Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thursday - and why does it feel like Tuesday??? WAIWO 10-31-13

Improvisational placemat - a white plate with a single strawberry, perhaps????
GO AND DO
HOUSE - 
    • ZONE 3 
      • Bath
        • DONE WHB
      • Laundry Room
        • DONE  WHB
      • Sewing Room
        • DONE WHB
    • ZONE 4 
      • BR - 
        •  Zone 
          • DONE WHB
    • ZONE 5 
      • LR - 
        • ZONE
          • DONE Detailed vacuuming
          • DONE Dust decorative things
          • DONE Look up - tops of stuff
    GARDEN
    STUDIES - 
      KITCHEN
      QUILT

      Wednesday, October 30, 2013

      Wednesday! Whew! Day AFTER surgery......... WAIWO 10-30-13


      STILL feel lousy - only now pain meds worn off - so am loopy from new pain meds and not making a lot of sense - even to me!  And of course, am being a big baby - because I REALLY REALLY hate colds - and I have a humdinger of one!  Surgery ouchies don't help either!

      And I STILL slept most of the day - in good part due to the meds, I think.  Not a lot of much accomplished - but then I didn't really expect that there would be.

      GO AND DO
      HOUSE - 
        • ZONE 3 
          • Study
        • ZONE 2 - 
          • Dining Area
        • ZONE 4 
          • BR - 
            •  DONE Zone Fingerprint Patrol
        • ZONE 5 
          • LR - 
            • ZONE
              • DONE Declutter flat surfaces
                • DONE decorations

        GARDEN

        STUDIES - 
          KITCHEN
          QUILT

          Tuesday, October 29, 2013

          Tuesday ... Are there REALLY 52 Tuesdays a year??? WAIWO 10-29-13

          Surgery done! Man, do I love Versidd!!!!  If Versidd were a man, I'd marry him!

          Doctor (poor guy!  I told him he was the anaesthesiologist!!  He wasn't sure HOW to take that!) said that everything looks good. Still and all, they sent lumps, etc. to lab to make sure there was no cancer!

          Since then I have been sleeping - off and on - and more on than off!  With this lousy cold (yup, it finally decided it was a cold -  not an allergy!) I have been doing more sleeping than not.

          Oh yeah - and I was ALMOST late for my operation.  Somewhere on the paper I got (and the phone directions AND the hand written directions) it said that yes, the surgery was at 3 PM - but I was to show up at 1 PM to register and all.  Let me say - the staff there at Mercy was GOOD!  All forms completed, signed, and everything, along with IV in place, meeting anaesthesiologist, doc (again) and everyone on the team by 326.  What time did I actually arrive?  305 PM.  And, yes, they COULD have cancelled - but they didn't!  It has been a long time since I've been late for anything - but at ONE time - I was late for EVERYTHING!!!!!  And no, I'm NOT going to revert to then!

          Question is - how much of what is below did I do?  I went for surgery.  PERIOD!

          GO AND DO
          • DONE Dr for surgery

          Monday, October 28, 2013

          Design Wall for Week 43 - 10-28-13

          Bonnie Hunter's Holy Toledo quilt with a different setting -
          needs blocks sewn together, setting triangles, and borders on

          Fall Pumpkin swap - actually done - has a stem - and I can't find my picture of the completed pumpkin.
          Needs to be mailed

          Improvisational placemat #1.  All 4 are completed (along with a "centerpiece") -
          now for the applique, backing and quilting!
          Baby Quilt #1 - STILL needs quilting - walking foot -
          SHOULD be easy.  God willing!

          Back to Square One Mystery quilt.
          Working one step  a day to hopefully catch up!  Need a more current picture but I don't have one!

          BUSY weekend - What I did!!! 10-25 to 10-27-13

          Thursday and Saturday night I worked hard - until 1230 each night - 1 AM on this........

          Holy Toledo by Bonnie Hunter
          (Blocks are DONE!)
           Then Friday night I worked on the Y seams on this.  Rest was a piece of cake! But oh those Y seams!
          Fall Pumpkin Swap - it's done - has stem on it.  Pieced pumpkin
           I also finished the 4th of the Improvisational quilts.  This little exercise was in response to a Color challenge that Vickie Welsh did.  She had shown a picture (by Seurat???) of a woman sitting in a chair - like in a sidewalk cafe - Victorian era - and she had the full leg of mutton sleeves - and was watching the sidewalk as people walked by.  The colors were as below and somehow this came to my mind in response to the painting.  The Improvisational quilt is supposed to help me free up my mind so that I'm not as restrictive as I usually am.  However - you can see (these are out of order) the progression from a rectangular shape to eventually a more trapezoidal shape.  Yes, these ARE placemats - no two the same in color, makeup of pieces used, shape (although 3 do come close!)  And no - they are NOT finished - along with this improvisational background, I want to applique (even with MY skills :(  ) a white plate with a single "taster" helping of fruit on it.  And when time comes to quilt - I think I want to use a combination of McTavishing (on the plate and again on the fruit - to emphasize it's fullness) and something else - not sure exactly what!  It is unbelievable the amount of time I spend on these 4 agonizing over my choices!




          It's Monday - and I feel yucky! WAIWO 10-28-13

          I felt yucky enough I spent most of day in bed - sneezing, coughing, using up a year's supply of tissue - and then some!  Ugh!

