Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

When the Cat's Away

OH yeah... my big treat is that I totally take over the living room and get out my Bernina and ironing board and cutting board and go to town. I rented 4 DVDs and am having the time of my life...staying up all hours, turning up the volume on the TV...eating whenever the mood strikes....

So, I decided to start a quilt for my sister, Jessica's 50th birthday. It isn't until March 7, but I am making a scrappy purple pineapple quilt and each square has 45 pieces in it. Purple is her FAVORITE color!
I spent all evening yesterday washing and ironing the material, and today I cut and cut and cut it up into small pieces.
Then I proceeded to make 2 squares, got the hang of it and it should go smoother and faster now!

The squares measure 7.5 inches, so I will make 64 squares and then add a border and maybe silky purple binding--just because that reminds me of Jessica!

You are probably saying to dangerously.....but as they say:


Thursday, October 20, 2011

I am not usually an alarmist, but...

This is serious stuff:

Check your shampoo bottle label.
I don't know WHY I didn't figure this out sooner!!!!
It's the shampoo I use in the shower!
When I wash my hair, the shampoo runs down my whole body
and (duh!) printed very clearly on the shampoo label is this warning:
NO wonder I have been gaining weight!!!
Well! I have gotten rid of that shampoo, and I am going to start
using Dawn dish soap instead. Their label reads,
Problem Solved!!!
If you call and I don't answer the phone, it's because I'm in the shower!!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Baby Shower

I will be attending a baby shower today! My niece, Sara, is having a son named Ryder. He will be the first baby from all my nieces and nephews!Also first great-grandson, first grandbaby, first grand-nephew!! WOOHOO!! We haven't had new baby goodness in our family for a long time! Can't wait to hold him!

I made a few items for Ryder:
Bibs and burp pads:

Also made him a ribbon blankie:


That red MINKY is so soft. I had worried about how slippery it is to work with, but as long as you pin----ALOT-----it goes together well!

Also made my first crib sheet: EASY PEASY:
I made batches and batches of chili:

The decorations for the shower are:
So I made these:

Amanda baked up some of her yummy cupcakes:

Can't wait to get together with my CRAZY family and have some fun!