Thursday, August 31, 2006

Stamp Camp Projects

Every month I have a stamp camp where women come and make things with rubber stamps. We have snacks and talk and it's a lot of fun. Here is one of the projects for this month:

These are large magnetic clips.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

To get a job or not...

Earlier this week while at Joann's (my favorite store) :o) I decided to ask for an application. Vonda my Joann friend was *SO* excited!! I originally planned to return the application on Saturday when I attend my next quilt class, but she insisted I fill it out right now! She wanted to add a note to my application telling them how good of a customer I am and that they should hire me. While I was filling out the application and we were talking, her line got kinda long so she took my application. When I got home I realized I didn't fill in some of the info they were asking for. I haven't gotten a phone call yet...I will have to talk to Vonda on Saturday when I go for class! I think it would be so fun to work there!! *and* I bet they offer an employee discount!!! :o)
Hmm.. Could be bad.... lol

Overload II

It has been one of those weeks when the Zoloft just doesn't cut it! lol We have long outgrown our little house and we just cant seem to afford to move right now. Living in one small house we have 5 kids, 4 fish, 3cats, 2 parents and 1 puppy. Plus all the accessories that come with each person/pet. (or are pets people too!?)
My laundry pile continues to multiply! I don't know how it happens, I have been doing laundry all week and the pile just gets bigger! I just cant seem to keep up!
The kids must be aware of my frustration because they are getting good at ignoring me! I tell them what we need to do for the day, they always seem to end up playing instead.
We were given a twin bed for Sarah. Unfortunately two twin beds don't fit into the girls bedroom.. So for now Sarah is in the boys room and Emily has a room to herself. So we have all this extra stuff from the girls room cluttering the hall and the livingroom...What do we do with it all!? We plan to have a garage sale, but we cant seem to get the daily stuff done to work on the garage sale stuff.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


A few weeks ago my dryer hasn’t been too bad hanging the clothes out to dry. I have gotten in the habit of checking the weather to see if it was a good laundry day or not. Today we started cleaning out the bedrooms.....Oreo was pretty comfy sleeping in the huge pile of clothes...... I wonder how many of them were really clean. That Neptune is sounding really good about now…..too bad we cant afford one. :o(

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Birthday Boy!!!

My baby boy turned 1 today!!! Isnt he a cutie!! :o)

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Walmart Grand Opening!!

We were all up bright and early this morning to attend the grand opening of our new Wal-Mart store! It was the quickest the kids have gotten out of bed in a long time!!! AND there was no fighting!!! lol We rushed dh off to work so we could get to Wal-Mart in time. (Sorry Scott!) :o> The grand opening was fun; I think the kids enjoyed it. Don’t tell anyone, but they prayed at the opening!! :oO the Mgr of the vision center is a Pr. (not sure what religion) it was a pretty good prayer, nothing wishy washy. They introduced all the managers and talked about the store. Then they invited the mayor of the city to come up to speak. (a little history of this guy.....he is a great mayor. He is not a great public speaker! Last year at the Cub Scout blue and gold banquet he was invited to speak. He hardly said a word about the boys! all he talked about was how great this new shopping center was going to be and we should all shop there....) SO....he gets up to speak and starts off by saying how happy he is to have Kmart..(clears throat, cough-cough) I mean WALMART come to our city. DOH!!!! Needless to say he got boo'd He then promised to purchase all his golf outing supplies at Wal-Mart....they still let him cut the ribbon and everyone rushed into the store. One kid was yelling and his friends were cheering because he made the *first* purchase in the store. lol ! They have a huge fabric dept! I can’t wait to go back *alone* to look at fabric! The marching band played and marched around the store, it was fun. We got free doughnuts and the kids got balloons. The portrait studio was offering free pictures, so Sarah got her pictures taken. Of course the kids wanted to buy everything. Lol! Timmy settled for a hot wheel, Sarah settled for a coloring book Joshua got baby cookies and Jacob got gummy worms. The item I found at Wal-Mart that I couldn’t believe they carried was….TEDDY RUXPIN!!!!!
Ask Scott if you want to know the Teddy Ruxpin story! ;o) So anyway the store is great! It is huge, and much closer than the one we had been going to. Now I suppose I should go do something today…… :o)

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Tryin the pics...or "pix's"

My Dear Wonderful Magical Magnificent husband somehow got the pictures to load up, so here are the boys in their Jammy-bottoms:

blogger is mad at me...

blogger wont let me upload any pix's, i guess it is mad at me! i will someday post the pix's of the boys in their PJ shorts, and the princess in her nightgown.
As many of you know we got a puppy over the weekend, if you want to see pix of him you have to check out Emily’s blog at blogger obviously is not mad at her.
And to see pix's from Joshua's 1st birthday party you have to go to to see them.
Until then, i guess i better get busy working on Jacobs quilt!

