Friday, December 30, 2016

Almost New Year

Been a bad year for me. no sewing get up and go. No finishes other than the house and yard. Which that took a long time. Illness that is righting itself, but hey that has taken longer than I cared for.

The one good thing is waiting on baby. She has been stubborn and not ready to show up yet. It will happen when she is ready.

I hope the new year will be good for all of you . I am going to start purging old pots and pans and getting things ready for taxes. That will be upon us before we know it. Also In all the house upheaval I have misplaced my blank checks. Gotta find them or order some new and then I will find them. Just little things.

No resolutions and no goals. I never meet them. Just try and be a nice person. Chris

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas

So much was going on yesterday I didn't get any pictures taken at all. They all got here and we continued to cook until about 1 pm.

7 pizzas and cheesy garlic bread and a big pasta dish. Lots of leftovers for them to take home. The cleanup came and I was wore out. I was up cooking at 5:30am in the morning.

Everyone was real happy with what they got and they had leftovers to feed their families today also. But my oldest Granddaughter decided she wasn't loved and she moved out of her Dad's house. Destroyed us all. Dad fought in court for years and My husband and I have bent over backwards to help. 17 years old and the boyfriend means more to her than her family. He is in the service and not around.

We are walking in a bad dream right now. She is so close to being 18 and on her own it is scary.

So I am not sure what will happen today. I need to find something to keep me busy. Hope you are having  great Christmas. Chris

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Will wonders never sees

 I did some hand work. I started to want to do something again. These are hexies that are 1/2 inch on each side. If I make several of these to this stage them I have something to add to my larger piece.
I will get the rest of this one done tonight. They have to have a row of them in the  tan around them to be the smaller flowers in the design I am doing. 

We got packages wrapped today, Groceries bought yesterday, run to the bank and I even went out and got my hair cut. So things are starting to fall into place. I will prep tomorrow for the pizzas.

I make an Italian bread recipe and use it for the crust. Then I also use it for the Italian loaves, but I cut them and add garlic butter with Mozzarella Cheese and place in the oven for the cheese to melt. The kids love it. We are eating about noon. 

Tomorrow I have some picking up to do and then it will be ready to get up and do my baking Sat. morning. 

Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah.  Chris

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Little Miss tattle tail can't go shopping anymore

Autumn can't go Christmas shopping anymore because she goes home and tells everyone what was bought for them. So she came to Grandma's house to play by herself.  So we got the computer out and played on Nik Jr. 

She plays games on tablets and phones.  but the computer is a little different. She was so wide eyed soaking it all up. She was using the wireless mouse. She needs help yet, but it won't take long. 

They are like a sponge at this age. Chris

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

I want, I want, I want

This morning up early. Just couldn't lay there anymore. I think I had a dream and it woke me up.

I have gotten catalogs for sewing products n the mail of late. Also looking at Pinterest I have sen things and I keep think I want that.H--L I don't use what I have. LOL

What I need is motivation. I think I have come up with an idea for Summer stitching on the porch. That would be for hexies. Most of the day it is in the shade, but gets a good breeze.

Yesterday it occurred to me that I need to get my behind working again. Not out of the house, but with the housework and quilting and sewing I need to get done.

I have lost almost 30 lbs since being ill and I need to work on some alterations to a few things I can wear for awhile.

Off to make another cup of coffee and also to see if I can get a jacket zipper put into a coat for one of the girls. I hate jacket and coat zippers. Chris  

Monday, December 19, 2016

Busy today

Mommy had a Doctor's appt. today and so we had two little girls for a couple hours. They each had a tray table and coloring books and were coloring. The problem was they both wanted the same colored crayon at the same time.   

Katie is growing up really fast. She is going to be a big sister soon. They have friends with new babies so we are in hopes she doesn't get to jealous. Autumn will be fine. She will be a little mother. Katie has Grandma's allergies and her face breaks out with new soaps and shampoos. So hopefully she grows out of some of that. My son has it also. 

I have been hibernating. We have had severe windchills below zero. I just figure if I stay in I won't be exposed to germs also. 

We are going to have a heatwave in the next few days. The temp highs will be in the 30's. Can't wait for this.

I have to go to the store in a couple days to buy all the food for the  Christmas Eve dinner we are having. Homemade Pizza for 13 people is a lot of oven time. 

Hope you are staying warm, Chris 

Thursday, December 15, 2016


There is a problem I have staying focused. I guess when I put something down and don't finish it I run into lots of unfinished work.

Part of my problem when I started all this was to make bed quilts. Well how many queen size quilts can a person handle to make in their life time?

I need to learn some time management skills. I have been getting up early and then I end up going back to bed for a couple hours. Part of the trouble I am up and down 3-5 times a night. Not  much good sleep happens then.

Well I will add to this in the morning.

