Thursday, May 31, 2007

just a quick update

Hey everyone, I just got told I needed an update on here since I haven't posted in a little while...thanks Wende! And, this will be for you since it's more words than pictures ~MAYBE! :) Oh, and for everyone reading this, make sure you click on the link and visit Evidently. She's got some AMAZING pictures of one of the most beautiful places on earth!! :)
So, what the heck have I been up to in the last week since I haven't been posting anything. Well, hmmmm, let's see.

Saturday, I drove BY MYSELF to Algoma and Kewaunee to go to the antique shops down there. I didn't find any good OLD stuff, but I found these babies. Converse Chucks as the kids nowadays call them. They were $12 bucks. I couldn't pass them up, but now I have to find someone to fit into them! :) I do have someone in mind.

Sunday was spent at church, then playing. Anisa spent the day at a friend's house, and the rest of us just hung out. It was nice to have a day like that.

Monday was Memorial Day. We went downtown to the dedication ceremony of the War Veteran's Memorial. It would have been really nice, except someone didn't think to shut down the street for the hour and most of what we heard was cars and Harley's. It was a bummer. I thought it would a good thing to take the girls to so they would possibly understand what sacrifices others have made for us to live like we do. So, since we didn't hear it there, we talked to the girls about it later. Afterward, we had a BBQ with some friends over here. The kids played outside and we got to visit and eat yummy food! :)

Here is a little quilted "thing" I made for Ben at Robot Comix. You should go there because it's very cute and entertaining. I guess this "thing" is a little wallhanging or a table decoration. It's about 7.5" x 7.5" so Ben can do whatever he wants with this little decorative thing. I just figured he could use a little Mailbox Love. :)

And now for some wildlife, because, what would my blog be without some pictures of the wildlife in my backyard?! We have a couple of baby bunnies out under the bushes in our neighbor's yard. They have been coming out to eat lately and here is one eating a dandelion puff. So cute!

This morning I heard a new song outside. I couldn't see who was making the cute noise, then saw THIS! A Baltimore Oriole!!!! I was thrilled. They are hanging around a little bit since my neighbor has grape jelly out. :) I need to get some today on my Green Bay adventure.

So, as you all know, now, I'm heading to Green Bay today. I am in desperate need of groceries, and I like to do a monthly food run to Super Walmart and Sam's Club. I also have to run to Home Depot. I WILL NOT be going to any fabric stores which just hurts, but I'm saving myself for Fabric Depot in about 30 days!!!!!!

I hope you all are having a wonderful day and have a super fun fantastic weekend!! :)

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Got cheese?

I figured since I live in the "Cheese" state, I should have a cheese quilt. The problem.....I couldn't find a pattern. So, being the creative type, I decided to MAKE a pattern. And here is the result.

I need some creative advice, tho. I can't decide if I want to do more quilting on it. Should I add some swirlies in the cheese blocks? Should I just leave it alone? What???? Comment, advice, ANYTHING!! :)

I DID quilt the names of different cheeses between the blocks. I like how that turned out, I just wish I had used darker yellow/gold thread.

I paper pieced the cheese blocks, which I love, because it's fairly accurate (even I can mess up on paper piecing, but not usually!). Then I appliqued the little dots on some of the blocks for "holes". One of the ladies at the quilt shop suggested reverse applique! DUH! Oh well. Too late now. :) Now I have to figure out where I want to hang it. I thought I'd hang it close to the kitchen, since it IS food. :)

Monday, May 21, 2007

Oh My! She's 13

Well, my baby is now a teenager. I no longer have any CHILDREN, I now have only TEENAGERS! Pray for me! :) tee hee

Here's Sara on her birthday. We went to Olive Garden in Green Bay for her birthday meal. We usually go out to dinner, but Anisa had to babysit that evening, so we went down for the day. She got a digital camera, a shirt, a Relient K CD, um, I can't remember what else. :) Oh, she got some money from Great Grandparents H and she bought herself some black and white checkered Vans. Just like the ones I used to wear in high school! ha! She got money from Mija Grandma for a pedicure! spoiled.

