Monday, January 31, 2011
I spent the afternoon, ironing fabric, cutting strips, and sewing barrettes. I just made a grilled turkey and cheese sandwich with my Rocket Grill and that was sure yummy. I sure love that thing. Quick, easy, and no clean up to boot! What more could a gal ask for!?!?!
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
I have been working away today on more bind-it-all books. I got 14 of them put together that are now ready to decorate. That will probably be tomorrow's project we will see, or I may sew, I don't know for sure. I love the saying on the inside of the card. One of my favorites.
Yesterday, I went to Marshfield with Carol for a doctor's appointment. We went to two quilt shops, Target, and Vinnies. I love the upstairs of the Marshfield Vinnies, I usually find a bag full of crafting treasures, and as usual, I did again yesterday. I sure wish that one was closer to home. Oh well, it is a treat when I do get there. We had lunch at Hudson's for the first time, and it was a very interesting place. It is in a 50's theme, and they have all kinds of old tin signs on the wall, old gas pumps, and street lights, and they are all original ones, not reproductions. We really enjoyed it and the food was very good!
I need to wave my magic wand around here this morning .....also know as housework :-( and then I am going to be crafting. I have some more idea's of things that I wish to make. Have a great weekend! Elaine
Thursday, January 27, 2011
I got 12 sewing cards done today. I finished them around 3 this afternoon. I was tired of stamping and tired in general so decided to quit for the day. I did get quite a bit of crocheting done though. If I stayed up, I probably could get the skinny scarf that I am working on finished but I am tired so I am going to go to bed early for a change!
Otherwise, there is not much new around here except that I talked with both of the girls each a couple of hours yesterday while crafting away. I got 24 cards done yesterday which I am very happy about. The plan is to make more today. I ordered a new tire for the van yesterday and they will be putting that on the van on Friday, so it will be nice not to have to worry about that tire going flat any more. Make it a great day! Elaine
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I am still working on Sewing Themed cards. I finished 19 yesterday so I now have 29 of them all together. I also started crocheting another scarf in the evening. I need to get dressed and head down to the garage so that Earl can order a tire for my van. Have a great day!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Today I went to the library board's potluck and meeting. I took the scrapbook and they are very happy with the work I have done on it, so that is good. I left it with them and they are going to write down names and information for me so that I can start on the captions, titling, and finishing touches to the pages. They asked me if I would sit at the table with the library board at the Chocolate Affair with the scrapbook to show people, and to gather information from the locals. So I am going to do that. It is on Feb 5th from 10 till 2, at the middle school I think (?). I am not sure about that, but stop by and see me and the scrapbook if you are around. I also went and got a much need haircut this afternoon. It feels great. It was really getting long. I am headed to craft right now. I think I am going to make sewing themed cards. Have a good one! Elaine
Sunday, January 23, 2011
I didn't get my bind-it-all project finished last night. I have 8 of them all finished and ready to decorate, but lost the mojo last night so I decided that I would wait till today to finish them. So I got under a blanket on the bed, and watched TV with the kitties curled up by me and crocheted. They were happy about that. If they had their way, I would be there all the time. Stamping and sewing bores them. But they get all excited when I go to the bathroom as they know it is petting time. Taffy will run just as fast as she can to beat Molly there...lol It is pretty funny. Especially that I have TWO hands and can pet both of them at the same time. It took them along time for them to agree to do that. They are territorial and usually respect each other on that. Now and then Molly gets mad and hisses at Taffy about it if Taffy is laying on my legs on the bed and Molly thinks she should be there instead. Speaking of the devil....here she comes up on the computer desk wanting some petting!!
Here are some more tags. People love the flower ones I make with punches. They always seem to go out first so I try and make a lot of those.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
I had to get up early this morning. I went first thing to pick up SHARE, dropped off library books, a stop at the church and bank, picked up kitty litter for the cats at Pamida, mailed out packages at the post office, and had to run around town looking for an air pump to refill the air in my tire. The one at Kwik Trip wasn't working and I couldn't find one at Pump 24 so went to Jiffy Lube to see if they would fill it for me and they did. I have been having trouble on and off with this tire for months and I am thinking I am going to have to bite the bullet and buy a new tire.
