Friday, May 26, 2006

Weekend is here!

Well, my long weekend officially started yesterday afternoon. I'm taking a vacation day today and Tuesday, that's a five day weekend. We're not going anywhere, except for moving our daughter to her new place. I'll be meeting my dh at my cousin's house which we will be spending the night and then moving the big items tomorrow. We'll drive back home Saturday night. We're having a bbq on Sunday to kick off the summer. So we have to get this moving done and get home, I have lots to do!

Anyway, I worked my butt off around the house yesterday. I've been desperately trying to clean our spare bedroom, which is really a dumping ground for stuff. I want to be able to go in there and do my crafts or sit with my laptop or gaze out the window. I was up until 10:00pm and I got alot done. I found alot of old patterns and fabrics and UFO's. Which right now are in the garage waiting for me to go through when I get a quiet moment. I'm just about tossing out or donating many things, textbooks from college days (actually, I went to college later in life), binders of school work, why am I hanging on to these things?? Dd's childhood books (I hate to part with them), old clothes, purses, books, magazines -- I need to start making decisions. I've been watching Neat and I'm just going to be like the organizer, Hellen, and be firm with myself. Once this room gets cleared, I can decorate and read, sew, cross-stitch, scrapbook, or just clear my mind and think, but right now it's not happening and it never will if I don't do something.

Okay, I'm out the door, have a great weekend.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Memorial Day weekend ahead?

I can't believe it's almost here! Oh my, and so much has been going on lately -- our daughter has already finished her 3rd year of college at Long Beach State and this weekend we are moving her into her new digs in Huntington Beach. Lucky girl, she's so excited. She's moving into a condo with two other college girls. My dh has been busy with grading finals, travels with work, and classes of his own that he is taking and in the meantime, I'm "holding down the fort", but we should be finished with the moving on Saturday and then our first backyard party is on Sunday. Woohoo! I haven't done too much planning, I have one cousin bringing potato salad and corn on the cob, my other cousin is making baked beans, I'll supply the burgers and dogs. Anyway, it's sort of last minute, but we all are anxious for the weekend and ready to kick back and party!

I've manged to do a little crafting and collected a few more vintage patterns. I started a quilt project with the children at work. It's sort of an ongoing thing with them, because with the amount of time we have in the mornings and the pace of the program it's hard to stick with it, but we try. I'll try to post some photos next week.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Weekend notes

I had a great weekend. Yesterday, after much running around on Friday and Saturday morning, I finally was able to drive up to my cousin's house in Los Angeles and stayed the night. Dh had already left for Florida early that morning. DD was home working on last minute projects that are due this week for her classes, but we had planned to meet today and visit my Aunt where they had a bbq. Anyway, my cousin always has something for me and I was happy to receive this little bunch of vintage patterns tied up in a cute ribbon. She thought I would like them (she knows me!). Here are two more patterns.

Oh, and my Mother's Day gift -- so glad to receive a cookbook of one my favorite chefs! I love cookbooks!

Vintage McCall's


Vintage McCall's
Originally uploaded by tweetysnest.
I love these, my head is swimming with ideas!

Vogart transfers


Vogart transfers
Originally uploaded by tweetysnest.
I'm excited to receive a packet of transfers and craft patterns from my cousin. More photos to follow.

Friday, May 12, 2006

I'm back!!

I can't believe it has been this long since I've blogged. I guess I just forgot about it. I haven't been able to check my favorite blogs and I'm way behind and lost! Life has been very busy, aside from the fact that I'm desperately trying to lose weight, it has me totally frustrated. I have been tracking my points, calories, etc. I saw a trainer, which I really want to hire, but my financial situation looks grim, so I'm spending my days at the gym on my own for now. Which is really taking up some of my precious time. I have also been working extra hours at work, and by the end of the day I'm too pooped to get on the computer. I talked to my Mom last night and she wants to come visit in July. Then we just got a letter from our dear friends in England and they will be in the area in June and would like to see us! Yikes!

As for crafts of any kind it's not happening! I keep saying I'm going to go into the spare bedroom and set up my sewing machine and get busy. I have some projects that I want to finish and new ones that I want to start. I have cross-stitching that is collecting dust! I wish I can get my life together and be normal again. Sigh.

Dh is leaving for Florida tomorrow, maybe this is my chance to clean, organize and have a little down time. Well, after I come back from LA -- I plan on spending the weekend visiting relatives and going to a bbq at my Aunt's house on Mother's Day. Of course, my dd will be with me and it will be a pleasant weekend.

Halloween treat bags

Good morning! A quick craft share with mini treat bags. Very simple to put together, I'm looking forward to making these because I love...