          GO AND DO

          • DONE Post office
          HOUSE - 
          GARDEN
          STUDIES - This is a repeat of last week - with additions.  I will add more as week wears on.
          • LIFE SKILLS
            • Tasks
              • DONE Menues
            KITCHEN
            • DEHYDRATE
              • DONE herbs
            • DONE MAKE MENUES for the week (do Monday)
            QUILT
            • DONE STASH REPORT (do Sunday)
            • DONE DESIGN WALL (do Monday)

            Menues for WB 10-28-13

            MONDAY
            B:Couscous, brown sugar
            L:loaded baked potato
            D:tuna croquettes, greens, tomato salad, rice
            TUESDAY
            B:No meal
            L:no meal
            D:Pasta and cheese, greens,
            WEDNESDAY
            B:toast and cream cheese
            L:peanut butter/cheddar spread on Sandwich
            D:Chicken stew with veggies
            THURSDAY
            B:Rolled Oats, sugar, milk
            L:Carrot, raisin, apple salad
            D:Crock pea soup, whole grain rolls
            FRIDAY
            B:homemade granola
            L:Casserole - leftovers
            D:Apple chicken, baked potatoes, baked squash, greens
            SATURDAY
            B:Cinnamon rolls
            L:Lima bean cholent, Sweet potatoes tzimmes,
            D:Turkey meat loaf (skip the egg)
            SUNDAY
            B:cinnamon toast
            L:turkey burger
            D:leftovers
            MONDAY
            B:Corn meal mush
            L:Kale soup
            D:Beany burritos, rice,















            Goals for WB 10-27-13

            GO AND DO
            • DONE Dr for surgery
            • DONE Call Dr re cold
            • DONE Post Office
            • DONE Library (books and DVDs return)
            • DONE Menues
            • DONE Take some new pix of local areas - PUHLEASE!
            HOUSE - 
              • ZONE 3 
                • Bath
                  • DONE WHB
                • Laundry Room
                  •  DONE WHB
                • Sewing Room
                  • DONE WHB
                • Study
              • ZONE 4 
                • BR - 
                  •  Zone 
                    • DONE Fingerprint Patrol
                    • DONE WHB
              • ZONE 5 
                • LR - 
                  • ZONE
                    • Declutter flat surfaces
                      • DONE decorations
                      • DONE paper stuff
                    • DONE Detailed vacuuming
                    • DONE Dust decorative things
                    • DONE Look up - tops of stuff
                  • DONE WHB 
              GARDEN  Stayed out of garden - VERY nasty cold, cold weather - and OUCHY places on me that underwent surgery!

              KITCHEN
              • DEHYDRATE
                • DONE herbs
              • SOUPS (serving kept out for Monday - freeze the rest - portions)
                • DONE Kale soup with potatoes, sausage or other meat
              • BREAD
              • DONE MAKE MENUES for the week (do Monday)
              QUILT
              • DONE STASH REPORT (do Sunday)
              • DONE DESIGN WALL (do Monday)
              • PIECE 
                • worked on border - STILL need to figure out setting for blocks! Holy toledo (mine NEW one!!!!) Now to sew it together!
              • QOV
                  • DONE Block Drive - mail 
                • Swaps
                  • DONE Wendy's

              Stash Report for Week 43 - 10-27-13


              10-27-13 -Week 43 - Worked on Holy Toledo for the NEW quilt and have finished the blocks themselves.  Now working on border and sewing it together!  

              Also finished a Pumpkin table runner.  Pumpkin block swaps are ready to go (and I need to find out where I stashed the picture!) but all swaps on hold re mailing - until I have some $$ for postage!

              While I didn't spend a lot at shop hop re fabric (I do NOT want to count rulers in on this!) I still didn't recover all amount brought IN to my stash and have some still that NEEDS to go OUT of the stash!!!

              Used This Week: .933 yard
              Used This Month: 12.433 yard for October
              Used Year to Date: 23.513 yds./


              Added This Week: 0 yards
              Added This Month: 2.75 yards for October
              Added Year to Date: 38.34yards  
              Net Used for 2013: -14 .827 yards 

              Still not as much used as what I bought in!  HOWEVER am ALMOST done with Holy Toledo Flimsy! as well as 2 other table runners!

              Flimsy FINISH!!!! YAY!!!!

              Finished this one at Runnermania!  Halloween table runner!  Sure do like Bonnie H's suggestion of cutting all fabrics BEFORE class (so we can have the utmost concentration possible) and sewing while chatting AT class!

              As to the actual table runner itself - ummm - I have mixed feelings about it although the border DOES help A LOT!!!! It doesn't help that this turned out almost 75% different from what I imagined it would be!



              ALMOST had 2 or 3 others on flimsy finish - just not quite there!

              Yardage used - 2/3 yard plus 1/4 yard - and it does NOT have backing nor binding - and that is NOT added in - so what was used was 11/12 yard all told or .933333..... yards with very little left over!

              Friday, October 25, 2013

              Is it.... Can it REALLy be FRIDAY again? WAIWO 10-25-23

              Love this!  Went shopping and did all my running around!  Had a list - a long list of stuff I wanted - which I abbreviated A LOT at the grocery store - but still had a MUST buy portion on the list.  One of the MUST buy items was eggs.  I remembered eggs as I drove out my drive - and double checked to make sure it was on my list!  Remembered eggs again at the library - and triple checked - yup! on my list!  Remembered eggs as I walked into the grocery store.  Got home and unpacked everything and put it away.  Went to make dinner - and to make challah.  No eggs!

              So - how could I remember so many times and make sure to NOT forget eggs, have a list and all - and STILL manage to forget them!  Ugh!

