Sunday, September 25, 2005
Saturday, September 24, 2005
I just discovered this great little tool which may help with my weight loss journey. My cousin and I are both going to Weight Watchers and she lost 3.8, too. She is doing flex and I'm on core. I hope I can get to my goal by Christmas.
Have a great evening, or what's left of it.
Monday, September 19, 2005
Fancy coffee table? No, it's really one of those blue Rubbermaid tubs full of stash! I'm pretty spoiled around here, I have the laptop to my left on the couch. Just in case I'm too lazy to get up and walk to the office.
As for work, today the school district had a district-wide staff meeting and your choice of class after the meeting (like an inservice). It was short work day for me, because I'm a part-timer I'm not required to stay the full 8 hours. It was nice not having to go in to work this morning and face the onslaught of children that we've had since school started. That's not going to change until next summer (sigh).
Have a great evening everyone!
Sunday, September 18, 2005
Block 8: Three Story with Dormers
Actually, this block is finished except for the embroidery around the tree. Since I noticed the other block's windows are not finished I'm going to work on those this month and get them out of the way. Today it's back to Dutch Duplex and finish it for sure, and then cross-stitching again. Oh, I'm not the greatest quilter, as you can tell. This is my first real hand applique quilt. Others I've done are on the machine, but my machine doesn't do the best of stitches. I would like to take a quilting class when work slows down a bit.
Saturday morning my cousin and I went to Weight Watchers. I really didn't want to go down that road again, but I must. She's desperate to get the weight off before her son's wedding in January, and I just want to fit back into my clothes again! By then we both should be at our goal weight or should I say, back to our goal weight!. Wish us luck!
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
I love collecting dishes. These cups I collected last summer and I have them displayed on my hutch. In the near future I want to put shelves up in my dining room and display my collection of dishes. Right now I have many dishes stored in the garage because there is just not enough room on my hutch. Maybe I need a bigger hutch! Anyway, I love these cups. If you like Bailey's you may remember these.
Have a great day!
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Anyway, I came home did a little paperwork, watched the news, went online, and then made lunch. I had my dentist appt. today, which I don't mind too much, but sheesh I was there for almost 3 hours! My day was shot after that. I got home just in time to rattle those pots and pans! I have nothing planned tomorrow afternoon, so I'm going to make it a productive day. I don't know which craft I'm going to do, but it will be something with a needle and thread involved. Of course, I'll be reading other blogs, I just love to see what others are doing -- there are some really clever people out there, who must be great at prioritizing their time, because I can never be able to accomplish anything!
Monday, September 05, 2005
I received them monthly from Keepsake Quilting. I've completed 7 out of the 12 blocks, except for the embroidery that needs to be done. I think I may re-do 3 of the blocks. I must have experimented at the time and appliqued them by machine. I don't like it. So those will have to be re-done. Anyway, I spent the better part of the day working on block #8. I'm almost done, except the embroidery, of course, but that will come. I need to buy silk ribbon. Each block is a kit with pattern and fabric, but doesn't come with floss or silk ribbon. I will post my progress here, as well as other projects that I have started or trying to finish or in the middle of. That way I think it will keep me on task and inspire me to finish my craft projects.
So my September goals are:
finish Quilted Village block #8
finish little bird cross-stitch
Bent Creek October Curls
continue the Folk Sampler by Dreamer's Tapestry
I think that's enough for now. I already know that I'll be subbing extra hours at work this month, so hopefully I can stick to these goals. Who knows, I may be adding other projects as the weeks go by.
Take care everyone!
Sunday, September 04, 2005
Today is a lazy day. We'll be going to backyard party later today. Other than that I just want to stay home and stitch again. Although my dd is wanting me to take her to the mall, so I may have to squeeze that in. She'll be going back to school on Tuesday and wants to leave today.
Oh, I almost forgot! I received two more patterns from ebay auctions. One is a vintage apron pattern and the other is a Vogart transfer pattern, "Dutch Treat". I am falling in love with vintage embroidery. I've always liked them, whenever my cousin Chris and I go "antique shopping", I always head straight for the linens with embroidery on them. I bought a few, but I want to make my own. I was excited when I opened the envelope and there were other transfers enclosed, some that I have been wanting.
Take care and have great weekend!