Monday, April 20, 2009

Flowers and other projects

Well another week down and still moving forward. This week I got to walk/run at Good Sam North Park, it was just spectacular! A friend came up and we walked 8.6 miles back there, it took us to the other side of the Englewood Dam.
My friend Karen is very quiet and private but she called at the begining of the week and ask if I would go with her to the Dayton Tea Party, I was very surprised she wanted to go and be in that big crowd but I said yes, I would go with her. So on Wenesday We got our signs drawn up and colored and off to Courthouse Square we went. Just us and about 7-8 thousand others. It was pretty neat to be a part of something so different. If it wasnt for Karen I wouldnt have done it. She ask me what Law Enforcement really thinks of protest and I said we mostly think of the overtime it brought, so she laughed and said "Good then I am helping someones paycheck"
I have done just about every craft I can think of this week. I started the week with the Rug Hooking, I went to Kindred Spirits Cottage for Rug Hooking club on Monday night and it was alot of fun, about 7 of us ladies all working on different things. I finished the Flag wall hanging I was working on. I now have a new rug ready for hooking. I have worked in the sewing room on gathering fabric and getting things organized for block 4 of the Burning the Midnight Oil BOM. I got all my Cross Stitch finished projects out and Ironed them and need to get them framed, I have about 8 things waiting on framing. Of course started a new cross stitch project to finish of Military Seals for my son, I have three branches done and only need to finish the Marine seal to complete the set.
Several weeks ago I ordered 20 Milatary Rosary Kits from online. they finally came in this week, Thursday my Friend and I began Stringing and Knotting them. Jennifer is a friend from Nursing School and she is my least crafty friend! well not true, Karen is not very crafty, but Jen is the friend that helped, she was stringing them because she didnt like the knots, and I was knotting them. In that afternoon she had strung 14 of them, and I had knotted 10, it took a few more hours that night and then a few in the morning, but by friday afternoon they were complete. Father Bill Blessed them during Mass on Saturday Night, So I will be giving them to my son and his Catholic buddies before they deploy on May 4th. So that was one more crafting thing done this week, Beading. LOL
Yesterday was cloudy and looked the threat of rain, so I finally got my perennials in the ground! I think all 125 plants are still alive this morning, And late in the afternoon it started a nice soft rain so they got a good soak. Doug is still working on the end that will hold my water fountain. So one bed is not enough so I ask Doug to dig out another round one. I want one for early bloomers, and one of those weeping small trees. Oh just one more thing to mow around for him, maybe he will teach me to use his riding lawn mower.
Today I am going to pick out Paint for my son's living room, we are going to try and get it painted and the new floor put in before he gets home on Friday. I would like him to have a nice place to hangout for the last week before he leaves for Iraq.

Ok thats all for now, I will try and take pictures of us painting his living room. and I will try to control the inner voices asking for more craft projects! mawhahaha

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Morning

A quick Blog this morning. Happy Easter !
Rose and I took a fantastic class on Good Friday, We went to Kindred Spirits Cottage and Alice taught us Rug Hooking, (we now have 2 degree's in HOOKING!) I cant believe that I am going to try to find one more minute of the day to add a new craft! But with my multiple personalities I can please all of my inner voices! I am just glad that my Husband is mostly able to fend for himself.
I ran several times this week with one of the time being 9.2 miles! I was tired later that day but boy that was fun. I gotta get ready for the Flying Pig or I will be the crawling Pig on May the 3rd.
I have been working on the Wall Hanging for the Club Prizes and they are so neat! I am very happy with how the Asters are coming out.
Yesterday I made the home made dinner rolls and I am now not sure there will be any for dinner tonight, between My husband, son and myself...we couldnt resist them warm from the oven. Glad I only make them for holidays.
Ok, time to get ready for Mass,
Until next time..

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Being productive

  I had a very busy week of last. I spent more time out shopping than I have ever done! I had a blast but now I have to get my focus (Sarah) 
  I cut fabric for my Foolish Goose track and made block two without much trouble. But I had issue with block three, I cut wrong and went to the fabric store for new fabric, then I started the Flying Geese and wow, they did not have a point on them. So after much thought, I went back to the fabric store and bought Eleanor Burns ruler, and more fabric. came home and spent Saturday and Sunday, sun-up to sun-down working on block three. and finally 12 full blocks and 6 half blocks completed. phew!
  I spent yesterday working on the 3 wall hanging's for the quilt club prizes. I made a small dent in those. I will continue to work on that for this week, 
  I walked several time with Sarah last week, and didnt get on the treadmill the whole week. Well yesterday I went down and did a great workout, I was afraid I had lost my cardio but it was fine. Then last night my son called and said that he had gotten permission from commanders, that he is able to run The Flying Pig Marathon on Sunday the 3rd of May, which is the day before he is to deploy. So the slacking is over!! I must get my conditioning boosted to 13.2 miles per time. I plan to use the walk with Sarah as a warm-up and then come home and jump on the treadmill...let's see if this works. 
  The girls that I talk with on twitter is making two quilts for our sports granny, she does not sew and loves to hear about our adventures with fabric, her daughter has begged her to sew and she wont have any of it! So several of us are making blocks and they will send them to me and I will set them together and get the quilts ready for gift giving. This is going to be much fun, our friend knows about the quilt for her daughter but not about the one for herself. So this morning I am going to class and need to pick some fabric for 8 blocks. I haven't even pick the blocks yet but I am sure something will come to me. 
  I am very excited that on Friday of last week I went to a grand opening of a Rug Hooking cottage. it was very nice and she offers classes, So a few of us are set up to take class on Friday this week, I cant wait! this is going to be such fun. My favorite thing to do...take a class and learn a new fiber craft! 
  Ok, so last week I cooked, shopped, walked, sewed, crocheted and...oh I cant think of anything else. Below is the two blocks that make up part 2 and 3 of my Foolish Goose Tracks, Burning the Midnight Oil BOM ( not shown is the 1/2 blocks for part three will post later)