Jan

Words…

Words With Friends…. Scrabble on your phone.  Have you played?  I have. I gotta tell ya, it’s been an experience.  Did you know before Words I did not even know  this whole “Blogland” existed?  Yep, just a mom raising kids, sewing away all by her lonesome.  Until, Words.  It works like this, you have to choose a user name, just like every other application on the iPhone or Internet, logical choice for me was something to do with sewing.  My choice… *sewgirl(a variation of *sewgirl, icon added, if you request “sewgirl” you won’t get me 😉  ).  Then you have to start games.  You can start them randomly, which can be very interesting, either good <3 or badX.  You can search your contacts, or search by user name.  Me, being the dork I am, decided to type in every sewing and quilting term/name I could think of.   You would not believe what came up.  There are a lot of us out there!  I got to play with Jody Burrow one day, you know the inventor of the Square in a Square Ruler.  I was so excited!  Kinda like the time my mom was a telephone operator in 1969, and got to place a person to person call to ELVIS PRESLEY! Hehehe, well, my news might not have been that big, but I was excited! 

In June, I hit pay dirt.  I found my Friend, Melissa, of Sewing Adventures.  I remember her saying, “Do I know you?” To which, I had to reply sheepishly, “No, I’m just a sewing geek, who typed in random sewing terms.  It’s okay if you want to resign.”  Melissa so graciously replied, “No worries, it’s all good.”  From there it’s history.  Quilting friends.  She is the one who introduced me to Blogland.  Many thanks, Melissa!!! xoxoxo

And, as a post script, I’ll just say today was a good day, as I got to put a voice with a face and name…thanks for the chat. 🙂 Looking forward to many more and a hopeful visit!  You made my day.

*Secondary post script, the timing of this post is ironic, in that I am currently taking a break from all games but three 😉  FB friends, thanks for the offers to play, I’ll definitely let you know when I’m back. 🙂

Design Wall Monday

Ok, so I haven’t been posting much about my quilting, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been working on it.  😉
My little business had eaten so much of my sewing time in the last two years, this summer I started MAKING time to quilt again.  That has included collecting all my UFO’s, and, yes, I do plan on getting them on their own page……eventually. Lol 😀

Since I’ve been working on my Brown Bag Quilt, and it used to be called the Ugly Quilt, I decided to show you another one.  Yes, bless my heart(read *you are an idiot* bahahaha), I have TWO.   Remember the good ole days, when you could watch Alex Anderson twice a day if you wanted?  Well, one show had a segment called What to do with Ugly Fabric.  Being the scrappy kinda girl I am, I thought, “That’s for me.”
So I set to work….four years ago.  How do I know, because a very dear friend was expecting her third baby, and I thought it would make a very cute quilt for a little boy.  This sweet child will be four in February. :-/ 

So here is what I have done….

Thirty 4.5 inch blocks, finished this quilt would be 20×24, without borders.  Wondering where to go from here.  Any ideas?  All suggestions welcome. 🙂
Happy Monday! <3 😉

Where Has it Gone?!? (installment two…you know you love me;) )

What else have I failed to tell you about in October? Well, I got to meet my Hero….and everybody reading this is thinking something different…., but… you would be wrong…
Hehehehe.  Isn’t he a cutie!  Iron Man to the rescue, and he LOVES me!  What six year old doesn’t love his momma? 😉

We also went to the state fair…

Kiddos got to see a miniature cotton gin, and grind corn in the hall of industry.

Funny. The things I took for granted as a child, absolutely thrill my kiddos!

This was the sweetest little burro. I would have brought her home, if I had not thought Archer would wring my neck!

These little piggies were just about 36 hours old.  There was another litter just a few hours old, but I decided to spare you that picture(TMI).
There were rides, cotton candy and games on the midway!

It was a great day, and although it marked the third anniversary of Sweet Memory’s home going, I know she would be thrilled that her grandchildren were happy and laughing.  Made the day a lot better for my Daddy and me, too.

I also got out of town for a little R&R, at a nice little B&B! Naps, long baths, good food, and a little shopping, what more could a girl ask for? Saw the coolest mural…

And Shelli, this one’s for you….
As I came down the steps, I looked to my left, and almost stopped to take a pic, while I giggled with memories of years gone by.   When I got down the steps, of course, I wished I had taken the picture, but was too lazy to go back up and get it.  So, I just took it from the street.  Can you read the sign?  When I was in college, there was a time when I just almost got… a….. tattoo.  *gasp*  Oh, and at the moment I was walking down those steps and giggling to myself, I was thanking God for whatever it was that stopped me!  Trust me, four pregnancies later, that would not have been attractive!  Lol. 
Speaking of Shelli, my sweet college roomie.  We lived together in a house just across the street from campus and had a blast, but over the years we had lost touch.  Well, we talked on Friday, and it was great!  Picking up right where we left off, shared history is a good thing.  Later that day she texted me that she had assigned me my own ringtone…(if you’ve only known me for the last 16 years, you might want to sit down) Right Now(for those of you who might be wondering, that’s Van Halen 😉 ).  Oh, to be young again.

And, yes, I do have an opinion in the David/Sammy debate….;)

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