Saturday, December 29, 2012

Step 6 photo

Found a cable that will work with my camera so I am adding my step 6 picture.

The bottom triangle really isn't that washed out in color. With the lighting and flash it looks like a neutral. But it isn't.

I went to a repair shop in hopes of getting my machine working properly again. The guy was able to get the screw back into its place. Note to self; DONT TOUCH that particular screw! Without doing a complete service on it, which it probably needs, he couldn't help with the lack of backstitching. So I am going to drop it off on our way home Monday and limp along on the little Pixie that I bought for my neice to use when she is at my house.

Now to find a charging cable for my laptop. It somehow ended up under the mechanism of my recliner and it damaged the wires. I checked at Office Max and they said they had one that "might" work. It was only $70. No thank you. I will keep looking. Found one online for under $7 Glad I checked before I tried to buy anything.

M decided to help shovel snow in the driveway. She was so cute trying. It was 13 inches in the driveway so she didn't do much. But it was fun to watch.
The sun is out and my battery on this computer is about to die so I will pull my machine out of the bag and set it up to work on the quilt that I am sending to Connecticut.

Friday, December 28, 2012

step 6

I was able to finish this step while the family was out playing in the snow. They aren't busy like Bonnie's but I am using what I have.  When I get a cable I will upload my picture of this step.   Tomorrow I will work on quilting a twin quilt for first responders in Connecticut.

This week has just not been our week. Starting Christmas Eve we had problems. We got to our vacation home and dh unloaded the truck at the garage. When he went to start it to put it in the garage. Wouldn't start. Of course we had to wait till the day after Christmas to fix it. It was a clogged fuel filter. This prevented us from continuing on to Boise for Christmas with family. While here I shoveled the driveway entrance so we didn't have to take a running start to get through the snow. While doing this the snow plow was driving by. He saw me out there and proceeded to rebuild the burm that I had just cleared. How rude was that?! We have 13 inches of snow on our property.  Then this morning we had no water. A part on the pump froze. Guess that would happen when it's only 19 degrees outside.  We set out a heater and tada, we had water again.

Last night I took apart my machine so I could clean out the lint. Now I have a screw that won't go back in and I can't back stitch. I hope that's because of the screw. I'll have to take it in and get it taken care of.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Step 5

After a bad night of sleep I woke up and began to put the second wing on my sitting turkey and when I got to only 5 left I noticed that I sewed them on wrong. It was just in keeping with my morning. So I put on some old Christmas cartoons and sat with M while I ripped out all of those seams. I made them right and got them finished.

Dh has been working on fixing the leaking water heater and I am finishing up the wrappng of gifts and packing.  Vacation couldn't come soon enough.

Superhero husband is cooking dinner for us tonight. I have such a wonderful hubby. Not only will he cook, he cleans too. Dishes, his own laundry and anything else I ask him to do ie vacuum.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Easy St. step 4 and crazy winter

I got step 4 finished before bed tonight. Since I didn't do anything more than cut out for that step on Friday, didn't touch it Saturday, I did pretty good.

Saturday I took my sister out so we could finish up our Christmas shopping. I wanted to head east. About 30 miles out of town there was packed snow. Not a problem as we were at the summit. But an overturned truck on the road and apparently a bus that tried to go around and then got stuck closed the road. So, we turned around and headed another direction. She got lucky with being able to find everything she was looking for. Me on the other hand, not so much. Now I have to pay more to "shop local" .

Tonight the wind is just howling. Sounded like the roof was going to fly off. Wonder how much damage I'll find in the morning.

For all of you quilters that are going to find some down time after Christmas there has been a call for 150 quilts for the victims, first responders and dispatchers in Newtown Connecticut. Below is a post from their facebook page:

"For those of you contacting me about quilts for families in Newton, here is an address to mail them to:Newtown ECC Dispatch Supervisor 3 Main Street Newtown CT 06470 Make mention of 911 CARES so they know you are part of our "family of support" Share this post and PLEASE respect their request for no phone calls for a few days until things quiet down a bit.
**I know it is Christmas and the holiday season, but I am going to say right out of the gate we need to get at least 150 quilts to the victims families, teachers, police officers and yes, communications department.

Can you help?

Back to the grind tomorrow. Hope we don't loose power due to the storm. I'd hate to be late for work.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Easy St. #3

I finished my step 3 today. I cut it out Friday and decided to go out and get some shopping done. So today was all about sewing. M got to watch some movies while I sewed.

I chose red in place of Bonnie's aquas. and yellow for her green.

After yesterday's shopping I stayed up late and got everything wrapped. I am so on top of that. But when you have little nosey eyes that has to happen.

I appreciate that Bonnie is making it easier to keep up with the mystery and the holidays. It has allowed me to not have to put it off until after the holidays.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Step 2 done

I got my flying geese done. I need to trim them up but at least they are one piece.

 Now I can get back to my block of the month that I am sadly a bit behind in. But first I need to head to bed for the night.
I spent last night cutting out my geese parts for step 2. I even got the extra bricks cut for a later step. Now to sew them into geese.

Just got home after taking M out to a late breakfast. She is off to a skate party in a couple of hours then maybe we will go downtown for the Christmas festival.

It all depends on whether or not its raining when she gets home. DH is taking her to the skate party and will stay with her so, that is my time to sew in piece. no spelling boo boo there.

I am using Bonnie's color for this step. The purple anyway. I just don't have any black on white. I do have whites on black but that wouldn't work.

Now if this headache would just go away I'll be great. M is watching Bambi so, I am going to start sewing.