Sunday, January 31, 2010

Happy Sunday!

Wow has it been cold here!! Down to 21 & 24 degrees, brrrrrrrrrrrrr
We have some firewood so staying toasty!!
Church was cancelled today due to the ice & storm warnings.

I forgot to tell y'all about the email I sent to Hancock's LOL I waited a week & heard nothing?? So I emailed them back tee hee about 15 minutes later my cell phone starts ringing. The district manager called, she apologized a million times. Wanted to hear the whole story. And that was it!

I got Mr. Bill's lap quilt done!! Sweet!!!

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I've been reading blogs on bindings & found out that a lot use their bindings cut at 2 1/4 so I tried it on Mr. Bill's & it worked so much better. It stayed more on the line on the back than when it's cut at 2 1/2!!

See that you learn somthing new every day!!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Well it's Friday again!!!

And this is my 300th Post!! How exciting!!

Been busy at work & I got $1.00 raise!!! Wahooooo!!!

Than Rachel over at Not-so-Plain Jane asked if your afraid to cut some fabric??
YES!!! These are the 2 things that my Mom gave me & I'm afraid to cut them!!!

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Than I've been working on Mr.Bill's quilt

These blocks
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Turned into this!
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I found the "pattern" HERE

Friday, January 22, 2010

It's Friday!! Yippee

So yesterday Rachel over at Not-so-plain-Jane showed a table topper or wall hanging & posted where she found it. I went & looked at it & decided to make just a single heart all out of my 2 1/2 square box!! All in pink & white , still need to wash it so it gets all it's crinkles!!
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Than I took the 2 pineapple blocks that I did wrong, finished them up to be pot holders! So no waste!! Yippee!!

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Than today I had errands to run, plus get paperwork. We have someone helping us with the mortgage company. So hopefully it will all work out! Saying my prayers on this, would appreciate all the prayers I can get too!!

Can you believe this is my 299th post???

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Happy Wednesday!

Yippie it's the middle of the week!! I'm so ready for Friday!! Cause I'm off & wanna sew!! We went last night to Jacksonville to meet up with the in-laws, it's about 45 minute drive. So after we had a nice visit with them we stopped at Hancock fabrics. I'd show you what I bought, but after waiting at the check out for 15 minutes. While the 3 ladies gossiped in the back, we just left??? I was so disappointed! I had picked out 4 FQ's that were so pretty & hadn't seen at Joanne's. Oh well such is life!

I made these & OMGosh are they fabulous!! Not good for the diet!
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Found the recipe at
{brit's fudge filled blonde brownies}

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla

1 cup margarine
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
3 cups quick cook oats

in a small microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk & vanilla, on 50% power for 90 seconds. stir & cook another 20 seconds in not completely melted. set aside.

in a large bowl, cream together margarine & sugar. add eggs & vanilla & beat well. sift in flour, salt & baking soda. mix until combined. stir in oatmeal.

press 1/2 of the oatmeal mixture into the bottom of a greased 9x13 baking dish. spread chocolate mixture evenly over crust. spoon over remaining oatmeal mixture. bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until crust is golden. let cool several hours before cutting.

Print Recipe

Monday, January 18, 2010

Oh boy a fabulous giveaway!

Y'all need to go to Suzanne’s Great Big Giveaway (and sale) What a great giveaway she's having!! She's closing her brick & morter store but leaving her online store open!! Sweet!!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Happy Saturday!!

I've had a busy week! I did manage to get the binding on the black & white quilt finally!! Mom had started some coasters & didn't like doing them so I finished them up for her. Than I used one of my FQ bundles & made a table runner. Still needs to be quilted & binding.

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The center block is paper pieced I found the pattern >Here<

LOL I found another FQ bundle that I haven't used yet!! So still 2 to make something!!

My sweet baby niece aka my baby turned 5 on Thursday!! I so can't believe it!! Seem like just yesterday we were at the hospital to welcome her into the world!

It's been really nice the last 2 days up in the 60's! Sweet hope spring is around the corner!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Yippee I did it!!

Well that Pineapple block has almost driven me over the edge!! I was about ready to pull the rest of my hair out!! I read all the directions for that "stupid" ruler about a million times!!! My brain just couldn't get "it"!! So I called my Mom & yippee she was in town for her block of the month meet up!! SWEET!! She came over & showed me how to use the ruler. Mind you this block is not perfect!! But I "get it" now!! So it should be fun to make more blocks!!

