Monday, August 24, 2009

Nothing Much

Haven't been doing much of anything this past week or so. First had some sort of cold and then the back went out. This week is looking so much better, but a lot of catching up to do. I have to put a calender up in my sewing room to keep track of all I am trying to get done. Have to finish up some Xmas things I started and get working on my Angel sticheries along with my Advent swap. Hubby did take me out on Saturday to see Inglorious Bastards and I have to say I did like it, really silly in parts and really bloody in parts. Had to hide my eyes a few times. Well back to work and hope everyone out there in blogland is doing well.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Halloween Swap and other things

Here are some photos of things I am working on for a Christmas in August finish. Three items for Christmas must be finished by the end of August, just have to quilt, bind and put the hanger rings on them.

These are my blocks for the Halloween Swap, I cannot wait to see everyone's blocks. I have seen quite a few already and they are wonderful.

Today my daughter and I went to brunch and saw Julie and Julia, it was a very nice film, loved it and came out so hungry. All of that food, it was great. Can't wait for the weather to get cool again so I can start cooking again. I hate to cook in this heat and we are suppose to be getting 90 and above for the next few days.
My son was here for a visit for a few days, played in his band for a show which took up most of his time, but did get to see him a little. He and his wife will be down again for Christmas so that will be wonderful.
A very good friend of mine who is Austrialian, married to an Englishman and lives in Singapore at the moment is having her fourth baby and after three boys she is having a girl. I am so happy for her, she is such a girly girl. The only bad thing is, I cannot make up my mind what quilt to make her.
Well good night for now.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

What's Up

I have been very busy lately, what with swaps, gifts and a craft fair coming up. I have been working on a Halloween swap, 9patch quilt along and some Xmas finishes for Aug, as well as getting started on a siggie swap. I will have some photos by the end of the week. So excited to find out last night that my #2 son will be visiting for a few days, he lives in Portland, Maine and I have not seen him since last Sept.

Had to go over to dad's and help him with his bills, mom use to do it and he just has not got the hang of it yet, most likely because he knows the bookkeeper(me) will come over and do it for him, but that's ok he's taken care of me already, its my turn now.

This weekend #2 daughter and I are having a Sunday date, going to brunch and checking out what the waterfront has to offer and then going to the movies to see one of her favorites since she was little, Goonies. That should be a hoot, cannot wait it will be nice to get away from the boys for awhile.

Well I couldn't leave with no pictures so here is one that I love. #2 son, "adopted son" and #1 son. This was taken the day of #2's wedding. Great photographer, love her work.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Holloween 9 patches

Here are my 9 patches for the Holloween swap,this week I will be doing my theme blocks and have them ready for the mail by next weekend.

I have discovered a quilt shop that I can get to by train in about 40 mins all together, over in Haddenfield,NJ. They were having a side walk sale on Saturday and I went, it was very nice. Way to humid but I did enjoy the trip. Here are just a few of the thing s I got.

I love charm packs, saves so much time.

Here is my group of 9 patches for the quilt along over at AmandaJean's

Well back to the sewing room.