Friday, January 26, 2007
Jacob loves his new laptop! do you think he is "really" doing school work!?
Timmy is having a *blast* doing his school! he (and Sarah) cant get enough!
Today is was a little too much for poor Sarah! :o)
Nice quilt!!! :o) I finally finished the binding! The quilt is completely finished and ready to use on this *cold* winter day!
Friday, January 19, 2007
Thursday, January 18, 2007
I have been admiring them ever since they arrived! I decided at 50% off i couldnt resist...
shipments come in on Monday's....and monday evening when i went to work i found these 2 that "I couldnt resist!"
what is so bad about this you ask...well, i really shouldn't have purchased this fabric. and i probably shouldn't have purchased that sewing machine either.....see me going down hill from here....
Since we are changing curriculum mid-year (again) i feel guilty for buying the most expensive curriculum! In addition, we have a HUGE mold problem in our house that we MUST take care of asap....i have been wandering aimlessly all day. I have so much to do that i cant even think of where to start! I decided to run out and take care of the errands real quick....only to find out that the battery in the brown van is dead....ugh. I have been driving dh van to work at night, it is getting so bad! i am afraid the front end is going to fall off or a tire! we have put so much money into this van, i cant see putting more into it! I don't think they fixed it right a few months ago when NTB messed it up!
we have so much *stuff* that we cant do anything. if we clean a room, we mess up another! we have tried to be patient and manage living in this *way to small* house it just gets to me sometimes when doing anything is impossible! there is NO room for anything! the UPS man delivered *7* boxes of school stuff yesterday! and he brought 2 boxes on Tuesday! and there are still more to come!!! :o/ I have NO idea where all this stuff is going to go! i think we will need to get rid of the couch or something....so here i sit blogging feeling sorry for myself....not getting anything accomplished..... :o<
But....I have the fabric i couldn't live without....
this is the no sew blanket i made for my Mil for Christmas. I really like the colors! i wanted to keep it for myself! lol But, i made it for her.
Bil got an actual *quilt*...but Kodak easy share ate the picture.. :o/ I had found some train sign fabric and since he likes trains i thought he would enjoy it.
Fil got a tie blanket..... i think Kodak ate that pic too.....
It is SO cold in our basement that i had to make me a blanket. I love the colors on this one too!
this is dh's blanket! he really likes his too! he said he really likes it and keeps him nice and toasty when watching TV in the basement.
i will have to get new pics of the other blankets and post them!
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
I have been so busy sewing that I forgot to mention that I figured out the problem with my new sewing machine....it was the thread! I got a 14 pack of gutermann thread on clearance. My machine didn't like the brown I guess...the other colors work fine! I have worked on several little things. I made a very simple skirt, I have been promising a certain 4yo I would make her kitty nightgown...we purchased the fabric back in the summer. But the main thing I have been working on is a quilted bag. I like how it turned out. :o) watch for more bags in the near future! dh is making me a website, I am going to start selling my quilted items. The embroidered chickadee on this bag is exclusive to this bag only! :o) it was given to me by a friend especially for this bag.
also...i am looking for ideas for a lighthouse quilt. I have an order for one, Joann's doesn't have any lighthouse fabric right now...or quilt books.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Friday, January 05, 2007
Unfortunately i have no idea how to sew on it! I made some great stuff at the store,(see pic)
home is a different story. I should have taken better notes when she said the machine had a brain! :o/ Great thing with this machine is, it can be added on to. eventually i will purchase the embroidery kit and not only will it sew and quilt it will embroider. :o)
After that we went to Cold Stone for ice cream. The 2 other times i had been their, it wasn't really great. In fact in a previous blog post i think i said i wouldn't bother going back. Well after being bombarded with buy 1 get 1 free coupons, i decided to try it once more. We went to a different store than before, it was SO YUMMY!! Of course i got the chocolate peanut butter option. (my all time fav) Scott got the chocolate overload, or something like that. We both ended up with tummy aches after that. Scott's was a bigger tummy ache, cause his ice cream was really big! Plus he got the waffle bowl dipped in chocolate w/sprinkles. :o')
so now onto today.....it is raining, i cant figure out how to sew on my sewing machine, the kids don't want to do school, or anything but play legos. At this point i don't really care anymore. I am so tired of giving the lectures about doing school/chores. Unfortunately the boys are *dying* to go buy a new ($50) lego set...
Hmm...too bad they didn't do their school work and chores.....(enter evil grin)
i am beginning to feel overwhelmed again. In addition to being a stay at home mom and homeschooling...I am working at Joann's, selling Avon, selling Stampin'Up, wife, mom, cook, i try to sew, chase after a rambunctious 1.5 yo, ....the list goes on. I have decided that i need to take a break from certain things in my life. some of the things listed are not applicable, so i have decided come March to take a break from SU. I have not been able to give it 100% for a long time now. In addition, the supplies take up a lot of space. i am currently working on downsizing my stock. I normally offer the stuff to my customers, but since i currently have so few customers...if any of you are interested in knowing what i have for sale let me know! :o)
So on with my day.....hope yours is better! :o)
Thursday, January 04, 2007
our life is never dull...you can read more about our past two days here
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
From my supervisor at work, i received a Joann's gift card! I was really surprised when i opened the card. I already spent it! on fabric of course! :o) From my family i got this new bedroom comforter set! it is so pretty. I try to keep it covered though because i am afraid the pets are going to rip it. but it is so nice to sleep on new soft fancy sheets. Next is a gift from a friend. I love cherished teddies, and ice cream! My friend also loves ice cream. In fact i still owe her an ice cream! ( i haven't forgotten!) ;o)
the next gift is self explanatory! :o) this is from mil/fil and my mom gave me some money that i also put in the fund. I went today to take a closer look at them. I have one picked out. I think it is gonna take several years to save up enough money....