              Went to Open sew Fri eve - stayed until 11 PM when I hit my wall and had to go home. (Open sew open THAT night until Midnight - last midnight open sew for the year!)  Wheeled my roll along sewing machine carrier and boxes and bags inside.  DID manage to put the roll along away.  Left all else where it was!  Went to bed - slept until 3 AM - got up, got in my PJs, turned off extra lights and went back to bed.  slept late Sat morn!

              GO AND DO
              • Post Office
              • DONE List of foods to get
              • DONE Grocery shopping
              • DONE Library (books and DVDs return)
              • DONE Call Lynn re sales on chicken and boneless chicken breasts
              • DONE Open Sew
              HOUSE - 
              • ZONE 3 
                • Study
                  • Declutter 5 minute room rescue x 1
              GARDEN
              • HARVEST
                • DONE Sweet potatoes
              • CLEAR 
                • all areas - ready for tree limb removal
              STUDIES - 
              • RUSSIAN
                • Lesson 17
                  • DONE R
              KITCHEN
              QUILT
              • QUILT
                • SLICE AND DICE DAY (Monday)
                  • HOLD on Oranges, Greens, Blues, Yellows (Golden) for new mystery
                  • Slice and dice - 
                    • Some DONE blacks
                • Bonnie Hunter re-play quilt cam day (Wednesday)
                • PIECE all blocks completed!!! Holy toledo (mine NEW one!!!!)
                • SWAPS
                  • QOV
                    • Hold Big Block Drive - mail 
                  PIECE
                   
                  • DONE Improv - applique

                • Going to Open Sew tonight..........6-midnight
                  • DONE Improv - 1
                  • DONE - worked on them Pumpkin blocks 

                Thursday, October 24, 2013

                Thursday - Oh me, oh my! WAIWO 10-24-13

                GO AND DO
                HOUSE - 
                • ZONE 2 - 
                  • Kitchen
                    • DONE  Super fling
                    • DONE Countertops
                    • DONE the sink
                    • DONE Big appliances
                    • DONE Clean the refrig
                • ZONE 3 
                  • Bath
                    • DONE  WHB
                    • DONE  Super fling
                  • Laundry Room
                    • DONE WHB
                  • Sewing Room
                    • DONE WHB
                • ZONE 4 
                  • BR - 
                    •  Zone 
                      • DONE Look up
                      • DONE Look down (baseboards
                      • DONE Look around - flat surfaces
                GARDEN
                • HARVEST EVERYTHING that can be frostbitten!
                  • DONE Potatoes
                  • DONE Winter Radishes
                  • DONE Greens
                  • DONE Butterpeas
                • CLEAR
                • FERTILIZE
                • OTHER
                STUDIES - This is a repeat of last week - with a couple of additions
                • RELIGION
                  • Rosh Hodesh
                    • DONE JH&F 35-44
                • SCIENCE
                • THE EARTH
                  • Thread of Life (TOL)
                    • DONE TOL 58-60
                • MATH
                • LIFE SKILLS
                  • Tasks
                    • DONE - mostly Zone 4
                    • DONE - in partWHB
                  •  OY 
                    • DONE Ch. 28, 119-123
                • CREATIVE WRITING 
                • RUSSIAN
                  • Lesson 17
                    • DONE W
                • ART - 
                • MUSIC
                KITCHEN
                • DEHYDRATE
                  • DONE Tomatoes ripe and green, large and small and mini!
                • BREAD
                  • DONE whole wheat bread 
                QUILT
                • SLICE AND DICE DAY (Monday)
                  • HOLD on Oranges, Greens, Blues, Yellows (Golden) for new mystery
                  • Slice and dice - 
                    • DONE - at least some blacks
                • Bonnie Hunter re-play quilt cam day (Wednesday)
                • PIECE all blocks completed!!! Holy toledo (mine NEW one!!!!)
                • SWAPS
                • QOV
                  • Hold Big Block Drive - mail 

                Wednesday, October 23, 2013

                Oh good grief! It's Wednesday, Isn't it! WAIWO 10-23-13

                I love versidd!  It's an anaesthetic that in combination with another anaesthetic gives me the BEST nap!  Best part - when I wake up, whatever procedure there was - is ALL OVER!!  Yeehaw!

                Along with this - tests thus far have been negative.  Today was the endoscopy and another procedure (which I do not want to discuss!) Slept right through  both of them!  A FAR FAR better change than the last time I had both procedures - when I had NO anaesthetic, NO pain killers - NADA!  Just me and the procedure - MAN I hated that!

                Anyway - home from there - and all I've done is sleep, eat, drink and sleep some more!  As for anything else?  - it all goes on tomorrow's!

                GO AND DO
                • DONE Dr for procedure
                QUILT
                • Bonnie Hunter re-play quilt cam day (Wednesday)
                  • My sister blocks

                Tuesday, October 22, 2013

                Tuesday, Tuesday - oh what shall I do???!!!! WAIWO 10-22-13

                GO AND DO

                • DONE Walmart
                HOUSE - 
                  • ZONE 2 - 
                    • Kitchen
                      • DONE Super fling
                  • ZONE 3 
                    • Bath
                      • DONE Super fling
                  GARDEN
                  STUDIES - This is a repeat of last week - with a couple of additions
                  KITCHEN
                  • DEHYDRATE
                    • DONE Tomatoes
                    • DONE peppers (hot) 
                    • DONE greens (turnip)
                    • DONE greens (mustard)
                    • DONE herbs
                    • and anything else I can think of!
                  • FREEZE 
                  • SOUPS (serving kept out for Monday - freeze the rest - portions)
                  • BREAD
                  QUILT
                  • PIECE 
                    • WORKED ON IT Holy toledo (mine NEW one!!!!)

