Friday, December 30, 2011

Here Comes 2012

Are you ready for 2012? I'm not sure I am but I guess I'd better get ready. I finished off 2011 by making some Christmas presents and just enjoying the sewing room. I made some baked goods also to give but they disappeared so fast I didn't have time to get a picture of them. I had some travel pillows so I made pillow cases for them for the kids across the street. The empty pillow case was for the oldest child who recieved her pillow for her birthday in September. I also tooks some fabric and quilted it to polar fleece for couch blankets for my son but neglected to take a picture before they were sent on their way. I included some pillow cases and I did remember to take a picture of them.
I made some Toasty Toes Socks for the better half he was really good this year he received 3 pair of them. They are made with polar fleece and very nice and warm in the cold weather. I'll have to take a picture of them so you can see them.
It was a great finish to the year and I had a lot of fun doing the sewing. It's been awhile since I could just enjoy sewing because I wanted to.
So what did you get made for yourself or for a gift?

Monday, December 19, 2011

Squeak Naughty or Nice

Today Squeak has been a real pill. Anything he can climb he does and anything he knows he's not supposed to do he does (more than once). I finally told him it was beginning to look like Santa was going to pass him by - didn't seem to phase him much. While I was in the quilt room this evening trying to get some sewing done in between chasing him to get the pins back he had taken out of the pincushion I found him on top of a 4 shelf stand playing with the chain on the light fixture. When I told him he had to get down he started batting at me. I think he has finaly reached his teenage phase. I sure hope it is a short one. Hope everyone is ready for Christmas.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

This Week

I'm doing this as a blog post so I catch everyone up at once. This week started out like any other normal week. We had Doctor's appointments in Twin Falls so we went in earl to talk to Verizon because it was time to get new phones. After that we went to the doctor, had some dinner and drove home. We hadn't been home more than a few minutes when we get a phone call from our son's girlfriend saying they are in the emergency room and our son is being admitted. Turns out he has two blood clots one in the lung and one in his left leg. So he has been in the hospital since Monday night on blood thinners and may get to go home on Saturday. We have been in touch but he says he doesn't need us to come to WA there is nothing we can do to change things. So we will wait and see and may go see him in January. In the middle of all this we discover things are not quite what Verizon told us it would be so we take our cell phones back and go back to our local phone company. We now have smart phones that at the moment are smarter than we are but we'll get better. Jumping from one company to the other and back has caused some problems with the home phone. We can call out on it but we can't use our new cell phones to call home, however anyone else can call the home phone and get through. Go figure. Things should calm down around here in the next few days and then maybe I can post some fun stuff. Stay tuned.