Monday, February 28, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!


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Design Wall Monday – 2/28/11 - My Birthday!

I started a new project last night. The appliques are fused on now I get to sew them.


The pattern is Will Work for Eggs in the March McCall's Quick Quilts.

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Stash Report - Week 9

I made some blocks that nobody is ever going to see. They are that bad. The good news is that I didn't add any fabric!

Used this Week: .25 yards
Used year to Date: 9.175 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 26.63 yards
Net Used for 2011: -15.955 yards

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

From Vegas With Blood by Jonathan Sturak


From Vegas with Blood is a collection of short stories that will draw you in. I found it impossible to have a favorite because I liked them all. A quick and easy read. I highly recommend it.

I received this book from LibraryThing Member Giveaways.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Author Website: Jonathan Stuark

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Design Wall Monday – 2/21/11

I've finished 4 blocks from last years Thangles quilt.


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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Annoying Parrot

A lady was walking down the street to work and she saw a parrot on a perch in front of a pet store. The parrot said to her, "Hey lady, you are really ugly."

Well, the lady is furious! She stormed past the store to her work.

On the way home she saw the same parrot and it said to her, "Hey lady, you are really ugly."

She was incredibly ticked now. The next day the same parrot again said to her, "Hey lady, you are really ugly."

The lady was so ticked that she went into the store and said that she would sue the store and kill the bird. The store manager replied, "That's not good," and promised he wouldn't say it again.

When the lady walked past the store that day after work the parrot called to her, "Hey lady."

She paused and said, "Yes?"

The bird said, "You know."

Stash Report - Week 8

I did sew! Really!! Just not enough to know how much I used. The fabric added is to finish the quilt I'm working on.

Used this Week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 8.925 yards
Added this Week: 3.13 yards
Added Year to Date: 26.63 yards
Net Used for 2011: -16.205 yards

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Gift from the Sheriff

"Hello, is this the Sheriff's Office?"

"Yes. What can I do for you?"

"I'm calling to report 'bout my neighbor Virgil Smith. He's hidin' marijuana inside his firewood! Don't quite know how he gets it inside them logs, but he's hidin' it there."

"Thank you very much for the call, sir."

The next day, the Sheriff's Deputies descend on Virgil's house. They search the shed where the firewood is kept Using axes, they bust open every piece of wood, but find no marijuana. They sneer at Virgil and leave.

Shortly, the phone rings at Virgil's house.

"Hey, Virgil! This here's Floyd. Did the Sheriff come?"

"Yeah!"

"Did they chop your firewood?"

"Yep!"

"Happy Birthday, buddy!"

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Broken knitting needle

Last night I worked on last years Thangles quilt. I made 2 and a 1/2 blocks. I was ready to craw into bed to read for a while. When I realize that Harry's Law was coming on. I'm glad I didn't miss it. I would have been mad at myself. It's a good show! You should check it out if you haven't.

Any way I can't just sit and watch tv. I have to do somehting. So decided to knit on my scarf. Which is scary because my Mom wasn't here to help me. And I broke the tip of my knitting needle!!!


I started to panic and said some bad words. Then I asked myself what Mom would do. So I knitted off my now pointless need onto the other one and went in search of different size 8 needles. I found one! Yes one!!! I knitted a few more rows to prove to myself that it would be okay. It was odd knitting with one metal needle and one flashlight (not sure what's it's really called) needle.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Design Wall Monday – 2/14/11

Maybe that should read box instead of wall. I'm finally going to start making last years Thangles quilt.


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Edited to add: You can find where to buy Thangles here http://www.thangles.com/Stores.html

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Week 7 - Stash Report

I counted the 5 yard quilt last week so nothing used this week. And I didn't add any either!!

Used this Week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 8.925 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 23.5 yards
Net Used for 2011: -13.075 yards

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Grandma!

Today would have been my Grandma's 100th birthday!! This is the last picture ever taken of her. She passed away in 2002.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Design Wall Monday – 2/7/11


My 5 yard quilt. I have one more border to sew on. Then it gets added to my pile of quilt tops. I like to joke that I'm making tops for when I finally get a long arm. I will happen (maybe)!!!!!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Week 6 - Stash Report

Not so bad this week. I'm making a 5 yard quilt. Come back tomorrow for pictures.

I bought 2 yards of pre-quilted  fabric to make a purse.

Used this Week: 5 yards
Used year to Date: 8.925 yards
Added this Week: 2 yards
Added Year to Date: 23.5 yards
Net Used for 2011: -13.075 yards

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

New Teeth

Our local minister had all of his remaining teeth pulled and new dentures made a few weeks ago.

The first Sunday, his sermon lasted 10 minutes. The second Sunday, he preached only 20 minutes. But, on the third Sunday, he preached for an hour and a half.

I asked him about this. He then told me "well, John, that first Sunday, my gums were so sore it hurt to talk. The second Sunday, my dentures were still hurting a lot. Now the third Sunday, I accidentally grabbed my wife's dentures AND I COULDN'T STOP TALKING!"

Thursday, February 3, 2011

If God is Good by Randy Alcorn





I hate to write this but I didn't finish this book. I forced myself to read the first 20 pages and gave up.  I had hoped that it would help answer some of my personal questions about God. Instead I was questioning why I was I was still reading.


I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

1 out of 5

Author website: Randy Alcorn

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