Sunday, November 30, 2008

Stash Busting Pledge 2009

I am joining Judy's stash busting pledge for 2009.

I pledge to use up 109 yards of fabric from my stash during the year of 2009.

Update: I came by this number in a very scientific my brain, 109 rhymes with 2009...I know, I am weird! I don't do more than one or two king or queen size quilts a year-mostly journal or wallhanging size quilts. I am mostly working on using up what I already have and not buying anything unless it is for a specific project for 2009. Wish me luck!

109 in 2009!!!!!!

Suzanne of Minou's Minute blog!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Stashbusting Report for 2009

I am signing up for the 2009 Stashbusting Report at Judy's blog, I am still debating the goal number I want to set for the whole year. I've never done this before, so it is going to be a big guesstimation on my part. I will have to think about this for a couple of days!

November Journal Challenge

I had planned to get this completely quilted, but it isn't gonna happen before the end of the month, so I better post this and be happy. This is for the theme- Nature, up close. I sponge stamped the leaves at my fabric dyeing class back in September. I like how it turned out and hope the quilting will add to it. In closing: No question tonight....I've been at the hospital having a punch of test that involved a needle and nasty medicine, and I am tired!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Ask and you shall receive part two

Okay, so I was feeling out of sorts socially, and I got a new calling at Church-Ward Activities Chairman. Okay, I am going to definitely be more social. This week, I went to Quilt Meeting......

I thought I had missed the meeting while in the Hospital, only to find it had been moved to this week because of maintenance at the city building we usually meet in. November meeting is always the meeting where we elect the next years board members and try to wrap up any year long projects we have been working on.

So, let me introduce you to the 2009 Syracuse Utah Quilters new! Yes, I am the new president. Kind of scary, huh! It is for me. I have been on the planning committee this year with two other ladies.

Next in my life.....I have a new member of the family, at least, for the next few weeks. A friend of V's, who was living in a foster care home, was told she was 18 years old and graduated from High School and it was time to move! She called V a week ago about midnight and said she had to be out now. D is a good girl, so it hasn't been a problem to have her here. If anything, it's kind of made V be home a little bit more, so we've had more than just hubby and I at the table for dinner. She works with V, so they trade off shifts, and clothes and I think V has kind of enjoyed sharing a room with her. V's cat, Izzy, is not happy about a new person in their room, so she sleeps in the rocking chair in our bedroom now.

I said a while ago that I could not find anything I liked to decorate my kitchen with the theme of honey bees and beehives. I was shopping at Michaels and wandered down their Christmas village isle and there it was.... Buzz's honey pot house. It was even on sale 50% off too! It fits perfect on the shelf above the phone and has all the things I wanted....honey bees and beehives and no honey bears! Not somewhere I would have thought to look, but it works! It's one of the new 2008 Lemax Christmas houses.

In closing:Okay, I am the President of a Quilt Chapter here in Utah....I need ANY suggestions you have done at your group or guild....anything, folks! Our group always has a luncheon and gift exchange in December, and one of the Summer meetings is a luncheon and a challenge fabric show by our members, but that leaves 10 months of meetings.....share, PLEASE!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

October Journal Challenge

Yes, I know it is very late, especially since I sponsored this challenge on my blog. This is my October journal quilt. The theme was Nature-favorite Season. My favorite is actually Summer, but I did this Fall quilt.
I hand painted the fabric at my Utah Quilt Fest dyeing class in September. I add some thread painting to emphasize the fall leave trees. I quilted with clear thread to add texture and shape to the lake and clouds in the sky. The binding was not my best work, but I was glad to just have it done.

Thanks to daughter V for a photo to post!

I am quilting my November journal....Nature, up close. I had V take a photo of it unquilted, just in case I get behind again with photos.

I have enjoyed during this journal challenge. The only other challenge I have joined is a challenge group organized by next project is a 20 X 20 inch quilt representing the theme "Wish". It is due by the first of February 2009.

No "In Closing" question tonight...I'm tired!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Didn't see it coming...

Yeah, I was more sick than I thought! I ended up in the hospital Monday-got out yesterday. Three days of I.V.'s, shots and some sleep....I can't sleep in a hospital. The nurses and the C.N.A.'s were very nice girls....most were young enough to be my daughters. The Doctor was okay.

I am SO glad to be home!

In Closing: Who has done something nice for hubby....he has cleaned(even the bathroom).....brought things to the hospital for me.....even took a personal day from work (which he NEVER does) to take care of me! Share, please!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

A little bit of this n' that

I've been away from the blogging world for a while now, so this post is going to be a little bit of this and that from the last couple of weeks.

First, I got tagged....fourth photo in my fourth photo file.....a stairway of a lighthouse or castle (I'm not sure which one) from my Architecture File. I would love to do a quilt of this photo working with hand dyed fabrics. It's on my list! Next, I worked the elections on Nov. 4th. I was a TST, which is a fancy word for the person who keeps the voting machines safe and running. We had a slow day, I think because so many people voted early. The two precincts at our Elementary School had the potential of 1800 voters. We had 504 early vote, plus about another 700 on Election day. I'm not too sure I like Barack Obama as President, but then I wasn't too impressed with the McCain/Palin ticket either. Oh well, he's my President for the next 4 years. Hope runs eternal!

The main reason I have been not blogging is I am sick. I am battling pancreatis! I have lost 7 pounds in one week. I haven't been eating at all and drinking as little as I can get away with and stay hydrated. I had pancreatis about 8 years ago, but then, I ended up in the Hospital having my gallbladder out. I'll be glad when my body likes me again!

In Closing: Your favorite comfort now, anything that will stay down, but normally, I like warm pudding (usually chocolate)with cold whip cream on top. How about you?