Saturday, November 27, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
So...off he went today and brought back dinner. It was quite tasty. Marshall came over to join us. Since he didn't answer his phone today to tell us if he was joining us, he ended up with a small one. The other small is cooked, cleaned and ready for a lobster roll for Parker tomorrow. (the bigger 2 were 2-1/2 lbs. each and the smaller ones were 1-1/4 lb.)
Kendra decided on a car today. Boy, was she fast!! When she decides on something, she takes action. She'd done her homework, got advise/suggestions from her main squeeze and headed out to do some test driving. She was quite funny when we got out of the Mini Cooper, which she's drooled over for years. She immediately said, "Well, that's now OFF my bucket-list!"
She ended up getting the 1st car she test drove. A Honda Insight (hybrid). She didn't get it to be green, she got it because she liked the features...hatchback for her pooch and bike. Plus, they can get leather seats for her (that's for the pooch). And...she said it was more of a 'grown up' car than the others she was thinking about. She should take delivery either Monday or Tuesday (they want it on their books this month!) The salesman was ordering the leather for the seats today. As soon as that comes in, they'll give her a 'loaner' for a few days while they re-cover the seats. She's one happy person! BTW - She's had her current car (1998 Mercury Tracer) for 13 years. Got her through high school, college + 6 years post graduation. Boy was that a great investment on our part:-)
Off to watch the Chicago Indy car race. Go Team Penske. Even though I'm in love with Helio Castroneves, I hope Will Power takes the win to really give himself a bigger lead in the points.
...my little girl is all grown up and getting a new car!! Hopefully, she'll let me take a picture of her and her new 'toy' once she makes a decision and purchase.
Sure is fun helping someone else spend $$ on a car!!!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
So...before everything is moving back, baseboards & windows will be getting cleaned. It will be soooo nice to have new carpet AND a completely clean home!!
Not much in the sewing/knitting area done last week. My Mother's in the hospital and I've made several 2 hour trips to visit.
This past weekend brought TNNA to Columbus. Kendra & I met up with a ravelry friend for dinner Saturday. (she went with several on Friday night and went to an event with them) Then yesterday we headed back to the convention center and 'helped' a ravelry friend (who owns a yarn shop) by standing in line to get books signed by the authors. Lunch again with Jess. It was really great to finally put a 'real' face on them.
I did purchase fabric for Parker's quilt last week. Unfortunately, it's still sitting there uncut. At this point I think I'll wait until my new studio is put together to start on it.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Earlier in the day I did the machine quilting on the little purple quilt I put together several weeks ago. I never did get my hands on a quilt foot so I just used my walking foot (which I'm in love with by the way). I stitched almost all the binding while catching up on some dvr watching. I also got the binding on the blue Rail Fence quilt from an earler post. I'm hoping to get that binding hand stitched tomorrow, then I'll post pictures of both.
Monday, May 17, 2010
I dug this fabric out, which I've had for years and have no clue when/where I bought it. I wasn't sure about the stripe while cutting and making the strips, but now I LOVE it! Split Rail is one of my favorite baby quilt patterns. The stripe gives an otherwise pastel, traditional baby quilt a little 'punch'. Still no quilt foot so planning on stitching the blocks together tomorrow.
Here it is:
2-1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. vinegar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. sour cream
green cabbage, shredded
carrots, finely shredded/chopped
onion, finely chopped
green pepper, finely chopped
Mix all ingredients well. Store in a glass jar in refrig. (keeps for a LONG time)
**This recipe does not do well to pre-mix the slaw ahead of time.
Friday, May 14, 2010
So...I might have to move one of my machines onto the dining room table so I can get some things done IF I can get to it. Everything's neatly put in the guest room, but it's a matter of not killing myself on my search.
Today is deck cleaning day. First it was way too cold to do it, then the rains came. I'm willing to help get it done so I can get my curtain panel up and have the deck finished. THEN I'll post pictures.
My travel buddy & I decided we 'needed' another trip and are planning to go to Indianapolis when she's on break between quarters from school next month. This will be a mid-week trip and only 1 night. Even though we just went in March, I guess this will make up for not going last year. I've never had a 'project' in the making on any of our trips, whether it was knitting or sewing/quilting. THIS time I plan to have a specific project in mind. Last time we were there we hit some really great quilt shops and will probably focus on that rather than yarn shops.
...off to drag a sewing machine downstairs to get some sewing done before we start on the deck.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
This week was productive. We decided to replace the awning on our deck. Bill & Parker torn apart the old one and Bill & I headed to Jo Ann Fabric for some outdoor fabric. We also have a curtain on the west side of our deck so we can actually eat dinner outside without the sun killing us. We found some really neat lime(ish) green stripe for the awning and coordinating fabric for the curtain panel. They're done, ready to put up...but it's been raining ever since! Hopefully in a couple of days we can get them up and I can get some pictures taken and posted.
This week Parker & I are starting our 'room switch'. I'm clearing out my current design studio (aka sewing room) and painting. Then we're moving all Parker's stuff in it. THEN I get to paint his old bedroom and re-organize all my sewing tables, machines, plastic containers, etc. I've pretty much decided now is the time to replace the carpet in both rooms, while they're empty...now to tell Bill about it!
Time for lunch.