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No Baby Yet

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My poor favorite cuz. Tomorrow she is a week over due. She says she is not too miserable but she is one of those.You know those happy cheerleader types. I on the other hand when I am not talking to her and being upbeat and postive, feel like kicking something. Instead I went shopping. I started out looking for something for my secret stitcher.
I really did. But what I wound up doing was buying a wallet on Donney&Bourkes sale page.Then I visited Jans page so I had to go buy the new fiesta ware chocolate color. Oy vey. I STILL dont have a secret stitcher gift!




Jan this pics for you! This is my youngest with her (Now this is in her words not mine) demented baby! At least its smiling!Ok my mojo was SO blown yesterday I carried it over to today. I only accomplished a nap today. Jan you asked what was in my coffee. Well normally I think its just that I am hyper. I mean hyper. I drive my poor wonderful hubby nuts with how much I bounce. Today however I think he slipped me something to cal…

Threw The Mojo Off!

Thats what he did. Sigh. Wonderful Hubby came home early today from a job he was working on. I am happy he is home but I had such a great groove going! I hate working when he is home.He doesnt care but there is just something not right about him being home and me working.
So instead I am wandering around the internet getting into trouble. Am I paying bills? Or doing something constructive? Nope. I am looking at crafts that I totally dont need to do but I am going to do.Ü.I have now added to my ever growing list a wool journal cover. I love the ones Betz White has listed on her ETSY shop. I need a wool journal cover to house my ever growing list right?
I have also added to my list sleep masks for the upcoming mock slumber party for youngest daughter and a dog quilt for my oldest daughters dog. Yes seriously. I saw the cutest one but forgot to bookmark it. I will find it again and then post it.Someday. I really need a grandchild.I mean really really need one. I made a few more hooter hide…

Swap Goodies warning Picture heavy!

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Ok I am SO not fighting the drag tool. So I guess the first pics will be the last ones I wanted to share with you from the trip to China. This is the stadium in Shenyang they built for the Olympic Soccer games. WHo knew when we were watching it that Wonderful hubby would actually get to go there! This rock is by the great wall. The writing on it says one step east of evil. North Korea is right on the other side of that fence.The man with my man is his boss Mike. His brother died in the war there so this was an emotional journey but good for him.
This rock they were unable to move so they built the Great Wall right around it. Now you cant really tell from this pic but the steps are very tall. Like 2 of ours.You can tell how steep it is. I would be crawling by now.

This is of the wall. Isnt it amazing!


O.K. on to the swap goodies! The first pics are from my thankful things swap partner Christie. She really nailed some things that I too love.A c.d. of her favorite music which ALL I happe…

Today is a play day!

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I started out working and thought, nah. I have three swaps that I am finishing things for and wouldnt you know I am behind on getting two of them out! Bad Becca! I am on a mission to catch up. My biggest problem is I dont go for the fast easy stuff to make. I seem to have this addiction to the time consuming complicated. I wonder if there is a pill for this? I am LOVING this apron though and am going to be sad to see it go! I should of made two.
Dont ya love what we woke up to this morning? It is very pretty but there was a hecka lot of it! Thank heavens wonderful hubby has a plow. It will be up to me to clean off the truck though. Well the kids I mean.Ü STILL no baby news! Favorite cousin is now 2 days over due. Tice is taking his sweet time in getting here. My kids were all early 2 weeks and 3 weeks. Well except for youngest daughter. She was 2 1/2 years! She always giggles when I tell her that.I have been carry my cell phone with me everywhere so I dont miss her call.

Well i was going…

Sleep

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How in the world do I get wonderful hubby back on the right sleep schedule? You would think I have an infant again. Remember those days? I feel like the walking dead. The sleeping pill worked for one night but now we are back up until one or two. Poor guy. Poor me. I am so sleep deprived I cant seem to make any type of decision. I just go in my sewing room and stare. So of course I am behind and playing catch up. He is going to get turned back around just in time to go again.

