Wednesday, October 31, 2018

I'm so dizzy my head is spinnin

Do you remember that song? Yeah
That has been me for the past couple days. I had them drive me hone from work on Monday as I was nauseas and couldnt drive.


Ugh not good.
I went to web md to see what causes dizziness

Pregnancy......um hope not at my age
New medications.......nope nothing new here
Diabetes low sugar.......nope
Ear infections.......no problems with my ears
Dehydration..... um yeah. I do not drink enough and am on a diuretic for blood pressure....that could be it
Lack of vitamin b12....not sure. Will ask dr to test
Low blood pressure....nope its great. 127/75

I came home to the spinning couch and drank water by the bottles
Feel better so think i know what caused it.

Take time to drink your water. It really makes a difference.......
This message has been brought to you by the Spinners.....lol




My partner for the day
Phoebe
She stayed by my side licking my arm

Dunks was worried too and kept trying to get me up and running to play with him.
Too funny.
They know when something isnt right.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

A little more playing in the scraps


I felt like I needed another dark border so chose this floral strip I had hanging around
And a lighter purple for corners



Then she made a triangle border

I was a little challenged with this one
And cut off one side too short
But hopefully it doesnt show


And looks fine
A quick little scrappy project
It may get a wide solid border and become a table topper
Or

It could be a wallhanging for my sewing room

It had no purpose other than to sew
And use up scraps 

I love my sewing time.....


Monday, October 29, 2018

Sewalong


After seeing quiltalongs all over the internet I Decided to join in

I think this is called saujou from humble quilts 

I started with cast off hst and made a pinwheel

Trimmed it to the center size
Added squares border 
Solid purple border
Then put it on point with triangles 
Next is 2 more borders
It will look cute on my sewing room wall

Are you making non Christmas things?
What squirrels are you chasing?

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Another craft fair



Yesterday we had a nor'Easter 
No snow but miserable wind and rain

So......

I went to 2 craft fairs
One lady was selling the knitted
Dishcloths for 2 bucks
Here i cant even get the cotton yarn for that
Not sure how she makes money but got 3



Another lady had tons of mittens
I have no little ones to get mittens
For....and no my kittens havent lost any mittens
But I have always wanted a pair of fingerless ones

Kelly green is not my color but all she had. 
Black would have been nice 
These were 5 i think



A maple leaf keychain
3 bucks


See? A real Vermont maple leaf
Resined onto the wood piece



Reversible baby bib with pockets
And cute little elephants 


So cute. 10 bucks


And for a dollar some choc covered oreos
And pretzel stick 

I thought i had rather cheap entertainment for a miserable rainy day

Dont you?

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Olafs progression


Olaf has progressed  a little and maybe I
Should start thinking about the layout
To know what type of block I need
To finish the top


Pictures help with likes and dislikes
And that is good


It really helps you see
Before you sew and regret

See the first pic? 
I like where that log cabin block is located

The pic with it in the corner......not so much

The greens will also have to be seperated more

I think about 5 more blocks will do it

Maybe I will play with some hst and see what I can come up with



In the meantime this broken handle cup
Needs to be a mugrug for me
Just because

What are you making?

Friday, October 26, 2018

All in a day


After working all day I Have been 
Coming home and making jam
One batch blapple....blueberry apple 
One batch caramel apple
Etc.

Yesterday I took a little break
As I was scared

You see my day was weird
From the time I got up





I knitted a little instead of sewing
I didnt want to sew
Imagine?
The start of a bad day for sure




And I almost started this 
raccoon
Hoping to make for one brother
[There us a funny raccoon story in our family]



But
I visually took inventory as 
My Christmas box runneth over
So decided to ponder over a cuppa what my next move is


This started my day all in the wrong direction.
My fav coffee cup handle broke
And I cant get another cup like this.

Bummer!

