Sunday, September 26, 2010

Cheat sheet

In a rare occasion the professor is allowing us to bring a cheat sheet to class for a test. At first I though this was great. After all I have a ton on my mind and it would be great to relax a bit and download my concerns on to the paper. I could walk into the class feeling confident, after all I would have a cheat sheet that I wouldn't have to hide.
So I have gotten out my paper and pencil. There is just one problem. Every time I review, I feel confident, everything seems to make sense. I know this stuff... I think. My paper is sitting empty. Which makes me worry, then in turn I study again, and again. Somehow I think this was a cruel study trick. Darn Sociology!

This blank paper is making me crazy. I better put something on it. The test is tomorrow!!! HORROR, and it's not even October yet.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Buddy Walk 2010

This past weekend celebrated loving someone with Down Syndrome... We were far from alone as 390 people came out to walk, and quite a few of those friends.

We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day. There was face painting, A Firetruck,

And you can't forget the dancing. (Blogger didn't like my video, so you are stuck with a picture instead)Chances are you may live, work, or love one individual with Down Syndrome.

We do, and we wouldn't have it any other way!!!

For all of you who came to visit the blog after our highlight on quilt story. The quilt went to a wonderful family who had to outbid their own mother. So that way they could give it to her as a Christmas gift. So I'm sure it will be cherished.

Monday, September 13, 2010


This all started with a donation of fabric from a family member. Maybe this fabric was meant to be pillow panels or place mats? Anyway it just wasn't my style. Don't get me wrong. I like sunflowers, just outside. I believe I read somewhere if you still don't like the fabric, than you just haven't cut it small enough. (Bonnie Hunter)????

I was following directions... but this time I wish that, I paid more attention to the directions. If so I would have realized that the chain pieces finish at about an inch and a half. Or that I could have constructed the blocks more log cabin type method, rather than what I'm doing. Slow, steady, slow, steady. There I go talking out loud again and trying to convince myself through this.

I have absolutely everything cut, and have 4 blocks finished. These 4 blocks make me nervous. Should I keep working at it if I don't like it? There is an awful lot of white in this. I could tea stain it. umm?? Should I add something to it? Maybe I just need the right inspiration, I bought the book Embroidery Companion, Classic designs for Modern Living, from Alicia Paulson at http://http// Maybe the plain blocks just need something. Like this stencil that I bought years ago. Maybe it would make a great stencil for embroidery?
As of now, I'm undecided...either way it is far away from a completed project.
P.S if you respond to one of my posts would you prefer me to email you a response or just to reply by comments?

Friday, September 10, 2010


I suppose about now you are looking for something creative. Today it is not here. We have been out enjoying the last bit of summer, in between school work of course. We have visited with some friends, shot rockets and cooked out on the grill. It's all good.
There is so much more I wish to get accomplished in a day. If only... I could be as productive as this hummingbird. But I just can't flap that fast.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

School Days

Everyone here is back at school myself included. Whew! This is my second year attending college full time. I feel alot more confident this time around, so long as it's not the day before a test. I convince myself this is like working and having a family. It's all about balancing everything out some how. So I am trying to carve out a hour to sew, in the midst of everything else. This way I still feel like the creative part of me is satisfied and ready to do the vacuming, studying, cooking. One hour also leaves me more refreshed to be with my family.
I'll keep you posted...