Great news!

Yesterday while out running errands, we decided to stop at Giant Eagle for milk. The boys noticed that the cement walls blocking people from entering the Walmart parking lot had been removed....We decided to drive through the parking lot and check it out! (our first time driving on the new parking lot!) ;o) We noticed a smallish sign that announced the "official opening" of the store. That day happens to be *tomorrow* :oD the boys want to get up at 6am tomorrow so we can be to Walmart by 7am for the grand opening!!! lol~

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Boys new Pj's

I finally finished the boys PJ shorts. I am not sure I am ready to tackle the shirts just yet. They both really like them.

Now if blogger would load the pix's.....

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Kids for sale! Cheap!!

They have only been up for an hour and have been fighting like cats and dogs the whole time!! :o/

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Look what I can do!

Today I turned my back for one second and Joshua learned a new trick! He was quite pleased with himself!

Monday, August 07, 2006

Jacob's fabric

this is the fabric Jacob choose for his quilt. I think he did a good job picking fabric. I need to finish Pj's before I start on his quilt...Although I am finding that I prefer quilting to pj making...

Balloon Quilt

This is the pic of the hot air balloon quilt I plan to make. I hope to find out how to make it bigger. This pattern is for a wall hanging.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

A sign from above!?

On the way to church we did our usual check of the progress of the new shopping center being built in our neighborhood. They have been building on the edge of the valley. I cried out "I just need a sign!" Scott led us in prayer "Please God (or general contractor) please give us a sign!" On the way home from church our prayers were answered!!!

The sign read STEAK & SHAKE!!!!! :O')

Then we all sang the Te Deum...
"We praise Thee O God...."

Friday, August 04, 2006

My favoite store!

Yesterday when Emily and I were going to the store for milk and bread, i told her to grab her camera she got excited! lol she was disappointed when this is what she took her camera for! lol

This is my new favorite store! :o) And just down the way, a new walmart will be opening in a few short weeks! (my second favorite store...)

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Next projects

I have several things in mind for my next quilt. I just can’t decide on what to do next..... I cant decide if i want to start on the hot air balloon quilt that will be a Christmas gift.... . I just happened to find a pattern *and* balloon fabric!

Or start on the quilt that Jacob chose. I can’t wait to take him to look at fabric! Hopefully we will find some fun boy fabric. He said he wanted bionicle fabric....I don’t think Joann’s carries that...

This is the pattern and the fabric for my next class. I had a really hard time choosing the fabric. With the other quilts the fabric needed to match. With this quilt, it is just a mix of different fabric. As you can tell, my fabric still was the best i could do. I am looking forward to the class; although i am just intimidated by the project! It is an appliqué' class, all the flowers and the leaves are sewn and placed on top of the quilt....and we will learn to do this in two classes! :oO

Quilting buddies

These are my two quilting buddies! Cute arent they!

Emily's Quilt

Emily's quilt top is finished! I spend so much of the day yesterday working on it that I lost track of time and forgot about dinner! :o~ here is the finished top, we now need to decide on the backing and binding fabric.
Timmy had to be Timmy and sneak into the pic.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Out of the mouths of babes.....

Many of you know that we are HUGE 24 fans! It is common in our home to hear "who do you work for and who sent you!" Yesterday while the children were playing, Sarah 4 was asked that question. Her reply was.....
"I work for mommy and God sent me!"

Emily's quilt cont...

you then take these pretty strips of fabric that you have sewn together and cut them up...

when you sew those on you get something that looks like this....

Next is the tricky part. you take this nice square and add some triangles to make it look like this.

after you cut those extra corners off you will end up with this...

I must say it is coming along quite nicely! :o) I hope em really likes it!

Emily's Quilt

You've all read the story about Emily choosing fabric for her was quite an experience. lol! She ended up choosing an interesting combination of colors. I originally was taking pics so she could blog her quilt. When she never blog it, i decided to make a blog. Yesterday *after* i made my blog, she decided to post her pics! (i love you Emily!) :o) So anyway....quilting is interesting! You take perfectly good fabric and cut it into little pieces. Then you sew it all back together. This is where it all begins....

then you sew a some more pieces on....

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

After what seemed an *eternity* the new JoAnn fabrics opened in my neighborhood. I was excited to take my first quilting class. It was a lot of fun and I learned many of things I didn’t know about quilting. I am so proud of my first quilt! I really love how it turned out! Well almost turned out....I still have to do the binding, which I plan on doing when the temps aren’t so high.