Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Has this ever happened to you??

My daughter did this...we laughed about it all the way to school. 
She is in high school and this is her "senior moment"  hahahahahahahahaha  Goooooo class of 2012!

Yep, she put the milk up alright, up in the cupboard. hahahahahahahahaha
At least it wasn't me!!
What have you found in the most wrongest place ever??
Emergency room peeps, don't EVEN answer this???

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Lazy Daisy Kinda Day

I am not feeling overly productive today. Sure, I've got things to do...I just don't wanna. 
Which, in reality, means:   I am expending copious amounts of energy to avoid the mundane parts of my day (chores, etc) that would, in fact, take less energy to do. So lazy isn't quite the right word since it takes lots of hard work to avoid hard work. LOL

In honor of having a Lazy Daisy Kinda Day every once in awhile......visions of lazy daisies....

Off to be less lazy...........................maybe.  :-)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Jump Drive Madness

Well, my addiction to memory used to be bad. I've lost more than I have. I should say that my daughter has lost plenty and I have given away some of the smaller capacity drives. My son washed and dried two of them. One still worked until he washed and dried it again!!
I remember when memory was very my very first one:

 This one was like $59.95 on sale a million years ago......256

This one is a 128 and came with 3 different color covers...128!!!
I am surprised at how much I still use the 128 for just paperwork and stuff. I gave away 3 this size and they are still being used. They are plenty big for smaller photos and regular old data

I had 6 of these. This is my last one......I paid a whopping 2 bucks for it. 
I know, right?  $60.00 for the 256mb and $2.00 for 2.0 GB 
My how times changed, plus, these were on clearance because 
the high speed usb 2.0's came out and this is a lowly usb 1.0
This is my last one.......I've given a couple away and the Dot has lost a couple.

 Then I kept wanting pretty colors and more capacity. 4 whole gigs!!
This 3 pack came with an orange too, but I can't find it. :-( 
It was my fave.....the lime is my second fave. The boy loves the red one.

Still more capacity and pretty 8 gigs.  
I had to get a second one because the boy kept making off with it instead of the ones he had. That's right, he got a 1 gig for christmas several years ago when a 1 gig was awesome, then he upgraded to MY 2 gig, both were  Geek Squard (I wonder where they are???)
If I ever get a memory card for my camera that is larger than 8 gigs, I will have to upgrade to a new jump drive again!!

I found one!!!!

It still amazes me that I paid more for my very first jump drive than I did for almost all the rest of them.....added all together!!
What do you have far too many of but feel like you can't live without?? 
I know I have too many pincushion! 
Star Trek is not included in this list because that is necessary for life...just sayin... LOL
(three more ornaments added this year..............booo and yah!)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Mug Rug Swap

I joined the Sew Happy Geek international mug rug swap. My partner is Hanne from Denmark.
My package came today! It was filled with mug rug love!!

Chocolates, fabric, buttons, pins and an appliqued mug rug representing Denmark.

Look at the teeny tiny embroidered flowers!  the textured shutters!

Tak så meget  Hanne!!! I can't wait to get it all dirty with use!! 
Well, maybe I'll keep it pretty for awhile!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Dottie is done!!

Watch for her tutorial on Punk Projects in September!! I'll be guest blogging!

Her name is Dottie. She loves long walks, polka dancing and the smell of freshly cut alfalfa.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Coming Soon to a tutorial near you..................

Milky White's cousin........... Dottie!!!

I know the family resemblance is hard to see right now, but it won't be long before I can hear you say: "they look so much alike, I can't believe they aren't sisters!"



Some time in September, Dottie will be a guest post On Punk Projects while Miss Katie does a LONG bike ride with her friends from Maine to Florida...yikes!!!
I hope this little teaser has you coming back for more!!! 
I'll let ya know when it's up or you can check out her site every now and again!
Time to get to MOOOOOOvin'!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

I made it Monday!

I finished up a few items. One, I started over the weekend and ripped apart last night because I didn't like the way it looked, and 3 items I did this morning!!

First, My 'Dear Jane" mug rug. The blocks are 3" finished. THREE INCHES!!! 
I hope my swap partner likes it!!

I wanted this done last night, but I spent most of the evening looking for my snap tool. Heck, I spent part of this morning looking for it and settled on velcro. LOL  I even had it in pink...why pink? I don't know, but it sure came in handy!!

Two binky holders and a little binky pouch. 

The binky bag all closed up!!

It's for my daughter's english teacher. He and his wife are expecting their first baby any time now. I've started a quilt for the wee little lass already.

I L-O-V-E finishing stuff, don't you?
What have you finished?


My baby is a senior in high school and my oldest is a junior in did that happen so fast?
Waaaahhhhhhhhhh and yeah all at the same time!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

New Tools!

I should've have done it....nope, nope, nope!  I already treated myself to two layer cakes of fabric, but I had zero, nada, nothing, for a few little baby items.

Sooooooooooooo, I stopped by the dojo while I was dropping of the kids and asked Denise if she wanted to go fabric looking  buying with me. That was dangerous for the both of us!!

As you can see, I did get the baby friendly fabric.
On to the tools.........gadgets......paraphernalia ...... L-O-V-E!!

1) A new rotary cutter. the big heifer one!! I've been cutting a lot of fleece lately and my 45mm just  isn't deep enough...this puppy is!! boo and yah!!

2) Easy Dresden tool.  I just don't know...I had a coupon and Amy is making a killer Christmas Dresden quiltee.  Apparently, I have a gadget addiction.  Could be worse, right? 

