Wednesday, October 28, 2009


If you look closely, you will be able to see that there is a dog carved in this pumpkin. Can you see it? It's a Golden Retriever......This was made by my husband, the artist.

Here is a real picture of Murph, he isn't posing for the pumpkin on this shot. But he does like to pose. Wish I could stay home with him, but it's off to work for me.

Monday, October 26, 2009


Have you received your H1N1 shot or intranasal vaccine? I encourage everyone to get it. There are several of my nurses that are refusing but after having a few deaths in my hospital on healthy low-risk patients, I am ready to get mine. Although we are short on our supply, I will get mine as soon as I am able. I work at a major trauma hospital and I am surprised that even we are not able to receive enough vaccines. Age 2- 49 get the intranasal and over 50 get the shot.

The Christmas season will soon be here and I am starting to make some Christmas gifts, here is a start of one. Not sure what it is going to be : ) A pillow? A potholder? A pocket on an apron?

We are still working on finishing up the sewing room and also the guest bedroom. It has taken up a few weekends now and I am ready to get that over with. Spending lots of money on things I don't want to be spending money on. Like closets. I am wanting to buy some of the new Amy Butler fabric!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

My Sewing Room is almost finished!!

This is the way it looks when you enter the tiny bedroom, I mean, sewing room, I mean, "studio".

I love Gerbera daisies.

I will be getting a larger cutting area but right now this will work.

My husband threw away the blinds, it's off to Home Depot to order some new ones. At least I have a beautiful yard to look at. My husband does a great job out there!

So there is my room, the other wall will have a cutting table, which resides at Ikea for now. I have a nice comfty chair that you can't see and the closet is way cool. Not ready for prime time yet.....

What do you think?

Friday, October 16, 2009


October is half over. Can you believe it? My sewing room is almost finished being painted. I fell asleep on the couch, as usual, around 8:30 last night while he was painting. I checked out the room this morning and all he has left is the trim work and the inside of the closet. I ordered a new closet system from Storables which I will pick up tomorrow. That was over $700, lots to spend on a closet I suppose.

Having some health issues. Going to my main doc this morning. Had a terrible 'procedure' done on Monday. It was absolutely the worst pain in my life and as a nurse, I cannot believe they would even do that without some sedation. The doc said they might have to do it again as she does not know if they got enough tissue to sample. That will be up to the pathologist. Well, doc, next time, it will be done in the OR with anesthesia, because I am not doing that again!

Here is a block I did awhile back, I did about 10 of them, all wonky different. I should get back to this and finish it, but as you might guess, I have lots of unfinished stuff laying around, which is one reason a $700 closet system was purchased. I am so ready to get this room organized!!

By the way, the block is from my favorite blogger, Jacquie, from TallgrassPrairie. I think the circle fabric is the exact fabric that she had posted on her blog some months back. She is my inspiration. She has a tutorial on how to make wonky log cabins if you are interested, right here.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Christmas Fabric

Is it me or does the fabric for Christmas completely suck? I would like to make some Christmasy stuff but I don't see any fabric that gets me excited to do anything with. For example this, it's cute but I don't have anyone in my family who does Christmas in blue.

I don't want traditional prints, but I do want traditional reds in some bright contemporary Christmas fabric.

Excuse me, I suppose I should be calling it holiday fabric just to make sure I am politically correct. NOT!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Apple Green

This is the color that my new sewing room will be. At least it reminds me of it. Bright and cheery. The paint is in the cans, just waiting for hubby to get busy. I could do it myself but he so loves to think it's a man's job. Go for it honey. I just want my walls green!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Authentic potholder

My mother is having a birthday. I had to make something quick! She doesn't want presents, at 81, she says she needs nothing. I know she would love something that I made, so here it is, it will 'match' her kitchen, with her black granite countertops with a slight touch of green in it. Green, her fav color.
A matching apron will be made tomorrow.

My mom has the same Le Creuset in Kiwi. It looks so cute.

This is the backside.

I love to make these potholders, especially when the quilting starts.