Thursday, June 30, 2011

Do It Now

"If we wait for the moment when everything is ready, we shall never begin."
– Ivan Turgenev

I'm reading the above title on Audio. I wish that I could say it was doing me well, however I'm having a rough week???!!!! Starting on Monday, every dang day crap is going wrong. I need a break. Sometimes .....before I can change the channel, I fall down. I really dispise that, but it happens. I am of the mind that the phone ringing, isnt a good thing.....grunt.
So, its Thursday. Today after a good stitch n bitch night, one thing went right... its a start yes? My machine flipped out on me the other day causing a biggo rip in my hairdressers quilt. I just about had a coronary. I mean come on...what if she caused my hair to fall out? Anyway, this morning Walt saved the day and she hums again. Now to repair the damages. Wish me luck:) My BFF suggested snowflakes as a coverup. I think that may work. Then again, so would a few words from ANYONE on the Casey Anthony trial right? Again I say... does anyone at all put any creedance into swearing in a court of law to be truthfaul????
Hey! Am I venting? I think I am! Nothing a good slice of Tirimisu wouldnt cure.
I miss my baby grands. dang it.. ( side note)
Ok, I'll quit. I should go quilt. Maybe I'll go make something in the kitchen. Blima posted some great ideas I can try eh? HmmmmRasberry bars.... ( not sure, but I may have  a sweet tooth happening)
You peoples have a good day and send me some good ju u...or something.
Love yer guts!


Monday, June 27, 2011

Ability, Motivation, Attitude

"Ability is what you're capable of doing.
Motivation determines what you do.
Attitude determines how well you do it.
"~Raymond Chandler

Ahhhh What do Marvelous Monday's bring for you today? I pondered this while pounding the dirt for 2 miles at the lake this morning. Why yes, thank you, I AM STILL WALKING! (alert the media) I think its giving me more energy. Must be thaty new commercial for who knows what that says " A body that is in motion, stays in motion". I wonder wth thats for anyway. At any rate, I know ts helping the clear my mind and give to me much needed energy. At my age however I am now considering a knee brace, and an ankle brace. Dang bones. I have made it 2 years more without the needed knee replacement. I aim to go longer too. I just dont know how I would handle another knee job without my Mom to haul my dumb ass around. :(
I am busy cleaning and organizing today. When under quilt pressure the house goes to hell in a hand basket for sure! ::who made that wierd saying up?::: Ginger looked so teddy bear-ish that I took the shaver to her last night! She seems happier, however I'm no groomer. My laundry was stacked so high that I had to go buy a couple new sun dresses...::::snicker:::: A tornado has been through my studio, and we will NOT discuss the floors. Suffice to say that they are as messy as my paperwork. Grunt.
Alas, quilts are entered, and all is well. I am already considering PIQF & RD2CA entries! I know, I know... finish some UFO's, tee shirt quilts, yada yada yada.. Im on it?
Like.... right now? LOL

M & M's include:

Insurance on the phone I swam with!!!
A place and partner to swim with
Beautiful quilt entries
Ginger's tolerance
A theatre close by to cool off in and be entertained!
A great walking path, its not Cambria, but its pretty awesome!
Free shipping materials from USPS

Friday, June 24, 2011

Ever Had A Quilt Kick Your Butt?

And make ya swoon at the same time? I will be so sad to see this beauty leave. AND SO HAPPY!!! She will reside at the fair to begin her travels in shows. (cross everything K?)
Deadline met! Phew!!
I will be enjoying a few days off for some much needed beach time:) Lets call it...inspiration with Pelican Pete!
Happy Week end Dear Peoples!

 The top ten things I learned from this project.

10. I can make 1500 bubbles before partial blindness takes over, and rest is needed.
9. Sitting in the pool with Iced coffee helps the whole design process.
8. Micro drive handles are a must, but they DO break while under pressure. grunt.
7.I need an auto advance on my machine.
6. I MISS my cherrywood floor for scooting along 14 feet.
5.Quilters Dream Wool Blend & Glide Thread ROCKS.
4. Cooking, housework, blogging, Facebook,  isnt really so important when there are bubbles to make!
3. Being totally engrossed in the Casey Anthony trial evokes very strange emotions while quilting.
2.Starting a walking program insures stamina while quilting above bubbles.
1. And the number one lesson learned in 3 weeks?
Quilts like this truly are priceless.

