Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Something had to give...

So of course it was blogging and sewing.

 It has been kind of like when I brought my babies home from the hospital except worse. I have been sort of in a tale spin. The house has been a mess, not much cooking, laundry piled everywhere. LOL
Slowly we are getting a routine. The worst part about the puppies...I HATE getting up early in the morning, and they are early risers. UGH! Oh well, a small sacrifice for these precious bundles of energy. At least I get to crawl back in the bed after our morning routine if I want.

Ray is travelling this week, so I have the babies to myself. He called last night and I put the phone on speaker. He whistled and talked to the pups and they just stared at the phone and tilted their heads trying to figure it all out. It was so cute.

Any sewing? Not much. I have been keeping up with Erin over at One Piece at a Time. She is doing an applique BOM that she designed. I haven't taken the first stitch, but I have been practising the method she uses. My problem with this and almost all applique is picking the fabrics. I have no idea why. I guess I don't have these issues with piecing because I do mostly scrappy. Applique seems to me to need more structure. Maybe I am making it harder than it has to be.

I cut out a new project...or two...or three. I always over cut. American Patchwork and Quilting (Dec issue) has a quilt made by Jo Morton on the cover that I LOVE. I started pulling fabrics, ironing, cutting and having the best time. Before I knew it I had SO much cut I could make at least two quilts possibly three. DUH! Oh well, I love this quilt and I love her fabrics and I know I will love how ever many I make.

For some reason I can't get pictures to load...GRR... Well go to the links and see what I am talking about. I will try to do pictures again later.


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

This is all I do these days

Play with these precious puppies and watch them sleep. They sleep, curled up in a ball all the time.
Seriously, all I do is play with the puppies, cook dinner and lay around. I swear I'm turning into a slug.
We need to go fit them for harnesses so we can take them for walks. No going outside at ALL without a harness and leash! I was going to take them out front and let them play in the yard in their pen but couldn't find anything to cover the top of the pen. We have birds who carry little critters off around here.

I had another appointment with the new doctor and he is doing more test. He said that was a good thing since the last blood work he and my primary doctor ordered were for bad stuff I don't want to have. What a relief! All they found was my vitamin D level was low so I have to take supplements. Now he is testing for not as bad things, but he is pretty sure he knows the problem. I think he has it nailed too. He has been treating me like I have Fibromyalgia and I have been feeling better. Not as much pain and sleeping better is such a good thing! I think Advil may go out of business as I have all but stopped taking it. I was taking as many as 20 a day. I know I'm not suppose to do that, but when you feel like a bus hit you 90% of the time you take what you can. Since right before moving to Florida I finally got my doctor in Alabama to give me Darvocet for the times it got so bad I couldn't stand it. Since taking the meds my new doctor prescribed I have had 6 Ibuprofen and 0 Darvoct! Woo Hoo!  So I am seeing great improvement!

I need to clear a path and clean off the dining tables. Dell is sending someone to work on Joseph's computer. No one can walk from the front door to the living room until I get a bull dozer.

Take care,

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

We have a couple of new family members

2.1 pounds of bouncing fun

2 pounds of sweetness

As you might have guessed there hasn't been any sewing going on around here. I have barely had time to comb my hair! :^)
It is just like when we brought our babies home from the hospital. The whole day is devoted to their needs and trying to get a routine.

Aren't they precious...all three

We haven't come up with any names yet so they are still being called "sweetie" and "puppy" and "baby". How long can they go un-named? How long before they think "Sweetie" and "Baby" are their names? 

I am feeling better now that I am getting used to my new medicines. I'm not having as many side affects and that is wonderful! Hopefully in a few days I will get  into a routine where I will have some sewing time.

Mama Diane

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I'm still here

I have been feeling bad the last couple of days but I am still here. I will wash the fabrics today and sort them and try my best to contact those of you who have an interest in them. There is definitely enough to go around. I may even go through my stash and see if I have any I am no longer in love with.
Be patient with me though. I am taking some medicines that one makes me sleepy and one makes me hot and shaky so I am spending some time on the sofa with the remote and quilt magazines.


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Do you feel the need?

medium floral, geometric and tone on tone

tiny bitty floral

more tiny bitty
larger calico
either this is old or made to look old...not sure which

Is there anyone who feels the need to own these fabrics? There are 36 pieces ranging in sizes from FQ to one yard. All of these fabrics were given to me when I was in Houston. I didn't even look in the bag, just put it in my trunk. When I got home I put the bag in the laundry room without looking at them. Today I decided to look at them before throwing them in the washer and did a double take. For a fact, I will never use these fabrics.
I will be happy to send them to you if you want them, if not I will donate them to Goodwill. If you want them, let me know and we can work out something for the postage.


Monday, October 4, 2010

Messy Me

 I tend to make pretty big messes when I piece.
 When I do a quick change on projects like I did today I make HUGE messes.
 This is the result of my change in plans. Don't think I am a speed piecer, I had 75% of this already pieced. It was a top I had made for a donation quilt and was never quite happy with it. Today I pulled it out and remembered how my Aunt told me she loved bright colors. I decided if I made it bigger she could actually use it. As it got bigger I realized that is what it needed. I guess it wasn't happy being small.
This is what I chose for the backing. I don't love this fabric, but I have it and it fits so I am using it. Otherwise I would have to go shopping and hope to find a fabric that I wouldn't have to pay $10 a yard for. Nope, the more I think about it I LOVE this fabric!

I got another call from my sister and she told me Aunt Faye's kidneys are shutting down. Sure makes me think twice before complaining about my ailments.


On my design wall

I have both of these on the design wall, but I am pulling an emergency brake on both of these until I can get something made for my Aunt Faye. She is suffering with congestive heart failure and all of the things that go with it. Living as far away as I do all I can do is pray and make a quilt so that is what I am going to do!