Friday, July 31, 2015

Ode to my new Shark Vacuum Cleaner

New Shark vacuum cleaner -
I love you!  I love you! I love you!

Now that I can repeat many times more!
Best part is that it cleaned my floor!
Dust mice, threads and grit

Whatever - I love my new vacuum cleaner! (and I'm NOT going to post the NEXT line which involves a word starting with S and ending with T!)

Monday, July 27, 2015

Design Wall for Week 30 - 07-27-15

BINDING NEEDED - Log Cabin quilt.
My darling daughter custom quilted this - and it's GORGEOUS!

FLIMSY - NEEDS QUILTING!
 This will probably go to the preemie baby ward

FLIMSY - NEEDS QUILTING!!!
This will probably go to the preemie baby ward as well!


ON POINT CLASS - PIECING

PIECING - JANUARY'S UFO - Irish Double Chain

PIECING - NOT A LE - BUT A DO-THIS-BECAUSE-I'M-BORED-AND-DON'T-WANT-TO-WORK-ON-WHAT-I'M-SUPPOSED-TO!  Virginia Bound by Bonnie Hunter - I love this - but screwed up - should have added a 1/4 inch all the way around and I didn't!  Drat it!  Still I think it will be a handsome quilt - chopped points and all!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Menues for Week 30 - 07-26-15



Hmm - end of the month.... before my check comes in!!!!  What to fix?  What to fix?

Why not (novel thought here!) food on hand?  Also called - ANOTHER good reason to have food storage!!!!

SUNDAY
B:turkey sausage, cheesy omelet (my favorite!), homemade toast from home made and ground wheat bread, butter, coffee
L:Egg salad sandwich on whole wheat bread, milk
D:leftovers
S:fruit

MONDAY
B:Cheerios, milk (from non-instant powdered milk - served COLD!), homegrown blackberries
L:Green bean soup (from last of last year's dehydrated green beans - in beef broth), coffee
D:homemade pizza (cheese), milk
S:fruit

TUESDAY
B:Toad in the hole (yup - gotta try it - should be good!), coffee, milk
L:tossed greens 'n' things salad with homemade French dressing, milk
D:Fish chowder, whole wheat rolls, tossed salad, milk
S:fruit

WEDNESDAY
B:Poached eggs on homemade whole wheat toast, milk, coffee
L:Grilled cheese sandwich, milk, coffee
D:leftovers or pancake night
S:fruit

THURSDAY
B:Rolled Oats, brown sugar, butter, coffee, milk
L:lo casserole dish (the rice one!), milk
D:Lasagne - vegetarian, tossed salad, milk
S:Fruit

FRIDAY
B:Fritters (blackberry!)
L:lo lunch dish (soup?, egg salad?, lo casserole? or pbj!), milk
D:Fish "provencal", small potatoes (boiled or steamed), greens, tomatoes, milk
S:Fruit

SATURDAY
B:Coffeecake
L:Crock pot - chicken pot "pie", coffee or tea
D:Tortas, salad, fruit, milk
S:Fruit

Stash Report for Week 30 - 07-26-15



2015
07-26-15 - Week 30 - Nothing new!  STILL!!!!  I've been trying to clean while babysitting AWAY from home (babysitting AT home is a LOT easier - and I can clean then - but not when I'm not here!)  As for my studies - ugh - hate to even think of that!  Quilting - so many plans/so much fabric/so nothing done!!!!  AGAIN!!!!  STILL!!!!
Used This Week: 0 yards/Used This month (July): 0 yards/Used Year to Date: 4.25 yards 
Added This Week: 0 yard/Added This Month:0 yards in July/Added Year to Date: 4.33 yard
Net Used for 2015: +1.92 yards

Goals for Week 30 - 07-26-15




GO AND DO
Make appt - PT
Make appt - hearing
Summer clothes shift (long sleeve stuff away and get the skinny shirts out!)
Post office
Babysit with Evan and Lilly
Project update on Saturday
Ta-Da list on Saturday
HOUSE
  • Zone 1
    • Front Porch 
      • WHB
    • Entrance and 2nd floor landing
      • WHB
    • Back Stairs
      • WHB
    • Side Porch
      • WHB
  • Zone 2
    • Kitchen
      • WHB
  • Zone 3
    • Bath
      • WHB
    • Laundry Room
      • WHB
    • Sewing room
      • Zone - see Bonnie's Spiff up
      • WHB
  • Zone 4
    • Bedroom
      • WHB
  • Zone 5: 
    • Pix in Study
    • Curtains? or at least valances on windows over blinds
    • Replace blinds?
    • Living Room
      • Zone
      • WHB
    • Study
      • Zone
      • WHB
  • Paperwork
GARDEN
  • Weeding - 5 beds + 4 borders + fruit trees + fence line = weed 1 + 1 edge, plant 1, harvest at least 1/day
  • Harvesting 
    • Veggies - greens, peas?,  greens, lettuce
    • blackberries?
  • Pix of garden - post on page, state plans for month
DEHYDRATE
Fruits I don't raise (but can buy locally)
Veggies from garden
Order foods from bulk foods.com OR Emergency Essentials (freeze-dried)
Get jars and lids ready
Get FoodSaver thingy for the jars
3 day kit - get it ready

