Monday, January 30, 2012
Saturday, January 28, 2012
This is what I did last night!!! I know what you are thinking....another one?? Yep! I just love making these blocks!
My first log cabin block was back in early 2010 when I made this one and I was hooked! After we get the painting done, I plan on hanging this on the balcony wall. If I remember correctly it measures 96x96. And I know I started this Courthouse Step quilt a while back and it still isn't completed. Well, it's close! I have it sewn into 4 sections and I need to sew the border on. Not even sure why I don't have it done yet, because it would take me all of 30 minutes to finish it. :(
Supper is over and I'm heading upstairs to the sweat shop to sew!!!
Friday, January 27, 2012
I delivered them both this morning and she was very pleased with them. I had several more quilts to pick up from the shop that other people had left for me, so now I have 18 waiting to be quilted. That is a little stressful knowing that I have that many waiting to be done but then again, I am very thankful that I have them to do. I'll get them done, I just need to pace myself and schedule so many a week to do. I don't want to quilt these client quilts seven days a week, I would like to sew somethings for myself too. Is that being selfish?
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
I have several clients that want POLY batting instead of cotton. I am looking for a good, CHEAP poly batting that I can buy on a roll and it not cost me an arm and a leg. Some of my clients send batting with their tops and some do not. Some love cotton 80/20 blend or Warm & Natural. I have in stock 80/20 cotton, Warm & Natural and a thicker (high loft) poly. I am looking for a thinner loft that would be about the same loft as Warm & Natural....or at least I think.
I've been online today looking around for rolls that are not too costly, but I can never find out the loft, if it is needle punched or not, or if it is just fuzzy when you take if off the roll. Some places will say it is so many ounces per square yard and then you look at that same ounce weight on another website and it gives you a total different loft thickness.
So I'm just curious that if you do use POLY batting, which one is it?
Thanks so much
Monday, January 23, 2012
I guess I had better get started! Supper is ready and waiting for Richard and Hunter to get home. On the menu this evening....Pot Roast with potatoes and carrots, corn on the cob (Hunter's favorite), mac and cheese, and rolls (not homemade but store bought) LOL!
Sunday, January 22, 2012
We are loving living in the new house! We are very tired but loving it! Still have a ton of things to unpack but I will get to those as soon as I can.....maybe. LOL! Anyway, I am still so happy that after all of this time we are living in it.
See ya tomorrow!
Saturday, January 14, 2012
This may be my last post for a week or so. WE ARE MOVING THIS WEEKEND!!!! Richard is connecting the gas to the house as we speak! The electric and water will be connected to the house this weekend, but we have to wait for the phone and internet to be changed over. You know how that goes, they just take their sweet old time coming to do that stuff. If I am at mom's I'll post from there but hopefully it will not be too long.
I am so ready for this move! Everything is still a mess, but hopefully it will be over soon. Actually my couch and chairs are already in the house so all we have to sit on in here is the recliner and the computer desk chair! :( As soon as the electric is connected we will move the refrigerator, freezer, stove, washer and dryer over. Oh and our bed! Hunter and Andrew already have beds in there. Then I will move everything else over as I can. There is just mostly odds and ends junk left in here. The people that bought this mobile home say that it will be somewhere between the end of January and middle of February before they can move it, so that will work out great for me.
I am very excited! I just can't put it into words how excited that I am to be moving in this house that we have worked so hard to build and pay for as we built it. When we moved the couch in the other day, I just sat down on it and cried! Richard just looked at me and smiled.
Anyway, I will be back on here shortly....
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Soooooo my brother calls Sunday to say that my dad is in the hospital and had a stroke. He has not been in good health for several years. He has had several heart attacks and surgeries. It did upset me when I got the call but I didn't go to the hospital. Yesterday they did more tests on him and decided that they thought his carotid artery is 100% closed off. If that test is correct then the doctor says there is nothing that they can do and a massive stroke is something that they can not stop. Today they are doing a test to see if there is even a pinhole there in that artery that they can work with. If there is a tiny pinhole then they may be able to do something, if that junk doesn't dislodge and go on the the brain.
Soooooo after lots of praying and thinking about the whole thing, my sister and I decided to make the trip down to the hospital to see him. It was a very emotional time for all of us including him. We called ahead because we didn't just want to pop in with him not knowing we were coming and take the chance of messing up his vitals. After a few minutes of tears and emotions he calmed down. Things were talked about to some extent between us all. We left the hospital around 1am last night and I think everyone felt better about the whole situation.
Today he is going through more tests to find out for sure if that is 100% blocked and if anything can be done. The doctor said that if it is 100% blocked in that area then they can't do surgery. Please keep him in your prayers and pray that if he does make it through this that we can all try to have a relationship and work through things...
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
This photo was taken from about midway of the stairs, this is the ceiling over my living room that is open. Mom bought us two ceiling fans for this room and my sewing room for Christmas.
This is the one in my sewing room. They match because they both can be seen at the same time. For some reason they look like they have a red tint to them in the photo but they don't.
Here are a couple of photos of the main bathroom. Everything is done in there except the trim and baseboards.
We finally got the tile down in there and I sealed the grout last night.
I don't have a clue why a couple of these photos came out small on here. Anyway, the table is moved in and I will probably add the extensions on it to make it larger now that I have more space. As you can see in the photo I still have drywall dust floating around and I need to dust the table really bad. LOL! I swear all of this drywall dust is giving me nightmares!
This is a section of our yard right now! It is a horrible mess! Richard had to dig a huge ditch for the electric wire and water lines. I'm hoping this will look a lot better by Spring! :)On to a few other things....I had planned on quilting 3 quilts for my 2 nephews and my niece for Christmas, but I just couldn't get to them. I had this one loaded on the frame before Christmas but I just needed to take a break from quilting and get some things done with the move. So I ended up just buying them gifts and I will get these quilted and to them as soon as I can. I took a couple of weeks off from quilting so now I need to get back to it because I have some customer quilts that need to be done. Today I quilted it and hopefully tomorrow I can start on some customer quilts....hopefully. :) I'll do the binding when I can and also get the other two quilted.
Off to do some laundry and finish supper! I'm frying chicken right now and need to make some mashed potatoes, corn on the cob and cornbread...