Wednesday, January 30, 2008

This weekend my in-laws celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. It was a lot of fun, one couple traveled from Nebraska to attend. They enjoyed seeing family and friends, everybody had a great time.

The stomach bug hit Friday for Amy and Melissa, everybody was fine for the
party and than Jaime and Kaitlyn got it late Saturday night and it hit
me late Sunday night.

I missed working on my Rudolph day because of sick kids but I did get
some valentine's crafting done for a couple swaps. So I will just have
to plan to work on Christmas stuff another day. Our pastor's son is
getting married in March and their shower was Sunday. I sewed up a hot
pad and hanging dish towel for the shower. One of the games they played
the bride to be had to feel about 6 man's legs blindfolded and try to
guess which one was her fiance's. She did guess right it was pretty

After the shower I headed to a LLL retirement party. My former LLL co-leader retired and a few of us got together for soup, bread sticks and a chocolate torte. We had a good time talking and looking at Mary's beautiful quilts.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I thought I'd post some of the projects I need to finish and projects I want to get started on. I started a KU
t-shirt quilt for my husband 3 years ago. I just need to get it quilted and
bind it. A friend gave me her aunt's number, she use to own a quilt
shop but now quilts in her home. I'm waiting to hear how much she
charges to quilt. If it's affordable I'll have her quilt Jaime's
turning twenty quilt I made 2 years ago. I made my own pattern for that
one and didn't realized that it was called turning twenty for a reason,
suppose to turn the quilt squares to get a turning effect. I used this
Micheal Miller material, a bandanna print and horses
on a black background, which would look pretty funny with the cowgirls
and horses sideways and upside down.
I have a friend who is expecting a baby girl in March and I thinks she needs a rag quilt in pinks and various other colors.

1. quilt KU quilt
2. quilt Jaime's quilt
3. baby rag quilt
4. Finish advent calenders
5. Make a raggedy angel doll for a tree-topper (I've seen a few cute ones on some blogs)
6. Finish up a few ufo's
7. Get my material organized

I can't forget these projects for swaps:

8. 12 October quilt squares for a swap on Amity Mamas (I'm still trying to
figure out what I'm making for that one, I know it will have a pumpkin
on it)
9. Valentine swap with two friends
10. Valentine basket swap with moms from my local parenting forum

11. a friend mentioned that she was going to start sewing ornaments
throughout the year for some swaps so I'm going to do that too.

I also need to finish up three cookbooks with my mom's recipes that I'm scrap booking, two will be presents for my brother and step-sister. Did I mention scrap booking! I'm not behind, I'm not behind*** I haven't scrap booked since our fire in 2003. Okay one page I did for a challenge. We did get a place set up in the basement to start scrapping.

This challenge was to scrap something about you, so I scrapped about my pets growing up.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

I'm a fudge junkie!

I love fudge with nuts. I usually only make it at Christmas
time but so far I've made two pans after Christmas. It's like
this crazy addiction I'm not happy till it's all gone eaten by me.
Today Amy wasn't taking a nap and dumping cat food, knocking toys in
the floor, dumping papers so I decided to make some fudge. I had the milk and
butter, fluff, and sugar and salt in the pan. I started looking for the
chocolate chips and my heart started pounding all I could find was two
almost empty bags. I found a bag of dark Hershey's kisses and added those instead. I was out of pecans so I used almonds. I was so happy to lick the scraper. Heavenly, than Amy decided it was time for a nap, so I had to wait longer for my fudge fix.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Nowhere to be, just relaxing

There's something peaceful about the days after Christmas until the
girls head back to school. We usually have nowhere we need to be and
can just relax. I wonder if I'll ever have that relaxing time before
Christmas.I always feel like a crazy person by the time it's Christmas
Eve and I would love to not have another holiday like that.

I've sewed about 6 re-usable
Christmas bags, 24 stockings for an advent calender, sewed Amy's
Christmas stocking and taken it apart again. I really want to do the
Rudolph day. On the 25th of each month you set it aside to work on
Christmas, this year I have big plans on following through with it. My
Christmas tree is still up and I want to get pictures of the kids all
together, it needs to happen soon because it's coming down this weekend
regardless. I will post pictures later.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Two Musuems in two days

We met friends at Wonderscope
Friday. Amy's idea of fun was running out the door
after 5 minutes of playing in each room except the under two room, that room is geared just for her.

Saturday we played here,
it wasn't crowded and the girls had a lot of fun.

They added a couple new features since the last time we'd been there. We like both
museum's one thing I like about the Children's Museum is that I can almost always see my girls if they go to a different section. We also like the recycling area, I found some magnets to use on an advent calender for this year and a couple pieces of material.

It's hard to believe how nice the weather was for January in two weeks it
went from freezing rain and snow to 60' degrees weather.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year! We had a quiet night at home eating hot wings and other junky
food. Jaime made it till 10:00. We tried waking her up at midnight for
fireworks and she fought us. At 6:30am we hear this small voice saying
"I missed New Years" she wasn't very happy. I cooked the little smokies
for breakfast since that was one of the things she thought she missed.
There was an Arthur TV show about New Years that I need to find for her.
Jim only shot off two fireworks since she was asleep, we'll be shooting
the rest off tonight. We're heading to the in-laws for KC Strips and
hot boiled shrimp.
I'm looking forward to playing cards. I think
the game is called 62. You remove the 2's and Jokers from two decks of
cards the first round everybody gets three cards and three is the wild
card, next hand four cards, four's wild, etc, etc. It takes about a hour
to get to the kings, with an 11 year old it takes about 2 hours. May
your 2008 be full of happy moments.