Well this is 503 pm. Nothing to report other than really cold weather. I got up took a shower washed my sheets on my bed and with weather coming in tomorrow I was miserable and sat in the chair, get up and walk around and sit back down again.

I can't wait until it is bed time again. Then 2 hours later I will be up miserable again. This is going to be the rest of my life I am afraid. The one med that worked for me was discontinued because of serious side effects. Can't win for loosing.

Going to snack on something and see if I can get some handwork going. I have plenty of that. I wish I had a better chair to sit in. My chairs are nice, but they don't fit my back well. I keep changing chairs off and on all night.

Getting closer to Christmas everyday. I am going to attempt to make homemade pizza for everyone. They love the combination I make. I mentioned homemade pizza and they said when should we be there.

Well hope you have a nice evening. Chris

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Where are they now?

I have done all this sewing and nothing finished, but where are they now? Since the house remodel and my Mother's illness and passing I am so disjointed and not sure what I have done and what is just a hot mess laying there. 

I really think I need to lock myself in this  room and get something done. Since this new baby is due in less than 9 days. I think she will be overdue. Time will tell.

They had a name picked out and last I heard they had changed their minds, but no new name that I have heard.

I think with it so cold out I will see what I can do about getting something done. Chris

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Just checking in

Snowing lightly here. Will for several more hours. We got 2 inches yesterday late afternoon.

I had a bad night last night and I know why. The day before we had the girls and I picked both of them up. Which sets me back a couple days as to how I feel. Today I am better, but the upside to all this is I have lost 20 lbs.

Awful way to loose weight by being sick. But it is getting better. Back to eating as I had just far less and if the strength in my back and legs would return I would be happy. Took a long time to get out of shape it will take twice as long to regain everything.

I was going to sew today, but I think I will take a nap and recover more if possible. Gray old day.

Hope you are having a great day. Chris

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Twice in one day

I bought a Christmas gift for myself. I have had big heavy irons and old irons that drained the electricity out of my house.  My husband and I thought about it and we decided to purchase a travel iron. 

It is small light weight and boy does it get hot. This one can use steam and has a puff of steam feature also. See the difference in the size of the two irons. It takes out creases well and also presses seams perfectly.

The good thing about it is that I got it delivered to my door. I use Amazon and they had this Sunbeam travel iron very reasonably priced. The only thing it doesn't have is an on/off switch. I have it plugged into an electrical strip and I just turn it on and off there. But I did that with big iron also. I still have the larger iron for big projects, but this one is very handy.

Our major storm has started. We are to get 7-11 inches by noon on Sunday. We got to the store this morning and got a few things bought so we would have variety.

Tonight fried chicken. Haven't had that for ever. Chris

What I have been doing

Date on picture is not right. Oh well! Do you see what this picture is? It is a picture of a screen of Pinterest. Yes that is as far as I get with sewing/quilting. I have spent hours on Pinterest looking to get inspired. I see so many things I would like to do, but all I do is save the links. 

This images are of very well organized sewing studios. Well that will never happen in my lifetime. I don't want to just sit, but I have no motivation. 

We are to get up to 6-10 inches in the next 36 hours. So off to the store. My loaf of bread was moldy so I need to replace that and get some meat. If I have the basics I can cook up a decent meal. 

I promise today after the store run I will go into the sewing room and sew on something. I do have some mending to do also.

Stay warm I am going to get my mind ready to go out in the arctic air. 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Suppose to be 1-3 HAHA

It ended up 8 inches before it was done.

He got out the snow blade just the day before. So it was all installed and ready. Then this morning because the ground was warm so we had fog that was pretty thick. 

We had to go to the clinic. Jeff needed blood work done. So we went through the process and got home. 

We both have had naps and lunch. Maybe I can get some sorting done. Stay warm. Chris

Saturday, December 3, 2016

In response

Katie, Thank you for you suggestion. We have tried everything possible and we get told  we make to much money to qualify. One letter to an application told us we make $100 to much. It has always been a struggle.

On another note I am doing better each day, but it is hard work. Thanks Chris

Friday, December 2, 2016

Since Thanksgiving

I have done a few things. So many days are so draining I just do one thing and then sit or take a nap. My fear is that my Father had MS. I really don't think that is what is going on, but the back of your mind sneaks there when you are really down.

The days have been so gray and gloomy and that doesn't help the mood. Not in the mood for Christmas so everyone gets a money card. I could go nuts and order everything off Amazon, but that fells like cheating to me.

I did so quilting as you go, but haven't gotten back to it. I want to wake up and feel good and a sunny day. Don't want much. Yes I am depressed and yes I need to go to the DR. but I have no insurance. Waiting for Medicare to kick in. I know no excuse, but we really didn't have the premium money to get insurance.

We lived on the edge of poverty for a long time and it can happen again. The new government maybe will be the undoing of us all.

Be patient with me I think I will get it back. Chris