Jan

Stash Report (here we goooo…….)

New years resolution number 102 – use up some of this fabric!  😉

Who of us doesn’t say this….EVERY YEAR!! Hehehe….

Last year I joined in mid-year, and in my perfectionism was conflicted.  The conflict?  Well, I use my stash for more that quilting, and, on a good day….it even brings me a little $$. 🙂   I think I’m past that though.  Quilters are some of the nicest people I know, and even if my purposes are a little different than yours…I’m praying you will just take me as I am.

This is some of my stash….

I’ve got the flatfolds…
And sometimes I get busy(did I say “sometimes” Lol!) and things get messy….and uhmmmmm stay that way…hence, have you EVER seen a full picture of my sewing room.  Nope, and you probably won’t. 😉
And there are containers…that look like this after a mad search.  When I’ve been whispering under my breath, saying, “It’s in here, I know it’s here, where can it be….” Sound familiar?

And then  there are the bolts…yes, bolts.  Some of them are near full.  Oh, my.  Well…I got a “deal.”  How could I resist?

There’s more, but I’ll spare you.  Yes, I know you’re grateful. Lol….. 

On to the Stash Report…..

Used this Week: 0
Used YTD: 0
Added this Week: 0
Added YTD: 0
Net used 2011: 0

Can’t get any closer to the starting line than that!  Let’s Goooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

See you next week!

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year, EVERYBODY!!!!  Oh, yeah, new year, new start, clean slate…. Well, a girl can wish, can’t she?  The month of December has been crazy busy…as if it isn’t always and for everyone…I had to cut my losses, and the blog fell, as Dave Ramsey would say, “below the line.” 😉  BUT…Watch Out!!! I’m back. Hehehe… 

In December we played basketball, well, you know “I” didn’t play, but I did attend the games. 🙂 We took a little trip to Branson with the fam, including my sweet Daddy, Brother, Sister in Love, and you know….the Little Cuddle Bug….

Nicey…the Divine Miss Em

Then it was home to finish up rehearsals and put on a Christmas show….Look, Sweet Memory…

I’m home….. oohhhh….how sweet it was and is!

A great time was had by all!!!



Christmas was wonderful filled with family and smiles….


Sweet Sister in Love

 And through it all…I was playing Words…Yes, don’t say it, I KNOW I’m obsessed!  K will say, “no wonder I don’t hear from you anymore…you’ve got a whole other group of friends.”  And…she would be right!  When there’s a ballgame on, I’m too tired to concentrate at the sewing machine, riding in the car, and I’m bored…and none of the “regulars” are on… I’ll start random games.  The first time I did this and hit pay dirt was last spring/early summer…that’s when I picked up Sewcute, Mr. Typo’s(hehehe don’t worry, he doesn’t know about this blog, or anything past my first name, so it won’t hurt his feelings), Julia, The TX Rider, and The Business Man…still playing with all of these. 😉  In August, a No New Opponents rule was put in place, because of a certain Mr.NoName!!  Got to be careful… What a jerk!  Only recently have I started random games again.  And one Tuesday evening in December…I hit the jackpot again!!  With this load I got Ms.AZ, Jess, and The Poet…a couple more but these are the three that I’ve gotten to “know”.  So, this morning The Poet asks me to finish the sentence, “The new year…”  I respond with some dribble about it being my last year of my thirties, the kiddos, you know, nothing earth shattering.  Then I informed him that turn about is fair play.  His response came off the cuff, and I’d like to share it with you…

“The new year rang in exactly on time – the only given it is allowed.  For some, it will be their first, for others their last.  For most, the new year is the balance of mind and heart.  The mind concerned of what can be; the heart with what should be. The mind leads the way – analytically plotting where our physical body should tread.  Concerned as it should be with singular survival.  The heart, bless it, is concerned with what is best for all. I only hope that I find the balance between my mind and heart, physical existence and spiritual empathy.  It is
my goal; my quest.”
The Poet
Happy New Year!!
soooo looking forward to spending it with you, All my Bloggy Friends!!

What’s a Girl to Do?

Okay, I’ve got an event coming up. Needed something to wear. UUhhhgggg….that means shopping. Unless it’s fabric, I want no part of it!! Sights like this…

and this….
Kind of make my head spin, and my stomach queasy.  BUT!  I must find something to wear. 🙁  AND don’t even let me think I might have to try on something in a store!  Hate it with a passion.  I know, definitely not typical.  So called up my Kansas…wanna see her…hehehe…she’s gonna kill me…
Thanks to Bobby D for the photo!

And we set up a time to “get er done.”  When we met that morning, she told me what she thought of my explanation of wanting to go early in the day and “get it over with.” How she had thought to herself…”this is jan…”   Lol!  
We met in the parking lot at 9:15, it was cold, and she laughed when she saw I had worn my flip flops.  I told her I had worn flips, low rise jeans and a shirt that would slip over my head, for easy access…  I knew she would have me trying on more than I even wanted to think about. :p 
Here she is arranging things in order for me to try on….a friend, indeed
The dress in front…lol, can you say, “Austin Powers”
Obviously, there was something I liked, because I ended up with TWO pictures of it!  Yeah, if you’re looking to buy a jacket, make it leather, if you can. ;))

Do you see this RACK of clothes?!?  I tried on the WHOLE thing!  My mother would never believe it!
Did love the red ruffles, by the way… 😉  Might have to go back and get that AND the leather! 😀
Look at these two!  Where does she think I’m going???  And, yes, I tried them on…yeah, I’m laughing, even now. hehehehe

And the winner is….
Grey skirt, black velvet jacket, and that blouse…I don’t even know what to call it, BUT I do know that I don’t have to worry about jewelry!  *bonus*
Whew….after all that…we headed to Panara’s for hot chocolate(K), coffee(me) and scones…  AND can I just say…. I was home in time to feed my kids lunch!
Thanks, K! oxoxoxo
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