Month: October 2007


Well, even though I had an extremely busy day at work, my vet was able to work Lulu in for me.  I took her and dropped her off, and was able to leave work for a few minutes to pick her up and run her back home when he was done with her.  She still isn’t back to her normal self, but we have some new medicines.  She does have some ear infection, and some bacterial infection in her skin, but it is all coming from her allergies.  I don’t like it when my little dog Lulu isn’t happy 😦

Busy Saturday

Today started off like normal, with coffee 🙂 , only not as early as most days.  Then I had to do emergency grooming on Lulu.  She is having a horrible time with allergies this year.  I have already taken her for shots, but she keeps itching.  Yesterday, while we were at work, she apparently scratched under her chin til she made a large hot spot.  I didn’t notice it til yesterday evening.  DH made a quick trip to the grocery store to see what we could get, came home with medicated shampoo, and a couple bottles of stuff that is supposed to help.  We cleaned up the area last night, as best as we could, and put medicine on it, and little socks on her back feet to try to minimize her scratching.  This morning, I got the clippers out, and cut all her hair as short as I could, bathed her with the medicated shampoo, doctored her up, and have spoiled & pampered her as much as possible today.  I will call the vet Monday and get her back in for more shots.  Poor baby.

Also, I worked on our entryway hallway some more.  I am almost done with the texturing…one more coat on one side and it will be ready for paint as soon as it’s all dried out.  I finished Kilz-ing the paneling on the bottom half of the walls, and got one side painted.  The new color looks really nice, I think. 

Also, I went to the shop with DH, and we pulled out a retail gondola shelf that he had disassembled and stored in the back.  We cleaned it up and put it together, and filled it up with my packages of Quilter’s Dream batting.  Now to get the word out to the local quilters that we have it available in the shop.

I am excited to report that I have found a group of longarmers that meets once a month, and I have been invited to go to their meetings.  It’s a two hour drive for me, but I am really looking forward to going and meeting them.  This month’s meeting was today, and I was hoping to get to go, but with Lulu like she was, I wasn’t about to leave her.  Hopefully, I will get to go next month.  I found them through one of our local deputies.  Since I work in the adult probation office, we visit often, and he knows about my quilting.  His mom is a longarmer, and the meetings are in her shop.  He talked to his mom and got me invited. 

Oh! I had a wonderful surprise this morning while drinking my coffee and surfing the blogs I like to keep up with.  Gina had a contest on her blog, on her birthday.  I won the drawing!  How fun!  I need to think of a contest for my blog.  Maybe a celebration contest when I hit 10,000 views.  This is the 2nd blog contest I have won.  Earlier this year I won some of Gayle’s gorgeous hand dyed fabrics.  Hmmm…maybe I need to be buying more lottery tickets 🙂 !

The NASCAR race is on, so I must get back to watching!  My favorite driver is Bobby Labonte.  He is driving with lots of pink on his car tonight for breast cancer awareness.  I am calling it the Boobie Cure Car! Go Bobby in the Boobie Cure Car!

What am I thinking???

Someone, slap me upside the head with a fat quarter!  WHY am I dragging fabrics out of the stash to start another project?  Seriously, why?? Do I not have enough other projects going on that I need to be working on? So what is this pile of fabric doing in my quilting room floor, hoping to become part of this wallhanging? I think I have a problem…QADD (Quilter’s Attention Deficit Disorder) 🙂


Not much sewing going on

I am sitting here drinking my coffee, before I go get ready for work.  How would I ever get my day started without my coffee!? I took a couple of vacation days Friday and Monday.  We left Friday afternoon to head up to Nebraska to visit my oldest stepdaughter and her family.  They have purchased their first home and we had a great time going to see them and it.  I had a little, bitty shadow the whole time I was there.  I wish I had remembered to take my camera.  Miss Caitlynn will be three in December and she is a doll.  She went everywhere I went, even sleeping with me the last night.  Her two big brothers are growing up so fast and are in a new school this year, and doing great.  It was wonderful to get to spend time with them.  We had to be back Sunday evening for a class my son has been taking at church.  But Monday morning, we got up and drove to Amarillo to go shopping.  I don’t know if it’s the changing season or what, but the “home improvement bug” seems to have bitten me.  We went to Lowe’s and Home Depot.  I got two new light fixtures and a new ceiling fan/light for the bedroom.  DH installed one of the new light fixtures in the entryway last night.  I picked up paint sample cards and I think I have decided on new colors for the entryway, and eventually the living room.  My son announced that he wants to change his bedroom (again) from his current Texas Longhorn theme, to a dark blue, dark brown, cream color scheme.  As soon as the words are out of his mouth, I am already imagining the fabulous quilt I can make in those colors and he says “I don’t want a quilt, I want a comfortor! I want something fluffy”.  How can this be? Is that really what MY child said???  :-0  Oh well, I’m still planning the quilt…it can go on top of the “fluffy” thing 😉 .  I am also really in the mood to be sewing and creating…although I haven’t done any of that since last week. 

And now that Kim Stotsenberg’s new book is finally out, I can say how excited, surprised, and honored I was when she asked me if she could include a picture of a wallhanging I quilted in her book! And she sent me my very own copy as a gift. Thank you, Kim!

And now my coffee is almost gone and I MUST get up from here and go get dressed for the office.  Later taters!

The Right Choice

After I got off work today, I finished quilting my customer’s wallhanging.  Changing thread really was the right choice.  I’m very pleased with the way it turned out.  Hope she is, too!


Sometimes things just work out like they were supposed to all along

While picking out the Signature variegated thread, I really began to question my choice of it on this little top in the first place.  So, when I got it all set up to quilt again, I decided to switch to the Rainbows Autumn.  I did some stitching on my practice sandwich, tension was perfect, and did a row on the top.  It looks so much prettier than the Signature did! I really think the Signature was too heavy and stood out too much, where the Rainbows complements it without stealing the show.  I only did one row, as I was already tired, but now I look forward to finishing it.  Perfect tension on this row, too.  Oh well, live and learn.