KITCHEN - get pantry ready for lts/ menue will be Spark People (trying to lose weight) for the next 3 months
  • COOK
    • BREAD
      • Challah
      • whole wheat bread
      • Homemade granola 
      • Homemade mixes - ie, waffle mix
EDUCATION (repeat last week's - didn't do anything!)
  • RELIGION
    • Complete P. module
      • How to Run
        • 398-403
        • 403-407
        • 407-415
        • 415-419
        • 419-426
        • 426-431
        • 431-437
        • 437-442
  • SCIENCE (doing review of some of work)
    • Catch up
    • L 5
      • 5-1 Lab
      • 5-2 Lab
      • 5-Plant ID
    • Review 
      • CB4
      • CB5
      • CB6
      • CB7
    • EARTH
      • Origins: The Evolution of Continents, Oceans and Life
        • New Look at an Old Planet
      • Watch 
        • Blue Planet
          • (5a) Bonus Material
        • Review (because I LIKE the DVD) Origins - 
          • Earth is Born
          • How Life Began
          • Where Are the Aliens
          • Back to the Beginning
      • Read + Notes - Story of Earth
        • Hadeon Eon - Birth
        • The Big Thwack
        • Black Earth 
        • Blue Earth
        • Gray Earth
      • Oxygen
        • p. 1 - Intro
        • p. 16 - In the Beginning
      • Life on a Young Planet
        • Chapter 1
        • Everlasting Sea
    • EXERCISE
      • Call for PT appt
      • Yoga
      • Strength
      • Cardio - bicycle, dance, clean, lots of weeding
    • ALGEBRA
      • Lesson 13
      • Lesson 14
      • Lesson 15
      • Lesson 16
      • Lesson 17
    • CREATIVE WRITING
      • Level 4
        • 1 -1
        • 1-2
        • 1-3
        • 1-4
        • 2-1
    • HANDWRITING
      • B - 
        • 13
        • 14
        • 15
    • RUSSIAN
      • Lesson 33
      • Lesson 34
      • Lesson 35
      • Lesson 36
    • GARDENING
      • BYF
    • LEARNING TO LEARN MODULE
      • Ch. 8
      • Ch. 9 
    • MUSIC
      • Rachmaninoff - 2nd C
        • Review sect 1-11
        • intensive 12 - 14
        • once over up through rest of first movement - through 16
      • Czardas
    • ART
      • Lesson 5
    QUILT
    • STASH REPORT (Sunday)
    • DESIGN WALL (Monday)
    • BONNIE H. ARCHIVE NIGHT (Tues)
    • 15 MINUTE "SPIFF UP" WITH BONNIE (IN STITCHES' BONNIE!) (Wednesday)
    • SLICE AND DICE NIGHT (Thursday)
    • FINISHINGS - Bindings, movies, spiced tea, hot cider or hot chocolate (Fri or Sat)
    • BINDING
      • Hand sew Binding on Log Cabin (finish)
      • Binding on 2 baby quilts finished
      • Binding on Simple Patch Baby quilt
    • QUILTING
      • *2 baby blankets (for charity)
      • *Simple patch baby quilt
      • *Valences
      • Buckeye Delight baby blanket
    • PIECING
      • *On Point BOM blocks - bring up to date!
      • *Sampler - any re-do's remaining - and post pix to original group and individual members who haven't recieved blocks as of yet! January project!
      • *Simple Patch baby blanket (July UFO)
      • Irish Double Chain (January UFO)
      • Stars and Strips  (orig. was Stars and Ribbons)
      • Charm Around
      • Crazy Quilt
      • Fresh Air
    • APPLIQUE 
      • *Halloween wall hanging 
      • Other Halloween items
    • SEWING
      • Summer wardrobe - shirts/blouses
    • FOCUS on above
    *(I want to finish these this coming week! and preferably by the 31st - midnight!)