The flowers are from Kirsten (her one and only violin teacher in WA!). Aren't they beeeyooteeful??!! Yea, she thinks she's pretty special.

I'm sure she'll have fun being a teenager, I just hope I can survive it!

Fabric Diet

I was happily reading along on my favorite blogs and came across Anne's blog where she mentioned that she was going on a Fabric Diet. I thought, wow, I need to do that! I don't have as much fabric as some of the chicks I know, but I do have quite a bit that needs using. So, I got the badge from Kim at A Peach in Stitches, now I'm committed! Now I CANNOT buy any fabric, at least for this month. I plan to make a trip to Fabric Depot (hopefully with a bunch of bloggy, crafty, quilty friends) in July when I'm in WA, so the diet will have to go to the wayside for that day. Now, I must go sew....finishing a project that will be posted asap! :)

Friday, May 18, 2007

Lots of random stuff

Well, I haven't posted in a while. It's not because I haven't had time, or the desire. It's just because I haven't. :) So, without further ado, I will post some of what's been going on here. :)

My little Sara went to semi-formals last week. She's been talking about this forever, but we told her the grades had to be good. She pulled them up and got to go. Here she is getting ready to head out. Tomorrow she turns 13! Where does the time go? Heck, only 5 more years til she moves out! :) tee hee

Anisa has been taking Jazz dance. She likes it, but has decided to quit for now because for dance team, she has to take ballet. This is Anisa and Andrea at the recital the school had. It was very cute, especially the little 2 and 3 year olds dancing.

Here is the quilt I made for my friend whose husband died. I wish I could be there to give her a hug myself, but this will have to do.

Ok, I went up north BY MYSELF to look at the little antique shops that have now reopened. Things around here close down for the winter, and that's pretty much EVERYTHING up north of us. It's kind of wierd, but whatever. So, they're open now, and this little chicken bell was sitting on the shelf waiting for me to buy it. So I did. :)

And one last parting shot. This is Miss Tango. I've posted pics of her before, but this is just too cute to not put on here. We've kind of created a little monster. We let her run around in the living room (wood floors) and she hates being in her cage now. Well, who wouldn't hate being in a cage?! Anyway, she's a little fluffly lovebug. :)

Now, today, I'm working on a new project, but I'll have to post about that later...when I figure out what the heck I'm doing! :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

7 Random Things about ME meme

Kim at Kim's Northwoods Discoveries tagged me to do this 7 things meme.

Here are the rules: Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. You need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they have been tagged and to read your blog!

1. I love squirrels. Duh

2. I think camping in a trailer is CAMPING. :) We don't have a tv in our trailer, and if you put 4 people in a 19 ft. trailer that's ROUGHING IT.

3. 70 degrees is the warmest I like. Anything higher, put me in front of the A/C!

4. I like popcorn with chocolate chips ~ or other chocolate, like favorite.

5. I KNOW for certain, that I want to retire in Cannon Beach, OR....the most fabulous place in the universe.

6. I have really short, fat, little toes, my family says they look like Barney Rubble toes. :)

7. I love my bright blue 1993 Ford Aerostar named Baby. I love her color, I love the room inside, I love being high up, and I just love her!! Someday, when I'm a trucker, I'm going to buy a Kenworth T2000 with a flatbed trailer to haul Baby around! Now, how random was that??!! :) hee hee

Ok, so now I tag ~

Happy Zombie
Wende at Evidently
Chris at Wisconsin Freeze
Michelle Sews
Michelle at Oil Cloth Junkie
Patti at Quilting is My Passion

Monday, May 07, 2007

Churn-Dash Cherries

Here is my latest little quilt. It's about 43"x 43". I found the pattern in the December 2004 copy of American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine (can you believe someone is selling it on ebay?). The pattern is called Candy Cane Quilt by Darlene Zimmerman. The original is supposed to be Christmas-y, ya know, like a candy cane, but I found this cherry fabric that looked so cute and summery, I had to do something with it. I like how the top turned out. My quilting leaves something to be desired, but heck, I don't care. It's done and up. And I like it! :)

I've already started my next quilt. It's for a friend of mine whose husband died last week. I think she needs a quilty hug, don't you??