Friday, June 8, 2012


The fever that Andrew had right before my birthday lasted for forever! I think he had a fever off and on for over a week. He missed several days of school. We would think he was better but then it just kept coming back. After the fever went away, like really away, he got a hideous cough. He couldn't sleep. I couldn't sleep. It was a rough couple of weeks. Finally I took him to the doctor who told me he had a cold. He wouldn't take any cough medicine because it tasted bad. I wanted to hurt someone. A lot of time was spent in bed and on the couches. He and I did a lot of staring at each other during the early part of May.

Emma and I got cookies and frozen hot chocolate in American Fork while Andrew and Paul watched Avengers. 

Some Instagram pictures of my cheesy Cinco De Mayo decor.

I seriously love these lids!

This is a picture of the super moon. Pathetic! 

Last summer I got several quilts quilted. I finally got around to binding them in May.

The one on the quilt rack in the background is the last one I have to bind. Once this one is done I need to rob a bank so I can get my others quilted. I have at least four that need to go but I am saving all of my money for New York.

I am proud of myself for getting stronger. I mostly use the two pound weights (occasionally the 3's) but when I first started exercising the one pounds were all I could handle. (Barely handle) I've come a long way.

Thank goodness for those weights because I still have a major sweet tooth. For the record this isn't all mine. I need to go back to no sugar again. I am stuck at an 18 pound weight loss. I was hoping to be down 20 pounds by my birthday but that didn't happen. Is it any wonder why? I know what I need to do it's just doing it that's hard.

I wanted to do something with this jelly roll. It is the perfect color scheme for my winter decor. I put it out on the railing and waited for it to speak to me. It didn't say anything so for now it is stacked back up until I get some inspiration. 

I got done with my quilt assignment for my class early and was really wanting to quilt something so I dug out and old project using Bliss. Even the pile of scraps made me happy.

As I was laying it out I realized that I had once again not read the instructions properly so I had too many of one quilt block and I was short one of the other quilt blocks. Luckily I had a lot of Bliss stashed away so I could make an extra block. I'm happy to say this top is finished and just waiting for me to get some cash.

Emma finished her mini quilt for her sewing class at school. She got an A on the assignment. There were a ton of little bitty mini squares in this quilt. The black is not solid, it's all little squares. She did the appliquéing of the E all by herself as well as the quilting. She worked long and hard on this. She is so proud of it. I think I'm going to give her some of my good fabric to use over the summer. 

This picture cracks me up! Paul was getting burnt while cooking bacon. He had to make himself an armprin (name that TV show) so he wouldn't get splattered on. He was not a happy camper.

Some day he will realize it's much cheaper to just say, "You're feeling down? Tell me about it. I want to listen." For now I'm enjoying my I'm sorry I didn't listen bouquet.

Paper piecing! I did it and I didn't mind it. I only have one class left to attend in my hideous saturday sampler class. (I can't tell you how much I have hated being part of this class LOL!) I can't wait for it to be over. I can't wait to work on what I want to work on. I can't wait to see what the quilt is going to actually look like. I can't wait. I can't wait. I am so D.O.N.E. done. I will never do one of these again. Ever! 

They are cute though aren't they?

1 comment:

rlg said...

You are so funny! I laughed out loud so many times. I'm actually still laughing and have a huge smile on my face. You crack me up. I especially love the remarks about Paul cooking and your class. Too funny!