Thursday, February 28, 2013

Just sayin....

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sunday project!

Saw these on Pinterest last week and had my hubby get some... They are the greatest! Now my outlets are free to plug other things in and my phone and ipad still can charge at the same time.
We have one in each bedroom. And downstairs on counter.

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Quilt along...

Temecula Quilt Co. had this wonderful, 'free', quilt along. Every Friday she posted a picture and directions for a row of the quilt. All of the directions are still listed on her blog if you wanted to join in, it's not too late.
Here is how mine turned out. I'm gonna try and quilt it tomorrow.

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

I won.. I won...

We Have A Winner!
Congratulations to Donna of Mia's Cottage.
She is the winner of the Scissor case drawing.
Donna, drop me a note and I'll mail it right out. You're going to love it!
Thanks to all who joined in the fun. Brenda
Posted by Brenda at 6:17 AM"

I'm so excited...I am the proud owner of a new case for my scissors..

This is what Brenda wrote about it...
I spent the weekend stitching away, and slowly but surely my little scissor case was completed. The outside and appliqué are all made of hand dyed woolens, the inside is flannel. I used Valdani, Cosmos and The Gentle Art threads, then I added the wonderful hand dyed buttons by Hillcreek Designs and TADAAAAAA! Isn't it the bomb? I love it!
Can't wait till I get it!
Go on over to and check out all her stuff.. It is the most cutest stuff ever. Then you can follow her blog too and win cute stuff like I did.
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Monday, February 18, 2013

'Build your Best Log Cabin' book...

A while back, I told you about Fons and Porter new 'build your best log cabin' book..
I got an email saying that there may have been a problem opening the link. So they sent me a new link...

It really is a neat book... There's directions for so many different patterns to sew along with, and full pictures too.. Then there's quilting , binding and anything else you need to finish the quilt.
I have this on my 'to do' list which is growing as we speak..

Sunday, February 17, 2013


Block of the months I am doing....
These top 2, I am doing through the Country Loft... This is Jan. &Feb.

This stitchery I ordered on line..this is Jan... Onto Feb now..

They are gonna be so stinking cute when they are done... I can't wait..
I still have 1 more kit, I haven't rec'd yet.. Can you say 'addicted'..

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Friday, February 15, 2013

It's what's for dinner...

So I decided to do the Valentines day theme at dinner...

Had 2 pizzas in a heart shape for din din...then I went and bought Mark his favorite pie ever... Banana Cream Pie.. I say ewe.. But he loves it!

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Wool, wool & more wool..

So... Had an idea! After almost spending 32.00 on wool, just for a yard only.. I went out to thrift shops today and bought sweaters and jackets made of 100% wool. Came home, cut em'up.. And I won't have to buy any more wool for a while... 11 sport jackets, 2 vests, 2 skirts, 3sweaters..3/4 yd piece of fabric ( that I spent 5.00)
Spent no more than 4.00 for each one... I love bargains...most were 2.00.. It was hard to cut the first couple up, then it got easier..
Only color I couldn't find was yellows... Yahoo... I'll find some.. No worries..

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you have to read!!

found this article and its too funny, just have to share...
My night began as any other normal weeknight.
Come home, fix dinner, play with the kids. I then had the thought that would ring painfully in my mind for the ne...xt few hours: 'Maybe I should pull the waxing kit out of the medicine cabinet. So I headed to the site of my demise: the bathroom. It was one of those 'cold wax' kits. No melting a clump of hot wax, you just rub the strips together in your hand, they get warm and you
peel them apart and press them to your leg (or wherever else) and you pull the hair right off.

No muss, no fuss. How hard can it be? I mean, I'm not a genius, but I am mechanically inclined enough to figure this out.

So I pull one of the thin strips out. Its two strips facing each other stuck together. Instead of rubbing them together, my genius kicks in so I get out the hair dryer and heat it to 1000 degrees.
'Cold wax,' yeah...right!) I lay the strip across my20thigh. Hold the skin around it tight and pull. It works!

OK, so it wasn't the best feeling, but it wasn't too bad. I can do this! Hair removal no longer eludes me!

