Sunday, July 21, 2013


July 21, 2013

That's kind of how I feel in a nutshell. No particular reason, just Summertime Blahs. Not blues, cause I'm not unhappy at all. I'm kind of in a slump though.

The sunburn I received at the lake has bothered me not a little. Still have about four bad spots, but by tomorrow they should be my old self.

Can't seem to really focus on any one thing in particular. I'm working here and there on projects but have no real pressure to finish them. I do however, expect to receive quilt blocks from the ladies who donated them for the Moore OK tornado victims. Sometime this week I will be getting enough blocks for two quilts. I will square them up, sash them and quilt them. Then I will send them on their merry way. That should get me focused and moving again.

We finally received an inch and a half of rain this afternoon after not getting a drop since early June. What a blessing!!!

I decided to make a stand/cover for my new tablet pc. Found the tutorial, quilted some really cool Jason Yenter fabric and put the thing together. About half way through, I realized it wasn't a cover, it was just a stand. Harrumph!! At least it's something I can use, but I'll have to begin again with a different fabric now. :/ I want something that will protect it as well as hold it up. I've made one before, don't know how I messed up. There you go, Summer Blah. Ha!!

I have some things going on this week that don't involve sewing, but after that, I'm going to give myself a good stern lecture and get back to work. I have a LOT to do!!!

Monday, July 15, 2013

New Experiences

Lately I've been doing things I either have never done, or haven't done in longer than this poor brain can remember. First off is that I attended a quilt show  for the very first time.
It was held in Hot Springs and was very enjoyable and I will elaborate on the other blog. 

Second, I purchased a tablet pc. Man!! This thing is awesome. There are only a few things it won't do, and I have my trusty desktop for that. I'd been saving money to purchase a monogram/embroidery machine, but when my laptop's wireless capabilities died, I figured the tablet was more practical. I'll use it every day, and the other only occasionally. This is what I bought. 

Third, a very strange thing is happening to me....I'm not obsessed by quilting right now. Oh now, don't get me wrong, I still LOVE IT, but I seem to be in a slump. I have projects waiting on me and I keep putting them off for short little paper piecing blocks. Strange and unusual.

Fourth, my husband is retiring next month. We've never been at home together for any length of time in all the 36 years of our marriage. It will be a new experience for sure, but we have plans to play with the grandchildren and do a little in-state traveling.

Fifth, my sister and I are going to drive over to Lake DeGray one day this week, just the two of us and spend the day. 
I've not had the pleasure of doing that without children or a group. Should be a little more relaxing. 

Sixth and final, I'm behind on my favorite blog reading. I have just been so busy with other things that I haven't taken the time to actually sit down and read them. I'll catch up though!!

So, there you have my new experiences. Nothing earth shattering, but fun for me. 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Summertime And The Living Is Easy....?

Actually, not so much.

LMW had his tonsils out June 28th. Poor baby is still in a lot of pain. Now this child has a pretty high tolerance for pain, but when he spends several hours crying because he hurts, you know it's bad. I'm praying that yesterday was the worst and it will be downhill from here.

I've been so busy, I haven't had a chance to post the rest of my vacation pictures.

This is my yard.
A mole we can't seem to catch.
Even when we see him digging up and we grab the shovel. How he moves from that one spot so quickly is beyond me. Finally had to resort to a trap. I'll let you know how that works.

It's not all bad though.
LMW and my great nephew made friends with my sister's horse. Too hot and too many horseflies to actually try to ride him.

I'm on week two of my new walking regime. Clothes aren't feeling quite so tight.

I finally finished a major sewing project and I'm very relieved about that!

This little lady is growing like a weed! Just look at that face!
 It's the FOURTH OF JULY and we live in a free country!! God bless the USA!!