Friday, October 31, 2008

I have made a decision and that is I am going to put the quilt I am making for Kris away for right now. Her birthday is in May so I have time.

I have this pattern and I want to use batiks on it. I have never done a wall hanging and this will be my first one to work on. I will have to stop at the store to get the batiks on my way home tonight. I have never worked with batiks before and I hear that it is very nice material to work with. It is a pattern that I will be able to cut out quickly and put together quickly, hopefully done before the end of the weekend.

Raychel is not well and will probably be back in the hospital before the weekend is over. A month ago she had a severe liver damage from taking Tylenol Cold and Flu for 2 days. This happened from being so malnourished and her body not being able to flush it thru and in turn did liver damage. She is really trying to hold off from going. I will have to work around her needs.

Monday, October 27, 2008

I was able to work a little on my sister in laws quilt last night but I am having issues. This is my first quilt that I have no interested in. I feel so disappointed in myself. I don't know if it is because it is all red and creams or if it is the pattern. I think my real issue is the other fabrics that I already have plans for that I am so excited to get started on. I think Kris knows I am working on one for her so I really need to keep on going. Mike will be out of town for 3 days this week so I will work on it while he is gone.

Till Later

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Spent the day either working on my daughters laptop or at her apartment making dinner. She is a pretty ill woman and has a feeding tube so when she has the craving to eat I usually try to accommodate her.

Tomorrow it is suppose to be cold and snow flurries. I am excited that means that I can get the beef stew going in the morning and then heading to the sewing room. This will be my kind of day. I don't really care for the cold but it is my reason to hide in the sewing room.

Till Later

Thursday, October 23, 2008

back pain

I have been battling a low back pain for 4 weeks now and it really has put a damper on my being able to sit long enough to sit at my machine and sew. I am not a big tv buff since the remote has never left my husbands hand. Today I am going in to have a shot of something into my lower back. The nurse that did my referral said she had it done a 1-1/2 years ago and she has had no pain since. I am so hoping this works.

I am hoping that by Sunday I should be able to post Kris's quilt all pieced together. This is my goal for the week.

I have been trying to get my sewing room organized and it is little by little happening. I have to get my family to understand that my sewing room is not the spare room for things to go to when they don't know what to do with it.

Till Later

Friday, October 17, 2008

Well here it is Friday (finally) and it is Mike's 55th birthday. We are making taco's and other things to go along with it and about 15 of his favorite friends. It should be a good time. When I decided to do it and after inviting everyone I think had second thoughts about having it after working all day. Then I thought it thru again and realized that this will give me 2 full days to do as I please. I will be back on task with my list. I will be working on cleaning the basement which is my sewing room. I have decided that I want to paint the walls but need to un-lutter first.

I am hoping to work on Kris's quilt this weekend also, can't work all weekend.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

I started working on my sewing room today trying to get things under control. I actually have many things I want to get done and I have the list. I am not pushing myself that I have to get these things done right now. It is a long list and I know that once it is all done I will feel so much better but it is going to take time. Having Raychel in the hospital or taking care of her for the last 2-1/2 years has really effected the home front. She is worth it and I have been telling myself that things will get better and I will take control again. I think this is my first true weekend home in a long long time and I am loving it.

I did get Ellie's quilt reloaded so that I can fix the screw up in the beginning of the machine quilting. I have 1 quilt top that needs to be done, I have one that was quilted and some ripping out and needs to be redone and then there is my Dad's memory quilt that I need to put the binding on. Going thru my stuff I have realized that I don't need to buy any more books or magazines. I also have found material that I forgot I had, I need to get it out of the bags and onto a shelf so I won't forget I have it.

I love material, but everyone does right?

Till later

Thursday, October 9, 2008

For some reason I woke up this morning thinking it was Friday, what a disappointment to find out it is only Thursday. I really want it to be Friday. Raychel has been in the hospital since Monday. She has an infection in the area the feeding tube is coming out of her abdomen. She also had a cold so she was taking Tylenol Cold and Flu which she is not suppose to take because of her liver problems. When she was admitted they checked her liver enzymes and it shows that there has been some severe damage. It is so sad she is only 29 and it just does not stop for her.

On Saturday Mike and I are planning on clearing out the basement so I can reclaim my sewing room, how exciting. This will make a dent in the list I have made.

Till Later

Monday, October 6, 2008

Well these are the blocks I have decided on for Kris's quilt. I was suppose to have 2-1/2" squares not half square triangles. So I search and this is what I have come up with. I have a lot of different barn red prints so think it is going to look very nice.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Two weeks ago we took our motor home out to our sister-in-law, Pat, for a celebration of her husband, my husband's brother's passing away. We took the motor home because Raychel had not been doing well and it was a 2-1/2 hour drive. That evening when we left we had a belt brake and ended up using AAA to haul the motor home back to Pats. We finally got out there yesterday to work on it and after Mike putting in new spark plugs, new belt, new spark plug wires, oil change it still did not work. This morning he realized that we now have a cracked cylinder head. This is a very expensive fix. Pat said we can leave it out there for the winter if we need to.

Out of all of this mess I got to spend the afternoon with Pat going to quilt shops in her area. I am so proud of myself, I did not make a single purchase, even thou I really did come across some great deals and beautiful fabrics. I have decide that I really need to get thru the material I already have. Mike will be going on unemployment for the winter with the season coming to an end. I really need to watch my pennies this winter. I won't be watching pennies because Mike is laid off but with the economy the way it is heading I feel the need to be financially responsible. Sometimes I hate being a grownup.

I only have a few hours left of this weekend and I am heading down to my sewing room to finish ripping out thread from Ellie's quilt.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Well I can't believe that it is October 2nd, where has the time gone. On Tuesday I drove to my sister in laws in Willmar, about a 2 hour drive west, to go to a quilting guild meeting that she belongs to. I have been thinking that I would like to join a group but was not sure what they were all about. Her group has 142 people, that is huge. It was fun they had 3 different stations setup that you could go to and learn something different. She said that she really enjoys going and that she has learned so much from all the other quilters. I will look into finding one that is closer to home.

Last Saturday I went to Raychel's to hang out and put here new dining room table and chairs together. Well sitting on the floor all that time really hurt my lower back. I have been to the chiropractor twice this week and will be returning on Friday. I need this to pass, I don't do well be held down from doing things. Hopefully today will be a better day.

Till Later