Jan

Happy May Day!!!

Ok, no promises, but I’m just gonna ask if we can pick up where we left off, and catch up along the way.  Sound good? Great! 

Let’s see…where to begin? Since you last heard from me “for real.” 😉 We have had the coldest, snowiest winter on record for our part of the country. Seriously! Remember my picture of our lane last fall? Here’s a reminder

For those of you who might be new to my blog, don’t expect to be wowed by any pictures.  I use my phone, it’s handy. 😉 I do plan on upgrading this summer, tho and there by, obtaining a flash! Woot!!(it’s the little things…hehehe)
Now on with the story… Cold, snow, wet, winter…none of these words are ones that I am sewsowinlove with(just a hint).  Here is our lane one cold February day at about 2:30 in the afternoon…

And, yes, this picture is even worse, because this chick Did Not Get Out of the van to take the picture!  Yep, thru the windshield. 😉 But, you get the idea.  One more then I’ll stop with the weather, cause that’s NOT why you’re reading this blog, Lol.

This is our driveway, that I slid down(oh the things a mother will do for her 13yo daughter and her sleepover plans), but could not get back up!  Had to use the neighbor’s next door and drive across.  I am seriously addicted to the sun, and this season of gray did nothing for my mood. :-/

Let’s see… I did finish the Brown Bag Quilt, but not only have I not been blogging, I haven’t even been reading…not that I don’t think of you often, I just haven’t been on the computer much. So I don’t even know what happened with the whole BBQ thing.  I know it got moved off StashManicure to it’s own blog…anybody wanna catch me up?  Oh, about my BBQ, all it needs is a label, and then I’ll post a pic, but as LittleGuy says, “It works good, mommy.”

I have monogrammed my little heart out with “team wear” for players, coaches, moms and sisters… here’s a cute one

(remember ~ phone camera)
And made jeans to match…

Yeah, she rocked it! 😉

Pieced a quilt for Archer. Must make the sandwich and get it finished!

Did my first complete bedroom…professional pics to follow but here are a couple from the “process.”  Boy, you want to talk about a “learning experience.”  Whew….that’s all I’m gonna say. 😉

Started using Twitter, so much fun! AND Pinterest, so many ideas!

Garden is non-existent, with the cold weather, then the rain… I was feeling awful about this, but with the fact that we’ve had hail twice in the last week, I’m okay with it going in late. 🙂

Well, that’s just a few things that have been going on…we’ll catch up more later. 🙂

Oh, one more thing…guess who came to see me on Easter? Nope, not the Easter Bunny…a Cuddle Bug!

I’m going to ask you to excuse my posture, I tend to melt when she’s around!
Happy May Day!!

yes…..

Yes, I am still kickin’…. 😉  thanks to those of you who’ve checked on me.  Love to you all! oxoxo

Our Weekend…..

How do you spell fun when your at 40 or pushing it??  How about getting together with 19 friends for the weekend!?!  Ok, the who, what, when, where and why….
  The who.  Well, as I said 19 friends, several smaller circles within a larger… All female, of course, some of us have know eachother for almost 17 years…17? Yeah, that long…we’ve gotten engaged, married, birthed babies, sang songs, cried tears, buried parents, and the hardest…buried precious children.  Many joys and sorrows make for strong bonds. I’d love to show you a picture of these dear women, BUT it’s a weekend of no makeup, sloppy clothes and “not so fixed hair.”  They sadly declined to have their photo taken and POSTED! Bahahahaha…..

  The what.  An excuse to get together, men go fishing, hunting, play sports, compete…women create. 😉  It started as a scrapbook weekend, you say, “j, you don’t scrapbook!” And, you, would be correct.  It’s evolved into a do whatever you want weekend.  I brought four projects….

BrownBag Quilt, Farmer’s Wife Sampler, Cathedral Window’s, and fabric for bedskirts for a bedroom redo.

The GOOD NEWS??? I finished the Brown Bag quilt!!!!!!!

Got it basted, quilted and bound!!  What am I gonna do with it now?  I really don’t know.  Thinking it may need to find a new home….

Felt great about getting BBQ finished, and did not feel like starting another big project, sooooo…. since I’m to a point that I “know” why people keep reading glasses EVERYWHERE, and I’m still getting used to needing them…I decided it was time to stock up.  the thing is, you gotta keep them somewhere…my solution..make my own cases..  Wanna see?

Maybe I can show some of the other projects later, got some pics, but I’m having serious issues with uploading pics right now… 😛 such a pain in the rear! (one hour later) Got a few pics to upload…here ya go…
Gaye’s mixer, thank you, Mr. Cricut!  CUTE!!!

 Three wreaths.  I could not count the WREATHS that were made this weekend!  These three made of balloons, acorns and paper.

 These were very cute.  Felt circles folded and attached to wreath forms.  Hehehe…for all you quilters out there, here’s a “funny.”  😉  These girls were cutting these circles of felt with PAPER sissors…yeah, I’m laughing…sorry, friends. 😉  (you should hear how they talk about how “mean” I am…just because I’m honest!  Can you imagine?!?!? hehehehe…I am 😉    ).  They were amazed when they used my spring loaded Fiskars, and Ginghers!  Still giggling…

The when.  Twice a year, once usually later in spring, this time earlier, and once in the fall.  Something to look forward to!!

The where.  Ususally the gathering takes place at a retreat center The Oaks, but this time we met in the home of one of our own.  Many thanks, G!!  It was great!  We did throw a breaker, and G’s hubster had to come home to the rescue…hehehehe….his words when he saw us all…”wow, I’ve got my own sweatshop!”  Only, we all do speak English. ;))   AND, just to be clear, we “split” up the food, not “spit” up the food.  Wanna see?

The Carnage that is the kitchen…

And the MOST important…Coffee station…

Now the biggie…The why.   Seriously? Is that a question in any one’s mind? Collectively we have, and I’m just doing my best here, please do not hold me to this, are you sitting down…?  I’ll give you just a minute to brace yourself…47 children.  Now ask me “why” again. ;))  And we love each one!  BUT sometimes momma needs a break!  So, friends, food, time, coffee…lots of coffee(and for some diet coke), good music, p.j.’s(all day if you want), and, of course, WWF.  ðŸ˜‰

Love to you all!!!

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