Dear Lord, Thanks for the quilt, the talent, and the love.
Heal my eyeballs and send me a decent camera K? Love you!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Starting A Walking Program

Life is like riding a bicycle, 
in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving."
 ~Albert Einstein

Mornin. Have you peoples seen that commercial that says a body in motion stays in motion? Well, I've seen it so many times that I think I'm buying into it. Today. 8 AM my non showered lions mane bed head walked the lake a little over a mile. Its a good start, right? Of course right. (this is why MM's are late!) Wish me luck and more than that...some stick-to-it-tive-ness!!! I bought tons of Powerade because I am anticipating S.W.E.A.T.
Frankly, I cant do this heat with extra weight. Its gotta go!

On another note: Look at Jamie catching her first fish!!! Can you even believe that she is three already???? Nor can I. Sweet baby jamie, I miss her!

I have my nose stuck in my new york beauty...with the air conditioning blasting! I'll see ya when I see ya!

M & M's include:
A good walking path
A good walking partner or two
Beautiful tension without a camera!
Talking to Jamie on her birthday!
A new groomer ( holistic) for Ginny!
Did I mention air conditioning?
Iced coffee!!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Done! Submitted!

"The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it."– John Ruskin

Forty Five pages of why the heck I am a quilter! Done. Now I wait. I hope I did it right. Well. I'm so very happy to get back to quilting instead of brain racking writing. Sheesh... I'll take micro stippling any day, hands down! Thank you to those of you emailed your tips on my content:) Onward.....
I'm going to have a second cuppa, and get busy! I did make it out to the hardware store for more pegs for my thread stash. Do you know how expensive those little sticks are for peg boards? Damn! Maybe I need a whole loan just for shop tools! I settled on 40 more pegs for cone thread. It will have to suffice for now.

My cousin was here this week from las Vegas. She is a new machine quilter and I shared my stash to get her going. I know that she will do well as she has the dream AND the drive! Go Nichol! I remember all to well my first days of being a longarmer. Thank God for those of my mentors who came to my rescue when I whined about sewwwwww many things! lol Paying it forward is nearly a priviledge.

Ok you peoples, thanks for the coffee,  have a great day, and I'll see ya when I see ya!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Jamie!

How can three years have passed so quickly? This adorable baby is so cute on the phone that i just melt! I miss her so much.. Happy birthday Lovie!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Business Plan, Rough Draft # 7....Grrrrrr

Buried, Buried, Buried, in not my beautiful quilt, but in books, researches, internet, all in preparation for an IQ.
Thats right... I said it... I am in hopes of vamping up Dear Gina with an IQ... Wish me luck, sorry I'm late with M & M's...
I took 2 Advil, 2 Excedrin, 1 red bull, stuck on the tunes, and here we go again!
While I don't cotton much to hand outs, I do believe in hand ups and certainly paying it forward!
Cross everything, and pray with me... and believe!
Thats what I'm doing.. while reading and writing of course!!

Marvelous Mondays include:

The new bird bath I made. Pics when I can K?
my Smart phone!
Air conditioning:)
My cousin Nichols visit and helping her start her very own LAing company. (PIF)
Those new lil wheat thin STIX, chipoltle pepper!
Pictures of my baby grands:)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Five Second Rule

One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. 
 ~Luciano Pavarotti

Almost everyone has dropped some food on the floor and still wanted to eat it. If someone saw you drop it, he or she might have yelled, “Five second rule!” This so-called rule says food is OK to eat if you pick it up in five seconds or less.
Believe it or not, scientists have tested the rule. We’re sorry to report it’s not necessarily true. Bacteria can attach itself to your food even if you pick it up super-fast. But will your dropped food contain enough bacteria to make you sick? It’s possible — and that’s why you shouldn’t eat food that has hit the floor.
Here’s what you need to know about the five second rule:

A clean-looking floor isn’t necessarily clean.
Fast may not be fast enough.
Bacteria can attach to your food as soon as it hits the floor.

When in doubt, toss it out.

