Monday, April 27, 2009

Thanks Honey!

Look what my sweetie just brought home for my birthday!
I love him so much!
Been enjoying the beautiful weather and working on a batik and black quilt that I am loving!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Little Spoiled?

CC is just a little spoiled, only a little...

He loves to swing and sleep!

And I made these great bags from the link in my last post. I just have to get some buttons for them and then they will be complete! Love them, they are just too cute!

It's been wonderful weather here this weekend and am hoping for more of the same tomorrow! I do need to maybe lay on my stomach though if I am out, the front of my legs are looking a little red from reading on the swing and the back are looking a little pale! I am sure I have some tanning stuff around here somewhere to even it out!

Last night Rich took me and the kids to dinner to my favorite restraunt here in our little town. Fiesta Jalapenos! They serve authentic Mexican and I love their food. Especially their queso and chips! I had Fiesta Quesidillas, which had steak, shrimp and chicken in them! Yummy and had leftovers for lunch today! I couldn't take a picture because Rich is all like no you are not doing that! He thinks its weird to take pictures of your food from your birthday dinner! I don't know why he would think that!

Tonight I am going to sew some more and then the final of the Cake Challenge is on the food network tonight! Can't wait for that and the Amazing Race!

Hope everyone had a beautiful, wonderful weekend!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Thanks Mom!

Today I had a drs appointment and the went to the fabric store. After that I stopped at my mom's to pick-up and drop off some stuff. I, of course, took our favorite lunch, Taco Bell!

My mom has this quilt to finish. It was the very first one her, my sister, and I ever made. So I am going to finish it for her. Then we went back to the fabric shop so I could pick out my birthday present. Isn't this the greatest b-day present?? I love it! Its called Pretty Paisly by Red Rooster Fabrics.

And I picked out this fabric for myself:

Then we picked up these cuties to make this adorable purse!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day!

What are you doing to Go Green?

I am making several of these bags to use in place of the plastic/paper bags at the grocery store. I have also designated a trash can for pop cans and one for plastic water bottles. And I do not go out "running errands" unless I have several to do! I plan on changing our lightbulbs slowly over to the enviroment friendly ones and switching all my cleaning products over also! I have been eyeing several books at the library that I want to check out about making our home greener.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Quilt Festival

I decided to enter the Bloggers Quilt Festival.

This is the quilt that I am entering. It is the second quilt I ever made and I love it. I love the deep colors in it and the Trip Around the World pattern. Its not the best picture, but it adorns our bed and I can't take one outside because it is raining. So this is it. The quilt is backed in flannel and is very warm and comfy. Rich loves it. He doesn't like "loud" quilts so this is perfect for him.
That's my entry! You can click on the logo above to be taken to the entry page where links are for the entries!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Susan Boyle

If you haven't seen this, then you must check it out.
This woman is incredible and I hope she wins it all!

Wow, what a voice, gives me chills!

Sylvia's Bridal Sampler

I have finished 9 more blocks for the SBS. The only one I really don't think I like is the cut glass dish. I think that is because it just didn't come out as well as I would have liked. All those small half square triangles! But I am happy with the blocks so far, and really am enjoying making them.

Yesterday was an absolutely beautiful day here. I got a little sunburned...oh well. I spent alot of the day outside reading "The Book Theif" which was really good. It is about a girl growing up during WWII that steals books. (At least its books :)). I did ride my horse and we did somethings that needed done. Like burning the feed bags, cleaning out flowerbeds and getting my swing out. Yeah!!

These pictures were taken yesterday, I was playing with the color options on my camera and decided to see how they looked. My bleeding heart has some small blooms on it and I wanted to capture them!

This morning I attended a new church. I admit I have been lax in this area. Our old church had some issues and they sort of disinigrated. I found an ad for this one, The Connection Church, so I decided to give it a try. I really liked it and am taking the boys back next weekend. It is a younger church and very upbeat, and relaxed.

Now I am off to have some lunch, blog read and work on more of my SBS blocks! Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Friday, April 17, 2009


Last Week:

This Week:

Lovely Ohio weather!

And a shot of J at his track meet last night. He actually had his PR (Personal Record) in the mile and half mile. He ran the mile in 7:23 and the half in 3:21. Excellent! Very proud of him and happy about that!

And I have made a few blocks for the Sylvia's Bridal Sampler. Only about 4 though. Its been a busy week again. We also have 6 track meets in the next two weeks and then track is over. Just in time for baseball to start!
Hopefully today I will get more blocks made, but Rich is home, I want to ride and I have to take T to the ortho! Plus I want to work on cleaning out my flower beds and get my swing out this weekend.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Have you seen this??

Click on the picture to enlarge!

The Millau Viaduct is part of the new E11 expressway connectingParis and Barcelona and features the highest bridge piers ever Constructed. The tallest is 240 metres (787 feet) high; and theOverall height is an impressive 336 metres (1102 feet), making thisThe highest bridge in the world. It's taller than the Eiffel Tower. Interestingly, the Millau Viaduct is not straight. Why? It's because a straight road could induce a floating sensation as You drive across it. So, a slight curve remedies that feeling. The curve is 20km in range. Moreover, the road has a light Incline of 3% to improve the visibility and reassure the driver. An amazing engineering feat!

