Saturday, October 14, 2006

Birthday Party Chaos

Today we had a birthday party for my son who is turning two this week. The party was chaotic but fun. My son, who tends to bite when frustrated, did very well with the other kids and actually only hit once and that was after everyone had been here for 3+ hours. I was glad to have everyone here, but I was also glad to have them leave since I desperatly needed some peace and quiet. Little girl was very cooperative today and has slept alot or been content in the arms of other people thus allowing me to do what I needed to do to make the party run smoothly.

I feel like I should write something about how I can't beleive two years has past, but I am tired and I think I'll go to bed instead.

Friday, October 13, 2006

600 pounds lighter

Today I feel about 600 pounds lighter. I finally sold the midarm machine that has been cluttering up my sewing room for about a year now. I bought the machine with such high hopes of all the quilts that I was going to finish, but was never able to get it to work right. So it has sat in the middle of my sewing room for months now making me feel guilty for all the money I spent on it. Well this week I sold it to a lady in my quilting guild and they came a took it away today. Yeah!!!! I did make sure to tell her about the troubles that I was having with the machine so she could make an informed purchase, but she felt that she would be able to get it to work. I say more power to her and I wish her luck.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Quite a Deal

The guild that I belong to is quite active, and has several longarm quilters. Yesterday I got an email from one of them, Judith Slentz, that she has just gotten back from a class in California and was challenged to do 30 quilts for $30 in order to practice the techiques that she learned in class. The rules were that there is no timeline, and she gets to pick the design. I have 3 tops completed that need to be quilted, including the Oklahoma Backroads quilt, so I called her up and took her up on the offer. I am excited and anxious at the same time, it is hard to give up the control of picking out the quilting design, but I am sure that it is going to turn out ok. I'll have to take a picture of the two other tops before I turn them over to Judi so that I can post them here.

Sunday, October 08, 2006


Well today I managed to get my checkbook balanced and my bills paid. Not fun but it needed to be done and I have been putting it off for quite a while. Feels good to have it done. I also ordered the second season of Grey's Anatomy and the fifth season of Alias using the gift certificates that my family got me for my birthday. Thanks! Oh yeah I managed to get some sewing done also. I made this month's blocks for Quilter's Delight and made the girly pink sling for Abbie. I did not completely finish the sling though, becuase I can't decide if I want to make a pocket or not and what kind of pocket I want. So the bottom edge of the sling is just serged. But, it is useable. I took pictures of the quilter's delight blocks, but I need to have new software installed on my computer so I can upload them off my cool new camera that my husband got me for my birthday.