of colors.  So, I'll let you all go this evening and get back at it.

Hope you all are working on some goodies tonight too.  Happy Stitching.



In the top picture it doesn't look bad but look at it close up here in the bottom photo.  That's just off.  Way off.  I never have been good at that but I thought I could better than that.  So, even though it's progress, it is not without problems.  I'll be ripping that out and trying again here in a bit.  Wish me luck.


Me So Happy

I'm currently in a text convo with my neice Mel and I think she is going to order two crayon bags from me.  That would be awesome.  It's extra money and motivation to do something.  I'm actually going to go over and try to do something with those blocks on my wall in just a few minutes.  I wanted to drop a quick post since it's been almost a week again.

I'm seeing everyone starting to do their Christmas decorating and I love it.  We are supposed to do some here this afternoon but I'm going to sew a spell before I do anything else.  Those blocks seem to be calling my name here today especially when I walk by so I should take heed.  lol.  I love seeing all of the holiday quitls and mini quilt/wall hangings out there is blogland.  I need to make a tree skirt for my little white tree.  I drapped a sheet of fabric around it last year but thought I'd try to do a little better this year.  lol. 

One last thing before I go.  I haven't been around again this past week because I am still sick.  I mean raunchy sick.  I've used an entire large box of kleenex myself in two days.  I am getting sick to my stomach from all of the draining.  We';re on our third over the counter product for it but I'm thinking if I don't snap out of it by mid-week, which will put me at 9 or 10 days sick, I may go see the doc.  I have no energy, sleep 12 hours if I can and just junk like that.  That's why today I decided I may never "feel" like sewing or doing anything else so I may as well just do it.  So, on that note, I bid you good day.  Hope everyone had a great weekend.  Happy Stitching.