Monday, October 16, 2006

Unconscious Mutterings 10/15

  1. Weeks :: ago

  2. Cough :: snot

  3. Jail :: cement

  4. Produced :: ill feelings

  5. ? :: what?

  6. Stapler :: Office Max

  7. Next :: one

  8. Perky :: breasts

  9. Oxygen :: tank

  10. Musical :: instrument

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Swap blocks

My box quilt blocks, pattern from, for swap at Mailblocks. These went together fast, the hard part is keeping the colors organized. when making multiple scrappy blocks.

Retreat projects

Since I decided that I will not post pictures of anything that isnt 100% finished, I had to wait until I finished the heart wallhanging that Sharyn taught us as a group at the retreat. It is now quilted with a hanging sleeve and ready to be popped on my wall.

The second is a cute little envelope style purse that Dot demonstrated at the retreat. She hadnt planned on teaching it, but we all begged until she gave in. Isnt it adorable?

Unconscious Mutterings 10/8

  1. Opinion :: survey

  2. Tardy :: again

  3. Peer pressure ::group

  4. Grownup :: tall

  5. ! :: yikes

  6. Beer :: stein

  7. Sit :: down

  8. Shower :: stall

  9. Consumate :: sex

  10. Wasting :: away

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

New rules

This was an email from my friend Janet...she's a riot....and these new rules are right on the mark!

New rule: stop giving me that pop-up ad for There's a reason you don't talk to people for 25 years. Because you don't particularly like them! Besides, I already know what the captain of the football team is doing these days: mowing my lawn.
• New rule: ladies, leave your eyebrows alone. Here's how much men care about your eyebrows:
do you have two of them? Okay, we're done.

• New rule: there's no such thing as flavored water. There's a whole aisle of this stuff at the supermarket - water, but without that watery taste. Sorry, but flavored water is called a soft drink. You want flavored water? Pour some vodka/scotch/gin over ice and let it melt. that's your flavored water.
• New rule: stop messing with old people. Target is introducing a redesigned pill bottle that's square, with a bigger label. And the top is now the bottom. And by the time grandpa figures out how to open it, he will be in the morgue. Congratulations, Target, you just solved the social security crisis.
• New rule: the more complicated the Starbucks order, the bigger the jerk. If you walk into a Starbucks and order a "decaf grande half-soy, half-low fat, iced vanilla, double-shot, gingerbread cappuccino, extra dry, light ice, with one sweet-n'-low and one Nutrasweet," ooooohhhhhh, you're a huge jerk!
• New rule: I'm not the cashier! By the time I look up from sliding my card, entering my pin number, pressing "enter", verifying the amount, deciding, no, I don't want cash back and pressing "enter" again, the kid who is supposed to be ringing me up is standing there eating my almond joy.
• New rule: I don't need a bigger mega M & M. If I'm extra hungry for M & M's, I'll go nuts and eat two.
• New rule: no more gift registries. You know, it used to be just for weddings. Now it's for babies and new homes and graduations from rehab. Picking out the stuff you want and having other people buy it for you isn't gift giving, it's the white people version of looting.
• New rule: and this one is long overdue: no more bathroom attendants. After I zip up, some guy is offering me a towel and a mint like I just had sex with George Michael. I can't even tell if he's supposed to be there, or just some freak with a fetish. Don't want to be on your webcam, dude. I just want to wash my hands!
• New rule: when I ask how old your toddler is, I don't need to know in months. "27 months." "he's two," will do just fine. He's not a cheese. And I didn't really care in the first place.
• New rule: just because your tattoo has Chinese characters in it doesn't make you spiritual. It's right above your butt. and it translates to "beef with broccoli". The last time you did anything spiritual, you were praying to god you weren't pregnant. you're not spiritual. You're just high

Monday, October 02, 2006

September Lotto blocks

These are the Maple Leaf blocks I made for the September Lotto at Mailblocks. So pretty!

August Lotto winnings

These are my Flies in the Barndoor blocks that I won in the monthly lotto at Mailblocks. Pattern is adapted from pattern offered by
I am so pleased with these, its as if everyone got together and chose a nice fall color scheme to work within. I still have to finish mine, I will probably make around 11 more so I have 30 blocks to start a nice quilt center.

The rest of Carol's challenge blocks

Letsee here, I did manage to get these done and in the mail by the 1st of October, close to the original guidelines at least. First is the balloons, the challenge fabric was used for the diamonds decorating the balloons. Pattern is from Pam Bono's book Big Book of Quick Rotary Cutter Quilts.

The next, the houses, it was a black and gray packages, and I used fabrics from my stash to hopefully pull out the teal and orange from the darkest fabric. The pattern is Happy Scrappy Houses from

And the third is diamond panes from Judy Hopkins Around the Block Again book with purple sashing to make the blocks 12½".

Unconscious Mutterings 10/1

  1. Taxes :: again

  2. Hooray :: hip

  3. Justification :: needed

  4. Shocking :: discovery

  5. Bureaucracy :: red tape

  6. Porn :: star

  7. Silly :: string

  8. DJ :: record

  9. Swing :: dance

  10. Anti- :: climactic

Unconscious Mutterings 9/24

  1. Bell :: Rung

  2. Abuse :: Tell

  3. Relief :: Stomach

  4. List :: Pen

  5. Concern ::frown

  6. Absolute :: vodka

  7. Cling :: wrap

  8. Dump :: ground

  9. Terminate :: end

  10. Wine :: tasting

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I'm a 45 year old wife and mother. Quilting is my haven from the real world.