Monday, December 31, 2007
I did sew Hunter a "Transformers" pillowcase a few minutes ago. He loves it! We picked up the fabric today also.
I had planned on sewing all day tomorrow, but I just found out that I will being having company most of the day.
Sunday, December 30, 2007
This is looking through the front door of the house. The first room is the living room and will be open above to the roof.
This is just a front view of the house so far.
I think he got a lot done for one day. I'm sure on Tuesday he will work on it more.
I noticed that Planet Patchwork just posted their January BOM. I have it printed and will probably try to get it done tomorrow.
So what does everyone have planned for New Year's Eve??? We don't really have anything planned. We always stay home because of the traffic. Seems like every year someone shows up at our house, so we have got to we expect it.
I was on the phone with mom, when Andrew came in to tell me that the pig was out! By the time I got to the door Richard was already chasing it. So here was Richard, Andrew, and me chasing the pig all over the property. She ended up going in both horse pastures and then finally down over in the holler. As you can see Storm, Beauma, and Autumn, in this first photo didn't come close to her, but when she got in with Bullet and Jim, Bullet tried to kill her. He chased her trying to stomp her, but she finally got of there.
So after about a 30 minute chase, Richard threw the lasso over her and finally got her back up the hill.
So in the end she is safely back in her lot. At least for a few weeks until we butcher her!
The instructions gives different examples of things that you can store. It said "clothing" and I thought "fabric" I know that you are not suppose to store fabric in plastic, but I thought since I don't have alot of storage space and my fabric is always a mess that I would package some of my smaller things so that I don't loose them. I was reading up on it and I don't think it will hurt anything as long as it is not long term.
So here, I packaged up some circles that I have cut for yo-yo's. Just mostly to keep them all together. There is about 250 yo-yo's here and the package is less than 1 1/2 inches thick.
I figure that will keep me from loosing them....hopefully.
Saturday, December 29, 2007
These beams will be showing on my ceilings. I really love the rustic look, so that is what I wanted.
This is a photo that I took while I was outside helping Richard. This is Bullet just being nosey! He likes to come over and keep an eye on things while we are working on the house.
So today this makes borders on 3 tops and 2 pillowcases!!! Now I only have one more thing to do on my 4 day list! I just need to make the last 3 blocks on my other Sampler. I dread doing them. Anyway, I will try my best to get that last top done sometime between today and New Years Day! Wish me luck!
This is my MONTH-BY-MONTH SAMPLER. I added the border on it this morning. It isn't very big, just lap size. I also cut the binding and have it ready for quilting.
Here is my COWBOY HAT AND BOOTS Quilt. Richard and both boys are fighting over it. I added the border to it this morning and like the other one, I also cut the binding. This one will be hand quilted, since I have a beautiful quilting stencil for the borders that has cowboy boots on it. This quilt is Queen size.
So back to my list...
~ FRIENDSHIP BASKETS ~ Add border and setting triangles.
~ COWBOY HATS AND BOOTS ~ Add border DONE!
~ MONTH-BY-MONTH SAMPLER ~ Add border DONE!
~ THIMBLEBERRIES VILLAGE SAMPLER ~ Finish last 3 blocks.
****Extra**** 2 pillowcases for the boys DONE!
I am half way finished with my list, but now I will slow down, because the other 2 won't be fun. I so dread the Village Sampler, but I would love to have it done so I don't have to think about it anymore. The quilt is actually pretty, I just don't like working on it. It's 3pm now, so maybe I will have a chance this evening to work on another one...
Friday, December 28, 2007
~ FRIENDSHIP BASKETS ~ I need to finish the setting triangles and add a border.
~ COWBOY BOOTS AND HATS ~ All I need to do on this is add the last border and it will be ready to quilt.
~ MONTH-BY-MONTH SAMPLER ~ This one also just needs a border added and it will be ready to quilt.
~ THIMBLEBERRIES VILLAGE SAMPLER ~ Finish the last 3 blocks and sew the top together.
Now many of you know that this last one, Thimbleberries Village Sampler, is the top that I started several months ago, and hate it! Well, I don't know if you would say HATE, but just something about it I just can't bring myself to finish those last 3 blocks! I don't have border fabric for this one, but I will pick up some after the first of the year. So I think that would be a great way to start out the New Year. I would be sooooooo happy to just get that Village Sampler top out of the way!
If all works out well in the morning, I would love to start working on these tomorrow afternoon!