                  Monday, October 21, 2013

                  Monday.... Monday - Oh the Shame of it all! It's Monday Again! WAIWO 10-21-13


                  Holy toledo quilt - pattern by Bonnie Hunter.
                  The cat (Widget) LOVES the quilt - and is NOT about to move!

                  GO AND DO
                  HOUSE - 
                    • ZONE 4 
                      • BR - 
                        •  Zone 
                          • DONE Flip mattress
                    GARDEN
                    • CLEAR
                    • FERTILIZE
                    • OTHER
                    STUDIES - This is a repeat of last week - with a couple of additions
                    • RELIGION
                      • Rosh Hodesh
                    • SCIENCE
                      • WOP (World of plants)
                        • DONE WOP 3 graphics
                    • THE EARTH
                      • Thread of Life (TOL)
                        • DONE TOL 54-57
                    • MATH
                    • LIFE SKILLS
                      • Tasks
                        • DONE Zone 4
                        • DONE Menues
                      •  OY 
                    • CREATIVE WRITING 
                    • RUSSIAN
                      • Lesson 17
                        • DONE M
                    • ART - 
                    • MUSIC
                    KITCHEN
                    • DEHYDRATE
                      • DONE tomatillos
                      • DONE beans
                      • DONE peppers (sweet)
                      • DONE herbs
                    • FREEZE 
                    • SOUPS (serving kept out for Monday - freeze the rest - portions)
                      • DONE Corn Chowder soup
                    • BREAD
                      • DONE whole wheat bread
                    • DONE MAKE MENUES for the week (do Monday)
                    QUILT
                    • DONE Stash REPORT (do Sunday)
                    • DONE DESIGN WALL (do Monday)
                    • SLICE AND DICE DAY (Monday)
                    • PIECE 
                      • worked on it Holy toledo (mine NEW one!!!!)

                    Design Wall for Week 42, 10-21-13



                    Improv placemat (and yes, I forgot to take a picture of this AGAIN!) -
                     hope to get this done this week and ready for final quilting!~

                    Yellow Brick Road baby quilt - will be FMQ - and I'm scared silly of that!

                    Baby Quilt #1 - I need update of this - needs finish quilting and binding

                    Holy Toledo - this is a very fun quilt to do!
                    The pattern for the quilt is by Bonnie Hunter -
                    and is published in her book
                      Scraps &Shirttails II: Continuing the Art of Quilting Green


                    Pumpkin swap - needs updated pictures!
                    I DEFINITELY need updated pictures!  Did decide though to NOT put a face on the pumpkins!
                    though I could pin one on if I wished for Halloween!

                    Menu for WB 10-21-13

                    MONDAY
                    B: Oatmeal and raisins
                    L: corn chowder
                    D: turkey burger, Rice, stewed tomatoes (southern style)
                    TUESDAY
                    B: Waffle
                    L: tossed salad
                    D:tomato salad, penne noodles and cheese, greens
                    WEDNESDAY
                    B:no meal
                    L:no meal
                    D: Chicken noodle Soup, with veggies
                    THURSDAY
                    B: Couscous
                    L: Casserole
                    D: Stir fry
                    FRIDAY
                    B: French toast
                    L: Stir fry leftovers
                    D:Meatloaf with baked squash, garden veggies
                    SATURDAY
                    B: Coffeecake
                    L: Chili
                    D: Turnip greens with meat (chicken, ground turkey?),
                    SUNDAY
                    B: Scrambled egg with toast, pepper
                    L:Meatloaf sandwich
                    D: leftovers
                    MONDAY
                    B: Toasted Oatmeal
                    L: Chili
                    D: Nahit with rice