    Sunday, July 19, 2015

    Goals for Week 29 - 07-19-15


    GO AND DO
    Dr. visit
    Summer clothes shift (long sleeve stuff away and get the skinny shirts out!)
    Post office
    Babysit with Evan and Lilly
    HOUSE
    • Zone 1
      • Front Porch 
        • WHB
      • Entrance and 2nd floor landing
        • WHB
      • Back Stairs
        • WHB
      • Side Porch
        • WHB
    • Zone 2
      • Kitchen
        • WHB
    • Zone 3
      • Bath
        • WHB
      • Laundry Room
        • WHB
      • Sewing room
        • Zone - see Bonnie's Spiff up
        • WHB
    • Zone 4
      • Bedroom 
        • Zone
        • WHB
    • Zone 5: 
      • Living Room
        • WHB
      • Study
        • WHB
    • Paperwork
    GARDEN
    • Weeding - 5 beds + 4 borders + fruit trees + fence line = weed 1 + 1 edge, plant 1, harvest at least 1/day
    • Harvesting 
      • Veggies - greens, peas?,  greens, lettuce
      • blackberries?
    DEHYDRATE
    Fruits I don't raise (but can buy locally)
    Asparagus
    Order foods from bulk foods.com OR Emergency Essentials (freeze-dried)
    Get jars and lids ready
    Get FoodSaver thingy for the jars

    KITCHEN - get pantry ready for lts/ menue will be Spark People (trying to lose weight) for the next 3 months
    • COOK
      • BREAD
        • Challah
        • whole wheat bread
        • Homemade granola 
        • Homemade mixes - ie, waffle mix
    EDUCATION (repeat last week's - didn't do anything!)
    • DAILY
      • RUSSIAN
        • Lesson 33
        • Lesson 34
        • Lesson 35
        • Lesson 36
      • ALGEBRA
        • Lesson 13
        • Lesson 14
        • Lesson 15
        • Lesson 16
        • Lesson 17
      • MUSIC
        • Rachmaninoff - 2nd C
          • Review sect 1-11
          • intensive 12 - 14
          • once over up through rest of first movement - through 16
        • Czardas
      • EXERCISE
        • Call for PT appt
        • Yoga
        • Strength
        • Cardio - bicycle, dance, clean, lots of weeding
    • SUN, MON, TUES
      • RELIGION
        • Complete P. module
          • How to Run
            • 398-403
            • 403-407
      • EARTH
        • Origins: The Evolution of Continents, Oceans and Life
          • New Look at an Old Planet
        • Watch 
          • Blue Planet
            • (5a) Bonus Material
          • Review (because I LIKE the DVD) Origins - 
            • Earth is Born
            • How Life Began
            • Where Are the Aliens
            • Back to the Beginning
        • Read + Notes - Story of Earth
          • Hadeon Eon - Birth
          • The Big Thwack
          • Black Earth 
      • HANDWRITING
        • B - 
          • 10
          • 11
          • 12
      • CREATIVE WRITING
        • Level 3
          • L. 14 - 
            • 14-4
        • Level 4
          • 1 p. 
    • WED, THURS, FRI
      • SCIENCE (doing review of some of work)
        • Catch up
        • L4 5
          •  4-1 Lab
          • 4-2 Lab
          • 4-Plant ID
        • Review 
          • CB1
          • CB2
          • CB3
      • GARDENING
        • BYF

      • LEARNING TO LEARN MODULE
        • Ch. 6 
        • Ch. 7
      • ART
        • Lesson 5
      QUILT
      • STASH REPORT (Sunday)
      • DESIGN WALL (Monday)
      • BONNIE H. ARCHIVE NIGHT (Tues)
      • 15 MINUTE "SPIFF UP" WITH BONNIE (IN STITCHES' BONNIE!) (Wednesday)
      • SLICE AND DICE NIGHT (Thursday)
      • FINISHINGS - Bindings, movies, spiced tea, hot cider or hot chocolate (Fri or Sat)
      • BINDING
        • *Hand sew Binding on Log Cabin (finish)
      • QUILTING
        • *3 baby blankets (for charity)
        • *Buckeye Delight baby blanket
        • Nines 'n' Dashes
        • Table runners
      • PIECING
        • *Stars and Strips  (orig. was Stars and Ribbons)
        • *On Point BOM blocks - bring up to date!
        • *Sampler - any re-do's remaining - and post pix to original group and individual members who haven't recieved blocks as of yet! January project!
        • *Simple Patch baby blanket (July UFO)
        • Irish Double Chain (January UFO)
      • APPLIQUE 
        • *Halloween wall hanging 
        • Other Halloween items
      • FOCUS on above
      *(I want to finish these this coming week! and preferably by the 18th - midnight!)