I posted this post a few hours ago and I think I am off to a good start on my goals!!! I cut the borders for my COWBOY QUILT and my MONTH-BY-MONTH SAMPLER. Oh, and I also cut the binding to put with the tops, so that will be ready when I need them. And something else that I did that was NOT on my list, I made Hunter a Ninja Turtle pillowcase. I will post a photo of it tomorrow because I still need to make Andrew's pillowcase. Andrew's, of course, will be of a different fabric than Hunters.
After we got back home, Hunter and I started putting together this Lego that he got for Christmas. 370 pieces!!!! I thought my eyes would cross!!! But as you can see he loves it.
Richard has been home now for over an hour and still hasn't come in the house. It is raining outside and he is in his outbuilding. I don't know what he is doing, but I hear saws and hammers. Not a good sign! I'm sure he is making something that he has thought of today while at work, that is usually what happens.
I rented a few movies to watch tonight, but Richard said that he has to work tomorrow, so we won't get to watch them all tonight. He said he is getting up at 1am, I think he only has to haul one load of coal, so he should be back home around 8am. Sometime tomorrow I have to run up to the bookstore to pick up a book for Andrew. He has to have a book for his English I Honors class. The teacher said they had to have it when Christmas break was over. Funny how he is just now telling me this. Good thing they don't have to start reading it until they go back.
Hunter told me today while we were out shopping that he wanted to make a quilt! I thought I would die of shock! He is a wild little boy, very hyper and never has even mentioned anything like that to me before. He always wants to do GUY things with Richard. So I started thinking that I have this tiny sewing machine that sews real slow, I may get it out for him and see how he does. I will probably just cut out some simple squares for him to sew. I will be surprised if he makes it past a block before he quits. I don't think he will sit still long enough, but we will see.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Richard laughed at me, because they were not even out of the driveway and I was grabbing my quilt. I finally got to add the borders on it! Again, this is the "4-Patch Flip" pattern that I got from Jen and Cindy. This is the second one that I have made. I usually don't like to make too many of the same quilt, but my other one looks so different since it was done in all sorts of scraps. It is a very easy quilt to do and goes together very quickly. The blocks measure 9 inches and I ended up with 56 blocks and a 6 inch border. So that should measure out at around 75 x 84, if I did my math right. I went ahead and cut my binding from the blue border print so that it would be ready when I get ready to quilt it.
Tomorrow I have to do my weekly shopping so I'm not sure how much quilting that I will get done. Hopefully, I will get to work on something. Maybe I can sew the boys pillowcases or something, or maybe even add borders to another top???
Today, I made a "4-Patch Flip" I cut it out and got all of the blocks done and sewn together. I ended up with 56 blocks. Now all I have to do is add the borders. I have them cut and I even cut the binding to have ready for quilting.
My MIL and Richard's Grandmother are coming for a visit this evening. I'm not sure what time they will be here so I am trying to wait and add my borders after they leave. I tried to straighten up my sewing area so that it won't look so bad when they are here, but then again, they know that I love to sew so they should expect a mess!
My MIL didn't get to come in for Christmas, so that is what she is doing now. I gave his Grandmother, his Aunt Carol, and my sister thier quilts on Christmas, so Doris will get hers tonight. I also bought her a nice recipe book. She loves recipe books and so does my mom so I think I will go back down and get another one for my mom. Here is the quilt that I will be giving to my MIL tonight. It is called "Butterfly and Roses" the photo in not very plain, I had to scan it so it didn't turn out well.
Hopefully, I will get to post a photo of my new quilt top later tonight....
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
The"TMNT" fabric and the wildlife fabric are for pillow cases for the boys. Hunter loves Ninja Turtles and Andrew of course loves to hunt so these were perfect for them.
These are just some pinks that I bought to add to my stash. I know I didn't really need them, but you know how hard fabric is to turn down.
Here are some blues that I bought to go with what I already have in my stash. I plan on making a quilt of blues, either a YBR or a 4 patch flip. I haven't decided on which pattern to use yet.
I bought a few yards of each of these fabrics for borders. The green is to border the "Thimbleberries Month-by-month sampler" The middle fabric is actually dark brown, but doesn't look like it in the photo. I got it to border my "Cowboy Boot and Hat" quilt. And the blue print...well, I'm not sure yet, I may use it for my Blue quilt that I am going to make.
