Saturday, April 27, 2013

That's My Son!

A few weekends ago, my work supervisor, Lisa phoned me...she had sent a photo via email with the caption, "you won't believe this". 

This is the photo...Lisa in an ambulance with my son, Matthew, sitting next to her.


When I saw the photo, I said, "huh?" and wondered if they had ended up together on some sort of a training exercise (him being a paramedic and her being in EMS school).  

But, no....Lisa is the patient and Matthew is, well, the paramedic. 

Here's the story:  Lisa had slipped on her wet kitchen floor (that her husband had just mopped...what a nice guy!) and injured her knee.  She went to the clinic in her town, which is about 20 minutes from here.  There was a concern, so she was sent to Madison for a CT scan.  And, because of a health issue, transport by ambulance was suggested.  They called the ambulance company in her town and wouldn't you know...my son, Matthew happened to be working at that station that day.  When he walked in, Lisa (who had never met him but knew about him) immediately recognized him as my son.  Said he looks like me.  huh?  Anyway. 

Just look at my son...all professional.  

I am a proud mama!  





"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Snow Days...Getting Done!


Woohoo!
I finished putting the
outside border block units together!
What a good feeling!

Here are the final four block units...


I will set it aside, but just for a little while.
I need to concentrate
on a few small projects.
(Mother's Day is coming up, you know.)

And, I am on vacation in 9 days.
Usually, I stay home and sew
and read and stuff like that.

This time, I will be visiting
me Mum and other family.
I am very much looking forward to it.

But, after that, I will
haul out my light box and
work on the stitchery
parts of 'snow days' again.

I am getting excited!
Perhaps it will be finished this year.


"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Reading...or Not!

It has been over a month since I have read a book.  Yes, I know...very unusual for me.  I have read only 12 books thus far this year...that is less than one book per week.  My norm is more than one per week.  I guess I have been distracted by a few things.
 
I've been working on my 'Snow Days' block units...

All last week, I had the blocks laid out on my dining room table.  I wanted to make sure that I was balancing the colors/values before I sewed the block units that will make up the left border.  So far, so good, methinks.  I put them away last night, and began cutting out the pieces for the remaining blocks...only 4 more block units to go (of the border blocks, anyway).

And, as I mentioned before, I've been watching 'Burn Notice'...
 
I've watched 80 of the 81 episodes (5 seasons worth) thus far...and will watch that 81st one this weekend.  I discovered that Season 6 begins in June, so that is something to look forward to!

I did mange to sew something this week.  

When my sister, Joyce, saw the cover for my eprinter, she asked me to make one for her.  She keeps her eprinter in the kitchen, on an out-of-the-way countertop.  So, of course, I made her cover with a kitchenwares fabric, first shown here.  I did some simple straight line quilting...various widths.  I think it will look great in her kitchen!

Perhaps I will get back to my reading very soon...I have many books waiting to be read.



"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I Would Have!



I was at Hobby Lobby the other day...
and stopped dead in my tracks.

This sofa...

and this chair...

I love them!

Aren't they fun?
If I had extra money...
and more room...
I would have bought them!

Or, at least I would have
bought them back before I was married.

Had I lived in my own apartment.

~sigh~

I would have.




"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11

Sunday, April 14, 2013

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...


Christmas!


huh?

It's April 14, for pete's sake.

But, okay.

The temperature will rise...

and the snow will melt.

It's supposed to be in the forties

and fifties this week...

and then into the 60's next week.

So.

It will eventually get warm

and the grass will green up

and the trees will have leaves

and the bugs will come out

and we will complain

about the heat.

~sigh~

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Tag and Kisa were bored last night.


Me?

I was watching Season 4 of 'Burn Notice'.

And, hand stitching the hems

on the running stitch scarf

...taking itty-bitty stitches so that it

looked nice on the right side.

 



"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11

Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Color Blue...

Years and years ago,
me Mum was giving me something...
what was it?
Don't remember...
just remember that I kept saying,
"But, I don't like ba-loo!!"

Don't get me wrong.
I don't hate it.
It can be lovely.
I just don't rate it my favorite color.

However.
My Aunt Bev loves blue and so...
remember the blue floss and
the ivory linen I showed on Friday?
Here's what is going on with that...

I am almost done with the running stitch,
then I need to hand-stitch the hem on all 4 sides...
about 15 feet worth of stitching.
When finished, it will be a scarf...
pattern from The Purl Bee.

I've had a fairly lazy weekend...
mostly watched episodes of 
"Burn Notice" on streaming Netflix
and worked on the scarf.
Talked on the phone.
Went grocery shopping.
Nothing exciting, but then...
when is it ever exciting here?
~grin~

The snow is almost all melted and gone.
Today, the sun is shining brightly.  

Perhaps Spring will come, after all.

Have a great work week!  



"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11

Friday, April 5, 2013

I Sew.

I've been taking little bits of time to sew all week...10 minutes here and 15 minutes there...and these 'snow days' blocks are getting done!  I've now finished 10 of the 14 outside border block units!  Yeah, I guess I really should be calling them block units...they are units of pieced blocks to go with the stitchery blocks I stitched.   So, when I say block 7, it's really the unit of pieced fabric blocks that go with the stitchery block 7.  Got that?  ~grin~

I am very excited and so happy with how these are looking!  YAY for me!  (yeah, I know...I'm gonna break my arm patting myself on the back.  I remember me Mum saying that to me...have you had that said to you??)

Block 7...

 Blocks 8 & 9...

Block 10...

 I went to the lqs today...bought some fabric.  (No kidding?!  haha.) 

See the tannish brown with kitchen things on it?  That is for sister Joyce's printer cover...her printer sits on the kitchen counter and really should be covered when not being used.  I thought it would fit in nicely...and she likes it!  YAY!

I also bought 4 shades of blue embroidery floss and 2 yards of Robert Kaufman's Essex in Ivory linen (linen/cotton blend) to make Mother's Day gifts for me Mum and Aunt.  I think they will both be happy with what I'm making for them. 

It's Friday night...another weekend.  Have a great one! 




"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11

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