April 25, 2011

New Things

I've been kind of busy lately.  Spent Saturday before last buying this for DVS:

Just in time for him to leave for his fishing trip on Sunday.  It's a 2011 Toyota Sienna.  Perfect for hauling camera equipment, lights, tripods, etc.  LOTS of room!  However, I'm most unhappy with the fact that our insurance went UP!  What the heck???  We went from a '99 Ford Expedition with 100,000 miles, to one of the safest vehicles there is.  I'm really starting to dislike my insurance agent.  It's time to start shopping around.

I've managed to sew five blocks for the Hopscotch quilt.  Woo!  (pictures to come).

On a football note, the NFL schedule came out last week and we have TWO, that's right, TWO Monday night games this year (both at home).  Awesome!!!

More later!

April 13, 2011

Awesome News!

Our friends' son is out of woods.  He came off the ventilator yesterday and he is able to recognize everyone and is even able to talk a little.  He had surgery on his arm as well and is due to be moved to rehab on Friday.  Thank God!

April 10, 2011

Asking For Prayers

We found out yesterday that the son of one of our very dear friends was in a car accident.  He has had some brain trauma and is in ICU.  They have induced a coma and are waiting to see if there will be any swelling.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to Diane, Ivan and Laura Ann for their son and brother, Benton.

Just One Star

As usual, I'm a little late with things.  I took a couple of vacation days last week and we went down to my MIL's house.  She's moving into a very nice condo at a retirement community.  It's a pretty cool place.  She has her own condo but they have a housekeeping service once a week, they wash your linens, she gets 2 meals a day and has her choice of two wonderful restaurants.  The best thing of all, they are allowing her to bring Cleo, her 12 year old standard poodle.  Cleo is a very good dog.  She will get along well!   

I made my star block for the Just One Star project.  You can read about the project here.  The tutorial for the block is here.  United Notions and Moda are accepting blocks so they can quilt and bind 100 quilts in 100 days.  The donation of the quilts will be handled by the Semper Fi Fund.  It's super easy and super fast to make.  The deadline is May 1, 2011, so you still have time!  Please ignore the wonkieness.  I took the picture before squaring. 
I started a new quilt.  After making my mom's purse, I was ready to go back to quilting.  I got this pattern and kit at my quilt shop, Cinnamon's.
 It's fairly easy and I like the mindless sewing I can do after work.  There are a lot of 1 1/2" x 4" strips to sew together.  I know there is a much easier and quicker way to do this, but this way suits me fine right now.

Oh, oh, oh!  I also finally bought Dilly Dally by Me & My Sister Designs.  I have NO idea what I'll do with this but it makes me happy to just look at it.  (Smile).  While I was at it, I also picked up a charm pack of Happy as well.  For some reason, I'm into bright and cheery lately.  Go figure!
The weather has suddenly turned hot.  It was over 90 yesterday and it's supposed to be about the same today.  Good, more sewing time for me! 

Have a great weekend!