Monday, September 26, 2011


So I have a cold.  On top of not being able to sleep, now blogger isn't letting me comment on a blog I use to comment on.  I have tried signing out and then back in.  Anyone knows what gives?

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sorry about that

Thank you for all of your kind comments about Buddy.  I really do appreciate them.  I also hope you will forgive me for not responding to each of you in turn, as my husband had a serious infection this week and wound up in the hospital.  No worries.  He seems to be responding well to the medication they gave him and I suspect he will be home soon. 

Thanks again for your friendship.  Hopefully I will be back to blogging when life gets back to a sense of normalcy.

Monday, September 19, 2011

It's a soccer thing

Saturday can find us on the soccer field.  Early.  Way too early. 

Soccer fever!

Don't you just love this face.  I could smother him in kisses...except we are at the age that it would be "too embarassing" for the world to know his mother loves him that much.  So, I take what I can get.

 Two games down.  5 goals score by #8 here.  He's on fire.  Oh, and the husband thinks that I should share that Buddy is his screen name.  LOL.  He doesn't want you to think we'd actually name him Buddy.  The name came from when he was still in my tummy...I use to call him Lil' Buddy because we couldn't agree on a name. 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Testing, testing...does this thing still work?

Not to worry, I am still here.  School has started, I am back to work, soccer is in is crazy.  I had to give myself a major kick this weekend.  You see...we have a family wedding on Oct 15th to attend and I was intending on making a quilt out of my Fandango jelly roll.  Only the thing is, I hadn't even started it before yesterday.  I had nothing cut.  Nothing sewn.  There was a month left.  Ahh, the pressure.
So luckily, yesterday afternoon I got some sewing time in.  Shew! I picked out my pattern:  It's a Bling Thing by Anka's Treasures.  Perfect name for a wedding quilt, right?  I got to cutting and sewing.  I love this pattern so far.  I have all of my blocks together (yesterday) and all of my rows together (this afternoon).  My borders are cut as well. 

Unfortunately I need to go to the grocery store.  So this may be the point I stop.

What are you sewing???

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Finally we got Buddy's basketball hoop up...

after 3 tries and 2 phone calls to the company for 6 missing parts

it is finally up, a month after his birthday/

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Another way

I finished my second bag this weekend admist all of this back to school madness and mayhem.  I like this bag.  You can see that this time, instead of using 2.5 inch pieced strips, I just used a focal fabric and I think it is also very cute.  This bag is going to be a present for Buddy's teacher at Christmas.  This pattern is from the Moda Bake Shop book Sweet Treats.  Again, I did use my fancy stitches for the quilting on the pockets.