Monday, January 19, 2015

Scrappy Log Cabin Squares

   A very large scrappy stash has got me thinking of projects to make it go away. As I was working on these scrappy log cabin squares - (20 down 10 to go)-I ended up thinking of a few more projects. My list goes a little something like this:
Scrappy Log Cabin Quilt
Small Coin baby quilt
Confetti mini quilts with embroidery sayings
Mug rugs
Stain glass square quilt
That should keep me busy for a while. I hope it gets rid of my four containers of scraps.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Here are two shits........zus

I now have clean carpets now due to these two ............ sweet dogs. I don't know which one of them did it and they are not saying but something happened somewhere it shouldn't have. Good thing we love them.

Grandpa Holmes Heaven Day

Grandpa's heaven day was yesterday. He's been there for 11 years now. He's up there with Nana and my daddy. Grandpa was a bear of a man who knew what frugal was long before it was cool. All the books I've gotten about paying down debt and living beneath my means are all the words of grandpa Holmes. Too bad I was hearing them when I was 16 years old and knew it all. So now at the age of almost 45 I'm putting those words into practice. I remember gardening with him and watching him can and freeze the food he grew. He also made wine- pretty sure that was 100 proof. Only sipped that once- once was enough. He played the trumpet and loved to cut wood. He loved his family and provided for them far into his years. He was a gruff kind of guy, but the leader of my tribe and I miss him.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Weekend Recap

 ~A little house mini quilt was created this weekend. Good therapy. I have plans for the next project.
~Went through Rileys drawers and closet, bagged up three huge trash bags of clothes
~Bought and put together a desk for her room- her daddy did that for her
~Made a menu for this week
     Sun. Lasagna 
     Mon. Leftovers- Momma's going to zumba
     Tues. Quiche
     Wed. Bean Burritos
      Thurs. Pork chops and roasted veggies
      Fri. Tacos
      Sat. Potato Soup
~Chopped up all my fruit and veggies for the week
~Walked the dog 6 miles and did a yoga video (something the dog did not understand at all)
~Did 7 loads of laundry and layed out my work outfits for the week.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Let's get crafty

It's Friday and the weekend has begun. It's time to get crafty. While I was talking to my mom on the phone, I started sewing some scraps together and then drew some images that married with the scraps on some white fabric to embroider. Trying to post on this blog during the week isn't happening so be prepared for lots of weekend posts.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Prepping for the week

I can't believe the break is over. Getting up tomorrow is going to be ugly so I am trying to do whatever I can to help myself out. I've got food packaged up and outfits layed out. Now if a magic fairy could get my teenage girls up and out the door on time- that would be awesome. Fingers crossed.