Thursday, March 26, 2009

Busy with everything except quilting!!!

After running interview sessions for 2 Saturdays in a row, I now have all the applicant data in a spreadsheet, and we are ALMOST ready to create the "you are hired" letters. And this week we had pinewood derby for the Cub Pack, and tomorrow is a tour of the local Police Station. I've NOT done a good job of selling See's Candy for my ESA group (bummer!)

I guess with all my busy-ness, I just have not had the energy to post on my blog. So please forgive me, and hang in there. I hope things settle down soon.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Quick Post.

Just to let you all know I'm feeling a little better. Thanks for all your good wishes. We just got back from Phoenix. Yes, in the last three weeks that first DH was sick, and then myself... We've been to Phoenix 5 times. I hope we did not infect too many people. (But I noticed a lot of other people coughing too!)

In this last trip down and back, I tatted a little heart. I'll show you later when I have energy to take a picture. It is my first tatting from a pattern off the net.

And a quick note to some friends: A - I picked up your quilts, and promise to get them to you soon. They look good, I think! N - I started trying to figure out what weekends we have free. I think there are about 3 or 4 to choose from, so hope one of these will work. I'll get that info to you soon.

Oh, and one of my trips to Phoenix was so the eye Dr could check my retina again. The laser procedure worked perfectly, and I can go 6 months before he sees me again!! Yippee! I still have a little clearish blob in my vision, but it is still improving with time.

Hugs all!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Cough, Cough, Cough, Sneeze

Sorry for not posting is such a long time. My DH was kind enough to share the cold/flu with me, and I have just not felt like posting any type of "creative" message. (And darn, I had real hopes that my flu shot was going to keep me from catching it!!). Oh, well. I hope I can slow down long enough to get over this bug.

Take care, and stay well!


Monday, March 9, 2009

Perfect when Travelling by Car

I have found the perfect activity to keep myself occupied while travelling by car. I've tried quilting handwork, and the bumpiness of the ride makes it difficult for me to do the type of work I want to do. On our last trip to Phoenix, I took my tatting with me. Now I'm a very beginning beginner, but I found needle tatting in January at our yearly craft show in Phoenix. I've made a little sample bookmark, which I showed you before. Now I want to show you what I made while traveling:

The tatting is laying on top of my cutting mat, which is marked in a one inch grid pattern. I don't know what I'm going to use this for, but Iwas thinking it would be really pretty around the neck of a t-shirt. I'm using size 8 thread. Oh, and I found the pattern on the internet. It is called "Lacy Lace-Free Pattern", and was from Beverly Elrod BellaOnline's Tatting Editor. (This is the info on the page I printed.) On the right side of the picture you can see threads leading away from the work. This is where I joined threads, and this will be the first time I will need to hide the threads in my work. My beginner book gives some directions, so I will have to re-read that, and figure out how to do this.

The suggestions in the pattern mentioned stringing beads on the thread ahead of time, and placing them in the picots (little loops) of the lace. I can really see them on the bottom side of the lace, either in the large loops only, or in all three loops. This is something I'd like to try soon.


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Please HELP!!

My cousin and her daughter would really appreciate all the help they can get. Between March 1st and March 16, they are hoping to get the most votes to win the contest.

Oh, what contest? Well, her daughter is engaged, and lives in upstate New York. The Buffalo News is running a contest for the "Ultimate Wedding", and the couple that gets the most votes wins a $30,000 wedding! (Sounds like a dream come true, doesn't it!!) So here is the web address directly to her voting page: Vote for Fawn. Remember, you can vote up to 10 times each day, and vote every day until March 16th.