Friday, August 28, 2009

Update on the Rainbow Quilt

I finally decided on a lay out for the rainbow quilt and got it all put together.I took the "brown" centers out and replaced them with red with white polka dots (as Anthony requested). The first border is the red with white polka dots. I next two borders are going to be the rainbow colors. I have them cut and ready to add. I will probably do that tomorrow after I get home from work.

We had Anthony here with us today. He spent a lot of time in my sewing room playing with my buttons. He just discovered my button box. I spent that time cutting out patches for TR's raggy work pants. He had two pairs of jeans and a pair of shorts that were in desperate need of patches. I finished them this evening and he will pick them up tomorrow when he comes to spend time with his Dad.

Today I sold some more of my treasures. One lady took a scrapbooking bag and another one took some of my Cricut cartridges.

The weather turned cold and rainy today. It was cold enough for a light weight jacket. I've had about enough of the hot muggy weather, but I'm not ready for the cold stuff to move in.

I am going to try to get to bed a little early tonight. Tomorrow I have to be to work by 9AM and I want to stop by TR's house before work so he can top off my brake fluid for me. My brake light keeps coming on for a few seconds, then it goes off. Something like that always makes me nervous.

Good night...

Monday, August 24, 2009

What I'm Working On

Here is the first picture of the new Rainbow Quilt that I am making for Anthony. He needs a new quilt for his "big boy bed". I finally finished all 80 blocks tonight. I played around a little with layouts. I'm not sure if I like this one or not. I will play some more tomorrow.

This afternoon I finished a mystery quilt that I started years ago. It's alright. It's finished and that is all that matters. I put it on my etsy and hopefully some one will fall in love with it and purchase it. The pictures I took of it aren't the greatest. I will try again tomorrow and take more pictures out side. If I get a good one I will post it here tomorrow.

This morning I put my Bernina Activa 210 sewing machine on Craigs list to sell. I'm not 100% certain I really want to sell it, but - do I really need two Bernina sewing machines???

I did a google search for "Old Fashion Rice Pudding" today and found a wonderful receipe. I have acquired a huge bag of long grain rice and now I need to find ways to use it up. You can be sure we are going to be eating a lot of rice pudding around here - and maybe some Spanish Rice. That sound good. I haven't had that in a long time.

I am reading "Total Money Makeover" by Dave Ramsey. Very interesting and informative book. I finally got a copy from the library. It has been a very long time since I had my last library card. I'm finding there is a lot of good stuff at the library.

I'm about ready to go down stairs and spend some time with Tony and have my glass of milk and cookies. I am working on a puzzle that I will probably finish tonight.

Good night, everyone. Talk to you again tomorrow...