Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cottages and Halloween

You have been boo-ed
I have been boo-ed from Mel. I am on my way to boo I come...:)

Here are the rules:

Go to as many friends as you want and tell them they've been "B00-ed."

Have them link back to your blog to pick up their Halloween Treat (picture) and tell them to Boo their friends.

Then put the picture in your side bar so everyone knows that you've already been "boo-ed" and to send the picture to someone else.


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

goodies from Australia

Look what came all the way from Australia! I received this in the mail yesterday from my Secret Stitcher's Angel Dale. I'm not able to find her blog but will keep trying to find and see if I can get information from Helen. She did an amazing job. I love it so much and guess what colors she used? Can you guess? I guess so because you can see the picture of it but I love pink and I love the soft muted tones she used. Thank you so much:) They truly are amazing:) Thank you so much Dale!!:)

Now my to do list for this week:
  1. Do my cottage blocks and get mailed to T at purple & paisley by Friday.
  2. Finish my stitcher's Angel projects and get them mailed by Friday.
So tonight my machine will be humming away finishing up my projects. Once my halloween swap partner receives her goodies I will show you what I did. It has been hard not to post what I have been working on since I can't show what I have been doing but pretty soon I can post:)

Todays words of wisdom:
Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless your scared.
- Edward Rickenbacker


Monday, October 27, 2008

Week-end with high school girlfriend


I had a wonderful week-end with a girlfriend that I hadn't seen since high school. Wow, I was worried that I wouldn't recognize her and nervous we wouldn't have anything to talk about. Boy was I wrong we had such a good time. I kept her running from the time she landed. We went to shoreline village and ate at the yardhouse thursday evening. Friday we went to Huntington Beach, the Aquarium, Knott's Scary Farm where we had the poop scared right out of us. Saturday we went to hollywood and went on a bus tour and saw all the look alikes:) and walked the star of fame seeing all the stars:)

She left Sunday morning and then I finished my quilting projects that I had to get out but can't show until they get to there destination:) Once they do then I will post them until then I will show you my pictures of the week-end:)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Guess what...I did it:) I passed my Algebra class!! I am now free for a little bit to get caught up on some major quilting. I also need to get all my swaps done so they won't be looming over my head and need to make some trips to some fun quilt stores around the area...Just need to find them... Thank you for all your support to everyone and now to show you what I was awarded yesterday from Messy Karen...

the Blogging Friends Forever rules are:
1. only five people allowed.
2. four have to be dedicated followers of your blog.
3. one has to be someone new, or recently new to your blog, or live in another part of the world.
4. you must link back to whoever gave you the BFF award.

Let's see if I can do this: I pick
1. Em - for being so supportive
2. KR - who has just started a blog and happens to be Em's mom.
3. Kerri - who has been a great supporter
4. Susan - also did a great job on the halloween swap:)
5. Tina - who has been great

I did it! I hope you girls are ok with this. Some people don't enjoy getting tagged. I hope you enjoy it and please take it as a compliment


Libby tagged me to share 6 random things about myself. So here goes:

1) I love chocolate...any kind fixed any way. Never enough chocolate and if I could make that my main meal I would. It is the only way I get milk. I inherited that from my dad. He loves chocolate cake in a bowl with milk preferably whole milk he is so funny. Which leads me to #2

2) I am so lucky to have my Dad! He is the best Dad anyone could ask for. I tell my dad everything and he is my biggest supporter in life. He sometimes has a had time understanding from a girls view but I love my dad with all of my heart. He is so good about telling me every time we talk how much he loves me and how proud he is of me. I can't say enough about him. I Love you DAD!!! I have to edit this...(I just got a message from my dad---his words of encouragement for today is..."When you can't sleep--don't count sheep---talk to the Shepard"

3) After my husband was killed I learned to play in the dirt and enjoy it. I love to plant flowers now and love to plant and clean up in the fall to get the ground ready for next spring. Oh how I miss those times.

4) I am a fly by the seat of my pants...I love to do things with out planning ok sometimes it creates major havoc in my life but I do pretty good with that and it is probably the reason God decided I needed to have 3 boys before he gave me my 1 girl. It prepared me to have 3 boys a day short of 2 years and not even twins. Wow how I did it now is amazing...I think I shall pat myself on the back for this...:)

5) I love to meet people. My kids always laugh at me because I am always finding someone to talk to where ever I go. They say "Mom do you even know that person?" I say no but I do now and am glad I got to meet them:)

6) I am not very creative...I know with my love for quilting I should be but I depend on patterns and my friends to help me out. Again I love my friends:)

I did it:)...

Here are the rules for being tagged:
1. Link to the person who tagged you. OK, I did that. Click on Libby's name above.
2. Put the rules on the blog. Did that too! You are reading them.
3. Write 6 random things about yourself. See the list above.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Final Exam Saturday

Sorry I haven't been blogging. I have been putting all my time into my final Algebra exam on Saturday the 18th. This was a condensed 9 week class that has been tough. Somedays I feel like I am to old to do this. Last Saturday I got back my test that I had taken 2 weeks ago and had the 2nd highest score in the class! Let me tell you it was only a 76 so I don't know if that is good or bad...I am still struggling with it but my goal is to pass the class. Once I am a nurse they aren't going to ask me what my grades were in school they are going to make sure I have a license. Right?
So last Friday night I had been studing all week and had my homework done for the week and since I live such a quiet life I was tired of studying and needed to treat myself to something fun. So guess what I did? I made the table topper that I won from here...:) I love Des and Corrie. Des has been one of my many biggest supporters cheering me on for my algerbra class. Thank you all for supporting me on this. When you don't have anyone at home to cheer you on it is nice to have you all cheering me on and has kept me going...I love all of you and Thank you to Nanette also for being one of my biggest supporters!:) I am going into study mode till Saturday afternoon then I will be back:)

I am leaving you with this food for thought:

Bring Positive People Into Your World
You need to surround yourself with people who care about and support you even in your darkest hours. Avoid those who nag, complain or involve you in their problems, says Kirshenbaum. Toxic people, who put you down to lift their own spirits, suck the life right out of you. Spending more time with those who make you feel good about yourself or inspire you in some way will revive you.

Never Live In The Past
Quit dwelling on what may have happened in the past had you made different decisions. Instead, focus on the here and now and what you need to do to move forward. Do you want to go back to school? Change careers? Be more adventurous? Put the spark back in your romance? "You are in charge of the meaning in your life," says Kirshenbaum.

Enjoy Life
Fun is fuel. Those who genuinely enjoy an activity tend to excel at it; job, sport, etc. Enjoy life and you will excel. Focus on what you love about your life. Make a list of all the things you have enjoyed in the past. If it was fun once, it will be again. Now, go do it!


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

stitchers angel

Can you see something here...Could this be for a project for my stitchers angel???


Monday, October 6, 2008

i did some stitchin


check this out...I had some time after my algerbra test I worked on my halloween secret...I can only show a little until it goes in the mail this week...I hope she will like it????

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

a giveaway

I am busy studying for Algebra big exam on Saturday so can't take time to post...I still check on my favorite blogs...I do want to say thank you to Des and Corrie at Quilt Taffy!!! I received my winning bag of goodies and will post later this week:) Will show what I got:) Thank you so much!!
I also want to mention a 100th post giveaway over at Quilter Going Banana's...Go sign up:)

Have a great day:)