Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A few shots from life

Photos on the kitchen wall.

Hudson after being sprinkled by "magic dust" by Bright.   I leave for a minute to put something in the oven and I come back to flour all over the ground and Hudson.

Our tree. Sideways. I can't get it to flip. Sorry.


Our street the first night it snowed. 

Something that amazes me is that I have this little basic sewing machine (thank you, Mrs. Bailey), but I can do so many amazing things with it. This quilt I am making right now if by far my favorite thing that I have done and my little machine keeps sewing along. The only problem I have sewing is that if I sew too fast the table starts to vibrate and makes the machine jump up and down, but that is the table's fault and not the sewing machine's. Plus, going slower makes me learn patience. That is something I really think is good for me in quilting. I have to do all these little steps to make the finished product and if one little dimension is off the whole thing looks sloppy and junky. I have to really think through each step and what I am doing and make sure my measurements make sense and take the time to iron all the seams. It is fun. I really enjoy it. I hope to finish the top tonight and then maybe put on boarders and try to assemble the back (if I am extremely adventurous). I have to go to SU to use their Internet to pay a few bills online (so maybe... if I remember... I will bring pictures... maybe).

Monday, January 25, 2010

New Quilt

I have started a new quilt and it is eating me up inside.  It is all I can think about at work and it is making the day go extremely slowly.  Mrs. Shelton gave me the pattern for it for Christmas, but I hadn't found the right fabrics to match some of my older fabrics.  Saturday I found the perfect fabrics that go amazingly and they are so colorful (maybe if I remember I can take a picture).  So Sunday while Jared took his nap I cut out all the squares (I guess they are more rectangular).  It was really quite simple;  I really like when a pattern has you cut bigger pieces and then sew them together with other bigger pieces and then cut more pieces for that.  I started sewing some of it when we came home from evening church and Jared was watching the end of the Saints/Vikings game (which went into overtime and I had even more time... YAY). 
I just thought I would blog about it because it is all I can think about right now.  I WANT to be home quilting and not here at work.  Thankfully Jared has classes tonight and so I can spend the entire evening sewing.  :)  YAY!!  I have great plans to have this finished by the time he comes home.  I have a great idea for another quilt that I am hoping to start as soon as this one is finished.  I just need to go out and buy some cream colored fabric. 
I am so excited.  I can't wait.  I love fabrics (especially when you find the perfect colors and patterns to go together). 
I might run out in this crazy rain and wind on my lunch break just so I can sew for 20 minutes...

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Friday: I worked and then Michelle came down for the weekend.  I made mini cinnamon buns and we, along with Jared because he had the night off, went to the Townsends for a game night.  It was a lot of fun.  I hadn't been invited over to someone's house since the holidays and it was nice to get out of the house.  It was also awesome to have Michelle there!!

Saturday: Jared worked.  Michelle and I made a cake (she really made it, I just pulled ingredients out for her).   Michelle went bowling with Anna, Andrew, and Luke.  I watched.  Saturday night we went to my parents house and Michelle made us all a delicious dinner.  After which we headed over to the Robins to watch Michelle's favorite team beat up on the Ravins. 

Sunday:  Jared got sick and missed church.  When I came home from church I brought him blankets, made him jello, and bought him some Gatorade.  I watched TV for the first time in forever (other than sports).  I watched the Lawrence Welk show documentary and then Jared and I watched some of Anne of Avonlea.  Sigh.  What a great movie.  Jared went to bed at 5:45.  I read until 7:30 and finally turned out the lights. 

Monday: I worked.  Came home and made chicken noodle soup for Jared and we finished watching Anne of Avonlea.  We then rented Julie and Julia and watched that too.  It was a really cute movie.  I really enjoy ed Meryl Streep's performance. I forgot I wasn't watching Julia Child.  Julia Child has always sort of annoyed me, but I found her very endearing in this movie. 

Tuesday: I went to work.  I came home.  Jared went to his first class. He is taking macro economics and statistics this semester.  While he was in class I tried to fight with itunes and finally straighten out some of my music files that have been messed up since I graduated over a year ago.  Sigh. I made some progress, but I still hate itunes with a vengeance.  I don't find it user friendly at all!  I was going to start loaded cds onto my external hard drive, but after three hours of organizing and fighting with it I decided to go to bed.  Maybe I will make more progress with it next week while Jared is at class.

Wednesday: Jared went back to work!! Hooray for him.  He was so excited, especially since he is going back to work to run a job, which he hasn't done (since there has been no real jobs) in over 8 months.  He was pretty excited last night.   I am kind of sad that I don't have the chance to eat lunch with him each day, but I am also glad because my lunch break now is twice as long since I don't have to drive home and park and all that fun stuff.

I still love my job.  I love my husband more than ever.  I think he is absolutely perfect for me.  He is so great at making me feel loved.  Did I mention he bought me orange (with yellow tips) tulips for our 6 month anniversary?  He is grand.  I love being his wife. 

God is good!  He proves himself faithful over and over and over and over again in our lives.  He is altogether holy and his plans and ways are perfect.  :)   

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


I am testing the blogging posting ability with my email... will it work?!? 
If it does I can post from my computer at work during breaks!!