Thursday, February 14, 2008
Here are the rules of this tag----1. Once you are tagged, link back to the person who tagged you. 2. Post THE RULES on your blog. 3. Post 7 weird or random facts about yourself on your blog. 4. Tag 7 people and link to them. 5. Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.
Now my random/weird things:::
1 I am the oldest of four children. I have two sisters and a brother.
2 I met my husband at work. I worked in the ER of our local hospital. Jim was a fire fighter for the city and brought sick and injured patients to the ER. We have been married for 37 years.
3 I have two children. My daughter is a Speech Therapist and my son is a high school HistoryTeacher.
4 I have two of the greatest grandchildren ever born. A girl and a boy.
5 I could spend hours and hours in a quilt shop, bookstore or an office supply store. I love them!
6 I dislike cats!!!
7 I love chocolate and I love ice cream. But I don't like chocolate ice cream.
There I am in a nutshell!!
So many of you have been tagged already, I am not going to tag anyone. I am going to leave this open to anyone that would like to join in . Have fun. I would also like to wish everyone a very Happy Valentines Day! I will chat soon.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
These are some give aways that I received before Christmas. The pin cushion is from Mar at Moonbeams in a Jar. I love it and use it all the time. From Melly and Me there is a pattern for their new purse, Toffee Apple. Love it! There is a book and a pattern from Kerry at Cottage on the Hill. The book Blackberry Jam and Cream, doesn't it sound delish? There are some recipes and some patterns inside. Also from Kerry is a pattern for a sewing machine mat. It has little pockets on the front to keep scissors, seam ripper and such right at your finger tips. There is a pin cushion on the side. I think that this is a very clever idea. I can't wait to make it. Last but not least there is a charm pack from Vickie At Mid Ohio Knitter. I have one other gift that is not in the picture (I will post it.) It is a group of stitcheries from Karen at Cotten Spice. She designed under a different pattern company( which I can't remember right now, but I will.) There were several patterns that were duplicates. I will post them soon and If anyone would like one I will send it to them. More about that later. Thank you again everyone.
I do have a finish here! This is the second block of Primitive Garden BOM from Primitive Gatherings. I love this quilt and I can' wait to finish it. I was very disappointed when I found out that only the wool version was available. Now I am thanking my stars! There are so many small pieces. I don't know if I ever would have finished it.
Now I am on to block three. ( below) I am going to try to get it cut out and ironed on this afternoon. I am off to try and get this done and I also have a Christmas gift to finish (from last year). It needs a bit more stitchery and then made into a pillow.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
The last few days I have caught up on some blog reading, answering e-mails, running errands and catching up on some much needed house cleaning and laundry. I have even had some time to do a bit of stitching. One of the projects that I am working on, was to be and still is, a Christmas gift for last year. My friend Colleen and I have not exchanged our gifts yet. Hopefully by the end of the weekend I will be ready. She is very organized. She was probably ready to exchange last July! She is also very understanding.
I have ordered some fabric, patterns and supplies to start some new projects for this year. I have also decided on gifts for my PIF. I hope that Julia from http://scraphappyquilter.blogspot.com/ and Lynn from http://therosecottage.blogspot.com/ don't think that I have forgotten them.
It has been snowing here for two days. We had about 12" this morning and it had been snowing all day. The children were happy, they had a snow day! Because of snowy weather I am unable to take pictures. Hopefully tomorrow. I can't wait to share what I have been working on and my new purchases. Hope everyone is having a great day! I will chat later.