Friday, September 22, 2006

Sewing on the Brain.......

I sat down and looked through all my fabrics, the ones laying around the house, and I was surpised to find quite a collection.

That's when my brain goes into overload, tons of projects swimming around, what can I make??? Oh look at this one, it would be perfect for a little purse for Jasmine, or this one would be great for some placemats....and look at these scraps they would be perfect for a quilted notebook cover.

So now it's just a matter of getting organized and start sewing. I am going back to making handmade gifts for the holidays. I find they are that much more personal and at least for me, I love nothing more than receiving a gift that I KNOW the person put thought and effort into.

So that is one of my to do's today, at least get them all organized, makes me wish
I had a Craft Room. Maybe one day when we buy our own house.

Seems that Curt is going TDY in two weeks. The kids are not happy about it because it's so close to Halloween, but you know it's just part of military life. If it's just the usual TDY's, he shouldn't be gone for more than two weeks, which means he'll be back in time, if not, we will make do, it won't be the first or the last time (I'm sure) that we will have to do without daddy being here.

So come right on in everyone, I wish I had coffee to offer you this morning, but instead I have some hot tea with some lemon and honey, soothes the throat and makes me better able to handle this cold.

This morning I had to run to the store with Nicholas in tow. I had forgotten that I was out of milk, something that I don't do. I'm usually on top of things like that, so I'm just going to blame this lapse on me feeling under the weather.

While I was there I figured I might as well get Gas....remember yesterday's post??? I DON'T like doing it!!!
It was 30 degrees, I'm not kidding you, it felt like the middle of I step out of the car go up to the machine and insert my bank card. It starts flashing "ONE MOMENT PLEASE"......after 2 or 3 minutes it says "PLEASE SEE CASHIER INSIDE".....DAGNABIT!!!! This is why I hate getting gas. So now I have to take Nicholas out of the car, he's crying that he's cold, my teeth are shattering and I realize that this is NOT going to help my cold at all.

I get inside and the lady says "I'm sorry, these machines are acting up lately, they won't accept anyone's cards". But that's no surprise to me. But anyway, the point of the story, and I DO have one, is that before 7am, I had already been out, froze to death, and managed to catch a little fever on the way. Thank God it's friday!!!

I have a house that is begging to be cleaned and more laundry to do. I want to get as much done as possible, so that I can relax on the couch in an hour, watching my new favorite show "Rachael Ray"...I just love that lady!!!

If you're looking for my "Friendship Friday" post, it's just below. You're more than welcome to join in and honor one of your friends :)

Have a safe and blessed Friday,


It's friday, so it means Pizza Night. The kids anticipate it all week, and only occasionally do I actually order pizza from somewhere else....we all prefer homemade. Tonight I'm making Hawaiian Pizza, which is pretty much just Ham and Pineapple. YUMMY!!!

Right now, I'm about to go fix some Burritos for Lunch. I have some Red Beans and Rice leftover from the other day, I have Tortillas and some shredded cheese, and that will be all it needs. They are soooo good. Fast and easy lunch :)


Mopping Kitchen Floor
Cleaning Bathrooms
Laundry, Laundry and yet more Laundry
Organizing fabrics for projects
Fall Decorating


  1. You have a full day my friend. I can't believe how cold it is where you live?

    Well every time I read we have more and more in common! I love to sew too! I just gone done organizing my sewing baskets before I came over to read my blog. I'm trying to finish up some window treatments for the house to help it sell. But, I've only be sewing for about 1 1/2 years I'm still new at it. And, I haven't attempted quilting yet.

    I've sewn a couple jean purses for the girls too. Love it!

    I've also planned Hawaiian pizza for dinner too unless hubby decides we wants to go out. What to they say "Freaky Friday"? :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!! I'm so glad I found your blog. ;)

  2. P.S. Sorry about all the typos I was hurrying so I could go put the little one down...

  3. Sandra- I so wish I was as organized as you! I love hearing about your days! It's so refreshing and real!

    Have fun on the fall decorating! I know I would! I need to get my butt in gear!

    TGIF!!! Have a great weekend!

  4. I use to hate it when my Dad went TDY. I was an Air Force Brat. But like you said it is simply part of military life. I also loved Halloween when we lived in base housing. So many kids and so much fun. Thanks for the memories!

  5. I will NEVER understand how you fit so much into one day and THEN have time to get tv in too!!! I usually tape a few shows a week and watch them LATE in the night, but haven't even had a chance to watch them this week. (the first week sine the spring that I have taped anything other thatn the last few Rockstars.) All summer I watched almost NO tv or movies. AND I LOVE watching movies or a fav tv show. I am just too busy and then blogging takes up all my extra time. HOW do you do it?!?!

  6. Dearest Sandra! I'm back. Missed you too much! You made me giggle over your card being eaten by the machine (sorry I know it probably wasn't funny at the time). Loves ya.

  7. I hope you feel better soon and I hope the tea worked.

    I have this problem all the time at our pumps, it must be an AAFES thing. Were you getting gas at the shopette? Poor Nicholas. At least in Hawaii it is not cold when we all have to go inside to pay for the gas but it's still a pain.

    I think I will go check out what your watching right now.

  8. Theresa - You are SO right, the more we chat and visit each other's blogs, the more we really do have in common, I'm SO thrilled to have found your blog :)

    Carrie - I wasn't always so organized LOL It's take years and years of getting the right schedule for me.

    Kathleen Marie - We're Air Force Too :) The kids take it the hardest because they don't understand why daddy has to keep leaving....gotta keep reminding them that daddy is a soldier etc etc...then they kinda get it, but the 3 year old still doesn't :)
    Halloween is the BEST on base, we love it :)

    Janice - LOL I have to be really organized and get things done straight away, you'll be surprised how much time I find to enjoy my things :)

    mrs blythe - OMG you're back :) I've missed you, and I missed your wonderful posts, I'm so glad you're back :)

    christina - Yep dear ol' AAFES and the Shopette, aren't those gas pumps awesome LOL It's so're right, it must be an AAFES thing :) Let me know if you watch any of the shows and if you like them :)

  9. I hope you feel better! Gargle with warm salt water ( yukky but it does soothe the throat). I hate getting gas too...I am such a baby, so my hubby usually does it!


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