Friday, June 27, 2008


Hi! I am so excited to see I had 5 comments to my new updated site. That is great. I am really pumped to do more to the site and work on more postings.
I had to work yesterday but today is errand day. My older daughter just left for work and I will take the younger one with me and then we will get some lunch before heading home.
Then it will be time to work on the blog to get music added to it now that my friend has told me how. I can't wait for that. I am then going to try and work on the quilt for this same friend. She is in the process of adopting her son from China and I promised her a quilt so I need to get cracking on that. It's a great scrap quilt and if I get enough of it put together I will take a picture and post it here.
This is the summer of finishing things I have started. I worked last night on a large pink granny square afghan that I am crocheting. I am going to give it to the Breast Cancer group for a donation but I don't think it's going to be big enough so I have to find another color to finish it with. I have 3 quilts for them that are done and one more I have to finish.
I am still hung up on this crazy game called Diner Dash. I finally last night finished a level I have been trying to finish for almost a year. I finally have this crazy thing figured out. It's really a fun game and I get to share it with my 2 girls as we are all playing it.
Time to get my errands done. Thanks again for stopping by and I hope to have more info and goodies on here later this weekend. Have fun and be safe!!

This is a picture of Gretchen, our German Shepard rescue who will be 10 in October. She is a love and a camera ham!!! We just love her to death. We also have a yellow lab and I will add her picture too!!
This is our yellow lab Daisy who will be 5 in two weeks. We have had her since she was about 12 weeks old. She is a love too and thinks she is a lap dog. Here she is testing out one of my quilts to make sure people will enjoy cuddling with it!! LOL

Till later,


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Is it late or early?

I am not sure why I am up so late {it's 12:24 am!!} but I was playing around on the computer and gave the blog a bit of a face lift. What do you think? I am going to add more tomorrow but I thought I would see how this looks. I like the new background but really want a quilty type but settled for this scrapbooky look.

I am also trying to figure out how to add music to this....not sure what song but I would like to see if I like the music playing or if it will drive me and everyone else crazy.....LOL

I have been working so haven't had much time to write. I have been working on a customers t-shirt quilt and have one done but her husband had so many shirts I think I am going to be making another one...right now this one is a queen size and I just have to add the borders. I will take a picture and show you tomorrow.

I am also still trying to get a handle on the laundry. I think the clothes are like rabbits and they keep multiplying. I will get more done tomorrow while I am sewing.

I don't know how many of you play computer games but I am hooked on two. One is a patchwork game where you have to put the pieces of a quilt together....very addicting.

Another is called Diner Dash. My daughter started us on this game about 2 years ago and its fun. We have 4 versions of it on this laptop and our large home computer. There are always two of us playing it. I mostly play during breaks from school or summertime. I am stuck on a level and have to see if the girls have any hints for me to make it to the next level. It's a nice brain break from working.

Well kiddos....I had better head to bed. See you all tomorrow.....maybe I can get some quilting done of my own this week!!!

Marie (this is a QOV {Quilt of Valor} I did a while back that now belongs to a soldier!)

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Summer Days are here!!

The same week we all got out of school I went camping with my daughter's JROTC group. We had a great time and only had rain for one day. The kids did a ropes course (high and low) and team building games and a rock climbing wall and was quite an adventure. I loved it and the kids did a great job too. I was proud of all of them over 200+ high school kids and not one health emergency all week....truly amazing.

After that week we started settling into our summer schedule of sleeping late, staying up later and playing games, shopping during the day and eating lunch out. My girls and I are enjoying all this time together. We don't get enough of it during the school year because of our nutty schedules. Of course in between all this my older daughter is working two part time jobs and I am also working and trying to get some extra money made.

We are also trying to find a good day that we can take the dogs to the dog beach. I bought Daisy her new prong collar and took her to the vet yesterday so her ears could get checked. The good thing is it wasn't ear mites just a bacterial infection so she is on meds for that. Of course when we left the house Gretchen was crying like someone was beating her. They hate being seperated from each other. They are too funny. Today they did get their cheeseburgers for lunch though so they are happy campers right now.

I am trying to finish up some of my quilts too and have 2 here that I need to put the binding on. I will get pictures done and put them here when I am finished with them. I also want to finish my other projects this summer too. One of them being a book that I started reading over 2 years go. My goal is to get that done before school starts again in the fall.

Have a good weekend. Talk to you soon!!


Monday, June 9, 2008


School is over for another year! It was great fun and I had a blast with my kids. In our school on the last day all the teachers, staff and kitchen help go out on the bus ramp with noise makers and as the busses roll out we yell and make noise and say goodbye. It's kind of sad as the 5th graders are leaving for middle school. Some of the other students are moving away so they won't be back next year either.

Next year will be fun because I am going to be teaching kindergarten. I am looking forward to the challenge and I think it will be a great change. Today I moved out of my old room and into my new classroom. I have everything in my closets and everything will stay there until the first week of school for teachers sometime in August.

I am glad to be out of school and now I can get some of my projects done here at home. One major item to get done are some of my quilting UFO's and also to clean my studio. It's a mess in here and I clean it out every summer and it still manages to get wrecked by August.