Tuesday, November 24, 2009

pumpkin pie

baking pumpkin pie with Robin. I made the crust; she made the filling ... don't know how that will taste. We'll try it tonight.

So anyway, I was thinking that I should make a couple of Christmas quilts to hang around the house for Christmas. I'll have to see if I can find some fabric I like and make at least one small one. I can substitute it for the one at the end of the hall and maybe put another one over my sewing area.


Sunday, November 22, 2009

new name

I wanted to call today's blog "inspiration" but apparently I used that title before. Katie is again inspiring me. I want to start blogging more and start making a few gifts for Christmas .. we might even get cards out this year!!

Wow! What a concept.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

star quilt





I've finished my most recent quilt -- don't know what I'm going to do with it. I guess I"ll just put is in a drawer for now. I need to make some Christmas presents. I've never done that before.

I am tired of being so tired. Watched Mikey today. It was great to see him but I don't have the energy to do it. I wonder how my mother used to watch Paul when I first went back to work? Maybe it would be different if I weren't working full time or if I didn't have such a full house ...

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Saturday - fun

Katie says that I forgot to say that I was going to have fun this weekend ... I don't know about fun but I will certainly enjoy myself with some of those things.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Puzzling ..

Things to do this weekend:

1 -- see if I can find a tutorial on photoshop so I can use the program Kelly gave me last year - no, Paul gave it to me but Kelly was the one who recommended it

2 -- check with Katie on how to get pictures to show up where I want them in/on my blog

3 -- get the three other fabrics for my star quilt

4 -- if I can't do 3, I'll start on my next sock monkey quilt.

5 -- read

6 -- yoga

7 -- find two new meals for next week

8 -- grocery shopping ... costco ... church

9 -- if they don't come to see us, go and visit Michael, Brieanna, and Mikey

10 -- take 10 pictures

11 -- read the next chapter in my CLM study guide/book

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

CMA Awards

Just got back from Yoga and the CMA Awards are on. I don't know many country songs but as long as there is not too much twang its pretty good.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Copycat - Tuesday's 10

Here are ten places I'd like to go (i.e., a portion of my bucket list).

1 - Isle Royale
2 - British Isles - Liverpool (home of the Beatles)
3 - Egypt
4 - Israel
5 - Grand Canyon
6 - Alaska
7 - The Alamo
8 - Disney World
9 - Mount Rushmore/Crazy Horse (it was too foggy when we drove out here and we couldn't see any of the presidents -- they did give us a picture though)
10 - Thunder Bay (I had to come up with a tenth one ... I picked Thunder Bay because that was where the radio station was that we used to listen to in Eagle Harbor when I was a kid.)

Monday, November 9, 2009

job

it's interesting when you see the parts of your job that you are cut out for -- interviewing, not so much; budgeting, lots of fun...

Sunday, November 8, 2009

toes

here's a picture of our toe nails -- Robin got flowers, I got a spider web and spider and Lita got a musical note.


The best thing about having my toes done is that I have something to look at during yoga!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

next quilt

here are the pieces for my next quilt. I'm hoping to finish the quilt top tonight ..











I took out the wrong picture -- I'll have to add it back tonight!

Pho?





I am belatedly uploading pictures from our visit with Lita. The first pictures are our trip to eat Vietnamese food.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Movies

My husband brought home two movies tonight that I had never heard of .. I thought they were going to be stupid teeny bopper movies, but the first one is really good .. The Other End of the Line. I really recommend it. Of course, I was on the computer for most of the movie, but that's how I always watch TV these days.

I worked on my quilt tonight. I finished cutting all the squares into 3.5 inch squares, and now I'm sewing them together. The first two rows are together and they look pretty good. I'm actually excited about it. Hoping to get the top completed tomorrow, then I'll add a couple of borders.

Maybe I'll take some pictures as I go along ... I have to post pictures from when Lita was here. We got pedicures when she was here and I have a picture of all our feet -- the feet are not so cute but the toes certainly are!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

November

It's November already. Where did October go?? I guess we did a lot last month. Have two birthdays and Lita came to visit. Today was Paul's birthday .. now we have Thanksgiving and Christmas to look forward to. Time is slipping by. I feel like I'm just marking time .. need to stop that and start living intentionally.

Been working on another quilt. Not for anyone in particular. Just to have something to do. Now that I'm getting into it, I'm starting to like it again. I need to be precise when I start putting all the pieces together .. I tend to get impatient but that doesn't work very well with quilts ...