Tuesday, September 30, 2008





What happens when it snows on your picnic?  We all laugh and continue having a grand ole time!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My friend, Harriett, with her completed Christmas Throw top.  We set to basting it right away ans she has been tying it and getting the binding ready.  Tomorrow night we will get the binding on and the quilt finished. Yea Harriett!
And this is the new machine in all it's glory.  I love it.  It is so nice to have a machine with a case, that I can keep for going places.  I am sewing alot away from home.  The machine sews beautifully, although there are some things I miss that my Janome 6500 has.  Speaking of, it is done at the machine shop, and is ready for pickup.  She just needed a tune up. 


And the token kid photos.  I'm a mom so I have the right.  :)  Happy 200th post to me!

Thursday, September 18, 2008


I received some money to replace my flooded out sewing machine and looky, looky, looky!  I can't wait to open the box!


Monday, September 15, 2008

Ever have one of those weeks?


So, last Wednesday I went to the doctor.  He sent me upstairs for a test.  I went upstairs, to the only office I could find.  Nope, they didn't know what I was talking about, couldn't help me. Went back to the doctor's office.  Ok, go downstairs and talk to the people at the desk.  Did that, they sent me to the lab upstairs.  When I go there, nope, can't do the test until I check in downstairs at the hospital admitting area.  I went to check in there, did some paperwork and was sent back up to the lab to do the test.  Only an hour and a half.

I went to the store to fill in the prescription.  Wait in line.  The pharmacy says my coverage is expired.  I call the plan administrators and they give me all the information I need to give to the pharmacist.  Wait in line.  Give the pharmacist the info.  Go buy groceries, wait in line.  The pharmacist says, you look too young to be born in 1946.  That is not my birthday.  The admin gave me the wrong info.  Call them back and get right info.  Wait in line.  Husband comes up and says, my ATM card won't work.  Go use mine to buy the groceries.  Wait in line.  The pharmacy has the prescription ready, sign here.  Wait, why does this say Bay Area Automotive Group?  They don't know.  Well, I won't sign the paper with info on it I don't know where it came from.  Call the plan administrators.  They don't know where that info comes from either.  Wait in line.  Tell the pharmacist to call the admin to talk to them.  Wait in line, get the medicine with the right info finally!  

Call the bank, the aforementioned ATM card does not exist in their system.  WHAT!!??  I can go to a local branch and get a new one.  It is now 5 p.m. and they are all closed, and I live an hour away.  So hubby will just have to do without for now.

When I get home, I look at the medicine and it is expired!  Call the pharmacist, and they say, just run back over here and we will give you a new prescription.  I calmly tell them I live an hour away and they promise to send me the prescription.

Saturday, hubby tries to buy a computer online, remember he has to use my card.  He gets an email that the charge won't go through.  Have to wait to Monday to call the bank.  I assume that since we have a deposit pending, that is the problem.  Call the computer company on Monday to resend the payment request, wait on hold.  Doesn't go through.  Call the bank, wait on hold, there is a POS amount restriction on my account.  I have to call a local branch to have it raised enough to buy the computer.  Call a local (!) branch, ok, you are good to go.  Call the computer company, wait on hold, to rerun the charge.  Doesn't go through.  Call the local branch back, they can't help because there's a fraud alert on my account, I need to call the 800 number.  Call the 800 number, wait on hold, then hold please and they will have that removed.  Call the computer company, wait on hold, rerun the charge,  won't go through, so they run half the amount.  Goes through.  Try to run another half amount charge.  Won't go through!   AAAAAARGH!  They will rerun the charge tomorrow.   I gave up in despair.  

Tuesday, September 09, 2008


I made the red top today and yesterday and I finished the turquoise one on Saturday.  These are for some little girls here in my town.  They also have a brother and I am going to make him an orange and brown one (his favorite colors).  I will have these quilted for Christmas. 

Friday, September 05, 2008

The Colors are Amazing

These photos are just so pathetic compared to seeing the colors in real life. The yellows are just so ... yellow. And the blue sky is just so ... blue! The colors are so intense, it hurts just to look at them. And they make the scenery so saturated, so beautiful, so amazing!





I went sewing with my friend Harriett today. We always have a great time together. We were working on the same blocks, but she was making Christmas blocks and I was making them in turquoise. I also found some four inch squares and I am making them into these little 5 inch broken dishes blocks. They are so cute!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Done, Done, Done


I finished the 1000 Pyramids Quilt!!!!

It is queen size, hand pieced and hand quilted!  And it is done!!!   YEE-HAW!