That is all that I bought today. I just really want to get some of these things finished and ready to be quilted. I still need to clean the house up more today and I think my MIL is coming tomorrow. Hopefully, I can get back to sewing after all of that.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
I have to take Breanna home in the morning. Then she will be back in 2 weeks when we celebrate Christmas with mom. I wish she could stay for a few days, but I guess that is just the way it goes.
I talked with Mom a few times today. She was soooo sad. I felt so sorry for her, being on that boat with none of her family there with her. She broke down a few times. So I tried not to talk much about Christmas. We just tried to talk about things we wanted to do when she came home.
Hopefully, I can get the house straightened back up tomorrow and start planning some quilting projects. I need to get everything organized and make plans for the new year. Richard's Grandmother was telling me this afternoon that there is an old saying that "Whatever that you do on New Year's Day is what you will be doing all year" So I was thinking I would sew ALL day, but of course Richard was thinking that he would like to be doing something else ALL day! :) He is crazy! Anyway, I'm sure my list of goals for 2008 will grow in the next few days, because I will be finding more things to finish or do.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!
Monday, December 24, 2007
I love spending quality time with them. If only Mom was home then all would be perfect. I think Chantal may come out to visit with us tonight. I asked her to because I didn't want her to be alone on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. I talked with Richard's Grandmother earlier this morning and she was sooooooo happy. We had bought her a new mattress and box springs and they had just delivered them. She was very excited and she had no idea that she was getting them.
Hope everyone has a great Christmas.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
That is all of the sewing that I have done today. Right now we are all watching some movies that we rented and spending some family time together. Richard and the boys are going to pick up the hog in the morning, maybe I will get to sew a little bit before we start doing our Christmas thing.
Now I need to COMPLAIN!!! Most of you all know that I live on a farm and enjoy doing alot of things the old way. We usually have a hog or pig, whatever you want to call them. And we butcher at least one a year for meat. Back in the early Spring we bought a small pig and it died a couple of days after we bought it. We got it from a friend of ours so he was very nice about it and said he would give us another on when we wanted it. Now we only paid $45 for it then, so he called last night said he had one that was 300lb and was ready to butcher. He said he wanted $100 for it but we could pay him $50 and we would call it even. Now where Richard and Andrew both killed deers this year I don't have alot of extra room in my freezer. So Richard called another friend of his and asked if he wanted to buy half of it and we both split the meat. He said yes and Richard is picking it up in the morning and we are butchering it this weekend. Now when I say WE butcher it, I mean we kill it, cut it up and package all of the meat ourselves. This is a BIG job and a BIG mess! But at least we know how it is handled and know that we get all of our meat back. So the deal was that they come out and help us and take half, his wife just called and said she would buy the packaging supplies but she wasn't doing any of it. Now that really pisses me off. I don't think it is fair that I should have to package ALL of it up. 300 lbs is alot of meat of one person to have to package by themselves. Richard said for me to throw their half in a garbage bag and send it to them. Am I wrong to be pissed off???
Saturday, December 22, 2007
I only bought 1/2 yd of the blue, but I got 2 1/2 yds of the green. I will use it to border my green YBR top that I made a few weeks ago. I needed some other border fabrics but I really needed to match those up and I didn't have anything with me. Maybe next time. Mom said when she got in she wanted to go to Hobby Lobby, so maybe I can get some while I am down there.
I am soooooooo tired and my blood pressure is running high. It has been for several days now. I am on blood pressure medication but I just checked it and it is 140/106. So I think I will hit the couch for a while to see if it goes down any.
Friday, December 21, 2007
I still need to find a button for the closure. It will take me forever to dig through these...this is just one small jar of them. I bought a box of buttons at an estate auction about 10 yrs ago. There was no way that I would even try to count them, so I weighed them. I think it was right at 8 lbs. 8 lbs. is ALOT of buttons and I only paid $2 for them.
So, I guess I will try to match a button to it and then clean up my mess. Richard should be home in about 1 1/2 hrs, so I will have to warm up his dinner.
After I fixed dinner, I started cutting out my setting triangles for my "Friendship Baskets" I got them cut out and two of them sewn on, but now I am bored with it. Maybe I will finish it tomorrow. It won't take that long, just finish sewing on the setting triangles and then add a border.
