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

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I won I won lol just a little bragging!!!!!

Thank you so much for the chance to win your prizes. :)
I won these really cool patterns from Quilter's showcase aren't they just adorable
She is having another giveaway this week as well. Quilter's Showcase
I also won the hop into Fall blog hop giveaway at The Quilting Pirate. I have put the link so you can see the pictures of what I have won. The patterns are so cute. I love the kitty fabric. When the prize arrives, sometimes I get so busy, it is better to post my thank you' s right away.
Tonight it is so windy. The weather channel said this storm is worse than the one that sank the Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior back in the '70's. We have an record setting barometric pressure, with hurricane force winds. This is really eerie. I heard a crack but did not hear the tree fall. My son went out back to check, so far no down trees in our yard. I may have to stay up way past my bedtine every time I hear the cracking of the branches. The trees are only next to the house on 2 sides but the other sides the top will reach the house if they fall. I guess this is the spot where I ask the angels to put a cover over my house where my roomate and son and I sleep. (I am such a Wuss).
We lost cable around 10:00pm, which wasn't good as I wanted to watch the news for a story on a family from Minneapolis who the father and 3 of the sons went down in a plane. The news was going to show the recovery efforts on what they will do to try and track down the plane. So far we have electricity, but I did get the oil lamps out just in case, the power is out in several areas all around us (Linwood, East Bethel). My son also said if it goes out nothing will happen until morning to fix it. Not much to read by LOL but if the flame is high enough it can be done.
Still no full time employment on the horizon but there is another job that has opened up a little over an hour south of me. It takes awhile on some of the county jobs, because they have the test date, the job isn't available for interviews until after the testing is completed.
I did apply to accuquilt to be a demonstrator. Talk about a fun job!!!! I will just have to make sure I leave most of my money at home. The quilt store I picked up my shop hop prize from August had an end of bolt sale and if you took it all it was 2 dollars a yard. I bought a cute pattern instead of the fabric. Since I forgot my suitcase at home and was staying at my dad's all weekend I ended up going to the Goodwill and buying a change of clothes. The Goodwill has come a long ways. Some of the clothes I looked at still had the tags on from the store that donated them. Remember to support your local charity by shopping at the thrift store. Lots of cute clothes for next to nothing prices. The tan and green labels were only a dollar that day.
My sewing room is starting to take shape, I will post pic when it is done (I was to embarrassed to take before pic 6 years of working 2 or 3 jobs get the picture.) right now I only have 1 day a week to work on it. Seems the others are taken care of by 2 days at work, 3 days working the craft fair, 1 day vegetating and trying to get caught up and 1 day of running errands and gone all day with the magnetics.
I am trying a new chiropractor, say lots of prayers, the anxiety is rampant. I am hoping this will help, I don't want to be comfortable for the rest of my life, so I am seeking and looking for alternatives. When he said disk degeneration though I am a little nervous for the 1st appointment on Thursday. God has a way of helping us through all of this. He blessed me abundantly with the prizes and another blessing that I messed up royally. But He still loves me.
I also looked at the preview and seems blogger is showing no paragraphs, so if it is all messed up. LOL I did double check the spacing. So strange the things we have no control over which really bug us. Guess this is God's way of saying RELAX!!! something hard for me to do.
Have a great day and God Bless All of YOU!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

It is now Wednesday :) and a new giveaway

Hard to believe it is Wednesday already. Well just barely it is actually 12:34 am. I really should be in bed, but....then I talked to Mom on the phone, I straightened up her blog,( looks quite nice actually), and then she came back online...well you know what that means...I had to show her, her blog and chat a little more. I am so thankful that I still have both my parents. They are such fun people. Mom and I quilt and hang out, Dad and I do the craft fairs. I am so blessed. Then my son went out on an emt call so I of course had to wait up for him. Well now he has gone back to bed and mom has gone to bed... wish I could be an early to bedder and early riser.

Well the job search is slow. God keeps closing the doors and opening new venues to put my resume out there. I am just about done taking the county tests, will see if that leads to a job. So far the one that is open is 2.5 hours from home. Definitely be a new adventure there. On the upside my students are doing really well, They are a great group of people. Midterms will be due around October 18th, that is 3 completed (on paper) tax returns. I only have a couple that have no experience at all, the others have either done their own taxes or were prior employees of the company I work for.

Glenna over at Hollyhock Quilts is having a awesome giveaway for some Moda precuts. Seems she has an abundance and is going to bless soneone or someone's with some beautiful precuts. I would love to win that.

I actually won a prize from one of the bloghops. This is a book from Canton Village and it has the most awesome patterns in it. I haven't received it yet. I did the blog hop when I was doing my mini retreat at my dad's on the September 1st post. I showed the book to my sis and told her she (she is a libarian - need spell check here-) has to have this book for her library.

No finishes for September was just to busy. I am finally getting most of the boxes out of the living room. My sewing room is being filled with all the sewing goodies and fabric. Did you know the pants hangers will hold a quilt that is not batted. It will be so awesome having everything in one area. Hopefully no more lost blocks and I will find the ones I have misplaced when it is organized.

Well kidlets it is time to go to bed, unless one more person wants to chat. I don't have to work until 5pm today so I can stay up a tiny bit later but I do see the sandman around the corner.

I had a busy Saturday at the Stone Lake Cranberry Festival. Lot of people there, such a beautiful drive. As I was going down a hill Dad called and said look to the left sure enough there was a big black bear!!!!! To bad I had someone on my tail or I would have been able to pull over and take a picture. But!!!! I did get some really pretty scenery shots, sun wasn't shining but most turned out ok. Will post them when I am not falling asleep. (lol time to hit the hay)

Have a great Wednesday and God Bless All of YOU!!!!!!
Yall come back now ya here. :)