Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Back to School & More

Well School has finally started here in the hills, Thank You God!!! I mean I love my boys but boy I do love having my routine plus my time. Josh has starting his senior year, so one of my babies will be leaving the nest before long. So far he is enjoying it, dealing with a new girlfriend, yearbook club and going to every school function. Caleb has started his 5th grade year, last year of elementary school. They grow up so quickly. He is plannng on joining band this year instead chorus. He loves to sing. Hopefully I will be back to quilting soon.

Well God likes to throw you a curve just when you think you have it all planned out. :) Here I thought finally time to myself, maybe get caught up on some reading, get those quilt kits sewn up, well Nope nada not now.

Last sunday my mom fell in her yard, yep seperated her shoulder. The Blessing is that it wasn't broken and she doesn't have to have surgery, so I give God Thanks for that. Then my sister broke her hip soooo................ So much for quiet life right now, LOL.

What is that saying " Want a laugh, Tell God your plans " Boy that is so true. ONe good thing is I've been catching up on some reading. One book I've been reading is The Facts of Life & other lessons my father taught me by Lisa Whelchel. I use to love watching The Facts of Life on TV while growing up. So far the book is pretty good, she shares parts of her life & how much God is in control. Very good read~~~

Well Time to get caught up on my housework.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Cleaning Day

Well I started "fall" cleaning, LOL on the sewing room. I haven't done any primitive folkart dollmaking in such a long time, I figured it was time to go thru that whole wall of stuff I've collected over the years. So I'm downsizing it considerable. Not sure what I'm going to do with all of the stuff quite yet. Wiped everything off, vacuumed the floor and rearranged things too. Spent over 2 hours doing that, but boy do I feel so much better. Now i'm going to work on the cabinets that hold all of my fabric. Have you ever bought some fabric then after a year or longer, and wonder what the heck was I thinking when I bought that??? Was I nuts?? Must have been on sale.... or maybe I was in deep dark depression was hoping shopping made me feel better. Atleast looking at it, it better have made me feel better cause it sure doesn't now. I'm hoping to rearrage things there & also do some downsizing on some of it. Are you Shock?!!! I know a quilter getting rid of fabric, is almost a sin.... hehehe. Well I want to make some room for maybe some new fabric. I know when I'm heading down to holden beach come october I'll be driving by Mary Jo's in north carolina, plus a couple other shops so who knows what I may come home with this time. I better get this done this weekend so I can get started on a pink/brown block swap that i'm hosting come october. I hope to make a nice lap quilt out of the blocks. I love that combination. well off to the sewing room.....................

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Inspiration Winner is.......

Well I finally got some sewing/quilting done over the weekend. I've had a quilt I've been sewing over a year, I've taken it to any quilt retreat I attended. I mean geesh it had 90 light snowball blocks and 74 dark snowball blocks that used 5" squares and 1 3/4" corner squares . So it is finally put together, I just need to put a border on it. Once that is done I'll post a picture. It was done with charm packs I bought and scraps I had on hand.

There was some great comments from some fabulous quilters out there with lots of different ways to get inspiration to jump start quilting again. I hope I'm not the only one that gets something from this then me.

The winner is Regina~~~~ yea, congratulations!!! Here is her comment she wrote.

I value my online quilting buddies -and their blogs -they really help keep the momentum going for me. When I find a slump, I pick an evening and say "well, I will just sew for an hour tonight" and go from there -sometimes that one hour kick starts me again, and sometimes I stay in the slump a bit longer.

Thanks for all that had posted, was fun reading them. Happy Quilting.