                    Goals for WB Sunday, 10-20-13

                    GO AND DO
                    • DONE Walmart
                    • DONE Dr for procedure
                    • DONE Post Office
                    • DONE Library (books and DVDs return)
                    • DONE Open Sew
                    • DONE Sewing class (Runnermania)
                    • DONE Groceries
                    • DONE Menues
                    • DONE Call Lynn re sales
                    HOUSE - 
                      • ZONE 2 - 
                        • Kitchen
                          • DONE  Super fling
                          • DONE Countertops
                          • DONE the sink
                          • DONE Big appliances
                        • Dining Area
                      • ZONE 3 
                        • Bath
                          • DONE WHB
                          • DONE Super fling
                        • Laundry Room
                          • DONE WHB
                        • Sewing Room
                          • DONE WHB
                        • Study
                      • ZONE 4 
                        • BR - 
                          •  Zone 
                            • DONE Look up
                            • DONE Look down (baseboards
                            • DONE Look around - flat surfaces
                            • DONE Flip mattress
                      • ZONE 5 
                        • LR - 
                          • WHB 
                      GARDEN
                      • HARVEST EVERYTHING that can be frostbitten!
                        • DONE Potatoes
                        • DONE Sweet Potatoes
                        • DONE Winter Radishes
                        • DONE Greens
                        • DONE Butterpeas
                      STUDIES - This is a repeat of last week - with a couple of additions
                      • RELIGION
                        • Rosh Hodesh
                          • DONE JW 249-251
                          • DONE JH&F 35-44
                      • SCIENCE
                        • WOP (World of plants)
                          • DONE WOP 3 graphics
                      • THE EARTH
                        • Thread of Life (TOL)
                          • DONE TOL 54-57
                          • DONE 58-60
                      • MATH
                      • LIFE SKILLS
                        • Tasks
                          • DONE Zone 4
                          • DONE Menues
                          • DONE WHB
                        •  OY 
                          • DONE Ch. 28, 119-123
                        • EFS
                          • DONE Chapter 2
                      • CREATIVE WRITING 
                      • RUSSIAN
                        • Lesson 17
                          • DONE M
                          • DONE T
                          • DONE W
                          • DONE R
                      • ART - 
                      • MUSIC
                      KITCHEN
                      • DEHYDRATE
                        • DONE  tomatillos
                        • DONE beans
                        • DONE  peppers (sweet)
                        • DONE greens (turnip and mustard)
                        • DONE herbs
                      • FREEZE 
                      • SOUPS (serving kept out for Monday - freeze the rest - portions)
                        • DONE Corn Chowder soup
                      • BREAD
                        • DONE whole wheat bread 
                      • DONE MAKE MENUES for the week (do Monday)
                      QUILT
                      • DONE Stash REPORT (do Sunday)
                      • DONE DESIGN WALL (do Monday)
                      • SLICE AND DICE DAY (Monday)
                        • DONE blacks (some)
                      • MACHINE QUILT DAY
                      • PIECE 
                        • DONE Improv - applique
                        • DONE - all blocks completed.  Now to sew it together! Holy toledo (mine NEW one!!!!)
                      • SWAPS
                        • DONE Pumpkin fall block swap (with or without faces?)
                      • QOV
                        • on hold until I get $$ to mail Block Drive - mail 

                      Stash Report for Week 42, Sunday, Oct. 20

                      10-20-13 -Week 42 - 
                      Worked on Holy Toledo for the NEW quilt. I have quite a few blocks done.  Maybe 20 out of 40 needed for the center.STILL haven't finished up any more quilts!

                      BUT went to Shop Hop this last Week (Friday) and did manage to restrain myself - or at least my pocketbook did!

                      Used This Week: 0 yard
                      Used This Month: 2.5 yard for October
                      Used Year to Date: 22.58  yds


                      Added This Week: 2.75 yards
                      Added This Month: 2.75 yards for October
                      Added Year to Date: 38.34yards

                      Net Used for 2013:- 13.01 = -15.76 yards

                      Friday, October 18, 2013

                      Friday - YAY!!!! Weekend coming up! WAIWO 10-18-13


                      GO AND DO
                      Shop Hop with Lynn and Sherri.  We covered only 3 shops instead of 9, ate lunch at a pizza place that was fantastic!!!! in Shelburne Falls, MA - can't remember the name - but do remember where it is for when I go back sometime!  Pizza was fantastic and piping hot!  My tastebuds are only now beginning to recover!!!!  The quilt shop there was small - but CROWDED!  I got a FQ and puzzle piece for the mystery quilt  there when I had them stamp my "passport".  I bought 5 FQs which were a really great price and registered for just about every drawing there was!

                      Second place we visited was Southhampton Quilts - where they had a LOT of food - sandwiches, treats and just about everything! Wish I had realized there would be food - although I'm glad we had pizza!  I got a ruler for a good price that they were demonstrating - one I have been drooling over for some time!  Would have loved to get more fabric - but there were other places we were going to visit - although it was very doubtful we would be able to visit them all!

                      Third place (and the last one) was in Chicopee and definitely one where the line forms.  Of course we each recieved another FQ there and mystery directions.  I immediately found the 40-50% off table - and promptly fell in love with one fabric - with only enough $$$ to buy one yard.  So got that.  We then came back and said goodbye.

                      All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed myself.  I'm not sure whether Lynn and Sherrie did though they said they did.  I do know Lynn had hoped to buy curtain fabric - but bought only a basket kit and a FQ or two.  Sherri didn't get anything.  I did enjoy going with them though - a lot!

                      As for next year - hmmm - I may go although I want to make sure I have some money set aside by then.  

                      At any rate, after saying goodbye, I came in sat down on my bed, took off my shoes.... and woke up about 930 PM!  Ate dinner and went back to bed!  Now WHY I should be so tired when all I did was walk through several buildings - I have NO idea!  Had fun though!

                      Thursday, October 17, 2013

                      Thursday.... only ONE more day til Friday! WAIWO 10-17-13

                      Whew!  Finally - this is Friday morning and I've been trying to add pix since Wednesday (or Tuesday!) with NO success!

                      Anyway - these are 8 blocks for the Holy Toledo quilt of Bonnie's
                      For some wierd reason - every time I try to add pictures, I keep getting a "Lost connection to server" notice.  Yet this does NOT seem to bother any of the posts I send!  Hmmmm!  I wonder if by chance I have finally reached the picture limit!  If so - then I need to remove some pix - after cleaning out the cache of temporary picture files, of course.  Wanted to show off some of the Holy Toledo blocks I made - as well as some of the other things I've done.  Unfortunately the "lost connection" doesn't care - won't let me show off at all!

                      Then too - strangest thing - I got server error 400 - everytime I tried to go back to my blog. This went on ALL day.  Finally tonight when the computer didn't want to let me on - I did a search and find to find out what my apparent addy is NOW!  This has happened before!  NO idea why!  So anyway - I'm back on.  Problem is - I STILL can't add pictures!  Ugh!

