Carina did some modeling for a friend of mine who is taking photography classes. He had to do a shoot where the theme was "Rome wasn't built in a day" I think the pictures turned out great, his wife jokingly asked if I had a column, and it just happens I did have one. I bought it at Joann fabrics years ago on a really good sale and it has just been sitting in our bedroom with the Xbox on it. Carina's dress is actually a blanket of hers that I safety pinned strategically to look like a dress. It was a lot of fun!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
I just finished another quilt. I bought a Accuquilt fabric cutter a few months ago and this is the first quilt I have made using it. I just used some scrap fabrics I had laying around, actually I have tons of scrap fabric so it feels good to use some of it.I quilted it using a star and loop type of design. I am really pleased with how it turned out.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
So we cleaned the hot tub as you can see. We had to have someone come out and service it because the heater wasn't working, but now it is clean and working great. We got in it for the first time last night and it was wonderful, we both slept like logs.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
If you haven't read the previous post you need to start there. The hot tub is now making its way down the skinny walkway on the side of the house.Whew! It's in the back yard, almost to the slab.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Well it's not perfect, but it's very strong and most of it will be covered by the hot tub anyway, I don't think it is too bad considering we have never done concrete before, at least not a job this big.Here is a picture of the hot tub, not the actual hot tub, but the same model as the one we are getting from my brother, it's a Hot Spring Jetsetter. We are hoping to get enough guys to volunteer to help us move it next weekend. In the meantime I will get the wiring done so we will be ready to go.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Barry is giving us his hot tub and we needed to find a place to put it, so we decided it is going where the old firepit planter thing was.We bought 24-80 lb bags of cement and mixed them all one by one in the wheelbarrow, we ended up with 5 left over bags of cement.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
No, but forget sleeping in on a Saturday morning. My neighborhood has been getting torn up for months now and today was our day for replacing the sewer lines. The whole house shook while they tore up the street and half of our driveway.This big hole is right in our driveway next to the Cherry tree and those are roots sticking out. We just spent $400 last Sunday because those roots got into the sewer line and sewage was backing up into the house, of course now a week later those lines are being replaced.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Beautiful weather and what do I do, I quilt. I saw a quilt like this on the web somewhere and figured I could recreate it. First you have to find a fabric with a fairly large repeating pattern, generally they are the ugly fabrics, the kind I would never buy. You find the repeat in the fabric and cut it out, you need at least four identical repeats and then you stack them lining the designs up perfectly then you cut out squares, I decided to do 4" squares because I could get the most out of it that way. Then you put your matching blocks together turning each block a quarter turn so they look like a kaleidoscope. It' just a simple four patch block. It's amazing how completely different each block looks although they are all from the same fabric.This is a swatch of the fabric that I used. I like the colors.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
So what do I do on Saturday....I go to the Sew Expo of course, I didn't win the contest with my embroidered purse entry, but I didn't really think I would win anyway. So I go to the Expo with a mission, to buy a new sewing machine. People that know me are thinking, she needs a new sewing machine like she needs a hole in the head, but I do need a new machine, my old regular sewing machine has been dying a slow death and I have been waiting for this weekend for a long, long time. So I hit every vendor's booth who are selling machine's, Viking, Bernina, Janome etc.... and I end up at the Babylock dealer's booth, and I seek out the owner who has dealt with me before so I am suprised that he doesn't duck and hide. I get him to sell me the demo at a great discount and I convince him to throw in a quilt table, quilting foot and pay for the tax as well, whoo hoo! I will pick it up later in the week! Here is a picture of it below. I love to wheel and deal and get what I want!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
The Sew Expo is coming up in a couple of weeks in Puyallup, WA and I decided to enter a contest they are having. The only rule was to use this embroidery design that they have as a free download and send them a picture of the finished product using the design. I decided to use it to make a new cover for my Smart Bag. The winners will send their item in to be displayed at the expo and everyone who enters gets a prize and they will have a slide show of all the entries at the expo. Mostly I just wanted the freebie prize and I can also use and show off my purse at the expo.