Sunday, June 30, 2013

I am not starting any new projects. I finished Chelsea and Ethan's quilt on Friday and now need to order backing fabric and send it off for quilting. They should have it by their anniversary. We are going on vacation to San Diego and that area next weekend with Rick and Amy, so excited, since we haven't been on a real vacation in awhile. Rick has lots planned from sailing to a baseball game so, we are anxious to go. The family was gone all last week to Lake Texoma and came home Friday. We've had a warm few days but is cooling off now, no weather complaints so far. Hope everyone has a great week and a fabulous 4th of July!!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Things on the quilting front seem to be coming along, finally, got backing fabric so one is folded and ready to go. Now its just get one quilted at a time. Costly yes, oh my. On another front, we both went to the opthamologist this month and both of us have issues with our glasses. Back to the dr. tomorrow for JC since, he can't read from his new ones and to the tune of $800.00 +.Mine had to be reground three times but seem to be ok now, however, still having some left eye problems. Too much to go into in this little space. We are looking forward to vacation next month with Rick and Amy. More on that later. Hope you have a great week!!

Friday, June 21, 2013

I finished another quilt, wondering when or if, I will ever get another backing fabric. I ordered one for the floating charms and only after a day or two, did I find out that it was on backorder. I've never heard anymore from them and that was weeks ago. I have got to start writing down places, prices, dates, etc. of things I order. Most of the times a package comes and I never know who, where or what, etc. that it came from. Oh well, As I was typing this the UPS guy brought the backing I've been waiting for. It looks like a nice match. Hope you have a nice weekend. I plan on it.

Monday, June 17, 2013

I continue to wonder how people can be gone two weeks to a foreign country, blog everyday they are gone and post pictures and then never miss a beat, finishing multiple quilt projects, run a home and business and on and on. Somehow I have a time management problem. Two weeks ago I got new glasses, after a doctors visit, outlining problems and I might have some problems getting used to my new glasses. I kept noticing there was something wrong with my left lens, so took them back. They said they would have to be remade. Went back to get new glasses today, could not see a wink out of them. They have to be remade. Is this why I can't seem to get things done, its not me, its just that I can't focus, literally, LOL!

Had two extra folks for dinner tonight. I made taco salad and if I do say so myself, it was rather yummy. Several weeks ago while shopping away, I thought I was buying a tortilla salad kit. You know the cardboard thingies you buy,to bake and to put salad in. Well, it wasn't shells, it was little metal bowl things. I tried them and lo and behold, they are one of the top ten inventions ever made. They make perfect little taco salad holders. Time to find something I can do to help with my time management.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Not really a lot to blog about. Its getting pretty hot here, but remember no whining after all the storms we've had. We even had a little shower here, just enough to have to bring the dogs inside. Ugh! They are asleep right now so I shouldn't complain. I made the best summery (is that a real word?) dessert. You start with a boxed angel food cake mix; don't mix it like the box says but stir in a large can of crushed pineapple. That's all you do: step one: open box step two: pour it in a rather large mixing bowl step three: add the pineapple (it will foam up, don't ask me why, I don't know) Don't use a mixer just mix well with a spoon until its all together step four: bake (at 350 if in a metal pan, 325 if in glass) about 30 to 35 minutes. Its great warm, the only thing that would make it better is a dollop of whipped cream, I guess Cool Whip would do. Enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Tornado Alley

I am sure by now you have heard about all the tornadoes, here in OK. The one that came roaring through on May 31st sent us running for the first time. After closely watching the weather all afternoon, we decided that it was time to bail out of here and head south. The Interstates and Turnpike were virtual parking lots so, we stayed on the backroads. We got as far south as Slaughterhouse, a town we had never even heard of,  and that was far enough. That darn storm had followed us all the way. Needless to say we were terrified at times. We turned around and headed back north and made it home through hail and rain by midnight. Of course, we had no power but when they had predicted that our town would be hard hit, this was a small inconvenience. There were lots of fences blown down, trees, limbs, roofs etc. damaged in our neighborhood, but thank goodness, no real damage. We had part of our fence down and one lawn chair was blown over, plus, one of the knockout rose bushes took a real beating, but otherwise, things were okay.

I finished a quilt top last week, and got another one laid out. Now just have to get motivated and get them quilted and bound. One thing slowed me down,LOL. One of the quilts has 42 blocks and I sewed two pieces of the block on wrong. It took me most of two days to rip them out and resew them. I don't know what I was thinking. I got new fabric in the mail today to make a Halloween quilt, now just need to find a pattern. One of the fat quarters has large and I do mean large, pumpkins on them. I am sure that will take some fussy cutting. I have so many things I want to do. This is definitely an addiction. I do have to get some pillow cases done this week. Fingers crossed that I don't get distracted.

I am having problems with my eyes, primarily my left one. Its blurring and I am having flashes, especially when I am tired. I went to the opthamoligist last weeks and had a thorough exam, with nothing definitely wrong. I got new glasses but so far, they aren't helping. I know I spend too much time on my laptop and when I'm not doing that I am sewing. I just hope this resolves itself soon.

Do have a great week. Summer is finally here in Oklahoma.