Thursday, May 21, 2015

Quilty Thankful Thursday #23

It seems like my only posts these days are Thankful Thursday posts. I promise I am doing other things, just not finishing anything, which is a bummer. This week I have a couple of fun things on my list.

1. Giveaways.  A while ago I won a giveaway from Jen at Quilter in the Closet. The prize was a custom made mini quilt. We talked about ones she had done and what colors I liked and then I just told her to surprise me and that was the right decision. I opened my mailbox on Monday to find the cutest and I do mean cutest mini, along with some charm squares and chocolate...what could be better. I knew I would want to hang it in my sewing room, so I told her to include teals/aquas, and then purples and pinks. I've seen the foxes around, and keep saying I wanted to get the pattern to make some for myself, but now I have some of my own. I can't thank Jen enough for such a great gift.

2. Sales. My local quilt shop had a sale last weekend, 25% off of everything. And although Sharla and I don't need any new projects we thought we would go look for backing fabric for 4 different quilts we have on our to-do list, plus some added fabric for a project for Sharla. I love the store, it always has things I like, and Saturday was no exception. We found the backing and added fabric for Sharla's quilt, I found several fat quarters for my cross quilt, we got 2 patterns, a book and little pop-up trash cans. It was fun, but I wasn't feeling great, so we tried to make it quick.  Here are the fat quarters I got.

3. Cool Spring Day. Normally at the end of May the temperature runs high 80's to low 90's, but today it is supposed to barely hit 70 degrees. Since I know that it will soon be hotter than blazes around here, I'm just going to be thankful for the cool day and try to be outside in it as much as possible. It is also supposed to rain more today, which is getting a little old. Here is a pic of our local lake and yes that is a covered picnic table that is underwater.

4. Feeling Better. I ended up going to the doctor on Friday of last week. I just was just feeling yucky and couldn't shake it. The doctor gave me a round of antibiotics, and that has helped some. I think the main problem is allergies and with all the rain everything is blooming more this year. I take allergy medicine every day, I just don't think it could fight it all. But my sore throat is much better, I'm coughing less, and feeling better.  So for that I'm grateful.

5. Holiday Weekends. I can not tell you how much I'm looking forward to a three day weekend. I plan on sewing, sleeping, eating, and then repeating that again and again. If all goes well, I might not even leave my house on Sunday and Monday. I'm sure for some that would sound like no fun, but for me it would be great.  In fact I think this is going to be my plan.

So that is my list for this week. I'm linking up with Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Quilty Thankful Thursday #22

Hello all, I'm hope everyone is having a wonderful week.  It's time for my list of thankful items.  I will admit that I struggled this week, not because I have no reasons to be thankful, but because I just generally grumpy this week. But I know the best time to list out what I'm thankful about is when I grumpy, because it helps me focus on the good.

1. Sharla's eyesight.  We went back to see the eye specialist on Tuesday and her eyesight is getting better. The swelling in her left eye is down about 50%, and since the shot should last 7-8 weeks, they decided to give her a shot in her right eye to get the swelling in it down. She was actually able to see some of the letters on the eye chart with her left eye. We go back in three weeks for them to check again. Here is a photo of her at her first appointment, I call it her pirate photos.

2. No Bad Storm Damage. Sunday morning we woke up to storms, and threats of flash floods. I had to run into the office because a sever was down, and it was raining but not bad. Then in the afternoon the warning sirens started sounding. I turned on the TV and the weatherman was saying if you live in Denton take cover. So I got Sharla and the little dogs into the pantry, woke up my nephew Cole and told him to take the big dog into his bathroom. Then I went out on the porch to see what was happening. Sharla wasn't thrilled at that, but I just couldn't sit and wait.  I made sure she was safe, since she is slower moving. They are saying a tornado touched down about 2 1/2 miles from us, but we only lost a few shingles. So I'm very thankful for that. We had to run an errand when it was over and we checked out a local creek that was and is way over it's banks.

3. My Job. Ok to be honest I've not been very thankful about it or for it this week.  I spent most of my days off working doing stupid stuff because others are so unorganized. But in reality I'm very thankful that one I have a job and two it lets me be flexible enough to take Sharla to the doctors when needed. I was once told that I should be thankful for the hard things in life because they will make me appreciate the easy things. This week has been hard, so hopefully next week will be easy.

4. New Books. I rarely buy book books these days, I always seem to buy electronic ones to read on my ipad. But I recently got an email about a sale of real live books and I couldn't resist picking up a couple. I just need the time to sit down and read them.

5. Fabric. I'm always grateful for fabric, because I love it so much. But I've not gotten anything new, insert sad face here. But then I realized I had never shown ya'll this fabric. When I saw the previews of Fresh Cut by Basic Grey, I knew it would be a line that I would want. The colors are so pretty and it has great prints in it. I'm not sure what I'm making with this bundle, but for now I'll just be happy looking at it.

Now if I can get some actual sewing time I will be very very thankful. But this is my list for this week and I'm linking up with Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Time For A Winner

Ok I was very excited to see that I had 258 comments on my giveaway...woohoo!!! So I used the ever popular to find a number between 1 and 258 and it picked the lucky number 26.

I used my friend excel, to help me count the comments so I didn't get confused, and the lucky winner is Jan Baker.

I've emailed Jan to get her address to mail her the charm pack and will be emailing her the patterns once I've confirmed her email address is good.

Now if I'm off to get some sewing done.  And if you loved any one or all of the patterns and weren't the winner you can always visit Meadow Mist Designs, and get a copy for yourself.