Saturday, August 29, 2009

What a week

It's been a full week. School started for 2 of the kids and work has eased up a bit for me. I've had some success in selling last semester's college books, and have been hunting the bargains for this semester's books. I've done pretty well on both accounts. We purchased Kelsie a car. It's a 96 Ford Taurus. Now all we need is for her to get her license and she'll be independent like the rest of the family. I think she's excited about it.

I've been trying to find time to stitch all week. I've started taking an hour for lunch at work, and I've been spending that time stitching on Bent Creek's The Big Round Zipper. I finished the outer border and was working on the fill of the border when I discovered a boo boo. Oh darn. I couldn't leave it, and have been working my way around frogging as I go. I hate that. Part 2 is now out and I'm really loving it so far. It's not really much to look at yet. I'm off to get stitching.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Back to School

Well Tuesday was the first day back to school for our kids here in Tampa. My DD, pictured here, is my baby and a senior in HS. WOW, where does the time go. I'm so proud. My son, graduated last year, and my oldest daughter, the year before that. Tempus Fugit.

DD 1 started college classes on Monday. She's really excited about this semester's classes. That is so inspiring to watch. All my little birds getting ready for Mama to PUSH them out of the nest. LOL. My son is testing his wings differently, and I don't always agree, but overall he's a good kid. His classes won't start until January. Too much time on his hands.

Best wishes to all the students going back to school this fall. Have a great year. Lots of Love to my kids (including my niece, and nephews). Have a GREAT year!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Yeah for Weekends

After the never ending week, I look forward to today with visions of a PERFECT weekend. Well, as close as can be expected. Today, I slept until 7 am (yeah for me). I got Hubby and DD1 to accompany me to the Buckler Craft Fair at the Fair Grounds. Oh, I always can find inspiration. Hubby spent more than I did! Who would have thought he'd find beauty and appreciation for the work involved in a handmade quilt for our bed. Yes! And it was HIS idea. We got a spectacular deal! We then went to Ikea. GOOD GRIEF that place is beyond HUGE. After leaving exhausted and tapped out, I arrived home to find my cross stitch mags waiting for me and new listings on my online store. YEAH!!!

Well I'll update tomorrow with some pictures.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Inspiration and Annoyance

As the bug of inspiration bit me in WalMart I purchased a couple of cute Simplicity Patterns and some clearance fabrics. What can I say, it spoke to me. Pink with Glitter what more do I have to say?

So I purchased the Pink fabric thinking how my Darling Daughters would love it made into a purse and then found an adorable pattern and lining fabric. Just perfect for back to school....

Kelsie loved the funky pink design and polka dots and Kristy picked out more grown up colors in browns and greens. I have some secret fabric (shhhh) in my stash for my bag. How fun to have matching purses! ....Alas, a sad note to this sewing machine is broken. Boo Hoo, and I can not create the darling bags until the machine is fixed. (sniff) So just as inspiration struck and on the verge of something GREAT, the dratted machine will not work. (and YES it is plugged in) So I will need to find another project to occupy my time. I guess the mending will have to wait too.