Sunday, February 22, 2009

Adding Photos "Finally"!

OK, I am excited I figured out how to add a picture to a post today.
I added the coveted bag picture to yesterday's blog.

This is Christmas "Crissy" helping quilt my Grandson, Cris's quilt. Crissy is my main sewing assistant. She was wondering why Maggie had center stage on my blog, in leiu of a picture of me or herself.

Crissy turned up on my friend Cynthia's doorstep Christmas Night 2005. Her two big old boy cats didn't like Crissy, I think they were getting beat up by little two pound Crissy. Cynthia had her in the car headed for the humane society in February. Cynthia's son begged her to try a little longer to find Cris a home. I knew in December when I first heard about Cris I would end up with her. Kind of like Daisy, our other cat that just passed away; first time I laid eyes on her I knew eventually I would have her. Yup one year later, DH's Mom passed away and Daisy moved in.

How Ironic is this?

You Should Live in a Purple State
Your preferences are 50% Blue, 50% Red
You may not be a swing voter, but you feel comfortable around moderate people.

You tend to do best in states with a red and blue mix - like Nevada and North Carolina.
You are adaptable. You can converse with a church crowd as easily as with grad students.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Exploring & Shopping

Today, while out running errands: DH and I decided to check out the local thrift shops and found nothing that needed to come home with us. After that I ask if he felt like heading to W/S and exploring. He said: "yes, and did I have any where specific in mind?" OH GEE??? "How about going and finding the 2 quilt shops." I was trying to find the first edition of M'liss Rae Hawley's -Fat Quarter Quilts: second edition doesn't have the huge 6-fat quarter tote bag in it. I really want to make that bag; it will hold a king size quilt, hoop and all your other goodies - like needles, thread and chocolate. Again, no luck shopping!

Oh well, consolation was supper at Moe's Southwest Grill. Now we are feeling much better and he keep missing his turns to head home and we're trapped in "W/S Shopping Center Metropolis.
Ok, now shopping suddenly becomes successful. His misses his turn, so we use Circuit City's parking lot to turn around. Gee Honey, do you want to just go in and look around, since they are going out of business???
I have been staring at the GPS's ever since the move here. I now have my GPS. DH told me, I had better get one, because I will not find one for half price any where else.
Yesterday, we were lost between Highpoint and Thomasville for over an hour. The good part - we had just been in Walmart and he had told me I didn't need a GPS. "I wasn't the one driving." That was me saying: "I think you need to turn back at that last stop light/sign/corner etc." Hmmm???
Now the local or not so local quilt shops can't hide from me!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Present

The removal of the old garage door on the former garage, and installation of a normal door, now makes the former garage, look officially like my new studio.
I spent quality time with DS helping him with the door construction and got to drive his truck to Lowe's twice, I love his truck!
Dh told me I was a lucky woman yesterday. "Ok, and why I asked?"
"Well it's not every woman, who's son builds them a wall for Valentine's Day."
It was a great day.
Now all I have to do is get ready for my "Stash Reduction Yard Sale". That is a really scary thought! Only a couple hundred boxes to sort out. The bolts of fabric I am selling are easy, they are all lined up under my SAQM.

Personality Quiz

You Have A Type A- Personality
You are one of the most balanced people around
Motivated and focused, you are good at getting what you want
You rule at success, but success doesn't rule you.

When it's playtime, you really know how to kick back
Whether it's hanging out with friends or doing something you love!
You live life to the fullest - incorporating the best of both worlds

Do You Have a Type A Personality?

Monday, February 9, 2009

Intelligent Human Contact at Last

I'm doing the "Happy Dance", (OK, only in my head). I finally made it to the W/S quilt guild meeting tonight. What a very talented and friendly bunch of ladies.
I got to meet Heritage Quilter , that was a very nice surprise; since it wasn't planned and we were practically sitting next to each other.
Mary Stori gave a great lecture and slide show on wool penny quilts and beading them. Makes me want to search "Box Mountain" for my beading supplies.

Friday, February 6, 2009

"The List"

Ok, I want to play, too. Several other blogger have "The List" on their blogs.

Rules: Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the following questions. They have to be real; nothing made up! You cannot use any word twice and you can't use your name for the boy/girl name question. Have Fun!!

1. What is your name: Sue
2. A four Letter Word: slim
3. A boy's Name: Steve
4. A girl's Name: Sandy
5. An occupation: seamstress
6. A color: silver
7. Something you wear: slippers
8. A food: shrimp
9. Something found in the bathroom: sleep-aid
10. A place: son's house
11. A reason for being late: stoplights
12. Something you shout: stop
13. A movie title: Sleepless in Seattle
14. Something you drink: Singapore Sling
15. A musical group: Steppenwolf
16. An animal: Shetland pony
17. A book title: Scrap Happy
18. A country: Siberia
19. A city: St Louis
20. Something you value or believe: sleep

Stop and stoplight are not the same word! Neither is sleep and sleepless! They all have separate listings in the dictionary!