Wednesday, May 11, 2011

wishcasting wednesday

Jamie asked us this Q: what do you wish to stand up for?

Today, I'd like to stand up for clean water! I wish more folks understood the connection between their daily activities at work and at home and their local water source. If folks adopt better habits on a personal will translate.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

another wishcasting wednesday

Jamie asks the Q: what do I want to know?

I want to know what is next. I've had quite a few changes over the last few years and I'm wondering what is next for me? and how will I know?

Friday, November 5, 2010

My Quilt Festival quilt

This is the quilt I chose to share in the Fall 2010 Quilt Festival. I finished this quilt over 8 years ago and I still love it. I don't recall the pattern or designer. I recall starting this in a quilt class and then finishing it up at home...probably several months past the class. I love log cabins and this was a great design. My favorite colors are in this quilt; I'm not a big blue clothes wearer...but I like to have it in my stuff surrounding me.
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wishcasting Wednesday

What do I wish to shed?

three things....
the pile of stuff in the basement. I've been harsh in throwing away...but not harsh enough
these 20 lbs of medicine weight I've gained over the last 2 yrs
this little attitude I've got going about a certain topic

with breaths it will all come.

Monday, October 11, 2010

It is my bee month

and while it took a bit more time than I had ever figured it would (--that is going to be my motto for this year! the whole year.)
Anyways, the bags are packed and headed out to the door to the other participants. This month I'm going to make a quilt I'm calling Chocolate Cherry Mint. I'm using all of these strips to make a spiderweb quilt. I used the quilt here as my inspiration. I made some modifications and decided to use a 12.5" block. I think this site also gives darn good directions.
After cutting my 12.5" square in half, I ended up with 2 triangles that look like this: ETA, please cut those triangles in half and then begin adding the strips.
The triangles need to be marked for specific fabric placement in order for me to get a quilt with 1 large circle and 1 smaller circle:
Also, I need to remember that in order for the quilt to come together that I need triangles marked for right and left.
After sewing on strips...and over time I will also get wonky with sewing on the strips..this is what the individual spidey arms will look like

I need to trim these and sew together. I will update the blog with the pictures when I complet them. I am excited to be working on this quilt and cannot wait for the spider blocks to come back from the other participants.
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Catch up

Yes, Yes I realize these are horrible pictures. I am still getting used to my Samsung phone camera....and it was cloudy when I took these!
These are 3 "bee" blocks I finished today in order to get them in the mail...long past their mailing date.
Time with my mom this past year has kept me pretty handicapped in terms of being able to finish what I've started. My UFO list is usually pretty long...but this year's takes the cake.
For wishcasting wednesday: I am asking for the abundance of energy and time to tackle the list. From quilting bee blocks to helping DH finish resurrecting our basement after the Central Iowa of 2010. I'm going to need all the help I can get!
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

what do I want less of

It is wishcasting wednesday... and the prompt was: what do I want less of

Have you ever started something and then had little roadblocks pop up to test your willingness/ability to follow through? right, who hasn't...

recently I started working out in a fitness bootcamp....starts at 530 am. should be easy enough, I'm an early riser and no time conflicts. HA! I went the first week struggling with staying asleep all night due to migraine med changes. It is very hard to get up and go, let alone stay, at a hard workout when you've actually been up since 2 am all week long! So, there has been little things here and there, not precluding family crisis. Last nite my husband and I spent most of the nite at Iowa State University's Vet Med Animal Clinic. One of our dogs has been coughing and it accelerated to coughing so much he could hardly breathe. Very scary, just like when our 24 yo had croup as a child. After exams by student vets and staff vets and a chest xray, they determined he prob has a form of bordatella. our regular vet told us this am that it is going around and some dogs are getting it without contact with an infected animal. Surprised us! Oh well, he is on antibiotics and cough suppression. I'm so glad we went in though as he is worse today, can't imagine what he would be like if we hadn't already started the antibiotics.

So, needless to say, I'm ready for the distractions--of any type to Not Be Present.

My daughter is getting married and I need a smaller A**