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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:



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)

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!

Long Weekend….

May 26, 2008

It seems that this weekend went both slow and fast at varying times. Waiting for the parade to start for example took forever. Having a little time to myself without the kids wanting something went too quickly. Now having a full sink of dishes to do…well that’s another story.

I gardened this weekend and enjoyed every moment of it. Having dirt going through my hands seems to create calming sensation. Now if only the flowers would grow into and over their pots more quickly! So many things on my list did not get accomplished at all – like that quilt that is long over due. All of the laundry did not get put away and there is more in the washer and dryer. I’d like to say tomorrow is another day but I have a meeting tomorrow night for football. Yes, that’s right football season is really never over. This year I volunteered to be co-chair of fundraisers. Friday night was the first dance for the 6th graders and it was fun but tiring on the feet. Next time sneakers or flats will be worn!

My friend in Washington sent me some blueberry bushes and those are all potted and in the box was the extended base she makes for the Hinterberg V17 that we both own. I’m heading upstairs to install it – it shouldn’t take too long.

A company in our building at work recently moved out and left behind some chairs and furniture. I took one nice chair as my new sewing table chair – it does so many things (up, down, back moves forward, rocks all the way or only the back part will rock if you want) and a two-drawer filing cabinet. My oldest just looks at me as if to say – where the heck is all this going? I don’t know just help me get in the house. Both the chair and the cabinet are in the studio/attic which is finished with heat and everything. It’s wonderful up there. Now after I install the extended base side supports to the base of the machine, I will tackle putting the drawers back in the cabinet and that’s probably it for the day.

More reading about Experimental Psychology and Statistics for me! So far, stats is not as bad as I thought it would be but it isn’t over yet.

Have a good one.