Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas gifts...

I made a quilt for RB. It was a lot of work and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

I made it with 2 Moda Jelly Rolls - it's all flannel.
I didn't have a pattern to follow - did a take on the split rail fence pattern. Of course because of this, at one point I had 13 blocks I had to take apart and sew differently. I was a tad aggravated - but I always felt like I would finish it.

I found the border fabric at Heartworks Quilt shop down in Fly Creek on route 28, the back came from Joann's fabric - I lucked out and found 108" wide fabric so I wouldn't have to sew two pieces together. I was so amazed at how well it all came together.

This was a fluke - we went to a winery and saw a "Redneck Wine" glass, it was a large mason jar on top of a candle stick but it was a little crooked and I didn't want to spend $8.00 for it. So the next day I was on a mission to find candle sticks, glass glue, beads and I already had mason jars in the basement - and I went to RB's house and we created our own version - called "Hill Billy Wine Glasses". They came out way better than I expected!

I also made dishcloths - knit ones - they came out great and I was able to make enough to give them to 9 people!!!!

Christmas was wonderful.... I feel very blessed to have RB, BP, and so many others in my life....

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas

It's a few days away, but I got all of my sewing done. WoooHoooo!!! I'll post pictures of what I've been doing after everyone gets their gifts, it's been a pleasure and therapy of a sort. My 3 month old sewing machine has lots of miles on it and it was a great pleasure to learn how to use it! (Without my mom over my shoulder!)

RB and I are heading to his family out in the Rochester area and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone! I've been to the cousins house 2 times - this will be the third - exciting! And I made something for all of the ladies! I just finished wrapping them all up.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - May peace, happiness, security, love and laughter be a huge part of your lives!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

7 Days

I think I've been in a time warp! How can there only be 7 days till Christmas???? How did I miss the passing of the days so quickly?

Well, I've been sewing like nuts and knitting - Henry and Einstein make sure that they are in my lap when I start knitting so that they can breath on the yarn - it's quite amusing as they know that they can't touch the yarn so they just get their noses as close as they can. Einstein thinks that the knitting needles are his personal scratching sticks - LOL. Try knitting with a cat head butting the needles, not easy.

Ah well - I have to get back to sewing - there are 7 days till Christmas, but I've really only got about 4 days to sew - lots of stuff going on!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Back on track

It's still bugging me that I don't have a job yet, but I can't change how companys' do their HR stuff - so instead I will keep sending out my resume and cover letters and seeing how much my RB and friends care about me with the phone calls and emails about jobs out's so wonderful to feel that caring!

I've been sewing up a storm! LOL - I will post pictures after Christmas - don't want to give away any presents! But I've learned a new thing called Quilt as You Go - WOW! it's fast and easy and I can make 4 placemats with 5-7 pieces of material in a few hours from start to finish! And they are so much fun. Of course I can't seem to get the sizes all identical - but then again if they were identical it wouldn't be as much fun! I'm also knitting dish clothes...those are fun too - if I can remember to pay attention to my counting.

Well - I've made pecan sandies aka nut balls this morning - nut cups and chocolate covered cherry cookies are next on the list. YUM! But have to go work on a project that is for a very special man in my's a doozie!

Merry Christmas,

Monday, December 5, 2011

how is it done?

I thought that I would have a job in a couple of weeks.

I have rose colored glasses apparently because that hasn't happened and not only that I haven't heard anything from anyone. My fault - I have come to the AWFUL conclusion that I was very well paid at my old job and can hope to make 3/5ths of what I was making before. I'm in shock. Financially, emotionally and every way possible. I don't know what to do anymore.

Well - I'm looking at other job options and we'll see....