As promised here are a few more pictures from China. The first is a picture from Shenyang.From here he still had to drive almost 3 hours to get to Dandong( I think I spelled that wrong) which is right next to the N. Korean border. Shenyang is where the soccer games were for the olympics.This is a family greenhouse. I posted this one for you Jan! At night they roll the corn husks back down over the plastic. Since their weather is much like ours they have to have greenhouses or starve.
This was the view from Hubbys h…

Tagged

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Aunt Pitty Pat got me! Lol. I was getting ready to post more China Photos but I guess I will do that in a bit. This looks like fun.Here goes, first let me see if I can follow the rules:Rule #1 ~ Link to the person that tagged you. Aunt Pitty Pat She is on my sidebar!Rule #2 ~ Post the rules on your Blog. Rule #3 ~ Write 6 random things about yourself. (This will take some thinking Ü)Rule #4 ~ Tag 6 people at the end of your post. (I have decided to let this be a free for all!)Rule #5 ~ Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their Blog. Rule #6 ~ Let the tagger know your entry is up.O.k. My 6 randon things.1.I was not allowed to cut my hair until I was 18.No religous reasons just my parents rule. My hair was so long it went to the back of my knees. After I cut it my mom cried. Then I cried!2. I have to have our movies organized in alphabetical order.I will spend hours fixing them because my children love to put them away randomly.3.When I buy things for…

China

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Here are a couple photos I snagged off of Wonderful hubbys camera card. I will share more later. These two are dishes that were being served at one of the restraunts he went to. The first dish is silk worm Larvaa. He really wasnt kidding! The second is live frog. Yup you heard right LIVE frog! They will of course kill it and cook it for you. I asked how they will cook it and he said he didnt ask.Lol
He took a LOT of pictures of food. He also came back hungry.He was very impressed with how they took care of him. He said they really jumped at taking care of anything he wanted. I am happy he is home but let him know that is NOT happening here! Lol. We had chinese for dinner last night. Hahah. Good old not authentic american chinese food.
I also have pictures to share from the Great Wall and of Korea. I will share those tomorrow. Right now I am soooooo tired. He is so messed up on sleep he has my schedule messed up. Ugh. Its been 2 to 3 before he can get to sleep. Tonight he is getting a sl…

My kids could argue with this one!

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Guess Who Comes Home

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At about 7 p.m. today??? Well technically its tomorrow but but it seven minutes it will be tonight.Do I sound excited? I really really am. Ü. I have been a good girl. It wasnt easy but I have.
The Bridal shower was a HUGE success. I am so happy. I am exhausted, sore, have a headache, but am very very happy. I loved being able to do it. What a wonderful thing to be a part of. The beginning of a new marriage. Do you remember the fun and exciting times you had in the beginning. Almost 21 years ago for wonderful hubby and I but what a wonderful time.I wish I could go to the wedding. But I am oh so happy to be a part now.
Ahhh for now I am going to bed. Tomorrow I will watch the clock and patiently wait.ok not so patiently.




Jan Started a Trend

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Except my furry isnt big enough for slippers. Instead she opts for speed control! It really is a pain in the butt when she wont let me move my foot though.Good news is that I have my mojo back! I got a lot done today and I didnt even start until noon.I started off like this.

Pretty soon it looked like this.
But by the end of the day I had 14 new pillowcases and a table runner. The pillow cases are for an upcoming mock slumber party for the youngest. The table runner is an easy peasy one for the bridal shower this Wed. I have a couple more to make. Its all about presentation in this house! Ü Just kidding. But since I am going with the simple approach I had to decorate with something. I do not belive in streamers and most everything else I could find on Sunday was well, tacky. So I will take pics after I am all done of those.

This is my reward for the end of the day!


I have to share a portion of the email I got from Wonderful hubby. It had me laughing all day! Lovely B,
I ate some silk worm …

A Little Sigh Of Relief

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I cant get these pictures to move tonight and I didnt upload them in the right order. So this post will be a little confusing.They all are I know but this one will be worse.Ü

AEROGARDEN update. Will yall just take a look at the basil! What the heck am I going to do with it? Ack! My extent of cooking tonight was pizza. I guess tomorrow I am going to have to figue out how to harvest some of it before it burns to a crisp under those lights.


This is what I wish I had to drink tonight. I have the vodka but no orange juice.Crazy kids.They havent learned that orange juice is for mommy! I am instead drinking a diet dr. pepper and consoling myself with rollos. Great combo dont ya think?

I just got to talk to my wonderful hubby. I was honestly getting a little worried.The rational side of me knew he just wasnt around a way to contact me but the other side of me was imagining ALL sorts of horrible things. Its amazing how a 2 minute conversation just put me in a much better mood! Where he is staying…

Saturday

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Wow yesterday flew by so fast I am still wondering where it went! I meant to post last night but had such a headache I went to bed. Then I couldnt sleep as the other side is empty.

