Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

Here it is Memorial Day again and the official beginning of summer. I my especially thinking of my youngest brother, Lawrence E. Johnson, who was killed in Viet Nam back in 1966. If you Google him, you can read about him.

I am making good progress on Patches and Four Patches. I'm finally ready to add the first narrow border. I am hoping to put it together and pin baste it next Wed.. Maybe have it finished by the following Wed.??? I'm over half way aroung the binding on the Log Cabin quilt that I posted awhile ago. I really like that one. It seems as if it takes me forever to finish anything.

Yesterday evening Tony and I sat on the front porch and enoyed a dish of pistashio ice cream. Everything was nice and quiet. Very unusual around here. It was nice and enjoyable.

I need to get moving around here. It is going to be warm again today. After church I'm going to work at JoAnn Fabric's. With all of our holiday sales I expect we will be really busy.

Have a nice day and enjoy your weekend...

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Not a Good Day for Sewing

Yesterday was not a good day for sewing. I had intended to get a lot done on the quilt (I've named it "Patches & Four Patches") I'm making for a friend, but...I need to add more four patches and 5" patches. The top isn't wide enough. Of course I didn't have my extra four patches with me so I was at a stand still. "Bummer"... I did acquire another bag full of good scraps (all washed and pressed). I'm going to use my "GO" and cut the smaller pieced into more useable sizes.'s back to Patches & Four Patches...

Today is going to be warm again. I am enjoying the sunshine. It feels sooo good. I need to do some grocery shopping this afternoon. DH is almost out of his cold meat. I did three load of wash this morning and hung the majority of it on the clothes line.

I found out last night that AJ will be graduating from pre-K the middle of June. His "first graduation". How exciting is that??? He is growing up much to fast for this Grama.

I need to get a few things done around here. Take care, Everyone and have a nice day...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Warmer Weather

Good morning. We are finally getting some warmer weather around here. Yesterday the temp was 80+. AJ was here and we had a great day. We spent a lot of time outside. He got a new book at the book fair at school (Something about a racing car. I forgot the title) We sat on the front porch and read it a few times. We went for walks around the block. Later in the evening I went to his T Ball game. That is always fun.

Today I'm going quilting at the Senior Center. I intend to finish sewing the strips on the quilt I'm making for a friend. Hopefully I will get some of the borders on, too. I'm looking for something dark for the first narrow border. I'm thinking maybe dark blue??? This afternoon I'm working at JoAnn's. Today the temp is expected to go over 90. A little on the warm side for me, but I will take it over the cold stuff any day.

I need to get in the shower and get something to eat and get going. Have a nice day, everyone and take care...

Saturday, May 15, 2010

My Log Cabin Quilt

Good afternoon, Everyone.
Here is the Log Cabin Quilt that I'm making for the Senior Center. I intended to machine quilt it, but it will be tied instead. I really like the log cabin pattern and intend to use up a lot of my scraps making some more.
It finally stopped raining and the sun is shining. This is a real treat. I want to get outside and go for a walk, but first I need to go grocery shopping. We are out of everything around here. I'm schedualed to work at JoAnn Fabrics this evening. I'm wondering how busy we will be???
We had AJ yesterday. He had a bad day. His allergys (? sp) were bothering him. His Mom made an appointment for him to see my chiropractor. We are all hoping this will help him.
I finally got my sewing room all neat and tidy. I'm wondering how long it will stay like this??? I found a space to set my new Accu-quilt and dies up. I have been cutting a lot of my scraps into useable sizes and shapes.
I need to get ready to go grocery shopping. Take care and have a nice day...

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The cleaning bug???

The cleaning/decluttering bug must have bit me. I got up early this morning and started cleaning. I cleaned the bathroom, then went down stairs and did all of that. I did two loads of wash and hung everything out on the clothesline. I took a load of old magazines and other stuff out of the cellar and put them in the garbage. Yesterday I took boxes of garbage stuff out of the attic and put it out for the garbage man to take. I took three suitcases of clothes to the second hand store. By golly-- I've been busy. I have three (I think) finished quilt tops that need to be put together with batting and backing. I may send them off to my daughter in Pahrump - if she wants them. She will finish them, then sell them on etsy. The one thing I have left to do is clean/declutter my sewing room. That is an never ending job. It's almost 12:30 and time for "The Young and the Restless". I'm going to go watch that. Take care, Everyone, and have a nice day...

Sunday, May 2, 2010

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Saturday, May 1, 2010

May 1, 2010

Here it is the start of another month. Where does time go to?? It flys by much to fast.
I have finished two of the three Anti-Gnat Hats that my friend Janet ordered to give as Mother's Day gifts. These are great hats. Wonderful for any person who enjoys the outdoors. The netting is long enough to come down and cover your face and neck so those pesty little gnats can't get to you.
TR (our son) stopped by and mowed the lawn for me. Tomorrow, after work, I will do some sweeping and some edge trimming.
The weather was perfect today. Temp in the low 80's. It can stay like that forever as far as I'm concerned. I know - I know - I'm dreaming...
I worked at JoAnn Fabrics today and I'm working again tomorrow. Business is starting to pick up. I'm getting more hours.
I'm headed for bed shortly. Good night...