Sunday, September 30, 2007
Richard then went to look at some logs that a guy wants cut up, Andrew went out to practice shooting his bow and took Hunter with him and I hit the couch for about 3 hours. I was so tired, I guess from no sleep the night before. After that I did NOTHING! Well, I did make a few more hairbows for my niece, but that was it.
Sunday was another NOTHING day. Helped Richard a little bit work on the tractor. Well, actually he did most of the work, I just handed him the tools and talked. I just don't know how he does it, he never stops or complains. I asked him if he wanted me to get a job so that he could slow down some, but his response was "No, you have a full-time job taking care of all of us." This is the first time in my life that I have not worked. I got my first job when I was 16 and worked non-stop thru college and everything. I quit work about 3 or 4 years ago. I love my life at home, but I would go back to work if it would help take some stress off of him.
Tomorrow I promised the boys that I would take them to "Borders" Borders is a hunting store in Ashland, which is about 90 minutes away. I think mom is going to ride down with us. The boys are on Fall Break this week so I hope to do some special things with them.
So this was my NOTHING weekend.
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Oh well, now I am wide awake and I'm sure it will be a while before I go on to bed...
Friday, September 28, 2007
I did make my niece a few hairbows today. I sent 2 for her yesterday and I made 3 today, but I will try to get a few more done this weekend and send them on Monday. They are for my brother's little girl. She is only 6 weeks older than Hunter. Her mommy bought all of the ribbons and supplies and I am just putting them all together. It is so much cheaper than buying them already made.
I have bought 6 quilt books and patterns since Monday. I have got to stop!!! Can you believe that I have gone this long and just now set up an Ebay account? I always get on there and look, but would never buy anything until now. I bought the following books and patterns......
SEW ONE AND YOU'RE DONE
7-DAY COUNTRY QUILTS
ON THE DOUBLE
PIONEER SAMPLER-QUILT IN A DAY
OUILT PATTERN TRANSFER SHEET (SEVERAL PATTERNS ON IT)
A NEW HORSE QUILT PATTERN (NOT FROM EBAY)
Oh, and I almost forgot, I bought a new darning/free motion quilting foot for my machine. I can't wait to get all of this stuff in. I know I will go broke on ebay :o) My horse pattern should be here tomorrow or Monday at the latest. That is the one that I can't wait to get.
Since Richard will be gone in the morning for a while, I am taking Andrew to get his drawlength stretched on his bow. He loves to bow hunt and deer season is in here in KY for archery and the youth days are the 13 and 14 of October. We bought his this bow 2 years ago and he is growing so much that we have to get it adjusted again for his arm length. And of course, he thinks he needs new arrows too. I know I will never get him out of there tomorrow.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
I got my 5 inch charms back in the mail today. They are from a QIAD swap that we did. I got back 64 charms. I have right at 100 charm squares, so I will put them back for a quilt. I need to start looking for a pattern that requires 5 inch squares. I really don't want to just sew all of the squares together. I know there are pattern books just for charms, maybe I'll look on ebay.
Anyone else have any suggestions?
Tomorrow being Friday, I will be doing my weekly shopping. Then the boys will be off for the next 9 days for Fall Break. So, I probably won't get alot of sewing done next week either. Oh, a few days ago I ordered another horse pattern. I know I really need to finish my boots and hats first, but I wanted this pattern anyway. My plan is to make the horses look like my own horses, but with Ole Jim being a mule, I will have to figure a way to make the ears longer.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
I haven't done alot of sewing, but I did get the first two blocks done on my Egg Money Quilt. I know we are calling this a Block of the Month, but we have done 2 blocks in 2 weeks. I think it is great. I already can't wait for the next block.
Other than these blocks that is all of the sewing that I have done this week. I did clean off my table where I sew today, but this Road to California block is as far as I got on sewing.
I have a doctors appointment in the moring, but I think I am going to cancel it. I just honestly don't feel like going. It is nothing major, just to check my blood pressure and some bloodwork. I will probably help mom tomorrow she is trying to catch up on everything at her place.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
First off, I made a set of coasters for my mom.
Then I made a set for me.
Later in the evening, after my nap...I worked on my "shoofly" This is an old photo of it, but all of the blocks are the same so I didn't see the sense of taking another photo. I got 8 more blocks done on it and I need 22 more. I will probably work on it a little more before I go to bed. I just needed a little break. Of course after I get all of the blocks done, then I have to do the setting triangles and borders. Then I'm sure it will be thrown in the pile to be quilted. I have decided that I am going to start stocking up on batting in the next few weeks. I hope to get alot of these quilted over the Winter.
I also got the borders on my Bargello. I didn't take a photo of it, but the borders are just straight borders in one of the dark blue prints. I think I will send it off to the quilters next. I am very happy with the way it turned out.
