I can do all things in Christ who strengthens ME!!!! Phil 4:13

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

It's Not Much But It Is A Finish!!!!

Well it was quite the effort. I just finished this towel I started in November. The pic isn't the greatest but I have already given it to the birthday girl. Busy month between shows, taxes and work. There is not time to craft.

God bless all of you. :)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Busy Week

It has been a busy week. No quilting done this week, just a tiny bit of stitchery. I worked all week and had company and was also gone one evening. I did have one evening home in the quiet. Next week will try and get a few projects started. I have most of the following weekend off. Have a great weekend and God Bless all of YOU!!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentines At The Mall

My Nephew Scot worked with me today and warned me not to put this on Facebook. So... I am posting it here.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Home Sick...But Look What I Did!!

It is no fun being home sick when you don't feel good. I just have trouble laying around so I sit and today I stitched almost all of the Butterfly Magic from Giggle Buttons. It is so cute I just have to stitch the circles on the butterfly then I can figure out how to make the little bag. Now the question of the day is how do I get the pencil markings off my fabric since I used a regular pencil to trace it.
I found the cutest butterfly fabric in my stash (was saving it for my butterfly quilt I started several years ago..shhh don't tell it's a UFO). Aren't they pretty. I really love my digital camera, not sure how I lived without it. I think the bag will be really pretty with these fabrics. I have a really pretty marble Moda in light purple I will be using as a contrasting color
Here are the latest of my Nice People Nice Things Quilt

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Company's Coming

I have company coming tonight :). I haven't had company for a long time and since I worked last weekend the house is a pit. I am so embarrassed. This is a friend I haven't seen since September or October. You know they are special friends when they say "I will help you move the stuff on the chairs so we can sit" AND you know they are coming to see you not your house. Have a great evening and God Bless You All!!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Valentines Day?????

I have just realized Valentines Day is this Saturday. Is it all it is it's cracked up to be. Just surfing the net and realizing there are other people out there who will be alone, either by choice or by circumstance. I found a website that has made me feel better about this holiday. the ideas are really great and I was going to take the day off to get some rest as well as maybe something done. Working 2 jobs really takes a toll on the energy levels as well as the house.

My last Valentines Day with my "EX" was not a very pleasant experience. He was soooooo...selfish. I went down and spent the nite with him (we were separated and living in Wyoming) and left for Minnesota to come see my failing Grandmother, who passed away while I was back visiting her. I was so blessed I was able to spend a whole week with her before she passed on. The selfish ex couldn't believe I left him alone on Valentine's Day.

I think it is all in perspective when we put other's needs before our own. I was starting to get depressed about another Valentine's Day flop. Now after reading the above link, I have realized it is us who make our holiday's and event's special to us. all of us single people out there, either by choice or by circumstance. No more depressing Valentine's Day, do something special for yourself. Buy your self a single long stemmed rose, a special dinner, and call someone else who you care deeply about and just make their day. Even though times are tough a phone call can just boost anyone's day and it is fairly a cheap way to be together even when separated by many miles.

I have decided to work this weekend just to get out of the house and not wallow in my own depressing self pity. Why stay home when I can brighten someone else's day. Valentine's day is like Christmas it should happen every day.
I opened my mailbox to a wonderful treat. I had signed up on the Giggle Buttons Club Hopefully I will find some time to trace out the pattern this week and I will have something fun to work on at the mall show. It is soooo....cute :)
Have a great day and God Bless all of you.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

A new Doooooo :)

Can you tell the before and after pic. Did I make a mistake, getting my hair cut. Of course this is right after the hair cut so it always has to be redone after you get home. It is 3 inches shorter and cleaned up around the face. This is what happens when boredom sets in at the mall. Seems not many shoppers out today. Fortunately for me the mall closes early tonight.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Friday at the Mall

Well here I am again. This mall is known for being slow and it is, but I have made lot rent so the rest of the weekend is working on profit.

Here is what part of my booth looks like from the webcam on my puter. Obviously it is fairly slow here or I would be selling instead of playing with my webcam and taking pic of myself. I could be looking at my dad's taxes which I brought with me to sort. Or I could be doing a bit of stitchery. Boredom so many things to do and here I sit playing on the puter. I love wireless at the mall, I can surf until the battery dies. Can chat with everyone. Clean out the email box. Crochet or work on a stitchery project and my favorite read. Hopefully sell but as you can see in the photo behind me not much action here.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

It's a Heat Wave :) 40 degree's

Well we finally had a break in the cold weather, AND they tell me it is going to be 40 tomorrow. We will finally be able to shed all the blankets (well a couple of them anyway) and the long johns. I have to get more batteries for my camera so I can take a pic of the most recent finished NPNT blocks. Not much quilting again this week, working at the mall again on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There is an upside to this mall. Leeann Chin's and Baja Sol. Chinese food is good but there isn't one where I live so I take advantage of the Bourbon chicken or terriyaki chicken and have to have the fried rice. Baja Sol has the best Peach Mango Salsa, they just let you take warm tortilla chips and all the salsa you want. They have other kinds as well but I am just hooked on the Peach mango. I really have to find the recipe. Then there is the Mango LOL I have to find out what one actually looks like before I can buy it. Mangoes just don't seem to grow well in the Northern tier of our country.

Well I am off to finish the dishes, make a tuna salad for part of the meals at the mall. Too expensive to eat there 3 days in a row, both on the pocket book and the waist line. I also have to finish a table cloth for my booth. And then there is the laundry. I really think it is bed time what do you think.

Have a great day tomorrow TGIF although I go by TGIT (4 day work week) Thank God It's Thursday :). God Bless you all and thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Hump Day Tomorrow

Not much news this week. Finished 43 bedspreads. 2 days of grueling sweatshop labor. Seriously it wasn't bad just like sewing the binding on 43 quilts. The company was good. The food excellent as I don't get to eat out or other peoples cooking very often. I did stop at the Quilt store in St. Cloud, and bought (couldn't pass it up) some fabric the Psalm fabric. It is really cool has verses of many different Psalms, I know one quilt is going to get a few pieces of it. To bad it is so expensive $7.50 for a fat quarter sized panel. I also bought an electric scissors this weekend, actually Mom bought it, now I just have to decide if it is my birthday present or repay her. Big decision since my birthday isn't until July. I can just see the possibilities with my sore knee I will be able to cut the batting and border fabric so much easier. The scissors were on sale more than half off. We used them on the bedspreads and it was great until they malfunctioned. I just returned them and got a new pair.

Well have a great hump day and God Bless all of you.