Thursday, February 26, 2009

packing and moving

Stay tuned Pictures of the crazed packing and moving coming soon to a blog near you. Moving day in 3 days. Will be offline for the next week or so until everything is settled. Have fun folks and keep sewing. Next question do I buy a sewing table or a sofa ??? drop me a line and let me know what you think. lol

Thursday, February 19, 2009

And the winner is...

Averett Lady Nana

Please contact me at to give me your snail address.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Giveaway closing time

I will be closing the entries at 12:00 pm Central Standard time. I will hopefully have all the entries cut up and in a large pail to make the draw and have it posted by 8:00 pm.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Quilty news sorta

I have been a bad girl. I went shopping. Again. I ordered a quilt block of the month from SewSisters in Ontario. I think I fried my brain cells out when I went on my trip and I have been on a spending spree for the past month. Maybe its stress. Pretty things always get my mind off of the unpleasant stuff. And I know there has been enough of that going around here.

These ladies are fast. I ordered it on Wednesday night and I received my first package today. Kudos to them, and I am suprised at the post got it here so fast. WOW. I haven't opened the package. I haven't even sneeked it into the house yet.

I decided I want a coffee cups or teacups quilt for the wall where my dining table will be. So the next thing do I make it myself or do I invite all my quilty friends to play with me? I have seen some great cup quilts and I think that it would be a fun project to take on. Applique I think and the colours all over the map on a neutral background. Fast Fuse would be easiest I think. Leave me a comment if you want to have coffee or tea with me. Even if you don't hook me up with a link with blog that has a great cup quilt so I can see. A girl has to have coffee in times of stress. Or a nice calming cuppa tea.

Don't forget to leave a comment on my iceday give away post for the Moda Maypole give away.

Quilty Hugs all

I got the house!!!

This is my new house, brand new house. I built into the conditions of the house fridge stove and dishwasher and the GE profile series washer and dryer. I will have a sewing room in the back of the lower level with enough lighting installed. Since the basement is unfinished I am thinking that I should wire the family room for surround sound. I take possession on March 1st. Of course this is assuming all of the money stuff with the bank doesn't fall through. But my mortage guy at the bank said we were okay for a higher amount. So it shouldn't. You know what this means! I will be packing everything of mine. I am scared of finding out exactly how many boxes of fabric I really have. I mean once it is packed up . It will be out there to see. I really don't think I will have to worry about having a storage unit rented out but... I have a stash. I have to buy a living room set. I found one on sale yesterday. They say it is partially landscaped but I am going to get Brad one of my mothers friends to do up a paving stone patio out back in the summer. Spring will bring me to putting in my lilies into the yard. I have a lot of gardening to do in the future. Hopefully the transplanting I won't lose to many of my perenials. Some I have gotten from my moms garden. I have a crap load of planning to do.
OMG I bought a new house.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

I sit waiting.

You know the longest time to wait is when your waiting for news. I put an offer in on a new home yesterday and the deadline for this is today at noon. I don't want to not get the house.
don't forget to put your name in for the draw

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines to me

a broken heart surrounded by heart candies with rejection sayings photo

truth be told I haven't been honest with you all. Me and my husband are separating. I am searching for a new home that will allow me to pursue my own hobbies and him his hobbies.
The separation is his idea. I hurt. I am angry. I want to scream. Life as I have known it for the past 13 years is going to change in a big way. We were finally financially stable. Our paychecks allowed to have the perks. My kitchen that I helped design was almost complete. I am looking at significantly older and smaller homes. Wish me luck I am putting in a bid for a house today. With anyluck I will be the winner and will be moving out of this house in 4 weeks. Sooner if I can.

I love him and I am going to make a new life for myself with out him. I am scared. Not of being alone but of sinking into the dark chasm of depression. I was diagnosed with it 5 years ago.

I need strength to work through this. This may be temporary or it might be forever. Who knows. I certainly didn't expect him wanting to separate when I woke up a month ago.

But for all those lucky people who still with their loved ones Happy Valentines.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Ice Day Giveaway

Since about 3 am the rain has been beating on the sides of the house it stopped around 6 am. That being said all that lovely water froze to my car, steps ( currently ready for ice skating championships) and the highways. I had to slide out on my bum to get my poor furbaby taco back up into the house this morning because she couldn't make it up the steps with out falling back down. The reason for the bum is because that is what I landed on when I took one step outside. Needless to say I am not driving in that. I have to work like everyone else but I need to keep myself in one piece more!!!
So I am having an Ice Day at home where I get to play with my fabric. Yippee!!!
So does anyone else have an ice day going on?

Any way who love jelly rolls? I have an extra one just sitting in front of me. It is Maypole by Moda. See what happens when I am bored online I order things usually about 2 or 3 am in the morning when I can't sleep. When I do that I don't always keep good records of what exactly I ordered. So within a week of each other they got delivered. I liked it so much I ordered 2 from different online shops. Since I am having an Ice Day , I will make it even better by hosting a giveaway. I don't know how to do buttons, so I won't give you one. Leave a comment saying you would like to be entered between Today February 9th and February 19th. For extra 5 entries give me a link on your blog and let me know! Please remember anonymous people cannot win.

So who has instructions for buttons for the technically challenged???

Sunday, February 8, 2009

I have been a bad blogger

Wow I didn't realize that It has been such a long time since I blogged. Bad Blogger.
Now that my guilt has been appeased, I will take the time to fill you in on the fabric happenings as well as that same old same old.
I met one of my resolutions as I have taken a whole day sorting out my stash (not my idea it was DH). I got one of those big white storage pantry cupboards and filled it up. Its dimensions are 72 x30x16. Apparently, I need one more. I had most of my stash in rubbermaid tubs. Well those tubs got pretty annoying fast as sure as heck the color I wanted would be in the bottom tub. I have tubs every where in the house. I still have tubs to sort through. One more day of that I think but I have a crumb and string bin. Gotta work on that. When do people have time to . I also found a love for those clear drawers. I have them sorted in my way. Embroidery Machine and its notions and stablizers and such. Quilting, My Kenmore and all her bits and bobs and an assortment of my silk finish threads. and My everything goes. That one has everything in it. From yarns and beads for embellishing to spray adhesives.

I have an assortment of neutrals. For some reason I thought I didn't have very many and well since I was taking a break I went online and ordered some creams, and some pinks and some greens. These are all light romantic colors I don't normally go for. That girly girl inside me took over when I was ordering. Damn her she has no sense when it comes to shopping. I mean darn it all she ordered 60 fat quarters. They come in bundles of 20. What was she thinking. I was only browsing and making wish lists and being responsible. I KNOW she went OOOOOOOOOOO Pretty! and hit the add to cart button. It wasn't me , I wasn't in control of my senses. If you want to see the store that that evil girly girl got stupid on click here

Have a great day folks