Thursday, August 31, 2006
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Hmm.. Could be bad.... lol
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 broke...it 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
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
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
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 http://diehardequestrian.blogspot.com/ blogger obviously is not mad at her.
And to see pix's from Joshua's 1st birthday party you have to go to http://barbtheevilgenius.blogspot.com/ to see them.
Until then, i guess i better get busy working on Jacobs quilt!
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Monday, August 07, 2006
Sunday, August 06, 2006
The sign read STEAK & SHAKE!!!!! :O')
Then we all sang the Te Deum...
"We praise Thee O God...."
Friday, August 04, 2006
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
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 matches.....it 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
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
"I work for mommy and God sent me!"
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!
You've all read the story about Emily choosing fabric for her quilt....it 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.