Richard just called from work and said he wouldn't be home until around midnight! Now he got up at midnight last night and went to work so that will be 24hrs! I know he will be sooooo tired. His boss said that since they were off Monday and Tuesday, he wanted them to work Saturday! Of course, this ticked Richard off, so he is just working extra late tonight so that he will make quota. He drives a coal truck and they have to have so many tons a week.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
I can actually go ahead and show these since none of these people read my blog.
Quilt 1 ~ Tennessee Puzzle~~ goes to Richard's Aunt Carol. She lives with and takes care of his Grandmother, so I feel she deserves one. Actually, this will make her 2nd quilt from me.
Quilt 2 ~ Spinning Pinwheels~~ Goes to my MIL. This is her 2nd quilt from me.
Quilt 3 ~ Martha Washington's Star~~ Goes to my sister, Chantal. I can't remember how many quilts that I have given to her, but I can tell you this is NOT the first. She has several.
Quilt 4~ Butterflies and Roses, goes to Richard's Grandmother. This will be her 3rd quilt from me.
I was ready to take Richard up on his offer of a new machine, but I just really hate to spend the money right now. I don't have alot of money in this machine, only $250 but I do like how it sews. I have probably sewn over 100 quilt tops among other things on it. I think it is just worn out. I did order a new Juki a few weeks back but then turned around just a couple minutes later and canceled it. So I may end up ordering another one soon. But I will still try to get old faithful fixed. I really do like this machine and right now it is sewing fine. But the mood has left me....I don't think I want to sew now!!!
Oh, the boys and I took Ida Belle to the vet this morning. He said she was doing great! 11 1/2 wks old and now weighs 20 lbs. The vet said she was 20lbs of pure love and I was thinking you don't live with her, she is 20 lbs of hell!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
I think in the coming year some of my goals will be getting some of them quilted. And I have some special projects that I would like to do too. I have started listing my goals for 2008 on my blog in the side bar. Right now I only have 3 listed, but I'm sure that list will grow alot.
I was just wondering if anyone else has started thinking about their quilting goals for 2008??????
I got the pattern out of an old magazine that I have. It is an early 2001 issue of "Traditional Quiltworks" I loved the quilt in the magazine and had planned on making it for a long time, but just never got around to it. The blocks measure 15 inches and is called "Friendship Baskets" I dug out some setting and border fabric that I've had for a while. It is just a solid olive green fabric. I'm sure something else would look better but I don't want to have to buy anymore until I use some of this other fabric up. I'm not sure if I will work on it anymore tonight or not, right now I am just tired and am starting to get a headache. If I start feeling a little better I may try to finish the top, it won't take that long to do it.
The boys have been cleaning their room ALL DAY and it still isn't clean. It was a mess, there was just a small path from the door to the bed. I don't know how they could stand it but I swore that I would not clean it. It was their room they can keep it clean.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
I check Andrew out of school early today so that he could go to Hunter's school with me. He wanted to go see some of his friends and old teachers. He and one of his old teachers sat and played the guitar the whole time. Andrew took his guitar over there so they could play. They had a blast!
Hunter's party went great. I don't know how some of the teachers stand it. Those kindergardener's were WILD! They got a few gifts and lots of snacks (CHOCOLATE) Maybe the chocolate is what made them so wild. The teachers loved their gifts that Hunter and I made. The teacher's aide in Hunter's class bought them all gifts. The girls got baby dolls and the boys got remote control cars. She even put the batteries in them, so I thought that was nice. That is when it got really wild. All of the boys had their cars running around all over the classroom.
We haven't been home too long. Richard got home about 10 minutes after we did. So now I am just trying to fix some quick cheeseburgers for dinner. The boys are off school now until January 2nd.
Monday, December 17, 2007
When I got back home, I cleaned house, baked some chocolate chip cookies for my boys! Richard included. He is a baby too. They loved them. But I didn't tell them that I burned the first batch and had to throw them out.
I missed my guild Christmas party this morning. I was in a rush taking Andrew to school that I forgot to take my guild gifts and supplies. I still had 2 hours to kill before the meeting, but I didn't want to have to make 2 trips town this morning. I called Sandy this afternoon, she said not alot of people were there. I think it was just too cold. Most of them are elderly and they don't get out alot.
When the boys got home from school, they did their homework so we could go on to the funeral home. Hunter was soooooo tired. He fell asleep writing his numbers. As you can see he has his "Horsey Quilt" with him.
They had school today and had several counselors and members from the KY Crisis Respone Team there at the school to help the children cope with this tragedy. Andrew is so very upset. It breaks my heart to see him so sad. And the poor family of this boy, I just don't know how they will get through this. I can't imagine, if it were one of my boys, I think I would just die with them. It is so sad...
