Sunday, August 30, 2009

One Year Blogaversary - Edit

Wow, it sure doesn't seem like it's been a year since my first post. Where has the time gone? I just looked back at my first post. We were getting Sara ready to move into an apartment in Columbus and the start of her Sophomore year at Ohio State University. She has done amazingly well at the university and we are very proud of her.

So I've had a year to think about what to give away for my anniversary. I think I'll do this in two parts. The first post will be for bloggers who have commented in the last six months. I know I don't get a lot of visit, so this will reward will go to the ones who have been commenting and visiting on a regular basis.

I'll post a picture of my "reward" tomorrow.

My next post will be for all other commentors. Good luck to everyone.

I've found my giveaway!!! It's a Moda Jelly Roll. It's Called Arcadia By Sanae. The owner of the quilt shop where I work just made the Ashley Bag by Amy Butler from this collection. It's really cute

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Quilty Picture

This is the last quilt I finished. I finally finished sewing the sleeve on the back last night. I am getting things done, it just seems to take me forever to take a picture. I don't usually use batiks, but I really like the way this one came out.

Here's college girl. She thought she needed another pair of Uggs. Seriously, how many Uggs do you need? I guess I'm just not into shoes that much. She went back to Columbus on Saturday. Lots to do in the next few weeks. Her roommate is moving out and the new one moves in on September 5th. We are going to try our best to get the carpets cleaned on the 3rd, move her furniture to the other bedroom, build a bookcase for her bedroom, and help the first girl move out (remember the putting her couch thru the window?) Wow, I'm tired just thinking about it all.

I still have a huge box of UFO's. I'm thinking about making a list. Maybe if I saw it in print, it would motivate me to finish more things! Nah, I'd probably just get depressed.

My one year blogaversary is coming up at the end of this month. Not exactly sure what I'll giveaway. I don't like it when bloggers make you jump thru hoops for a giveaway, so I'm sure mine will be very simple. I'm seriously thinking about making only my visitors who have commented in the last 6 months eligible. Your chances should be pretty extremely good!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The ABC's of Me

The ABC’s of Me…

A – Age: 59

B – Bed size: Queen

C – Chore you hate: Cooking - it never ends

D – Dog’s name: No Pets

E – Essential start your day item: Take A Shower

F – Favorite color: Turquoise (at least this week)

G – Gold or Silver: Gold

H – Height: 5′ 4″

I – Instruments you play: None that I care to mention

J – Job title: Retired

K – Kid(s): Sara

L – Living arrangements: House (too big now that Sara is in college)

M – Mom’s name: Loretta

N – Nicknames: Joycee

O – Overnight hospital stay other than birth: Age 4 – Tonsils out

P – Pet Peeve: People that are late…

Q – Quote from a movie: You work on commission don't you? Big mistake, big, huge!
Vivian (Julia Roberts) says this to some snooty shopkeepers after they would not allow her to shop in the store. She comes back in the store after spending a ton of money elsewhere and tells them what a big mistake they made by turning her away.
***I've always liked this line because it reminds me that you shouldn't always let other peolpe's opinion matter to you. People tend to judge on outward appearances and often miss out on a truly great person by being so narrow minded. ***

R – Right or left handed: Right

S – Siblings: Patty – age 57; Sue - age 55 (wow they are getting old)

T – Time you wake up: Between 9:00 and 11:00 – depends on when I go to bed

U- Underwear: Yep

V – Vegetable you dislike: Egg Plant

W – Workout style: Walking

X – X-rays you’ve had: Back, Teeth, Mammograms

Y – Yesterday’s best moments: Spending time with my daughter. We love to shop

Z – Zoo favorite: Lions, Tigers, and Bears! Oh My!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New Fabric

I talked to Sara today. She says she is coming home on Monday. She has to work the weekend. This is a picture she sent recently. She was leaving to go to the Ohio State Fair. I'm sure glad we have texting, skyping, and phone calls.

I work at the quilt shop tomorrow. The owner just got in some new fabric. It's by Free Spirit, the Prairie Gothic collection. Some pretty wild fabrics. I made a tote bag tonight from some of the 60" fabric. So cute.

That's all for tonight

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Sewing Machine Withdrawal

Today I took my Pfaff 7570 sewing machine to have it serviced. I think I'm having withdrawal, sweating, shaking, nervousness! I felt so sad when I left it at the shop. It probably will be lonely tonight in that unfamiliar room, with no one to play with! I hope it will forgive me when I go back in two weeks to get it. Wow two weeks! I am use to driving my baby to Pennsylvania and bringing it home with me the same day. Way more expensive than the old shop too.
The good part of the day was when we stopped at two quilt shops. One I had visited before, but the first one was new to me. The shop was Material Obsession in Medina and was very cute. The last one was Fabric Peddler in Wadsworth. I did some major damage to my credit card today. I bought some really cute patterns and a little bit of fabric. Actually the fabric was for a friend of mine.

The Princess is suppose to come home in a week. I hope she doesn't change her mind. It's been almost a month since she was home, and I need some Sara time.