I am She-rah, fighter of all wayward body hair and maker of smooth skin extraordinaire.

With my next wax strip I move north. After checking on the kids,
I sneak back into the bathroom, for the ultimate hair fighting
championship. I drop my panties and place one foot on the toilet.

Using the same procedure, I apply the wax strip across the right side of my bikini line, covering the right half of my hoo-ha and stretching down to the inside of my butt cheek (it was a long
strip) I inhale deeply and brace myself....RRRRIIIPPP!!!!

I'm blind!!! Blinded from pain!!!!....OH MY GAWD!!!!!!!!!

Vision returning, I notice that I've only managed to pull off half the strip. CRAP! Another deep breath and RIPP! Everything is
spinning and spotted.

I think I may pass out.....must stay conscious...must stay conscious. Do I hear crashing drums??? Breathe,
breathe...OK, back to normal.
I want to see my trophy - a wax covered strip, the one that has caused me so much pain, with my hairy pelt sticking to it. I
want to revel in the glory that is my triumph over body hair.
I hold up the strip!

There's no hair on it.

Where is the hair??? WHERE IS THE WAX???

Slowly I ease my head down, foot still perched on the toilet. I see the hair. The ha ir that should be on the's not! I touch. I am touching wax.

I run my fingers over the most sensitive part of my body, which is now covered in cold wax and matted hair. Then I make the next
BIG mistake... remember my foot is still propped upon the toilet? I know I need to do something. So I put my foot down.

Sealed shut! My butt is sealed shut. Sealed shut!

I penguin walk around the bathroom trying to figure out what to do and think to myself 'Please don't let me get the urge to

My head may pop off!' What can I do to melt the wax?

Hot water!! Hot water melts wax!! I'll run the hottest water I can stand, into the bathtub, get in, immerse the wax-covered
bits and the wax should melt and I can gently wipe it off, right???

I get in the tub - the water is slightly hotter than that used to torture prisoners of war or sterilize surgical equipment - I sit.

Now, the only thing worse than having your nether regions glued together, is having them glued together and then glued to the
bottom of the scalding hot water.

Which, by the way, doesn't melt cold wax.

So, now I'm stuck to the bottom of the tub as though I had cemented myself to the porcelain!! God bless the man who had convinced me a few months ago to have a phone put in the bathroom!!!!!

I call my friend, thinking surely she has waxed before and has some secret of how to get me u ndone. It's a very good
conversation starter. 'So, my butt and hoo-ha are glued together to the bottom of the tub!'

There is a slight pause. She doesn't know any secret tricks for removal but she does try to hide her laughter from me.

She wants to know exactly where the wax is located,
Are we talking cheeks or hoo-ha?'

She's laughing out loud by now . I can hear her. I give her the rundown and she suggests I call the number on the side of the
box. YEAH!!!!! Right!! I should be the joke of someone else's night.

While we go through various solutions. I resort to trying to scrape the wax off with a razor. Nothing feels better than to have
your girlie goodies covered in hot wax, glued shut, stuck to the tub in super hot water and then dry-shaving the sticky wax off!! By now the brain is not working, dignity has taken a major hike and I'm pretty sure I'm going to need Post-Traumatic Stress counseling for this event.

My friend is still talking with me when I finally see my saving grace....the lotion they give you to remove the excess wax.
What do I really have to lose at this point? I rub
some on and OH MY GOD!!!!!!! The scream probably woke the kids and scared the dickens out of my friend. It's sooo painful, but I really don't care.


It works !!' I get a hearty congratulation from my friend and she hangs up. I successfully remove the remainder of the wax and
then notice to my grief and despair... THE HAIR IS STILL THERE.......ALL OFIT!
So I recklessly shave it off. Heck, I'm numb by now. Nothing hurts. I could have amputated my own leg at this point.

Next week I'm going to try hair color......

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

New watch...

Look at this beautiful watch!!! I spied this last year at Long Beach Quilt show and this year I splurged at bought me one...

The buttons are "vegetable ivory buttons" circa 1840...these come from the seeds of a palm tree & each one is hand carved and painted.
I'm in heaven!!
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