Tuesday, September 25, 2012

getting there

I made good progress last weekend on my midnight flight.  With having to go get M from grandma's house its hard to
get anything done. Definitely need to focus this weekend.

Sunday I moved all of the furniture in M's room. Wow, were my muscles sore on Monday. Then I got asked to move a bed. I guess if you keep working the muscles they stop hurting and get used to being used. Right?? That's what I keep telling myself.

It was embarassing to have to go to my lqs and ask for a translation on a section of my bom. But now I know what the sashing requirements are and I can go forward to nearly finish it.

My new to me car is working out fine. It is fun to drive. Don't much care for the lag in pick up and go but as long as I'm not in a hurry I'll be fine.

Monday, September 17, 2012

bonus summer

Today I was able to leave town for work purposes. It took almost my whole day but I loved it. No traffic problems and it was a hot summer day. almost 90 degrees outside. Tomorrow is supposed to be the same. The good thing for me is I don't work in an office.

Last weekend I took my midnight flight parts and my bom parts went with me to our vacation home. I didn't take my machine to do any sewing because I wasn't there long enough. DH is taking M away for the weekend so I should be able to get more sewing in.

 I got the rest of the fabric I am going to need for the bom.  I cut the block parts out for block 8 but the next step has me confused. I don't know how to read the instructions. They don't make sense. I am going to take the book to my lqs and ask them what they think it means.

Why do car dealers whine soo much? I got a new to me car two weeks ago and when I told the dealer that the moulding around the windshield was coming off. He started to whine about how big of a hit he took selling it to me at the price I
paid.  I took it to the local glass repair shop and they fixed it for $10. I can see how that would bankrupt him.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Missing tools and doctors

When I travel to my vacation home I pack up my fabric and tools and sew the time away. Usually. There is nothing more annoying than to get where I am 5 hours away from all of my supplies and find I forgot something. After sewing two little
blocks into one I pulled out my squares and prepared to mark them for the hst's that they will become. Only to find I forgot the marking pencil. Neither of the two quilt shops here had the one I forgot. I had to go with one that needs a sharpener and then the lead keeps breaking. Frustrating!!

M is doing well after her surgery Friday. She had a little more pain this time around than she did last year but I think the doctor did more to her.  Thankfully the pain didn't last. She will be back in school on Monday. Could be back now but no need to rush things.

Now I have my sis in surgery. I keep telling the family only one person at a time. She should be home by the end of the day. We are just praying that the doctor gets it all this time and the tests come back negative.

Well, I guess my break is over and I should get back to those hst's. They won't finish themselves.
But how cool would that be??

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Back to School time

We finished up school shopping and then M decided to try cutting her own hair. Needless to say there is no fixing it.
Friday she went into Shriner's for her yearly surgery. It went well, she did have more pain than last year. But she is handling it pretty good.
I will get to do some sewing this week while I am home with M.  More to do on Midnight Flight.  Dh is doing yard work
today. So nice to have such a handy man around.
I went out and got myself a newer car. I will take it to the dealer to determine why it sounds like rain on a skylight when it is windy outside.  But I really like to drive it. Fun little suv. Time to get on with my day.