This afternoon, I worked on a Bind-it -all project, and I have 8 in the works. Beth was over to pick her order up and needed adhesive so we made a run over to the church to get some. I just had a break for supper. I made a big salad and used some of the batch of Honey Mustard Salad Dressing I made this afternoon. I just love it. Yummy! I wish that I hadn't had to go out today, as I can't get warm. My legs have been cold all day since I was out this morning. Guess I will be staying in...which is good for all of you that read the blog as I will have lots to post! Keep warm! Elaine
Friday, January 21, 2011
I thought today I would give you a little break from looking at post its and let you see some tags I made. Well...it is time to get back to work. I just woke up from a nice little snooze...so I am recharged again! See ya tomorrow. Elaine
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
I have another batch cut, but I am hungry right now so I think I will take a supper break! Elaine
I just finished making 6 of these post a note holders that have a mini pen on the side, with a great little holder so that you don't lose the pen and it is always right where you put it. It was fun to dig out the retired stamp set True Friend. An oldie but goodie! I am off to get some lunch and head back to work. Elaine
Monday, January 17, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
I made 22 of these cards today for a swap that I am participating in. I thought you might like to see how I work so I took some pictures along the way. The first thing I did was to cut my So Saffron card stock for the base of the card. Then I ran Pretty in Pink Card stock through the Big Shot with the Scallop Circle #2 die, one of my favorites. I find myself grabbing for it all the time. Next I used the Circle #2 die to cut my Sweet Stitches paper for the center of the scallop. Then I stamped my ruler's, buttons, and the button card. Here is a picture of all my little piles.
|It is all in the details. That is what makes a great card. I love the little pom pom trim. Too cute!|
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Yesterday, I went to Marshfield with Carol. We went to Vinnies, Dollar Tree, and Target. I found a bunch of door prize items, and also items to make and alter that you will be seeing on here in the future. We had chinese buffet for lunch and it was excellent. Another long yucky drive home though as it was snowing, but we found lots to talk about. I caught up on the computer and talked with Di after I got home. Then I started working on a new flower that I am making for next month's show and tell's participants. I finished 7 last night, and then hit the hay. They are turning out cute!!!
Today, I have been working on the library scrapbook project and am very happy with today's progress on it. All the pictures that I had reprinted, I got cropped. Plus I have finished a lot of pages today. So I am a happy camper. Jenna called this morning and we visited for about an hour and she was updating me on Mason's new little antics! I was cutting up pattern pieces for something clothing that I want to sew for him while we were talking. I got a good start on it but it takes forever to cut up tissue paper pattern pieces. The first thing I want to make are little pants for him and at least that one is cut out so I can cut out some pants for him.
Have a great weekend! Elaine
Thursday, January 13, 2011
In the morning was over for a visit, and we went upstairs and looked in my closet. She found some old clothes of mine that she is going to make over. One thing she took was my wedding dress and you will have to go over to her blog and see what she did to it. She was all full of giggles tonight when she called me and she absolutely loves it. Ha ha. Who would have thought that would ever see the light of day again! :-D
I worked on Karen's thank you gift for her party next month and I am very happy with how that turned out. I also started on a couple of cards before I left for the library.
Di and I went to the Rapids this afternoon shopping as she needed some more fabric for the quilt she is going to work on at the quilt retreat that she will be going to soon. We had supper at Applebee's and then we headed home. The roads sure are yucky.
See ya later alligator!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I designed and cut out both my stamping projects for February's stamping events. It is so nice to have that done, and they turned out so cute. I am sure the group will love them!
My daughter Sarah just started a new blog and I thought that I would share the link with you so that you can check out. She wrote to me and said that she made a shirt yesterday and that it will be the next thing that she will be sharing on her blog. Can't wait to see it! Elaine
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
I just got back from a bank run (no...I am not robbing bank's these days...just depositing), a trip to the post office to mail off two Tags Your It, and a stop at my local haunt, Practical Cents. I found a large bag of fusible interfacing, and a pack of half back pearls. They are revamping the store, and it is half empty and they are moving all the displays around. Mason raked in as they have children's clothing half price. I found 4 button down shirts for him in various sizes that I am going to make matching ties for, so that he can wear them to church. I found a pattern for children ties on line at etsy before Mason was born. The first size I found was a 6 to 9 months so will have to hop on this project soon as he is in 3 to 6 months now. That would make a nice Valentine's gift don't you think? Also found him an adorable green and navy one piece out fit that has a dinosaur on the front and says Noise maker (lol). I am sure his mother will agree on that one. As yesterday she told me he was "whining". :-) Not my angelic grandson! He would never whine.
You will be proud of me as I did not drag home the red plastic handled silver wear I saw today. It would look cute on my formica top 50's kitchen table, but I restrained myself and left it there. Well time to get back to work. Have a good one! Elaine
Monday, January 10, 2011
I was up town this afternoon and ran some errands. I talked with Jen after I got home and knocked off some more items on the ole' "to do" list. Not much left on it at the moment, but I am sure that won't last long. Never does. :-( I need to work on the library scrapbook this week so I will probably spend time working on that when I am home. The week is filling up fast, so I don't know how much that will be.
Tonight is Diane's stamping party and I am looking forward to seeing the "gang" tonight, or should I say