Monday, November 14, 2011

Movie Monday 11/14/2011

Good Morning everyone!  Sorry this is a little late.  I had some computer problems but I am now set to go.

This week’s video is a little self-serving but I am not getting paid or anything to show it.  I thought you all might like to see how I-any many others-set up for machine quilting.  While it may seem a little tedious-it takes me about a half hour to an hour now-it sure beats crawling around on the floor basting or safety-pinning my quilts!  My set up is similar to Kathy’s-I just have a different version of the frame.


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Happy Birthday!

So ends another birthday week.  Katie and I are another year older.  Below are a couple more pictures.  Katie blowing out her candles and the beautiful flower that Mimi and John sent me.  Thanks to all for all my birthday wishes! Also thanks to my brothers and aunt for a great Italian dinner today.  Oh dear, I weigh in tomorrow!DSC02859


Thursday, November 10, 2011

29 Years Old!


It is not as pretty as Katie can do but it is filled with love and pride for my Katie.  We love you and hope you have a great birthday!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Movie Monday 11/7/11

Sometimes things just fall in your lap.  I was pondering what this week’s  video should be when this one showed up on my Google reader.

Seriously, I have never mastered making a knot.  I just skrunch up my thread, give it a tug and hope for the best.  But I think I can master one now.  This video will show you , too!


by shinyhappywendi

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Special Delivery

My husband came home last night and told me there was a package on the front porch. I get a lot of deliveries but I was not expecting this:


Adrienne and Joe sent me an herb wreath for my birthday (next week).  Right now it is hanging where my clock that hasn’t worked in years usually hangs.  It was suggested that I hang it on the side of my fridge so that I can use as I am cooking.

Isn’t it pretty?  Thank you Adrienne, Joe, and Leonard!  I love you and miss you!

Thursday, November 3, 2011


I rarely get introspective on this blog but I am hoping that writing about this will help me feel better.

My feelings are very easily hurt.  I have tried, with difficulty, to develop a thicker outer skin but sometimes I it doesn’t help.  I try to cover it with jokes, which sometimes gets me into trouble.  I say things to other people which makes me feel even worse. I suppose that is why I am always apologizing to people.  I don’t want them to feel like I do!

Anyway something happened yesterday.  To tell you all what happened won’t change anything.  But, to make myself feel better, I ate 5 sugar cookies.  Which only made me feel worse. Then I felt bad-and nauseated.

I AM NOT GOING TO DO THAT ANYMORE! (OK- I will try very hard not to do that anymore…) Since July I have lost 22 pounds.  Of that I am very proud.  I can’t blame anyone else for my eating habits but I can try to control how I react.  I have always told my daughters, You can’t change other people; you can change how you react to them.  Maybe I will take my own advice…

On a lighter note…Remember these?


Well, since I posted I have made 6 more!  I included a key chain on a couple.  They are very addictive!