Speaking of which. He hasnt checked in yet and its freaking me out! I know its because he is probably sleeping off that 18 hour travel day but I miss him. We have never went this long without talking to one another. I am sure he will check in soon.I will just keep myself busy until then.

Oldest daughter and I spent the day together yesterday doing errands for the bridal shower. I discovered a few more ways to embarrass her and I didnt even do it on purpose! She is so fun to tease as she can take it and then dish right back out. I tried convincing her in Joannes that we should start having a bridal shower for her every year until she gets married that way I get to plan a great party! The annual bridal shower! She wasnt going for it.

Aunt Pitty Pat gave me the coolest award yesterday! I was so honored and her b…

My Wonderful Hubby

Left me today. So now I am lonely and bored. That means yall get to put up with me and my craziness.Lots a craziness going on here tonight.

Melinda and I got our apron almost all cut out only to discover I was short 20 inches of material. Argh.So I called 911 (aka Jody at work) she then cut me 2 yards and I will pick it up tomorrow. If you are doing the math you know I got like a yard and a half extra.....No reason just because.Lol. We did get the fancy schmancy gloves made but I am not posting a pic until I get the apron and oven mitts done. We had fun. We didnt get to eat any lasagna though as I forgot it in the oven and it , well, lets just say it was an interesting color and quite hard looking. Lord its a good thing he will only be gone a week. We could all starve!

I have decided I want a dress form. I really am not sure why but they look so cool with aprons on them and I could name it.I could haul it out to the studio with me and have someone to talk to! Ü. Jody stop shaking your h…

I Learned A Couple Things

About myself yesterday. And all I could think of at the time was that dad from Sanford and Sons telling his son "Ya Big Dummy".Have you ever had any of these? If so I would love to hear about them. I wont feel so alone anymore!

First off I am the WORST customer I have! Why doesnt someone slap me upside the head the next time I am putting the last border on a quilt and I tell myself, no need to get up and measure it right just slap that puppy on and you can quilt it out! Gah! Ya Bug Dummy! I can spend hours piecing one block to make sure it is done right. Get to the border though and I will do whatever is quickest to finish it! One of my quilts came up in the rotation yesterday and I am ready to just quilt pleats in it!

One of my customers came over in the middle of it and she says wow you should really point that out to the lady who made it and all I could say was, Nah she wont listen!

Second, have I been living under a rock? Why had I never gotten a subscription to Unlimited …

I need a Maid

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Seriously. Either that or we have to get a better mom. This one is falling down on the job!

I have to tell you about my BFFs mom. Sweetest lady in the world for sure but tiring also. She made me cry yesterday and also realize that we need to take the time out for others a little more often. She had a couple strokes about 10 years ago and went from this business minded wiz to a sometimes confused person. That alone makes me so sad. She cant always finish her sentences and she needs a little more guidance then most.

I have been quilting for a little over 16 years. Like many when I picked it up its was as if another piece of me fell into place. She was always interested in it but it wasnt her thing then. A while back she decided to give it a go and now there is no stopping her. She even went and bought a mid arm. I wish she had let me help her on that as she got ripped off and I pray the thing works but that is another story.

Yesterday while quilting her quilt she couldnt stop touching the…

2 Days B-(

Ok enough dwelling on that.

I caught up on my sleep and even got up early! Yay. I am all caught up on my blogs to read and will be in Gracie house before 9! Unbelivable. I have to get a move on today because I have a visitor coming to the studio. One of my BFF's (I belive in many) mother is coming over today. She made a quilt for her granddaughter and wants to quilt it. So we are going to do it together.Pushes my schedule off a bit but thats o.k.I can work late today as hubby is going to also.

How do yall stay caught up with quilting for customers? I sometimes feel like I just am always running behind!

All right short post but I am on a mission today! Maybe I will reward myself with a glass of wine at the end of the day.

The Countdown

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Has begun. Wonderful Hubby aka psycho man leaves on Friday. He is psycho man today because he couldnt sleep last night. So because he couldnt sleep he decided to get on the internet. At 4:30 he found something so unbelivable he HAD to get me up to take a look! I dont even remember what it was. I will have to ask him later when I wake up.I also need to check if I might owe him an appology for anything I may have said or done at 4:30 that I dont remember, I am not a nice person when woken up...
Jody and I had to postpone our next Duddly day.I am bummin. It was my fault sort of. A very close friend of mine is getting married and I found out on Sunday I am hosting her bridal shower on the day we were going to play. So I am bummin but also a little excited. I should be a party planner. Its in my blood. This one is throwing me off just a little as I dont have a lot of time to plan. Not even enough time for invitations. I will pull it together though.I just need to get my brain back in gear.…

