Monday, July 23, 2007

Is it just me?

Or does the new star of Burn Notice bear a striking resemblence to my pastor, Jon Weece? You be the judge. Here's Jeffery Donovan(left)as Michael Westen on Burn Notice. And to the right is my pastor. Great show....calling it an action/comedy. It's a little cool for that. To me, an action/comedy is like Rush Hour. Follow the link to see a preview. I think it's great, which means, I'm sure they will cancel it. That happens to me a lot. My pastor is a great teacher, too. Here's a link to hear some of the teaching at our church. Ironically, this series is called God's Blog, so of course, I had to give it a little PR.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

WIP Wednesday

This is Geronimo's project. She is doing great as you can see, and decided to continue the snowball effect. Unfortunately the poor kid's got taste in fabric like mine, and she raided my stash. I'm just glad someone besides me likes it, although I have no idea how's she's going to sleep under it.

As for me, I have decided to participate in
Quilts of Valor. I enjoyed making the bug jar quilts for the children's home we did first quarter. Debra sent me this: The only thing was the directions weren't clear to me. I'm sure it's just me, but I couldn't follow them.

So I got online. And found help from Quiltfrenzy, who has the instructions on her site.

So I've been working on it via my Singer while Geronimo was using my Pfaff. It's kinda cool having someone working with you, even on different projects.

(I originally saved this to finish later, but we had a hail storm and it knocked me offline. So if you saw the pared down version, I apologize)

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Same ole, same ole....and late WIP WEDNESDAY

Well, it is around here, anyway. I didn't have a great picture to get your attention with, so I swiped this off
Shannon's blog. She writes Rocks in my dryer, and I'm a new fan. Gas here in Kentucky runs you about 3.19 a gallon. No wonder I'm walking.

Well,as for happenings around here, here's my protege's latest block, Interlocking Squares. She's putting it beside the snowball block. Now, this is a mock up. I don't know about the rest of you quilting people, but I always do a mock up first when I attempt a new block. I had some scraps from the bug jar quilt. I would post a link to the instructions, but in keeping with their terms of service, I can't post it. But, I can give you a link to the site.

And here's where she is with it, Interlocking Squares on the right.

My baby Dyl Pickle went to the allergy doctor today. It sounds bad, but I'm really glad I wasn't there. I don't think I could've handled watching him get stuck so many times. Amazingly enough, he wasn't allergic to anything. But apparently, he has sinus troubles. They've given him some antihistimines and a nasal spray that will make it worse before it gets better. The poor little guy has a chronic runny nose. This new stuff will "open the floodgates", if you will.

As for me, I've spent the last few days getting some stuff arranged and planning the next quilt. I'm thinking a hunter star that I have Thangles and batiks for.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Second Childhood Adventures

Some of you were like me. You lived out in the sticks when you were young, with no other playmates around. And you loved your Barbies. They were, indeed, friends. Perhaps like me you had nothing but brothers. My brothers were notorious for giving my Barbies haircuts. It still grieves me that my mother didn't even punish them for destroying my dolls. Sigh...better get over it. It's just been 38 years. The statue of limitations for mean brothers must have run out by now.

Anyway, along comes ebay. And they have some of my dolls. They, of course, want a pretty pricey penny for them. So, I came up with a plan. I'd 'recreate' my doll. A lot of times, you can get the head, the body, the outfit for a deal. So that's what I did.

Meet Barbie's buddy P.J. from 1967. Her head, complete with sunglasses came seperately, as did the outfit. The beads, however, did not. I couldn't totally recreate her beads, so I did the best I could. I'm still waiting on a P.J. body on eBay. Then she'll be complete. You may be asking why would I do that since I don't have a daughter to pass it on to. I'm asking myself the same thing. Maybe the Legal Adult or the Rock Star will have a little girl that I can pass it on to someday. Maybe I'm just getting nostaglic in my mid-40's.

Oh, for my birthday, I saw this fabric on sale and fell in love. It's Fusions by Robert Kaufman. I don't really know what I'm going to do with it, but I have 2 yards to figure it out.

You say, "Mummies, I say, "Mommys...."

You know, the whole potato, potatoe....thing. This week, I'm officially on VACATION. Usually, that means you go somewhere. But, with the cost of gas, if we go somewhere, it'll be local. However, our vacation has begun with a bang, as our youngest, the Pickle, has been pretty sick. He got his very first ear infection at almost 4 years old. That's not a bad record. Unfortunately, he also got Pink Eye, which has been awful to get drops in his eyes. Bless his heart, getting sick the week of the fourth. So to cope we've let him watch TV.

He's decided he likes "The Mommies" movie.
"What,Pickle?" I asked him.
"The Mommies, Mommy."
Then it occurred to me: we watched The Mummy on USA this weekend. To me, that's a scream! He just thinks it's grand, and oh, so gross!

His new obsession is reading. That's a great obsession, but he wants to do it before Mommy and Daddy have had coffee. What's that in his hand? That would be "Toothbrush". We sleep with "Toothbrush", eat with "Toothbrush", play Spiderman and Venom with "Toothbrush". I have no idea why he uses a toothbrush as an action figure, but he does.

Maybe I'll get him this book: it's about a baby in a museum who thinks the Mummy is Mommy.