Friday, November 20, 2009

To Whom it May Concern...

Dear Lady at Wal-Mart who can't count,
Everything you did made me want to smack you. First of all you had probably 30-40 items in the 20 items or less express lane. Then, as the cashier started to ring up your items, you decided to go and grab a box of tea "real quick". So, you kind of jogged away, got your stuff, came back, patted me on the shoulder and said, "See - that wasn't so bad now was it?" The polite thing for me to do would have been to smile, brush it off and move on with my life. But I just couldn't. I was in a hurry, running late and you were being a twit. Then, to top it all off, you didn't look before you backed your car out of your parking spot. You almost ran me over. Missed by about 3-4 inches. Yep. I really, really wanted to smack you!

Dear 10 Year Old Boys,
I'm glad that you enjoy your imaginative play. But you are loud. Too loud. And when I tell you to quiet down, I don't mean for you to be quiet for 5 seconds. I mean that the volume of your voice needs to stay down at all times. And if you don't understand what I mean by the term "at all times", I would be happy to explain it to you.
A mom with two other kids who are already in bed asleep

Dear Parent of visiting 10 year old Boy,
When you called and asked if your son could come and stay on Friday night and Saturday, I assumed you meant Friday night and Saturday during the day. Silly me. Apparently you meant Friday night, all day Saturday, Saturday night and Sunday morning. When I asked you what time you were going to come and pick your boy up and you stared at me like I was speaking in a foreign language... I am concerned. Very, very concerned.
A mom who is wondering if she now has another child living with her forever

Dear Twilight Fans,
I can appreciate the fact that you like the books and the movies. What I don't appreciate is the glares and obnoxious comments when I explain that I'm not a fan. Can't we agree to disagree on this one?
Respectfully yours,
Tired of Twilight

Dear People who are Sick,
Wishing You All the Best,
Someone who doesn't want to get sick again

Dear Blog Readers,
I'm sorry this post is kind of whiny. I'm a bit tired. I'm very overwhelmed and I promise not to write again till I'm in a good mood.
Love Always,

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thank Y'all Kindly
I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate all the opinions that you shared for my little project! After carefully considering what everyone said...
I decided to go with an option that I hadn't even presented to you. I apologize... I liked the white, but when I laid it all out, all I saw was the white stripes. I really wanted the stars to be the focus. So, I laid it all out with the green and it was just too busy. I asked Hubby what he thought and he had a good idea, but I didn't have the fabric that I needed. So, I did what any crazy quilter would do - I went to JoAnn's. And there I found just what I was looking for.
And so, without further ado, here is the quilt top... (please don't look too closely... mistakes abound on this crazy thing)
And this is the fabric I'm using for the back.
I wish you could feel how stinkin soft that stuff is!! Baby Girl tried to pack it off several different times this afternoon and she has informed me that she NEEDS a blanket with this fabric. She also told me that if I wanted, I could find a different fabric for the baby's blanket and she would just take the blue piece. She's a generous soul... I may have to go back to JoAnn's and get her a piece of this stuff - maybe in pink :)
I'll show you more pics when it's all done. Now I have to decide if I'm going to tie it or quilt it. I'm the world's slowest quilter... so I'm thinking of just doing the ties... but I know quilting will look nicer...
Anyway! Thanks again for sharing your opinions... I hope the fact that I changed my mind completely won't deter you from sharing your thoughts with me again!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I need your advice on a baby quilt I'm putting together for my awesome cousin whose wife just had a baby boy!! I can't decide how to arrange the blocks... so you get to help! You'll have to use your imagination just a bit... I love the way the blocks turned out...
This is what it looks likes when all the blocks are together...
Anyone see my mistake? Yeah... I miscounted my blocks! Can you believe that they asked me to teach a sewing class to the women at my church? I think this is a bad ides since apparently I can't even count... anyway, I think it looks to busy this way... what do you think?
I think I'd like to do sashing in between the blocks. I have a couple of options... white with a blue divider block.... (imagine the sashing going across the top and bottom too)
white with a green block....
or green...
What do you think?? I think the green sash looks too busy. I'm leaning towards the white with the blue, but I'm not sure... any suggestions??

Monday, November 02, 2009

This is Halloween
You're probably tired of reading Halloween posts... but I really want to get this up. You can skip this post if you'd like, okay? Let's start with the food. I got ideas from Family Fun, my friend Rachelle, or my own crazy brain. First off we have...
one eyed one horned flying purple people eaters...
witches fingers....
and the ultimate Halloween breakfast!
As for the costumes... I finally got Red's done...
Little Bug was a cowboy - again... and of course, he still hates having his picture taken, but I did get one good shot!
Baby Girl was a queen (it's actually a dress from Belle's Enchanted Christmas, but it worked)
I was a pirate...
Baby Girl and Red designed our jack-o-lanterns this year...
Fun was had by all, but I ended the night feeling like my head would explode! Sinus infections are such grand things...
Hope you had a great weekend!