What A Weekend

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It certainly did not go the way it was planned. Thats o.k though. Wonderful hubby and I did a lot of nothing but we did it together!
We did get that new washing machine. Its really really pretty. I went in to the store all prepared to just buy the plainest no frills or extra options washing machine I could find. Well wonderful hubby got hung up somewhere between the front door and the appliance section.Ü. I got a LOT decided in the time he was missing. I picked out new paint colors for the sewing room and loaded the cart with pegs for all the new thread I had bought and read ALL the info on EVERY w.m. in the store.By the time he got back there I knew exactly the one I wanted. The whole deciding factor for me was the capacity size! 4.2! I do more laundry then everyone I know because of my loved ones phobia of wearing or using the same item twice. (I get so frustrated with this) Literally 3-5 loads a day is not unheard of around here. With this puupy I caught up on sunday with a grand t…

Sneak Peek Ü

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I am SO excited about an upcoming swap I am in. The flirty Apron Swap hostess apron. Its supposed to be fancy with glitz. Oh yeah right up my alley! I had so much fun looking for fabric and a pattern. This is the fabric I settled on. It actually was exactly what I wanted. You cant see the trim very well but it is so pretty. I wasnt thinking I would get to play this weekend with the apron as I had ordered the pattern and shipping can be very very slow to Alaska. Well there is my little feud with the post office too. But it came today! So if I finish the quilt that on the frame I am going to play........

Catch Up

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I am going to be playing this ALL day. I was going to be so productive yesterday. I did get a couple very small customer quilts done but hit a road block at two. My back and neck were hurting so bad I just basically went to bed.

Oh well. I am being a good girl today and am just now taking my first break to come post some pictures.
The first ones are of the AWESOME swap goodies I received from Shawnee who hosted the mommy and me apron swap. What fun and Youngest and I are thrilled with our Aprons! The material is about the cutest I have ever seen. She also included some plastic mixing spoons, the cutest heart cookie cutter and a Paula Dean cooking with kids cookbook. We think we got the best end of this swap for sure! (I definietly look like I got up early to work. Plus I am still wearing many clothes as I am flippin cold!)Shawnees blog is always a fun read and she has a better picture of the adorable aprons. http://shawneett.blogspot.com/ AEROGARDEN update. We started the seeds on the 21…

Do You Know

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What sound your washing machine makes when the drum breaks? The answer is a VERY loud and scary one!.......... I will tell you what, I thought a bomb had gone off! You would think I would of remembered the sound since this isnt the first washing machine I have killed. Its more like the 5th or 6th. Sigh. I guess its time for a new washer!
I have to share a picture of the cat from hell. Wonderful hubbys spoiled rotten cat. She refuses to drink out of the dog bowl or even her own bowl. This is what hubby does for her every morning and every night. When I go to brush my teeth she always makes a beline for the faucet too. But I refuse to share my sink so I have to turn hubbys on, otherwise she wont leave me alone!
Ok are you ready for the new do? The streak of red is supposed to be lighter but because of the black that I had in it, it will take until the next color job to lighten. But I love the new cut.Hubby is going to freak though. Lol.He still has hopes that one day I will grow it long a…

How Cute is that

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I get a text last night that says, The belly says hi and he loves you. Then my awesome favorite Aunt sends me this pic. They know how hard it is for me to be here and not with them so they keep me in the loop as much as possible. It helps. She is due in 19 days!

I have a hair appointment tomorrow. I dont know what I am going to do this time. I am thinking of going shorter. Hmmmmmm. It will be a surprise. Probably to me too!

Weekend Update

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I cant decide wether this was a productive weekend or a lazy one. I know a lot got done but I mostly remember lazing around watching t.v. Its a toss up at to which was the main activity. I love weekends for sure.
I did make UFO progress. A lot of progress actually. I finished 2 quilt tops, have two more almost done, and made another present for my favorite cuz. The quilt tops are all lap size so no huge acheivement and they were partially done but I am happy. This week is ALL about work. I need to get completely caught up so that I can spend time in the house with the kids and playing while Wonderful Hubby is in China. He leaves on the 14th. The closer it gets the more I start to panic. I hate being seperated from him.I am not trying to let him see it though as then he will just worry more. O.K. so I took pictures of my new apron, both sides. I discovered two things while looking at these pictures. A. My sewing room is a disaster. What a mess! I get it clean and then within a couple day…