So what are you to do with that delicious piece of whatever that just slipped from your grip? The safest choice is to throw it out. Or give it to your lil sister:) ( come on....just kidding!)

So as you can see, I'm quilting, not cooking this week! LOL Man I need a Costco run! Okay, and a housekeeper. Chit. I have a mess and here I sit! 
TGIF you peoples, LYG!
PS: TY Blim!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Sneak Peek

"You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm."– Colette

I was so intense last night that I BWOKE my  extrended drive handles! I felt like THOR for a bit... I need to buy another roll of QD Wool, and I am using all GLIDE Sheen colors of thread and Rockin' the shop. Linda? Your piecing skills are nothing short of perfection. TY!!!
I will be ditching til the cows come home today as I have the design mapped out. The house is a mess with doodles a plenty. 
I'll see ya when I see ya!
Love yer guts!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Workin Hard!

"This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor: to change the character of our thought."Lin Yutang

Or playing hard, who knows? Who cares? I think I'm doing fine. I have fresh coffee, a new sundress, and a scrumptious quilt to quilt! What could be wrong with that? All I need now is just O.N.E. winning lottery ticket... oh sorry.. its always in the forefront of my
I'm signed up for Machine Quilters Expo West! I have several classes for IQ. Do I have an IQ? Nooooo but... Ask, believe, receive eh??? Yes, indeedy.. I'm all over it! Know why? Because I'm a good girl and I freaking deserve stuff. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
So I want to show you this NYBeauty, but I need my BFF's permission. Stay tuned. Its so sew fun! I am using my last queen of wool batting and let me tell you its a J.O.Y. to quilt through! I am going to TRY this time to keep tabs on my hours for this project. Its really never worked out so well for me, but I continue to try. I will let you know.
It's twenty minutes until the trial resumes. Are you watching? Isn't half the free world? Its great listening while stitching, however I am NOT liking this lisping science doctor at all. Annoying.
OK, I'm off.. clip boards calling me!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Graduation In The Rain

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."– T.S. Eliot

Has it really been raining for a year? I think so!!! From last September until now, with not much sun in between! I cant believe it!
My trip up north was wet, wet, wet...AND WILD!
As I hydroplaned into stop number one to see the Dear Daughter and grands, to my HORROR Dear daughter was being admitted into the hospial for suspected Gall bladder eruption! After several gruelling tests, she has been discharged with suspected Gerd!! ( WOW)
Ok, Dash further up the hill to make ready for a WET WET WET graduation! ( not to mention the wet,wet, wet, party afterward!)
Everything still went off without a hitch, however we WERE all wet rats! Jackie, being the STUNING 18 yr old graduating wet rat! Congratulations jackie!
Dinner was great, and thankfully, dry! Which is more than I can say for my outfit and RUINED woven wedges! ( yes, trash canned)
I drove home of course in rain, to find rain at my destination! WTH?????
I KNOW when the heat heats I will whine for coolness, so get ready!
All in all it worked out, I am so happy to be home. I need an underwear recoop day, but I must get to quilting! Mid State Fair breathing down ny neck:)
I am hot on my clipboard list, and going for my second cuppa now.... have a marvelous Monday!

Marvelous Mondays include:

Safe drive in the rain! ( I love my car!)
Dear Daughter being O.K.A.Y.
Graduation dinner being delish:)
Coming home:)
A great tip in a card to come home to!
A new Pandora charm!
Great fun with my neice and nephew

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Pick Up.Take Off. Sampler Finish.

"If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces,
 never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again."
– Flavia Weedn

Little does she know that I spend every minute of everyday doing this!
Well , I'm off. I drank so much coffee last night that I had to have a bottle of tums on the side! Damn it! Getting old really isnt for sissies!!! I am excited for my neices high school graduation.
I am just NUTS about getting back to my New York Beauty slotted for next artistic harmony! I suppose I should savor the moments in between yes? Ok, yes. I'll do it. grunt. So difficult.. maybe I'm ADHD? Yeah crap, add it to the list.
I had fun with this one. I cant decide if its cival war era-ish or not? But it was fun. I C.A.N.N.O.T. wait for a decent camera! Damn!

I hope to have some good tales for ya this week... you peoples be good:)

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