                      Not going to post for tomorrow - but may Saturday - not sure!  it is now 1006 PM (most of post was pre 8 AM!!!) - and I'm sleepy.  In fact, if I yawn any wider, I'll fall off my chair!  G'nite all!

                      GO AND DO
                      HOUSE - 
                        • ZONE 1
                          • Front porch 
                          • Entrance
                          • Side Porch
                          • Back Stairs
                        • ZONE 2 - 
                          • Kitchen
                          • Dining Area
                        • ZONE 3 
                          • Bath
                            • DONE Zone
                          • Laundry Room
                            • DONE WHB
                          • Sewing Room
                            • DONE WHB
                          • Study
                            • DONE Zone
                        • ZONE 4 
                          • BR - 
                            •  DONE WHB
                        • ZONE 5 
                          • LR - 
                            • WHB 
                        GARDEN
                        • HARVEST EVERYTHING that can be frostbitten!Basil
                        • CLEAR
                        • FERTILIZE
                        • OTHER
                        STUDIES - Will be posted on Sunday - or later today - whichever!
                        • RELIGION
                          • Rosh Hodesh
                        • SCIENCE
                          • WOP (World of plants)
                        • THE EARTH
                          • Thread of Life (TOL)
                        • MATH
                        • LIFE SKILLS
                          • Tasks
                            • DONE Zone 3
                            • Some is  DONE WHB
                          •  OY 
                        • CREATIVE WRITING
                        • RUSSIAN
                        • ART - 
                        • MUSIC
                        KITCHEN
                        • DEHYDRATE
                        QUILT
                        • PIECE 
                          • Worked on this Holy toledo (mine NEW one!!!!)
                        • SWAPS
                        • SEWING

                        Tuesday, October 15, 2013

                        Wednesday - yeehaw! Made it so far - all downhill from here! WAIWO 10-16-13


                        (have been trying to post picture of the Holy Toledo quilt thus far (8 blocks worth! - which is 1/10 of the whole quilt!) but I keep losing server connection!  Grrrr!  Will post ASAICann!)

                        Question here - WHY is it I wake up at beastly hours of the morning - alarm clock NOT going off - or really even set!  And then an hour or two later, I'm ready for a nap?????  Yawn!)

                        Funny thing happens when I take my study books to the doctor's office or for xrays, etc. - within less than 5 minutes, I'm shown to a room, given whatever test, xrayed - whatever.  NO WAITING!  Which is GREAT - except - I had really counted on the waiting so I could use that time for study!  Can you see how saaaad I am about this???  :D

                        Went to Walmart too!  Amazing how fast money goes!  I had $90 - well.... 87.50 when I got there.  Got othotics for my feet (plantar fascitis and FLAT arches!), kitty litter, meds, more meds - actually calcium and glucosamine chondroitin, even more meds- actually allergy meds - and Oh my!  had only enough for a big block of cheese and $5 left over!  No chicken this week!  Thank you feet!  Anyway - redesigned menu through Sunday - pancake night tonight, Thurs is dairy - so probably mac and cheese.  Buy the buy 1/get 1 free pound rolls of Jennie O ground turkey - one becomes turkeyloaf - that's Friday!  And homemade bread to go with dinner too! And Sat eve - tuna patties!  

                        Veggies I raise - so have that.  Fruit is a bit sparse - but IF I have any of the WW bread left - think bread pudding - with raisins!  And lemon sauce!  Oh yum!  Otherwise - think cake or gingerbread (which I prefer!!!!) 


                        GO AND DO
                        • DONE Lab work - EKG and Chest X ray
                        • DONE Post Office - mail Wendy's swap as well as pumpkin fall blocks
                        • DONE Library.  Print out remainder of stuff
                        HOUSE - 
                        • ZONE 3 
                          • Bath
                            • Zone
                          • Study
                            • Declutter
                            • Zone
                        GARDEN
                        • HARVEST EVERYTHING that can be frostbitten!
                          • These need to air a bit - some dry, but damp Butterpeas
                          • Still green - I want the dried pods Lima Beans
                        STUDIES - 
                        • RELIGION
                          • Rosh Hodesh
                        • SCIENCE
                          • CB (Coloring book - college level)
                        • THE EARTH
                          • Thread of Life (TOL)
                        • MATH
                        • LIFE SKILLS
                          • Tasks
                          •  OY 
                        • CREATIVE WRITING 
                        • RUSSIAN
                          • Lesson 17
                            • DONE W
                        • ART - 
                        • MUSIC
                        KITCHEN
                        • DEHYDRATE
                        • SOUPS (serving kept out for Monday - freeze the rest - portions)
                        • BREAD
                        QUILT
                        • PIECE 
                        • SWAPS
                        • SEWING
                        MENU
                        DONE Fried eggs, toast
                        DONE L sandwich
                        DONE D Stir fry

                        Monday, October 14, 2013

                        Tuesday - want it to be the weekend - ALREADY! 10-15-13 WAIWO


                        It was SOOOOOOOO nice for the day to be Monday and Columbus Day (day off here in MA!).  Sure wish it were today all over again!  LOL

                        It feels like I was gone ALL day!!!!  sigh!!!!

                        Library for my science research (I don't have a printer currently - I killed it!) and printed out some patterns for me to use in quilting.  Home in the garden hopefully  to finish up tomatoes etc. -= except they are still blooming and SLOWWWWWLY turning red - peppers and eggplant and okra also making up their minds what to do, but plants look good! Beans, butterpeas, limas - I picked purple beans - blooming again, of course!  Butterpeas and limas - in various stages of pods drying except butterpeas - I have to watch or they will mold - turned the plants again (they're VERY top heavy!) but they aren't quite ready to be pulled and hung - too many green pods! same goes for the limas! (I prefer dried limas to shelling the green things!)

