Sunday, July 27, 2008

When I am sick, I crochet. And that is another sickness, but we won't go there! LOL In the past 2 days/daze I have made 7 dish cloths. Just simple ones. But these will be pressies along the way. I have burnt everyone out on doilies. :o) And no Penny. I am not cutting into your business! LOL My sister is the reigning dish cloth queen. She always has one in her purse on the needles. If anyone wants a pattern for these just let me know and I will write it up. They go so quickly it is scary.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

We are just taking it easy here. I have a cold/flu thingy that has laid me low this week. And the puppy is being really good. He loves the bed his granny and poppy bought him. Loves it to "pieces". He can only have it off the couch when he is sleepy. Otherwise he wants to devour it! But when he is sleepy he is sooo sweet.

Oh! And don't forget about the new yahoo group I started. Hand-Dids for hand-doers! :o) I have really worked on gathering tons of links for free patterns and tutorials.
Hope everyone is staying cool and healthy.

Monday, July 21, 2008

My new Yahoo group, Hand-Dids.
I had thought about starting this group for a long time. Like a couple of years actually. And now just seems to be the time. It is not limited to any one fibre technique since we girls like to do it all! :o) So come on over and play.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Yummy eye candy.

My friend Reeze worked up my free pattern into this sweet mini wallhanging. I saw it partially completed at our BPF Retreat. The center is appliqued. Reeze does amazing work and has her own pattern company. Be sure to check out Morning Glory Quilt Designs.
It has been horridly hot here. We had a smattering of rain here a couple of times today. Then a hard 5 minute rain just now. Mark has a rotten summer cold, but got the yard mowed before the rain.
We have had Toby 1 week today. I am still on the fence if this is a good thing or not. But he is a sweetie and our's LOL So I might as well get over it. Having my routine changed up has been the hardest adjustment. Old dog old puppy new tricks :o))

Thursday, July 17, 2008

What? More puppy pictures please? LOL Here ya go.

Look at those ears! No doubt about him having yorkie in him. The poodle part makes them lay down. He loves having them rubbed. He has filled out some already. You could feel his little ribs. The people we got him from were feeding him generic adult dog food! It was huge pieces he could barely chew. They sent the bag home with us. Oh and it was past the expiration date! He is on Puppy Chow now and loves it. I picked out some 30's blocks I have made already to make him a lil quilt when I feel better. Right now he would chew it up! :o)

Here is a great organic style recipe site. From Alice's Kitchen is written by a local lady who with her husband, oversees a wonderful Farmer's Market in the next county. Alice is also a driving force in a co-op store there. I have bookmarked so many recipes I want to try. The cool thing is that nothing is exotic or too expensive. And you can always substitute with what you have. Give it a lookyloo.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Things that make you go hmmm....

This is the newest addition to our lil' family. Meet Tobias aka Toby, whom I am sure will be the topic of many conversations to come! A Yorkie-poo and 10 weeks old. Mark has wanted a puppy for over 4 years. I mean he has WANTED a puppy. So he finally wore me down. Course you know this means that "I" have a puppy now right? Mr. Mark works about 70+ hours a week. Do you realllly think he is going to be very active in the puppy training aspect? LOL But I knew this going in. sigh He is a cutie. Toby not Mark. Well he is cute too I guess. LOL And Toby loves his kennel. Actually puts his lil' self in there to go nitenite.. And no crying about it if I put him in there cause Mommy just needs a time-out. LOL The things us women do for our men. :o)

side note: I was asked if I thought Toby thought, he was mine or Mark's? My reply...Are you kidding? This lil mutt knows WE belong to HIM. LOL

Friday, July 11, 2008

My best Scrabble single word score EVER! And you gotta see what word it is. AND it was a double triple word score. Another first for me. Cool! If anyone ever wants to play with me through email, just let me know.

It is hot here. We broke 90. Blech. Thank God for central air and blinds.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

A peek at what I have been doing.
This scrappy album block is 14 x 17-inches.

This square in a square scrappy is 15-inches.

And I can do zippers now. Yay for me. This lil bitty coin purses measure 4 x 4 1/2-inches. Made from wool with hand applique on the front, coordinating cotton fabric lining. The colors are much MUCH prettier than the crazy pic. I have always been afraid of trying a zipper. But decided to just suck it up and give it a go.

And this is what keeps me going. LOL Nectar of the God's I call it. Mt Dew soda pop. Mark found this cool metal bottle at WalMart and said he knew I needed it. I had actually meant to drink it while watching the fireworks, but in all the hubbub forgot to grab it. (But no worries it is gone now. I washed the bottle and have it on a shelf in my playhouse.) We are blessed to be able to watch the fireworks from our driveway. No fighting the crowds. Just the sceeters. Which actually I chased away when I played with my sparklers. LOLOL Yep I have to have sparkers!