So I used another cup...my cat cup that one of the nieces got me for Christmas
Isnt it funny how you "save" special things?
Well she had to be put to use as the coffee would drip through my hands with no cup

And I wont TELL you what happens if I use hubbys.....he has a certain size cup and it had better be available for his morning! Lol


I was running late and I had to scrape windows on the car so was cursing under my breath already

Finally get going and hit the time of the train.... 5 min from my house.....
More delay....sitting there watching car after car go by as there is nothing I can do but wait

Only problem is when I get the train near my house , I also get it near work

So another delay....grrrrr

Get to work....truck on my scale.
I rushed to get in door and 
the
 lock
 was 
frozen

Could
Not
Get
In

Ugh

Couldnt wait for the day to end and GO home 

we get our mail from the mailroom so I stopped and got the mail

And look what came !
A postcard from my great nephew Landon
From his cruise

I smiled all the way home.....



Love him💖

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Soup is comforting


Tuesday  I was home from work and rested. Feeling a bit off so decided to take care of me.

Had some hamburg out so decided to make a venus de milo soup. Yum
One of our favorites with veggies and orzo.

When hubs got home he goes what are you making?
I said Venus de Milo soup
He goes very nonchalantly so is Jackie.

I stood there a minute and said how do you know? He doesnt even know where they live lol
He goes I saw her hubs in the grocery store

How funny is that?
Great minds think alike

Do you like soups when the weather gets cold?
We had a tornado scare here. Not common at all for this area
All in a day I guess.........
Supper is done for tonight.
YUM


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Who knows what this is


Who knows what these are?
Any of you that do canning know.

I am making blapple jam

Sending hubs to get more sugar
Forgot how quickly you go through it

Blapple jam
Caramel apple jam
And sugar free applesauce

That should work great.

Do you put up canned goods?



Olaf is coming along. I figure 3 to 5 blocks left 
Will see once I sew the borders

This will not be the final layout. I see things 
I would move around

But I am liking him for sure

Too bad I dont have a recipient who likes Olaf
He may have to stay with me and Dunks and Phoebe
My living room is blue.......



Tuesday, October 23, 2018

More out of the stash


A little more knitting going on.
This will be scarf 7 to give away

The gift of warmth for someone who needs it.
What are you working on?

Thanks for the ideas for Olaf blocks
I cut and sewed a snowball block


I love it


And with all these blues........


I am thinking of making a 9 patch
Snowball block

Before you know it Olaf will be done
Without trying too hard



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
Gloves
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

Tomorrow........
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.
Hope
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 
Thanks

Friday, October 19, 2018

Recap

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......

LETS JUST SAY.........IT HAS BEEN ONE HECK OF A WEEK


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 Tanner........my 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 
too

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.






Monday, October 15, 2018

My 89 dollar thread


One of my readers.......
Whose name I wont mention
Said I could not go and just get thread 
And I said yes I can 
I dont need any more fabric
So I innocently go into Joanns
And another friend emails me the super duper coupons
Yeah. Great great sales......
How can a gal resist?
I did NOT buy fabric
And I did get some Christmas gifts too





I got this quilt as you go book



A knitting magazine with an adorable raccoon bag kit


And a table toppers book.

Yeah cause I NEED them right?
You know......to use up the fabric I have

So 89 dollars later...........
And I used a coupon too


Oh boy


Saturday, October 13, 2018

Craft fairs are fun


I went to my brothers house. He had some apples, a squirrel feeder,pinecones and canning jars for me. Yeah, I know. He treats me well.
On the way to get groceries, there was a craft show so I went.

It was raining and vendors were outside so under plastic and it was tough for them to sell.
Look at this cool leaf plate I got.she made it out of cement and a leaf from her garden.

I love it


He got me half bushel of apples
Cortland.....my favorite 


This is a wooden layered bowl I bought for Rich


A different view


The inside
So cool


A bracelet for me
So purty


So when I went for groceries I got a few things for my brother. He and Dad was talking about making a dump cake so got him a cake mix and pie filling. Also got Dad some cook pudding. His store only has instant which he hates.
He was surprised when I brought it all to him........
Then I did the unthinkable.......I showed my brother PINTEREST. LOL