Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Of course, with the rain and sunshine the grass will continue to grow and I will continue to mow. Yesterday I edged and trimmed and mowed. Too bad you won't be able to tell in a couple of days. Just like cleaning the house - it never lasts long!! Oh, well, it seems it's the only way I'm going to get any exercise.
My sales drought continues. The only thing I've sold online since January, I think, is a pincushion and that was to one of my online buddies. (You know who you are!) I've never had one last this long before, but I'm keeping up my hopes that it will end soon. At our next Quilter's Corner Red Tag Sale, most of my totes will be 50% off listed price so keep your eye out for some great deals. In fact, they will be on sale at all my venues just to be fair to all my customers.
I want to wish all of you a Happy April. I hope no one falls prey to bad April Fools Day pranks. And I really hope no one falls prey to this awful worm/virus that's supposed to rear its ugly head tomorrow. Be sure your virus protection program is up to date and, if you're running on a PC, be sure you've gotten all the Microsoft updates to ensure you have the designated patch.
Good Tuesday, all!!
Monday, March 30, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
I did a stupid thing last night. I have one covered litter box in the bathroom and one of my cats, Missy, likes to hide in there. I was washing my face last night and she decided to nip at my leg (no injury from that). In reaction I turned and kicked at the litter box. The problem is that I was wearing flip flops at the time and actually hit the box. I split the nail on my big toe and almost lost part of it. I washed it off, slathered it with Neosporin and put a bandaid on to hold the nail in place. The nail seems pretty secure this morning, but I can't wear regular shoes. Good thing I don't have to go anywhere today. Makes me feel kind of foolish; kind of like when my grandpa kicked the pig and broke his toe! lol I always said it served him right so I guess I deserved it, even though the box is fine as is Missy. I think I saw her laughing behind her paws.
Friday, March 27, 2009
They were predicting more rain for today, but I think it's all north of us. That's ok with me. I don't need anymore water in my backyard lake at present. I hope that goes down enough that I can mow the grass that is growing as I type.
Time to go and scoop all the litter boxes. My favorite chore! NOT!! lol However it is a necessary evil.
If the sun holds out for tomorrow I can get pictures of a quilt and a quilting tote done tomorrow so I can show them off and get them listed in my various venues. So I'll at cha' later!!
This isn't the latest flood, but this is what it usually looks like. The water is up over the sidewalk.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
I'm currently working on a cute sewing tote made from two Debbie Mumm fabrics. The base color is a lovely milk chocolate brown with touches of citrusy yellows, greens and oranges. The pockets are trimmed with a yellow-gold crackle print. It will be the perfect tote to transport all of your quilting goodies to a class or quilting bee. There will be plenty of room for scissors, rotary cutters, thread, needles, pins, rulers, templates and, of course, fabric. I should have it finished today, but the weather will play a role in when I can get good pictures. Watch this space for this great tote.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
No sewing today, but did get important errands done. The most important being getting the cat food. I also got the renewal sticker for the car, some lottery tickets, Buddy's glaucoma meds and Micha's supplement and fluids. Whew!!! After today I'm really hoping one of those lottery tickets pays off!
It is very windy outside and I fully expected to see the Wicked Witch of the North go flying by on her bicycle!! The wind means the weather will be changing and they are predicting rain for the next three days. That will be good sewing weather.
I haven't had much luck in selling my totes and crib quilts lately and am looking for something new to make. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Guess I should do some research on what's selling in the handmade arena.
Off to get some chores done before leaving for my meeting. I hope everyone has a great week!
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
We don't want to waste this fabric, do we?
And, speaking of spring, I want to wish everyone a happy Spring Equinox/Ostara!! The wheel continues to turn.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
These are my two recently finished crib quilts - the teddy bear one for boys and the ballerina for girls. Both are backed with two layers of flannel and are the perfect size for a crib or car seat. They would also make a great "lovey" or security blanket for a toddler.
I can't wait for you to see the next one. I'm hoping to have it finished by the end of the weekend. Hint - it has little cowgirls on it!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
For other great buys search eBay using QCG Red Tag or QCG RTS. Don't miss out on some great deals!
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I just listed this cute little crib quilt. I'm trying so hard to use up the fabrics in my stash. I think this print was in a bunch of fabric I got from a lady on Freecycle a couple of years ago. Anyway, it was just enough for the quilt. The red was leftover from my grandson's Christmas present. I did have to buy the blue, but it's something I can use on other things.
Monday, March 9, 2009
I'll do an update after the next vet visit unless something comes up beforehand.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I am also following two foreign language twitters to try to buff up my Spanish and French - French Byki and Spanish Byki. Sort of like a word a day calendar, but on Twitter. And each one has a link to a website where you can hear the word spoken and see and hear it in a sentence. I may have to sign up for Italian, too!
AmericaHandmade is another great one - spreading the word about buying American Handmade items. She features lots of different artists and crafters.
I also follow a lot of my fellow quilters, Etsy, Facebook and, of course, Dr. Phil (?). I'll keep adding to my favorites list as I find more.