Thursday, January 26, 2012

Back A##wards......

Thats how my dad said I went about things...Lol...He didnt mean it in a bad way. Just that I sometimes do things without thinking first. Then I am sitting in the middle of a big mess and wonder how it happened! Hahah....More on that later...

I received a box this week. My favorite customer from AK tells me she is sending me a quilt....Hmmmm.I get the box it weighs like 50 pounds.Thats one BIG quilt I think.I dont think she knows how to count.There were 5 in the box, ALL king sized! What DOES this woman do besides quilt? hahahaha

I shouldnt be complaining. I mean its work. It just came at a bad time. I have 3 customer quilts sitting here, 6 oversized pillow shams for another customer, and a dress to hem. I got suckered into the dress, still not sure how.
So I took a deep breath and plunged ahead with the first one. I would like to go on record saying that this is the WORST panto ever! I am sorry to the designer although I doubt they read my blog. You will not make any money on this panto.None, nope not a dime.You will in fact lose money. Well if you are me you will. It was so stressful that I had to take a lot of breaks. I mean a lot! I started this on Monday. It is Thursday and I JUST finished...

It also led to the Back A##wards mess I found myself in....
When I get stressed I clean. I organize. I become disgruntled with furniture lay outs.I tear things apart...That is what happened today. Before I knew it everything in the quilt studio was in a pile in the middle of the room. Gracie has found a new area of the room to call home and I am sitting with this......Very blurry picture.The smart thing would have been to organize and do things in stages.I dont work that way.In my defense I really didnt know what I had done until one of the workers on our house walked by and about fell on the floor.He couldnt believed that I had moved Gracie for one thing and he also I think was a little unnerved by the mess in the middle. I dont know how I moved her. I just know I was mad at that Panto.

Now tomorrow instead of working and catching up I will still be cleaning and putting away....Like I said Back A##wards...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Look at the squishy that came in my mail today! The most awesome kit, I so totally love the fabric :)...And a cool turning tool. Really cool! Jody you should post a tutorial so I can put it on Pinterest!!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cabo Time

Yes I am making up for the disappearing act I pulled. I gotta fill ya in on why I was gone!

So Hubby and I jetted off to Cabo....Yeah I SO wish it were that easy...We left headed to L.A. during one of the worst wind storms L.A. has ever seen. Of course we couldnt have an easy trip...No we have vacations most people would pay GOOD money to avoid!

We finally got to L.A. to await our flight to Cabo. Exhausted, cranky and sorely in need of adult beverages.I should of known that the worst was yet to come. we get lost like immediately and then find out we have like a ten mile hike to the right gate. I am so not kidding on the hike. I of course was wearing killer shoes..Killer being the operative word..By the time we found our gate I was bloody and limping...So be it.

Thankfully being late to our gate we didnt have long to wait. We get onto our plane and I think ahhhhhh a nice relaxing fight..Not so my friends not so! I am seated next to chatty Kathy and in front of The Golden Girls Married versions...I could tell you their life story but I wont. Some of it I may need therapy to forget.

We get to Mexico and after a two hour fight to get out of the airport we get on our shuttle. (that was an ordeal I will spare you, but if you are going to Cabo I will email you what NOT to do!) The drive to our Resort the Riu Palace was long about 45 min. Very depressing and I was in tears. So sad to see how some have to live. Especially as we are on our way to a resort!

Cabo is American. I know its in Mexico but let me tell you it is ALL about making the Americans happy. Grass, Malls, Home Depot, Costco, Starbucks......3 Starbucks! Of course I have no idea what I got as it was not so easy to order. But it was caffeinated..The resort was beautiful and better then I had thought it would be. And yes we did have fun. AM not in a hurry to go back to Cabo but that is because next year will be WH and My 25th anniversary and we are planning Australia! Not sure if my peeps will be able to go but its been my dream. Cant wait :)

This is pretty much what I did the WHOLE time! Usually there was a drink in my hand though :)..
We went zip lining again...One of however did NOT read the description of this event! Evidently it ALSO included rock climbing and rope bridges. And when I say rope brideges I dont mean rope holding up wood. I mean ROPE that you shimmy across....I am petrified of heights. I can handle zip lining. You are going to fast to care...The other however NO SO MUCH...I did what I had to do and took what they call the chicken path for the rest. Thats cool I love chickens..We went to a private beach called Lovers Cove..I had to wear my Green Bay bikini for all those Viking friends of mine.heehee..They are so much fun to tease.I love my friends. They are so much fun to play with.

I will miss them if they dont get to go with us next year......

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Glitz and Glamor

So Dec marked the one year anniversary of my pink posse.What started out as a joke has turned into an important girl time for me...Dec would make our fourth party. I took control with my co partner and fellow peep Dawny since the first one was my baby too. Well and we all know I do have control issues :).....

I LOVE dress up. I dont think I can even express how much I love dress up. I really think that I was meant to be a queen and get to wear royal attire all the time. Of course the first thing on my list to make was a crown! Really, are you surprised? SUPER duper simply and they really affirmed my royalty feelings :)

Next I went to the goodwill and purchase some cheap martini glasses and BLINGED them up!! Hobby Lobby sells glass safe paint. It is dishwasher safe and so easy. I did add the glitter :)....There is always a need for glitter.My girl Dawny had some terrific ideas and together we set a table to be proud of.
Arent my girls beautiful! They are beautiful inside and out.
The most special part of the evening though was that WH catered the whole dinner. We didnt lift a finger and he spoiled us rotten with 8 different yummy courses.

Yes spoiled would be the right word :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Yay Fiber Content!!

Believe it or not but amidst all my world travels I have been quilty busy :).....I finsished and gave out #3 of the stash quilts.No this isnt a picture of it finsished. I couldnt find my finished picture though. Then I had a wedding gift to make.....This is the back I quilted a feather meander. I just love feathers.
This quilt I started quite a few years ago for a Mystery class for RObins Place Fabrics in Soldotna, AK...Do you remember Jody? In the middle of the prep homework we got some horrible news. A dear friend of ours had died in a tragic accident.......
I attended the class but my heart wasnt in it. I got home from that class and put the quilt up. I have pulled it out from time to time and pondered on what to do with it. Should I finish or should I just get rid of it. Everytime I thought getting rid of it was the right answer something would stop me....
Im glad I didnt get rid of it. The newly married couple loves it and I feel like I crossed a hurdle. I have a couple other quilt tops with bad memories attached to them. Maybe I can tackle those.....We will see

This week I have a head cold. So since I am not out and about I am using that time to sew. Theraputic for sure. I will have pictures to show on that soon!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

I Disappeared Again.......

I had good intentions of being really bloggy good but again life got in the way....No whining just business. And of course Facebook and Pinterest have NOT helped at all!!!

So I am going to make another start at this! I am going to make a list of the things I intend to blog about and all my fiber fun and goodness and then I am going to get busy!

My Eden

Its pretty rare that I will chose to sew a romper/jumpsuit type of garment. In fact there is only one other that I have ever sewn. While I ...