                        Tried to talk my neighbour into taking raspberries, grapes (I have one volunteer from my own seedless grape!).  She says yes - and will plant it at their cabin in the country (If I had a nearby cabin - I DON'T think I would live in the city!)  Other neighbour not interested in plants (I offered!)

                        Ummm - did some of my studies - but am behind again!  didn't complete them.  DID sew on Holy Toledo new quilt - and the blocks are SOOOOOOOOOO cute!!!!!!  Need to do a good press on them and take pix (I found my camera!) - and then will post.  Also - will post pix on some of the other quilty things I've been working on!


                        GO AND DO
                        • DONE Post office - mail swaps!
                        • DONE Library
                        HOUSE 
                        GARDEN
                        • HARVEST EVERYTHING that can be frostbitten!  Everything is taking its sweet time now!  Harvesting one time a week and even then there may not be anything nearly ready!
                          • DONE Okra
                          • DONE Tomatoes
                          • DONE Peppers
                          • DONE Hot Peppers
                          • DONE Eggplant
                          • DONE Beans
                        • CLEAR Still blooming plants - although I believe that it will frost before fruits set!
                        • FERTILIZE
                        • OTHER
                        STUDIES - 
                        • RELIGION
                          • Rosh Hodesh
                        • SCIENCE
                          • WOP (World of plants)
                        • THE EARTH
                          • Thread of Life (TOL)
                        • MATH
                        • LIFE SKILLS
                          • Tasks
                          •  OY 
                          • EFS
                        • CREATIVE WRITING 
                        • RUSSIAN
                          • Lesson 17
                            • DONE T
                        • ART - 
                        • MUSIC
                        KITCHEN
                        • DEHYDRATE
                          • fresh eating only Tomatoes
                          • DIDN'T HARVEST ANY - WILL THOUGH! tomatillos
                          • fresh eating only beans
                          • fresh eating only eggplant
                          • fresh eating only peppers (sweet)
                          • fresh eating only - chili rellenos!!!! peppers (hot) 
                        • FREEZE 
                          • DONE okra
                        • SOUPS (serving kept out for Monday - freeze the rest - portions)
                          • DONE  tossed salad
                          • DONE  fish chowder
                        • BREAD
                        QUILT
                        • THAT HUGE PILE OVER THERE - AKA THE MENDING PILE!
                        • MACHINE QUILT DAY (Tuesday - cause it isn't happening Friday for sure!)
                        • PIECE 
                          • Worked on this quite a bit Holy toledo (mine NEW one!!!!)
                        MENU
                        DONE Waffles
                        DONE tossed salad with all kinds of stuff!, Bleu cheese dressing
                        DONE D Grinder with roast beef on half, turkey on other half, LOTS of tomatoes, hot peppers, olives, onions - no were wolves tonight!

                        Design Wall for Week 41 - 10-14-13

                        First of all - there are a couple of pictures I want to replace - because I'm more along than the picture shows!  Secondly, there are a couple of projects who do NOT have pictures on here - mostly because I haven't taken them yet and I can't find the bloomin' camera!!!!  when I do - I'll post the pictures!

                        Another thing too - although these are presented here - and I would LIKE to get them all done - considering the other things on my plate (end of garden, subst. teaching, medical tests, and my own home-grown/assigned studies) I will be doing very good to get a fraction of this completed!!!!  These are what I am aiming for however!

                        Oh yeah - one more thing - I have this HUGE pile, essentially in a basket - eons old.  I believe someone once called it the MENDING pile!  Need to see what I can do to that this week as well!!!

                        Improvisational placemats - these are presently in a state of being appliqued!
                        This picture will hopefully be replaced -WHEN I find my camera!
                        And then you might get an idea of what I have in mind!  This is being done by hand.

                        My Apple Cider quilt - that Wendy re-named from the
                        Sweet and Sassy by Evelyn Sloppy - to Apple cider quilt
                        This will be FMQ - IF I get the other done!

                        The OTHER quilt - this one has to be done first - and needs the walking foot.  
                        STILL!
                        This is aka Baby Quilt #1 .  Wednesday's project!

                        Hurricane Sandy - and I STILL have no idea what I want to do - I do want the feeling of the hurricane force - MAYBE - but then more probably - to have a feeling of safety from the wind and hurricane force.

                        QOV blocks - this is the last weekend for me.  Have more blocks than this - and will put in an update picture later in the week.  What's done will be sent on Friday.

                        Arizona Skies.  This was for a class - and the quilt was knkown as Tequila Buzz until I came up with my color scheme.  All of which colors remind me (A LOT) of the colors I saw in Arizona when I was there.  Want to finish this one up!


                        Yup - it's the Update!  On FRIDAY no less!!!
                        Holy Toledo - the first 8 blocks (I have more).
                        This is a quilt by Bonnie Hunter in her book Scraps and Shirttails II
                        Another picture - one of Holy toledo quilt by Bonnie Hunter - will be shown as update - WHEN I find my camera!!!!  This one I am working on - and focusing on a lot more than the Arizona Skies quilt.

