Thursday, October 30, 2008

My apron has arrived!!!!

Nathalie did a superb job--a retro style apron using retro fabric--how awesome is that!!! And a coffee scented candle, coffee scented wax melts, coffee napkins, coffee mixes in a coffee gift bag and a coffee cup with various types of coffee written on it. EVERYTHING is wonderful--she outdid herself. I LOVE it all!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Hot mama's

apron swap was sent and Christy has received it. That was a fun swap, but deadlines doing something I'm not comfortable with (like sewing!!) will not be repeated soon. Now if it was quilting...that's another story!

Visit with DS and fiance was fast and furious--kids didn't come. Becca and I had a long standing date that night, so I left before they did. They will be spending Thanksgiving with her family but will be here for Christmas--hooray!

The date with Bec was fun--and Juice Newton wasn't too bad for country. (Most country makes me very cranky and irritable--you don't want to be around me if I have had to listen to it for very long!) Gary Pucket had a cold and sore throat--darn!! He was still good, but not heart-stopping, swooning fabulous! Becca was fun, tho---for a good time call...oops, better not give out her phone number--she reads my blog!

Yesterday afternoon was boring--I did 4 loads of laundry and ironed 11 of DH's dress shirts and 6 of mine. 11!! No wonder he was mentioning the fact they weren't done--he was tired of wearing the same 3 that DON"T need ironing for the past 2 months!!

Today I plan on playing in the studio--I'm gonna time how long it takes to make a simple tablerunner from start to finish for a shop class. They are so stinkin' simple 'cuz the fabric does the work.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


goes on--man child is home till week from Friday--DH (Dear Husband) will be home Thursday night. They both work on the North Slope on a 2 and 2 schedule. I WAS planning on getting some quilty things accomplished, but not to be. I traded work days with Nancy--I'll work Thurs. and she'll take my Saturday, so I only have tomorrow to get things done. On the schedule is eyebrow waxing ( O joy!), house cleaning (Double joy!) and an MRI on my upper back ( More joy!).

And the reason for Sat off? Oldest man child (age 31) is coming down from Anchorage with fiance and her kids. He will use Dad's garage for tire changing and we will get to visit. Then that night Becca and I have a date to see Juice Newton and Gary Pucket in concert. My DH bought us the tickets when the Peace Officers Association called--he knew we'd love it. The last couple of years they brought up County Western artists (gagging sounds!!)

My mother was 'sposed to be flying in with a niece from Fargo ND on Thursday--just found out she fell and broke her hip today, so will be in a hospital instead! She had a stroke a couple of years ago and isn't in very good health to begin with. Needless to say, she and we are very disappointed!

Will post pictures of happenings and projects when Becca helps me figure this blog thing out!


Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Well, Becca has struck again. That woman instigates more things.....quilting, a Dear Jane quilt, apron swaps, blogs....! However, I'm sure once I get the hang of this, I'll be addicted to this too. I tend to have an addictive personality. My sister told me it's a good thing I don't do drugs or I'd have to have one in every color! And she hasn't seen my fabric stash!!
Speaking of which, I'd best get out to my studio and finish the apron for the swap I was lured into--after another Americano--coffee is another one of my addictions.