Sunday, March 23, 2008

GP's New Additions!

Gene Paul has new pets waiting for him. They came in the mail yesterday; and I'm so excited you'd think I was the new pet owner, LOL! They are so tiny...I placed them on the cutting mat to make sure everyone could see just how small they really are. The green one seemed to stretch to make himself taller and yet he still measures 1.5" in length. How cute is that?! They are just "new frogs" for now. Gene Paul will name then when he comes home. So far he has had frogs named Arlington, Boylston, Prudential & Thunder Clap. TC is still with us but all three previous Bostonian's are in Froggie Heaven. Hope these stay in the family awhile... they're so cute!

Friday, March 21, 2008

My Prince is in Paradise!

My nest is empty and I can't think straight!
My little Prince is off to a Caribbean vacation with my husband and I'm losing my mind. I can't sleep, I can't finish a thought and I am getting nothing done! The whole idea of staying behind was having time to myself, to complete all these things that I keep putting off because I am caring for him. Yet now that he is off in paradise, very well cared for (as I can clearly see from this picture I just received via email) and perfectly happy, I am getting nothing done. I'm sad and instead of getting up and "doing" all these great "me" things, I'm moping around and missing him. Woe is me!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Tackling the Long Socks!

I just received this pic from Carol, A Lost Socks Swapper Extraordinaire!
She has been fearlessly tackling the Long socks. I am working on these now too.
Not quite as easy as the little ones if you can't figure out whether or not they are on straight!
There must be a way to center them and align them vertically,I just haven't figured it out yet.
On the bright side, there are only twenty of these blocks, LOL!

Easter Eggs!

This month my Email Newsletter Subscribers can enter a drawing for a free PatchAbilities Easter Egg Quilt Kit, and last weekend while I was making up the kit I decided to make up and sew my Shoppe Sample. It is darling, don't you think? I really did have to prim it up a bit because light and bright just isn't "my thing" but I have to say, I just love it. I used Marcus Brother's Bits of Blue reproduction fabric for the border and assorted flannels for the eggs. I machine pieced and quilted it; I even added a cute little sleeve to hang it on a Bunny Craft hanger! I'm so "Seasonal", LOL! I really hope the winner of the kit likes it as much as I do...I love it!

Monday, March 10, 2008

I'm feeling Lucky! I completed my little Shamrocks quilt; and it's awesome! I was a bit delayed with a technical difficulty but after figuring out that I had the wrong foot on my machine I just zoomed right along. I felt so out of practice. I have been making blocks and so much hand work that this was just an exercise in perseverance. I was going to finish this baby, or I was going to fall down trying. Kind of silly but I was not going to give up; I knew I was doing "something" wrong...didn't know it was going to take me so long to figure out what the heck it was, duh! Live and Learn, and check the foot on your machine!LOL!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Through the Seasons is a brand new release by Sarah Sporrer for Indygo Junction and it is now on order. I can't wait to have this one in stock and start it. I love Sarah's patterns, they're so prim and this one is "out of the box" being a little brighter than usual in shades of red and light homespuns. What great way to motivate myself to finally learn how to make log cabin blocks! I'm so psyched, I just had to share!=)

Claiming your Right to Vote!

I had to share this great picture of my youngest sister, Jessy. I have for years been preaching to all who will listen the importance of voting. As a young woman I took for granted how important it really was to get get out and vote. I assumed "they" (whomever was in office) would do what was best for "me". OK, so this is totally ridiculous; but I bet my last dollar that I was not alone...
I had a great Dad who took care of me. My Mom took care of the home and my Dad took care of the outside world. I never had to worry about taxes, property value, women's right to choose, who is paying for someone else's choice to have a gazillion kids and stay home while I paid her rent and her groceries. Back then that was the it would be who is paying for all the services we need at home while we are spending all the money on war!
Then, I went to College, graduated and went to work. It didn't take long for me to wonder why I took home only 66% of my salary! HMMM...I actually spent a few months figuring out the exact percentage and yes, it was 66%! I was outraged. I go to work every day and "my part" is 34% of my salary. No mortgage, no!
Well, as a grown up I have figured out that the only way to make sure your opinion is heard is to VOTE! If you don't vote, speak up, let yourself be counted,and heard...then you have no business whining and complaining.
I don't care who you vote for, if you are a Democrat or a Republican. If you have a point of view and believe in democracy, then you need to get out there and VOTE!
This brings me back to my sister. She is only 30, single, a working professional and is getting involved. I'm so proud! I remember changing her diapers...and now she is out there cheering for her candidate at a Political Rally. When did she grow up?! I hope all the daughters and young women growing up in this time of turmoil will stand up and speak their mind...Encourage your daughters, granddaughters, nieces, cousins... all the girls in your life, to Vote!
After all, it is their world too!