      Saturday, July 18, 2015

      Bonnie's In-Studio "Spiff-up" or "Hmmm -- there seems to be a pattern developing here! "


      Hmmm -- there seems to be a pattern developing here!  On Wednesday's I have Bonnie's "spiff-up" - unfortunately - by the time Wednesday rolls around, I'm tired - and spiffing ANYTHING up is the LAST thing on my mind!

      That being said - for the next 30 minutes I'm pretending like it is Wednesday.  After that 30 minutes are up - life can go back to being Saturday!  In fact, I would really like it to!

      Bonnie's 3rd assignment (http://institcheswithbonnie.blogspot.com/2015/01/15-minute-studio-spiff-up-week-3.html) is to straighten up the FQ collection.

      Ummmm - mine isn't in TOO bad of a shape - mostly because I store my FQ in plastic shoeboxes and by predominant color.  IDEALLY however, once cut into - the FQ is no longer a true FQ - and needs to move on to large hunks of scraps.  However I don't have a good system in place for that - just grocery bags where everything is jumbled.  So the cut-into FQ goes BACK into the box - hopefully with the cut side out so that I can tell I used part of it.

      There is a down side to doing it this way.  For some wierd reason - I will use YARDAGE.  I will use SCRAPS.  But - I DONT seem to use the FQ - and so they linger and linger and linger!  I'm better about it than I used to be - especially since some of the quilts I've been working on DO use FQ.  However, given half a chance, I ignore the FQ and go for the scraps almost every time!

      .....
      This hasn't seemed to take too long - and hopefully I will find my camera so that I can take pix of some of my FQ collections.  It isn't terribly extensive - and it would be SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO easy to "just drift into the quilt shop and pick a few" now and then!  good thing that I head QUICKLY - head down, past any temptation and back to the sewing tables for class!

      Monday, July 13, 2015

      Design Wall for Week 28 - 07-13-15

      And a very HAPPY SHOUT OUT to my daughter Wendy who was born this day - and I'm NOT saying how many years ago! (not if I value my life!)

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY WENDY!!!!
      ****************************************************
      Not a lot of changes here...........

      BINDING

      The Log Cabin Wendy quilted for me - needs binding still!
       QUILTING
      Buckeye Beauty baby quilt

      Baby quilt #1 from extra squares
      Baby quilt #2 from extra squares
      PIECING

      Virginia Bound
      BLAST IT - I forgot that I had to add 1/4 inch to all sides!
      Now not only will 6 squares be too small - but my points will be REALLY chopped
      (instead of only slightly chopped like usual!)
       CLASS (PIECING)

      On Point quilt pattern
      It's a BOM with 2/month.
      So far I'm working on the second block for last January!

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WENDY!!!!!

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WENDY!!!!

      Here's wishing you a fantastic birthday 

      with special wishes come true!

      Love you, my daughter!


      Mom

      Sunday, July 12, 2015

      Goals for Week 28 - 07-12-15


      GO AND DO
      WENDY'S BIRTHDAY!!!!
      Summer clothes shift (long sleeve stuff away and get the skinny shirts out!)
      Post office
      Babysit with Evan and Lilly
      HOUSE
      • Zone 1
        • Front Porch 
          • WHB
        • Entrance and 2nd floor landing
          • WHB
        • Back Stairs
          • WHB
        • Side Porch
          • WHB
      • Zone 2
        • Kitchen
          • WHB
      • Zone 3
        • Bath
          • Zone
          • WHB
        • Laundry Room
          • Zone
          • WHB
        • Sewing room
          • Zone
          • WHB
      • Zone 4
        • Bedroom 
          • WHB
      • Zone 5: 
        • Living Room
          • WHB
        • Study
          • WHB
      • Paperwork
      GARDEN
      • Weeding - 5 beds + 4 borders + fruit trees + fence line = weed 1 + 1 edge, plant 1, harvest at least 1/day
      • Harvesting 
        • Veggies - greens, peas?,  greens, lettuce
        • blackberries?
      DEHYDRATE
      Fruits I don't raise (but can buy locally)
      Asparagus
      Order foods from bulk foods.com OR Emergency Essentials (freeze-dried)
      Get jars and lids ready
      Get FoodSaver thingy for the jars