                        Stash Report for Week 41 - 10-12-13

                        My cabinet of strips of various sizes - somewhat contained.
                        This however is ignoring the HUGE box of fabrics I'm still slowly - VERY slowly -
                        going through and slicing and dicing as I go! There are quite a few quilts in each of the drawers - example - the 2.5 strip drawer will make AT LEAST 4 more quilts - I think all queen size.  Then there are the other drawers too!
                        10-13-13 -Week 41 -

                        Worked on swaps, the house and mostly my studies this week.  Have the big HSTs done on Holy Toledo for the NEW quilt (I have all the small  HST's DONE courtesy of a swap last year!)  STILL haven't finished up any more quilts!  So the figures show the same as last week!

                        Used This Week: 0 yard
                        Used This Month: 2.5 yard for October
                        Used Year to Date: 22.58  yds./

                        Added This Week: 0 yards
                        Added This Month: 0 yards for October
                        Added Year to Date: 35.59 yards

                        Net Used for 2013:- 13.01 yards

                        Sunday, October 13, 2013

                        Monday - Day 2 - and BACK to work! AGAIN! WAIWO 10-14-13

                        Yup!  I forgot all about Columbus day until last night! And, of course, this explains why I kept hearing parade music.  Thought I was losing my marbles - or at any rate, what's left of them!

                        (Imaginary picture here - of Bonnie Hunter's Holy Toledo Quilt!  I have the LARGE HST's done!  See?  Aren't they pretty????_

                        Regardless - I've got a bunch of things to do - and hope like crazy to get at least MOST of them done!  More later as I go through my day!

                        Also - quilted with Wendy for a while.  Had MAJOR problems with Skype sound!!!!

                        GO AND DO

                        HOUSE - 
                        GARDEN
                        STUDIES - Will be posted on Sunday - or later today - whichever!
                        • RELIGION
                          • Rosh Hodesh
                        • SCIENCE
                          • WOP (World of plants)
                        • THE EARTH
                          • Thread of Life (TOL)
                        • MATH
                        • LIFE SKILLS
                          • Tasks
                          •  OY 
                        • CREATIVE WRITING 
                        • RUSSIAN
                          • Lesson 17
                            • DONE M
                        • ART - 
                        • MUSIC
                        KITCHEN
                        QUILT
                        • DONE DESIGN WALL (do Monday)
                        • DONE STASH REPORT
                        • SLICE AND DICE DAY (Monday)
                          • DONE Greens bag
                          • DONE Any greens I find in the bin!
                        • PIECE 
                          • DONE - the HSTs that is! Holy toledo (mine NEW one!!!!)
                        • SWAPS

                        Saturday, October 12, 2013

                        Sunday - the First day of the week WAIWO

                        Yup - know I've shown this many times - still one of my favorite pix !
                        GO AND DO
                        HOUSE - 
                        GARDEN
                        STUDIES - 

                        KITCHEN
                        • SOUPS (serving kept out for Monday - freeze the rest - portions)
                          • DONE "Real Island" fish chowder
                        • BREAD
                          •  DONE whole wheat bread 
                        QUILT
                        • PIECE 
                          • Big HSTs ready to sew!  Holy toledo (mine NEW one!!!!)
                        • SWAPS

                        Goals for the upcoming week - WB 10-13-13


                        GO AND DO
                        • DONE Walmart
                        • DONE Lab work - EKG and Chest X ray
                        • DONE Post Office
                        • DONE Library (books and DVDs return)
                        HOUSE - 
                          • ZONE 1
                            • Front porch 
                            • Entrance
                            • Side Porch
                            • Back Stairs
                          • ZONE 2 - 
                            • Kitchen
                            • Dining Area
                          • ZONE 3 
                            • Bath
                              • DONE Zone
                            • Laundry Room
                              • DONE WHB
                            • Sewing Room
                              • DONE WHB
                            • Study
                              • DONE WHB
                          • ZONE 4 
                            • BR - 
                              •  DONE WHB
                          • ZONE 5 
                            • LR - 
                          GARDEN
                          • HARVEST EVERYTHING that can be frostbitten!
                            • DONE Okra
                            • DONE - WELL - SOME OF THEM! Potatoes
                            • DONE Tomatoes
                            • DONE Tomatillos
                            • DONE Peppers
                            • DONE Hot peppers
                            • DONE Eggplant
                            • DONE Basil
                          • CLEAR
                          • FERTILIZE
                          • OTHER
                          STUDIES - 
                          • RELIGION
                            • Rosh Hodesh
                          • SCIENCE
                            • WOP (World of plants)
                            • CB (Coloring book - college level)
                          • THE EARTH
                            • Thread of Life (TOL)
                          • MATH
                          • LIFE SKILLS
                          • CREATIVE WRITING 
                            • DONE 11-1
                          • RUSSIAN
                            • Lesson 17
                              • DONE M
                              • DONE T
                              • DONE W
                          • ART - 
                          • MUSIC
                          KITCHEN
                          • DEHYDRATE
                          • FREEZE 
                          • SOUPS (serving kept out for Monday - freeze the rest - portions)
                            • DONE Real Island Fish Chowder soup
                          • BREAD
                            •  DONE whole wheat bread 
                          • DONE MAKE MENUES (do Monday)
                          QUILT
                          • DONE  REPORT (do Sunday)
                          • DONE DESIGN WALL (do Monday)
                          • SLICE AND DICE DAY (Monday)
                            • DONE most of them! Greens bag
                            • DONE Any greens I find in the bin!
                          • MACHINE QUILT DAY 
                          • PIECE 
                            • HSTs done - large and small.  Eight blocks completed! Holy toledo (mine NEW one!!!!)
                          • SWAPS
                          • SEWING
                          • QOV

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