Saturday, February 28, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
So, it would be fun to go, but I really don't have the money to spend on yarn this year, and I could save the 3 hours of driving and just go to the local yarn shop and buy some yarn if that is what it is all about. I would be supporting the local economy too, and have more time for quilting.
I think the allure is in the massive exposure to all that is out there. The books, patterns, yarn, people...overstimulation of the senses. I would come home with new enthusiam and new projects that would never get completed.
Or, I could stay home and actually work on something that needs to be done.
How many of you love to go to conventions, either quilting or fiber and get excited when they come to your area? How many of you go on the March Quilt Shop Hop? I think that is coming up quickly too. I haven't done that one either, but I know there are busses you can take that will drive you over 1/2 the state of California from one shop to another. I just can't see the thrill of that one. Most of the quilt shops I've been in have the same fabrics and books, arranged differently maybe. Some are bigger than others, but I couldn't imagine going from one quilt shop to another all day long on a bus with other people. Maybe if they had a class on the bus while you were driving?
Has anyone done this? Was it fun?
Here's a link to the Stitches West and other Stitches events throughout the US.
Maybe there is one where you live and you can go for me and tell me how fun it was. I think I will just stay home and have a virtual Stitches convention in my own sewing room. I can pull out my buckets of yarn and set up a 'shop' and pick out a new project to work on.
Of course, it is only Wednesday, so I may change my mind 3 times before Saturday.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
You see, I had to help my kids make videos today, so not much sewing got done. One needed to finish a project for school about healthy living and how to eat right and the other had an audition for band for next year. I'm not the video expert by any means and making a video takes 27 times longer than I ever expected. There is still editing to do tomorrow.
Friday, February 20, 2009
The baby shower gifts were a hit and I had people ask if I quilted for pay. I told them no. Then one friend said she was going to have a baby so she could get a quilt. She is older than me and not married and isn't in the market so she wasn't serious, but she really wants a quilt, so I will add her to my "one day, when I don't have any more quilts to make" list. Or, maybe I could get her to grade all of my papers and then I could quilt and have fun. I bet she would actually go for that trade. She loves to work. Now, I'm starting to think.
I want to get some more quilts bound so I can get them to church on Sunday and out of the house. I love getting quilts out of the house to make room for more quilts. That is always a good feeling. And I love seeing the numbers change on the 'where are the quilts' list.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
I guess I wasn't getting the flu after all. My little one woke up this morning with his right eye glued shut and mine are itching and buring. I guess that hot feeling in the back of my eyes was the beginning of pink eye.
Maybe I should have eaten 4 donuts to get rid of pink eye. Next time I'll know. I'm waiting for the doctor to call in the prescription. I didn't want to drive 20 miles to be told, yeah, your kid has pink eye and then another 20 miles to get the medicine, so I'm hoping they can trust me on this one. I've seen it enough times to know what it looks like. I found some meds in the cabinet from a couple of months ago and the last round and it doesn't expire until 2010 so just in case...
Sunday, February 15, 2009
In college, I used to eat 6 donuts for breakfast every morning. Seriously. Every morning. They were good. And I didn't gain my Freshmen 15. I didn't gain 1 pound in college. I didn't gain weight until after having children. I've recently been losing weight like crazy. I plan to talk to the doctor about it, but until then, I need donuts. Chocolate donuts. I will let you know if the urge passes, or if I decide to brave the storm and get some.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
I feel really called to continue this ministry of taking a little fabric and a little time and the talents the Lord has given me to make hugs for hurting children. Getting to see pictures of children who received quilts really inspired me to get back to work.
Continue to pray for my migraines to stop. I had another one today and they really drain my energy.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
I also collected quite a few blankets, but didn't count them yet
Saturday, February 7, 2009
I'm feeling much better this morning, although my head hurts a little. I think I will try to take it easy today because tomorrow is going to be a busy day. It is Binky Sunday as well as the day the missionaries from Kazakhstan are coming to the prayer meeting to talk about their missions trip and share their vision for the future.
Did I tell you that I ran into them at the airport when I took my daughter back to college? I was just walking along and I heard someone yell my name. I thought they must be calling someone else, but looked over, because I don't have a common name and here, sitting on the bench, was the missionary from Kazakhstan waiting to get her bags. Of all the places in the world at all the times in the day, she was sitting at the exact same spot I happened to be walking past. It was very cool.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
And this picture proves that I need a new ironing board cover. Ew...I tried to buy one at WalMart, but either my ironing board is non standard, or they don't make them like this anymore. Ok, so it is 20 years old, but have ironing boards really changed in 20 years? Really? Do I really have to make my own cover? I wanted to be lazy and just buy one. The one I bought is about 6 inches too short. Grrr. I hate taking things back to the store.
Oh, how I'd love to stay home today and take a nap and do some quilting, but I stayed home on Friday to take my daughter to the airport and two of my students decided to try and kill each other in the middle of class. Knocked over tables and other students in the process. I've never had a fight break out in class when I was there. Sure, yelling and threatening, but never an actual fight. Either the kids are afraid of me, or they respect me. I'd like to think the second one is true. Most of my teacher friends have had kids actually fight in their classes.
Thankfully, one of the students jumped in the middle of the fight and broke it up and then all of the campus monitors came over and took the boys away. But it will be a while before I take another day off. So, I hope they like a tired and grumpy teacher today.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Well, the email went down yesterday afternoon and I couldn't get to it still today, so I went on their live chat and finally they sent me to a really lame site that allowed me to see the email, but it was so archaic and slow that it wasn't worth the effort. Then, this afternoon, finally, my primary account became available.
Tonight I am back on trying to get all of my secondary accounts working. The guy is on there now, trying to figure out what the trouble is. Of course, that means hours away from what I really want to be doing.
Hey, he just fixed it! Hooray.
Now, I can get back to the 'real world of emails