Thursday, August 20, 2009

I get by with a little help...

...from my friend. A bounty of veggies from Spikes garden.

Major Birthday Loot! So thoughtful and perfect. I mean who finds a blueberry jam bag to go with their homemade blueberry jam? Who bakes their BFF lemon muffins and then packages them so cute? Spike, that's who! Other than my Hubby, Spike knows me best. Spike knows that I needed a timer so that I am not surfing blogs to long. Spike knows I love Lemonhead candy, anything ME, fabric, teddy bears etc... Thanks again Pal!

I also have to admit that Spike helped tremendously with the party on Monday. I would not have made it through without Spikes help. It was the hottest and most humid day! Yuck! I was miserable. The dozen children had a wonderful time and that is all that mattered. After everyone left Spike helped me finish up my monkey wrench blocks. I was so close that it only took us a little time to finish. I sewed and Spike pressed. Now for me to figure out a setting. I think I need to make some more stitchery.

Today I made the Raiders bag. I had no pattern I just winged it based on what was asked for. I hope it's at least close to what she had in mind. I just have to add a button.

That's it for now.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Charming Girls Tag 2

1. Share your favorite quilting or sewing tip.

Learn all the rules and then break them if you want!

2. Share your best tip for managing time more effectively (what works best for you)!

Make a long term list, you can always add new projects. I love seeing my list of what I made and usually gave away.

3. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

West Coast. I am always interested in seeing my loved ones.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Back to School...Party!

I must admit that I love when My Son is home. I am kind of sad that the Summer break is almost over. We decided to have an end of Summer party for the kids. My three closest friends will be here. Two of them have grandchildren to bring. We also invited My Sons two closest Pals. That adds up to about a dozen kids running wild for three and a half hours. We are going to feed them pizza & sugar and then send them home. My buddy Barb is bringing a pinata. Let's hope that I survive the heat and humidity.

I have been working like crazy on the monkey wrench blocks. I hope to finish them today! Wish me luck! Spike will be here and I am hoping to send her batch home with her.