I would have to close my eyes!!!

I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend. We did. We didn't do too much, which was nice. We have something every night again this week so we will be busy!

Saturday we just hung around, Rich went to ride, the boys and I stayed home. Sunday the boys went to their mom's in the morning for Easter and then we went to my parents.

Here are some pictures:

I gave Tyler a nerf gun for his birthday.

Here he is getting T, while Todd holds T so Tyler

can get him. (This entertained them all night!!)

Rich, Matt, Uncle Jerry

Jessica and T

Dad, Matt and Tyler

I haven't really gotten any sewing or quilting done. I have though played about 15 thousand games of rummy and war. J and I have been playing constantly. They go back to school tomorrow so I am happy about that. My house is a complete disaster and I am tired of the fighting and arguing, but brothers and boys, what do I expect?

Hopefully this afternoon I can get started on another project. I have several that I would also like to finish, but I do have to get some more batting. Which would require a trip to town, which I will not do unless I have several stops to make.

I have decided though that I am going to make several bags to take to the grocery store so I don't have those stupid plastic ones! I hate those! I think I have about 100 in my pantry...I don't need more!

I know this wasn't a very exciting post, and I apoligize. Its just been busy and I have been playing rummy for three days. Sorry! Hopefully my next post will have something more exciting in it!

J's crabs on their new climbing wall

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter!

Praise the Lord on this beautiful day!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

I can't keep up!

...with all of you! Everytime I stop in it seems like everyone else has updated and are busy as beavers! I can hardly keep up with all the blog reading! I do read everyone's blog, but I may not comment all the time! Just so you know!

But I get this finished.

My first finish for April! And it is going to Q4H. I really like it though, I am not a purple/pink fan, I really like how it came out.
And I am working on my PIF gifts. I almost have them done. I just have to do a few more things and they will be done. (Ok, Carol, yours isn't done...still working on it! LOL!).

Tonight I am going to be doing some hand sewing, reading and definately ride my horse. It is 60 and sunny out so I will definately get out there!

Happy Booking Through Thursday!
Some people read one book at a time. Some people have a number of them on the go at any given time, perhaps a reading in bed book, a breakfast table book, a bathroom book, and so on, which leads me to…

Are you currently reading more than one book? Nope I never read more than one
If so, how many books are you currently reading? See above
Is this normal for you? Yep, I can't stand to read more than one because then I get confused!
Where do you keep your current reads? Wherever I am, usually on the coffee table by the couch, the kitchen table or on my nightstand.
What are you reading?

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Busy, Busy

Well, we have been busy to say the least. Last week was just unbelievable. Something every night!

J had track meet on Wednesday. His first one. It went well, but it was really windy and cold.

Then Thursday we had a hippology meeting and T and Rich went to baseball practice. Friday was the 8th grade girls vs 8th grade boys charity game. The money goes to a foundation for a girl here who died of cancer.

The game was great. I so wish I had remembered my camera. By the end of the game all the girls were in against 5 of the boys. The boys were only allowed to shoot from the 3 point line (harder!) and they were getting "fouled" right and left. One kid got fouled "just because". They were having a great time, the girls lost 40-20 or something like that and just had fun at the end.

Then Rich and T went to another fundraiser. J and I stayed home because we had to get up at 5:00 to go to Columbus for Horsebowl Competition. It's academic challenge about horses. I took down 4 seniors and 5 juniors to compete. Our seniors got knocked out in the second round, but we had one kid who only came to about 5 practices and one who just filled in because a kid dropped out on Thursday! The juniors made it to the 4th round and were disappointed, but I'm proud of them!

Sunrise over Chippewa Lake

My Juniors hanging out!

Today, the second day of Spring Break, it is snowing. We are supposed to get one to two inches, but it is looking like we might get more! I was so hoping the kids would be able to be outside! I think its going to be a LONG week!

And I have been working on a few things. These are the bindings ready to be put on to part of my PIF gifts.

I also made this quilt top. It's a disappearing 9-patch. It just needs to be basted, quilted and have the bindig put on. My mom was given a bunch of material so I took out all the dark purple you see in the quilt to use. There was also a piece of pink that will be big enough for the backing! Woo Hoo! Whole thing made from stash!

Today, working on PIF gifts, this quilt and whatever else I find. I also want to finish reading my current book. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. This book is not as good as I thought it would be. I am just kinda like okay whatever. I only have about 50 more pages to go so I want to finish it, but it is definately NOT a favorite!

Tomorrow Rich and T are going to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to see the Bruce Springsteen (Rich's favorite!) exhibit that they have. It just started and I am sure they will enjoy it. I went with him 7 years ago and its just not my thing, although I would like to see the Springsteen exhibit!

Now to catch up on my blog reading!