Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Iron pad for next to sewing machine

Yesterday my old travel ironing board ""kicked the bucket"". So I decided to make one.

-- Post From My iPhone

Monday, May 4, 2009

What age do you feel?

What age do you feel? Some days I feel older then dirt and then there are most days when I forget how many years have past since I was a "kid".... here are two examples that brought me to the truth of what people see...

Two weekends ago I was on a glorious weekend retreat with my quilt guild. One of my (new)friends asked me what I was working on... I said "Crib bumpers" before I could continue that they were for my friend Kelly's sister's new baby she said "oh for your grandchild!" ... I was shocked I said"my oldest is 12...so I am pretty sure I don't have any grandchildren coming anytime soon"...she said "well you could be a young grandmother!" I had to admit I could... I was 31 when my son was born and could now have, like other friends of mine, a child in their twenties.... So I guess the next experience shouldn't have taken me by such surprise but as I said I seem to not always see my self as the age I am or the age people see me...

At the grocery store today the teller was finishing up my grocery order and when he rung up my bottle of wine he asked for my ID... I provided it and the teller - a young man said "oh - your the same age as my mother"... I said oh and giggled... and looked at the young mother behind me... realizing my gray strike told my story, as her baby food in her cart told hers...I wanted to scream ..."MY OLDEST IS A TWELVE YEAR OLD"

Now possibly one thing that colors my view is that my mother was my age when I was born so I fell pretty darn young... so for people to be placing me in the category of a grandmother or a mother of an adult, simply blows my mind.

So I am old enough to have a grandchild but I don't have any and I am still young enough to have a baby but I won't be having one again but I do have 3 wonderful children who are 12 to 9 years old! and maybe one day .... a long time from now I will be a grandmother!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What do you get when when you mix a roll of paper towels and a puppy?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Getting ready for RETREAT - how sweet!

Our quilt guild's retreat is about a month away and I can't wait... we are all getting ready with special little favors for our friends and planning projects that we hope to complete in the 4 days of blissful sewing...and eating and chatting and shopping and just the general fact of having a change of scene.

I am now off to keep working on the suprise meal favors that my friends and I are going to place at each memebers seat at Saturdays dinner... they will be so cute... I am not going to give it away incase any of them read blogs... but your going to love it.

Probably the big project I will work on is the baby bedding for my friends sister...oh she had a boy this week... so I need to get hopping now don't I...

Have a great weekend

Monday, February 23, 2009

heavy heart and fun quilting

Last night our son came home from a ski strip. He is preteen and just beginning to find his place in our world. He had never gone skiing before (we are not skiers... farmers and quilters maybe). He went with friends from his boy scout troop. It seems that the boys didn't stay together and my son was left more then once on his own. Near the end of the day a family in the troop found him and brought him home. I am grateful. We spent the night repairing the damage to no a Val... he was beside himself. I told my son to just get a good night sleep and to take each thing as it comes . I just wanted to get him through the night and to get a good nights sleep. By this morning I was furious.My husband, who is more logical, was thinking of ways to talk to my son about the meeting that evening. In the end he relaxed during the night and during the school day and game a long way from the afternoon before. I am hopeful that much can be repaired tonight.

Meanwhile today I spend the day quilting and relieved a lot of stress by concentrating on a job of quilting a shop sample. But the whole process is good and freeing in many ways.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


The fabric arrived ? Yippy

lost in Nashua NH

I ordered fabric for a friends crib bedding set. I ordered it from a shop here in VA but now the tracking software says my package is in Nashua NH... I did pay for the lowest tear of shipping but really NEW HAMPSHIRE???? talk about the slow boat. Let's hope it arrives today!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

trying it agian

So after starting this blog in July last year I didn't keep it up. So I thought I would try again.

Today I am a little crabby with my family ... they are creating a lot of mess and not helping clean up which is made worse by the fact that my friend who comes and helps clean and "get me organized" is just out of the hospital... bummer.

What I really want to do it play with fabric and art stuff. I am reading other friends blogs and all the neat artistic and productive things they are doing and I want to play too but with the crazy layers of clothes, school supplies, GS cookies and dog toys I am overwhelmed.

So I will stop blogging and go CLEAN so I can play and then report something fun.