words to live by.......

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming, "WOO HOO what a ride!!"

Friday, October 28, 2011


Oh my God........game 6, between the beer and Xanax, I have no finger nails!  No only kidding, did drink a beer or 2, the game was AWESOME!
Game 7 here we come......watch out Rangers!  So with that said.....beer iced.....check, hot dogs for dinner......check and at 6:30 the comfy pj's on, TV set at channel 2 and DON'T CALL, OR TEXT.........I am busy!!!!!
Yesterday I worked in the sewing room for the first time in 3 weeks and boy did it feel good.  Got my November block done for Long Distance Quilting Bee for Evelyn, yes I know its not even November.  I made a promise to myself that I would not fall behind again!
I personally love this......I sure hope Evelyn does!

Since the following blocks are for me, made from instruction provided on BOM I got a late start, and I am following an idea from another member, I am making 2 blocks of each.  I think, haven't quite decided yet but I am leaning towards "quilt as you go".

I really love these prints, it looks a little busy but since it for my quilt I like it!  If I quilt as I go, I am going to use a different backing for each block, no two alike.  I will also hand quilt with different color threads to give each block its own personality.

Ok, with that said......................
GO CARDS!!!!!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

It's about time!!

Gosh, almost 3 weeks since surgery........arm is feeling great, but hip not so great!!  I had a little set back and now I am taking some antibiotics for an infection!!!  I can not wait for 2011 to be over, ugh!

My poor grandson Jake had to have his tonsils and adenoids taken out last Friday.......poor baby!  I assured his Mom (my oldest daughter Shayne) that he will be fine and playing havoc with the world soon!

and by the end of the day he was eating Popsicles!!

Well, yesterday I had to call the boys (my son Jay, my step son Zach and my son in law Joey) over to help with the horses.  The are almost out of hay and they had to go and get 6 BIG bales for me.  They are so helpful.....and I get to see my daugther Sam and of course Belle!!  Yes I know, she is beautiful......and no I am not prejudice!  Really I am not.

Her Uncle Jay thinks so too!

I am going to do alittle sewing this week and see how my arm and hip do.......I am missing my sewing machines so much, lol.  I guess I could be called a "junkie", withdraws are a bitch!  Maybe today I will go up and just sit in my sewing room for awhile, that should take the edge off!!

I am going to leave you with:

Me and my Belle.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

One More Time

Two more days and I will doing it all over again, and I hope and pray it is for the last time.  I know God will only give me what I can handle, but.......he is trying me!  I know if I let this get me down my recovery time will take alot longer, so my attitude is, "whats one more time!"

I spent Monday doing some sewing, and I plan on doing the same today, and tomorrow.  I got to get in as much as I can because I know I will be in a sling for at least 2 weeks.  I refuse to fall behind in my guilds again.  So I completed Sara's block for October (LDQB). 

I hopefully will get my squishes today for Amy's October block (OYGB) and I can get that completed too!  Keep your fingers crossed for me.  So I got my squishes, and I love the colors.  They are so bright and cheery.  I now have to get my butt in gear and get it done so when I get home and do a little recovery I can get them in the mail before the end of the month!

A little secret....I also cut out an Halloween outfit for Izzy (my American Girl) I hope to finish that today too!  Wish me luck...........................