      KITCHEN - get pantry ready for lts/ menue will be Spark People (trying to lose weight) for the next 3 months
      • COOK
        • BREAD
          • Challah
          • whole wheat bread
          • Homemade granola 
          • Homemade mixes - ie, waffle mix
      EDUCATION (repeat last week's - didn't do anything!)
      • DAILY
        • RUSSIAN
          • Lesson 33
          • Lesson 34
          • Lesson 35
          • Lesson 36
        • ALGEBRA
          • Lesson 10
          • Lesson 11
          • Lesson 12
          • Lesson 13
          • Lesson 14
          • Lesson 15
        • MUSIC
          • Rachmaninoff - 2nd C
            • Review sect 1-11
            • intensive 12 - 14
            • once over up through rest of first movement - through 16
          • Czardas
        • EXERCISE
          • Call for PT appt
          • Yoga
          • Strength
          • Cardio - bicycle, dance, clean, lots of weeding
      • SUN, MON, TUES
        • RELIGION
          • Complete P. module
            • How to Run
              • 398-403
            • Song
              • 195
        • EARTH
          • Origins: The Evolution of Continents, Oceans and Life
            • New Look at an Old Planet
          • Watch Blue Planet
            • (5a) Bonus Material
          • Read + Notes - Story of Earth
            • 5 - Earth 
        • HANDWRITING
          • B - 
            • 10
            • 11
            • 12
        • CREATIVE WRITING
          • L. 14 - 
            • 14-4
      • WED, THURS, FRI
        • SCIENCE (doing review of some of work)
          • Catch up
          • L4 5
            •  4-1 Lab
            • 4-2 Lab
            • 4-Plant ID
          • GARDENING
            • BYF

          • LEARNING TO LEARN MODULE
            • Ch. 6 
          • ART
            • Lesson 5
          QUILT
          • STASH REPORT (Sunday)
          • DESIGN WALL (Monday)
          • BONNIE H. ARCHIVE NIGHT (Tues)
          • 15 MINUTE "SPIFF UP" WITH BONNIE (IN STITCHES' BONNIE!) (Wednesday)
          • SLICE AND DICE NIGHT (Thursday)
          • FINISHINGS - Bindings, movies, spiced tea, hot cider or hot chocolate (Fri or Sat)
          • BINDING
            • *Hand sew Binding on Log Cabin (finish)
          • QUILTING
            • *3 baby blankets (for charity)
            • *Buckeye Delight baby blanket
            • Nines 'n' Dashes
            • Table runners
          • PIECING
            • *Stars and Strips  (orig. was Stars and Ribbons)
            • *On Point BOM blocks - bring up to date!
            • *Sampler - any re-do's remaining - and post pix to original group and individual members who haven't recieved blocks as of yet! January project!
            • *Simple Patch baby blanket (July UFO)
            • Irish Double Chain (January UFO)
          • APPLIQUE 
            • *Halloween wall hanging 
            • Other Halloween items
          • FOCUS on above
          *(I want to finish these this coming week! and preferably by the 18th - midnight!)

          Stash Report for Week 28 - 07-12-15


          2015
          07-12-15 - Week 28 - AGAIN - No finishes - drat it!  Maybe today......  NOT counting new batting as fabric though!

          You know how when you plan something that life has a way of laughing up its sleeve?  Yup!  It happened!  I've been in a state of grandmother delight - babysitting my grandson while my daughter in law was trying to recuperate from a combination of nasty concussion and the sinus infection from He!! !!!  Have had a wonderful time - and DID have time to actually quilt/clean house/do other stuff - if only I could have stayed awake!  

          I DID manage to pull out a LOT of stuff (paperwork), more paperwork, my sewing projects, more paperwork yet, and thoroughly discombobulate any and all sense of almost order that ever existed (if any!).  this week I'm trying to back track and get it all either (1) put away, or (2) more likely, stashed in any neat hiding places that I wish I had!

          I DID manage to work on my sewing room though - and pictures would be wonderful - if only the world was ready for that!  Let's just say that it resembled the aftermath of a war zone! And now, after concerted effort, it has managed to de-escalate to a rather unfortunate resemblance to several major battles!

          Used This Week: 0 yards
          Used This month (July): 0 yards
          Used Year to Date: 4.25 yards 

          Added This Week: 0 yard
          Added This Month:0 yards in July
          Added Year to Date: 4.33 yard

          Net Used for 2015: +1.92 yards

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