Friday, February 19, 2010

Karma truly hates me

So this morning after waiting in the stage guest area we were herded out to the stage, and they were short 4 seats. I don't know what happened, but we got bumped. I can't tell you how bitterly disappointed I am. We got to sit in the second row, but we missed out on an opportunity of a lifetime.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


So, not to be all braggity because as we know karma is watching, but tomorrow is going to be awesome. The President will be at my school, and I will be on stage for the town hall meeting. Holy cow. I have know idea what I will wear. No matter political affiliation I think it is pretty cool. Ok, must look through closet for 100003475 jillionth time.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Karma is a bitch, with time on her hands

Tuesday night we went to dinner for a school function. We brought all the kids, and Ellie was stuck in her car seat the whole time. She ate her dinner, and smiled at everyone. People kept commenting on what an awesome baby she is. I kept telling them to keep their voices down, but the universe heard them.
Ellie was awake from 11:30 to 2:15, I have to be up at 5:00 so work was full of awesomeness yesterday. We had a feeling daycare would call, and sure enough Bud had to pick her up during lunch. We played pass the baby for the last 2 class periods. Today I am home with her. Next time people say she is a good baby, I will put up fight.
So a heads up, karma does not have a long to do list, she will kick you in the ass, ASAP.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Today was the first day of my four week quilting class. At the end of the class I should have an actual quilt. I don't know how big it will end up being, but it will be a quilt. This is the first square. I need to make four more of these, and then next class we will make a different square.

I love the fabrics, I don't know what I like better, the dark purple or the paisley. I have done pretty well with the sewing machine. I haven't used one in 25 years, but it is pretty easy to use. I am surprised at how well it is going, it is not as complex as I thought than I expected. Their is a lot of Geometry, so I keep trying to see if I can come up with a lesson that would incorporate the quilting. I have lots of homework to do before the next class.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

First Class Update

Here it is, my first quilt square:

This took me 2.5 hours. So an actual quilt would take maybe 50 hours? The fabric will cost $50. It may be smarter to go to target and buy a quilt on clearance. Either way, I am happy with it.

Monday, February 1, 2010

First Day Jitters

I started gathering my quilting supplies tonight. I can't believe all the stuff I have had to buy for this class. I am taking a basic class tomorrow night, it is just a 2.5 hour session. The actual class is on Wednesday.

On Saturday I met my SIL Vicki at the fabric store to pick out some more stuff on the equipment list and get the fabric. I am getting all the equipment in dribs and drabs so I can use the 50% off coupons in the paper. Anyway, we spent 2.5 hours trying to find the fabric we wanted. We need a total of five fabrics, one for the back, one background and then the three main fabrics. We kept finding 2 that looked great, but finding a third to coordinate was a nightmare. These are the three I went with:

I love purple, and Maddie's favorite color is also purple. If it turns out ok, she can use it in her room. I really like the paisley, it is a bit out of my usual range, but I think that is what I like about it.

The last few weeks have been busy. My dad is coming to town later this week, and we have been busy with our after school activity. It is like a qu!z bowl competition team, and we have been involved in our playoff matches. We are in the championship match this week on top of me having two quilting classes. We are also trying to get to the school play this week, we have heard good things and we both have a lot of students involved. Oh well, it seems every week is hectic and I should just get used to it, and stop complaining.