They are having his viewing/wake at the school tonight. It is from 6pm-9pm. Andrew will go over there to be with his other friends. The funeral will be held on Wednesday morning at the school. This is such a terrible thing, I feel so sorry for these kids and his family.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
When he gets done we will go in to town to visit with his Grandmother for a bit. I also have some movies that we rented that I need to return today.
Last night after my post, I made another rice heating bag. I made two of them last night. I just used the same fabic on both. I gave one to my sister and kept the other one.
I will probably do some sewing this evening when we get back. Not sure what I will work on, I will find something. I will have to decide before Richard goes to bed, since my fabric is stored in the bedroom and I don't want to wake him by digging through the totes.
Tomorrow is our Guild Christmas Party. I still haven't picked up a gift for that yet. I will run up to Paintsville in the morning before the party to get something. We are also going to be making a Christmas ornament too. Not sure how that will work out, but if it doesn't look too bad I will post a photo of it.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
I also took an idea from one of Jill's post. I made a Rice Heating Bag. I called my sister while she was in town and had her to pick up a bag of rice for me. Richard put his back out this morning working at the sawmill, so he is using it now. He said it really works. I think I will make several more of them for my family. Mom and Chantal use heating pads alot.
My sister, Chantal finally has a boyfriend!! I know she will kill me if she reads this. I had mentioned before about her being so lonesome. Anyway this is a guy that she has known for a long time, I think they went to school together. They have been talking for several months now, but I guess it is official that they are a couple now. She seems to be so happy! He is a really nice guy, but there is one problem. He is in the National Guard and will be leaving for Afghanistan in February. He will be gone for a little over a year. She will be so sad when he leaves. I love her so much and hate to see her so upset. Hopefully, all will go well for them both.
So the only treatment for this is, of course medication along with radiation treatments. Now they said that the radiation treatments would NOT make me sick and it is in pill form. But the medication will react with the radiation and that is what will make me so sick. As of right now I don't know how many treatments I will have to have. The doctor said that the radiation is used to shrink or kill the tumors.
Now the worst part of it for me is that during the treaments he said that I would be TOXIC. He said that if I hold Hunter in my lap then I need to put a quilt or something between us because of the radiation and my pores of my skin. And NO SEX! :( He said he would tell me more when I go back.
I start my treatments 3 days after Christmas. Doctor said because of so much interaction with family through the holidays we would wait until after. My mom called yesterday after I got home and she got so upset. I tried to tell her that I was fine but she just wouldn't listen. She just kept crying. She said she wished that I didn't have to start treatments until she was home so that she could take care of me. I kept trying to tell her that I was okay. I think alot of it is because that she is gone and can't be with me. All three of us kids have always been so close to mom. When I was telling her bye on the phone she couldn't even tell me bye because she was crying so hard. I called Chantal and told her to call mom a little while afterwards to check on her, because she was so upset.
I don't think it is as bad as my mom and Richard thinks but hopefully it will all turn out fine in the end.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
This quilt has been through everything in the world. Dragged through the mud, vomited on, anything you name it, it has been through it. Now it is in need of repair. I knew it was getting shabby, but when I got it out of the dryer a few minutes ago, I really realized that I needed to do something before it gets any worse and he is not ready to give it up yet.
You can see it has several holes in it and the binding is shot. I have more of this brown fabric but of course the quilt is so faded that it doesn't even look the same. I will eventually replace the binding, but what do you think is my best bet to do for the holes????
Of course he has several other quilts but none of them will ever take the place of this one. I never knew when I was making it that he would love it so much.
Okay, now on to something else....I had Christmas Dinner with Hunter this morning at school. He enjoyed it so. After leaving school, I drove on in to town. I had a mammogram this afternoon. They said it would be a few days before I got my results back. But one thing for certain, those things hurt!
I have another doctor's appointment tomorrow in Ashland, which is about a 1 1/2 hour drive. It is an appointment that I dread! I will post about it later since it will take a while to explain it all.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
I know it still needs borders, but I will have to buy fabric for that. This will fit my full-size bed. So, not to bad for a days work! Now I probably won't sew for week!