3) And my new  8.5" by 24" ruler! I heart it already!! My 6 x 24 ruler is old and some of the lines are, well, missing; it's looking pretty sad. It has served me well for, let's see........16 years (wowzers) I'll keep it, but the newbie will be my go-to ruler now.

I had coupons and sale it didn't hurt too awfully bad. Now I need use what I have before I go out and about.....again......sooner than I should....Bad Gena in da house!!

What are your go-to-tools???

* * * update * * *

Just used the new cutter......O-M-G!!! 
Loving it times ten!!

Friday Night Sew-in

I got quite a bit done this go 'round! Yeah me!!

Laid out a baby's bold, but I think the parents are bold, so it works!

Mostly, I worked on a mug rug for a swap. It appears I am mailing it a few days late...I got the dates wrong, but it's going out Saturday, oh! that's today!

Pieces being cut and prepped

 The blocks are tttiiinnnnnyyyyyyyyyy

My partner mentioned she would like to make a 'Dear Jane' quilt someday, so I based my blocks on a few from that quilt. I only remember that the applique is called Sarah's Tears.

Front and back pieces...all repros from that period! 
Not too shabby, ifin I do say so myself. :-)

Unfortunately, the help wasn't much help and zonked out early.....
and right in the middle of where I needed to walk. That darn cat!!

I hope your FNSI found you sewing your little fingers to the bone!

Can't wait for the next one....I'm sure I'll be working on Halloween or Christmas stuff by then.
.....I hope
......I wish
.....I better be more organized than last year!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Fruits and veggies in cake..... oh my!

The Dot turned 17 and wanted carrot cake. Had some bananas that were gonna be dead if they didn't get eaten I baked!!!

A slice of carrot own, personal recipe!!

Banana Nut Bread from the side.....yes, there is a slice missing. 
My mom couldn't wait for it to cool or for me to get a

See the giant pecan pieces and chunks of banana?

I wish I could eat banana...they don't like me, but I sure like them!!

How do you eat your fruits and veggies? 

Hey, I'm pretty proud of wasn't just chocolate this go 'round!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Adding to my stash!

 I shouldn't have of done it!!!  I really should be using what I have and saving some money cuz this month with car issues (tires and a tune up), the mil visit (plane tickets) Dot's b-day (benihana for 7) and getting school uniform stuff and college for the is tight.

But I was bad and this stuff goes out of stock pretty quickly

Cosmo Cricket layer cake Circa it!!

 Home Town by Sweetwater layer it!!

Now I should get to makin instead of plannin' and buyin'!

I still want some more Adornit Vintage!!! Ssshhhhhhhhh....don't tell, K...but I want some yardage of the flower ;-)  That's for a me quilt!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My Cool Drinks for Hot Mamas apron is finally here!!

Thank you  Deanna from MO!!
A short pictorial....bad pic of me tho....web cam

The mini-I-want-to-be wears the apron......Lime green polka dots....does it get any better than that?

 The tuckins..... See how the towel and the apron have the same pitcher with a refreshing beverage embroidered on them? Do ya see the word refresh? Awesome sauce!!!
Once again people...stop sending things the Dot likes....she's already trying to claim the pitcher and glasses as her very own.....not happening!!

Me....wonky webcam shot aside...I look awesome!!!
(well......... except for having my granny's chins. Altho...this angle makes me look tall....I like that!)

Friday, August 12, 2011

The finished files

 A single fudge covered brownie...I haven't tasted it yet........

 Okay, so I may have licked my fingers after putting them in their travel container...
but I haven't eaten one.................... yet.

From this.......

to this................

And the Two pandas on the left

And tonight is the last night of VBS!

Pretty good week, really!

Let's see what else I can finish this week, besides a brownie or two!!


This is tooooooooooo much!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

What will I be doing tonight?

Since I am the media diva, I am running the movie......four times sooooooooooooo, I have a little project for myself:

I have awful luck trying to keep them in skein form....knotty, they are!

I have a quilt project in mind for all this........I am totally hooked on embroidery!!

1:45 minutes until VBS


I've been on a bit of a sewing vaca this week. Finished up two panda costumes on Monday and have been at Vacation Bible School ( hereby known as VBS) every night at 6:15 sharp.
It's a total blast and I sometimes think that the adults have more fun than the kids!
Last night, we got to go in the belly of the whale....rib cage, fishy smell and all...............awesome sauce!!
Less sewing, means a bit less blogging, but I'll be back annoying y'all soon today! :-)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

So long favorite jeans *sniff*

Hello bermudas!!

The knee area of these pants is practically see through. The holey look is fab when you are a teen or twenty-something with a killer bod and the right attitude. I, however, look shabby.
Well, I wasn't quite ready to part with a jean that fits, soooooooooooo, I finally got brave and turned them into shorts.
I think I need to raise the hem a bit, but other than that, I'll get another year or two out of these pants before they go bye-bye forever.

Before: more shabby than chic

I have nice knees, but I don't have to cheapen myself by showing them to the world. LOL

*Gulp*  getting ready to hack them up...bye baby

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I cut them!

Did the serger thing so they didn't fray............yes, I didn't feel like rethreading it, so pink it is!!

Folded it over for a nice little hem

Pinned in place

A cute little top stitching and they are done.

I'm thinking two inches shorter OOORRRRRRRR just a tad tapered. Whaddaya think?

And no ''drop some tonnage'' or ''get a tan"  remarks......I already know that! LOL