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!!"

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Monday, monday.......err I mean Thursday

It's hard to believe that it is November, especially in Missouri, because it is 70 degrees outside, yes I said 70!!!  I had to make a trip to the local store and I wore shorts, tee shirt and my flip flops!  No I am not complaining.......living is Missouri all my life (except for the 2 months in Arizona in high school) I absolutely hate, hate, hate winter.  I hate wearing a coat, the only hats I like wearing are ball caps and cowboy hats and I never wear gloves, unless I am riding.  Which all of you know I have done in over 16 months!  But we wont get into that now.  So, I am loving this weather but fear that when winter hits us, it will hit hard!!!!
Burrrrr now I am cold!

Where or where has this week gone!

For all my quilter fans, if you love give aways you will love this........
,http://lilysquilts.blogspot.com/2011/11/christmas-gifts-for-quilters-mahusive.html Lilly Quilt's what beautiful works she does too!  I sure hope the "Good Luck Fairy" keeps me in mind for this one.

Tuesday, I went and got my hair cut and colored for my up coming and well deserved vacation, what ya think.......

and yes I am  "trying" to rock that feather!!

and finally today, after a brief meeting I have to sit down and make 2 list, yes 2......one for shopping for our family Thanksgiving dinner Sunday and the other a check list so I don't forget to pack something.  I am not going to tell you where I am going because I am taking my lap top and will be posting pictures of my "travels"!  So you who do know........please keep it a secret!

With that said.........

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thank You

To all the men and women that have or still fighting for freedom, Thank You!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Rain, Rain go away!

Got up early this morning to the sounds of rain, lots of rain.  When we needed it to rain this summer where was this?  It is cold too, which in combination with the rain I have the worse pain in my right arm, great!  Oh well, life goes on, so I will grin and bare it!  Things could be so much worse.  See I am smiling.......
I didn't do any kind of sewing yesterday at all......nope that's right, none!  Why do I sound so happy about that, well my daughter Sami and I spent the whole afternoon scrapbooking!  I haven't done that in a couple of years. 

Yes that's me in the ball cap.....I absolutely hate to have my picture taken (can't you tell). 

So you can imagine the photos I have on disc's!  But I only did a few pages, but I am very proud of what I finished.  Now I have to fine that darn scrapbook I bought a couple of years ago.  I put it up for safe keeping..........

not bad if I must say so myself!!!

Well, you know I could let the kids leave without me snapping a few pictures of Belle, what kind of MawMaw would I be!
No, she isn't blowing her nose, she is trying to eat a paper towel!  She is so darn cute!!!!

So, with that said........

Friday, November 4, 2011


Wow, I can't believe the weekend is almost here!!  I am glad to get that hour back that I lost in spring......................
the down size gaining back time is now it is dark very early........well like they say you can't have your cake and eat it too!!

I have been doing alot more sewing this week, which anyone that knows me knows that is when I am my happiest (well, unless the grandbabies are here, they are number one, two, three and four!!!!)
This isn't a very good picture, the fabric is a very beautiful orange.  This block was made with the help EQ7.  I just start using EQ in October and didn't do more than play around with the blocks that was on the program.  So when OYG Hive B Shanna requested a block called "Lovely Squares" I decided to try my hand at designing my own.  I think it looks pretty darn good.
This is the finished piece!

Now I also finished 2 blocks (which makes me caught up with the rest of the group) for Bloggers BOM.  I really like them alot.  I have also made the decision to "quilt as you go" for the quilt.
I did square it up after I saw the picture.....lol and number 2

now aren't  these colors fabulous!!!!!!  Yea I thought so too!

This is the first block for Bloggers BOM that is quilted.......I really like it and it will make this quilt go by much faster I think.  Maybe I should say I hope.  I have started working on the second block and I have my layout plan.

So as you can see the blocks will be opposite, more or less.  Really excited about seeing Novembers block. 

I also had some company, Shayne, her husband Richard and the boys came over Sunday to see us.  Hayden is getting so big so fast, 6 months old.....

Even Daisy can't believe how big he is getting!

Ok, with that said I will leave you with this.......

I got myself a new lens for my Canon......700mm and I had to try it out, isn't this amazing!