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Later in the evening I finished my book. I tried to pick out another one to read but I haven't decided on one as of yet. Richard went on to bed and the boys and I watched a movie, after they did their homework. Now it is 11:30pm and I want to QUILT!!! Can you believe it?? But I guess I will have to wait until morning because my fabric is in the bedroom and Richard is asleep. :( He will get up at midnight, but I'm sure by the time that he leaves I will be ready for bed.
I was noticing yesterday while I was sorting fabric, that I have a TON! I think I will make another scrap quilt. I can't think of the name of the block right off, but it is just a simple block and I have made it before. It goes together rather quickly and I can use up alot of my scraps on it. I will post a block tomorrow when I start it. It will probably take me longer to cut it out than it will to sew the top together.
I guess I am done....Ida Belle is asleep under the computer desk and she has GAS!!! She is killing me.....
Monday, December 10, 2007
It only measures 4x11 inches and it has a total of 4 pockets. It will be perfect to carry my small scissors and things to quilt guild meetings. At our next meeting, we are making some type of Christmas ornament. We were told to bring very small scissors, needles and thread, so this will be perfect. When rolled up it will fit perfectly in my purse.
Richard left for work a little after midnight last night and I am very used to staying by myself at night. But last night, I had no lights and the phone was out also. I lit a fire in the fireplace and that helped out alot with the light. The boys and I slept in the living room. I just dozed on and off all night, just didn't sleep much at all. Then around 4am I was hit in the face hard with something and at first is scared the crap out of me. I couldn't see and I wasn't sure what was going on. Well, Ida Belle turned the Christmas tree over again!! And it was the top of the tree that hit me. I was ready to kill her!!! We had already decided when she did it the first time that we would wire it to the wall, but just didn't get around to it after the electric went off. But you can bet that it is wired to the wall now! My tree, well..........it looks like crap! It has been turned over twice, so you can imagine.
I sorted through a tote of fabric this evening. For what reason, I don't know. I think I was just hoping that I would get inspired, but it didn't happen. At least that tote of fabric is all neat now. Maybe I will try again tomorrow.
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Anyway, on to the party. Dinner started at 5:30pm and we arrived a little after 5pm. Of course Richard is always the life of the party. You remember the 5th of Crown Royal that I bought on Friday...well he drank it all at the party! Now Richard never gets what you would say drunk he just gets VERY HAPPY! And he sang the whole night!!! They were even giving requests. It was sooo funny! The Christmas show started at 7:30pm and the place held 1100 people and it was packed. The show was very nice and we had a great time. We got back home somewhere around midnight.
This morning after breakfast, we did the feeding and then we went down to the sawmill to work. Richard usually does it by himself but I just helped him load the logs on. The boys were outside with us and I went back in the house to use the bathroom and the Christmas tree was turned over!!! Ida Belle had turned it over. Now my tree is 8 ft, so you can imagine what a mess that I had. ornaments and bulbs where everywhere and some of them were broke. Part of the lights were hanging off, it was just a big mess. I wanted to SCREAM!!! So I went back out to get them to come and help me stand it back up. I just had Hunter to hang the ornaments back on because at this point I just really didn't care. So now my tree really looks weird because most of the ornaments are around the bottom!
Saturday, December 8, 2007
I left her around 8am and drove on to the mall. I thought I would do a little Christmas shopping since I was down there. Stopped at JC Pennys, Goody's, Belk's, American Eagle, and several other stores. I only spent $20 at the mall, I just couldn't find anything that I wanted. Then it was on to the liquor store, to pick Richard up a 5th of Crown Royal. His Christmas Party is tonight (Saturday), I will tell you more about that in a little bit.
I bought a live Christmas tree today. Richard ended up having to work late. His truck brokedown so that put him behind. He got up at midnight to go to work and got back home at 11:30pm. Almost 24hrs!!! Then he was just sooooooo tired that he couldn't sleep, so we watched a movie. Anyway, the boys and I already had the tree up and deocorated. I am usually a control freak when it comes to decorating the tree. I always want everything to match and be perfect. I even have all of my gift wrapping matching and make my own bows. But not this year! I let them have control of it. This year we have...multi-colored lights, bright ornaments of ALL colors and gift wrapping in every color of the rainbow. But the kids had a blast doing it. For some reason this photo is very dark, but trust me the tree is SOOOOOOO BRIGHT!!
Oh, I did stop at Walmart for a few minutes this morning and this is all that I bought. 3 1/2yd pieces to add to my stash. Just really haven't been in the mood to sew the past several days. Maybe after Christmas it will hit me again.