Monday, October 22, 2018

New rug

This is my new cool rug
it is that coir stuff for outside

Love it

It is not as pretty or fun as the jelly roll rug like Rosemary made
But I still like it

Woke up today dizzy and sick to my stomach

Not fun and not much done

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Shopping again

I went shopping today looking for 
More gifts
I got a frying pan for hubs
Three sweaters for me
Christmas cards 
Lots of things for the spa stockings 
Fake nails, polish, face scrubbers 
Snowman cups for Jacky
Bear wrapping paper
A red and black buffalo plaid rug for the front door
Crafts for my granddaughter
And I paid about a hundred.not bad
I got a ton done which is good

these were some cute bags they had

Arent they adorable?
A GOOD DAY  all in all

Apple jam
Someday I will sew again....

My ex boss called me and asked if I wanted a sewing machine.of course I said yes
It was delivered to me today but she doesn't sew
So no foot pedal. She is looking at home for it.
I can get it to the spa soon to see how she runs 

Looking for ideas

I am looking for ideas for some
12 inch blocks. 12.5 finish at 12

For Olaf
Anyone have any fun blocks?

Not sure if I want to just play
With squares and hst to make some
But thinking I need to make a variety 
Of styles with those I already have. 

It is not high priority but I want to make
It as leader and enders from other 
Sewing to get er done.

Let me know the block name or source 

Friday, October 19, 2018


Here is a recap of this week.......
Sat spent time with Dad and brother
(I KNOW This  was last week)

Sun got caught up on house chores
Groceries....laundry etc

Mon fought on phone with mortgage company about flood insurance . Had a mouse run in but we won. Cats 2.....mouse zero

Tues made Halloween buckets for my favorite kiddos

Wed mailed out check to pay off mortgage
YES I WILL BE MORTGAGE FREE SOON....paying off a 12 yr morygage in 5
When I paid off my car I put that payment toward principle on house. Made it come down fast. Hence the fight with the bank. They were playing around with the flood insurance premium and overpaid 700 from my escrow. Yeah.....nightmare bank. Legal crooks so I AM DONE  my insurance company sent me checks for the 700 back. And on a fixed mortgage my bank insisted my payment would need to go up to pay the higher escrow needed. I said how much is it short she goes 150 so I sent a check for 200 labeled for escrow account. They STILL went up on a fixed mortgage. I called and said isnt this illegal? I PAID YOU the extra amount and you want to charge me almost 7 percent and add it to my mortgage payment. Um nope.......not happening

Thurs checked with bank about overnighted check with signature requirement so they cant say they didnt get it...I dont trust them....and rightfully so. I called..asked if the check arrived. It did. She goes this amt was applied. I said I sent THIS amount which was higher. She goes I can only see this amount. I said I want to speak with your supervisor. She goes hold on. Comes back and says we will refund you the difference once the paperwork comes back which takes 10 to 15 days. I said I WILL BE CALLING YOU BACK until I receive that. OMG  I cant wait to be done with these people. If I had never called would they keep the difference? What about the money they are sending to the flood insurance company who says it is paid up and not needed to the tune of almost 100 bucks.

Now I need to babysit till all my money comes back to me....and I will.

Fri hope to deliver Halloween treats and get my living room back

Sat. SUN hope to make some apple jam......


I will leave you with a cute ornament idea of felt
I want to make some hopefully this year
Isnt he cute?
Heart background and snowman on top
Then use buttonhole stitch to attach and all around edge

Easy peasy and adorable

Thursday, October 18, 2018

October around here

No sewing getting done here
I made 6 of these for special kiddos
3 will be mailed out to my grandsons

3 will be delivered to Landon Quincy and Christmas ornament making kids. 

I am not sure which is more fun. Me making them or them receiving them

There are pencils and cotton candy and candy bracelets, candy fingers, regular mini candy bars, honey sticks of real honey, sticker books, halloween plates and cups, a Halloween card and other fun things. 

Hoping hubs will mail these for me
And i will try and deliver the other 3

Meanwhile seeing strings on blogs has me yearning to make something like this

Gotta get that yarn going at night and sewing in the am again

What have you been up to?

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Some of the gifts I can show

This is a huge tote
And if you bought it
You could get either
A matching zippy bag
Or a 3 pk of lotion

I got one tote and the zippy bag
And then got 2 pkg of 3 on the lotion
But paid for those
I have 5 stockings so needed 5

The shopping is coming along
For Christmas

Now that I have thread again maybe
The sewing will move along 

I made my list a lot smaller.......
Landons quilt
Brothers deer
2 baby quilts and bibs and burp cloths

After all there are only something like 9
Weekends until Christmas
When you work that is how you think
At least I do. After getting up early and working all day I dont feel like shopping till I drop during the week

How are your projects coming along?

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Hickory dickory dock

Hickory dickory dock
The mouse ran up the clock
Dunkin and Phoebe played tag
Till the mouses tail wouldnt wag

While Rich and I were asleep
We didnt hear narry a peep
The body was dropped on the bed
And was found in the morning quite dead.

When I screamed and woke up the hubs
He used his cane to pound him like a club
Again I screamed, NO BLOOD
So in the loo he was flushed in a flood

That was our story on Monday
You could say it was a fun day
Excitement was in the house
In the form of a little field mouse.