Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Lots of tabs!!
This is the inside of a full target bag. Our 4-H club collects them as a community service project each year and then we donate them. This year they are going to the Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital Family Room sponsered by the Ronald McDonald House. The family room is exactly that, a family room. It has TV's, games, couches, a small kitchenette, washers and showers in the back. The purpose of it is for families to go here with their sick children (or me :)) to get out of the hospital room, relax, shower, eat...you get the picture. Because my family has used the family room we are giving back to them. The money from the pop tabs goes to help stock simple food such as PB&J, cereal etc and to help buy birthday cakes for the kids in the hospital on their birthday.
The fish tank outside the family room
The water wall
One of my favorite old churches by the clinicToday I had a pacemaker check up at the clinic. I have to go once a year for a check on it and the rest of the year I can send it in via a little machine they supply. I got an all clear from the tech, he said things look really good. My heart was in A Fib 1648 times in the last 3 months (since my last check) which I think is ALOT, but he says everything looks great. The shortest episodes are 1 to 2 beats and the longest lasted 27 minutes. Wonder if that is what I felt last week? LOL. I can't normally feel it so we don't really worry about it. That is the pacemakers job! He did say that things are improving with my rhythm, and that I have 6 years left on my battery! I can actually say that if I were for sale "batteries are included".
Then I came home, picked up J from track, had some dinner, then went to ride. Rich and T have baseball practice so I am home alone and they should be home shortly. But do you have any idea how hard it is to take a picture with your cell phone of your cat on your lap on your horse??
My ride went pretty good and then I came up and have been reading some random blog I found...And now off to do some blog reading! Have a great day!
Monday, March 30, 2009
Snow in the garden
Snowflakes on the patio stairs
It was nice to spend the day with Rich just hanging out, no pressure, no where to go and no committments! Today is the start of a busy week for us, so I am trying to get somethings done around the house (like cleaning and laundry). We have something going on every night this week and I am sure we will be done by the weekend when we have something planned every day next weekend! And of course I want to get some quilting done. I have started working on my PIF projects and would like to get those done! And a quick trip to JoAnn's for some material for my stacked coins that I want to make with the fabric from the show at the IX center!
Hope everyone had a great weekend!
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Doing a math problem
The entire team
When Rich gets home from the other barn we are going to make pizza for dinner and then hang out for the rest of the day. Tomorrow we are supposed to get rain and maybe snow so we will be hanging out inside if that happens! This week is a meeting, baseball practice 2 days, first track meet on Wednesday, Hippology Thursday, and then a fund raiser for high school baseball on Friday. Saturday we have Horsebowl competition! It will be a busy week during the evenings this week!
Hope everyone is having a good weekend!!!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
I E> Batiks!
Green! My favorite!
Cool Chicken wall hanging!
Batik shop - I'm in heaven!!
Now what to make first?? And am I ever going to get something finished!! LOL!
Last night was a 4-H meeting, and we had K-9 officers come speak about their dogs and how they train them. Dummy me forgot my camera so the neighbor is supposed to email me some. I'll post those when I get them.
Stay dry and enjoy the day!
Monday, March 23, 2009
All the material
Close-up of three
Close-up of three
Have a great monday night!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Amy and Diane
It was great to see all my girlfriends again and it was like we had never been apart! Here's some pictures from the night (they were all drinking, I was the DD):
Kristie and Jess (Columbia on the side)
Front: Jess, Columbia, Amy
And I have gotten some sewing done. I have been making blocks for what I hope to be my first Q4H quilt. I have had this fabric laying around for several years with no real purpose for it so I am making it into blocks. They are all kinda funky and I am just going with whatever works at the time. Kinda Improv....
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
CC always hangs out by me when I ride. Today he was being a wild man and I snapped this picture right before he jumped on with me. Yes, he rides, but he only likes smooth rides. Right before this his butt was in the air and his head was looking through the other side of the fence.
Card Trick (My favorite so far)
Steps to the Alter (another favorite)
Hope everyone is getting the beautiful weather we are! Its supposed to get back to the 50s by the weekend, but I'll take that over snow anyday!!!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
My horse is loving being outside, as you can tell he is nice and dirty!
My Kylie Kitty
Yesterday we cleaned up the barn and house, then Rich went to a poker tournament to support the baseball and the kids all had plans. T went to the movies with his girlfriend, J went to the rec center with his friends and I went to dinner at the local "real" mexican resteraunt with my friend Krissi! It was so delicious and filling! The resteraunt is owned by Mexicans and make authentic Mexican dishes.
Rich wants to play in a poker tournament so I guess my blog reading will have to wait till later. Between him and the kids homework I haven't gotten on all day! Guess I will go kill some lego guys! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!!!
J's hermit crabs
Friday, March 13, 2009
T and the girlfriend
The backing fabric
The front (notice all the books on the headboard?)
Tomorrow I have an appointment in the morning, they have an ortho appointment, then I am going to clean while they clean stalls, Rich is going to a poker tournament for the youth baseball league while I be the taxi for the boy. And Sunday Rich and J are going to the other barn while T and I stay home and hang out! I should have a lot of time to sew this weekend! YEAH! I am excited to move onto something else!
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
T's quilt on the machine
Tonight T is in the county spelling bee. If he wins we get to go to Washington D.C. to compete in the National Spelling Bee - WOO HOO!! So wish us luck!!
Have a good night!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
The boys got an Xbox 360 for Christmas and it came with 2 free games, Kung Fu Panda and Indiana Jones Lego. I love the Indiana Jones game. I have been steadily working at getting all the treasures and guys and everything you can! Rich and the boys are laughing at me because I have never played a video game with this much intensity. I have about half the game beat and am diligently working on the other half, which would explain why no sewing is getting done around here!
Today I plan on getting started on quilting T's guitar quilt. In fact I am going to - No more Indaina Jones till I get his quilt done. I hate this part of quilting so that is why I tend to procrastinate. But I need to do this and get it done!
Also, I joined Robyn at daisyquilts in an adventure. She started Quilts 4 Hearts, an organization that donates quilts to children in need of open heart surgeries. She works with a mission group called Hearts of Hope who help children with heart disease in poverty stricken countries get the medical care and surgeries they need. Many of you know that I have congenital heart disease and this I just have to do. There was no question about it. And I am proud to announce that in working with Robyn I will be the contact for the United States/Canada. Please check out the website and consider donating to this great cause!
Stay dry and warm!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
I am staying in where it is warm and dry. I've been busy working on T's guitar quilt, hopefully by the middle of the week it will be done. I'm getting ready to pin baste it and mark it now!
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Sam, J found him in the garage
J playing in puddles
Tomorrow I plan on sewing ALL day, except when we go to the other barn and that is it!