Sunday, January 16, 2011

Guild meeting goodies

I stated yesterday that I came home with a cute iron bag.  Below (or somewhere in this post) is a pic...and a close up of the wonderful embrodery one of the gals in the group does.  The bag in insulated to carry a hot iron from meeting to home with nothing getting burned or melting....for those who forget to unplug until they are ready to go home :-)
The other pic is of the stash of books I brought home.  One of the gals had a friend pass away awhile back and her family is now "cleaning house"............6 HUGE boxes of books were brought in as well as boxes of fabric and misc. notions.  This is what I brought home with me.  I was so happy that a Celtic book I reserved at the library was in this stash of books...now I don't have to decided if I want to spend $30 on the book.  I had also been wanting to make the 12 Days of Christmas and guess what pattern book was in the stash...you got it.  Must be an omen???
Anyway, there was so much left but I was not about to bring it all home...............
Happy sewing ladies.  My laundry is almost done and oatmeal is cooking.  Not sure what the rest of my day will bring....as there is no work tomorrow due to the holiday I may find this to be a lounge in the jammies, watch movies and get that Carolina Christmas finished.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sew in day

Just returned home from my guilds sew in day.  We made iron bags........they have the thensolate or whatever it is called on the inside so that you can carry a hot iron home from a sewing day.  I already took it downstairs before I posted this so I will take a pic later and share.

One of the gals brought in 6 HUGE boxes of fabric, gadgets and quilt books/magazines.  Someone she knew died a long time ago and her children are just now getting to the sewing room to box things up.  I came home with about 20-30 books/magazine to rumage throught, some neutral fabrics and a box of really nice templates that were made from the nice thick plexiglass.

Hunter is on his way to visit grandma while mommy takes daddy to dinner for his birthday ...will post more later.

Friday, January 14, 2011

A Long Weekend

Hmmmmmmmm ... not sure why my photo is hiding in the last post.  Will have to see what that is all about.

Yeah for the long holiday weekend.  As I don't work Fridays and Martin Luther King day is Monday it gives me 4 days to quilt and work in the sewing room.  I am determined to get it organized one way or the other.  I have some ideas so until next month I plan to sketch and window shop.  May scout the second hand stores for sturdy furniture.

With Christmas and three kids birthdays right afterwards it leaves my credit card gasping for air so shopping will have to wait :-)  and that's ok.

A friend is doing a retreat at the end of Feburary and if the weather holds out I plan to attend.  I NEED girl time with fabric, friends and food :-)  yeah.............

Weight loss is going well so far.  My goal is 50 pounds by the 50th birthday so I am 5 pounds closer which is good for me.  Battleling the thyroid issue has been a curse the past few years but even though it will be slow loss there will be loss............I AM DETERMINED!

Today I am off to the grocery for a few things, mailing a package to my adopted soldier, getting the key f rom the library for my guilds sew in day tomorrow, spending time with a friend and then home to read more of my Earlene Fowler book.  Nice Friday.

Everyone have a good day.