Monday, July 30, 2007

For My Mom

My Mom says I am hard to shop for. She says that I buy everything I want and leave nothing for anyone else. So For her I am making a list of things I would like for my birthday. All of these are things I wont buy myself.

1. Extra bowls for my stand mixer
2. Wood spoons form the store in Jackson
3. Billy Currington CD with the Turnip Green Song
4. New Josh Turner CD with the Firecracker Song
5. Gift Cards for JoAnn's, R Lily, Home Goods, Dinners My Way
6. Ice Cream maker for my stand mixer
7. Stampin' Up stuff (I'll add my list)

Friday, July 27, 2007


Today is really my Monday. So I got a lot done on this weeks to do list and I even got stuff done that wasn't on the list. I am hoping to get a few more done before the end of the weekend.

Today I went to Big Valley Thrift. Now I love to shop but I am not really a thrift store shopper. I highly recommend shopping at Big Valley Thrift. I went in to buy all the kids jeans, for making Decoupage Jeans. I got name brand jeans (Roxy, Gap, Levi, Tommy, Limited Too) for $2.98 all the way down to $0.24. The store was clean and the clothes are in great condition. So now the jeans are in the wash and I have been playing with fabric and waiting to make the first pair.

In the mean time, Poop fell off a chair last night with grandma and has a knot on her head. She is learning to sing La Cuca Racha. Maybe we should have started with Twinkle, Twinkle. She also has decided that she is big enough to get out of the highchair when she is done eating. We are waiting for her to take a header out of that.

And last but not least the transmition in the Blazer has started to go out. All that is left is second gear and drive. A friend will be looking at it on Monday to let us know about repairing it. We are hoping for good news. The Blazer does have 315,000 miles on it though and this is the first major repair.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Talented Tuesday!

Yes I know I am posting this on Wasted Wednesday but here we are. This is a picture of the second sample purse I made for my class. It is made out of a satin type fabric. The inside is solid black and the outside is burgundy with flocked black fleur de lis. Man those french classes are paying off.

These are the cards I made last night at Stamp Club. They were so easy and so cute! I love the Groovy Guava and Wasabi Green card. I need to order that stamp set.

Monday, July 23, 2007

It's Monday...

Let the week begin! I feel like I have more things to do than I have time for. And then there is the list of stuff I want to do that I really don't have time for. Let's see what gets done this week for each list.

Need to do...
1. Call Dinner My Way and book my birthday party Left Message Monday
2. Clean Air Hockey Table
3. Make another sample purse Done Tuesday
4. Clean Poop's Room
5. Go To Weight Watchers Done Friday
6. Pick up Giants Tickets Done Monday
7. Go to the Post Office
8. Go to Target for Linda Done Monday
9. Something with the Laundry Done Wednesday
10. Exchange at Freddy's Done Tuesday
11. Stamp Club Done Tuesday
12. Get Photo and Passport Paperwork Done Thurseday
13. Mail Appilcation for new Passport
14. Get Poop's Birth Certificate Done Thursday
15. Print Supply List for class Done Tuesday
16 Get Supply List and Samples to Sandy before Quilt Meeting Done Thursday
17. Drop off Poop's Dry Cleaning Done Thursday

Want to do...
1. Make Pepper Jelly
2. Download e-book for Shaggy Jeans Done Wednesday
3. Make Natalie a pair of Shaggy Jeans
4. Get my nails filled Done Wednesday
5. Work on my Armoir
6. Work on Birthday Invitation Designs
7. Finish and deliver gifts for friends I am behind on
8. Check out thrift store on West Lane Done Friday
9. Start Tanning again

Let the Fun Begin!!!

Monday, July 16, 2007

A Day Off

So tomorrow is my day off. I am working myself up to making a list of the things to do. I really need 3 list, one of the stuff to do tonight, one for tomorrow and a shopping list. I have made more plans for tomorrow than I have time for. We'll see what gets done.

