Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Hi everyone!
Been as slow slow week this week!  I have a good laugh for you this morning.
I make lunches for my husband and son at 4 am every morning as I get them out the door. Well we have been getting micro meal lately for something different than sandwiches. of course they don't like the same ones so they have to be marked to give the right ones !  Well yesterday at lunch time I got a texted message from my son mad at me "Why did I bother to mark my meals mom if you still give me the wrong ones!"
needless to say I wasn't very pleased with him as I Know I checked before I pulled them from the I wrote him back to that affect. then I got this message and photo back from him  (You have to love technology!!)

Yup I sent the wrong one! the letter K I thought I saw was a pair of scissors on the box!!! I guess I need my glasses in the mornings!!!

I have been working a little this week on my sister-in-laws quilt but have alot to go yet  and worked on some hand sewing but mostly I got the new boms blocks for this month ready for applique.  I have all the material cut out and turned and pinned the only one I have left to do is Esthers forget me knot for this month. I have the pattern traced to freezer paper but I haven't picked my material yet hopefully I will get to that today.
Well I hope everyone has a great week and happy sewing!!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012


I have been busy this week, My husband has been working late hours so I have gotten a lot  of sewing done.
I worked on my mini quilts for this year and sewed them together.


x-mas gifts
x-mas gift

printed out my BOM so far this month and traced to freezer paper. today I hope to get them ready for sewing but we will see.

Then I have been working on the quilt for my brother and sister-in-law.  I have to cut more white strips today to finish the border then I will have to decide on what to put where !!

I made little beds for Gizmo to sleep on for the winter I promised her a while back to replace her little quilt after the big girls ruined it on her but I just now got to it!! I made a small mattress then a quilt for the basket then a small quilt for under her hidy hole  and an extra pillow for the floor. now I just need to get a move on and make some warm jackets for winter for them all. I never would have thought I would be putting coats on big dogs but we ended up with two dogs with hardly any hair and they really feel the cold and I don't want to have to keep going to the vet this winter!!


I have a pile of hand sewing ready for the weekend now. I can't use my machine during football so I have to have plenty of hand sewing to keep me going!! I have a small net book that I can sit and watch show on so I set it up on a table in front of me while I work with a pair of headphones ! that way I don't bother the husband!!works pretty good. well I hope you all have a great week.

Oh and my new used fridge works great now and the ac is fixed and works better than it did before!! waiting for a call back from the repair people for a price on the two bathrooms. I will be glad to get them fixed up finally. hopefully before x-mas then just the livingroom floor to be redone again this year  so we will see how it goes.


Wednesday, September 5, 2012



What a month this has already been!!  I swear if I didn't have rotton luck I wouldn't have any!!!
We will have to be very careful this next New Year to see who is our first footer!!

My husband was off from Friday until Tuesday for Labor Day weekend. We had so much planned. L.O.L

You guessed it nothing went accordingly!!!

Went to get the title and regestration don on all the vehicles only got the tags for one done. Son had to take off work early to get his title work filled out and go back with it. Husband had to go to his parents house 2 hour drive one way to get his title work completed!! He planned to stay the night there and son went to Spring Texas with friends for the night. Should have been a nice quite night right!! Had my bath with lovely bubbles and a glass of wine read a few chapters of my book then went to bed.
About two hours later my little Gizmo woke me and the girls ( dogs and cats!!) up barking and nipping me.
I turned my light on and the room was filled with smoke and the smell was awful. The blower motor on my A/c unit caught fire and the fire alarms went off a few minutes later. Had to have the fire department to the trailer and the neighbour came and helped me with the animals. Luckily it was just the motor and the fumes were sucked through the trailer. So I had to call my husband and tell him to come home in case it caught up again. I was here with no car  of course!!Kyle came home as well.

My husband took the blower apart himself and they ordered the parts couldn't get them until tuesday.
So we had to put the  window units back in but only one still worked. Luckily my friend had her small one for hurricane time and let us borrow it for the bedroom.

It gets better!

Saturday night my Husband goes to his friends down the road for beer and to play pool. Thought I would have a quite night this time. went to bed got up at 11 when I realized he wasn't home yet. Let the dogs out to bathroom and a creature ran in the house!!  It was only about 2 inches long but It was weird looking!!
I thought I had a lizard and I went chasing it down the hall wall (I didn't have my glasses on!) When I caught up to it I saw it had spikes all over it and a whipping tail with a spike like a scorpion thank goodness I didn't catch it in my hands!! I still don't know what kind of critter it was! I of course made the mistake of calling down to my husband and asking if it was safe to pick i t up. Yup the men thought it was hillarious. So down to the house they all come (don't know how they could even walk to get here!!) and I had three grown men looking all through the hall to find it. They found it , Left it and ran!!! They didn't know what it was either but
the tail kept trying to strike  them . Guess I wasn't so dumb after all.!
Happily I found it have eaten the next day in the cats area they caught it and killed it.

The next morning I go to the fridge to get milk out and the fridge was warm. You got it  the fridge went out!!
So we had to find a fridge as my one was filled with groceries. we just shopped the other day and had a bunch of meat in it as we planned a bbq.  Out came the ice chests and down to the store for ice my son went.
A short time later we get a call Dad come get me my tires are flat...................  Mind you not one tire oh no three!
He went through a section of road where an accident had happend and bust three tires!
So now we had to find a fridge and three new tires!!~ and Ac parts  .
In stepped the neighbours and family so they helped us get everything taken care of.
Yesterday the parts for the ac came  and my husband got it put back together. He woke me up  in the middle of the night wanting his quilt as he was cold!!

Yesterday was really a nice day I cleaned the house up re loaded the fridge and then was able to sit and finally get some hand applique done. I finished three more small wall tops for Grandma and started on the fourth only one more to go.

Then I can catch up on August BOMs and make a start on Septembers.  I haven't gotten any more of my Crinoline done either so I will really have to make myself sit and work on it this month.
Well I hope all of you have a great week  I hope maybe I gave some of you a laugh today ! If we don't take time to laugh at our disasters we might as well give up!! Speak to you all next week. Have fun Sewing!!