Sunday, November 30, 2008

New addition

I have never had a real live Christmas tree before. UNTIL NOW.
Welcome Freddy the Fabulous Frasier Fir.
This is him when we first got him home and all nice and comfy in his new tree stand.

Then Mike put on the lights and ornaments. What a doll.

Then I tried to figure out how to take a cool dark picture.

So all I have to do now is remember to water him everyday for the next month and things will be just sprucy on x-mas morning. Taking tomorrow off to finish the quilts for the holidays. Like I need another day off after the holiday. Hell yeah why not?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Gobble Gobble

Yep family food and wine what could be better? Sorry this is short but I have a deadline to beat so I am back to my room. I hope all of you out there in Blogland have a great holiday. Talk to you soon!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Another Friday night and I aint got nobody....

Ok I KNOW the song says Saturday night but then that wouldnt work here would it.
Check this out Finally found a non biased tell it like it is news website. What I like most about it is that it is showing all the bs laws MR soon to be Ex president has decided to pass. AND no he doesnt need the approval of congress.
Not much to report. Almost done with my fabric postcards. Only one more left. I did get another one in the mail but I am holding off the pix until I get mine done.
Plans for the weekend make some food do some stuff keep warm. When the High is 20 you know its cold.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Just another day in paradise

Ok if noone noticed Thanksgiving is like a week away. I have no idea whats going on since i have spent most of my time in my room. I kindof like it. If I dont know whats being planned I cant get stressed. Just show me where the food is and I will eat it. I did take some time to check out some other blogs and found this...
Nascar is over too so I wont have anthing to do on sundays until Valentines day.
back to my room.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Lookie what I got!

These are the first 2 postcards I got in the swap I joined. Then I found a couple more Yahoo groups that do the same thing. This is so cool. Just thought I would share.
The weather is crappy with 100% chance of crappy tomorrow. Hope I can get to work.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

New to me

We are remodeling. We have been remodeling and we will continue to remodel.
Now when I say remodel, I mean demolition and rebuilding. Taking out walls and putting in new floors. Mike told me about a week ago that we may be getting some hand me down cabinets. Not new but taken out of a house that did get new ones. Mind you when we get our new ones it going to cost a little over 7k. He told me they would be taken care of when I got home from D-crazy's. Not so much. Good news is that since we have so many "new" cabinets we needed a "new" countertop. I got a NEW countertop and it is the exact same one we picked out to put in to begin with. So we will likely get the other one this weekend and we will be one step closer. I was also going to get new hardware for the cabinets just to make them feel like they are ours.
As for the quilting front.
Got my first postcard from my swap. Its beautiful. I will get a pic up tomorrow.
I have every top done except for D-crazy's.
I should have that pieced by end of weekend and hope to have the machine up and running to start quilting. I am a bit ahead of the game so I may take a break and enjoy the last Nascar race until Febuary. Or maybe I can finish my postcards.
P.S. Happy birthday Little E!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Let it stop snowing

Welcome to winter Northeast OHIO.

Lake effect snow has got to be one of the worst things in the world. The fact that it only occurs 4 places in the world enforces that fact. Lucky me was born raised and live in one of the 4. How con-fing-vienent. I had to work from home today because I couldnt make it to the freeway about a mile away from the house. Seriously I got stuck on a hill that was about as small as my boobs. GRRRRRR. I hate the snow. I get into some predicament every year and luckily have not had anything serious happen.
This weekend on the other hand was great. Fabric, indian food, and a cool little girl and her mom and dad. What could be better.
So all in all everything balanced itself out. Damn that Karma.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

One crazy week.

Mom came back into town on Monday, Aunt Sue came in from North Carolina. Mini holiday on Wednesday. My mom gave me 2 quilts she finished for me to quilt and bind. I love you mom.
While back I briefly mentioned fabric postcards. I joined a swap and they got things rolling this week as well. OH MY> They mentioned something about them being addictive. Not good for someone with my co dependent personality, I am very prone to becoming addicted.
Here are my first 2 try's, they aren't "finished" I need to quilt them a bit and put a back and border on them.
X-mas was pretty simple I cut 3 different fabrics and stuck them on the Peltex. Second one I went kind of crazy on. I need to find the middle of the two. Spent some time looking around and got some good ideas. We shall see how it goes. There is supposed to be 25 in the group. I thought they would make some kick but x-mas cards to the family too. Off to my room.

Monday, November 3, 2008


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My day bags have been featured along with a link to this blog and our shop.

I have posted a listing for custom order bags. 2 sizes are available. Market (big) and Everyday (small). The picture above is the Everyday bag. Here is a work in progress example of the Market bag FRONT
And for comparison both finished projects:

These will give me a chance to use up all that upholstery fabric that was so generously donated.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Wild Weekend

Went to a local guilds quilt show. Fell in love with this quilt.

This is what its all about. Absolutely GORGEOUS. Here is detail of the stitching.
Now I'm jealous of that.
Second the quilt top for Mike's car club is done.

They will be raffling it off next month at their X-mas party with ALL proceeds going to Toys for Tots. What will I receive in exchange? Free advertising. Mike feels that if enough people see this at the party there are enough other members out there that would like one for themselves made from their own t-shirts. SOOOOOO, the ETSY shop will be getting free advertising in the club's monthly newsletter. I think they have at least 50 members not to mention family and friends. Only catch is that I have to list this as an example on the shop and hope that after the holidays I will have enough time to complete the orders. If I get any. Good thing is that these are easy peasy and really aren't that hard. They can be done with any and all types of shirts. I have seen Greek ones (Sigma Theta whatever), school ones (high school, college etc) team ones (played on or rooted for) the possibilities are endless. I personally like the old school concert t ones. Ahhh the memories. Anyway I have to list something on the shop so that when the Dec newsletter comes out there will be something there. We may also get a link on the clubs brand spanking new website. But that has yet to be determined.
So I am hoping that this will bring in some much needed revenue to the shop. We shall see. Plus it will give me an outlet for starting the quilting biz.
So I am going to proof a posting for the shop and we should have a listing by tonight.