Archive for August, 2008

Any interest in a paper napkin swap???

August 19, 2008

I’m not talking about Scott paper napkins; I’m talking about the pretty ones you use for entertaining or for my purposes – making stuff. Check out Beryl Taylor’s site. My friend, Barbara, made this in one of Beryl’s classes this past June and now I am the happy recipient. Barbara gave it to me for a birthday gift…I’m so lucky.

Birthday Gift

Birthday Gift

Today I went out at lunch to mail my SS gift (MQR: ) today…I was late in mailing it because I could not find a box that it would fit in. There was a box at work that has since been modified to fit. Afterwards I went to Home Goods. That store is dangerous. It is a good thing my home is small and all already has too much stuff in it. There were these lovely paper napkins which are used to make this project. Barbara loaned me her copy of Beryl’s book and sometime tonight I will read the directions.

Now to the swap. If anyone is interested in swapping paper napkins, I would like to swap out 15 of mine. As you can see I have a small collection. Each pack contains 20 napkins and I need to keep several or my own projects and in case mistakes are made. Post a comment to let me know if you are interested! Details will come later.

Oh, check out this site…such a cute bag give away.  Bonnie is so generous:



San Diego, CA

August 19, 2008

A couple of weeks ago my boys and went to San Diego for vacation and a little bit of working on my part.  Actually that is the reason for the trip, business.  We did not have definite plans for vacation this summer other than to go to my mother’s down by LBI.  This business trip came along and provided an opportunity for my family to go to San Diego.   The Wild Animal Park has photo safaris – one is an Asain caravan and the other is African.  We chose the African as we would be able to feed the girafe!  How cool is that?! 

PJ, Austin and their new friend

PJ, Austin and their new friend


My boys

My boys

We walked and walked and had a great time.  The Zoo, Wild Animal Park and Sea World!  We toured the Midway and went to the sea port.  The weather was fabulous each and every day.  Not much more could have made this trip better.
I had planned to go to Rosie’s Calico Cupboard but it was too far from the hotel and taxis were quite expensive. 
Enough for today.

Another Blog Contest!

August 16, 2008

Have a look at this wonder site…see a cute as can be baby!!  Polka Dots & Rick Rack (what a cute name)

Another Contest!! YAHOO!

August 11, 2008

Check out Carla blog and see her free form scarves…(wait a minute…if you go to her blog that means you will sign up and less my chance of ‘winning’!? Oh no! This poses a dilemma. Oh well…go visit her site – she does fabulous work. You will not be sorry and best of luck.

Carlas Blog

More later…


Nudge, Nudge…and a link to a contest

August 11, 2008

I’ve been nudged to post to my blog.  Can’t say that I am doing very well with the blog; however, I have a little time now.  My course work is complete and I passed Statistics with a B+.  Would have loved the A but oh well I should not complain.  Soon enough my GPA will be posted and I will be able to send my final transcript onto Rutgers for my MSW.  It ‘should’ have been there months ago but that’s hard to when you finish undergrad work on July 26th.  A huge milestone has been obtained and I am proud of myself for finishing.  Yet at the same time I believe I’m disappointed in me because I it takes so much time away from my kids.  We used to do more together and heck I would be able to quilt more often as well.  Choices…not always easy even when you know it took the right path.

I was quilting this weekend!  First a glass of wine was necessary…LOL!!  It has been a while and I do not have pics yet to show.  It is coming along nicely considering my lack of practice.  Thanks to my friends for their quilting ideas.

Also had a sewing day yesterday with my friend, Marlene.  It was a good day.  Marlene and I have known each other for about 9 years.  We met when we both worked at JoAnn Fabrics part time.  Marlene knows how to sew as this is what she know does for money.  Anything from curtains to costumes for theaters and dance studios.  I knew how to quilt and Marlene was interested so I offered to teach her.  We’ve been friends and doing all sorts of fiber work since then.  Yesterday Marlene worked on some charity quilts for a local orphanage and I worked on a couple of projects…knitting the same pair of socks that have been on the needles way too long, picking out blocks for a row quilt project with the guild starting in September and lastly the Double Wedding Ring that Marlene and I each started doing one at the beginning of the year or somewhere thereabouts.

Mine DWR is huge, of course, nothing small for me.  Marlene’s is a wall hanging as she just wanted to try it out.  I had grand plans for mine but alas my mixed regular DWR and Wedding Star has changed directions.  The stars did not turn out the way I wanted and took way too long to execute so they are nixed.  It will still be a gorgeous quilt once it is complete.

My boys and I did some cleaning out of ‘extra’ furniture in the house and I did went through textbooks to see if I could sell them somewhere or give them to the community hall for their reading library.  I hate to throw things away.

Oh that reminds me I prepared my fabrics and embellishments for the inchies project on MQR.  I’d write more but work (my paying job) calls…more later.

Oh the link to a contest….click here for a cool give away:

Good luck!