Saturday, February 27, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
I have written before that I am a volunteer at my son's school. It is a brand new school that just opened this school year. It is pretty big, with alot of students. I have met alot of nice people "working" there. Somehow, I got asked by the Media Specialist to volunteer in the Media Center (or library, as it used to be called) Now, getting to "work" in the library is a much sought after position!! Lot's of the Mom's want that spot!! You arent stuck cutting out things or making copies. You get to meet all the students and most of the teachers come in and out! The kids are usually excitied to be in the library (out of class) so they are glad to see you! Believe me, when Ms. Sherry asked me if I wanted to "work" in the library I jumped at the chance for all of those reasons and mostly because the Media Specialist, Ms. Sherry, is so, so nice!! She is only a year older than me (43) she is just so cute and always so fun with the students and teachers! One of those type of people that everyone loves to be around!
She sent me an email on tuesday and asked me to meet her for breakfast. She asked the other "worker" Sam, to meet us too. I knew that it was going to be bad news and it was, she has rectum cancer. She found out last Wednesday on Winter Break. She is still in shock and still having test sone to found out all the details. I was blown away! I can not imagine how she is feeling! She told us that she was scared but was going to be positive about this. She has a 15 year old daughter! She said that she feels good and was sleeping well at night. Her church was praying for her and that gave her a feeling of peace. She is very worried that with her away for her tests, that the library will be closed and she does not want that to happen. In this economy, with state and local cut-backs, our county cut back on the aides that work in the schools. There is no library assistant, if the permanent sub. is needed somewhere else when Sherry isnt there, they have to close the library for the day. She has asked me and the other Mom, Sam, to go in and open it, when we can, even if its only for a couple of hours, a couple of days. Of coarse, we said that we would be happy to do that for her. She was so relieved, but it seems like such a little thing! I would love to do more for her, so I am asking that any of you who believe in prayer, to pray for her, her family and for me and Sam, and our families as we try to do what we can for her!! I would appreciate so much! I am blown away by this, all I can do is pray and ask for more prayers!
Didnt mean to have such a sad post. I will end by showing this picture of Ruby, helping me quilt my daughter's graduation quilt last May! She took it to college with her, nexy time that she brings it home to be washed, I will get a picture of it!
Have a Great Day!
Monday, February 22, 2010
Already this morning, I have a roast in the crock-pot, laundry is done and the bathrooms are clean!
This little boy went back to school today! I miss him and his "messes" so very much!! It is way to quiet without him here!
Happy Monday Everyone!
Saturday, February 20, 2010
I gathered my supplies early and got everything ready! Diet Dr. Pepper, a movie, chocolate and some hand quilting!!
I did enjoy my time! I'm not near enough along on that quilt but hopefully when school starts back, I will get more done! The movie was alright, the ladies were beautiful, I loved looking at the costumes, "King Henry" was cute enough to take my attention away from my quilting!! I will say the book was better.
I have my little embroidery bag packed and I am ready to go to my Redwork class this morning!
Thanks Heidi for hosting Friday Night Sew In....now, when is the next one?
Friday, February 19, 2010
I have to work on the little purple baby quilt but I know that I won't let the night go by without doing some piecing! Tomorrow, I am taking a Redwork class so I need to get my supplies ready for that!
I am setting in a nice supply of diet Dr. Pepper, I still have plenty of chocolate from my Valentine's Day gift and I think that I may bring a dvd player into my sewing room and watch "The other Bolyen Girl" I am making chicken quesadilla's for supper. I am not going to get sidetracked with housecleaning this time!! I will post my pictures tonight since I have to leave early in the morning for my class!
Enjoy your Friday Night!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
My dryer decided to break down for my birthday! It is about 20 years old and the drum shifts from time to time. The repair is simple and the man who fixes it says that we wont be able to buy one that will be as good as this one so to keep it til it can't be fixed. Getting it out of my house is a big headache. My little laundry room is so small that we have to move the washer to get the dryer out. The guy fixes it overnight so we just leave the washer and everything that is kept in the laundry room in the middle of my kitchen! What a mess! "We" also let the washer hose slip which spilled water into some clean kitty litter so now I am waiting to put everything back so that I can mop this messy floor!!
I am excitied about Heidi's Friday Night Sew In! I am trying to decide on what all to work on. Saturday, I am taking a redwork class so that is exciting too!
We are still enjoying watching the Olympics at night. We all stayed up late to watch Shaun White win his gold in the half pipe!
I made a Red Velvet Cake for my birthday. (i am trying to load a picture grrr) It turned out pretty good in fact, it was good enough that I will send the leftovers to the Fire Dept. so that I don't eat it all up!! Well, blogger is taking too long I will try to load the picture up later!
This post seems very, very boring so if you are still reading til the end...I really thank you for hanging in!
Have a great day,
Monday, February 15, 2010
I am going to have to put the embroidery to the side while I finish up that purple baby quilt! It has a deadline so I have to get on it!
I asked Cade and Joey if they wanted a pillowcase with pink flowers and they both said "NO!" That's ok, they both get really bad nose bleeds anyway!!
Tuesday is my birthday so I am going out for the day with my sweet husband!
Have a great day!
Sunday, February 14, 2010
I did the Book Fair all week and it about wore me out!! I missed being at home. It really made me appreciate being able to be a stay-at-home Mom! My hat is off to all the Mom's who work a job then come home and have to do all the cleaning and supper and any after school activities!!! Whew! We have Winter Break all this week and I will be glad to be able to (kinda) get the house in order. I also plan on finishing up the purple baby quilt.
Every evening I have been practicing my hand embroidery in the t.v. room with Andy. We have been watching the Olympics. I usually sew in my sewing room so this has been a nice change. The embroidery is so relaxing, a perfect end to a busy day!!
Today is Valentine's Day and my Sweetheart is at the Fire Dept. We exchanged gifts yesterday. I hinted to Kelsey some ideas and she passed them on! I got a dvd that I have always wanted. "The Other Boleyn Girl" I read the book and loved it. Believe me, nobody around here would want to watch it but me, so I will take a day when noone is here and enjoy it! I also got a Barnes and Noble gift card and some very good chocolates!! We will go to church, then to my grandmother's birthday party. That will be fun, I love her and my Sister will be there from Alabama!! I am making the boys (and mine) favorite for supper. Spaghetti!
I am glad to be back blogging! I have missed it! I need to catch up on my blog reading!
Have a Wonderful Valentine's Day!
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Cade said that he would pose and act like he was using the quilt! This poor quilt hung at the shop for a long time then I brought it home and hung it on the ladder in my living room. It has never been used or loved like a quilt should be used!!
He is really getting into it isn't he??!! This little quilt is 38x42. It is hand quilted in a 1 inch crosshatch.
I hope that everyone is having a good week! Thursday is my last "free" day before the book fair starts up. I may not post much next week. I will be at Cade's school everyday. I'm not used to being away from home that much!
Monday, February 1, 2010
My comforter looks dirty but it is really a cream color! Cream colored with alot of cat hair!
This is what my sewing room looked like last night! I can't believe that I made this big a mess just doing some embroidery!
Today, I have all my running around to do. We have a busy week with the book fair starting up and 2 birthday parties to go to. Also, a young lady from church asked if I would make a baby quilt for her to give to a friend of hers who had a baby girl. This will be a very quick quilt. She asked for it to be purple and girly. I didnt have any yardage of purple fabric so I had to go shopping. Sigh, such a chore! Anyway, I picked out a pretty purple floral but Andy says it isnt babyish enough. I will take some pictures of it and you can let me know what you think!
Have a great day and thanks for reading!