Oh, I also loaded some photos of my UFO's on the SQUFOChallenge site. It is a newly started Yahoo group, so if anyone is interested in signing up, let me know. It is by invitation only, and I am a moderator, so I will send you the invitation. So here is the deal...you list photos of your UFO's that you plan on finishing within the time frame set for us, send in a fat quarter for every project listed. When it is finished, post another photo. At the end of the time frame, fat quarters will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Very simple and I'm sure we all have plenty of UFO's and extra fat quarters laying around.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Needless to say I haven't gotten much done today. I did go ahead and do my weekly running while I was in town this morning. Got most of that done while I was waiting to pick up Hunter's medicine. I also ran up to the Shady Shack to pick up my border fabric for my Bargello and they didn't have anymore of it. That was my fault, I should have went and got it when I started the quilt, but I ran on up to Walmart got some other fabric that I will use. It won't look bad, but the other would have looked alot better. I will probably try to get the borders on it sometime tomorrow.
I was going to make a set of coasters for my mom, but I decided to go ahead and make a set for my sister first. I wanted to do brown and pink, but all I had was the brown and blue. So here is a photo of them. And she loved them or at least she said she did. :o) She likes these colors.
My Grandmother came home from the hospital today. She is very weak and was running a temp. but hopefully she will be okay. Now her brother, my great uncle is in the hospital. He got sick yesterday morning, was running a temp and was disoriented. They took him to the local hospital here, which is not a good hospital. They checked him out told him he was CONSTIPATED and sent him home. Well I guess he got worse last night so they took him over to the VA hospital. They admitted him because he was not constipated, but had pneumonia. Crazy!!!
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Anyway, I finished this up this morning. I had an extra strip set leftover, so I will add borders to it to make a baby quilt. I started working on another SBS block, then Richard came home from work and I had to help him with his tractor. His tractor brokedown over in one of the horse lots. So I had to take his truck and pull him up to the fence so he could work on it close to the house. There was so many trees, we had to cut a road with the chainsaw to get to it and get it out.
After the boys got home from school, Richard headed to bed and we headed to Walmart. Walmart opened up today here in Louisa. Which is 20 minutes from here. It is a super Walmart, but they don't have any fabric. :o( They have tons of sewing machines, thread, mats, rotary cutters and all of that, but no fabric. The only thing that I bought was "Quilter's World" magazine. I usually don't buy this one, but it had a quilt on the cover that I liked. It has horses on it!! Can't pass up a pattern with horses!!!!
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Now, I'm sure you are wondering why, I have so many that are unquilted. I decided last year, that when we got the house finished I would buy a longarm for myself. I usually try to have one at the quilters at all times. But they still have piled up. My plan was when I got my quilter, I would take time off from sewing and do all of my tops. I don't plan on quilting all of these. Some I am going to tie, mostly the baby quilts that are going to be donated and some of the lap quilts. So, this is what took up most of my morning. The worst part of it is, it is all now laying in my bedroom floor. Good thing that Richard is so understanding.
I did work on my Bargello today. Should have all of the strips cut and ready to sew the last section together by bedtime tonight. Hopefully, I can get it all sewn together tomorrow. But I still need to run and pick up fabric for the border.
Monday, September 17, 2007
While we were in there I also picked up a few things for Hunter's Halloween party at school, next month. He is really excited about it since this is his first school party. I can remember how excited Andrew used to get over that stuff, now he is 14 and could care less. Anyway, we did our shopping and back home we came. Andrew was so tired, after carrying the groceries in, he went straight to bed.
I found out today that Walmart is opening up Wednesday morning. I promised Andrew that I would wait and take him that evening after school. He loves looking in the Hunting department. I have been told that this on is not going to have the fabric department, so that breaks my heart. I wish that it did, because this Walmart is only 20 minutes from here and the other on in Paintsville is about 45 mintues ( I drive slow) But it has fabric. I guess I will have to wait to see.
Mom didn't come home today. :o( I haven't talked to her, but Chantal said she called and left a message on her voicemail. Said she wasn't coming home until tomorrow. She must be having a great time. She deserves it, I know she has been stress lately with this new job and then the property selling. But I still miss her...
Over the weekend we worked a little more on the house. We finally got the back corner floor finished. This coming weekend we will try to finish all of the 1st floor walls done. We still need to put the walls up for the main bathroom, Hunter's room, and the master bedroom walls. Other than that I was pretty lazy this weekend.
Today, hasn't been much different. Got the boys off to school, fed the horses and cleaned the house. Oh, and I took a nap! I did work on my Sylvia's Bridial Sampler blocks today. I already had two of them done, from last week, but today I managed two more. So 4 down and 136 more to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This quilt has a total of 140, 6-inch blocks. It will take me forever, but it will be beautiful.
The boys should be home shortly, so after supper, hopefully, I can work more on my Bargello. I have the last strips sewn together. I just need to iron them and cut them for the layout. Then the borders. I really would like to get this one done and sent off to the quilters. After that I need to get back to work on my Cowboy quilt. Just need 11 more boots on it. They are not hard, it's just the fussy cutting for the diamond insets that takes so long. I will get it finished someday. I have a million quilting projects going on, I just need to concentrate on one at a time so that I can get them done.
Mom has been home since Friday evening, but I haven't really got to see her much. She went to Ohio for a friends birthday and should be back sometime today. I will probably be busy helping her for the next few days, painting. I get a big laugh out of her, she is so picky when it comes to painting and things like that. But she would help me if I needed it, so I will be there for her. She also has some problems with her shoulder and wrists, and after awhile they tend to hurt her pretty bad. I am actually really excited about getting to spend this "Mommy Time" with her.