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So than I was cruising blogs,cause I like to be nosey & peek in & see what people are doing. tee hee I'm going to do a Pay it Forward! Remember when I was here just about by myself?? And Pat over at Little of This and A Little of Pat took me under her wing?? Thank you Pat!!
I found this cute blog just starting out from Sew Fun Quilts Her name is Pat also!! So y'all need to go & check out her cute blog! She's planning on having a bunch of giveaways this year!! She just had one & it ended last night at midnight!!
So here is her blog!! Quilting Can Be Fun

Friday, January 8, 2010

No snow!!

I got my cupcake brownies baked & dog cookies too. Than sewed for a bit. Got the laundry put away. Than one of my hair ladies called asked if i could come over she had something for me. So we went over & she gave a huge pile of oysters & some spots!!! Yummy! So I had taken chicken out for dinner I fried it for DH & I had oysters~ la~ la~ la makes my heart sing~ la~ la~ la~ I made hush puppies & shoestring onion rings too!!
we never did get any snow!!
Nom Nom!!

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Pineapple block started not sure I'm using the ruler right?

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Well they calling for SNOW here??? Schools are on a 2 hour delay as of last night?? Not one single snowflake has fallen!! It's rainy & dark & dreary! To get an idea of where I am you need to look at a map & you see the point sticking out coming right up the Cape Fear River, that's where I am! I'm also about 1 3/4 hours from Myrtle Beach South Carolina!
So for my SNOW Day I'm gonna stay in my PJ's for awhile. Breakfast is already done we had bacon, scrambled eggs & grits! yummy! Plus toast!
Than I want to bake Harley some more cookies, bake brownies in cupcake form. Than finish up the shower floor. Than work on my pineapple strips. Than I have 2 FQ bundles than need something done with them?? I'm thinking table runners! There's alway's something to do here!! LOL
Chicken is for dinner need to find something yummy to do with it!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Busy busy busy!!

I've been busy doing alot of piddle stuff that you don't wanna do but needs to be done!
Plus Pat got me into the pineapple block thingy to use up scraps!! So I've been a cutting fool! It needs a center square to tie it all together just haven't figured out what color I want to use yet!
Worked here at home this morning than had a few errands to run. DH is at a Jamming for Jesus session now. So I mopped the kitchen floor, threw laundry in than use a generic oxyclean on my shower floor. It has a texture to it & it's hard to clean. This stuff is working great!
LOL I get time for myself & I clean??? That's insane!!!
Oh & I cut my hair off!!! LOL this is not the greatest picture, DH took it & you know how men are!! I'm still getting used to it, not sure about the sides??
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Thanks Pat I was trying out a new photo site!! It's not working! I'm sick of all the ads on Photobucket!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

I love my online friends!!

Here I am so blue & my brain is on over load! My new iron I just bought in the beginning of May dies suddenly??? No heat no nothing I call the company & speak to Jabar from Jibet?? Lol I had to just hang up, was a crazy call!! So I had posted it to my Rosie friends & Sandi the one who sent me all those wonderful salt & pepper shakers. Said she had got a free iron from Oreck when she got her vacuum & ask if I wanted it!! YES I said & I got it today!!! It is the nicest iron I have ever had!
I think it's a beauty! She also sent a bunch of yummy cookies! I dunked some in my coffee after dinner, LOL I had 2 cause I got 2 hips I need to keep even!

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I'm going to send her a check to pay for postage & a secret surprise!

The Green Fairy Quilts had posted about her friend Em Celebrates a new blogger. I went & played 2 games over there & WON!! SWEET she sent new 2 wonderful FQ's a rotary blade & the the cutest chicken gift bag! Thank you Em!!

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My flash is not going off?? I've messed with it still can't figure it out?

Than at Christmas I got this sweet picture of my nephew & my baby, she be 5 on the 14th?? Where has the time gone??
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Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!!

2010 Contract

After serious & cautious consideration... your contract of friendship has been renewed for the New Year 2010!

It was a very hard decision to make... So try not to screw it up!!!

My Wish for You in 2010

May peace break into your home and may thieves come to steal your debts.
May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet for $100 bills.
May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips!
May happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy!!
May the problems you had, forget your home address!
In simple words ............

May 2010 be the best year of your life!!!