Monday, July 28, 2008

Drink Coffee, do stupid things faster with more energy.

That isn't a movie quote. It is what a card said that I got in the mail today. Made me laugh.

What a long weekend I have had. I have been working on kids room to get them under some bit of control for my parents. They will have to sleep in the kids rooms. They land here in San Antonio tonight. Late tonight. Like almost tomorrow, tonight. I will have to say I am a big chicken and I don't like driving around this city so late at night without Hubby. He has to work late and doesn't know if he will be back in time. GREAT!

We went over to a friends last night and came home with a kitten. I have a huge weakness for Kitty's. So this is Frappuccino.

So I have a bit of a thing for Starbucks. Nothing major.

I had a fun trip to the mail box today.

First I got this wonderful package for the super wonderful Katy. It is for Madelyn for her Birthday. We will see what is wrapped up tight on the 31st. She also added a few cards for me. They are worth a good snort. They had me laughing. She and I had the same favorite. *Damn Right I'm Good In Bed I Can Sleep For Days*

Then I opened my doll quilt form The Doll Quilt 4 Swap. Oh my goodness, I love it so much. What an amazingly fun quilt. I took a pic outside where the light is good then came in an got it up on my wall. Did I say I loved It? Thank You Amy!

Then I opened my July 6" quilt swap package. What fun I had opening this one up. Not only did I get myself a way cute little quilt but also a sweet little pin cushion and a stack of fabric squares. Thank You very much lucyellen. I love it all. I am having trouble finding the picture, I will post it soon. Sorry!

My family will be around till the 6th. Blogging my be a bit slow.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

you shut your mouth when you are talking to me

That one is from The Wedding Crashes. Makes my hubby laugh every time we watch that movie. It has been on TV a lot lately. Hubby used that one on one of his employees. Left him speechless. That is had to do to that guy.

I have had to live without the computer for 2 days. It was terrible I tell you. Hudson had a bad case of the computer hiccups or something. But he is back to his wonderful self. I am a much happier person also. Apparently I have a computer/Internet addiction and I was not a nice person. I think my family would have to move out if I lost the computer, my sewing machine and coffee at the same time. Sorry Family.

Did I show you my new cutting table? No, OK I needed a place to cut fabric on. Something on the tall side because I like to stand when I cut. I have a hard time sitting when playing board games or card games to. So I wanted something I wouldn't have to bend over to far to cut fabric on. This makes finding a table difficult. Finally after a lot of hunting I decided that i would have to have Hubby build one. I think it turned out better then anything I could have found. Plus I painted it a happy color.

I lub it.

You would think with no computer I may have gotten all kinds of sewing done. Well not I started a few things but nothing has been finished. I am trying to get a messenger bag finished for Maddie for her 7th birthday on the 31st. My parents come into town on Monday so I need to be finished before then. After they come we will be living at Cracker Barrel. They don't have them in California so they need to eat it as many times as they can while here. So I should get on it.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

There's no monsters on the porch you ninny

The title has nothing to do with anything. It is just one of my favorite lines from *Meet The Robinsons* It has to be one of my all time favorite Disney movies. That a big thing because most Disney movies rank in the favorite category. But I would have to say I have a strange collection of favorite movies. *Monty Python And The Holy Grail* is in the top 5. Does that scare anybody?

So the real reason I was here is my little mushroom quilt. I thought it was fun so I was going to show it off. The theme for this months 6" quilt swap is triangles so I have been trying a few things.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Not What I Wanted To Be Doing

At 8:00 I was getting kids ready to go to bed. I go into the very messy boys room, look around and decide that cleaning will be a tomorrow thing. But then something catches my eye. There are small black things crawling around on the floor. Now I am not talking a few. Gazillion would almost cover what my eye had just seen. Then the seen from the new Indiana Jones move flashes through my head. (yes I did go see a grown up movie, with other grown ups, and no kids) So I go get the ant removing tool, also known as the vacuum. So here I am tossing toys in buckets and vacuuming at the same time. What talent I poses. I am still in awe with how many ants were in there. I know this is Texas and there are a huge number of buggies and when it rains they come in. And in they came. I have a huge number of bites to prove it. Did I tell you they bite. So I am going to take some Benadryl and a shower and go to bed.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

It has been a while

So, keeping 3 kids happy over the summer is hard work. Then you add an allergy attack out of nowhere and and it becomes much, much harder. I haven't had allergy trouble since we left California. I spent the last 4 weeks feeling terrible. Most allergy meds make me loopy. Funny for other people to witness, not so much fun for me. So I am taking something now that has had very little bad affect and I feel a bit more like myself. Thank goodness to because sick me is no fun to be around.

It has been raining off and on for almost a week now so the kids have been trapped in the house. They think with nothing to do. The mountains of toys they have would say otherwise. So yesterday I had then, well Maddie and W, draw me a monster. I took their drawing and turned it into a stuffed monster. They have been happily playing with there creations. I need to come up with some other fun non messy things to do. Work books came only keep then busy for so long. Yes they seen to like workbook time. Who knew.

I have been working on a few things.

  • I picked what deer design I am going with. I am happy with it, I think. I am not telling though. You will have to wait till I am finished and it makes its way to its new home.

  • A baby quilt for my Mom's friend. Its coming along.

  • A Birthday quilt for a special little girl.

  • 2 mini quilts for the mini quilt swap

  • A small quilt for the Miniature Booty Swap

  • And I am working on a list of things to start and try to finish by Christmas.

We will see how it goes.

Back to work now

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

No stripe, 1 stripe, 2 stripes

I am working on this quilt for the Doll Quilt 4 swap. So the big question is what one looks the best.

1. No stripe

2. one stripe.

3. Two stripes

The patchwork squares are 2". So they will loose a 1/2" in the seems when I sew them together.

The finished size will be around 1 1/2" for the patchwork squares. The quilt will be around 18" square.

6" quilt swap

This Swap has been a lot of fun. It is an ongoing swap, new partner, new theme every month. July is Triangles. This is one idea I had for July's theme. I am thinking I will tryout a few other just to see.

I got this in the mail yesterday.

I think The kites are wonderful. They were made by Jill at She has been so much fun to chat with. I hope the chatting will continue long after being swap partners.