Sunday, May 31, 2009

Still feeling punk!

My very first symptom of this thing was a scratchy throat that I woke up with on 5/21. Granted I didn't come down with full-blown flu symptoms until 5/25, but I really thought I'd be over this by now! But nooooooo.....It just keeps hanging on and hanging on and I'm sick of it! Not to mention my poor boss would just love to have me back at work. I figured a weekend in bed would get me up and at-em by Monday. I dread calling him to tell him...Uh, I'd go, but there are so many reason's not to!

I am able to sew in short spurts of about an hour and then I have to go lay down. But I was able to get a BOW and TOW done allbeit slowly but surely! Speaking of which, I was going to show you pictures of my little pretties, but it's time for a rest. Soon, I promise!


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I'm Alive, but Barely....

Wow, that cold I mentioned on my last post, turned into the flu that night. I started to ache all over and got the fever. I haven't had the flu in at least 12 years, but there is no doubt what it is when it hits you! It's the end of May for goodness sakes, why is the flu going around now? Isn't it about time for folks to start their summer vacations??? Doesn't the flu know what time it is??? Anyway, my long weekend was a total drag and really unproductive after about mid-day on Sunday.

I managed to get one DJ block and one triangle done. I'm amazed I pushed myself to do it! But I haven't missed either the block of the week or triangle of the week challenge once this year, so I hate to let that record slip away after so long. The block is H4, Abbey's Eyes and has 7 pieces and was all machine pieced.

I'm fully aware of it's imperfections, but can live with them (at least for now, we'll see how I feel once I've healed). The triangle is LS6, called Susie Q and was machine/paper pieced and appliqued and has 25 pieces. I've no idea how many pieces my quilt has so far, but I'd sure love to know! My block count is up to 108 and my triangle count is up to 27. As there are only 56 triangles (including kites), I'm only 1 away from being half way done with them! I think for most people the triangles are daunting. But if you do only one per week, you'd have them all done in just over a year! That was compelling enough for me to jump on that wagon! Sometimes, I find I have to go searching for an "easy" one. But some of them can really fool you!

More later....
Stay away from the flu!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

It's Been a While!

A hectic week for sure, and I came down with a cold to boot! I have been so busy with shifting furniture around and the cleaning, sorting and shopping that comes with a project like this! Last Sunday my DH and I moved the double bed into the garage and moved our queen into the office. We moved into this house 5.5 years ago and I've never really "finished" the office to my satisfaction. We went to one of my all-time favorite stores....TARGET and bought some new bedding and rugs and after cleaning 5.5 years of dust from under the furniture, this room is sprucing up. My desk is completely full of stuff I NEVER look at so my goal today is to purge AT LEAST half of it. Meanwhile DH is giving the desk a darker stain to go with the new furniture in that room.

Our new beds were delivered on Tuesday, but when they went to put our king up the slats underneath were the wrong size. So that whole room was put into limbo. The store reordered the correct stuff and they were supposed to be here on Saturday (yesterday) to set it up, but DH went by on Thursday and picked it up and had the whole thing together for me when I got home from Bible study on Thursday evening. Oh, I was SO happy! What a nice man I married! I still hadn't found the right bedspread so ventured out yesterday and found something at Kohls. Now our room is done. Last on the list is the guest bedroom. Luckily, all I need to do down there is make the bed!

Now for some pictures! First I want to show you my cute little great-nephew, Logan.
He is a mini-me of his daddy. Bright blue eyes and a sweet disposition!Here's the whole family. Aren't they cute?

Oh, I need to show you my DJ accomplishments from LAST weekend. These are H1, Peek a Boo and LS4, Virginia's Kite.

I hope to get a few more blocks done today...and show them to you tomorrow!

Until then!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wow, it's been almost a week!

I've been busy! Not sure with what exactly...just more of the same. Trying to keep up with myself on my projects whilst making sure the necessities of life get done.

We ordered a new bed for ourselves on Sunday! We are upgrading to a king size. I'm excited about it. It will also be a platform bed which means NO dust ruffle anymore and THAT makes me happy! In our house dust ruffle translates to dust and dog hair ruffle...very attractive! Only problem now is, we need to hussle out and buy king bedding!

So I also never posted my DJ accomplishments from last weekend either, so here they are...
I'm pleased with the block. The triangle could be better. I thought this would be an easy one, but I think it took me about 3 hours. I was tired of it by the time it was done!

Oh, by the way, I have a confession to make. Survivor is still my favorite show. I rush home from bible study every Thursday evening so I won't miss a minute. Is there anyone else who is as happy as I am that Coach is GONE???

Friday, May 8, 2009

Last weekend's triangle

This is RS1, was paper and regular pieced and has 26 pieces. This week's triangle is RS2 and looks pretty easy. I must admit, I enjoy the blocks more than the triangles.

We have our niece and nephew and great nephew over for the weekend. Wow, 20 month old little boys sure do have a lot of energy. What a cute little boy! I'll show you a picture of this guy tomorrow.

Hope you all have a great weekend!


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Ongoing project

Here's what I've been working on lately. I don't ever really focus on it, which is why it's taking so long. Mainly, I sort of use it as a leaders and enders project. It's one way I'm trying to use up some of my left over DJ fabrics.
This is a basket of left over fabrics I use as a door stop in my sewing room, so you can see there's plenty left for more projects! Plus there's a whole bunch more I haven't used yet! Yikes!

Also thought I'd share an update of how my DJ quilt is coming along. I'm up to 104 blocks and 24 triangles finished! Feeling pretty good about that! You can see I have a couple of non DJ items up there...

Have a great week!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

First block for the weekend

Here's my first block for the weekend - an easy one! It's called Decisions, Decisions, was pieced and appliqued and has 13 pieces. I'm off now to do either another block or a triangle.

Hope you are doing some fun stuff too!