Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
I also worked on my quilt today and I have sewn all the rows. Which means I have 6.5 rows...now I just have to put them together. I may skip ceremics tomorrow night and go to my quilt class so I can lean how to that. I was looking for fabric for the back and I think I have found it. As you can see there is a picture of the quilt and then in the next picture I have placed a picture of the fabric I would like to place on the back. What do you think? Think the stripes is to much?
I have to say, tonight I am missing my friend Kim. She is out of town visiting her family without internet access. I am so used to chatting with her around 9:00 pm everynight...I think I am going through withdrawals!! I miss chatting with her.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Yes, I have completed 10% of my Augusta the 13th hole project. This piece is for my DH. I have already stitched the 12th hole....and there are 2 other Augusta patterns....so I have a feeling I will be stitching these until I am dead!!
This project is in my rotation system. Right now I have15 projects in my rotation. They are broken down like this: 8 BAP, 3 medium size and 4 small projects. So, I work on a big project for 4 days and then alternate between small and mediums. I am cheating though. I am working my snowman piece in my car during morning traffic. I sit still so much I can actually get several stitches in during the morning. So that is my car project. This just tells me how much I am addicted to stitching if I have a project in my car!! LOL!!
It is another late night for me. I came home today and took a nap...big mistake..but I was so tired. Hopefully, when I do go to bed I will sleep well.
Tomorrow is my quilting class!! I can't wait to see what I do with all those strips!!! Will let you know!!!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
I am finished venting...so I am going to try and sleep or at least count my husbands snores.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
As I said below...it took me a little while to make the cake..but it was worth it
Saturday, October 4, 2008
I made this cake all by myself. It may not be pretty but it sure does taste good!! Dh was flipping through a magazine full of recepies and he saw this cake. He wanted me to make it and I agreed to try. It was an interesting experience. I had to separate eggs and even dig out my flour sifter to sift powdered sugar, cake flour, and cocoa. I started the cake at 6:00 pm and finally finished icing the darn thing at 8:50 pm!! The icing had to chill for an hour, the cake had to bake an hour and then it had to completely cool down...so it took almost all evening. With my husband sitting in the living room saying "Cake, Cake Cake" every hour on the hour. He jumped up and cut himself a piece as soon as I said "it's ready!!!" It got 2 thumbs up!!!! So, I made my husbands day....
Hmm...since I made him cake does that mean I get to buy some new stash?
Friday, October 3, 2008
I was so happy to find Paperback Swap. I will confess I have 3 bookshelves FULL of books and I won't read them again but I don't want to donate them somewhere they won't be appreciated....so paperbackswap is the answer. I just created an account Tusksmom is my nickname. I entered in 10 books that I wanted to trade...and I got 3 credits to spend!!!! Each book that you order is only 1 credit!! So I went shopping....I found 3 books and clicked "order book" then I found several that I wanted so I created a wishlist. and wouldn't you know...someone had them in their stash that they wanted to get rid of....I wanted the books so I found out you can use your paypal account to purchase credits (ONLY IF YOU WANT TO) which I did...so more books came to me!
You only have to pay when:
you want to purchase more credits
you have to ship a book to someone
That is it!!!
You don't have to pay a dime to join or have a book shipped to you!!!!! Plus all your books go where they are wanted and appreciated...what book could ask for more?
So check it out.....and remember my nickname is : tusksmom
I would appreciate the referral credit!!! I have lots of books I want to get!!!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
I started a new hobby and I came home with all my fingers!! LOL!! I have driven by this quilting shop in our little town everyday for over 2 years. I did go in this summer when the ILCS group was in town...but didn't buy anything. I finally got up my courage and scheduled a beginners quilting class. I went in afterschool and met with the owner (I am bad but I can't remember her name). She told me to go pick 4 fabrics and we would get started on my Striptease quilt. After looking around for over 30 minutes we finally found the fabrics I liked for my quilt. I decided I wanted a twin size quilt...I can cover up with it or Tusk can lay on it. Yes, I am making a quilt for my puppy...I am terrible.
She gave me a rotary cutting lesson which if you remember is how I sliced open my finger this time last year. I managed to cut thirty-three 2.5 inch strips and then elevan 6.5 in. strips after I had to iron all my fabrics. After that, I was tired and stressed because I just knew I was going to slice open my finger!!
My plan this weekend is to sew up the strips and head back next Thursday night for my 2nd class!!!