Tonight I need to:
1. Go to Osh and buy canning jars Done
2. Go to Food 4 Less and buy small disposable loaf pans, bell peppers and apricots Done
3. Clean the kitchen for baking tomorrow Done
4. Bake Raspberry bread Done

Tomorrow I need to:
1. Pick up Natalie, my niece, to come help me bake Done
2. Clean jars and lids Done
3. Make Pepper jelly, Pomegranate jelly and Apricot Pineapple jelly 1 of 3 Done
4. Bake Banana Bread Done
5. Go to the post office
6. Get in a Weight Watchers meeting
7. Go to Sewing Done
8. Write directions and supply list for purse class Done

I think I need a nap just reading this!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

It's All In The Bag!

I used Saturday night to make the sample and write the directions for the Purse Class I am teaching in a few weeks. This bag is so quick and easy to make. The bonus is it's reversible! That's 2 for the price of 1! How can you beat that!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Delaney is saying so many words. Go! Go! Go! is one of many. She is also saying I do it! and OUT! as she pounds on the sliding glass door. She is loving the back yard. Which in turn means we are spending much more time out their. She is getting so big. She is understanding when you tell her to do something and she even does it. She loves to help with the laundry. She can climb up and go down her slide all by herself too.

For me I feel like it is GO! GO! GO! all the time. Today was my day off this week. I took Nikole to the fabric store in Modesto, R. Lily Stem, to get fabric for the purse class I am teaching at the beginning of August. I need to make one or two samples to be shown at the quilt meeting in 2 weeks. I have also been trying to get 2 quilts finished this month, not looking good. I have started on restoring the armior. I am almost finished with sanding it down. Scott needs to take the doors off for me to finish it and he is going to see what he needs to do for the repair work. I am leaning toward painting it red. I have also started to clean out the Studio so it can get painted too. Tonight I am off to take a scrapbook class. I will post pictures soon. It will be a complete girls album that just needs pictures added.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

The Studio

After reading my friend Heather's blog last week, I have decide my studio does not inspire me. So with this said I am going to redecorate my studio, for my birthday gift to me by my birthday. This is going to require me to do a lot of painting, cleaning, and getting rid of stuff. Maybe even finish some stuff along the way.

I am inspired by Heather Bailey's studio. I think it is beautiful, I really love it! The more I look at it though I realize I couldn't work in that space either. I really am NOT a pink person. I am going to buy some of her new fabric line, Fresh Cut by Free Spirit. It will be perfect for the purse class I am teaching.

I think I need to start by changing the colors of my studio into colors I love and enjoy working with. I am wanting some funk with classic touches. Also it will need to be vintage with a modern twist. I really need to stop watching DIY! LOL! With all this said I am going to paint the walls White, better to see true color, and my accent colors will be black, silver and of course RED!

Happy 4th of July

Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe 4th of July!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

One Man's Trash

So I was driving home from my parents one afternoon a few weeks ago and in front of one of the houses what do I see? An Armior with a sign that says free! I promptly call my sister to tell her to go get it and if she doesn't want it I will take it. So Linda sends my dad down the street to get the free Armior. My dad loads it up and drives it home. I am sure there were some choice words for both of his daughters durring this.

Remember I said I was driving past it. Linda calls me and says she doesn't want it and it is falling apart. Great! Now I have to do something with it!

I called my dad last Friday night and asked if he could deliver my treasure to me on Saturday? So Saturday afternoon with a big smile on his face, because he was getting rid of it, my dad delivered my treasure. Unsure what I was going to do with it I had Scott put it in the garage.

Sunday while reading my friend Heather's blog, Heather this is where I need your help, I decided I am going to remodel my Studio! My Armior is being refinished, in stages, and will be going into my NEW and IMPROVED Studio!

Monday, July 2, 2007

The Big Day

We are home from Lodi Outpatient. Poop got her tubes in and all is now going well. The whole process from walking in the front door to walking out the back door was 1 hour and 15 minutes.

She looked very cut in her toddler gown, ID anklet, and hair net. She was only away from us for about 15 minutes. They only had to gas her to put her to sleep, no I.V. She did not wake up well though. She was like holding a 20 pound bag of jello, she couldn't help hold herself up. She cried because she was very disoriented and out of it for about 15 minutes. The other bonus was she began to through up, just like Aunt Linda.

We stopped at Mc Donald's and got her pancakes. She is now a happy baby.